Factiod / Trivia box and placeholders

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  1. Gesiggie

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    Hi Admins,

    What happened to the factoid / trivia box on the home page?

    It made for some interesting reads while waiting for a page to load, but it has been removed? :001_unsure: Or is it just me that cannot see it anymore?

    :idea:Also, Is it possible to have image placeholders in posts for people who are eager to read the thread, but images takes long to download? It is sometimes very difficult to concentrate on a thread, if you start reading, but the page keeps taking you back to the top where an image is busy loading. Especially if it is a long read!

    Well, just my 2c's.

    Cheers
     
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    its gone....
    @viper357

    and placeholders make sense. Do not know if it is easy to wrap images in placeholders? Lucky for me, I do not do web front end programming anymore. yeah.
     
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    Somebody made a snotty comment about it so I removed it.

    Will look into the placeholders option, not sure if its possible though.
     
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    I liked it. How many facts does it have, because I started to get the same ones again.
     
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    Over 2000 I think.
     
  7. Gesiggie

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    I cannot see the harm in having some trivia displayed... so can we have it back please??:) If a snotty comment got it removed, will a polite beg get it back?:whistling:

    As for the placeholders... Would be appreciated :biggrin:
     
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    I liked it too, use to refresh every time and read it if there aren't any threads to read.:blush:

    P.s Im an addict.:p
     
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    @2time re:being an addict.
    You are not alone.... So many things to learn, pics to see, ideas to ponder, thoughts to share, factoids to smile about!

    Yup, this site has it all.:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Viper357
    I see its back
     
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    Thanks Viper!!
    :)
     
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    Cool, I'm struggling with the image placeholders, I've found something ideal but unfortunately it's not for our version of software, I've emailed the coder, Vitaly from Russia, hopefully he can help. In the meantime all I can suggest is to maybe go into your Usercp, Edit Options and change the option "Number of Posts to Show Per Page" to 10 (its currently on 20), not ideal but it will cut the size of thread pages in half so will definitely load quicker. unless you come across one of SeanK's threads then your monthly limit is finished. :p
     
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    Thanks, will change the posts per page..

    It is not the data limit that's the problem! It is to sneak a read in class, and then be confused with the page jumping up and down because of pics loading...

    And luckily I've read through most of SeanK's threads, so my bandwidth is safe for now;)
     
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    Thanks Viper.
     
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    great idea....oh and send me that russians address and i'll drown em in vodca so you get the code.

    by the way i find its just better to avoide koeks's threads these days, never a decent FTS in there anyway!
     
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