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  • how about replacing you with the appropriate username? -- why do I have to wait 15 more seconds to post this if I took only 5 to write it?
    • I'm not sure if having the username would catch someone's eye as much as "You" would.
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      • maybe you're right but I was thinking of how to translate it into italian [kenobi.it] because I think a direct translation would sound weird.
        Anyway, "you" should be a link to "http://blahblah/~username" (now missing in the box).

        Besides, I liked the old "this page was generated by..." randomized intro.

        • Yeah, I agree about the You link to the person's info. Even though I hate that almost because that means I see yet more underlines for links. Style stuff I hate :)

          I took the generator out of Slashcode's templates because I thought it had gotten really boring after two years of seeing it. I have been trying to think up something more original :)
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          • by an_mo (2856) on Monday January 07 2002, @02:00PM (#3947) Journal
            you don't like links? Simple: write stylesheet support. I find that current slashcode sites look very much alike, and, for one thing, color flexibility is very poor. I understand this is a Major hassle given the state of the current code. I wonder if you guys gave it some thought.
            • Color flexibility? Its cake. All a user has to do is modify a couple of variables in an interface that even lets you try out the colors beforehand.

              Style sheets? You could easily do them but there is no real point in our setup and I would think that the average user who knows next to nothing about html is a lot better off going through an interface then dinking with style sheets.
              I note that you say "I understand", I would suggest installing a site first before you make any conclusions.
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              • Point taken. I haven't actually installed slash but I have admin access to a site.

                What I meant when I said there is not much flexibility referred to the interface you are mentioning. For example, link color (bg.3) is the same as the comment title background color. vlink color (fg.1) is the same as the text color.

                True it doesn't take long to fix it, but as it is the color scheme is not as flexible as I would like to be.

                • Flexibility is tied with useability. You have four background and four foreground colors. To many of these and the entire thing becomes to unweildy to actually use.
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                  • I agree you don't need more than 8 colors. You probably need less. For example fg.3 and fg.4 colors are hardly used in the site. Why not use them to separate link from the title background color and vlink from text color? There is really no reason to tie them together
                    • You know, under 1.x it was three and we extended it to four but I have no idea why. I think I may be using up to three on one of my sites.
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            • I am not sure what you are asking for. You want stylesheets? Write them and stick a link to them in your header template. Done.

              You want more colors? Add them (you can easily add more to constants; it would be nice to be able to add more to the colors block, which wouldn't be too hard, but people never have expressed interest in that, to my knowledge). What's the problem? How is color flexibility "very poor"? How is it a "Major hassle"?
              • Yes it's easy to add stylesheet but then if you want them to do anything you have to add classes to any object in the html otherwise what's the point (i.e one may want different fonts/styles for comment titles, comment info below the title, comment body, etc...). That, I think, is the hassle (maybe not that much now that I think of it). Anyway you guys have done a great job. I don't think you should get so defensive when someone points out a minor glitch. I understand you have other things to do than support the needs of people who uses your software.