Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

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Iggypop Barker
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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Iggypop Barker » 07 Aug 2015, 10:21

Trigger wrote:
Iggypop Barker wrote:22.5 in 1920 x 1080 resolution.

If I don't have the window really wide (almost the whole width of the screen) I have tons of space above the post. It just looks shite.

The post content and username details still sit side by side but I have a large space above the post content like this

Spoiler: show
Image


unless I drag the window really wide.

Have you edited the code at all as it looks like the "location" for you is coming across further than the width of the "left section" (see the wind bit on your screen shot)

If you've made the left hand side any less than the 12% or so it is set at, that will be why. Alternatively, go into the code, go to lines 84 and 88, and change the .postprofile (line 84) width to 13% and the .postbody (line 88) width to 86% and see if that helps. Its the only thing i can see in your screenshot that might be causing it


Changing those %s sorted it :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby c_man » 07 Aug 2015, 10:48

Trigger wrote:
c_man wrote:Trig, question, I don't think this has been covered....

On the football forum view, where all the topics are listed out, the unread posts icon (the orange thing) on the left used to have a black dot IF you've contributed to that thread. I don't believe that's there anymore. Any way to get it back?

I could do it, but the icon would disappear if you have read that topic. So it would be a bell with a dot on it if there are unread that you've contributed to. But if you have read the thread, then there would be no icon whatsoever...

Its a difficult one really, not quite sure what to do.

I like having the bells back though :thumbup:

edit: on your second point, I cant control that unfortunately :thumbdown:

thanks anyway, you've done far more already :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby waxy » 07 Aug 2015, 11:29

Has the thread title disappeared for anyone else?

Above each post I mean.
Edit: Nevermind. Just had to re-edit the code in Stylish

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby doubletalkinjive » 07 Aug 2015, 12:39

Any chance that the view your posts option can go further than one page?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 07 Aug 2015, 12:42

doubletalkinjive wrote:Any chance that the view your posts option can go further than one page?

Not something we can control unfortunately, its all down to the tech guys who run the place. We can only change the way it looks really

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby doubletalkinjive » 07 Aug 2015, 12:57

Trigger wrote:
doubletalkinjive wrote:Any chance that the view your posts option can go further than one page?

Not something we can control unfortunately, its all down to the tech guys who run the place. We can only change the way it looks really

Fair enough. Thanks for all your help anyway :toppa:

The new forum is fucking terrible.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby MerekatIBA » 07 Aug 2015, 14:04

The new forum is f*cking atrocious.

I only use it at work and we cannot download anything, we also use internet explorer ( :picard: ). So I cannot use the method in this thread (I don’t think anyway). So this is horrible news, I would spend at least 2 hours of my work day on the forum.

I dont have time to go on it at home, either on my phone (I like to tab at least 10 threads at a time and work my way through them, cant do this on phone) or a laptop/pc etc.

It was simply a beautiful way of getting my work day in. So this new layout and my inability to change it has left me in despair :(

WHY DID THEY DO THIS :-((

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 07 Aug 2015, 14:07

MerekatIBA wrote:The new forum is f*cking atrocious.

I only use it at work and we cannot download anything, we also use internet explorer ( :picard: ). So I cannot use the method in this thread (I don’t think anyway). So this is horrible news, I would spend at least 2 hours of my work day on the forum.

I dont have time to go on it at home, either on my phone (I like to tab at least 10 threads at a time and work my way through them, cant do this on phone) or a laptop/pc etc.

It was simply a beautiful way of getting my work day in. So this new layout and my inability to change it has left me in despair :(

WHY DID THEY DO THIS :-((

I know you can't download anything, but can you "install" stuff, from say a USB stick?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby MerekatIBA » 07 Aug 2015, 14:11

Trigger wrote:
MerekatIBA wrote:The new forum is f*cking atrocious.

I only use it at work and we cannot download anything, we also use internet explorer ( :picard: ). So I cannot use the method in this thread (I don’t think anyway). So this is horrible news, I would spend at least 2 hours of my work day on the forum.

I dont have time to go on it at home, either on my phone (I like to tab at least 10 threads at a time and work my way through them, cant do this on phone) or a laptop/pc etc.

It was simply a beautiful way of getting my work day in. So this new layout and my inability to change it has left me in despair :(

WHY DID THEY DO THIS :-((

I know you can't download anything, but can you "install" stuff, from say a USB stick?

Hmm. So put chrome etc on the USB stick and do it that way? I'll look into it thanks

I DONT LIKE CHANGE

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 07 Aug 2015, 14:17

MerekatIBA wrote:
Trigger wrote:
MerekatIBA wrote:The new forum is f*cking atrocious.

I only use it at work and we cannot download anything, we also use internet explorer ( :picard: ). So I cannot use the method in this thread (I don’t think anyway). So this is horrible news, I would spend at least 2 hours of my work day on the forum.

I dont have time to go on it at home, either on my phone (I like to tab at least 10 threads at a time and work my way through them, cant do this on phone) or a laptop/pc etc.

It was simply a beautiful way of getting my work day in. So this new layout and my inability to change it has left me in despair :(

WHY DID THEY DO THIS :-((

I know you can't download anything, but can you "install" stuff, from say a USB stick?

Hmm. So put chrome etc on the USB stick and do it that way? I'll look into it thanks

I DONT LIKE CHANGE

Exactly that. Download Chrome, the extensions (if possible) and then install it...not sure how doable this is, but worth a shot

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby c_man » 07 Aug 2015, 16:04

Trigger wrote:
MerekatIBA wrote:
Trigger wrote:
MerekatIBA wrote:The new forum is f*cking atrocious.

I only use it at work and we cannot download anything, we also use internet explorer ( :picard: ). So I cannot use the method in this thread (I don’t think anyway). So this is horrible news, I would spend at least 2 hours of my work day on the forum.

I dont have time to go on it at home, either on my phone (I like to tab at least 10 threads at a time and work my way through them, cant do this on phone) or a laptop/pc etc.

It was simply a beautiful way of getting my work day in. So this new layout and my inability to change it has left me in despair :(

WHY DID THEY DO THIS :-((

I know you can't download anything, but can you "install" stuff, from say a USB stick?

Hmm. So put chrome etc on the USB stick and do it that way? I'll look into it thanks

I DONT LIKE CHANGE

Exactly that. Download Chrome, the extensions (if possible) and then install it...not sure how doable this is, but worth a shot

Yep, just run Chrome off USB without having to install it: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/google_chrome_portable - loads of other apps available in portable format too

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby MerekatIBA » 07 Aug 2015, 16:30

Thanks lads :toppa:

Ted Theodore Logan
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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Ted Theodore Logan » 07 Aug 2015, 18:07

The individual forum posts now look okay to me with the update

but the main page with all the threads looks horriffic. is there any way to shrink some of those masssssive fonts for every thread title?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 07 Aug 2015, 18:14

Ted Theodore Logan wrote:The individual forum posts now look okay to me with the update

but the main page with all the threads looks horriffic. is there any way to shrink some of those masssssive fonts for every thread title?

Could you take a screenshot as my thread titles are pretty small to be honest

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Drama » 07 Aug 2015, 18:57

I've installed all the scripts and stylish, but its still blue? posts are on the left etc

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby tedmus » 07 Aug 2015, 19:16

waxy wrote:Has the thread title disappeared for anyone else?

Above each post I mean.
Edit: Nevermind. Just had to re-edit the code in Stylish

What was the edit, I have no title above each post?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Magic Juande » 07 Aug 2015, 20:07

Firstly, :adore: for the scripts, that's some top, top forumming.

When I click on "View Your Posts" about half the time it only shows one thread, but other times it shows the whole list. Is that just me? Is there a reason that can be fixed??

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby brooklynfulham » 07 Aug 2015, 20:48

Excellent work all concerned! Just put in the new update and it's all looking
tickety boo!

:toppa: :toppa: :toppa: :toppa: :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 07 Aug 2015, 23:20

Yeah what happened to the thread titles in each post?
I thought that was sorted with a smaller font. I'd prefer that back.

I have been out for a bit so I haven't followed every development and update in here tbf.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 08 Aug 2015, 00:00

waxy wrote:Has the thread title disappeared for anyone else?

Above each post I mean.
Edit: Nevermind. Just had to re-edit the code in Stylish

What did you do to get them back?

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby SimpleDevonFolk » 08 Aug 2015, 01:43

Thought this was a Firefox only fix and that I'd get used to the new forum.

Fuck that.

Where do I look for the Chrome fix?

Ok got it, but the View Your Posts tab only shows me one thread, guessing this isn't working as intended? Any help appreciated :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Steve the weave » 08 Aug 2015, 03:55

Minor problem but on longer threads (with loads of pages) the pages numbers run into the OP's name and it's messy,

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby DapperDave » 08 Aug 2015, 05:42

i assume the recent changes are because of Trigger and not the forum tech team. Whoever it is thanks a million they're fantastic.

Font is a perfect size, maybe i think that because its similar to how it was before.
names are gone from post headers, dunno why it was like that to begin with, moronic
the scrolly thing on the side of threads is gone thank fuck, waste of space and an eye sore.

All i want now is my "view my posts" to work all the time. Its hit and miss, when it works its great but when it doesn't i only have one thread and almost never have 7 pages like before.
I'd also like a link on the "view my post" page to go straight back to the forum

the only thing i like on the new design is the quick links, once its working properly i think my forum experience will be a little better than before.

Anyway thanks trigger for the improvements :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby WastedJoker 2.0 » 08 Aug 2015, 09:34

You can bring the "View my posts" back by changing the dropdown box from "All posts" to "1 year"....it doesn't actually show you 1 year's worth but it does bring the list back into view.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Trigger » 08 Aug 2015, 09:37

calmdown wrote:
waxy wrote:Has the thread title disappeared for anyone else?

Above each post I mean.
Edit: Nevermind. Just had to re-edit the code in Stylish

What did you do to get them back?


calmdown wrote:Yeah what happened to the thread titles in each post?
I thought that was sorted with a smaller font. I'd prefer that back.

I have been out for a bit so I haven't followed every development and update in here tbf.


For those of you wanting the thread titles back in the post as above ^^^, here is what you need to do...

mons wrote:
Trigger wrote:In your code, remove the bit that says

Code: Select all

    .postbody h3 {
        display: none !important;
    }


That will make it come back, to make it look a lot better, replace the above with this instead

Code: Select all

    .postbody h3 {
        font-size: 1.1em;
        margin-bottom: 4px;
    }

:adore:

Can I nominate Trigger for a forum Knighthood? Well deserved imo :badger:


Enjoy :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby AValon » 08 Aug 2015, 10:14

Splendid stuff Trigger :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby ScoobyDoo » 08 Aug 2015, 10:16

Ooh sweet stuff :o :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Simon & Garth's Uncle » 08 Aug 2015, 11:05

Fucking saddos :picard:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby laertes » 08 Aug 2015, 11:49

WastedJoker 2.0 wrote:You can bring the "View my posts" back by changing the dropdown box from "All posts" to "1 year"....it doesn't actually show you 1 year's worth but it does bring the list back into view.

This doesnt work for me :(

I used to only get 16 threads. Now with that tip ^ I get a page full, but never several pages, and never just one thread. Also, for 2-4 threads on each page of "view my posts" the name is invisible.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Grifter » 08 Aug 2015, 11:53

Just updated

The bells! The bells! :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore: :adore:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby DelArguru » 08 Aug 2015, 13:46

c_man wrote:
Trigger wrote:
MerekatIBA wrote:
Trigger wrote:
MerekatIBA wrote:The new forum is f*cking atrocious.

I only use it at work and we cannot download anything, we also use internet explorer ( :picard: ). So I cannot use the method in this thread (I don’t think anyway). So this is horrible news, I would spend at least 2 hours of my work day on the forum.

I dont have time to go on it at home, either on my phone (I like to tab at least 10 threads at a time and work my way through them, cant do this on phone) or a laptop/pc etc.

It was simply a beautiful way of getting my work day in. So this new layout and my inability to change it has left me in despair :(

WHY DID THEY DO THIS :-((

I know you can't download anything, but can you "install" stuff, from say a USB stick?

Hmm. So put chrome etc on the USB stick and do it that way? I'll look into it thanks

I DONT LIKE CHANGE

Exactly that. Download Chrome, the extensions (if possible) and then install it...not sure how doable this is, but worth a shot

Yep, just run Chrome off USB without having to install it: http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/google_chrome_portable - loads of other apps available in portable format too


Ive had to do it that way using portable chrome. You - if like my work do not allow USB devices and downloading of EXE files either will need to maybe also zip the files up and put them in say an email account. This way you'll be able to access them.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Both Nervous » 08 Aug 2015, 14:47

Jesus Christ :lol:
some of you are fucking freaks

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Caledonia » 08 Aug 2015, 15:59

Just downloaded this :thumbup:

Very simple and looks a lot nicer (i.e. is not a cancer on the eyes) :toppa:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby tedmus » 08 Aug 2015, 16:09

Trigger wrote:Enjoy :toppa:


Excellent :badger:

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby calmdown » 08 Aug 2015, 18:12

Trigger wrote:For those of you wanting the thread titles back in the post as above ^^^, here is what you need to do...

Spoiler: show
mons wrote:
Trigger wrote:In your code, remove the bit that says

Code: Select all

    .postbody h3 {
        display: none !important;
    }


That will make it come back, to make it look a lot better, replace the above with this instead

Code: Select all

    .postbody h3 {
        font-size: 1.1em;
        margin-bottom: 4px;
    }

:adore:

Can I nominate Trigger for a forum Knighthood? Well deserved imo :badger:


Enjoy :toppa:


Thanks Trigger :toppa:
I had done that before but I hit update on the userstyles home page yesterday and it reverted back to a non-thread title version.
I think that's what happened anyway.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Ted Theodore Logan » 08 Aug 2015, 20:59

Trigger wrote:
Ted Theodore Logan wrote:The individual forum posts now look okay to me with the update

but the main page with all the threads looks horriffic. is there any way to shrink some of those masssssive fonts for every thread title?

Could you take a screenshot as my thread titles are pretty small to be honest


Image

its the gaps between the titles and the boarders i guess that spaces everything out i guess. using chrome on osx.

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby BigDaddy » 08 Aug 2015, 21:50

cleaning up a lot of the white space would be useful

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Boggy » 09 Aug 2015, 11:13

Bm

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Ducking Aunt » 09 Aug 2015, 12:30

MerekatIBA wrote:The new forum is f*cking atrocious.

I only use it at work and we cannot download anything, we also use internet explorer ( :picard: ). So I cannot use the method in this thread (I don’t think anyway). So this is horrible news, I would spend at least 2 hours of my work day on the forum.

have you tried installing chrome?

my work blocks installing every single program other than that, might be the case elsewhere...

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Re: Step by Step Guide for Restoring Old Forum Look

Postby Pat Mustard's lovechild » 09 Aug 2015, 13:02

is it just me that the go to/jump to page doesn't work for?


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