TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Zulu Romeo, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Middle Earther

    Middle Earther Commodore Commodore

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    Actually, I like this. Capt. Jack for short. Everybody will think of Torchwood, then.

    Or, since he's blue and this is a Trek board, then Shran. (Isn't that the Andorian's name?)
     
  2. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    So did I. I was sadly unimpressed.
     
  3. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Me too.
    I mean, this is a mess:

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    Of course, I'm OCD and that may be part of it. :lol:


    J.
     
  4. sidious618

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    It's awful. It's all just awful.
     
  5. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Yeah, can't we just stick that big ad in the top banner or something?
     
  6. Middle Earther

    Middle Earther Commodore Commodore

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  7. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    Now imagine what it's like for us folk with an old school not so wide monitir and slightly larger font for ewase of reading - the forum descriptions now take up to 3 lines instead of 1 :(
     
  8. JonathonWally

    JonathonWally Admiral Admiral

    So, did UGO demand a bigger Ad-box or did the owner of this site cut a deal to get more money by increasing the size of the ad-box?
     
  9. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Ouch, I didn't even think about that.
     
  10. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    From the information that's been made available, it seems like AntonyF just felt like messing around. Even the mods weren't aware of the changes being made.
     
  11. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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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.

    This just popped up too, except it was moving images and everything:

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    I mean, really. That's just silly.
    This is what happens when you're no longer a Premium member. Wow, the ads have gotten much worse.

    J.
     
  12. Mike Farley

    Mike Farley Commodore Commodore

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    Or even better: Zathras.

    Or maybe: Zathras.
     
  13. A Shiny Kaylee Christmas

    A Shiny Kaylee Christmas Have An Awesome Possum Holiday! Moderator

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    Gene, the small bird of the galaxy!
     
  14. ITL

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    You got that right.

    :(
     
  15. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And i just lost it. :o
     
  16. Hermiod

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    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.
     
  17. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    I prefer Zathras. :)

    This I like.

    How about Little Blue? :bolian:
     
  18. Rocketman

    Rocketman Guest

    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.
     
  19. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    I'm missing something, it just opens the file in FF as text
     
  20. Hermiod

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    Thanks! That worked perfectly. My point remains, though, I'd prefer to be able to turn it off without using a script.