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    1. No functional changes, but the themes available on Tildes itself now transfer over to the Blog/Docs sites (previously those sites were always using the "Solarized Light" color scheme). It was a...

      No functional changes, but the themes available on Tildes itself now transfer over to the Blog/Docs sites (previously those sites were always using the "Solarized Light" color scheme). It was a little painful before if you were using a dark theme and clicking something like the "Formatting help" link took you to a bright page, so this should be a lot better.

      There's currently no way to select a theme from the other sites, just on Tildes itself, but it should carry over when you've selected one here (using the dropdown in the footer if you're logged out, or through the settings page if you're logged in).

      Please let me know if you come across any issues with it. It was pretty straightforward overall, but it did involve redoing a lot of the CSS and HTML for the Blog/Docs sites, so it's very possible that I messed some pages up and haven't noticed yet.

      46 votes
    2. Alright, after repeatedly delaying it for various reasons, Tildes is now publicly visible. This means that people no longer need to get an invite to be able to browse the site. An invite is still...

      Alright, after repeatedly delaying it for various reasons, Tildes is now publicly visible. This means that people no longer need to get an invite to be able to browse the site. An invite is still required to register and participate though (and I'm intending to keep it that way for the foreseeable future).

      This should be a huge boon to the overall process—people will be able to check out the site before requesting an invite, which will save a lot of effort giving out "wasted" invites to people that just wanted to look and don't continue visiting afterwards. I want to talk more soon about making the process of getting an invite easier, but this should help a lot for now.

      Please don't try to bring a lot of attention to the public visibility just yet (you're welcome to tell friends or small groups though). I fully expect some people to notice it naturally, but I'd like to try to keep it a little quiet still over the weekend. There are still a few things that I'm working on, and I'd like to get a bit more done before we start promoting it too widely. Early next week I'll make a post on the Tildes blog announcing it, and then we can go all out with it.

      A couple of other notes about public visibility:

      • Logged-out users can select their theme - there's a dropdown box in the site footer for them to change it, but they'll have to set it individually on each device.
      • Logged-out users can only see the most recent 20 posts on user pages, they don't have access to the full pagination like logged-in users do. That was discussed a little in this thread. I don't know if it will stay this way permanently, but we can try it out for now.

      I've also topped everyone back up to 5 invite codes again. The public visibility may cause some of you to get requests from people for invites, so please let me know if you need more. You can access your invite links here: https://tildes.net/invite

      And as one other thing, I've also added the tirelessly-requested Dracula theme. This is the first time I've tried using the revamped theme system that @Bauke set up to add a completely new theme, so please let me know if you notice any oddities with it (or if you think I used the colors of it wrong or anything, I don't use Dracula personally).

      Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, feedback, etc. about the public visibility. This is a huge step in the site's progress, and I'm definitely both excited and terrified about it.

      215 votes
    3. I have poor vision and I rely heavily on a Firefox plugin called Stylus to make websites readable - in particular the trend for low contrast and small text. That includes Tildes. I updated it to...

      I have poor vision and I rely heavily on a Firefox plugin called Stylus to make websites readable - in particular the trend for low contrast and small text. That includes Tildes.

      I updated it to v1.5.0 and now the styles I set for Tlldes no longer work - most other sites still appear to work but I've not checked them exhaustively.

      I immediately tried rolling back a release or two (1.4.23 and 1.4.22) but those versions no longer work for any site. I tried randomly downgrading to even older versions but the same result. I think I'm stuck with the latest version..

      I notice in the browser console there are 2 errors reported on Tildes e.g. on this page I see:

      Content Security Policy: The page's settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline ("script-src"). new_topic:1:1
      Content Security Policy: The page's settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline ("style-src"). new_topic:1:1

      Using the Firefox Developer tools Inspector - I see my style settings for Tildes injected by Styuls (after the body) but they do not work any more.

      Since only Tildes so far is not working with my Stylus settings I guess there is also a recent change to Tildes that is causing Stylus to fail.

      This is a rather serious issue for me as all the colour options in the setting are low contrast and cause eye strain which becomes painful without the Stylus settings.

      Thanks for any help you can offer.

      17 votes
    4. Quotes serve two purposes: 1) Replying to a specific part of someone else's comment, and 2) introducing new information from an external source. Replying to a specific part When replying to...

      Quotes serve two purposes: 1) Replying to a specific part of someone else's comment, and 2) introducing new information from an external source.

      Replying to a specific part

      When replying to someone, the current low-contrast black-on-gray style makes sense because it's redundant info.

      However, when quoting an external source, my eyes tend to gloss over the quote, which is unfortunate. Current workarounds are: mild editorializing by bolding certain words; or paraphrasing the source, which is often a waste of time or can be misleading if someone misread the original.

      In summary, my inner thoughts say:

      I suggest we make quotes higher contrast, so that the ones introducing new info can add to the conversation, rather than be ignored due to visual de-emphasis.

      Quotes from external sources often imply authority and that their author has given a topic a lot of thought. Therefore they are valuable to include in a conversation and should carry the same weight as text written by any random user.

      Edit: Screenshot of this post using light theme: https://i.imgtc.com/wVdoFN6.png

      3 votes
    5. It's been 2 weeks since @apoctr's share your themes post so I thought it might be good to ask this question again. See if any new people have joined since then that might have created a theme or...

      It's been 2 weeks since @apoctr's share your themes post so I thought it might be good to ask this question again. See if any new people have joined since then that might have created a theme or changed some minor things. Or if you were here for the last one and made something new. If it changes the CSS, share it!

      I'll also take this opportunity to refer people who don't know how to install themes/CSS changes but would like to, to this page, which outlines exactly how you'd go about installing them.

      28 votes
    6. Hello, fellow tildoes. I'm here to give a little update on my themes and awesome-tildes. TLDR: My themes have moved to Bauke/styles. Submit your Tildes related extensions, scripts or themes to...

      Hello, fellow tildoes.

      I'm here to give a little update on my themes and awesome-tildes.


      TLDR:

      My themes have moved to Bauke/styles.

      Submit your Tildes related extensions, scripts or themes to awesome-tildes.


      Dracula and Compact

      Recently I really wanted to start a new theme... But creating a new repository for each of them and then setting up the infrastructure to generate the .css properly was a little too much work for my liking. So I combined them into 1 repository (located here) to make everything easier, more automated and, most of all, centralized. I plan on making more themes and adding them there as time goes on.

      By doing this I also wanted to start using "User CSS" files. Which (when you have Stylus installed) allow you to just open the *.user.css file and install it with 1 click. For this I created an npm package, mainly for myself, but if you know Node and you want to create a theme you might also find it useful.

      For anyone who was using Tildes Extended and loading the CSS from either of those repositories, it can't fetch them anymore as I've made those 2 repositories private. However, you can find a new installation guide on my styles wiki. This guide doesn't just show you how to install specifically my styles, it's valid for every style out there, so if you've wanted to get yourself one but didn't know how. Check it out!


      Awesome Tildes

      This project was born a couple of days ago by Emerald_Knight. I found it a great idea and immediately stepped in to give feedback and send in my themes. However no submissions have come in yet, so this is a reminder for anyone with a Tildes related extension, script or theme that you think could be useful for other people, to submit them! As it would be super convenient to have a list of these in one place. Instead of threads every couple of days/weeks.

      That's it! Thanks for reading, if you have any feedback on anything of the stuff I work on let me know wherever. This thread, issues on GitLab, private message, courier pigeon, you name it.

      14 votes
    7. One of the unfortunate realities of open source efforts is that these efforts are often fragmented and scattered all over the place, making things difficult to find. With that in mind, I've...

      One of the unfortunate realities of open source efforts is that these efforts are often fragmented and scattered all over the place, making things difficult to find. With that in mind, I've started a new GitLab project here consisting of a simple README file that we can use to start tracking the client-side themes and extensions that the community here has been hard at work developing.

      The list, at the time of posting this, is empty. The README is sparse and the entire thing is subject to change by the community itself. I will only be reviewing changes to ensure that changes are acceptable before a merge is allowed through (we don't want e.g. malicious links thrown in or perfectly good projects removed by someone acting in bad faith). You can change contribution notes/guidelines, existing language, layout, categories, and whatever else you can think of. If there's something else that you think the repository could use aside from the README, then you're free to issue a merge request to have it reviewed as well.

      I'm hoping that this will help us keep track of everything and aid future users in discovering the various tools and themes provided by the community.

      Please feel free to discuss guidelines here. Is there anything that shouldn't be allowed on the list? Is there anything that should be taken care of immediately? Are there any immediate concerns? Is there anything else on your mind?

      20 votes
    8. Dracula Theme

      After seeing this post about the blue for the dark themes I started thinking... We have Solarized, a popular color palette amongst developers however I'm not a big fan. I much prefer Dracula and...

      After seeing this post about the blue for the dark themes I started thinking... We have Solarized, a popular color palette amongst developers however I'm not a big fan. I much prefer Dracula and here we are now. I took a few hours to create a style with Stylus and now I'm here to share it with you guys (and to ask for help).

      Keep in mind, I started this about 3 hours ago so it's not complete at all but I feel like it's good enough right now to have people use it. So here you go:

      Source: https://gitlab.com/Bauke/styles

      Raw, if you already have Stylus: https://gitlab.com/Bauke/styles/raw/master/css/tildes-dracula/tildes-dracula.user.css

      Screenshots: https://gitlab.com/Bauke/styles/tree/master/css/tildes-dracula#screenshots

      Edit: changing out some invalid links.

      19 votes