# Minor Tweaks

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Eebit, Jan 25, 2016.

1. Hey guys! So I realized that we didn't really have a thread for general tweaks to the site. Minor things that probably don't warrant the creation of an entire thread or anything, but still could be little quality-of-life improvements to ZEJ.

This thread is -- shocker, I'm sure -- for that exact purpose! If you see something that is missing or otherwise could use a quick tune-up, then post it here to bring it to our attention!

Note that this is intended for minor changes and suggestions only. If you are encountering a bug, you should still report it in the Bug Report Thread. If you have a major change, then make sure you're posting it in a new thread entirely. And if you have a plugin for our MyBB software, then go ahead and check out the Suggest Plugins! thread.

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2. It seems that the flag dropdown has all but disappeared, at some point. Eebit had to MacGyver my 'Murican flag in and all that for aesthetic's sake. :5 Just thought I'd bring it to public attention, in case there's a way to bring this back into the User CP instead of having to hijack ACP for some flaggy goodness.

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3. Fixed.

Turns out the update nuked the {\$optionalcountryfield} template tag from the edit profile template.

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4. Any chance we can get profile comments back?

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5. As far as I remember, those were removed because they broke the tabbed profile.

However, afaik they're core in 2.0, so maybe when we upgrade to it after release.

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6. Do we happen to have a columns BBCode or can we get one?

Something like the my dragon bio format on FR:
http://flightrising.com/main.php?p=lair&id=109528&tab=dragon&did=11343797

(quote, rank, cobra, and crow)

((asking because I want to get my sig formatted better))

fwiw the column BBCode on FR uses this kind of format:

Code:
[columns][item=Maned Cobra]
[nextcol][center][i][color=#273D51]"I am a killer. It is all I know to be."
~---~
"It is simply what I do."[/color][/i][/center]
[nextcol][right][b][color=#273D51]Clan Hunter: Second in Command[/color][/b]
[i]Ruthless, Cold, Purposeful[/i][/right]
[nextcol][item=crow][/columns]

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7. Something extremely minor but that has been bugging me for a while... our subforum pips.

I'm talking about the indicators of each subforum to denote if a forum has new posts or not. For reference, these are the current ones:

The first one is the "unread posts" pip, the second (and third?) is/are the "read posts" pip, and the fourth is "redirect."

The minor tweak that I would like to see is to have the "unread posts" pip match the top-level forum's unread pip -- that is, to match the blue of the ZEJ logo to make it really "pop" when a subforum has a new post in it, at a glance.

Additionally, I think it'd be great if someone could turn the "redirect" forums' (i.e. to Magnolia and old!ZEJ) pip turned to light grey to match the "read posts" pip.

So yeah. Small graphical tweaks that imo would be nice to tie ZEJ's theme together.

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8. So I'm tinkering with the line-height element for the forums. I've tested three different values on my post in Testy. I've posted screenshots of these in the spoilers below. What do you guys find to be the most readable?

(For my own future reference, the line-height option for posts appears in the Message Elements style property)

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Last edited: Feb 14, 2017