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Support for OOC chatter in IC threads

Posted by Kim on August 15, 2017, 9:15am

Today brings a quality of life upgrade to our forums and private messages!

It's really simple: Any message that begins and ends with double parenthesis ((like this)) will now be clearly marked as being OOC, and look different than the other messages in that conversation.

At any time, you can choose to collapse all OOC posts down to a single line, so you can keep your focus on the RP. Re-expand them with a single click. You'll find that link at the top of forum threads that contain OOC banter.

You can also set OOC chatter to start out compressed by default. Go to Dashboard > Your Settings and look under Display Settings. Throw a check next to "Collapse OOC chatter in IC threads by default," save your changes, and you're good to go!

Does it work in chats?
Partially - all OOC messages will be clearly marked as such, but will not be collapsed in chats. (This has to do with the way the chat scrolls and collapsing and uncollapsing things causing weird scrolling behaviors on some browsers/devices, and sometimes even crashes on others.)

Does it work in groups?
Not yet - I'm still looking at the best way to implement for groups.

Other updates

  • Minor changes to the look of the public forums - no more clumsy rows of hard to read buttons on every forum posts.
  • Clicking the timestamp on a forum post will now yield an anchor link - so you can link people directly to a specific post on the forums rather than just to the page it's on.

Comments

LakotaSiouxWarrior

July 12, 2019
11:33pm

Thank you Kim for all you do for us

The-Ancient

July 12, 2019
11:32pm

Awesome! Thanks Kim!
I used to use the collapse function to keep the OOC from crowdning the IC writing. Now it isn't necessary!

Abigail_Austin

July 12, 2019
7:43pm

I particularly like the ability to link someone to a particular forum post instead of just the page.

Seasongriffen

July 12, 2019
3:24pm

Sounds really helpful!very very nice ⭐️

RedLantern

September 13, 2017
4:47am

It's a nice update!!:)

Kim

September 6, 2017
1:05pm

@Screamingfrosty - It currently only responds to double parenthesis.

Screamingfrosty

September 6, 2017
12:21pm

Is it just the (( brackets or does it work for || too?

seraphimxoxo

August 17, 2017
3:14am

This is extremely useful! <3 Good work!

rat

August 15, 2017
3:54pm

gosh, this is much more than a minor update! bravo to all of this! <3 i'm hoping this will cut down on the OOC threads in the RP Discussion board.

Ms_Draca

August 15, 2017
12:09pm

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes! Thank you, thank you thank you! I need this!

Samster

August 15, 2017
10:08am

Kim wrote:
Clicking the timestamp on a forum post will now yield an anchor link - so you can link people directly to a specific post on the forums rather than just to the page it's on.
This is wonderful. It will be so much easier for me to harvest links for my reply-to list.

Nocturnal

August 15, 2017
9:48am

Very cool, Kim. Great feature :D

EnkeliAgon

August 15, 2017
9:45am

That's awesome! I'm sure that will make a lot of people happy! =D

dave_pod

August 15, 2017
9:31am

((ooh, this sounds useful. :3 ))