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HairyArse
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Decided to create this a thread to address the minor inconsistencies between our posting styles and to help tighten up on the little things that catch my eye from time to time.

Peej - when you enter an article you often put an additional headline at the top of your article. Take your Joe Danger one. You have:

Mr Likeable Biker

as well as

Flippiní eck, Danger!

This gives the article two titles. But also, on the intro text on the front page, if I don't edit in a space afterwards, the additional title gets concatenated onto the beginning of the intro paragraph.

Oh and don't take this as criticism at all as it's most definitely not. It's just one of those things I notice. :D
#1 at 11:02:39 - 15/06/2010
peej
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I think I need to get a bit more consistent with the reviews and full page feature stuff. I keep wavering between doing stuff broken up by sub-headings or just not bothering...

So yeah I'll take that crit on the chin. Often though I guess you don't even really need a top heading in the article body as you have one in the splash image so I'll quit doing that.

Would it be a good idea for ALL contributors to have a basic AATG review / article crib sheet defined in here so we all tow the line?
#2 at 11:09:06 - 15/06/2010
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Yeah deffo and that's what I'm hoping this article will be come.

Sub headings are fine, just don't start with one.

:D
#3 at 11:15:52 - 15/06/2010
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Roger that.
#4 at 12:08:53 - 15/06/2010
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If anyone that knows anything about LBP wants to have a second comb through Syrok's preview on the front-page, please feel free.

As I didn't play the first game I don't really understand what he's talking about a few para could do with a slight tweak to make them clearer, but it's difficult if you don't have the context.

:)
#5 at 00:50:35 - 17/06/2010
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Style sheet would be a good idea. I really would like to make some time to write stuff again, just need to... er... make the time.

edit: woo-hoo, AATG points.
#6 at 00:52:51 - 17/06/2010
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HairyArse said:If anyone that knows anything about LBP wants to have a second comb through Syrok's preview on the front-page, please feel free.

As I didn't play the first game I don't really understand what he's talking about a few para could do with a slight tweak to make them clearer, but it's difficult if you don't have the context.

:)


Giant wall of text!!

Everything made sense except stuff about movers and control seats, so I guess that's new stuff that only someone who's played LBP2 will get. Needs some sub-headings to break the text though.
#7 at 01:07:48 - 17/06/2010
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Stick a picture or two in and all will be fine.
#8 at 02:26:49 - 17/06/2010
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There were sub headers in the file I send to, Hairy. Don't know what happened to them. :)

Just posted a list of features in the LBP2 section that explains the movers for example again.
#9 at 09:40:44 - 17/06/2010
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I just shoved the subheadings back in. Great article. I'd thought about doing a preview but you've done an infinitesimally better job than I could've.

I just can't wait for it.

#10 at 10:11:34 - 17/06/2010
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Indeed, the new stuff seems like creating could be twice as good as in LBP.
#11 at 12:53:21 - 17/06/2010
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I miss screenshots in the articles - it helps break the text up in my opinion.
#12 at 19:17:25 - 17/06/2010
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They can still be put into articles. It's just ultra fiddly to do so. So I don't.
#13 at 18:35:06 - 18/06/2010
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It's not ultra fiddly at all you lying baldy! It creates the thumbnails automatically and everything you just gotta remember not to upload PNGs until I correct that.

Remember the GU system? Now that was fiddly!
#14 at 19:52:25 - 18/06/2010
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HairyArse said:Remember the GU system?

And I thought my day couldn't get any worse after the England game!
#15 at 23:43:01 - 18/06/2010
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Just a friendly reminder for those of you that create splash images for the front page. :)

Where possible, if you can, try not to have text on top of text. See TheBoy's latest Secret of Bryce Manor.

This isn't a criticism by the way.

:D
#16 at 12:41:33 - 04/10/2010
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Aye, I'll keep that in mind :)

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but how do I centre Youtube videos?
#17 at 13:37:51 - 04/10/2010
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HairyArse said:It's not ultra fiddly at all you lying baldy! It creates the thumbnails automatically and everything you just gotta remember not to upload PNGs until I correct that.

Remember the GU system? Now that was fiddly!


No, that was like someone was asked to provide a CMS and misunderstood all the words in the sentence, so put random snippets of PHP code into a food blender and uploaded the resultant goop.
#18 at 13:48:20 - 04/10/2010
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peej said:
HairyArse said:It's not ultra fiddly at all you lying baldy! It creates the thumbnails automatically and everything you just gotta remember not to upload PNGs until I correct that.

Remember the GU system? Now that was fiddly!

No, that was like someone was asked to provide a CMS and misunderstood all the words in the sentence, so put random snippets of PHP code into a food blender and uploaded the resultant goop.

I forgot we now have a neat THUMB stylee for this stuff.
#19 at 13:48:49 - 04/10/2010
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TheBoy said:Aye, I'll keep that in mind :)

I'm sure this has been mentioned before, but how do I centre Youtube videos?


Enter some plain text. Centre it. Goto HTML code and swap your plain for your embed code.

Et voila.

:D
#20 at 16:23:45 - 04/10/2010
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Cool, just done it on the Yslandia news item :)
#21 at 18:39:18 - 04/10/2010

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