Increase post formatting options for mods/supermods

By Rick ยท 9 replies
Feb 16, 2007
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  1. I don't know what exactly is possible with VB, but there's two improvements I'd like to see for mods, supermods and really, anyone deserving.
    • Ignore or increase maximum character length
      I've written some long posts, but had to make compromises because I couldn't post more than 1000 characters. Sure, I can start a new post, but then it becomes more disjunct. Also, sometimes quoted solutions from places like Microsoft Knowledgebase are longer than 1000 chars.​
    • Add additional formatting options such as font sizes
      Changing the size of fonts helps create a more attractive and functional layout.​
    Supermods may already have this capability - I do not know - but these things would certainly be useful as a moderator and as the long-winded writer of lengthy posts.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I totally agree mate. It would be really useful, especially being able to change the font size, when wanting to emphasise something really important. I know we can use bold text and or/colours, but sometimes it`s not enough in my opinion. Obviously, I`m not advocating text that`s 3 feet high or anything.

    Not that I`m aware of.

    Regards Howard :)

    P.S I deleted you accidental double post ;)
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    :D Oops...
    Yes, that's my thought as well. Anything over one meter is probably too much... ;) Abuse of this could be annoying, but I trust the mods and >mods here to not to wear it out.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    Yeh, I agree. My guide in my signature looks less than ideal because I had to stick with the same size font every time. Going from 12 to 14 would have been a tremendous help. Also the tiny font used in signatures could also be beneficial in some posts.
  5. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I have a problem with the minimum character length of 10 letters. Sometimes in reply for instance, to say thank you, I need to have to think of something to say ;) .
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The minimum requirement is there to prevent replies with just a stupid smiley or something like that.
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,572   +65

    I don't have so much a problem with this, although this forum certainly is missing out on my incredibly hillarious and extremely clever quips............ :p
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

  9. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    I guess I should jump in before you spend more time discussing this... in fact I waited a bit to see who would like a change, and their reasons, etc. before deciding on whether the limitations should be lifted or not.

    I should start by saying that no custom settings can be set per usergroup for this kind of thing, unless we hack vB, of course. That said, the forum allowed custom font sizes and colors for a long time before I decided to remove those, and IMHO it has made for a much more pleasant browsing and reading experience.

    I don't consider myself to be of the minimalistic type, otherwise you would get those horrid 8pt fonts across the whole site but I remember how it was before, and how the forums are now in terms of cleanness and readability, and I like it better now.

    PS: With a bit of spacing a clever usage of bold fonts, (great) posts like SNGX's can be optimized without needing the custom settings.
  10. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11


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