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I can't deny, that is brilliant, yet my god! I would not wanna live there.
I'd be way too paranoid that I was gonna be trapped.

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The search PB have offered/included is some times good, but some times it doesn't find stuff if you just search for individual words etc. You some times, unfortunately, need to search for full lines, or at least multiple words in order for it to find it. However, with that said, luckily all (?) browsers have built in search, so where ever you are and use CTRL+F, it should be able to find stuff fine.


And ah ok, I set it to width: auto and yeah, ok haha it worked. So that is better than removing it, definitely :)
I've edited the post to say this. Also, as for the CSS not being on the same lines.. not sure what else I could say or suggest for it, since it's always changing. It's not TOO far out. I did this Info Center quite a long time ago, and on a new theme (one made Jan 9th) of PB's, the differences are:


In my post above, line 1271 is now 1284, and line 1279 is now 1292.
The only other thing I personally can think to do, is not find those lines, but instead add them both again at the bottom of the CSS, and let it override the previous ones.


What would you suggest? One of those, or something else?
Adding at the bottom to override sounds like the best bet for me. :)


Ok edited :)

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This was just a little something I did for one of my themes in May 2013, so figured I'd share it. It's actually a nice little mod to have.


This will place total PMs and total new PMs in your nav bar, to the far right. Like so:
YOUR NAME (signout) - Inbox: 6 | New: 2

For guests, it will display like so:
Welcome Guest to YOUR FORUM NAME. Login or Register.


If you use this, I recommend disabling your "messages" button from your theme, however it's only optional.
Admin > Themes > Layout Templates > Forum Wrapper
On the default ProBoards theme, replace lines 39 to 45 (which is this):

<p id="welcome">
{if !$[current_user.is_member]}
Welcome Guest. Please $[login_link] or $[register_link].
{else}
<span>Welcome $[current_user.name].</span> $[logout_link]
{/if}
</p>


With the below:


<p id="welcome">
{if $[current_user.is_member]}
$[current_user.name] (<a href="$[logout_link.href]">signout</a>)
 -  <a href="/conversations/inbox"><b>Inbox:</b></a> <font color="#8fcf55">$[current_user.messages.inbox]</font> | New: <font color="#cf5558"><u>$[current_user.messages.new]</u></font>
{else}
Welcome Guest to $[forum.name]. $[login_link.] or $[register_link.]
{/if}
</p>

The only things you need to edit, are the parts I have put in green. These are hex codes you need to replace with ones to match your forum theme.


(NOTE: because this was originally posted in May 2013, the lines that i direct you to MAY be incorrect, but I have shown you exactly what you need to find and replace etc. Any problems though, don't hesitate to ask.)

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The search PB have offered/included is some times good, but some times it doesn't find stuff if you just search for individual words etc. You some times, unfortunately, need to search for full lines, or at least multiple words in order for it to find it. However, with that said, luckily all (?) browsers have built in search, so where ever you are and use CTRL+F, it should be able to find stuff fine.


And ah ok, I set it to width: auto and yeah, ok haha it worked. So that is better than removing it, definitely :)
I've edited the post to say this. Also, as for the CSS not being on the same lines.. not sure what else I could say or suggest for it, since it's always changing. It's not TOO far out. I did this Info Center quite a long time ago, and on a new theme (one made Jan 9th) of PB's, the differences are:


In my post above, line 1271 is now 1284, and line 1279 is now 1292.
The only other thing I personally can think to do, is not find those lines, but instead add them both again at the bottom of the CSS, and let it override the previous ones.


What would you suggest? One of those, or something else?

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Is there any particular reason why? Does it load faster or anything? Or would moving it not really make a difference?
Consistency mainly.  That, and we're -already- editing the CSS file... might as well.  You can also then, in theory, expand it to be customizable using the Advanced CSS Editor by adding rules.  (Again, in theory. :P)



I wouldn't personally be adding parts for the CSS Editor bit. To be honest, I haven't really played with it much, except for little bits that I have been told to add in for some stuff to help fix stuff.

But either way, I have edited the above post :P

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Looks good. Only a few small things on your editing instructions:

Line numbers change over time as PBS produces new default CSS, HTML, or as a user edits it before adding your modification. It's actually better to just set the correct value with new rules for CSS.


I agree, obviously, and understand the first part of what you're saying, however, I'm honestly not too sure what you mean by that last sentence.

I have mentioned to use CTRL+F to search for specific things, if that helps though?

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Looks good Stinky. May I recommend that you move the CSS form the board page into the additional css part? :)



Is there any particular reason why? Does it load faster or anything? Or would moving it not really make a difference?

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I don't blame him. It's cold here and we're not having the weather half as bad as some of you Americans are. I'd do the same thing :P
Define cold?  We have multiple cities shutting down apparently.  (Wusses.)

I know  mentioned that in his hometown, the police "arrest" homeless and hold them for 24 hours just to give them somewhere to stay.  This year they're waiting outside the police station to "arrest" the homeless again.    



Cold here for us, is I guess, anything below 0 (Celsius).
But I've seen on the news lately, that there's a lot of snow and it looks freezing (literally) in areas. Here, in the majority of the UK, it's just a little cold, with a cold wind. Nothing like what you guys are experiencing.

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I don't blame him. It's cold here and we're not having the weather half as bad as some of you Americans are. I'd do the same thing :P

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8.4) Scrooge
11.2) First!

Those were your two most recent ones. (Just to answer)

Yeah, that makes sense. :) I'll add it to my list.


Ahhh right ok, and good :D
Is there any way you can make a slight change to either the Preview or BBCode mode? Just to make them more obvious as to which one you're currently typing in? 

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Yeah the action bar is the bit with the page numbers, action drop down, search.
It actually was very handy to have. It's no biggy. It's only really an issue if you need to select a different page often or what have you.
It's rare to have to switch the page in the middle of the thread though, right?  That's why the controls are available at the bottom and top in v1.


If it's a thread you've read before, or you just need to go back to a specific post, but yeah it is rare :P

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The select all banner's is awesome. I didn't realize you could select multiple.
You can even select the ones you want :o OMG!!
The new feature is the multiple selection. :) Maybe I wasn't clear on that.



Haha yeah you was, now re-reading it. I had only just woke up, my apologies :P

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Maybe this is already possible to see, but I can't find it if so.
I have a poor memory, so, is there any way to view the latest 3 - 5 achievements you have unlocked ?
Perhaps a little popup, so when you click it, it shows the ones you last unlocked ? Or however you'd prefer to do it. I came on and saw I had 2, and have already forgotten one (both the number/series + icon lol).

The only way currently, is to hover over them all and view the date, but to do that to them all is a pain. I know it's not as much of a pain for someone like myself, with only having a few unlocked.

Maybe some way of ordering them by date (so not just the last 3 4 or 5, but all) other than just how they are now?

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- Action Bar is actually something I really like and find useful. You guys have removed it so now it's strange lol.
- I rather like the navigation tree, too.


Then the stuff you guys have listed also.
The action bar being when the top bar follows you down the page?  It just didn't work with this skin sadly.  I can probably add it back for you if you want it though.



Yeah the action bar is the bit with the page numbers, action drop down, search.
It actually was very handy to have. It's no biggy. It's only really an issue if you need to select a different page often or what have you.

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Where it says Location and also Joined, wouldn't the best solution be one of two, either center the words for the mini profile, for everything such as "Posts:" "Points:" etc and then have it on a new line automatically, or align/float the images left (more so at least).

Contact + Location are more on the left than the others, but moving them further left could help, and maybe even reduce the font size ? (not for the words "location" etc since I know they are a pixel font and image. It may mean having to redo the divider image though, but that's easy enough.
I've got a few ideas to toy with.  I'll see what I can do.  We will likely move away from perfectly centered to a left-aligned variant.



That would most likely be the easiest or best solution. :D