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#21 Real Deal

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 01:33 PM

Always been curious as to what you do for a living Real Deal? It's obviously something really complex and time-consuming since I know for someone like you, it would take a lot to limit your activity around these here parts of the town.

Well, since I was 16, I've been a self-employed computer technician and web designer, but over the last eight months, I've been employed by a maintenance supply company, a distributor, as a system admin and marketing director...but over the last 2-3 months, they incorporated billing (which was only done by their owner, for 29 years) and a small part of purchasing. The three owners, two of which are always in the office, are putting a couple of guys into place to run the company in 5-6 years, and as it stands, eight months in, I'm doing nearly everything anyone in the company can do, aside from actually driving our trucks and delivering products (which is what we have warehouse guys for).

Being self-employed was great, but my town is pretty damn small, and at one point, I had a lot of customers...but I wasn't half-ass'ing my job JUST to get callbacks. Because I didn't, I had less work, and because my rates were basically running all the other techs into the ground, it eventually hurt me. It happens, and before I made the decision to finally increase those rates, I ran into the opportunity above.

#22 Real Deal

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 01:34 PM

if u need me to post some nice gifs i will, bring back the other site homie.

Haha, I know you would.

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#23 Massacre

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 01:37 PM

Well then, that's understandable. Good luck with that if you're seeing it as something long-term.

I personally think it would be perfect to transform the site after the draft, free agency and coaching changes that will potentially take place within the organization. Just an overall nice refresh to the team and to the forums simultaneously would be perfect. Because we do need a new banner and I assume we will need a new one when the update takes place, but I think right now there isn't a rush especially since most of the staff seems busy.

If you were to sit down and do it today, how long would it take?
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#24 Real Deal

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 02:08 PM

It really depends on what all we were wanting to incorporate into the overall design, and what capabilities we want to feature. If I'm really driven, and I isolate myself from the rest of the world (and I've done that before, lol), I can get it all done in a couple of days. That's including me having to design a skin from scratch (from the default IPB skin), reinstall modifications with the new board software, convert what's needed, etc.

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Posted April 12, 2014 - 06:11 PM

That's awesome RD. You gave the best answers anyone could ever possibly ask for. Completely understand and totally respect you as I always have, but even more. I thought maybe you received or could receive a bit more help from others, but seeing as how pretty much everything is on you, you take your time. Again, apologies for the hassle, but was just curious and you satisfied that curiosity and more. Thanks again.


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Posted August 14, 2014 - 11:05 AM

I cannot properly recall, but perhaps this suggestion has been mentioned before:

 

Many users, during intense debates, tend to write long posts. Then another user may quote that select long post and write a lengthy, detailed post of his or her own. Since many users, when quoting a post, do not delete or shrink the large text, the end result can often be a page replete with monstrous blocks of text. Users have to constantly scroll and often shorter posts can be unintentionally looked past.

 

So why not implement a feature that when someone quotes another user's long text and completes the post, the quoted version is truncated to certain dimensions and comes with an "Click to expand" option. It doesn't necessarily have to be vice versa. Just every time a user refreshes the page, any quoted blocks exceeding a certain limit will automatically shrink to a designated size and offer an option to expand.



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Posted August 15, 2014 - 04:07 PM

So why not implement a feature that when someone quotes another user's long text and completes the post, the quoted version is truncated to certain dimensions and comes with an "Click to expand" option. It doesn't necessarily have to be vice versa. Just every time a user refreshes the page, any quoted blocks exceeding a certain limit will automatically shrink to a designated size and offer an option to expand.

 

I will see if I can come up with a modification that is easily implementable. If I can, I will recommend it to the admins. The first thought that comes to mind is styling quotes to have a

max-height

and then apply the

overflow-y

property for a scrollbar. So if the max-height of quotes could only be 500px, but there was more text (vertically) than 500px, a scrollbar would appear within the quote (similar to when you make a quick reply and a scrollbar appears if you go beyond the vertical height of the field).


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#28 Real Deal

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Posted August 15, 2014 - 11:21 PM

I will see if I can come up with a modification that is easily implementable. If I can, I will recommend it to the admins. The first thought that comes to mind is styling quotes to have a

max-height

and then apply the

overflow-y

property for a scrollbar. So if the max-height of quotes could only be 500px, but there was more text (vertically) than 500px, a scrollbar would appear within the quote (similar to when you make a quick reply and a scrollbar appears if you go beyond the vertical height of the field).

Small problem with this, because I did try this a while back (over at my place): it creates issues when you have quote embedding.  However, that may have been something I could have fixed, but I needed to tear up the CSS a bit.

 

I did see a modification for this a while back, but it was never updated.  Could be a new one now.

 

Or I could code something.  I don't know.






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