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Offline Sandwich

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The intended behavior is for sigs to expand to a pre-determined height over the course of one second (no way to expand to the natural sig height using only CSS3, and I'd rather not slow things down with javascript if there are alternatives) after being hovered over for half a second.

Since sigs are most definitely a non-vital part of the forum content, I'm perfectly content with this behavior only being available for modern browsers. Older browsers should expand the sigs instantly; if this isn't happening for you, and you've already tried to clear your cache / force-refresh, let me know what OS, browser, and browser version you're using.

I'll do my best not to implement modern-browsers-only features for vital things like reply buttons and such. :p
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Offline Scotty

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Just thought I'd pop in and say that on modern browser, the sig still pops up instantly, no delay.

 

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Why do all sigs need to expand? Many that expand are just empty...
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Offline Snail

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Yeah, I find it unnecessary and slightly annoying. HLP has always been minimalist, this seems just as unnecessary as avatars.

 

Offline Rodo

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Do the smart thing, disable signatures.
It helps a lot.
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Offline headdie

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problem is that some like Spicious have useful links in their sigs
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Offline Snail

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Yeah, signatures can be useful, and they can also help identify people's posts. But having them automatically expand, even if they're only one line long, whenever you mouse over it for a second or two completely defeats the purpose of having collapsible signatures in the first place if you ask me.

 

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Yeah, signatures are usefull sometimes, for the time being you can still disable them and if you need to see any of those just go to the profile of the user you are looking for, the signature is showed on the lower part of the summary.

As for new users around the forums that might benefit from these signatures, I believe new users tend to just read posts and avoid signatures most of the times but... well, nothing more to add on my side about this really, everything else has been said already.
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Offline jr2

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I don't get what the big deal is with the signatures... position your mouse over the username when scrolling and they won't expand... avoid the beam loitering in front of the beam cannon and you won't get hit, pilot!

 

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Reply button. It gets covered by the expanded sig.
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Offline headdie

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a 1 second delay on their expansion  or a manual control next to the sig to expand them would be nice if it can be done
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Offline jr2

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Make the button bar move (aka the sig "pushes" it)?

 

Offline Snail

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That would be even more annoying if it pushes the rest of the page down.

 

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No, I was thinking just the buttons.

 

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Reply button. It gets covered by the expanded sig.
Just use the Quick Reply box? :p

 

Offline headdie

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Reply button. It gets covered by the expanded sig.
Just use the Quick Reply box? :p
it also covers the quote button
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Offline Scotty

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Not on my browser it doesn't.

 

Offline headdie

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hmmm, ok i can see the last 3 letters
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Just thought I'd pop in and say that on modern browser, the sig still pops up instantly, no delay.

...if this isn't happening for you, and you've already tried to clear your cache / force-refresh, let me know what OS, browser, and browser version you're using.

I'd thank you for the info, but there is none; "modern browser" tells me nothing. ;)

Generally speaking, because sigs are often useful, we retain the functionality on the forums. However, the previous implementation of a limited-height scrollable area would interrupt scrolling under certain, not-uncommon circumstances, so I've been experimenting with alternatives. I wish the current method allowed for expansion to the sig's native height, but it doesn't. The previous method, where the sig expanded instantly, did adapt to each sig's natural height, but since sigs were popping on and off as one scrolled around, it got the hatchet. I could probably use javascript to get the desired functionality, but I'm not ready to resort to that quite yet.

On another note, I hashed out a change to the post action buttons (quote, reply, etc). You should see a dark "ghost" of the buttons on posts that aren't being hovered over, and they'll pop into normalcy when hovered over. Lemme know what you think.
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personally i think the ghost version could do with bing a little lighter, but apart from that i like it
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