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Re: Can no longer resize comment window horizontally
Jun 6, 2020, 05:16
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Re: Can no longer resize comment window horizontally Jun 6, 2020, 05:16
Jun 6, 2020, 05:16
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 3, 2020, 16:52:
Frans wrote on Jun 2, 2020, 16:22:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 17:39:
MeanJim wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 16:41:
I don't know if this recent tweak changed it or not (since I haven't posted a message in weeks), but comment text box can now only be resized vertically. I like to stretch it out both vertically and horizontally when posting because I find the default size too small.
Yup, just confirmed in Chrome and FF. Nice catch. KX or Frans, any comment?
This was changed on May 19 after Kxmode found a (potential) user interface problem with resizing horizontally. Perhaps he can elaborate?

MeanJim, what's usually the approximate width of your browser window?

Just wanted to continue this conversation.
The HTML input form wasn't properly connected to the CSS grid. Fixed now, and horizontal textarea resizing enabled again.
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Can no longer resize comment window horizontally
Jun 3, 2020, 16:52
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Can no longer resize comment window horizontally Jun 3, 2020, 16:52
Jun 3, 2020, 16:52
 
Frans wrote on Jun 2, 2020, 16:22:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 17:39:
MeanJim wrote on Jun 1, 2020, 16:41:
I don't know if this recent tweak changed it or not (since I haven't posted a message in weeks), but comment text box can now only be resized vertically. I like to stretch it out both vertically and horizontally when posting because I find the default size too small.
Yup, just confirmed in Chrome and FF. Nice catch. KX or Frans, any comment?
This was changed on May 19 after Kxmode found a (potential) user interface problem with resizing horizontally. Perhaps he can elaborate?

MeanJim, what's usually the approximate width of your browser window?

Just wanted to continue this conversation.
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Re: New Bug with bullet points
May 28, 2020, 13:01
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Re: New Bug with bullet points May 28, 2020, 13:01
May 28, 2020, 13:01
 
Frans wrote on May 28, 2020, 10:55:
eRe4s3r wrote on May 28, 2020, 08:55:
Well it's somehow even weirder now
Don't put that optional remark on the same line outside the bullet tags. Either a separate line or inside the tags (depending on what effect you want to achieve) works fine.

Ah, understood
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Re: New Bug with bullet points
May 28, 2020, 10:55
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Re: New Bug with bullet points May 28, 2020, 10:55
May 28, 2020, 10:55
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 28, 2020, 08:55:
Well it's somehow even weirder now
Don't put that optional remark on the same line outside the bullet tags. Either a separate line or inside the tags (depending on what effect you want to achieve) works fine.
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Re: New Bug with bullet points
May 28, 2020, 08:55
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Re: New Bug with bullet points May 28, 2020, 08:55
May 28, 2020, 08:55
 
Frans wrote on May 28, 2020, 07:47:
Dang, I was hoping nobody would notice, now I had to spend even more time on those regexps.

Well in this case you can 100% blame the Windows Store. So many bugs to list, so much to say about them

Well it's somehow even weirder now

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Re: New Bug with bullet points
May 28, 2020, 07:47
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Re: New Bug with bullet points May 28, 2020, 07:47
May 28, 2020, 07:47
 
Dang, I was hoping nobody would notice, now I had to spend even more time on those regexps.
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New Bug with bullet points
May 27, 2020, 23:14
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New Bug with bullet points May 27, 2020, 23:14
May 27, 2020, 23:14
 
Simple bug, first bullet points work fine

  • blegh
  • blagh

But second don't

  • blegh
  • blagh

third test


  • blegh
  • blagh

(I am just copying the tag between normal sentences)
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Re: Responsive layout update #4
May 15, 2020, 02:18
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Re: Responsive layout update #4 May 15, 2020, 02:18
May 15, 2020, 02:18
 
Beamer wrote on May 12, 2020, 17:35:
my desktop is almost overwhelming in the screen space.
That's nice, but nobody's forcing you to allocate all of it to a browser window.
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Re: Responsive layout update #4
May 12, 2020, 17:35
Beamer
 
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Re: Responsive layout update #4 May 12, 2020, 17:35
May 12, 2020, 17:35
 Beamer
 
Does anyone else feel like we're using too much space on desktop?

Framing this question, I've become more used to small screens since quarantine. I spend most of my time on a 12" laptop or a phone, so flipping to my desktop is almost overwhelming in the screen space.

But I feel this some on the laptop, too. It's almost as if there's too much horizontal space (which is why many websites don't stretch bezel-to-bezel, but also possibly what has conditioned me.)

It's especially noticeable in the Forum Index, where the number of posts (which I look at much more than who posted), is really far from the topic title.

Just wondering if I'm on to something here, or if I'm weird. Right now, the mobile is the best experience, I think (and, to that point, it's an absolutely excellent experience. Mobile has gone from one of the worst sites, since this was built before mobile was a priority to one of the best sites. Something like Reddit could learn from how easy and effortless reading a thread here is.)
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Responsive layout update #4
May 12, 2020, 15:28
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Responsive layout update #4 May 12, 2020, 15:28
May 12, 2020, 15:28
 
Today's minor updates:

- hyperlinks in forum posts are underlined by default, like in forum indexes and the news pages
- users with ad blockers get a nudging message on the frontpage and news archive pages; and on mobile, also on some forum page types

May 14: The nudging message was disabled from the mobile layout (all page types).

This comment was edited on May 15, 2020, 02:13.
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Responsive layout update #3
May 9, 2020, 10:44
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Responsive layout update #3 May 9, 2020, 10:44
May 9, 2020, 10:44
 
I've applied a few enhancements & fixes:

Yesterday:
- Made visited link color 2 notches darker (#CCC -> #AAA)
- Fixed View 1-9 icon not clickable on portrait phones

Today:
- Show Edit button below post only if admin or the post's author
- Relative post ids are now always linked to the pertaining post using view=threads mode, without changing your View preference
- Fixed vertical alignment of mobile "Main Menu" on board.pl pages
- Fixed indenting/grouping of bullets list (+_[ ]_+ tags) in forum posts
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home.
May 9, 2020, 03:33
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home. May 9, 2020, 03:33
May 9, 2020, 03:33
 
jdreyer wrote on May 8, 2020, 23:41:
Okay, I ran through these pages. Logged in, none of them had ads. Not logged in, all of them had ads. Everything looks like it's working as expected.
Coolio. Allthumbsup
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home.
May 8, 2020, 23:41
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home. May 8, 2020, 23:41
May 8, 2020, 23:41
 
Frans wrote on May 8, 2020, 02:59:
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2020, 18:25:
Posting here instead of OotB, as it seems more appropriate.
Frans wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:51:
That narrows it down, but I won't be able to dig further today.
Hey Frans (or KX), try this (Windows 10):
[...]
Hope this helps.
Step 5-6 are normal indeed, 7 and 10 not.

Since you were a beta tester, could you try the same procedure on the other server?


Kxmode wrote on May 8, 2020, 01:20:
Frans, the issue might be related to jdreyer's forum level. Could he be in a weird state where ads are getting through regardless of what the cookies show?
Forum/supporter levels are not relevant, the same method/query is used in all scripts. I'm more thinking in the direction of the frontpage switching script being cached by Apache's modperl. Which would be a tough nut to crack.

It would be useful to know from people with ads on the frontpage whether they are indeed not getting ads on all the other scripts:
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/blammo.pl?mode=archive
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/logos.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/summary.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/finger.pl?id=1
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/user.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl

Okay, I ran through these pages. Logged in, none of them had ads. Not logged in, all of them had ads. Everything looks like it's working as expected.
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Re: Clicked Link color in a comment.
May 8, 2020, 18:17
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Re: Clicked Link color in a comment. May 8, 2020, 18:17
May 8, 2020, 18:17
 
Frans wrote on May 8, 2020, 15:56:
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2020, 18:57:
An unclicked link in a forum comment shows up as bright yellow (#FF9).
A clicked link shows up as light gray (#CCC).
However, the text itself is white (#FFF).

On a bright device, I'm having trouble seeing the clicked links, as there is little to differentiation between plain text and the clicked links. On a dim device, they're indistinguishable.
Is it possible to a dark yellow for the link, such as (#993)? Or dial it down to a darker gray, such as (#999)?

I've created some screenshots:
- Current link color.
- Dark gold link color.
- Dark gray link color.

Wonder what you all think.
Fair point. Blue and me found #999 a little too dark on dark backgrounds, so #AAA it is.
Yeah, I noticed it was easier to read, so I came here to check the thread. Looks better!
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Re: Clicked Link color in a comment.
May 8, 2020, 15:56
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Re: Clicked Link color in a comment. May 8, 2020, 15:56
May 8, 2020, 15:56
 
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2020, 18:57:
An unclicked link in a forum comment shows up as bright yellow (#FF9).
A clicked link shows up as light gray (#CCC).
However, the text itself is white (#FFF).

On a bright device, I'm having trouble seeing the clicked links, as there is little to differentiation between plain text and the clicked links. On a dim device, they're indistinguishable.
Is it possible to a dark yellow for the link, such as (#993)? Or dial it down to a darker gray, such as (#999)?

I've created some screenshots:
- Current link color.
- Dark gold link color.
- Dark gray link color.

Wonder what you all think.
Fair point. Blue and me found #999 a little too dark on dark backgrounds, so #AAA it is.
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home.
May 8, 2020, 04:08
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home. May 8, 2020, 04:08
May 8, 2020, 04:08
 
Oohh, I found a very silly Apache configuration error, made in haste yesterday morning. Please try the frontpage again.
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home.
May 8, 2020, 02:59
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home. May 8, 2020, 02:59
May 8, 2020, 02:59
 
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2020, 18:25:
Posting here instead of OotB, as it seems more appropriate.
Frans wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:51:
That narrows it down, but I won't be able to dig further today.
Hey Frans (or KX), try this (Windows 10):
[...]
Hope this helps.
Step 5-6 are normal indeed, 7 and 10 not.

Since you were a beta tester, could you try the same procedure on the other server?


Kxmode wrote on May 8, 2020, 01:20:
Frans, the issue might be related to jdreyer's forum level. Could he be in a weird state where ads are getting through regardless of what the cookies show?
Forum/supporter levels are not relevant, the same method/query is used in all scripts. I'm more thinking in the direction of the frontpage switching script being cached by Apache's modperl. Which would be a tough nut to crack.

It would be useful to know from people with ads on the frontpage whether they are indeed not getting ads on all the other scripts:
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/blammo.pl?mode=archive
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/articles.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/logos.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/summary.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/finger.pl?id=1
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/user.pl
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl

This comment was edited on May 8, 2020, 03:23.
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home.
May 8, 2020, 01:20
Kxmode
 
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Re: Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home. May 8, 2020, 01:20
May 8, 2020, 01:20
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2020, 18:25:
Posting here instead of OotB, as it seems more appropriate.
Frans wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:51:
Ranger55 wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:22:
Frans wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:19:
But at least one more question I shoulda asked before: are both of you getting ads on all pages, or only the frontpage?
Progress... Only seeing ads on the main page. No ads on stories.
Good, and none on the articles/ logos archives, user settings and forums either?
That narrows it down, but I won't be able to dig further today.

Hey Frans (or KX), try this (Windows 10):

1) Open Chrome Incognito window. This will load neither cookies nor extensions, for a "pure" experience.

2) Go to home. There are ads in the top banner, left nav bottom, and right margin:
https://www.bluesnews.com/

3) Navigate to a story via the continue here link for the Dirt 5 story. There are ads top, right, and bottom:
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/210766/dirt-5-announced

4) Navigate to the user admin page and sign in:
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/user.pl

5) Logged in and user menu loads. Ads top and right. I'm a support so Keep Ads is set off by default. However, still on the user admin page, so I assume it's "remembering" the session state from before my login:
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/user.pl

6) Ctrl-F5. Now ads on the user admin page are gone.

7) Navigate to home via the Blues News graphical logo at the top of the page. Ads left, top, and right. I believe ads should not display here as I'm logged in:
https://www.bluesnews.com/

8) Navigate to a story via the continue here link for the Dirt 5 story. Ads are gone. This is correct, as I understand it.
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/210766/dirt-5-announced

9) Navigate to comments via the comment link. Ads are gone.

10) Navigate again to home via the Blues News graphical logo at the top of the page. Ads left, top, and right.

Hope this helps.

I cannot reproduce any of this behavior. Per the setting, ads got disabled, which I did not set. Frans, the issue might be related to jdreyer's forum level. Could he be in a weird state where ads are getting through regardless of what the cookies show?
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Clicked Link color in a comment.
May 7, 2020, 18:57
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Clicked Link color in a comment. May 7, 2020, 18:57
May 7, 2020, 18:57
 
An unclicked link in a forum comment shows up as bright yellow (#FF9).
A clicked link shows up as light gray (#CCC).
However, the text itself is white (#FFF).

On a bright device, I'm having trouble seeing the clicked links, as there is little to differentiation between plain text and the clicked links. On a dim device, they're indistinguishable.
Is it possible to a dark yellow for the link, such as (#993)? Or dial it down to a darker gray, such as (#999)?

I've created some screenshots:
- Current link color.
- Dark gold link color.
- Dark gray link color.

Wonder what you all think.
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Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home.
May 7, 2020, 18:25
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Ads are set to off, but showing for supporters only on Home. May 7, 2020, 18:25
May 7, 2020, 18:25
 
Posting here instead of OotB, as it seems more appropriate.
Frans wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:51:
Ranger55 wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:22:
Frans wrote on May 7, 2020, 16:19:
But at least one more question I shoulda asked before: are both of you getting ads on all pages, or only the frontpage?
Progress... Only seeing ads on the main page. No ads on stories.
Good, and none on the articles/ logos archives, user settings and forums either?
That narrows it down, but I won't be able to dig further today.

Hey Frans (or KX), try this (Windows 10):

1) Open Chrome Incognito window. This will load neither cookies nor extensions, for a "pure" experience.

2) Go to home. There are ads in the top banner, left nav bottom, and right margin:
https://www.bluesnews.com/

3) Navigate to a story via the continue here link for the Dirt 5 story. There are ads top, right, and bottom:
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/210766/dirt-5-announced

4) Navigate to the user admin page and sign in:
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/user.pl

5) Logged in and user menu loads. Ads top and right. I'm a support so Keep Ads is set off by default. However, still on the user admin page, so I assume it's "remembering" the session state from before my login:
https://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/user.pl

6) Ctrl-F5. Now ads on the user admin page are gone.

7) Navigate to home via the Blues News graphical logo at the top of the page. Ads left, top, and right. I believe ads should not display here as I'm logged in:
https://www.bluesnews.com/

8) Navigate to a story via the continue here link for the Dirt 5 story. Ads are gone. This is correct, as I understand it.
https://www.bluesnews.com/s/210766/dirt-5-announced

9) Navigate to comments via the comment link. Ads are gone.

10) Navigate again to home via the Blues News graphical logo at the top of the page. Ads left, top, and right.

Hope this helps.
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