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Last post time now being cut off

JaninJanin Registered User regular
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On Mac Firefox, just noticed this morning.

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited September 2007
    it's because your default text size is higher than normal

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    JaninJanin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    it's because your default text size is higher than normal

    I'm pretty sure it's new today, and I've had the same font size settings on this computer for months.

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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2007
    it is new today.

    People were asking that long names not grow the box, so now the box is set to a fixed width&height and set to "clip" text which flows outside of it. I can't give the best of both worlds ( a box which resizes to large fonts but doesn't stretch when unusually long text appears ). There has to be a tradeoff, and I felt the long usernames were affecting more people than the clipping of large font sizes would.

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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2007
    If you are comfortable with setting up custom stylesheets in your browser, I think you should be able to workaround your problem with something like:
    .alt1 div {height:auto !important;}
    .alt2 div {height:auto !important;}

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    JaninJanin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Ramius wrote: »
    it is new today.

    People were asking that long names not grow the box, so now the box is set to a fixed width&height and set to "clip" text which flows outside of it. I can't give the best of both worlds ( a box which resizes to large fonts but doesn't stretch when unusually long text appears ). There has to be a tradeoff, and I felt the long usernames were affecting more people than the clipping of large font sizes would.

    Can you alter the page to clip the usernames before they are printed? I don't know what template engine vbulletin uses, but here's an example of what I mean in Smarty.

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    RamiusRamius Joined: July 19, 2000 Administrator, ClubPA admin
    edited September 2007
    I could...but it would be not at the template level but in the code as a plugin.

    I'd rather not because it would result in a loss of fidelity (e.g. if we ever allow search engines in, they would not see the whole name...If you ever try to CTRL-F search for a name on an index page you would need to know to type the fractional part of the name...If you have your font-size set extra small, you would have extra space with a truncated name...etc)

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