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Version 0.3 - Beta
  • Caching RSS feeds to prevent us from getting banned and improve load time.
  • Limit stories to stories within the last day (fresher content).
  • Added the BBC news feed.
  • Reduce unnecessary feed data being downloaded to the client to save user bandwidth and improve load time.
  • Randomized the news feeds. (Maybe I did that in v0.2.... who's counting.)

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Version 0.4 - Beta
  • "View all news" opens a new window showing all current stories.

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bannination wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Version 0.4 - Beta
  • "View all news" opens a new window showing all current stories.
I now have a large, mostly blank grey section below the blue banner. My AdBlock is not saying that there are blocked items.

No one else has commented on the news scroll, not sure what they think. It doesn't work for me. I like looking at a page of headlines and picking from it. I just don't have the patience for a scroll and find myself not lingering. I'm not saying that it bothers me except for the reduced but ongoing bouncing, just that it's not doing anything for me, either.

Any others want to weigh in?
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Vrede too wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:12 pm
bannination wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Version 0.4 - Beta
  • "View all news" opens a new window showing all current stories.
I now have a large, mostly blank grey section below the blue banner. My AdBlock is not saying that there are blocked items.

No one else has commented on the news scroll, not sure what they think. It doesn't work for me. I like looking at a page of headlines and picking from it. I just don't have the patience for a scroll and find myself not lingering. I'm not saying that it bothers me except for the reduced but ongoing bouncing, just that it's not doing anything for me, either.

Any others want to weigh in?
Are you using a mobile device?

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bannination wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Are you using a mobile device?
No, same old laptop. This change appeared in the last day.

The blue banner contains, as always:
Avatar
BRD title
Tweets
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Debt
golf count
News scroll

The grey box contains:
Quick links
Vrede too tools
Search box
View all news
"Home Board index Forum Tips and Help"
Lots of empty space

All of this used to appear in the blue banner.
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Ok, I think I see at what resolution it was looking funky at -- I made some adjustments, hopefully it'll clear up for you now.

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bannination wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Ok, I think I see at what resolution it was looking funky at -- I made some adjustments, hopefully it'll clear up for you now.
Much better after I closed and reopened Firefox. The grey box is still there and still contains the items I listed that used to be in the blue banner (except that "Search" is now up in the blue), but it's now a thin strip rather than a big empty box. All is good, thanks.
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bannination wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Version 0.4 - Beta
  • "View all news" opens a new window showing all current stories.
I don't have a "View all news" option.

I saw a headline that interested me, but could not get my cursor to it in time. It took forever for it to come back around so I could click. Idk what the solution is. Possibilities:

A "View all news" option;
A slower scroll;
A way to back arrow the feed;
Fewer articles in the feed;
Do nothing because the other options are too much hassle or have unforeseen consequences.

Not a biggie. I'm rarely lingering long enough to use the feed at all.

Thanks.
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:10 am
bannination wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Version 0.4 - Beta
  • "View all news" opens a new window showing all current stories.
I don't have a "View all news" option.

I saw a headline that interested me, but could not get my cursor to it in time. It took forever for it to come back around so I could click. Idk what the solution is. Possibilities:

A "View all news" option;
A slower scroll;
A way to back arrow the feed;
Fewer articles in the feed;
Do nothing because the other options are too much hassle or have unforeseen consequences.

Not a biggie. I'm rarely lingering long enough to use the feed at all.

Thanks.
On the right side of the front page (kind of small font), there is a "View All News" tab that is a drop down.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 am
On the right side of the front page (kind of small font), there is a "View All News" tab that is a drop down.
What do you mean by "the front page"? In the blue banner I don't have a "View All News" tab. My AdBlockPlus says that it's not blocking anything here.
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:54 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:23 am
On the right side of the front page (kind of small font), there is a "View All News" tab that is a drop down.
What do you mean by "the front page"? In the blue banner I don't have a "View All News" tab. My AdBlockPlus says that it's not blocking anything here.
On the blue banner about 2/3 of the way down under the search feature I have a tab.

Using Chrome.
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:37 am
On the blue banner about 2/3 of the way down under the search feature I have a tab.

Using Chrome.
Firefox, maybe hidden by the search feature?

Thanks for trying.
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:47 am
GoCubsGo wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:37 am
On the blue banner about 2/3 of the way down under the search feature I have a tab.

Using Chrome.
Firefox, maybe hidden by the search feature?

Thanks for trying.
Your screen may be low enough resolution that it's hiding the view all.

I'll put it on my todo list -- I also want to freeze the changing of stories if a mouse hovers over a story.

Plenty of idea's and lack of time. :-)

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bannination wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Your screen may be low enough resolution that it's hiding the view all.

I'll put it on my todo list -- I also want to freeze the changing of stories if a mouse hovers over a story.

Plenty of idea's and lack of time. :-)
Aha! When I zoom out "View all news" appears. I've got my solution now for the rare case when this happens again.

Thanks.
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