Quote# 122922

Let's talk about the site and other things!

Post feedback, issues, random comments, death threats, etc. here like in the original "Greet your new masters!" thread.

[Thread's locked because the party's moved here!]

Site / Off-topic Discussion Thread #2, FSTDT 143 Comments [12/8/2016 3:47:19 PM]
Fundie Index: 0
Submitted By: shy

1 2 3 4 5 6 | bottom


Updating the site ATM?

Can we get the old font back?

12/8/2016 4:18:42 PM


@dxdydz: Yes, I was just testing to see if changing the font of the body tag changed the font of everything. Sorry about that. If it doesn't revert or the site looks funny, press CTRL+Shift+R (CMD+Shift+R if you're a degenerate Mac user like me).

I'm pretty much going to do a rewrite of the CSS as well as the HTML of the front page. As is, there is no way to style it to make me happy. The new style probably won't look too much different than the current one. Same general color scheme and layout, just more polish.

12/8/2016 4:26:11 PM



Yep, just needed a refresh.

Also, is FOTY new or has it been done in previous years?

12/8/2016 4:31:02 PM

Will the FOTY nominations begin soon?


Nevermind, I now see the top banner.


12/8/2016 4:34:53 PM


@dxdydz: FOTY it's been going on as long as I can remember, and I'm just keeping the tradition going.

@1996714: "Soon" as in the next couple of days. I've got some time to sit down and work on the site now, so I'm taking advantage of it.

12/8/2016 4:45:21 PM


One odd bit is that my login seems to expire really rapidly. Like, if I'm off the site for an hour rapidly.

Still, happy to see everything in working form!

12/8/2016 5:17:21 PM


@CrowFood: Log out and log back in. Then close your browser, reopen it, come back here, and tell me what happens.

12/8/2016 5:31:27 PM



Good to see the kinks worked out (my name outside of the standard Comments sections appears & underlined here now!), and things are running smoothly. Onwards & Upwards...!

...oh, and a certain amphibious troll is back:


12/9/2016 12:00:21 AM


@Moose-kun: back again, b& again

12/9/2016 6:38:01 AM


What's the font used here? TNR?

12/9/2016 7:20:47 AM


@HIT IT: Yep, generally. It's the default serif font of your browser, which is good old Times New Roman for virtually all Windows and Mac users.

12/9/2016 7:24:09 AM


@test: Tell me when you're done so I can clean up your mess :p

You can use any font you want, and as long as it's installed on the other person's computer, they can see it.

It's a safe bet the person on the other end has Arial, Comic Sans MS (eugh), Courier New, Georgia, Impact, Microsoft Sans Serif, Palatino Linotype, Tahoma, Times New Roman, Trebuchet MS, and Verdana.

12/9/2016 8:34:34 AM



I figured that was the case with fonts.

I was playing around with the fonts thingy.

Test <— for some reason, if there is more than one of these in a post the text in every instance gets larger.

But I can't seem to get it to work for other fonts. I guess I'm done messing around in that post, but I'm still very interested in getting the fonts you listed to work.

12/9/2016 8:46:22 AM


@test: Also, you can't inject JavaScript. That's naughty.

12/9/2016 8:54:14 AM



I was actually trying to mess with CSS, I don't know dip about java. But I do know that it's naughty :)

SQL but similar idea.

12/9/2016 8:56:31 AM


@test: I love that comic. I had it in my little cubicle when I was an assistant DB admin.

12/9/2016 9:10:41 AM


It's certainly a goodie.

12/9/2016 9:50:28 AM


Will we get access to more BBCode commands or more symbols that can be used in text in the future?

12/9/2016 11:29:13 AM


@dxdydz: I'm not sure. What codes would you want?

As for symbols, the database is stored in Windows-1252 encoding, so you're limited to the characters it supports. Converting it to UTF-8 ("Unicode") to give access to all the characters is a long-term plan.

12/9/2016 1:11:14 PM



"What codes would you want?"

•A preformatting command might be helpful. I've seen a few instances where there would be a comment or a part of a quote that contained ASCII art had multiple spaces removed, hence it didn't look right.

•I've seen a couple places where people have tried to alter text size and the command isn't implemented on the site. But I'd understand if that command doesn't get added because some people might just use it to make walls of needlessly large text.

•Maybe the ability to center or left/right justify text.

•The source code for Stuxnet.

"Converting it to UTF-8 ("Unicode") to give access to all the characters is a long-term plan."


12/9/2016 2:01:04 PM

Mister Spak

Did you evict anonymous coward? I haven't seen it/them since you took over.

12/10/2016 9:46:21 AM


Do psuedomathematicians with Gene Ray-esque rantings not get accepted into CTSTDT or is it because I messed up the posting format? Because I think I messed up the format pretty bad.

But here are some examples anyways: John Gabriel, his use of the term 'academic moron', and loads of other nonsense mixed in there with a dash of antisemitism.

12/10/2016 11:10:27 AM


@dxdydz: It takes me a while to go through the quotes, and I leave a few unposted to save for slow days. Given what you said, your quote will probably be approved. This quote sounds fun, resubmit it, and I'll approve it now and delete the old one in the queue.

12/10/2016 12:00:49 PM



Kk, thanks. I just felt I should ask as I'm still not 100% sure how things work around here. (And I think I submitted two copies by accident, so you'll have to ice them both.)

Edit: Okay, I resubmitted what should be a workable post.

12/10/2016 12:23:53 PM


It's great to have a spot for discussing stuff, here. FQA is so darn negative and I feel secure and accepted, here.

Anyway; I need your help guys. I recently learned that's Trump's "win" was the result of hacking from Russia....
....I'm sorry if all links are for Addicting info but it appears that Trump is a PUPPET for PUTIN! Through hacking and cheating, VLADMIR PUTIN is BASICALLY THE NEW POTUS VIA DONALD TRUMP!

We must not let this happen. Trump has cheated. Russia's involved! This alone should disqualify a Trump/Pence Ticket!

I want to start a Petition on Care2 and other sites to push the U.S. Government to revoke Trump's election and give it to Hillary/Kaine and to prosecute Trump, FBI Head James Comey and others for TREASON!

I don't know who to address it to and I don't know what to say. My understanding of the US Govt. is rudimentary and I don't know what words to use. Can you guys tell me the best place in the US Govt. to address this to and come up with an awesome, very persuasive text for me to use for the Petition?

Thank you so much. Time's running short and I don't want a Putin-run U.S.A!

[I'll also put the above message in the regular site so everyone can see it and help me.]

12/10/2016 1:06:30 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 | top: comments page