Questions and Confusions

  • @amatczak [WHISPER]Those holes are too small anyway, you can't see heck in it. I'll see what it'll look like: most probably it will have to be changed to something less Ayvazovsky and more Malevich... :( Like an arse? Well, everybody recognises arse however small the peephole is:crazy:[/WHISPER]

  • About this retaining of all Markdown functions, I just noticed that four initial spaces in a new line doesn't seem to eventually create an example box, or what people here used to use for showing large pieces of code etc.
    Well, it might not be that big a deal per se, but there are older posts where people used those code boxes. Will that be so much big a deal, I do not know: those pieces will be shown as plain text paragraphs... Then again -- certain "non-formatting" will be reverted there... Won't it?

  • Something's missing!..

    Just dug through my profile pages, did not find such thing as "My topics" or "threads created by the user" or something. Only some recent comments.
    We did use to have both -- even in a certain very well visible bar close to the top of most pages. Certainly on the profile page we did.
    Will it appear back here?

  • :gun:?

    On your profile page - below the name and stuff - it lists "Posts made by joshl, And yes, it does say 3.8k posts. If you click on the 3 dots to the right of your avatar, the menu should include both Posts (topics started by you) and Comments (replies to existing threads). Note that both appear as one big list, as you scroll down older stuff gets added to the bottom.

  • @sgunhouse said in Questions and Confusions:

    :gun:?

    Yeah, I was about to chop Suey because I had no face;)

    On your profile page - below the name and stuff - it lisrs "Posts made by joshl, And yes, it does say 3.8k posts. If you click on the 3 dots to the right of your avatar, the menu should include both Posts (topics started by you) and Comments (replies to existing threads). Note that both appear as one big list, as you scroll down older stuff gets added to the bottom.

    Yes, I found it in the dropdown: just "Topics".
    And no, no one big list, fortunately; separately "Topics" then "Posts":beer:

  • My reply to Steve's latest post wasn't shown in the row when I opened the thread this time now. It appeared folded in that blue "1 reply" -- while I didn't have those previous times - or at least it seemed/seems so.
    I did not touch any settings (nor even remember seeing one for that). Why does it get folded or in the row -- and how does one fix it? Is there a setting for that? Myself personally seem to prefer it in one smooth chunk - not chopped into separate folded conversations... :/

  • Since I can't post it in the chat, here's a screenshot of how I normally see a chat popup:
    0_1510682763360_4452e333-d2c6-4959-b861-fc45bd92f6d2-image.png

  • @sgunhouse I can only see the cog and the cross no matter what. :/

    Should I try disabling the adblocker? It shows 1 piece of something "prevented" here...
    It didn't seem to help. However, I'm still not too familiar with this uBlock at all -- something I seem to get, something else gets me at a loss...

    Not sure if pasting a clipboard will work here in Firefox... 0_1510683313968_83f73465-7ffc-4f86-9d44-efecda5d2a76-image.png Huh! it does (unless it's the old one)! (No, it isn't.)
    It does work. Well, that's how the chats list looks from down here on the zoom 133%. On ones 120% and lower it looks like yours, Steve.
    No, I have not tried other browsers yet. And I'm not sure if I will: Chrome is buggy, outdated and dangerous, even perhaps infested; my Opera 36 gets me BSoD every exit now; the Good Old Opera 11 I won't even try; my Midori is, too, outdated, and even then when I used on OperaForums it had layout issues. So, perhaps Midori would be the only one I could try, but - considering it already had layout issues -- what assurances could one have that it will make any sense then??
    (Well, my tablet has a couple of browsers installed, but it only works out of WiFi, WiFi I have only got at the hospital, I've no intentions to get sick again and get back there any time soon:P)

  • 1024x600 huh? No wonder. We don't have that bar on the right either. Get yourself a larger screen (if possible) so you don't have to zoom so much, I guess,

  • @joshl it should work. Let's try:

    First line
    Second line
    

    And some text afterwards.
    You need to add one blank line before the code block for it to work. AFAIK this is consistent with Markdown specs.

  • @joshl said in Questions and Confusions:

    @amatczak I'll wait. (By the way, it's a quote from a classic "Angel on my Shoulder" B&W film, delivered by the Smilie character;)

    Your wait is over. Lo and behold your glorious Gravatar! Thanks to @julianlam for merging the fix quickly.

  • @joshl said in Questions and Confusions:

    ... No, I have not tried other browsers yet. And I'm not sure if I will: Chrome is buggy, outdated and dangerous, even perhaps infested; my Opera 36 gets me BSoD every exit now; the Good Old Opera 11 I won't even try; my Midori is, too, outdated, and even then when I used on OperaForums it had layout issues. So, perhaps Midori would be the only one I could try, but - considering it already had layout issues ...

    You're up against a shrinking software availability selection, due to XP's increasing age/obsolesence. Many of the chromium-based and Firefox-derived browsers that are still updated will be deprecating their XP support by June 2018. The few remaining XP-specified candidates that offer some hope and hints of longer-term support and that might be worth installing and trying against this site are:

    Advanced Chrome Custom-build (54.15.5320.0, based on Chrome, 3/13/17)
    Slimjet 10 family (10.0.13.0, based on chromium 50, 2/8/17)
    Otter - still in pre-release (0.9.92 release candidate 2, based on Qt, 11/1/17)
    Lunascape (6.15.1.27563, based on 3 engines - but its Trident engine may be problematic, 5/27/17)

    Even with these browsers, there are no guarantees regarding how long they will stick with XP-compatible updating, since the work and patching required to keep them secure and current will become ever more complex as chromium and Firefox engines further evolve without their own internal XP provisioning. One thing that will eventually cause problems for any browser on XP will be loss of browsing compatibility with secure SSL websites that are increasingly migrating to eliptical-curve cryptography - XP can't handle it in support of installed browsers.

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