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Subscribe to this thread BUGS! created by Dreamkeepers on February 11, 2013

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MrAerospace3/1/13 6:00pm
It would balance things out a little better. I also wonder whether you've though about using a permanent header/sidebar too.

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Ed3/3/13 6:18pm
Centred the forum.
New avatars will be compressed as PNG.
Edit boxes are wider.
Resolved the missing-right-edge-in-IE issue (although I may have missed some instances; let me know).

Known issue: IE doesn't like the tabs in the profile page. Still contemplating this one.
EDIT: Sorted.

Unfortunately, W3C or not, not all modern browsers interpret pages the same way anyway, hence the eternal padding miscalculation issue in IE to this very day, amongst others. There are ways around it, but it's by no means a matter of standards; it's a matter of employing workarounds (lots of nested divs, or excessive CSS, for example). This is something that my company always joked about and dreaded, compatibility with the notorious IE. In the words of my fellow programmer friend, "If you are using another, noobier browser, please install Chrome." Be sure to let me know if anyone has an issue caused by not adhering to these bloated standards.

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ezioauditore973/3/13 7:54pm
Awesome!Thanks for fixing those irksome issues!I am sure everybody appreciates it!

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Avolendi3/4/13 5:29am
I finally decided it really was about time I got Chrome installed. It'll also help compare things to see how it's supposed to be. Currently not much on the forum, but I'll try to do some bughunting later. Probably tomorrow.

Some things that came to mind just now:
The scrollboxes that are 2 high would probably work better as 3 high though, since scrolling jumps 3 lines (for example in the Like/Dislike and Dreamkeeper tab, the About box). So reading back forces you to go line by line.

I assume this is already a WIP, but what is the progress on formatting such as italics, bold and lists? Is it expected soon or somewhere in the future?

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CalvinCopyright3/4/13 5:37am
Oh boy, I just noticed this:

http://www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/forum/?t=119

First instance of someone using the forum for non-DK related purposes?

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Avolendi3/4/13 5:54am
I finally decided it really was about time I got Chrome installed. It'll also help compare things to see how it's supposed to be. Currently not much on the forum, but I'll try to do some bughunting later. Probably tomorrow.

Some things that came to mind just now:
1) Regarding the editing of older posts, I personally like to be able to edit older posts. This can especially be handy in RP's if either a person posted before you got a chance to edit or if to thread starter wants to add additional information to the first post.

2) Having a history of the last 5 or 10 posts in a thread when editing?

3) The scrollboxes that are 2 high would probably work better as 3 high though, since scrolling jumps 3 lines (for example in the Like/Dislike and Dreamkeeper tab, the About box). So reading back forces you to go line by line.

4) I assume this is already a WIP, but what is the progress on formatting such as italics, bold and lists? Is it expected soon or somewhere in the future?

Also a minor bug (may have been what you meant with IE disliking the character section). The personal quote textbox has the same width as the text inside it, to the point of expanding the width of the page. However this only happens when logged in on your own page.

EDIT:
And found a bug ^^;
If you edit your post and someone else posts in the mean time, it makes a new post apparently.

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Ed3/4/13 8:46am
Ahh, thanks, Avolendi!

1) I'm not quite sure about this. Although I'm not a frequent forum goer, I think the "last post only" rule is a good idea, but I'll ultimately leave this up to those in charge.

3) I started resizing the small edit boxes yesterday, but apparently I didn't get to all of them. I'll do those two when I get a chance. Let me know if there are any others that I've missed.

4) I can do that soon too. What do you lot prefer, traditional HTML style tags - like <b></b> - or the so called BBCode style - such as [b][/b]? I can do either with relative ease, I believe. The former may feel more familiar to some, while the latter might eventually allow more flexibility if we wish to add our own custom tags. This too might be something left up to the admins, but I think you users should have a say as well.

5) (Your additional text width bug) That blasted IE. >.< Yeah, I spent most of yesterday accommodating for its bizarre width calculations. Thanks for reporting that one; as I said earlier, it's likely that I've missed some.

6) (Your edit bug) Wow, that's an unexpected one! Thanks! I'll look into this one as well.

Great job with your bug hunting! =D

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Ed3/4/13 12:30pm
CalvinCopyright: Yikes; I haven't done a forum in so long, I'd forgotten about spam. >.< Thanks for the heads up; I'll have to put some filters in place as well. In the meantime, admins are able and encouraged to delete any such posts and malicious users.

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Ed3/4/13 6:06pm
Resolved issues 3 and 5 above. Regarding number 5, this is another perfect example of IE doing something inexplicably unorthodox. Text inputs don't honour the CSS width attribute as they should. I couldn't find a reasonable workaround - others online were equally baffled by its unpredictable behaviour - so I simply changed it into a "textarea", which at least behaves as one would expect. ._. Thanks, IE.

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HazzardousEco3/5/13 4:27am
I don't think this is a major bug, but on some of the links to the forum categories, several are being blocked by the larger text:

-Story Discussion links to DK Lounge
-Salutations links to Reality
-Character Cafe links to Roleplay

Again, I don't really think it's a massive issue, so feel free to toss this on the backburner...


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Hakuzo3/5/13 12:25pm
Not really bugs, but a couple of things I would like to see implemented still. A way to stay logged in, and something that keep track of read or unread posts and indicates that the post is new. With the added ability when you click into a link to a sub forum it goes straight to the first new post.

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CalvinCopyright3/5/13 2:40pm
Hey, check it out - in DK Lounge/Story Discussion, there's the word 'Test' at the top!

8D

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Ed3/5/13 5:27pm
HazzardousEco: I didn't experience this until I looked at IE, in which case it seems that only the tops of the said links were a problem. I'll see if there's a simple way to resolve it, but as you said, probably on the backburner for now. Thanks though. =)

Hakuzo: Yeah, so far I haven't done persistent login via cookies, but it is a possibility. However, if I understand your request correctly, you should be able to view which threads (or groups) have new posts within them. Naturally, as soon as you enter any thread, all posts therein are then considered read. Also, clicking on the date of a "newest post" will take you to that newest post, but are you suggesting another link that takes you to the first new post specific to you? This too is possible; my only concern is how one would access this, without cluttering the index with too many links. Any suggestions?

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Hakuzo3/6/13 2:42pm
When I click onto the title of a thread, it takes me to the first post every time, not the newest post. Also, there should be some sort of visual indicator like other forums have that show an individual post hasn't been seen yet.

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Ed3/6/13 3:02pm
Clicking on the date under the "last post" column should take you to the latest post.
Regarding new posts, I'll have to consult with those in charge to see whether they'd want this, and what it should look like.

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