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3Ddreamer

Webpage Compatibility of GameDev

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Hello, everyone


I still have to use the compatibility tab of the Windows browser - as always - though I have gone through all the Internet Explorer 8 and 9 versions, yet now have IE 10 preview version and have to use it. Also, I have used Windows Vista and for the last couple years Windows 7 which makes no difference in the compatibility tab, though I have the latest Windows 7 and new Internet Explorer 10. When I go retro with old OS and IE, I still see the compatibility tab in the URL box.

Often the compatibility tab does not work to fix missing webpage elements or even makes it worse! I read somewhere that this could be a cache issue when this happens.

Can we have an upgrade somehow? GameDev wants to lead in game development forums, so I thought that the staff and technical assistants would appreciate this.


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[quote name='3Ddreamer' timestamp='1354929574' post='5008303']
Can we have an upgrade somehow? GameDev wants to lead in game development forums,
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Doesn't GameDev already lead in gamedev forums/sites?
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What isn't working or displays incorrectly when you don't use compatibility view?


I just switched to IE9 (on Windows 7) to take a look, and from a quick look everything appears to look and function correctly without using compatibility view. The areas of the site I checked were Classifieds, Marketplace, Journals, and the forums, and I've made both this and my previous reply from internet explorer without problems.


Are there particular areas of the site that aren't working properly for you, or is the whole thing broken? Is there anything unusual in your computer setup or local network, such as an upstream cache that could be interfering?

Is anyone else experiencing problems with Internet Explorer and having to use compatibility view?
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Hi,

Compatibility symbol appears when I view any page of the website. When logging into the site, the social network feeds sometimes do not display but a box with an x is in their place, until I click on the compatibility sign. Sometimes most of the text editing tools do not appear until I click compatibility and sometimes I can not post more than one line in the reply text window after clicking it. I have never seen that other than this website.

Some websites which used to cause the compatibility symbol to appear no longer do after I had updated to the latest IE 9 and more recently the preview IE10. Pandora internet radio is an example of this. Some websites such as here still display the compatibility button even after the update and upgrade of IE.

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Also, sometimes the score thru function in the text editor is activated though I did not click the button. When I do click the score-thru button in attempt to deactivate the function, the board does not give me my request. After that, I must refresh the page to get to normal type.

Another issue is that sometimes my typing is not accepted at all - no response.

In all these problems, the compatibility button never disappears from the browser in the URL box.



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Hrm, interesting, I'm not seeing any of the problems you've described when using the site through Internet Explorer. I'll see if I can replicate the problem with any other machines over the next week.


Is there anyone else experiencing similar issues? Edited by Michael Tanczos
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[s]Even at a WiFi location which has amazing fast internet connection speeds, I still get the compatibility sign at top. Sometimes my enter button does not work in this message window as right now. When I check my Profile, the Overview column on the left of the page does not appear until I click the compatibility.[/s]

[s]See the score thru? This happened after clicking compatibility tab for this message to you.[/s]

[s]Later today or tonight I will get my other laptop and see if there is a difference.[/s]


[s]Clinton[/s] Edited by 3Ddreamer
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Recently I bought a new laptop. It has Windows 7 64-bit and IE 9 with all updates. I still get the compabitlity button appearing in the URL box, but so far no function issues, which I find very strange. I am using this new laptop in the same WiFi as the one of the original post and getting different results.


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Did you encounter the problems on any PCs other than the one you were originally using?

I've tried a few different computers and still been unable to replicate the issues -- the compatibility icon [i]always[/i] appears, but if I proceed to use the site without actually turning compatibility view on there aren't actually any display or functionality problems I can find.


The lack of similar reports and fact that we're unable to replicate it suggests there may possibly be some problem on your end.


If anyone else experiences similar issues please let us know so we can try to track it down, but for now this seems to be something specific to 3Dreamer's setup...
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I got the typical once per month mega set of updates from Microsoft yesterday and now a big improvement! The Toshiba laptop was the one with most of the misfunctions and now it is much better! This is true even at WiFi spots with bad internet service, so the source of the problems seems to have been in my PC system. I still get delay or nonfunctioning message editor sometimes, but it is very improved. Most of the time it now works okay. The Enter button does not work right now, but I work around it with click or copy and paste to retry the reply.

Thanks for the kind interest in my challenges,


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[u]Its back to gliching, as you can see by this post. Other posts made today were in small print though I did not select it. Also, I cannot skip as line to resume typing and the Enter button does not work. Problems seem to appear at random. This is the ONLY website which does this and only on this computer!!!! There needs to be industry standard for website webpages to eliminate compatibility problems, which I am sure that the anti-regulation fanatics with scream is too much government. (Rolls his eyes) [/u]
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Unfortunately I think this is most likely a problem on your end -- we haven't had any other reports of similar problems, and we haven't been able to replicate any of the problems ourselves.

All I can really suggest is to stick to the newer laptop when visiting the site if possible, or try a different web-browser (Chrome or Firefox are very popular choices) that doesn't experience the problems. As much as we'd love to help you, we can't really do anything when we're unable to identify or replicate the problem and no-one else appears to be effected.


If [i]anyone[/i] else experiences these issues please let us know!
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In the Special BBCode function - 3rd button on the top of the text editor ribbon - it wants me to select a BBC code. Which should I have?
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Whichever you want...

That option just provides a way of selecting options which may not otherwise be exposed via toolbar buttons in the editor.
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I'm on my phone now so it's a bit less comfortable to check the markup,
but take a look at X-UA-Compatible-Content and the IIS setting mentioned in this S.O. thrrad:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6156639/x-ua-compatible-is-set-to-ie-edge-but-it-still-doesnt-stop-compatibility-mode

I've had success with the former approach, though it seems the second is more general and perhaps more appropriate.
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