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New message display. yea? or nay?
« on: Oct 06, 2005, 06:48 AM »
As you might have already noticed I've done a little tweaking for how the list of messages is displayed.

Now, when you view a topic, any posts you have made will be coloured differently - so that you can easily see where you've posted without having to look for your avatar, or sig, etc.. Another option would be to just use bold text, or another more subtle way of making your post stand out.

It's just an idea I thought might be handy for some.
« Last Edit: Oct 06, 2005, 06:51 AM by cat-dog »
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 06, 2005, 07:02 AM »
When I saw my post in red, ithought for a moment the feds were onto me. Now I know better. And it looks cool.
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 06, 2005, 07:09 AM »
I like it, blue is a great colour

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 06, 2005, 07:42 AM »
messed with me at first  :?and I was trying to figure what I did  :shock:. But you guys did it!!! Man you cant mess with stoners that way 8) :lol:  But Now I like it 8)

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 06, 2005, 08:41 AM »
I'm on the bumblebee theme and the beige really stands out.  Great idea CD.
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 06, 2005, 08:58 AM »
blue and white. :)
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 06, 2005, 09:01 AM »
Now, when you view a topic, any posts you have made will be coloured differently - so that you can easily see where you've posted without having to look for your avatar, or sig, etc.. Another option would be to just use bold text, or another more subtle way of making your post stand out.

It's just an idea I thought might be handy for some.

I guess I'm missing something is there an advantage of having your own post stand out?  Who was the egomaniac that requested that :P

Edit:  I just looked at mine and the text is all bolded I had to modify this to see that I did not bold all my text.

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #7 on: Oct 06, 2005, 09:38 AM »
Personally, this egomaniac likes to be able to quickly tell when he entered a conversation, so he knows where to look for replies.. I figured one of the main draws for these message boards is to have your voice be heard, as well as hear what others have to say about it. So there must be a little egomaniac in everyone :)
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #8 on: Oct 06, 2005, 10:16 AM »
Ideally people should read every post in a thread not just fixate on what they said or what the people who reply to them have said.  This isn’t that big a deal though hopefully it won’t encourage people to skip or skim posts.

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:39 AM »
looks cool, at first I thought I was in shit for shakin that ass.



This is BB, you were right, a complaint has been made and your "ass' is busted.
Take that ass shakin avatar down, if you don't mind, okay?
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #10 on: Oct 06, 2005, 11:49 AM »
Thanks for a fine new feature, of course I am egocentric, so take that into consideration. BTW, have you ever met anyone with a peripherally located ego?

Last night was when I saw my first post go green, and at first I thought I had accidentally triggered one of the new moderator functions, maybe thrown a net over myself! So thanks for clueing everyone in on this new highlighting feature.

carry on regardless cheers!

p.s. just noticed that my highlight colour today is a deep charcoal with black text, kinda hard on the old eyes. Is it possible to just use a typical shade of yellow to highlight one's posts? Like a "highliner" marker would do?
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 06, 2005, 12:58 PM »
p.s. just noticed that my highlight colour today is a deep charcoal with black text, kinda hard on the old eyes. Is it possible to just use a typical shade of yellow to highlight one's posts? Like a "highliner" marker would do?

As far as I'm aware you're using the Dope Flavoured Rum theme - which means your highlighted posts would be green with black text?
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #12 on: Oct 06, 2005, 01:38 PM »
Looks good to me cat-dog, I am using the cheeseburger theme, it is bright but I like it.

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #13 on: Oct 06, 2005, 01:40 PM »
p.s. just noticed that my highlight colour today is a deep charcoal with black text, kinda hard on the old eyes. Is it possible to just use a typical shade of yellow to highlight one's posts? Like a "highliner" marker would do?

As far as I'm aware you're using the Dope Flavoured Rum theme - which means your highlighted posts would be green with black text?

yes, that's right, at first they are green, later they become a heavy charcoal colour.  god, it must be complicated, doin all this buildin and tweakin!  thanks for taking care of SO much !

techno cheers

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #14 on: Oct 06, 2005, 02:03 PM »
Yah it takes a long time to decide on color schemes I remember from my board.  Alot of changes look weird so it takes time to find the perfect color.  HTML and PHP is easy though I love building sites/forums.  Cool boards like this are constantly updated and tweaked by the maker and then CD has to go and add the plugins and play with the options.  Its like a never ending hobby.

  Ive been thinking about building a weeds forum/fansite for the world.....maybe if it gets popular in canada Ill ask cd to add a weeds section to this board instead.
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« Reply #15 on: Oct 06, 2005, 02:16 PM »
Nice feature enhancement cat-dog - thanks  8).

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #16 on: Oct 06, 2005, 03:01 PM »
I gotta test first :P

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #17 on: Oct 06, 2005, 03:11 PM »
Man you cant mess with stoners that way 8) :lol: 
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #18 on: Oct 06, 2005, 04:44 PM »
 :beeer: I figured Id try for him anyways lol.....was bored.

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #19 on: Oct 06, 2005, 04:56 PM »
Does it have to be bolded?  It throws me off, it looks like I was screaming.

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #20 on: Oct 06, 2005, 05:05 PM »
nope.. doesn't have to be bold at all.. was just the first option I choose to try out..

how's that?
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #21 on: Oct 06, 2005, 05:32 PM »
I think it is much better thanks CD.

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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #22 on: Oct 06, 2005, 05:36 PM »
I voted "love it", but only because it was the closest to "indifferent". I usually have no problem spotting my posts, but I'm sure that I will soon come to rely on the big splash of colour ....
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« Reply #23 on: Oct 06, 2005, 07:08 PM »
Is it possible for an option to pick the color you want it to be?
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Re: New message display. yea? or nay?
« Reply #24 on: Oct 06, 2005, 07:13 PM »
Not exactly.. you are welcome to make suggestions though - as these are colours I just threw together that I thought might look okay.

I would have to add a new option in your profiles to select which colours, and then figure out the code to display the selected colours for the right people.. which is quite a bit more work that I had in mind :)

edit: option added for anyone in the same position as saucy :)
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