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Shazbotdom
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Postby Shazbotdom » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:30 pm

Sanghyeok wrote:I'd like to ask if my signature is allowed? I thought it was 8 lines but it might be 8.5

I'd get rid of that empty line between the Box and the first line of text outside of it.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:02 pm

Sanghyeok wrote:I'd like to ask if my signature is allowed? I thought it was 8 lines but it might be 8.5

It was 10 lines at least. I took out 2 blank lines and made it legal.

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Postby Sanghyeok » Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:43 pm

Frisbeeteria wrote:
Sanghyeok wrote:I'd like to ask if my signature is allowed? I thought it was 8 lines but it might be 8.5

It was 10 lines at least. I took out 2 blank lines and made it legal.


Thanks for your help!
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Postby Byzconia » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:20 pm

I just added a second spoiler, so I wanted to check and make sure mine was completely kosher. I tried to get them closer together, but that's how they've decided to space for some reason.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:16 am

Byzconia wrote:that's how they've decided to space for some reason.

That was because you had each of them on their own line. That takes up 5-6 lines of your available 8.
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[spoiler=1st spoiler]Content[/spoiler]
[spoiler=2nd spoiler]Content[/spoiler]

You can resolve that by putting both spoilers on the same line. Now you're taking up only 3 lines.
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[spoiler=1st spoiler]Content[/spoiler][spoiler=2nd spoiler]Content[/spoiler]

You can go one step further by using float tags, to reduce it to 1.5 lines. This is the best way to incorporate multiple spoilers:
Content
Content
Content
Content



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[floatleft][spoiler=1st spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatleft][floatleft][spoiler=2nd spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatleft][floatright][spoiler=3rd spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatright][floatright][spoiler=4th spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatright]

Spoilers should always be the last thing in your sig, as the way spacing works, you almost always get a wasted blank line between the spoiler and the next content. It can't be removed by any method I've discovered.

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Postby Byzconia » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:36 pm

Frisbeeteria wrote:
Byzconia wrote:that's how they've decided to space for some reason.

That was because you had each of them on their own line. That takes up 5-6 lines of your available 8.
Content

Content

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[spoiler=1st spoiler]Content[/spoiler]
[spoiler=2nd spoiler]Content[/spoiler]

You can resolve that by putting both spoilers on the same line. Now you're taking up only 3 lines.
Content
Content

Code: Select all
[spoiler=1st spoiler]Content[/spoiler][spoiler=2nd spoiler]Content[/spoiler]

You can go one step further by using float tags, to reduce it to 1.5 lines. This is the best way to incorporate multiple spoilers:
Content
Content
Content
Content



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[floatleft][spoiler=1st spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatleft][floatleft][spoiler=2nd spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatleft][floatright][spoiler=3rd spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatright][floatright][spoiler=4th spoiler]Content[/spoiler][/floatright]

Spoilers should always be the last thing in your sig, as the way spacing works, you almost always get a wasted blank line between the spoiler and the next content. It can't be removed by any method I've discovered.

Huh, never would've thought of that. Much cleaner now. Thanks!
Nation is not a reflection of RL views and is currently undergoing extensive retconning, so factbooks are all out-of-date and inaccurate.
Neither left nor right.
"When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read: 'All men are created equal except negroes, foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy." - Abraham Lincoln

"Do not aim at what is impossible to attain, because in the quest for liberty we may fall into tyranny. Absolute liberty always leads to absolute power and among these two extremes is social liberty." - Simon Bolivar

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Postby Romextly » Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:52 am

Can someone help me with my sig?

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Postby Johto- » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:02 am

I remember seeing a guide on here a while ago, but I can't find it anymore.

How do you get a box with a scroll bar at the bottom that moves horizontally? I'm trying to make a news ticker for my sig (in contrast to the oversized box on Union of Sovereign States and Republics) and I can't remember the code for it.
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Postby Frisbeeteria » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:19 am

How do you get a box with a scroll bar at the bottom that moves horizontally? I'm trying to make a news ticker for my sig (in contrast to the oversized box on Union of Sovereign States and Republics) and I can't remember the code for it.

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[pre]How do you get a box with a scroll bar at the bottom that moves horizontally? I'm trying to make a news ticker for my sig (in contrast to the oversized box on Union of Sovereign States and Republics) and I can't remember the code for it.[/pre]


Romextly wrote:Can someone help me with my sig?

What help do you want? It also helps to post your current sig code in a [code] box, maybe under a spoiler.

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Postby Johto- » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:05 am

Frisbeeteria wrote:
How do you get a box with a scroll bar at the bottom that moves horizontally? I'm trying to make a news ticker for my sig (in contrast to the oversized box on Union of Sovereign States and Republics) and I can't remember the code for it.

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[pre]How do you get a box with a scroll bar at the bottom that moves horizontally? I'm trying to make a news ticker for my sig (in contrast to the oversized box on Union of Sovereign States and Republics) and I can't remember the code for it.[/pre]

Thanks, Fris!
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Yes, that Johto. From the Pokémon Games.
(Ho-Oh used Sacred Fire on NS Stats! It's super effective! Opponent NS Stats fainted!)
Goldenrod News Central! - BMEN protests over Mega Evolution spread to Johto and Kanto; What is Mega Evolution, and how does it work? A study by James C. Rowan; Opinion: Mega Evolution is not abuse; it's the opposite
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Postby Shunmyo KK » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:20 pm

It's come to my attention to there's a problem with my sig - I'm using a table and it looks like posts below mine get lumped up, adding extra boxes to each. Is there a problem with the code in my sig or is there a problem with the table itself?

Edit: I'm removing it from my sig for right now, but this is the code I used:

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[align=center][table][/align][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503594]yuki[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503636]moe[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503607]takashi[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503650]yoshio[/url][/align][/td][/table]
Last edited by Shunmyo KK on Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Kiu Ghesik » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:39 pm

Shunmyo KK wrote:It's come to my attention to there's a problem with my sig - I'm using a table and it looks like posts below mine get lumped up, adding extra boxes to each. Is there a problem with the code in my sig or is there a problem with the table itself?

Edit: I'm removing it from my sig for right now, but this is the code I used:

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[align=center][table][/align][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503594]yuki[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503636]moe[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503607]takashi[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503650]yoshio[/url][/align][/td][/table]

I think the problem is that the align=center terminates right after the table. I believe that if you moved it to be

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[align=center][table][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503594]yuki[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503636]moe[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503607]takashi[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503650]yoshio[/url][/align][/td][/table][/align]

Then you would potentially fix the issue.
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Postby Shunmyo KK » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:40 pm

Kiu Ghesik wrote:
Shunmyo KK wrote:It's come to my attention to there's a problem with my sig - I'm using a table and it looks like posts below mine get lumped up, adding extra boxes to each. Is there a problem with the code in my sig or is there a problem with the table itself?

Edit: I'm removing it from my sig for right now, but this is the code I used:

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[align=center][table][/align][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503594]yuki[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503636]moe[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503607]takashi[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503650]yoshio[/url][/align][/td][/table]

I think the problem is that the align=center terminates right after the table. I believe that if you moved it to be

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[align=center][table][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503594]yuki[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503636]moe[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503607]takashi[/url][/align][/td][td][align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503650]yoshio[/url][/align][/td][/table][/align]

Then you would potentially fix the issue.

I'll try that. Keep you posted.

Edit: Sadly, it doesn't seem to work. The [align=center] before the factbook on Yuki doesn't seem to come into effect. I'll see if I can fix it somehow, but I'll be sure to edit further if I can't find a solution.
Last edited by Shunmyo KK on Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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A Japan ravaged by global warming and ruled by a corrupt corporatocracy in an unspecified future.
yuki & takako - moe - takashi - yoshio
"Yōkoso to Radio 7.14, Japan's #1 English-speaking radio station for 16 years in a row! That's welcome, for you guys who don't, uh, speak Japanese..." | Wanna tune in? Check out our primary sister stations! | Get ahead of the crowd - get cybernetics! They enhance job performance, athletic performance, and performance where it counts! Buy before Feb. 21 the low, low price of ¥7,499.99!

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Postby Kiu Ghesik » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:47 pm

Shunmyo KK wrote:Edit: Sadly, it doesn't seem to work. The align=center before the factbook on Yuki doesn't seem to come into effect. I'll see if I can fix it somehow, but I'll be sure to edit further if I can't find a solution.

Looking at it closer the best you could do would be something like this:
eeee


The table can't have align tags within it like it could gameside, though the table itself can be centered, for some reason. So if you wanted the text to be centered within the table it doesn't seem to be possible. If you're fine with the links not being centered, though, that option could work.

I'd suggest you just do something like this:

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[align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503594]yuki[/url] - [url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503636]moe[/url] - [url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503607]takashi[/url] - [url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503650]yoshio[/url][/align]




Ditching the table should allow you to center the links.
Last edited by Kiu Ghesik on Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:49 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Postby Langenia » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:51 pm

Are spoilers and the lines inside them counted?
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Postby Kiu Ghesik » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:52 pm

Langenia wrote:Are spoilers and the lines inside them counted?

The spoiler itself counts as two or three lines iirc but the stuff inside the spoiler doesn't count.
Bronze Age nomads vibing as their society implodes (who might just worship an eldritch entity, oh dear!)
She's loyal, smol, ready to rol. Big big bowl, full of rol. Smol rol, big bowl. Cinny rol, big bowl, smol rol.
-The Mother -loves the Children -of Ghes.-

Other Nations I Ruin: Outer AcharetMiranda-22CBG-Palisade | Our Foreign Policy: Надад мөнгөө өг | Cities Razed Times Our Policy Has Been Disrespected: 48


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Postby Langenia » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:53 pm

Kiu Ghesik wrote:
Langenia wrote:Are spoilers and the lines inside them counted?

The spoiler itself counts as two or three lines iirc but the stuff inside the spoiler doesn't count.


Ah, thank you!
LANGENIA
Fatherland, Unity, and Valor
Overview|Armed Forces|Politics|Embassy Program|LangenArPort| Incumbent President: Nicolas Furia
Langenia is an MT-early PMT nation located in northern South America, the result of Spain not successfully colonizing the region but leaving its mark. Some NS stats are used. We outpollo PolloHut.
NEWS: Aragon Stock Exchange gains more points, this time from digital companies. This is after TikTok ban.| Pro-choice terrorists behind December Bogota bombing caught. Millions come out demanding their execution.| Report: Langenian arms sales to Insaanistan exceed $100 billion NSD.| Tensions between North American Commonwealth and Langenia rise over economic disputes in Caribbean.| Peace talks to be held on Sharifistan War.| This is LCNA.

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Postby Shunmyo KK » Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:55 pm

Kiu Ghesik wrote:
Shunmyo KK wrote:Edit: Sadly, it doesn't seem to work. The align=center before the factbook on Yuki doesn't seem to come into effect. I'll see if I can fix it somehow, but I'll be sure to edit further if I can't find a solution.

Looking at it closer the best you could do would be something like this:
eeee


The table can't have align tags within it like it could gameside, though the table itself can be centered, for some reason. So if you wanted the text to be centered within the table it doesn't seem to be possible. If you're fine with the links not being centered, though, that option could work.

I'd suggest you just do something like this:

Code: Select all
[align=center][url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503594]yuki[/url] - [url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503636]moe[/url] - [url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503607]takashi[/url] - [url=https://www.nationstates.net/nation=shunmyo_kk/detail=factbook/id=1503650]yoshio[/url][/align]




Ditching the table should allow you to center the links.

I'll do that, then, thanks! I wanted to keep the table, but I guess that isn't possible.
powered by the smell of ozone and melancholy
x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~x~
A Japan ravaged by global warming and ruled by a corrupt corporatocracy in an unspecified future.
yuki & takako - moe - takashi - yoshio
"Yōkoso to Radio 7.14, Japan's #1 English-speaking radio station for 16 years in a row! That's welcome, for you guys who don't, uh, speak Japanese..." | Wanna tune in? Check out our primary sister stations! | Get ahead of the crowd - get cybernetics! They enhance job performance, athletic performance, and performance where it counts! Buy before Feb. 21 the low, low price of ¥7,499.99!

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Postby Frisbeeteria » Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:01 pm

Shunmyo KK wrote:I wanted to keep the table, but I guess that isn't possible.

Tables in sigs suck eggs. If you're that much of a fan of tables, make a fancy dispatch and link it in your sig.

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