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Aloz1
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How are these forums indented

I find it really interesting to see the way you have structured this forum, and I would like to know if you used a certain cms or forum package to build your website. I am mainly interested in this because I have been setting up a website and I love this kind of structure. I would love to know how it was done.
BTW I LOVE using the portable apps off of this website, they have saved me SO many times in the past that I basically can't count them any more, thanks to everyone who has put SO MUCH EFFORT into this website and all of it's apps.

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drupal

AFAIK it is made with drupal here

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Any forum platform

As said above me, Drupal is the software used, but any forum platform (well, many of them) can use the reply structure PortableApps uses. On Invision, I think it's called Nested? Also, there are Drupal forums with normal reply indentation (flat and chronological). This setup is rare and unliked by many, hence its rarity. Some forums even let the users pick how they want theirs. I know IMDb does this for their boards.

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annoyingly

They are formatted in an annoying manner. I would much prefer they be chronological, rather than this weird thing with the replies and all. This would make it easier for me to read only the comments that are new (I don't always remember the "NEW" tag).

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein

My use of Google indicates that I am insane.

Aloz1
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I quite like it, for me it

I quite like it, for me it makes it easier to view who has replied to who (like I've just replied to you now). I just never knew how to do it till now.

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Yes, but would you rather

Yes, but would you rather prefer seeing users post obnoxiously long blockquotes back and forth?

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Easier to see new posts

If you're using Stylish for Firefox, you can make new comments stand out. It's also possible with Opera or Google Chrome. Style for Stylish would be something like:

@namespace url(http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml);

@-moz-document domain("portableapps.com") {

.comment.comment-new.even, .comment.comment-new.odd { background: rgba(20,20,20,.75) !important; }

}

That makes the background of new comments gray/transparent, and should be visible at a glance. You can change "rgba(*,*,*,*)" part with any color you like, since this choice is far from being optimal. You can use RGBA color code, for example: "rgba(20,20,20,1)" (without the quotes); RGB code: "rgb(192,192,192)"; HEX code: "#C0C0C0"; even color names like "gold", or "gray".

Preview of this code: http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/989/panewpostdark.png
Preview of possibilities: http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/231/panewpostdark2.png

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In all my years of posting

In all my years of posting and lurking these forums (well, mainly lurking) I never actually thought about using Stylish for that. Thankyou for a job well done, you win three internets ^_^

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Thanks

Glad (if) it helps Smile

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2 problems

Two screenshots, two problems.

One... if there are new posts across 2 pages, Drupal clears the "New" status of the posts on the second page when it calls the first one (because it's calling the whole topic, not JUST the page you're on). It does beat just looking for the New thing, but it's functionally the same thing. What's the solution? Not sure there is one. Maybe if you could make two separate, simultaneous calls to the database to pull up pages X and Y in separate tabs, each displaying new posts, before resetting the "New" status? Theoretically possible but not possible with Stylish or GreaseMonkey.

Two... I have used a userstyle like that second one for GameFAQs. It taxed the heck out of my last computer, dragged it to its knees. Guess it's the gradient. It's a beautiful effect once, but for me at least, it wore my eyes out after an hour or so. I love the look but it is not without serious caveats.

Not knocking your work. Just saying.

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Maybe, maybe not

#1 is a server-side problem. The anticipated Drupal upgrade might fix it(?).

As for #2, it's based on older version of Dark Shiny Blue styles from Preston ( DaedalusIcarusHelios ). His styles usually have some performance impact, but as I've hardly used any serious effects, I experienced no slowdowns whatsoever. Background image is static, most elements are given alpha transparency, added boxy look and feel, text justified, buttons darkened, other small fixes... It might sound like much, but these effects pose little overhead.

As for the eye fatigue, I feel for you, but this style plays nice with my eyes. Smile What would be (in your opinion) a good looking website/style that doesn't wear out the eyes? Just curious.

(at the OP: sorry for going off topic, I guess we need a "CSS hacks" thread Wink )

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