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Announcing Reader Mode and User Activity

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by tehelgee, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    alethiophile installed two new addons for the forum.

    Thanks to RichardWhereat we now have a new threadmark system that gives us a reader mode. This is the same threadmark system that SB/SV has, having been developed by Xon and all. You might need to reorder your threadmarks.

    The User Activity addon allows our users to see who is viewing a thread, though it currently appears beneath the post editorNVM LOOK AT OPTIONS FIRST DUMMY.
     
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  2. Cambrian

    Cambrian The Pimperor - Inspirational as Fuck

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    Huzzah!
     
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  3. CrossyCross

    CrossyCross LADY OF LOVE

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    You guys are super fucking great. This website continues to be the best.

    RichardWhereat

    Thank you so much, man!
     
  4. Lunaryon

    Lunaryon Pretender on the Throne

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    Huh, you know, it was literally earlier today (like 45 min before the site went for upgrades) that I noticed that we didn't have a reader mode.

    Now if my good luck can continue, I'm gonna go notice that SB's text editor is still eons behind...
     
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  5. Rider of Nod

    Rider of Nod Peace Through Power.

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    I for one approve of this upgrade, now we can read things without really moving our hands.

    Now time to reread skitter stripper.
     
  6. xdarkbladerx

    xdarkbladerx Getting some practice in, huh?

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    I love Reader Mode, I always felt it was one of the few things missing here. But is it just me or is the search button gone?
     
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  7. Rider of Nod

    Rider of Nod Peace Through Power.

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    It's... gone! Que.
     
  8. Cambrian

    Cambrian The Pimperor - Inspirational as Fuck

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    Uh yeah, uh oh O.O

    tehelgee, the search function seems to be missing?
     
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  9. GhostKaiju

    GhostKaiju is not a deviant; just the resident Xenophiliac

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    I don’t think the upgrading is quite done yet. Some kinks will still need to be fixed up.
     
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  10. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    The index rebuild was taking forever, so alethiophile suspended it for the time being, to be completed overnight. As a result, search is temporarily disabled until the index rebuild is complete.
     
  11. Rider of Nod

    Rider of Nod Peace Through Power.

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    All hail our omnipotent overlord!
     
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  12. Cambrian

    Cambrian The Pimperor - Inspirational as Fuck

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    Ah, good to know! Sorry for unnecessarily panicking =)
     
  13. FreeJSJJ

    FreeJSJJ Making the rounds.

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    Great Additions!
     
  14. xdarkbladerx

    xdarkbladerx Getting some practice in, huh?

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    That's a relief, thanks for the reassurance.
     
  15. Nicodemus

    Nicodemus Not too sore, are you?

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    Pretty awesome. It's going to make reading long stories here far more enjoyable. :)
     
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  16. dalmedya

    dalmedya (unspecified)

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    How do I opt out?
     
  17. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Under your Privacy options, simply uncheckmark the 'current activity' option.
     
  18. dalmedya

    dalmedya (unspecified)

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    I did try that, doesn't seem to have worked. Unless it shows me that I'm viewing the thread, but doesn't show anyone else?
     
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  19. Horton

    Horton Not too sore, are you?

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    Kinks? ;)
     
  20. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    It'll always show you reading the thread yourself, but others won't see it.
     
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  21. dalmedya

    dalmedya (unspecified)

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    Great! Now how do I make it go away entirely?
     
  22. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Can't.
     
  23. MissileTeatime

    MissileTeatime By the power of Vaporware!

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    Maybe it's the tinyMCE editor? I seem to recall that having to do with something. Buttons on mobile, or some such.

    Should be simple enough to add a custom rule to your ad-blocker. That would only work for that computer, but you'd never see it on there.

    Or, like.... On SB/SV, it is definitely easy enough to ignore. But I think that over there, it appears under the post editor box, whereas on my screen just now it appears between the page navigation buttons (or rather, where the nav buttons would be) and the post editor. So maybe it's not quite that easy to ignore. But still.
     
  24. dalmedya

    dalmedya (unspecified)

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    uBlock disagrees.
     
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  25. Rakizael

    Rakizael (Unverified Rum God)

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    Thank you for clarifying this. I was irritated at my privacy options seemingly not working.
     
  26. Ampersandwich

    Ampersandwich Outl&ish Gr& Panj&rum

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    I would suggest that this is a bug worth reporting (or an enhancement worth requesting, depending on your point of view) — partly because of the confusion shown here, and partly because this could conceal a real bug in which privacy settings are not respected, should one arise.

    For uBlock, I believe the appropriate rule should be
    Code:
    ###uaThreadViewContainer
    For Stylus or other CSS-matchers (which I prefer to use for UI tweaks):
    Code:
    #uaThreadViewContainer { display: none; }