TrekBBS Contest: Name the Twitter Bird!

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

  1. Rocketman

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    Re: Australis: Have you installed the GreaseMonkey plugin? It should open up a screen offering you to install the script.
     
  2. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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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
     
  3. captcalhoun

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  4. Mistral

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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!)
     
  5. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    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.
     
  6. Rocketman

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    Shouldn't matter. As long as you give it a filename ending in .user.js

     
  7. Serial thread killer

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    I like:bolian:
     
  8. Scout101

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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...
     
  9. captcalhoun

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    oo! new one: 'lunch'!
     
  10. Australis

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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).
     
  11. Coloratura

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


    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.

    J.
     
  12. Rocketman

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    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.
     
  13. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Premium Member

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    "Kill the bird, tuppence a shot"

    (I think Holdfast would approve. :evil:)

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

    http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?p=3320653#post3320653

    What gender is the Twitter Bird? :wtf: :lol:
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2009
  14. Australis

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    Uh huh. Okay.

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

    Oh, YES!

    Thanks, man! :D
     
  15. Thor Damar

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    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.
     
  16. Rocketman

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    Glad to hear it worked for you.
     
  17. HappyDayRiot

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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.
     
  18. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Premium Member

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    :guffaw: That and James Tweet Kirk... :guffaw:


    Hmmm... Kathryn Janewing? :bolian: [:rolleyes: - everyone]
     
  19. Mr. B

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    This is nice scripting work. I had a lot of trouble making one a lot less virtuous. It's on Userscripts.
     
  20. Rocketman

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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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