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Message 31 of 51 (906778)
02-16-2023 3:38 PM
Reply to: Message 29 by AZPaul3
02-16-2023 3:23 PM


Re: Button Change
The text and image formats are equally easy - it's just a setting.
But I was hoping for some feedback about text buttons, because for a new website I'm working on I'm not planning to have any image buttons - the free online tools I used to design our current image buttons met their demise many, many moons ago, and graphical design is not my strong suit anyway.

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Message 32 of 51 (906780)
02-16-2023 3:49 PM
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02-16-2023 3:38 PM


Re: Button Change
What kind of feedback? I don't see much difference. Other than size I don't like the color scheme. Which I'm sure is also an easy set of parameters. I'm not sure what you expected us to see. Some larger brighter buttons. Ok. Go with it.
I'm not feeling unhelpful here.
Let me ask this. Percy, do you like your new buttons?

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Message 33 of 51 (906787)
02-16-2023 3:58 PM
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02-16-2023 3:38 PM


Re: Button Change
Admin writes:
But I was hoping for some feedback about text buttons...
I like the size/shape/feel of the new buttons.
(I'm talking about things like the Profile, Mail, Reply and Peek buttons at the end of every message.)
I find the rounded corners more modern and smooth.
They do look a little out-of-place, though - but I don't think this is an issue with the buttons. I think this is an issue with the... everything else
That is... the buttons have been updated to be stylish and modern (rounded and smooth.)
But everything else is still blocky/square/old-style.
In order to make the buttons "fit in" the entire scheme would have to be updated:
-Rounded-ish corners and font/colour update on every other button (Preview, Submit Reply, Reset Fields...)
-Rounded-ish corners on every text entry (like the Message Subtitle entry)
-Rounded-ish corners on every aspect of the message layout (message borders, author border... any and all forms...)
...Which is, I dunno... 4 months of work?
Buttons themselves though? I like them.

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Message 34 of 51 (906857)
02-16-2023 6:43 PM


Reply to Stile and AZPaul3:
Maybe it's nothing, but after having image buttons forever I was worried that text buttons would not be well received.
EvC Forum is very long in the tooth. When it first opened in January of 2001 MySpace was still a thing, nobody had heard of Google, and Twitter, Facebook and YouTube didn't exist. While the design has had incremental changes/improvements, for the most part it looks exactly as it did 20 years ago.
The new website I'm working on will be using state of the art user interface software, and if that experience goes well I hope to migrate that technology back to EvC Forum.

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Message 35 of 51 (906877)
02-16-2023 7:27 PM


I just had several crashes when I tried to use peek on one of my posts. I got a message saying I didn't have permission to access that post and then crash.

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Message 36 of 51 (906880)
02-16-2023 7:39 PM
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02-16-2023 7:27 PM


Same here

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Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 37 of 51 (906964)
02-16-2023 10:17 PM
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02-16-2023 8:00 AM


Re: How to Use Monospace Font?
Use peek to see my spacing.
"Peek" is not working. At least the moment, "reply" seems to be working. But often nothing was working.
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Message 38 of 51 (906975)
02-17-2023 8:24 AM


Peek Problem Fixed.
Thanks everyone for reporting this. Peek problem is fixed. I'll get on my testing department.

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Message 39 of 51 (906980)
02-17-2023 9:51 AM


Code Cleanup
I've just released some minor cleanup changes. I combined a couple button routines to simplify the code. I've checked all the buttons and they seem to work.

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Message 40 of 51 (907006)
02-17-2023 5:59 PM


Signature Display Setting
On the member Settings page there's a setting called Signature Display. It can be set to "Display signatures" or to "Do not display signatures." If you select "Do not display signatures" then signatures in messages will no longer be displayed.
This feature has been available for a long while, but I just discovered that I broke it a few years ago when I made changes to the CSS rules. I've just released code that fixes the problem and restores the lost function of being able to turn off the display of signatures.
To use the feature you will have to do a hard reload.

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Message 41 of 51 (907031)
02-18-2023 1:41 PM


Writing URL Without It Turning into a Link?
How to?

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Message 42 of 51 (907033)
02-18-2023 1:47 PM
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02-18-2023 1:41 PM


Re: Writing URL Without It Turning into a Link?
Use "[noparse]"?
Before Human-Made Climate Change, Was Earth Actually in a Cooling Phase? : ScienceAlert
https://www.sciencealert.com/before-human-made-climate-change-was-earth-actually-in-a-cooling-phase
see peek

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Message 43 of 51 (907060)
02-18-2023 3:44 PM
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02-18-2023 1:41 PM


Re: Writing URL Without It Turning into a Link?
Also, [noparse] has an abbreviated form, [np].
[noparse] turns off most of the parser - almost all text goes through untouched.

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Message 44 of 51 (907064)
02-18-2023 4:14 PM


Another Button Update
All buttons except the ones at the top and bottom of the page now have the same appearance. Please report issues/problems here.

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Message 45 of 51 (907066)
02-18-2023 4:21 PM
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02-18-2023 4:14 PM


Re: Another Button Update
The problem is I saw that but I hadn't done a hard reset. You found some more magic?

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