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Stuff we already know is broken and (we hope) being worked on. Thank you for your patience!

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re: the tabs/hotspot problems

I just realized if I decrease my screen size I am able to click on everything. The only tab that kind of gets in the way is the store menu tab. It overlaps slightly with my username, but when the screen size is minimized a tad I am able to get clicks on everything. Hope this helps.

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don't forget the...

'e'eeek!

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thanks

I'll report this.

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I'm using safari on an iPad mini (first version). When I'm in the forums section, the blue box that surrounds the word "forums" at the top covers up the yellow username and chat buttons that are at the top left rendering them inaccessible.

In general, web pages that treat all the different sections as independent "objects" from each other are almost impossible to create and maintain (or at least do it well) because of all the different resolutions, aspect ratios, etc. For instance, no matter what browser you're using, try using whatever built-in feature exists to magnify the web page for easier reading. See? The various objects behave independently and overlap each other rendering them unusable. Even without magnification, it will never work perfectly on all devices, maximized and/or not maximized, all resolutions, etc.

So, unless there is truly additional functionality that is gained that could not be done with traditional web page design, it's just for aesthetics - which is nice, but not worth losing functionality over.

In any case, even it got perfected so it works right in all environments, it will always be orders of magnitude harder to KEEP it that way through all the changes and updates that will always be happening.

In any case, I really do appreciate all the work and time that must have gone into it, and I thank the folks at dead.net for that, seriously. But, unless there is actual functionality that people want that can't be done without using the independent objects technique, then it really ought to go back to a traditionally designed page. There's lots of cool design work that can be done even within that limitation. And, it would work right for everybody all the time.

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re: problem DeadGeek is having

It happens to me on my smaller screen laptop. When I move to my larger screened desktop, it works fine. Will not work on my laptop if maximized. Minimized it works fine. Win 7/IE 11 on both systems.

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I am using windows 7. Also tried in both IE and Chrome browsers. I discovered it works if you maximize the browser window.

My impression as a previous web designer is the hotspots overlap and the second row of buttons overlaps the smaller top row of buttons.

But again, when I maximized the window it works.

Thanks!

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what OS/browser/device are you using? Those links are working fine for me in Chrome/MacOS, but that doesn't mean they work for everybody, so please let us know the details so we can troubleshoot. Thanks!

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Can't click on most of the links/hot spots at the top

The Band..Forums..Store hot spots do not allow you to click on the links above them to get to your messages/chat, etc.

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oh, bug...wha, bug...

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