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Discussion in 'Feedback' started by AE35Unit, Jun 24, 2009.

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    AE35Unit

    AE35Unit ]==[]===O °

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    I'm sure the country,or area,from where the member hails used to be shown under each name. What happened to that and are there plans to revive it. Also how about a Shoutbox? ;)
     
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    If, as I do, you use the style called "chronicles-network all posters", you will get to see the member location (or the location from which a member claims to post).



    (The field where you can change the style is down at the bottom of every page on the left.)
     
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    Pyar

    Pyar anticipating destiny

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    OMG Ursa you just changed my world! This is so cool! :D
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Which in many cases aren't the same thing.

    What is a Shoutbox?
     
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    Interference

    Interference Destroyer of Words

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    How does one change the style?

    And what's a shout box -- and why?

    So much to know, so little time ...
     
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    pyan

    pyan Fortiter et recte! Staff Member

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    Go to the very bottom of a page - on the brown bar, there's a white window with -- Chronicles Network and a down-arrow on it. Click on that and it brings up the Style Changer.

    If you want to know a location without changing style, just click on a person's name, above their avatar, then click View Public Profile, then About Me - it's there as well.
     
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    Interference

    Interference Destroyer of Words

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    Amazing!!! Cinemascope!!! :D :D

    Thanks, Py :D
     
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    TheEndIsNigh

    TheEndIsNigh ...Prepare Thyself

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    I second that Interference. I wondered why the old wide screen view had gone.

    Three cheers for AE35
     
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    ...who, if he's using his mobile phone to browse here, may not be able to take full advantage of the wider screen.
     
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    TheEndIsNigh

    TheEndIsNigh ...Prepare Thyself

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    Sorry URSA, I should have included you in the cheers, since you provided the solution

    Thanks.
     
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    The Judge

    The Judge Truth. Order. Moderation. Staff Member

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    Wow. It works! But is it just me? The bar isn't brown, it's black. Am I colourally challenged?

    J
     
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    As it happens, I read of this solution somewhere here on the Chrons. (This was a while ago so, sadly, I can't further redirect the thanks.)


    And that bar is also black on my screen, Judge.
     
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    pyan

    pyan Fortiter et recte! Staff Member

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    My apologies - it is black. Either I just assumed it was brown because most of the rest are, or my deuteranopia is getting worse...:(
     
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    Ursa major

    Ursa major Bearly Believable Staff Member

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    You're not in some way related to John Dalton, are you, Py?




    And to stay on thread: What's a shoutbox?
     
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    Pyar

    Pyar anticipating destiny

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    lol Interference, you can't call both me and pyan "Py" :rolleyes:
     
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    pyan

    pyan Fortiter et recte! Staff Member

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    No, you're Py, and I'm py...or Your Mighty Greenness, Lord of the Tentacles, if you'd prefer...:D


    Ursa: Shoutbox
     
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    Culhwch

    Culhwch Lost Boy Staff Member

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    The idea of a shoutbox has been brought up before. You'd need to petition Brian. I'm against the idea, personally. I don't see what it would add to the community. In fact I could see it having a detrimental effect - folks having discussions in the shoutbox, then going on to threads to carry it on (or indeed, carrying the discussion from a thread to the shoutbox), there'd be no continuity for another member to come into the conversation...

    Tain't broke...
     
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    Interference

    Interference Destroyer of Words

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    Can't niver git too much py, ma frien'

    (apologies to Americans everywhere :eek:)

    And shoutboxes ... meh.

    (thanks for the link py- - er-um ... aw to heck :( )
     
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    Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    I agree.
     
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    TheEndIsNigh

    TheEndIsNigh ...Prepare Thyself

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    Did somebody mention Pie.

    Shoutbox?

    I agree with Cul.

    (now obviously my endorsement matters not a jot. However, I've fresh baked Fertwhurler here, to back it up)

    :)

    Just discovered, the decent quote box is also back. Marvelous this is all just win win
     
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