August 24, 2018 at 9:21 am #733467
In response to some comments on the forums and personally about the new site, I have implemented a new commenting system for the main articles on the site.
Please take it for a spin and let me know what you like and what you do not like about it. It has a lot more functionality than the previous in-built one. And for Monkey it even does some basic codes.
There are options for expanding it to include other things but I am going to hold off and see how it goes before making it more complicated.
Sadly as an upshot of this, I have had to remove the features that made the nice circular letter avatars as it was causing issues. You now have nice Gravatar monsters unless you have an actual Gravatar set 🙂
I think the next thing I may review is the forums as I feel they are a little anemic. What do you guys think?
HalAugust 25, 2018 at 2:29 am #733470
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It’s great to have all those added options; being able to edit pytos in your previously posted comments in the audio section is vyre ncie. 🙂
That said, when you write your comment (in the audio section), you start out with grey text against a dark blue background, which makes it really hard to read. Once you post, it gets a white background, which is easier on the old peepers, but maybe black-on-blue would work better, while you’re writing.August 25, 2018 at 9:15 pm #733471
Yeah – I am working on the CSS to make it more friendly. It seems my main CSS is fighting the CSS for the comments section 😀
Give a man a chance here…
HalAugust 26, 2018 at 12:32 am #733488
Give that a go and see if that works out a little better? I made it nice and clean and white.
Hopefully, it works and doesn’t break anything else.
HalAugust 27, 2018 at 10:07 am #733507
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Any chance we could darken the text a bit? Or is there an option I’m missing somewhere I can set the colors for myself? Thanks.
insert witticism hereAugust 27, 2018 at 10:58 am #733508
Are we talking about the text on the blog comments or over here in the forums?
I can likely darken either or both if there are issues.
HalAugust 29, 2018 at 9:51 am #733521
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I was talking about the text in the forums themselves.
insert witticism hereAugust 30, 2018 at 11:00 am #733524
OK! Let me take a look and see what I can manage on the forums.
I have to say they are a little bare bones at the moment and I am wondering about a fully fledged forum update…
HalSeptember 2, 2018 at 4:38 pm #733587
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It’s great to have all those added options; being able to edit pytos in your previously posted comments in the audio section is vyre ncie.
That said, when you write your comment (in the audio section), you start out with grey text against a dark blue background, which makes it really hard to read. Once you post, it gets a white background, which is easier on the old peepers, but maybe black-on-blue would work better, while you’re writing.
Seconded that being able to edit and hypertext in the comments is great.
I still see the same issue Pencil Monkey was having. Comment box is white… until you go to type in it, at which point it’s grey text / blue background (hard to read), and then goes white again once posted.
September 2, 2018 at 11:06 pm #733595
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I thought I had fixed that… grumble grumble.
HalSeptember 3, 2018 at 12:53 am #733596
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Also, are the quotes really BIG on my above post, or is it just me?September 3, 2018 at 5:44 pm #733620
They are pretty chunky 🙂
Let me poke at the CSS.
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