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vB -> XF Cosmetic and smaller issues thread

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Jameson

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Hi all,

If you have a smaller observation you'd like to share that isn't critical right now, please still share. We want to hear from you! These can go in this thread though while we work on more urgent things. We will still note all of your posts though and take them seriously. Thank you for your help! :)

Running list of issues(will strikethrough as they clear):
  1. Just a cosmetic change, which probably has been mentioned, is the "Forums, What's new..." bar which follows you as you scroll down the page. The transition is a bit clunky and even in the static position (when the user is at the very top of the page) it looks wonky :). e.g. the Forum tab has a square bottom edge which meets with the rounded top left edge of the page. I'm not sure how practical it is to have the bar follow you around either, but I'd need to browse around more.
    @Joppy here you go, didn't disappear :)
 

MountEvariste

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  • There's a clash between $\LaTeX$ and emojis. For example, $f\left(n\right)$ loads as $f(n)$.
  • Clicking on a thread, just the title loads at first - making it appear like the thread doesn't exist at all.
    I've realised you've to wait for a few more seconds for the main post to show up.
 

MarkFL

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  • There's a clash between $\LaTeX$ and emojis. For example, $f\left(n\right)$ loads as $f(n)$.
  • Clicking on a thread, just the title loads at first - making it appear like the thread doesn't exist at all.
    I've realised you've to wait for a few more seconds for the main post to show up.
Thanks! I've changed the text replacement for the thumbs up and thumbs down smileys. Off the top of my head, I don't know what can be done about the other cited issue. :)
 

Joppy

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  • There's a clash between $\LaTeX$ and emojis. For example, $f\left(n\right)$ loads as $f(n)$.
  • Clicking on a thread, just the title loads at first - making it appear like the thread doesn't exist at all.
    I've realised you've to wait for a few more seconds for the main post to show up.
I've noticed also that the older emoji's aren't around anymore? Or at least on older threads one might see their tags only, "[Smile]" or something.
 

MarkFL

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I've noticed also that the older emoji's aren't around anymore? Or at least on older threads one might see their tags only, "[Smile]" or something.
I just added those back yesterday. You will find them now when you click the smiley button in the editor. I had to guess at the text replacements, so if you find what you think is a smiley in an older thread that's not rendering, please let me know and I will fix it. (Wave)
 

MarkFL

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  • Clicking on a thread, just the title loads at first - making it appear like the thread doesn't exist at all.
    I've realised you've to wait for a few more seconds for the main post to show up.
@Jameson - you might want to check this thread:


I don't know if this applies to us or not.
 

Joppy

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When creating a new thread, the "Post Thread" and "Preview" options snap to the bottom of the window. This doesn't seem very practical, especially when there is another "Preview" option at the bottom of the text box (which is quite practical).
 

MarkFL

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When creating a new thread, the "Post Thread" and "Preview" options snap to the bottom of the window. This doesn't seem very practical, especially when there is another "Preview" option at the bottom of the text box (which is quite practical).
I just tested this, and I'm getting the same behavior from both preview buttons. I'm using Firefox. What browser are you using?
 

Joppy

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I just tested this, and I'm getting the same behavior from both preview buttons. I'm using Firefox. What browser are you using?
Also Firefox. I wasn't clear I think. It's just a picky cosmetic point :).

Both preview buttons give the same behavior, but does there need to be two of them was my question. If editing on a computer with 100% page zoom, it's a very short scroll to the bottom of the page.
 

Joppy

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on a tablet the brown footer is a huge retangle with ears on the sides
terrifying to stare at
Tis' true, though I can't confirm it to be terrifying :D. Checked on Firefox and Safari (phone, not tablet). Source.
 

Theia

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I'm currently using mainly a phone to browse MHB. Usually long mathematical expressions create a slider that I can move to see the whole expression - if not completely at once but in the text area. You can see this correct behaviour e.g. in this thread.

However, if the mathematical content is spoilered, it doesn't create a slider but extends the right side of the page. Often seen in the puzzle section, most likely in POTW sections too. Screenshot here, spoilered content though to keep solution secret for those who don't wish to see anything.sketch1589368032454.png
 

Greg Bernhardt

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Usually long mathematical expressions create a slider that I can move to see the whole expression - if not completely at once but in the text area. Y
There should be a "line wrap" attribute for mathjax @MarkFL
 
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MarkFL

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The best I can tell,, it's not the spoilers but the difference between inline and block LaTeX. The "linebreak" attribute doesn't work well on small screens with XenForo for some reason and has had me stumped for quite a while.

Here's an inline math example:

\(1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1\)

And a displaymath example:

\[1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1+1\]
 

Jameson

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@MarkFL in the above post I don’t see any issues of wrapping. Any advice to reproduce the bug?
 

MarkFL

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@MarkFL in the above post I don’t see any issues of wrapping. Any advice to reproduce the bug?
If you are on a PC, try shrinking your browser window's width to simulate the small screen of a mobile device.
 

Theia

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Cosmetic problem number 2

In the bottom edge there are overlay buttons to go up and down on the current forum page. However, sometimes those buttons make life somewhat hard. For example, how am I supposed to tap the buttons/links on the yellow bar under the overlay buttons? :LOL:
Screenshot_20200518-114157_Samsung Internet.jpg
 

MarkFL

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Cosmetic problem number 2

In the bottom edge there are overlay buttons to go up and down on the current forum page. However, sometimes those buttons make life somewhat hard. For example, how am I supposed to tap the buttons/links on the yellow bar under the overlay buttons? :LOL:
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Try turning your phone so that your screen is wider than it is tall. That may be enough to make the scroll buttons shrink to the RHS of the screen.