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Mindat toolbar

Posted by Harold Moritz (2)  
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July 11, 2011 10:02PM
Just wait until the Google+ have grown into a new social medium monster, Rock...

Perhaps you'll get questions to make friends after a search... Imagine the friends you can get searching for talliban, pyro and other funny stuff! X(

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2011 10:07PM by Peter Andresen.
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July 11, 2011 10:11PM
I particularly dislike the fact that even though I close it, it opens up again when I navigate to a new page. I understand why it might be useful, but whats wrong with allowing users to close it?
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July 11, 2011 10:22PM
I do believe that Jolyon is intending well and hope he is trying to upgrade the site to make it more useful and I do appreciate that. His professional background gives him access to the latest tools. But from a user perspective, most upgrades just make me relearn how to do the same thing I did before but just in a different way, and so just reduce productivity as I go through the ultimately unnecessary and sometimes frustrating learning curve (where's Yoda?). I like changes that fix problems or increase productivity/efficiency, but I dont see what's broken with the mindat site as it is that this toolbar is currently necessary, perhaps that could have been explained first in a forum on changes. But I know for certain that I have negative interest in linking to Facebook etc., these are internet spy agencies making money mining and selling your private data and intrusively reaching out for ever more, so I dont need those links. I'm praying that they will not to become an important part of mindat, dont know why they need to be on the screen all the time.
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July 11, 2011 10:25PM
Justin, probably for the first time you made me laugh. I appreciate the Kent Brockman (Simpsons) reference. If your verbiage was just coincidental, cancel my sort of/kind of compliment.
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July 11, 2011 10:41PM
David, you just crossed an item off my bucket list.

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
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July 11, 2011 11:49PM

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/11/2014 08:04PM by Peter Szarka.
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July 12, 2011 12:30AM
The pop-up toolbar is distracting, annoying and not appreciated. Thumbs down.
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July 12, 2011 12:38AM
I actually don't mind the toolbar; I believe it could prove a very powerful and useful tool for Mindat. My only wish is that it was at the top of the page instead of the bottom, where I agree it is very distracting.
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July 12, 2011 12:43AM
I really like the search Mindat button. I no longer have to scroll through a page to get to it.
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July 12, 2011 01:18AM
Interesting--running Windows 7/IE9. I have no such toolbar; however, here's a screenshot of when I scroll to the bottom of this page...

open | download - Clipboard01.jpg (82.5 KB)
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July 12, 2011 01:21AM
I'm guessing that the text in the message window is supposed to be readable? Looks like an "oops" to me...

Of the six buttons currently showing on the toolbar, I only see two that could be useful. The javascript:void(0); at the far right is yet to be implemented?
open | download - MDTBtc.jpg (13.8 KB)
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July 12, 2011 01:21AM
You don't have to scroll, use the home & end buttons on the keyboard.

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July 12, 2011 01:36AM
Keyboard? Two buttons! How quaint.
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July 12, 2011 01:43AM
I am getting the same thing John is at home, using Chrome on WinXP. However, at work using the same combo, the bar showed up correctly at the bottom, and I really didn't mind it too much, though I agree with the others and would like to see it on top.
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July 12, 2011 01:49AM
using Chrome on Windows XP same as Scott - But for a while earlier today, I had the same display as you are getting now, John.

It's not interfering with reading or viewing, so that's a good thing - I'm getting used to it where it displays on the bottom.

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July 12, 2011 02:56AM
I really hate to be negative about anything on Mindat, but I must agree the others here, I find these toolbar thingys really annoying wherever I see them. Perhaps they are the wave of the future, but I think they are just dumb- as was said before, why can't features that are important be encoded directly into the webpage? If a person is so lazy they can't be bothered to scroll to the bottom of a page, they are probably too lazy to make enough money to buy a computer and pay for internet access :)
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July 12, 2011 03:05AM
Well. lets wait and see what Jolyon has up his sleeve before rejecting this feature. The view gallery option on photo pages is handy - could use some tweaking to change rate of display or allow for user input to advance to next image or return to previous image.
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July 12, 2011 03:41AM
As I said before, this feature makes browsing on my IPad annoying. The toolbar shows up right in the middle of a page. Just marvelous seeing a toolbar running right through the center of text or a photo.

As it stands now, and regardless of what Jolyon pulls out of his hat, this feature will limit my use of the site. I have deleted the task bar close to sixty times this evening.. I'm not pleased. But time and progress marches on. Enjoy it.
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July 12, 2011 04:13AM
Comcast wants me to show their toolbar. Google wants me to show their toolbar. Norton AV wants me to show their toolbar. Yahoo wants me to show their toobar. Mindat is imposing their toolbar. Pretty soon, if we acceded to all of those requests, all we would have on our screens would be toolbars. Mindat's should be optional like all the rest. My screen doesn't show any of them (except Mindat's, and that not by choice).
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July 12, 2011 06:36AM
Update: Now it looks like a toolbar.
So end result is it reduces screen real estate by 1/4" or so, but let's see what happens...

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