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siria

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  1. Great, thanks for confirming! :-) If the forum shows up for you with completely messy vertical whitespace and huge font, nearly unusable, that sounds like you use a slightly older browser too? Yeah I had struggled ENDLESSLY with that mess too after the last forum-downgrade, with mine being especially ancient. But had finally figured a few css-tricks, posted here: https://msfn.org/board/topic/182251-old-browsers-ips-forum-layout-bugs-self-help-tweaks-css/ Have a look, there are solutions for several crucial msfn layout probs since the last layout downgrade desaster. Especially the HUG
  2. @RainyShadow Thanks for testing! Ah yes, if merged into a 1-line-BOOKMARKLET, the usual commentline sign // breaks the scripts. So as usual it helps to either delete all comments, or put them between starlets at begin and end /* xxxx */ As for the clearing prob, good hint, could reproduce and fix. By placing the code into a function wrap, another usual fix that often works: javascript:(function(){...code....})() BOOKMARKLET: javascript:(function(){if (document.location.href.toString().substr(0,29) == 'https://msfn.org/board/forum/'){ if (document.getElementById('idPinnedTopics') ==
  3. Couldn't resist.... If anyone is curious and can handle userscripts (JS), this wraps up the Pinned-Topics in a smaller box with scrollbars. The CSS values can alternatively be defined in a user CSS file (#idPinnedTopics{max-height: 400px;} etc) if (document.location.href.toString().substr(0,29) == 'https://msfn.org/board/forum/'){ if (document.getElementById('idPinnedTopics') == null) { var LIST=document.querySelectorAll('i.fa-thumb-tack'); if (LIST && LIST.length > 0){ var wrapPins=document.createElement('ol'); wrapPins.id='idPinnedTopics'; wrapPins.style.
  4. It's really a prob, either way. Don't want to lose anything, while at the same time readability is a pain, especially in old browsers, where it's very hard to even see where the normal topics begin. What would be by far best: if the whole pinned-topics-block could be placed inside a common html-element, with a limited max-height by CSS. Then only the first few topics remain permanently visible, but the rest is easily found too by just scrolling down, with a vertical scrollbar. Catch: how get them inside a common block?? Actually had tried to get that look about 2-3 years ago already
  5. My 7zip v15.11 on 98SE has no probs with the archived file above.. What I often see is people telling 7z wouldn't work, and never getting the idea their 7z might just be too extremely old. In such cases an update quickly helps (if you have access to updates...)
  6. Yes of course, but that's not what I meant. The URL for editing must match the NEW topic URL too, or it can choke. Actually I think I had that case just recently, but can't remember details anymore.... And not quite sure if it was here in this forum, or elsewhere... But I think it was also a case of a split+moved topic "while" I was still busy editing, and when sending it, the topic didn't match anymore.... There was also an error message about editing being forbidden, and some text about "perhaps moved"... And yeah, sadly that reason only applies to the first case with the screenshot,
  7. Weird and scary... Due to own past experiences in various forums I usually try to remember to write longer posts in a text editor first, but not always succeed.. *whistle* And did a bit simple testing earlier, was glad to see at least editing is not time restricted to a few minutes now, and 3 edits of same post caused no probs either. But just noticed in the initial screenshot: "Moved"...? Uhm yes, the topic was moved, by splitting... That explains at least the "forbidden" editing, as the screenshot shows the URL was still the original topic And later, when editing was tried from t
  8. WARNING @ all: better not write or edit longer posts currently, like the FIRST one in such great support topics: Since 1-2 days the forum is reported to have a killer bug, it simply DELETES the rest of "longer" posts without warning! And no restore possible (the definition of "long" is also debatable) And when trying to edit and add the rest again, the first attempt may look successful - BUT afterwards further edits are impossible: https://msfn.org/board/topic/182381-long-posts-truncated-new-annoying-bug/ .
  9. I've come to the opposite conclusion over the years. Sadly most files at external hosters tend to get lost very soon, while forum attachments survive as long as the forums. Unless of course, if some users exchange them all the time for lack of space. Perhaps a mixed strategy would be best, external hosters for only temporarily interesting stuff, and forum hosting for longterm important screenshots. And of course, I keep seeing tons of giant full-screen shots which could easily be cropped to the relevant parts. (Little plea: everyone using those &%$ embedded iframes for crossposting, I
  10. Vanished on Friday 2020-03-13, from one day to the next.
    Worrying since awhile, hope you're okay...

  11. Whow!! I had no clue you're so diligently updating the first post here, really wiki-like! Thank you Still hope to some day find enough time and backup diskspace to try that other Kex-stuff again too. When I had tried it last time awhile back, it had caused some major trouble, can't afford such gimmicks currently (and having zero clue how it works and how to repair manually is deadly) .
  12. ICON fonts / Awesome font: There's already detailed information here about that prob and solutions, just quite shattered across various topics. Too shattered... Most detailed info in this topic: https://msfn.org/board/topic/176837-disable-web-fonts-in-google-chromemozilla-firefox/?do=findComment&comment=1193887 incl. a simple download link for FontAwesome.ttf from MSFN domain directly. ============== Additional tip for users with old systems/browsers: Do you often see broken letters inside postings all across the web, in forums, blogs and comments? Usually just emoticons / emoji,
  13. Probably not... except if hardcoding a full path to a specific profile in the commandline. But mixing up those default folders is probably a very bad idea. 1) What I'm doing with any Mozilla browsers if possible, is to use portable versions, with profiles inside program folder. 2) If not portable, am using the Profile Manager, to juggle multiple profile folders inside the same settings folder. So far I just let it ask me at every startup which of the profiles shall be used, but it has preselected the "last used" profile, and occasionally I click blindly too quickly, after having used a diffe
  14. Thanks for confirmation! I often wonder if it's just me if no one else ever mentions bugs which are IMO killer probs (usually in KM) ;-) So, just for getting to see posted images, latest update for all IPS-forums now demands not only JS, but even min Firefox44? Whow, pretty hefty IMHO.... And worry a bit what that may mean for storing images in wayback archive, no idea.... workaround: e.g. a little bookmarklet for loading images in older browsers. Short test in Retrozilla seems ok: javascript:(function(){var img, i, LIST=document.images; if (document.querySelectorAll) LIST=document.que
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