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Lights Out!

Discussion in News started by Brian, Nov 18, 2012

Which version are you going to use?

Light 12 vote(s) 16.9%
Dark 59 vote(s) 83.1%
  1. Jun 4, 2006
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    This is something I've been working on for the past few months. As with most things it ended up taking much longer than expected. While this isn't 100% done and there are some minor visual kinks that I'll hopefully have ironed out soon, I figured I might as well release it and let everyone use it finally.

    If the current site hurts your precious wittle eyes, you can now turn the lights off and ease your retinas.

    To do so, scroll down to the bottom of the site and hit the switch. Alternatively this can be set in your preferences.

    switch

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    Additional Changes / Updates
    • Fixed AJAX Progress indicator preventing any use of the top bar while the indicator is present. Now you can utilize your user drop down or any links on the top bar regardless of the progress indicator appearing on top.
    • Quote Selection has been updated so that you can now use the right click menu for any selected text. Previously if you right clicked on the selected text, the selection would be cleared. This is no longer the case.
    • The rich text editor has been updated to the latest version, and various minor bugs have been fixed.
    • The chat has also been updated. Now includes the following features:
      • Real-time users in chat - The number of users currently viewing the chat is now displayed and updated in real time (both above the chat in sidebar view, and on the side bar in full view).
      • Messages update even if tab is inactive - Previously the chat would not update unless the tab was active, this confused a lot of people. This is no longer the case, messages will be received whether the tab, or even the browser is active or not.
      • Message notifications in tab/window title - If you are viewing the chat via the full view (the chat tab), but the tab isn't active, the title of the tab will flash to grab your attention when a new message is posted.
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      • Live threads and/or posts - This may or may not stay. Basically anytime someone posts a thread or replies to one that activity is also printed in chat. Whether it stays depends on how much it spams chat, and/or how useful it's deemed.
      • /me command - akin to IRC, you can now use /me
      • Ignore support - Messages from users you've ignored will no longer appear in the chat.
    Also note colors have been disabled via chat due to users being on separate themes now. With this parsing for bold, underline, italic, or strike-through was also disabled. Only URLs and emoticons are parsed. This may change in the future if color parsing becomes separated from the rest of the bbcodes, but for now this is how it's going to be.

    Don't think I've forgotten anything important. If you come across any bugs / issues please throw them in this thread (except for the bug where the styling on certain inputs (checkboxes, select drop downs, etc) might not update, or the one where invisible users are shown in the 'members chatting' block for the chat, or the one where the new chat message window title alert causes the title to become a period - both fixed, I'm aware of these).

    Thanks to @Kyle for beta testing.
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      Brian, Nov 18, 2012 Last edited by Brian, Nov 20, 2012
    • Apr 9, 2007
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      :snowman:
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      • Jul 14, 2010
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        Well done brian, I guessed it had to do with dharkker themes (lol)

        Edit: dark theme doesn't appear to be working
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        • Jun 4, 2006
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          An oversight! And it's a rather large one. :shame:

          Forgot to enable the theme selection for all users. Should be good now.
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          • Mar 12, 2008
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            Off-topic, Unrelated. Abuse of forum posting privileges.
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            • Dec 30, 2006
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              I like the lights off and on. But I prefer the lights off. Makes the PF experience more kinky. :chicken:
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              • May 27, 2008
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                [IMG]
                The only sad I've had all week. I will have to live with it. I have, however, found a temporary replacement.
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                  Peter, Nov 18, 2012 Last edited by Peter, Nov 18, 2012
                • Jul 8, 2012
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                  Me too. :party:
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                  • Apr 9, 2007
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                    I appreciate the fact that you know more then I do. Can you please explain how a potentially foreshadowing post is Off-Topic, Unrelated, and an abuse of forum posting privileges?
                  • Jul 20, 2010
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                    :O Kyle is going to end someone me thinks. I like the option of the lights off and lights on, I'll probably use both for a while and see which one I like after a few weeks.
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                    • Oct 8, 2009
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                      wow, i like it both ways. great job
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                      • May 27, 2008
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                        :snowman: :clown:
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                        • Sep 7, 2010
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                          Ty, I love the dark theme
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                          • Feb 1, 2011
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                            SICK! Dark theme owns and I'm def gonna use it. Definitely makes me nostalgic cuz it reminds me more of how the old forums felt, with white text and bright colors on the dark background. Sick job bro, u da man

                            ps: fukjavascript
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                            • May 12, 2012
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                              JOIN THE DARK SIDE YOUNG SKYWALKER!!!!!!!!
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                              • Mar 12, 2008
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                                Maybe the snowman was a foreshadowing of winter, which is soon to come. it's awfully cold outside right now. If this is the case, i withdraw my statement and bid you a good day.
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                                • Mar 16, 2008
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                                  :cat:
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                                  • Feb 14, 2012
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                                    Love everything about it.
                                  • Apr 1, 2012
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                                    dark theme looks pretty ooooooooooooooooooooo
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                                    • Apr 9, 2007
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                                      I see we have an understanding.
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