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April 8th, 2005
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Hmm. Following recent posts about defriending, I would like to state my new policy

If you leave really large and annoying pictures that break my friends page without an lj-cut for more than 2 hours, I will defriend you until such time as there have been another 25 posts ;-)

And yes, I know I could play around with default views. But the person concerned is in all my default views, and is quite capable of using an LJ cut, as we've all seen her do it. And it's not just one picture, it's LOTS!

All my wise posts of today were eaten by becoming annoyed at this ;-)

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From:simont
Date:April 9th, 2005 08:45 am (UTC)
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Bah. I remain convinced that I'm the only person on this system who has put the effort into designing an LJ style which is immune to this sort of widening issue. In my friends page style (and my individual-entry-with-comments style), anyone posting a very wide entry only makes that entry unreadable; all the rest still have their proper widths. It's extremely useful, and I don't know why nobody else seems to have thought of it.

(I did do it using copious tables, which I know detracts from my HTML moral purity. I tried to rewrite it in pure CSS a couple of weeks ago, but my CSS just wasn't good enough.)
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From:naath
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:51 am (UTC)
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People should all steal your style then...

Allthough most of the people who whine about pictures whine about the very existence of pictures as if they couldn't scroll down or something. Even your style can't overcome that.
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From:sphyg
Date:April 9th, 2005 08:21 pm (UTC)
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Excessive scrolling excerbates RSI. And most memes are annoying.
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From:naath
Date:April 9th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
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Interestingly I never scroll by waving the mouse arround (allthough I *do* use it to click cuts and to swap tab...) because I get mouse RSI when I do that - I have a wheel (which might trigger a different RSI that I don't get), or, failing that - a page down button (which is my prefered option when the keyboard isn't 2 foot away and covered in paper (I hate my mother's house... no space). But yes, memes are mostely annoying - especially when half your flist post the same photo... boooooooooooooring.
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From:sphyg
Date:May 9th, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
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I don't mouse scroll as I have a pad mouse, but get RSI from paging down. Or maybe that's because my hand is over the wireless card and I have radio waves going through my flesh...
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From:arnhem
Date:April 9th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC)
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s/my CSS/CSS/ s/wasn't/isn't/

as far as I can tell.
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From:simont
Date:April 9th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
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That might be true too, although I didn't feel competent to say so for sure.

CSS2 appears to have a set of attributes that allow it to treat any HTML element (e.g. a div or span) as a table, table row, or table entry, so I would have thought that in principle it ought to be able to do everything you can do with tables. It seemed rather patchy when I actually tried it, however (although I'm not sure whether that was designed behaviour or Mozilla being dodgy).
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From:edith_the_hutt
Date:April 9th, 2005 10:34 am (UTC)
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Oh, now you're just tempting me...
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From:naath
Date:April 9th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
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tis fixed

I can't type cut tags... moreover - I didn't notice when I did it, and I wasn't reading email at the time because I was ostensibly doing physics not email... hence the extra 'crime' of leaving it all night (oh waily waily).

I was wondering for instance WHY YOU CARE (like dude, it's just a picture scroll past it or something) untill I noticed that the last one was large enough to force sideways scrolling which is high up on my annoyances list too.

I find the easiest fix is to turn off pictures. Or at least, last time I had this problem happen to me I was using Opera in which doing so is easy.
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