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Postby BlueBasilisk » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:04 pm

It's like I've died and gone to 1995.

This transparency level does make it easier to see the menu text. That light blue text color kinda blends in.
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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:25 pm

The transparency just makes everything harder for me.
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Postby pwhodges » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:31 pm

Yeah, I don't like it myself. The thing was to try to give a bit more sense of how this current banner worked - it's rather spoiled when you can't see what the images actually show!

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[hr] <-- I hate it when BBCode has different syntax in different forums...
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Postby Bagheera » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:41 pm

Oh good, it's gone. Still not a fan of the banner -- the text everywhere makes navigation needlessly confusing IMO -- but at least I can get at the links I need without puzzling out where they actually are!
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Postby A.T. Fish » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:15 am

I actually liked the transparency, the links were clear enough to me, but I can see how it could be harder for others to see. Maybe it could become a customization option in the future?

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Postby pwhodges » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:21 pm

I'll see if that's practical, then. I'll finally finish work in two weeks, so I'll have more time for these side pursuits.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:05 pm

I've recently skimmed the forums a bit after getting a rekindled interest in Eva, and I noticed (maybe it's related to not being logged in?) that URL links within posts aren't clickable anymore? As in, you have to copy/paste the link and enter it into your browser. I don't believe this is an issue of mobile vs PC, either.

Also, I'm lowkey hoping they'll be an eventual return of the Thread list that we had near the banner. It was a super helpful resource (especially since as far as I can tell, the search feature for threads/whatever else is still a bit broken).

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Postby pwhodges » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:13 pm

There is certainly interest in re-implementing the thread list (because it would need writing from scratch), but there's certainly no timetable for it.

As for clicking links in posts - I do it all the time (in multiple desktop browsers, and on my mobile)... I'm sure if it didn't work in general there would be many, many complaints about it! Do you get any message? What happens if you try it in a browser that you do not normally use?

(I also tried when logged out, and it still worked fine)
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Postby Mr. Tines » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:18 pm

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:URL links within posts aren't clickable anymore
Some, but not all of them, lost the actual linkage when we moved across forum versions just over a year ago, and there are other places where BBCode markup is left literal rather than being interpreted. I'm gradually applying manual fixes (open post for edit, save it) to affected posts, but it's slow going.
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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:27 pm

Tines: I see, thanks for clarifying!

As an example from the Rebuild Image Scans thread, things like this (from the second to last page, I think): https://imgur.com/a/rVit0

Might be a mobile vs PC issue but I believe it's still wonky on my PC. Occasionally, thread formatting looks strange (all posts usually on an "opening" thread page are simply italics or indented, the next page is fine), too—but maybe that's been recently resolved?

Hope that helps with diagnosing! :sweatdrop:
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:30 am

The image shows a classic example of the lost-in-translation problem -- uppercased URL tags not being processed, as well as the bare URL above them just being plain text. One of the staff (or the original poster) opening for edit and resaving that post unchanged will fix it.

Having practised on the Anime subforum, I'm slowly working through Discussion, from the beginning towards now -- it takes time because while scanning for broken BBCode (and encoding issues from before the 2007 move), I often end up reading the threads as well.

Occasionally, thread formatting looks strange (all posts usually on an "opening" thread page are simply italics or indented, the next page is fine), too
I found (and fixed) one user from long ago whose signature was just an opening [ı] tag, which broke the rest of the page after their posts, but there may be others.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:21 am

So, I just blitzed through thread/6529/Rebuild-image-scans-thread/ and should have fixed up most of the BBCode failures there. I'm still in Spring 2005 in the Discussion forum, though.
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