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« on: June 03, 2009, 05:01:25 PM »

The new site will no longer support IE6.  Seriously, upgrade.  It's time. Or use Firefox.  I don't care.  Either way, we will no longer support IE6 in any future redesign work.

That is all.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 05:05:54 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 03, 2009, 05:01:25 PM

The new site will no longer support IE6.  Seriously, upgrade.  It's time. Or use Firefox.  I don't care.  Either way, we will no longer support IE6 in any future redesign work.

That is all.

The forums too or just the main site?  I'm not among the unlucky but I think there's a number of people who post from work with IE6 as the only available browser.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 05:19:38 PM »

If I had to make a guess, I'd say that the front page won't look 'right' for IE6 users, because it won't use any of the hacks that the browser is commonly known to need to render pages properly (as it never supported many of the standards of HTML code).

And the forums methinks are so 'generic' (or standardly designed) that they'd work fine on any browser made in the last 5 years or so.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 05:25:41 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on June 03, 2009, 05:19:38 PM

If I had to make a guess, I'd say that the front page won't look 'right' for IE6 users, because it won't use any of the hacks that the browser is commonly known to need to render pages properly (as it never supported many of the standards of HTML code).

And the forums methinks are so 'generic' (or standardly designed) that they'd work fine on any browser made in the last 5 years or so.

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2009, 05:26:03 PM »

Also, from my understanding is that the redesign is only targeting the main page and does not impact the forums at all.

I may be wrong.
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 05:28:05 PM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 03, 2009, 05:26:03 PM

Also, from my understanding is that the redesign is only targeting the main page and does not impact the forums at all.

I may be wrong.

Also correct. smile
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2009, 05:32:35 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 03, 2009, 05:01:25 PM

The new site will no longer support IE6.  Seriously, upgrade.  It's time. Or use Firefox.  I don't care.  Either way, we will no longer support IE6 in any future redesign work.

That is all.

That seems rather browserist of you. What do you have against IE6? They are browers too.
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2009, 07:15:53 PM »

Quote from: Moliere on June 03, 2009, 05:32:35 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on June 03, 2009, 05:01:25 PM

The new site will no longer support IE6.  Seriously, upgrade.  It's time. Or use Firefox.  I don't care.  Either way, we will no longer support IE6 in any future redesign work.

That is all.

That seems rather browserist of you. What do you have against IE6? They are browers too.

in name only.  IE 6 is the herpes of internet browsers
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2009, 08:05:44 PM »

Whew! For a moment I was worried I'd have to do actual work at work, but the forums will be ok. My pos work PC is pretty much stuck with IE6, but then afaik I could run better stuff off a USB stick with portable apps.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2009, 08:35:30 PM »

goodbye work-viewing of GT :-(
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« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2009, 08:39:31 PM »

Nono... just load chrome onto a USB stick.
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2009, 08:42:37 PM »

Quote from: Purge on June 03, 2009, 08:39:31 PM

Nono... just load chrome onto a USB stick.


Since I work in a secret government office, no USB's are allowed, and we're searched before entering the workplace by GKR's

Btw - is Chrome any good?
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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2009, 09:36:44 PM »

You're searched by Go Kan Ryu karate guys?  How cool is that?

Seriously, WTF is GKR?  I must collect every TLA in existence and I do not know this one.
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2009, 09:44:16 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2009, 08:42:37 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 03, 2009, 08:39:31 PM

Nono... just load chrome onto a USB stick.


Since I work in a secret government office, no USB's are allowed, and we're searched before entering the workplace by GKR's

Btw - is Chrome any good?

The only browser you have at work is IE6?  And do remember, this doesn't apply to the forums.

Also, it should be noted that while we aren't supporting it, it doesn't mean you won't be able to see it. You just won't get the intended experience and it's possible some visuals of the sight may not display properly
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2009, 10:14:34 PM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 03, 2009, 09:44:16 PM

Also, it should be noted that while we aren't supporting it, it doesn't mean you won't be able to see it. You just won't get the intended experience and it's possible some visuals of the sight may not display properly

It only prevents you from seeing the NSFW thread which you shouldn't be looking at while at work anyway, right?  icon_wink
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2009, 11:45:55 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2009, 08:42:37 PM

Btw - is Chrome any good?

I've been using it for a while and have come to like it.  The nicest feature is that each tab is its own process, so if one of them gets hosed/crashes/hangs it doesn't kill your whole browser.
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2009, 12:28:16 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 03, 2009, 09:44:16 PM

The only browser you have at work is IE6?

a number of government agencies and some monolithic and/or fogey-ist corporations only have IE6 available to their employees. some of these have a number of 9+ year-old internal web-based apps that were constructed with IE5/IE6 in mind and will break on any other browser (including IE7 or higher) and they're highly disinclined to spend any money to update them...
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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2009, 06:02:35 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on June 03, 2009, 09:44:16 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2009, 08:42:37 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 03, 2009, 08:39:31 PM

Nono... just load chrome onto a USB stick.


Since I work in a secret government office, no USB's are allowed, and we're searched before entering the workplace by GKR's

Btw - is Chrome any good?


The only browser you have at work is IE6?  And do remember, this doesn't apply to the forums.

Also, it should be noted that while we aren't supporting it, it doesn't mean you won't be able to see it. You just won't get the intended experience and it's possible some visuals of the sight may not display properly

yeah, unfortunately, we only use IE6 - no clue why, perhaps its safer or something? Our IT admin is a bit hardcore on the whole security issue, or so I've come to understand

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You're searched by Go Kan Ryu karate guys?  How cool is that?

Seriously, WTF is GKR?  I must collect every TLA in existence and I do not know this one.

Giant Killer Robots... ;-)
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2009, 02:03:55 PM »

IE6 is definitely not safer compared to the newer versions - it's just that lots of web-based software was designed to use it (and its silly way of rendering the web), and because it's basically all hacks, it outright doesn't work in IE7 and 8.

That is why workplaces haven't upgraded beyond IE6 - their software only works on it, and they have no reason to spend money to fix it. Why you still see Windows 2000 and XP in the workplace, too.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2009, 02:29:26 PM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on June 03, 2009, 11:45:55 PM

Quote from: Razgon on June 03, 2009, 08:42:37 PM

Btw - is Chrome any good?

I've been using it for a while and have come to like it.  The nicest feature is that each tab is its own process, so if one of them gets hosed/crashes/hangs it doesn't kill your whole browser.

It's also easy on the disk access. It's nice as a small lightweight browser. I still live in FireFox ... mostly for the addins I've grown to rely on.
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2009, 08:24:39 PM »

heh, honestly, gamers would be the last people I would think would still be on IE 6.
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2009, 02:58:19 AM »

I use Firefox at home, but at work, I have no choice but to use IE6.  frown
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« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2009, 01:53:13 PM »

heh, I conviced work IT admin to upgrade us to IE7 now, since I told him I used it on certain websites which was unable to display properly in 6.0

Since he has no clue what I do, he couldnt argue with me, but refused to go to the latest 8.0 or any other browser . oh well, I got what I wanted :-D
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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2009, 07:27:04 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 11, 2009, 01:53:13 PM

heh, I conviced work IT admin to upgrade us to IE7 now, since I told him I used it on certain websites which was unable to display properly in 6.0

Since he has no clue what I do, he couldnt argue with me, but refused to go to the latest 8.0 or any other browser . oh well, I got what I wanted :-D

IE8 is much better than IE7 and has IE7 compatibility mode. There is really not much good reason not to go directly to IE8 and skip the IE7.


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« Reply #24 on: June 25, 2009, 03:57:35 AM »

Quote from: Victoria Raverna on June 12, 2009, 07:27:04 AM

Quote from: Razgon on June 11, 2009, 01:53:13 PM

heh, I conviced work IT admin to upgrade us to IE7 now, since I told him I used it on certain websites which was unable to display properly in 6.0

Since he has no clue what I do, he couldnt argue with me, but refused to go to the latest 8.0 or any other browser . oh well, I got what I wanted :-D

IE8 is much better than IE7 and has IE7 compatibility mode. There is really not much good reason not to go directly to IE8 and skip the IE7.




We have the opposite problem.  Some of our internal website doesn't work with IE7 or IE8 - so we are still on IE6.  So at work...I'm using Firefox.
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