Board Policy Discussion

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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Lambda » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:51 am

Whee, thanks!
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Tamien » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:51 am

Not sure where to put things like this, but I would like to request that BBCode spoiler tags be added to the forum! I think both [spoiler] and [spoiler-box] would be useful to have. Hopefully they would be not difficult to add in?

I think [spoiler] should create inline text the same color as its background (preferably black/black), that needs to be highlighted/hovered on to be read.
I think [spoiler-box] should create a box with a customizeable text label that expands into quote-style box containing the spoilertext/images when clicked.

I don't know css, but here are some implementations I found with a quick google seach:

https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... 2&t=877935
http://www.phpbb3bbcodes.com/viewtopic.php?t=14
http://www.modphpbb3.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=403
http://www.vbulletin-faq.com/forum/show ... poiler-Tag
http://invisionmodding.com/tutorials/ar ... dcollapse/
http://forum.maiagame.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=137
http://xenforo.com/community/threads/cr ... tag.17083/
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Tamien » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:13 pm

Another BBCode request: Can we get it so that, eg, [img width="100" height="50"] works? I'd like to be able to post images without having to resize and rehost them or cluttering up the forum with HUGE images.
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Tamien » Wed May 21, 2014 6:46 am

Well, I don't know if anyone other than me is interested in any of the custom BBCodes I suggested, but I just implemented two of them on a phpBB forum that I'm admin of (the image resizing thing seems to be a phpBB version thing as far as I can tell?) so I figured I'd share how I did it here just in case:

Administration Control Panel>Posting>BBCodes>Add a new BBCode

For the black-box redacted-style view-on-hover spoilertext:
BBCode Usage:
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[spoiler]{TEXT}[/spoiler]

HTML replacement:
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<span onmouseout="this.style.color=this.style.backgroundColor='#000000'" onmouseover="this.style.color='#FFFFFF';" class="spoiler" style="color: #000000; background-color: #000000;">{TEXT}</span>

Help line:
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[spoiler]hidden text[/spoiler]


For the content-warning-labeled click-to-view spoilertext box:
BBCode Usage:
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[spoiler-box={INTTEXT}]{TEXT}[/spoiler-box]

HTML replacement:
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<div style="padding:3px;background-color:#FFFFFF;border:1px solid #d8d8d8;">
<input type="button" class="button2" style="min-width:20px;" value="+" onclick="var container=this.parentNode.getElementsByTagName('div')[0];if(container.style.display!='')  {container.style.display='';this.value='-';} else {container.style.display='none';this.value='+';}" />
<span style="text-transform:uppercase;font-weight:bold;font-size:0.8em;">{INTTEXT}</span>
<hr />
<div style="display:none;word-wrap:break-word;overflow:hidden;">{TEXT}</div>
</div>

Help line:
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[spoiler-box=spoiler title]hidden text[/spoiler-box]
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Alicorn » Wed May 21, 2014 9:54 am

Ooh, step by step instructions. I will try to get around to this today.
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Alicorn » Wed May 21, 2014 12:05 pm

I have added both forms of spoiler.
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Tamien » Wed May 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Hooray! Thank you!
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Tulip » Fri May 30, 2014 4:35 pm

I've noticed a slightly-awkward bit of inconsistency in the way threads' post counts are displayed: the inside of each thread displays the number of posts in it, but the outside (i.e. looking at it from the forum) instead displays the number of replies, which is always one lower. Is there a way to alter the columns which display in the forums so that they display post count rather than reply count, so it's nice and consistent?
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Alicorn » Fri May 30, 2014 4:48 pm

I have no idea. This has slightly annoyed me too.
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Re: Board Policy Discussion

Postby Lambda » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:51 pm

For the convenience of those of us who use Announcements as our main (or only) way of following threads, it might be nice to:

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both (1) either (a) mention when a thread is completed,
             or (b) when announcing a new thread, also link to its preceding thread if any;

 and (2) when continuing an existing thread, link to the comment from where it is being picked up.


(Sorry for ugly. Didn't see a better way to communicate clearly within the constrains of BBCode.)
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