Page Stretching

Discussion in '-feedback-' started by Amatsu, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:24 pm

    There's something that's annoying me about visiting scape recently. The rule about stretching out the page with images isn't enforced strictly.

    I don't want to scroll over to read a post, than scroll back over to read the next line, and over to read the end, and back to read another post, etc. D: It's a hassle

    People often stretch out pages with long links too, which I think should be against the rules.

    I just think this rule should be enforced completely, a page shouldn't be stretched out even only a few pixels. :(

    This is just a suggestion. ::kisaki::

    (this post sounds so complain-y... sorry, I dunno how to write it another way. :/ )
     
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  2. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

    Cerceaux
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:14 pm

    Amatsu wrote:
    Enforced.
    Sorry, it was bugging me... :oops:
     
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  3. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:06 pm

    Cerceaux wrote:
    :oops: thanks
     
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  4. Berserk -member- -member-

    Berserk
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:25 pm

    I agree that it's annoying, but I don't think it needs any particular attention. It's not that big of a deal.
     
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  5. Halvorc -member- -member-

    Halvorc
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:04 pm

    Use tinyurl.com.
     
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  6. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:17 pm

    Berserk wrote:
    It happens extremely often... and I don't really request any special attention, just a little more attention than it is getting now

    @Halvorc: ::cop:: ::cop:: actually, an image you posted that stretched the page inspired me to start this thread. ::meev::
    But seriously, I'm not blaming you or singling you out, i'm sure almost everyone has done it, I've done it. I just wish it would be dealt with more often. ::meev::
     
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  7. Halvorc -member- -member-

    Halvorc
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:40 pm

    I don't mind seeing big pictures that stretch the page. They're far more interesting than avatars and stupid images in signatures that no one cares about. Recently, I decided to Ad-block every avatar and picture in signatures. I may do so if there's a really annoying picture that stretches the page, but I'm OK about them, in general.
     
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  8. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:02 pm

    I have an idea for how to fix this. I'll play around with it and see what happens.

    EDIT: no good. Anyway you can always bring it to my attention if there's a picture that needs to be edited into a link.
     
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  9. Susan -member- -member-

    Susan
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:32 pm

    I was wondering what was going on. ::bleh:: The forum has suddenly started to go crazy!
     
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  10. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:33 pm

    Susan wrote:
    Is it back to normal now?
     
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  11. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:25 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Yeah, but when i do that i feel like i'm complaining and nagging :oops:
     
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  12. Antaeus -member- -member-

    Antaeus
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:07 am

    flowersofnight wrote:
    Just an idea, maybe it is possible to program a sort-of "protection system". Everytime when someone posts an image that makes the page stretched, then it will be automatically changed into a link or a smaller image. This smaller image is a link to the image in its original size.

    Quite a lot of forums solve this "stretching problem" with this, but I have no idea how they add it to the forum.
     
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  13. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:11 am

    I tried something like that for avatars once and it didn't work, for reasons outside my control. The server this forum is running on can't seem to load files remotely via PHP, so it can't examine images posted by users automatically. I was trying to find a CSS solution to this but had no luck.
     
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  14. Kamijo -member- -member-

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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:22 am

    Amatsu wrote:
    You'll never fix things if you don't complain to people who can fix things.
     
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  15. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:26 am

    maybe i can steal my way to page pixel-width perfection. :roll: ::meev::
     
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  16. Kamijo -member- -member-

    Kamijo
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:34 am

    Hello THIEF. How is it going THIEF?
     
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  17. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:38 am

    Kamijo wrote:
    :| cause that wasn't the joke.

    ::kiss:: kidding.
     
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  18. Kyuketsuki -dead scape- dead scape

    Kyuketsuki
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:21 pm

    Amatsu, which threads are you talking about in particular? I haven't noticed it happening in the random thread, so the only place I can think of it possibly happening is in the MM picture thread. If that's the case....just don't go there. :| I hardly ever visit that thread myself anymore because I found the picture upon picture annoying. ::meev::
     
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  19. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:40 pm

    Kyuketsuki wrote:
    it doesnt just happen in one thread. ::shifty::

    also, links people use [usually from ebay] stretch pages and i think thats annoying also.
     
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  20. Cerceaux -tea party- -tea party-

    Cerceaux
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    Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:46 pm

    ^ Which reminds me of a question I've had for a while.
    How do you code links so that they show up as a title rather than a long web adress?

    Like: Click here
    Instead of: ww.blahblahblahblah.whatever

    Thanks. :)
     
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