[07-MAR-2016] Current status of BLF upgrade process

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it can be manually achieved with the following code:

<a href="#" ><img src=" URL_IMG-1 " onmouseover="this.src=' URL_IMG-2 '" onmouseout="this.src=' URL_IMG-1 '" /></a>


That’s what I remembered! Thanks sb.
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Is there a way to make the video youtube player button be blank (i keep having to delete the default text after pasting the youtube link) and be able to start at a specific time, i wanted this vid to start at 14 secs but it starts from the beginning (so i posted it as a link which works but is not ideal)
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/928518#comment-928518

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Is there a way to make the video youtube player button be blank

I’m not sure I understand this part?

The specific time link does appear to be an issue. I’m not sure if there’s a fix for that.

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when i click on the video button its already mostly filled in, i would prefer it blank since i just copy and paste the full address

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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Lots of solid wood furniture spam lately, it seems like they have set up a bot to regularly register, change the signature and make a new thread automatically.

Maybe changing the questions in the registration page could help?

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Uncluttering help?

I try to do my duty to the site by allowing the ads every now and then and clicking everything, but ordinarily I try — with everything I read online — to clean up pages to remove distractions and repetitive material and focus on what’s new and interesting.

(This is why I block ads — so I CAN willingly buy things that I want, because if something has been pushed in my face repeatedly, on principle, I won’t buy it).

This is just me. No offense or criticism to those who like to have a lot of familiar decoration or restatement of principle, etc., on everything they post.

I can block repeating pictures with UBlock Element successfully.
I can block an entire picture hosting site if it’s used for a large number of images that repeat, whether in signatures or in repeated requoting
I can unblock a unique picture in a response that I want to see.

But, I haven’t figured out a way to choose to block large volume signature lines that repeat every time.
I thought UBlock would do that but haven’t gotten it to work.

No offense, mind you. I know those big proclamations are the kind of thing liked by people who like that kind of thing and like others to see them often.

But for me it’s like advertising. If it’s being pushed in my face I avoid it.

Your mileage will undoubtedly vary, because human beings are wonderfully diverse.

But “you can’t have everything, where would you put it?” is not a limit online, unless you set your own limits.

I haven’t figured out a way to do that. Any help welcome.

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P.S. — if anyone wants everyone to have access to a big block of material in a signature, without having it appear full text with every comment you make, there is a way.

Notice mine? I found that cute phrase in someone’s very technical query here long ago.
So I attached the URL link to the comment behind the words, so the signature is one clickable line of text there.
If anyone wants to know more about that signature line, clicking it takes them to the source. You can link whatever volume of text you want that way.
Hypertext — it’s a good idea.

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PPS

Huh. Hoist on my own petard yet again. Where did that thread go, that I pointed to? It was

Quote:
Why need Auxiliary Lamp and how to use Auxiliary Lamp correctly … budgetlightforum.com/node/39437 May 13, 2015 … The induction of absorption Auxiliary Lamp can solve the absorption … accurately especially when the self-absorption is very large (a

Oh, well, so it goes. Bit rot …

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hank wrote:
P.S. — if anyone wants everyone to have access to a big block of material in a signature, without having it appear full text with every comment you make, there is a way.

Notice mine? I found that cute phrase in someone’s very technical query here long ago.
So I attached the URL link to the comment behind the words, so the signature is one clickable line of text there.
If anyone wants to know more about that signature line, clicking it takes them to the source. You can link whatever volume of text you want that way.
Hypertext — it’s a good idea.


Slight problem, your link does not work Wink

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I think i marked it as spam Silly

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I haven’t gotten email notifications for watched threads since the upgrade.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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I don’t know where or on what forum I read it, but many years ago it was said that a members sig should always contain less lines than their shortest posts. Therefore if someone’s sig contained 7 lines, their posts must contain at least 7 lines of text, but it had to be quality text.

I guess (hope) I would be safe if this was a BLF rule, no lines of sig means my posts don’t have to contain quality text, right? Silly

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so, I made my signature point to the comment above about why it doesn’t work any more, hmmm, I wonder if Google or the Internet Archive has a cached copy of that missing post ….

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PS — Fritz t., mail notes of new responses aren’t working, I think.
I’ve been using this: http://budgetlightforum.com/my-subscriptions-new

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hank wrote:
Uncluttering help?

I haven’t figured out a way to choose to block large volume signature lines that repeat every time.

You can do it with a CSS override, same as the site theme I made. However, it’s all very manual and can’t be triggered on a “sig too long” condition. Instead, you can hide signatures on a per-user basis or a per-content-type basis. If three people’s sigs bother you, you can hide only theirs. Or if you want to block all images in signatures, you can do that. Or perhaps all tables in signatures.

For example, to block all images in signatures:

div.clear img { display: none; }

Or to block several people’s signatures:

div.posted-by-54321 div.clear,
div.posted-by-65432 div.clear,
div.posted-by-76543 div.clear
{ display: none; }
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Thanks Hank.

Flashlight designers should look at lighthouses and pottery.
这些谁设计的手电筒应该看灯塔,以及在陶器。

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will34 wrote:
Lots of solid wood furniture spam lately, it seems like they have set up a bot to regularly register, change the signature and make a new thread automatically.

Maybe changing the questions in the registration page could help?

Good idea, I changed the questions. Shhh, don’t tell the bots! Smile

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I haven’t gotten email notifications for watched threads since the upgrade.

PM sent.

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sb56637 wrote:
will34 wrote:
Lots of solid wood furniture spam lately, it seems like they have set up a bot to regularly register, change the signature and make a new thread automatically.

Maybe changing the questions in the registration page could help?

Good idea, I changed the questions. Shhh, don’t tell the bots! Smile


Is the answer 42?

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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Bort wrote:
sb56637 wrote:
will34 wrote:
Lots of solid wood furniture spam lately, it seems like they have set up a bot to regularly register, change the signature and make a new thread automatically. Maybe changing the questions in the registration page could help?
Good idea, I changed the questions. Shhh, don't tell the bots! Smile
Is the answer 42?

Isn't it always?  ;)

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Bort wrote:
sb56637 wrote:
will34 wrote:
Lots of solid wood furniture spam lately, it seems like they have set up a bot to regularly register, change the signature and make a new thread automatically. Maybe changing the questions in the registration page could help?
Good idea, I changed the questions. Shhh, don’t tell the bots! Smile
Is the answer 42?

Isn’t it always?  ;)


Not always, some believe the answer is 47, which is 42 corrected for inflation
http://www.47.net/47society/
http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47

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"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

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Bort wrote:
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Bort wrote:
sb56637 wrote:
will34 wrote:
Lots of solid wood furniture spam lately, it seems like they have set up a bot to regularly register, change the signature and make a new thread automatically. Maybe changing the questions in the registration page could help?
Good idea, I changed the questions. Shhh, don’t tell the bots! Smile
Is the answer 42?

Isn’t it always?  ;)

Not always, some believe the answer is 47, which is 42 corrected for inflation http://www.47.net/47society/ http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/47

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TK, I understand the CS for blocking images in signatures (thank you)

What I’d still like to do is block text in signatures (selectively if possible, and blocking multiline/verbose specifically if possible)

I know at some point I just teach myself what to ignore. But if there’s a tool, that frees up a few brain cells otherwise used just to filter my own visual input

EDIT — tk’s code for that works fine, and is posted in the BLF After Dark thread

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@sb:

Today, there were some new posts in a thread that I am subscribed to, and I didn't get any email notifications.

 

EDIT:  Yeah, I'm not getting email notifications for any of my subscribed threads.

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Until the email notification works,
you can use this link:

http://budgetlightforum.com/my-subscriptions-new

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Things remaining to do:

10. Mouseover image button for Simple Post Editor

^^is this going to happen?^^

I tried to do it with the “source code” from post #145 but I can’t get it to work because I have no idea what I’m doing Smile

 

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