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Thu May 31, 2012, 03:25 PM

I'm seeing people's post counts being displayed all of a sudden...

This is new.

Is it a permanent change?

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Reply I'm seeing people's post counts being displayed all of a sudden... (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 OP
rrneck May 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #2
Make7 May 2012 #3
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #4
bluesbassman May 2012 #5
CaliforniaPeggy May 2012 #6
Make7 May 2012 #8
harmonicon Jun 2012 #9
gateley Jun 2012 #18
harmonicon Jun 2012 #20
gateley Jun 2012 #23
Make7 Jun 2012 #24
kdmorris May 2012 #7
JNelson6563 Jun 2012 #10
Skinner Jun 2012 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2012 #12
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2012 #13
krispos42 Jun 2012 #14
Skinner Jun 2012 #16
Renew Deal Jun 2012 #15
gateley Jun 2012 #19
Rhiannon12866 Jun 2012 #22
Rex Jun 2012 #17
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2012 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 2012 #25

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:34 PM

1. Not on a phone.

It's just a link to the profile page.

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Response to rrneck (Reply #1)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:36 PM

2. Good to know; thank you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:47 PM

3. I was about to start a thread in Meta titled: "I don't like it" ...

Last edited Sun Mar 3, 2013, 08:27 PM - Edit history (2)

... with a picture (to let people know what I'm not liking), but you people are too quick for me.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. I try to be quick!

I'm not sure I like it either...

I was used to clicking on the username to see the count.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:55 PM

5. Just noticed it myself. I do like it.

Just for reference.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #5)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:58 PM

6. I'm glad it suits you!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:31 PM

8. I'd just rather not see lots of icons that I almost never use all over the page.

In fact, I didn't like it enough that I went ahead and hid all of that new stuff with Stylish. Now (for me) it looks how it did before but instead of a single click to reveal their post count and icons for journal, mail, ignore; now I have to open someone's profile page. Since I rarely use any of those functions, opening a page to access them is no big deal.

The whole click the username to reveal that stuff was one of the things I liked about DU3 over DU2, and now they are changing it back. I'd rather see them fix the issue with sorting the forums/groups by something other than Last reply for multiple pages than change something that seems to work perfectly fine as it is. (I wonder why they never consulted me about what to work on next? )

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 03:12 AM

9. I'm not a fan. I find it distracting, but that may just be because it's new - hard to say. (nt)

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 09:43 PM

18. Don't you remember this is how it was before DU3 was born? I used to like it like this,

got used to DU3, and now I like THAT better!

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Response to gateley (Reply #18)

Sat Jun 2, 2012, 05:14 AM

20. so many little things like that changed, but didn't it just say something like "1000+"?

With the new layout, threads are so much easier to follow, I've tried to block out "the old way." It just seems sort of superfluous to me - more information than I generally need when following a thread. It was really easy to just click on a name and see the post count if I wanted to. Along the same lines, I'd like it if we could turn signatures off. That used to be an option... maybe it's been implemented on here again, but not the last time I checked.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #20)

Mon Jun 4, 2012, 10:52 PM

23. Oh, you're right! The 1000+. One thing I REALLY love about the New! Improved! DU is

being able to trash a thread you don't want to see.

I'd never turned off the signatures so I don't miss that feature.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #20)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 04:48 AM

24. It actually is possible to change the appearance of DU on your end.

Last edited Tue Jun 5, 2012, 03:08 PM - Edit history (2)

I am using the Stylish add-on for FireFox to hide signatures, and also hide the newly visible post counts and associated icons. It's much easier on the eyes with the threads less cluttered.

Anyway, depending on what browser and operating system you use, there are various ways to implement simple changes on how the style sheets will display content here. Some browsers make it easy (e.g. Opera) and others are easy with an add-on (e.g. FireFox). Some are a little more involved, but are entirely possible.

To hide signatures, add the following to a user style in Stylish or as a separate user style sheet:

.post-sig {
        display: none !important;
}

That's not 100% effective because some people are using code in their signatures that "breaks" the <p> element and reveals their signature, but it does hide an overwhelming majority of signatures.

I did something a little strange with the post counts, I made the text color the same as the background color - so the information is there, it just isn't visible. However, to make it visible all you need to do is highlight it like any text you want to copy and you can see the post count. Anyway, to make that invisible and also hide the profile, mail, journal and ignore icons I used the following:

span.show-post-count {
        top: 0px !important;
        padding-left: 0.5em !important;
        color: #e6e6e6 !important;
}
a.author2 {
        top: 0px !important;
}
p.post-author2 {
        padding-bottom: 4px !important;
}
h3.post-title {
        padding-top: 1px !important;
}
img.star-icon {
        top: 0px !important;
}
a.post-button-profile, a.post-button-journal,
a.post-button-mail, a.post-button-ignore {
        display: none !important;
}

You can search google to see if Stylish is available as an extension for your browser/OS combination or alternatively you can google "user style sheets" along with your browser and OS to find out how to do it that way. Or just ask me and I'll try to direct you.

-M7

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 04:11 PM

7. I hope so

I dislike clicking on the profile to get the post count!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 08:50 AM

10. All things old are new again!

It used to be like this, then it wasn't, now it is (again).

Julie

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 11:16 AM

11. Yes, this is new.

We have been concerned that new members have not been properly welcomed, because nobody recognizes that they are new. It used to be that when you posted on DU, and people saw your low post count, they would give you a warm welcome. But without the post counts showing, people did not know that people were new and have not been welcoming them.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 11:37 AM

12. OK, Skinner!

Thank you.

Of course, we might use that low post count to accuse.........nah. Couldn't happen.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 12:22 PM

13. It is helpful to MIRT and host members, saves clicking on profile.

Speaking for me....that is.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 01:01 PM

14. Will you stick with the post count...

...or revert to the old "1000+" format?

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 01:45 PM

16. Our intent was to show the actual post count.

I'm not opposed to putting some upper limit on it, but I'm not sure it's necessary.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 01:05 PM

15. Smart move

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Response to Skinner (Reply #11)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 09:44 PM

19. That's a really considerate reason to implement this! Good going, guys! nt

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Response to Skinner (Reply #11)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 08:51 PM

22. Thanks so much!

I've already used it for that exact thing!

newyawker99 welcomed me on my very first post and it made all the difference, so I like to pay it forward...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 07:28 PM

17. 95k wowzers!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Sun Jun 3, 2012, 08:38 AM

21. I'm seeing post counts by content ...

CaliforniaPeggy (95,304 posts; 4,185 poems; 17,843 F-Bombs)

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 5, 2012, 10:38 PM

25. ROFL!

Now, you're just making most of that up!



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