Long usernames are cut off

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29 May 2010 04:14

titen96 wrote: james i noticed that your name is too long under your avatar

Long names (for example jameswalker85 in the screen capture shown below) are cut off.

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The reason for doing this is so that each forum thread looks identical to others in layout, because long usernames used to stretch boxes to different widths than they're meant to be.

For example in the example above, the box with the username would have been stretched wider to accomodate the longer name, but all other posts would still have the same width for their boxes, and that looked strange.

I'm open to suggestions on how to improve this. One way would be to have smaller text for the username, but that would mean everyone's name is smaller (I can't just make long names use a smaller font).

Any other ideas?

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29 May 2010 14:03

how about increase the total width of all boxes?

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29 May 2010 15:43

Increase box for name width and decrease box for posts accordingly?

Can you do that on a per-user basis?

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29 May 2010 20:23

i think that would not make that red line equal with the rest

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30 May 2010 04:02

Can you do that on a per-user basis?

Yes I can but as titen pointed out (and I mentioned in the first post) I don't really want to do that, because it looks strange when some posts have a different layout to the others :\

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30 May 2010 12:13

thats why im suggesting to increase it all at the same time

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30 May 2010 13:09

The problem with that, is that there'll eventually be an even longer username and I'll have to increase it again, until it gets to some ridiculous length. The same problem happens with what I said about making text smaller too - eventually it'll get to some ridiculous small font size.

I'll have a look at how much I'll have to increase it to fit in James' username… and I think there was some other regular user that didn't fit as well so I'll have to check that one's length too.

Edit: I like the auto-resizing username idea as the best option, even if I said it's not possible… I just realised that CSS might be able to do this, so I've asked on the community site for some help. Hopefully someone there can point me in the right direction (and tell me if it's possible).

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30 May 2010 14:22

ok i cant wait

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30 May 2010 15:34

It might be either ShadowValentine or venus flytrap that had longer usernames too, probably both.

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30 May 2010 18:48

if it has a space like venus fl trap it would go like this

Venus
flytrap

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30 May 2010 19:55

Although names like jameswalker85 and ShadowValentine would still have issues.

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30 May 2010 20:22

what if the avatar and the name was moved completely to the left?
Edit:another idea is that the username shouldnt be in the box where the avatar is but where the post is?

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30 May 2010 22:12

i like titen96's idea. you could have something like Re: Long usernames are cut off - fingerz
is it possible to do that?

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30 May 2010 22:15

i thought it would be better like this:

Titen96
Re: Long usernames are cut off

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30 May 2010 22:22

actually that would look better.

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30 May 2010 23:29

is it possible to do that?

Yes… I can move things around wherever I want… ;-)

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31 May 2010 01:01

so did you get a rough idea about what you are going to do?

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31 May 2010 05:50

Sorry I forgot to mention that I fixed this yesterday - I just made every post content section less wide so that the avatar and name had more space. James' username doesn't get cut off now.

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31 May 2010 11:09

YAY! A whole topic about me (sorta), and I never even posted in it until now. :P

Thanks, although I wasn't too bothered about the name being cut off.

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31 May 2010 11:55

i like your new avatar james

"At first, this completely shocked me. Then I found a neat picture of a bunny and posted it at the top of the article. Hello there, bunny!"

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31 May 2010 16:19

You may not have been bothered, James, but it still looked a little odd. :P

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