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Old August 21 2009, 07:31 AM   #76
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Re: TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

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I know how you feel. I have an Acer Aspire One, resolution 1024x600. This setup just eats up all my screen space. I'd have better luck using a Ouija board and a bag of tea grounds.
I don't think it's even just an issue for non-premium members since all of the sidebars have gotten wider. It doesn't even look right on my 1680x1050 display at home.

It also increases the need for a mobile friendly version of the site as it doesn't display very well at all on my phone anymore.

I can understand that the state of the advertising market is such that these things might be necessary but I'd buy a premium membership just for the option to turn the sidebars off entirely.

Oh, and as for the bird, this place is run by a Romulan - wrong type of bird entirely.
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Old August 21 2009, 08:06 AM   #77
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Zathras.
Or even better: Zathras.

Or maybe: Zathras.
I prefer Zathras.

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Gene, the small bird of the galaxy!
This I like.

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Big blue
How about Little Blue?
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Old August 21 2009, 08:19 AM   #78
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I can understand that the state of the advertising market is such that these things might be necessary but I'd buy a premium membership just for the option to turn the sidebars off entirely.
Might not help for the mobile version, but I've hacked up a quick GreaseMonkey script, downloadable here. Install the GreaseMonkey plugin, save the file as untwittrekbbs.user.js, open in firefox, and you get to enjoy the BBS in wide-screen glory once again.
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Old August 21 2009, 08:41 AM   #79
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Re: TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

I'm missing something, it just opens the file in FF as text
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Old August 21 2009, 08:44 AM   #80
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I can understand that the state of the advertising market is such that these things might be necessary but I'd buy a premium membership just for the option to turn the sidebars off entirely.
Might not help for the mobile version, but I've hacked up a quick GreaseMonkey script, downloadable here. Install the GreaseMonkey plugin, save the file as untwittrekbbs.user.js, open in firefox, and you get to enjoy the BBS in wide-screen glory once again.
Thanks! That worked perfectly. My point remains, though, I'd prefer to be able to turn it off without using a script.
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Old August 21 2009, 08:44 AM   #81
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Re: Australis: Have you installed the GreaseMonkey plugin? It should open up a screen offering you to install the script.
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Old August 21 2009, 08:47 AM   #82
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No, I don't think it offered. Give me a minute.

ETA: Whoops, missed the bit about installing the GM add-on. Now done. Still the same. What directory should the js file be in? I've put it in FF\modules
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Old August 21 2009, 10:41 AM   #83
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Old August 21 2009, 10:54 AM   #84
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Jeez-this thing cuts my screen in half at home! Kill the bird, kill the bird, somebody, kill the bird!(Sung to the tune of Oh, Clementine!)
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Old August 21 2009, 10:55 AM   #85
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Re: TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

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Jeez-this thing cuts my screen in half at home! Kill the bird, kill the bird, somebody, kill the bird!(Sung to the tune of Oh, Clementine!)
Well, it's not actually the bird causing it. It's the new "features" block that has been expanded. I like to call it "Screen Killer".

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Old August 21 2009, 11:06 AM   #86
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No, I don't think it offered. Give me a minute.

ETA: Whoops, missed the bit about installing the GM add-on. Now done. Still the same. What directory should the js file be in? I've put it in FF\modules
Shouldn't matter. As long as you give it a filename ending in .user.js

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Old August 21 2009, 11:27 AM   #87
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Big blue
How about Little Blue?
I like
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Old August 21 2009, 12:26 PM   #88
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Re: TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

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Jeez-this thing cuts my screen in half at home! Kill the bird, kill the bird, somebody, kill the bird!(Sung to the tune of Oh, Clementine!)
Well, it's not actually the bird causing it. It's the new "features" block that has been expanded. I like to call it "Screen Killer".

J.
There's no reason they couldn't reduce the size of the sidebar, is there? Better off to have a readable BBS, and then Twitter links that take 2 lines to get through. It's just a friggin' link, after all.

And if the top banner ad isn't going to stretch to fit the new size, seems like there's room for BOTH banner ads up top. and can lose the one on the right.

Then again, tough to discuss this when the QSF threads are locked down at the first sign of anything other than praise. Be nice to actually discuss these things rationally...
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Old August 21 2009, 12:51 PM   #89
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oo! new one: 'lunch'!
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Old August 21 2009, 12:53 PM   #90
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It's not the Twitter pic. Not. At .All.

Future plans include having a 300 pixel wide column on that side. Much too wide for my little screen.

Rocketman, Under Extensions --> Greasemonkey --> Options, there's a window titled Mange User Scripts. In the Included Pages frame, it won't let me add the tbbs website, or edit the script in the left frame. What am I doing wrong? (FF 3.5.2, Win XP).
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