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[00:55:42] <paulej72> I am compiling a doc with various bugs. Ill email it to the list when I get ti doen
[00:57:50] <paulej72> posed fixes to prod. Got rid of a bad mysql query, updated chevron buttons, makde the comment title act as buttton control, fixed domain tags, moved new to right, fixed print css for bytram
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[02:08:43] <Bytram> paulej72: WOW! You Rock!
[02:18:39] <Bytram> hmm, that worked very not well... tried to have pale moon print to a file using a "generic/ascii" printer driver -- ended up with a 3MiB file for the latest "Outstanding Issues" story... am going to give Lynx a try, instead.
[02:24:44] <Bytram> there are some formatting issues, but given it is a text-only browser, that's not a total surprise.
[02:25:23] <Bytram> btw, that was a port of Lynx that runs on Windows 7
[02:42:02] <Bytram> Oh, joy! My printer's toner is low. :P Not gonna do much printing for a while unless I *really* need to.
[03:13:09] <takyon> One thing 'm noticing as a consequence of whatever change you just made is that I get a horizontal scrollbar on articles
[03:25:42] <Bytram> takyon: I'm not seeing that. Just tried on my home system (with wide monitor) and chrome on android, no problem for me.
[03:25:57] <Bytram> what browser, os, and story?
[03:27:31] <paulej72> takyon: if it's NCommander's story its the pictures causing the issue
[03:28:10] <paulej72> yep, just checked
[03:28:34] <paulej72> not from the change, but the big ass pictures
[03:35:12] <Bytram> hmmm
[03:35:20] <Bytram> that would explain it.
[03:35:44] <Bytram> I noticed that part of the first image was truncated on the RHS when I viewed the main page of the site on my mobile.
[03:48:09] <paulej72> Bug list sent.
[03:52:03] <NCommander> What did I do?
[03:54:10] <Bytram> image in the Xenix, part 2 story was wider than the width of the div it fit into... so appeared truncated on the RHS. no biggee.
[11:49:44] <paulej72> also caused the scroll bar to appear
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[15:10:08] <Bytram> paulej72: things are looking much better -- that's some crazy coding you've done!
[15:11:25] <Bytram> Still trying to understand what is happening, and it may be particular to my mobile browser (chrome on android) but the title of the first couple/three comments (TNG, -1, Oldest first) appears about 50% of normal size.
[15:12:42] <Bytram> don't have enough data to say for sure, but it *may* be that this only occurs in the first comment tree
[15:20:33] <Bytram> paulej72: the main other thing I see myself fumbling with is a layout issue. Things work as they are, but it would make more sense to me to have the Comment Tree Collapse/Expand icon (++/--) appear *first* in the title bar, and then the Single_Comment Collapse/Expand icon (+/-) appear next. That removes the gap that appears between the icon (+/i) and the actual title when a comment has no children.
[15:22:22] <Bytram> And, hard to put into words, but generally inner things control the things they are nearest to, and as one moves out, it encompasses more stuff. Here, our paradigm seems backwards to me.
[15:49:23] <paulej72> Bytram: if there is a font issue it may be due to how mobile browsers embiggen certain elements. As the titles are now wrapped in lable tags this might cause some issues
[15:50:08] <Bytram> nod nod
[15:50:56] <Bytram> frankly, I'm not surprised... I've seen some font sizing issues in the past where the exact same CSS gets displayed differently depending on where on the page it is located... seems to have no bearing on its siblings parents or anything else.
[15:51:45] <Bytram> hence the way I couched the description of what I encountered... just in case it is NOT just my system, you'll at least have some data to help make an assessment.
[15:57:20] <Bytram> speaking of which, at this very moment I am running into a formatting issue on a self-created page on my mobile!
[16:06:18] <Bytram> paulej72: I just sent you two admin-to-user messages so you can see the "garbling" that occurs; delete the first message from the initial message screen and then, in the "checkbox view", open the second one in a new tab and view source.
[16:07:06] <Bytram> start here: https://soylentnews.org
[16:07:06] <aqu4>  ^ "3Log In"
[16:07:12] <Bytram> ROFL!
[16:08:58] <paulej72> Bytram: how do you get to chckbox view
[16:09:28] <Bytram> delete one of the messages on the intial messages view... I sent you two messages so that you could delte one of them =)
[16:10:08] <paulej72> well that's the issue this page was susposed to be gone :)
[16:10:24] <Bytram> which page was supposed to be gone? the checkbox one?
[16:10:31] <paulej72> yeah
[16:10:35] <Bytram> oops.
[16:11:29] <paulej72> I have not been testing anything on that view since i created the new one
[16:12:04] <Bytram> pretty kewel to see the first line of the message embedded as pseudo-attributes as part of an element... I've never seen anything like that before
[16:12:07] <Bytram> creativity++
[16:12:07] <Bender> karma - creativity: 1
[16:12:45] <paulej72> no it is addDomainTags or some such getting it jacked up
[16:12:57] <Bytram> Hmm?
[16:13:07] <Bytram> oh, yeah, I can see that happening.
[16:13:15] <Bytram> oh, that reminds me!
[16:13:35] <Bytram> We had reports of issues with domain tags not appearing where they were supposed to.
[16:13:44] <paulej72> I fixed that last night
[16:13:55] <Bytram> From memory, I did not see them in the extended copy part of a story
[16:14:06] <Bytram> oh? NICE!
[16:14:16] <paulej72> well i did in comments
[16:14:58] * Bytram goes to check it out
[16:15:15] <paulej72> in the copy, we did not break that so it should still work, unless it's from the front page when expaning the copy
[16:15:56] <paulej72> and I may need to see if parseDomainTags is set before we use the extended copy on indes.pl
[16:15:57] <Bytram> speaking of which, when I do a preview in the editor window, I don't see where the "[Continues...]" link would appear.
[16:16:49] <paulej72> because the preview show the expanded view so you can see the whole article like on a story page.
[16:17:28] <paulej72> Continues would go at the end of the main copy
[16:17:52] <Bytram> Umm, okay... but on a story page I see "[ Edit ] , display" displayed between the basic and extended copy sections.
[16:18:20] <Bytram> so there is at least some textual indicator where the "break" would be
[16:18:33] <Bytram> is helpful to see if I have chosen a reasonable break in the story to put the 'physical' break in the layout.
[16:18:53] <paulej72> Yeah that is where continues would be on the index.pl page.
[16:19:02] <Bytram> okay, just checked... not seeing [Domain] in the extended copy part of a story (TNG, -1, Oldest first) -- https://soylentnews.org
[16:19:10] <aqu4>  ^ "3Controversial Author Charles Murray Flees Middlebury Campus During Violent Protest - SoylentNews"
[16:19:26] <Bytram> I have things set to show them to me in all the places
[16:19:32] <paulej72> put it in as a request. I'll see how hard it would be to fix
[16:19:35] <Bytram> I think. let me double check.
[16:19:41] <Bytram> k
[16:19:59] <Bytram> paulej72: would you please add domain displays in the extended copy of a long article?
[16:20:03] <Bytram> =)
[16:20:46] <paulej72> domain tags will not display in artiles if you don't have you prefs set correctly :)
[16:22:28] * Bytram has a poor connection today... hexchat reports lag of 5.2 seconds
[16:23:39] <Bytram> okay, on My Preferences page, Comments tab, I have "Display Link Domains? (shows the actual domain of any link in brackets)" set to "Show link domains in comments and stories" which is the most inclusive selection available.
[16:45:58] <Bytram> my connection is horrible this morning... am going to take that as a sign, take a break to take care of some stuff on the home front, and check back in later this afternoon, if all goes well.
[16:46:17] <Bytram> paulej72: many thanks for the quick bug IDing and fixing work today!
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[22:02:57] <Bytram> paulej72: I have an idea on how to handle the issue of a gap between the toggle icons and the actual comment title...
[22:04:16] <Bytram> .commentTop .title h4 label, .commentbt h4 label { border-left: solid white; padding-left 0.5em; }
[22:05:01] <Bytram> these are in additio to the ones that are already there in comments.css (Pale Moon debugger says line: 430)
[22:05:34] <Bytram> I'll admit it is a little jarring at first but it grew on me really quickly... give it a try!
[22:09:27] <Bytram> For context, this is what is there now:
[22:09:29] <Bytram> .commentTop .title h4 label,
[22:09:29] <Bytram> .commentbt h4 label
[22:09:29] <Bytram> {
[22:09:29] <Bytram> padding-top: 0;
[22:09:29] <Bytram> display: inline;
[22:09:30] <Bytram> cursor: pointer;
[22:09:32] <Bytram> font-weight: inherit;
[22:09:34] <Bytram> }
[22:09:48] <Bytram> -----------------
[22:09:54] <Bytram> hope it proves useful!
[22:29:31] <Bytram> UPDATE: Add these two lines, instead:
[22:29:37] <Bytram> border-left: 1px solid;
[22:29:44] <Bytram> padding-left: 0.5em;
[22:29:49] <Bytram> ----------------
[22:30:12] <Bytram> Tried on both system default and OMGPwnies themes.