Author Topic: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?  (Read 3466 times)

Offline CarolineJohnson

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Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« on: May 07, 2014, 01:02:27 AM »
The "Sound of the Present" thread has way too many videos on a single page. Every time I try to go there to post, my computer has a mini-seizure.

Is it possible to restrict the thread to links only? If not that, maybe videos are only allowed inside spoilers? Something that makes less videos appear on each page, please.

...though actually, more than 1 per page kind of gives my computer a mini-seizure, so...
« Last Edit: May 07, 2014, 01:04:26 AM by CarolineJohnson » »

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 03:39:10 AM »
For an actual solution the admins have to be here but for the time being, this might help.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flashcontrol/mfidmkgnfgnkihnjeklbekckimkipmoe?hl=en

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/

I haven't used it myself but in theory it block all Flash elements but you can play a video if you want by clicking on it twice. Once to enable flash for that particular video, twice to actually play it.

This is assuming videos are using flash. In the case of HTML5, use this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stop-tube/

Don't know any Chrome equivalent of it, though.

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 07:37:28 AM »
I doubt putting the videos in spoilers would help, seeing as your computer still has to load them anyway even if you can't see them.

As a side note, Jonez made it so that regular youtube links automatically turn into embedded videos, which means if we want them to stay as links, we would have to add either the No BBC tags or the URL tags.

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 07:46:50 AM »
I'm really doubting in removing that plugin.
Maybe I should put up a poll for that.

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 08:39:39 AM »
You could reduce your messages shown per page.
Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look & Layout -> Messages shown per page

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 01:34:15 PM »
You could reduce your messages shown per page.
Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look & Layout -> Messages shown per page

this is the best solution I think

Offline Caster no Mae

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2014, 10:03:27 PM »
You could reduce your messages shown per page.
Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look & Layout -> Messages shown per page

"The water pipe burst and now we don't have enough water PLZ FIX"


"Have you tried using less water and harvest rain water?"

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 10:34:22 PM »
You could reduce your messages shown per page.
Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look & Layout -> Messages shown per page

"The water pipe burst and now we don't have enough water PLZ FIX"


"Have you tried using less water and harvest rain water?"


thats a pretty extreme comparison

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 10:37:40 PM »
Downgrading everyone for the convenience of some isn't a perfect solution.

Changing 1 setting isn't so difficult.

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2014, 12:46:08 AM »
You could reduce your messages shown per page.
Profile -> Modify Profile -> Look & Layout -> Messages shown per page

"The water pipe burst and now we don't have enough water PLZ FIX"


"Have you tried using less water and harvest rain water?"
More like "My water valves broke and now it's too hot, pls lower water temps"

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2014, 10:02:00 AM »
well I keep saying that the youtube direct video thing gives more trouble than its worth.
see Caroline's post for more info.


and not everybody has some super fast, super optic supercomputer speeds at their homes
« Last Edit: May 08, 2014, 10:05:02 AM by Caster no Mae » »

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2014, 12:23:33 PM »
I'm basically kinda begging the mod dev to have an option where the links display as raw text. He doesn't answer.

I might attempt it myself though.

Offline CarolineJohnson

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2014, 07:04:56 AM »
For an actual solution the admins have to be here but for the time being, this might help.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/flashcontrol/mfidmkgnfgnkihnjeklbekckimkipmoe?hl=en

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/flashblock/

I haven't used it myself but in theory it block all Flash elements but you can play a video if you want by clicking on it twice. Once to enable flash for that particular video, twice to actually play it.

This is assuming videos are using flash. In the case of HTML5, use this https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/stop-tube/

Don't know any Chrome equivalent of it, though.
Well in my case I need an Opera equivalent. Chrome equivalent don't always work. :P

I doubt putting the videos in spoilers would help, seeing as your computer still has to load them anyway even if you can't see them.
Actually, in my experience, if it's in a spoiler it functionally doesn't exist to the computer until the spoiler is opened.

Explains why a thread with tons of images loads faster when all of those images are in spoilers.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2014, 07:07:09 AM by CarolineJohnson » »

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2014, 04:30:53 PM »
Update!

There won't be a need anymore soon for the flashblock plug-in ^w^

A kind gentleman has given me a piece of code that disables the plugin. I tested it and it works. It will display the url.
Now, he needs to do two tweaks. One is that he needs to add a toggle option in the settings AND possibly that the YT vid will display as an url then. :3

Now isn't that good adminship :3?

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Re: Can we change the "Sound of the Present" thread?
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2014, 02:48:30 PM »
Hehehe. Fixed a long time ago. Forgot to lock this thread