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Old 11-22-2004, 09:20 AM   #1
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Change color of threads according to "subscribed" etc.


Umm, I don't know whether it would be a lot of work, Jeremy, but I personally would very much like the help of color coded thread subjects ... e.g. like this:

After opening a forum one gets all thread subjects like now in some blueish color on a grayish background, except
- own threads: read on gray
- subscribed threads: orange on gray
- threads one has answered: magenta on gray
- threads get dull colored (greenish background?) after they were read when one comes back to the forum (this would help screening the same forum for interesting subjects on a later visit to the forum)
... you get my drift, just use the colors you prefer.

Would that be feasible?

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Old 11-22-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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sounds to me like a lot of different colors on the same page...takes time to get used to what's what and so on. a nice thing but I don't think that many different colours help? two or three colours at most might do, but not over. (just my opinion)

what I would like to see would be a copy-deleting system...something like this: now there are some people, mostly first-subscribers or so, that post one thread into more than one forum, as a copy. possibly a bit different subject, but the text is often just the same in both threads. well, that isn't of any use I think, so it'd be a nice to have somekind of control over that - say, if a user has posted less than a few dozen times or so, his/her posts would be checked upon submitting so that if the thread matches some of his/her older thread (say, matching-percent of the two threads would be over 85% or so), he wouldn't be allowed to post and was shown the reason why.

I believe it eats up resources a bit (or a bit more than just "bit"), but as an idea...I guess it's not yet so painfully needed as these double- or triple-submits are quite rare, but if they begun to become more day-to-day stuff, then. just an idea
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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[quote]Originally posted by b0uncer
what I would like to see would be a copy-deleting system..

*Cough* Mods *Cough*
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:08 AM   #4
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Originally posted by b0uncer
sounds to me like a lot of different colors on the same page...takes time to get used to what's what and so on. a nice thing but I don't think that many different colours help? two or three colours at most might do, but not over. ...
Well, my suggestion was 3 colors and a background hue ... for me that's not too much, but if Jeremy thinks it overtaxing the average user...

Btw, you are a thread hijacker .
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:21 AM   #5
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A solution could be to define CSS classes:
- own threads: lqorg-own
- subscribed threads: lqorg-suscribed
- threads one has answered: lqorg-answered
- threads already viewed: lqorg-viewed
for example.

Those CSS classes would be advertized somewhere so that they are publicly known. And it would be up to the interested users to defines styles according to their preferences, in the browser's "personal CSS stylesheet". What do you think?

Yves.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 02:30 AM   #6
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I'm no HTML programmer, but from what I understand it would put the workload on the user's machine and not on LQ.org thus it sounds even better.

One would then only need a precise explanation how to implement it for the different types of browser (including MS-IE ).
 
Old 11-23-2004, 04:26 AM   #7
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IE (translated from French):
Tools > Internet Options > Accessibility > User's stylesheet.

Your stylesheet (saved in a ie.css file for example):
Code:
.lqorg-normal {
    color: rgb(0,0,191);
    background-color: rgb(239,239,239);
  }
.lqorg-own {
    color: rgb(0,0,191);
    background-color: rgb(191,191,191);
  }
.lqorg-suscribed {
    color: rgb(255,239,127);
    background-color: rgb(191,191,191);
  }
.lqorg-answered {
    color: rgb(255,63,255);
    background-color: rgb(191,191,191);
  }
.lqorg-viewed {
    color: rgb(31,31,159);
    background-color: rgb(239,255,239);
  }
Note that colors can also be written like that:
- #RRGGBB (as in HTML)
- #RGB (simpler)
- black, white, green... (as in... English)

Yves.

[edit:].lqorg-normal is a style I thought could be added for all non-specific lines.

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Old 11-23-2004, 04:34 AM   #8
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Thank you, I found it. Well, lets see what Jeremy thinks.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 08:03 AM   #9
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While this is a very interesting idea, in the current implementation it would not be feasible to implement. As we move forward it's something I will definitely keep in mind though. Thanks for the feedback.

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