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Jul 1, 2006 04:24 PM

That awful flash map

Now I am really irritated. I was annoyed this week but now I have experienced a truly unusable "feature." That silly animated map that pushes what you were intending to select right off the bottom of the browser when it animates. Ouch!

PLEASE, please, allow users to select either the list or map, don't force us to scroll b/c a web designer thought it would be good to do animation. Same thing with the scrolling over the "Boards" link when users are posting, like I am now. Don't dynamically push my content down.

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  1. Totally agree. The map, the rollovers, all whizzy, web designer silliness. I don't want a menu to disappear because I rolled my mouse 1/4" to the right.

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    1. re: StriperGuy

      I did complain about the map. So I'll add my name to the chorus here.

      (And yet again I can't reply to the OP. This inability to reply seem to come and go. Very frustrating.)

    2. I agree. I've been meaning to complain about the map. I would guess most users would be happier selecting from a list.

      1. If you don't like the flash map, then just don't use it. There's three different ways to navigate between the boards on this site.

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        1. re: Engineering

          You missed my point entirely. Its not that an interactive map is bad per-se, its the fact that the content moves around as it loads. Keep the content stationary.

          1. re: Engineering

            I don't have a choice, I load the boards and the map over rides it. I can deal with one or the other and prefer no map but select one please.

          2. The problem is that I am about to not use it when it pushes the text-based guide out from under my mouse!

            Love the easy access to the boards though.

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            1. re: Mike Z

              It shouldn't be doing that, we'll take a look. Thanks for the heads up.

              1. re: Mike Z

                I avoid that by not clicking on Boards in the navigation bar, I just hover my mouse over it, and the list, without the map, displays and I can then move my cursor down and click on the specific board I want. The downside, is that the entire list is too long to display that way, so if I need to get to a board that is listed near the bottom, I have to indure that map displaying.

              2. Is there a reason why the US is called North America?? Isn't that a bit insulting to the rest of the continent of North America (Canada and the misplaced Mexico)?

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                1. re: butterfly

                  I don't know if it's insulting, but it's certainly wrong.

                  For a site that often seems obsessed with geography, I'm surprised that they missed that one.

                  1. re: butterfly

                    And Asia apparently has invaded Europe, shades of Ghingis Khan.