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Old August 21 2009, 12:57 PM   #91
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Re: TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

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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...
Yeah, it's not really a positive experience in QSF right now.


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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).
Yep, mobile devices can kiss the site goodbye for now, that includes mini laptops since their resolutions are only 1024x600, with the sidebar taking up just under 1/3 of the screen. That should make reading text, looking at images and the other banner ads on the page just real dandy.

It's like GM.

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Old August 21 2009, 01:16 PM   #92
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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).
That's not the way to do it.

  1. Save it to your desktop. Make sure it has a file name ending in .user.js.
  2. Go to the File > Open File ... menu. Select the file on your desktop.
  3. You should get a dialog box offering to install the file.
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Old August 21 2009, 01:33 PM   #93
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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!)
"Kill the bird, tuppence a shot"

(I think Holdfast would approve. )

EDIT: following today's announcement, AntonyF raises an interesting point:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...53#post3320653

What gender is the Twitter Bird?
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Old August 21 2009, 02:17 PM   #94
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Re: TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

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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).
That's not the way to do it.

  1. Save it to your desktop. Make sure it has a file name ending in .user.js.
  2. Go to the File > Open File ... menu. Select the file on your desktop.
  3. You should get a dialog box offering to install the file.
Uh huh. Okay.

/* goes and does the funky thing. Reboots. *?

Oh, YES!

Thanks, man!
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Old August 21 2009, 02:22 PM   #95
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Mistral wrote: View Post
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!)
"Kill the bird, tuppence a shot"

(I think Holdfast would approve. )

EDIT: following today's announcement, AntonyF raises an interesting point:

http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.ph...53#post3320653

What gender is the Twitter Bird?
I think it's a she, don't ask me why, it's just how I feel.

Henceforth therefore she shall be known as...Darth Tracy the Twit.
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Old August 21 2009, 02:59 PM   #96
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Thanks, man!
Glad to hear it worked for you.
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Old August 21 2009, 03:23 PM   #97
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Jean Luc Peckhard.

I'll get my coat. Unless we can have concurrent contest for cheesiest/worst name as well, in which I'd like my medal please.
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Old August 21 2009, 03:33 PM   #98
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Jean Luc Peckhard.
That and James Tweet Kirk...


Hmmm... Kathryn Janewing? [ - everyone]
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Old August 21 2009, 03:40 PM   #99
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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.
This is nice scripting work. I had a lot of trouble making one a lot less virtuous. It's on Userscripts.
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Old August 21 2009, 03:53 PM   #100
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Yours looks to be a lot more robust, though--javascript is not my native language, and the userscript will probably fail once AnthonyF updates the layout again.
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Old August 21 2009, 04:20 PM   #101
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Jean Luc Peckhard.

I'll get my coat. Unless we can have concurrent contest for cheesiest/worst name as well, in which I'd like my medal please.
You kidding? That's a legendary suggestion.
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Old August 21 2009, 06:40 PM   #102
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Old August 21 2009, 06:49 PM   #103
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Old August 21 2009, 07:11 PM   #104
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Old August 21 2009, 07:19 PM   #105
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