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Old 06-28-03, 03:01 PM   #49
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PS- identification of the how posted the links in the roundup can is easy....I post the links my style..
soandso review at soandsohardware or i do
soandsoreport - report by/at soandso wesbite

u do soandsoreview...@...soandsohardware

easy to distinguish!!!
Great point about how to distinguish. I think I'll use the following:

soandso review ... soandsohardware

Yeah, doesn't matter who starts the roundup (though we all know it'll be MUYA 99% of the time...you and that dang timezone advantage).
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Or just stick a couple of initials in there? For MUYA it could be (M) in front of the news link for me (VA) (MAX) and so on
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Old 06-28-03, 03:15 PM   #51
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you and that dang timezone advantage).
LOL yah the world had to turn round eh? :P

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Old 06-28-03, 03:54 PM   #52
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LOL yah the world had to turn round eh? :P

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True dat! I don't know why the Earth's rotation is so funny to me...it's been a long week I suppose.
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Old 06-28-03, 04:23 PM   #53
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Okay, so what do you all think of this?

New spacing

Compared to this?

Old spacing

In order to get the headlines to be grouped more closely with their bullet list I used the old table row trick. I had to stick in a new style class TD.roundUp (based exactly on the .storyBody class from here: http://www.nvnews.net/includes/stylesheets/nvnews.css)

It just makes things a bit tighter and reduces scrolling...

Bad thing: the nested tables could be a bit of slow down...but not much methinks.

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Nah, shouldn't matter.

And I'm working on the slowdown bit anyway..
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The new one looks a lot more professional imo

Perhaps there would be some way we could set the roundup to display update content differently say in itallics for a certain length of time?
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Why Sir Gib, I read your comment with great amusement. I however refuse to be drawn in and lower myself to your level....

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Quick suggestion--put one blank line at the end of every section just to space it out a bit.
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The new one looks a lot more professional imo

Perhaps there would be some way we could set the roundup to display update content differently say in itallics for a certain length of time?
Thanks! Yeah, I'd like a better/more obvious way of conveying what is updated...but updated relative to what/whom? Ah, that's the question I'm not sure of an answer to. Unless we go so far as to automate some indicator of "updated" based on visitors' cookies I don't really see a solution yet. We could timestamp updates we make but that would add clutter (and time on our part). I do like your idea of just going with a certain length of time and we could have a small "?" icon or something at the bottom of each roundup where newbs could click on to get the scoop of how roundups are updated and such.

Good thoughts all around. Isn't it ironic that all of this started from someone actually disliking the initial roundup style? Heck, I initially wasn't crazy about it but I suppose nerd-peer pressure is not to be underestimated.

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Quick suggestion--put one blank line at the end of every section just to space it out a bit.
Ugh, after finally tracking down a stupid tr> typo I finally have the roundup changed with the blank line at the end (I actually but a break before each new section).

Thoughts?

IMO it looks good in a way, less crowded, but I think that the <br> is too much...I've got another idea that I'm going to try...stay tuned.
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Quick suggestion--put one blank line at the end of every section just to space it out a bit.
Well I've updated the roundup since my previous post so you wont see how that looked with just the <br> before each section...it was a bit much though. So now what I did was to just add this class:

TD.sectionSpacer{font-color:#FFFFFF;font-size:6px;}

And then just added a blank spacer row with this <td>:
<td class=sectionSpacer>.</td>

The slicker this looks though the more room for error there will be when we're posting/updating. Maybe the new posting software can remedy that *hint hint*.

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