Still cant read a complete post due to those *&$$£$* adverts

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Full Member
Sep 29, 2006
I am growing increasingly irritated by the text from posts being obscured by the adverts on the RHS. The only way I can see the obscured text is to highlight the post and run the mouse over to the right which then pulls the text into view :cussing:
Not sure why it's still happening to you guys.
I'm sure it's still on the list to be fixed but in the mean time all I can suggest for now is look at what screen size you are using and increase it?

I'm using 1280 x 1024 and using Fire Fox 2 and it all works fine here :(
It even works fine on 1024 x 768 on here in Fire Fox 2.

I know it's not a good solution, but it may help sort it out for a few of you?


White bear (Admin)
Apr 16, 2003
I'll move this to the appropriate forum.

It is being looked at guys, for some it's been fixed and for others it's going to take a bit longer. It's not an easy issue to deal with as the knock an effects fo any changes are far reaching and often adversely affect others thus creating new user problems.

It would be useful if anyone with this issue could let us know the Browser their using as well as the Monitor Resolution as well, if it's only a problem for users with a certain res it's easier to deal with. I've got a screen on 1024x768 and it's all fine for me.


rancid badger

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
I have the same problem, but only in threads where large photos are posted which increases thewidth of the forum.

same thing for me too-also getting a bit sick of it to be absolutely honest,unless it's this Flippin rain! cant you automatically limit the picture size? I cant see why anyone needs to post huge pictures anyway!
Mind you, I managed to do it by mistake and then couldnt do a thing about it as the edit button was also off screen! Toddy had go but-no good!
listening to the rythm of the falling rain!


Oct 6, 2003
I too pointed it out at the Beta stage, and still have the problem, mostly when I either do not have a window maxed out to full screen, or when there are pictures that are too large.

The fix for scrolling without scroll bars, that works for me, is to depress the little track wheel on my mouse, which brings up a change in pointer and lets me scroll sideways by moving the mouse sideways.

As for size limiting, I would imagine that would be pretty hard since most folks are linking to images stored on third party on-line archive sites like Photobucket. Peer pressure might fix what software cannot:D Tony, can we have an infraction code for anyone posting obscenely large pictures?:naughty: Please!:lmao:


Nov 30, 2006
still got probs

running 2 screens off my work laptop (separate screen with split desktop) and also have problems at home


New Member
Jun 12, 2005
Hertfordshire (UK)
I also lose the text on threads with large pictures and there are no horizontal scroll bars. The only way to see the text is to increase the monitor's resolution.

I'm using Firefox with a monitor resolution of 1024x768. The pictures are often not that big but now there's a lot less space for the threads due to the links down the left and the white space (or ads if you haven't blocked them) down the right. Previously if a picture was too big I could just use the horizontal scroll bars to see the rest of the post.

Another problem is that after posting the thread goes back up to the top of the page and I have to scroll down to the bottom again to check that my post came out correctly.

Another problem is when I read a thread and hit the back button after not contributing to the discussion I end up at the top of the page and have to scroll down to find the next thread. Previously I'd have been back where I started and ready to read the next thread.

Another problem is that Cooliris doesn't work with this forum any more (but it works with all others that I'm a member of).


New Member
May 26, 2006
I have the same problem, but only in threads where large photos are posted which increases thewidth of the forum.

I'm running 1024x768 and having the same problem.

It looks pretty simple to me - when someone posts an image over a certain size (dunno what size it is, haven't got time to test it and find out), the width of it forces the forum to become wider.

Because the bits on either side can't go anywhere, the forum sits behind the ads and there is no scroll bar.

You should be able to edit the config file for the forum to force a max image size - any images over this size will be automatically resized.

quick search provided some answers:-

I thought that one of the reasons for using open source forum software was that there was a massive community of modders, hackers and coders that can provide fixes for these sort of things?


Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Sep 21, 2005
I get the problem with this post for example - (I get round it by stretching the window and 'shoveing' it off the left hand side of the screen)

i'm running XP with IE6 sp2 1280 x 1024

I have found it on other posts but can't remember which at the mo :eek:

oh BTW - Stuart, your pics are fine! ;-)


Full Member
Jan 7, 2004
Seems to cause problems for me on my 1280x768 linux powered laptop when a) I have the browser less than full screen and b) someone includes a piccie in the post that is wider than the available area.
Also get a problem that I can't always scroll down search result lists as the system seems to fix a length then create a static rather than scrollable box of that size.