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Jay

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22-Feb-2003
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26-Apr-2018
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#1200461
Topic
PM notification bubble won't turn off
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TV’s Frink said:

Still not working.

You left a private topic without having read the most recent reply, which makes your private topics marker perpetually unread. I’ve fixed this for the next update so that topics you’ve left don’t count toward unread topics.

TV’s Frink said:

Also, not exactly the right place to post this, but I’m seeing new issues with the unread posts marker. It’s the opposite problem now, where the marker is cleared on the main page even thought there’s still unread posts in the subforum.

It’s always worked this way. If your session ends, discussion markers are cleared. Topic markers aren’t.

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#1200110
Topic
PM notification bubble won't turn off
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You don’t have to scroll all the way down to the bottom to mark a topic as read; just viewing it (any page) should do it.

Certain data is cached to improve performance, such as the header content (which includes the bubble). When you view a topic, that clears the header cache, but occasionally the refreshed header will load before the topic is marked as read in the database, which means the unread bubble is cached again. I’ve seen it get out of sync like this occasionally and will take a look at fixing it. Logging out and back in should clear it.

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#1200105
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Make Site Rules more obvious
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oojason has written a bunch of new content for the About and Help sections that will be incorporated into one of the next few updates.

Our TOS are boilerplate legalese meant to cover us under any and all circumstances. If there any lawyers who want to make recommendations, I’m open, but I don’t plan on editing them.

Agree that the rules should be stickied or added to the primary navigation (or both).

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#1199867
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Magnifying Glass for Pictures Broken
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dahmage said:

dahmage said:

Fixed, thanks Jay!

Hm, now it seems that the new mouse-over is breaking alt-text for images. before it would show the title text when hovering.

see http://originaltrilogy.com/post/id/1199720/action/topic#1199720

Good catch. I’ve rewritten the zoom overlay to preserve the title attribute hover state and it’ll be in the next release.

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#1198752
Topic
2001: A Space Odyssey SEVERE Color Changes in 50th Anniversary Edition! :(
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SilverWook said:

Kubrick personally signed off on the Criterion Laserdisc master though.

If it was in line with other masters at the time, he may have been fine with it not quite looking like film; the limited color space of NTSC didn’t give colorists a lot of flexibility. And we don’t know how much he cared about getting the color spot-on for home viewing. Maybe he wasn’t as picky about color as he was about framing.

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#1197957
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The New Thread Thread
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Possessed said:

I’m just thrilled that we have an administrator telling people to shut the fuck up. I’ve always wondered if that was okay, now I know!

I mean if that’s your way of encouraging people to get along, I guess that’s one way to go.

Don’t be mean children, that might hurt somebody’s feelings. Also Shut the fuck up!

I’m just thrilled by the precedent, no sarcasm.

I’m not here to encourage anyone. That was your parents’ job while you were growing up. I’m here to run the forum and ensure people follow the rules with the help of the moderators. Anyone who needs encouragement on how to behave from a forum moderator needs to reevaluate their life.

The reason the rules were laid out the way they were is because without them, the forum had become a toxic mess. I hate that we need to provide basic guidelines on how to behave; my approach here for many years was to remain as hands-off as possible and let people work out their own differences. Unfortunately, the checks and balances in public life that keep people from being complete assheads to one another don’t exist online, so some folks need it all spelled out for them. For many, the rules seem to be there just to see how far they can push it before the mods lose patience and tell them to knock it off; for others, it’s not about an inability to follow the rules so much as an inability to let anything at all slide — as if the mere existence of a post they don’t agree with requires them to respond.

If there’s any further back-and-forth between members in this topic or anywhere else, it’ll be time to ban some people. Please stop.

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#1197927
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The New Thread Thread
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Possessed said:

Jay said:

shut the fuck up now.

Now THERE’S leadership. Is this an example of how we are allowed to talk to each other? Because I’m frankly extremely on board.

It’s an example of how I talk to people who can’t get along without adult supervision. Some of you are beyond childish.

Anyone who can’t keep it together is welcome to find another forum to litter with trash posts.

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#1197902
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Video Game Thread
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chyron8472 said:

Jay said:

Handman said:

The Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling console in US history, outselling even the Wii. I find this very hard to believe, given people were in hysterics over the Wii, but it’s true.

Switch is legit. It’s the only console I own.

I’m not sure that says as much about Switch as it does about you.

Not sure what you’re implying.

Anyway, I meant the only modern console I own. Everything else is retro.

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#1197529
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Video Game Thread
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I had to start ignoring these GOG sales because — just like Steam — I’ve amassed a huge library of games I’ll probably never have time to play. And I’ve purchased too many games on sale only to see them on sale again for still less before I’ve even had a chance to play them.

Realistically, when am I going to find the time to play through Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights (and their sequels)? Probably never, but that didn’t stop me from buying them anyway.

GOG is amazing though if you’re into classic PC gaming as well as new stuff.