TJP Uncluttered

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TJP Uncluttered

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 01.01.2007 12:43 am

How TJP appears on my screen.

Ahhhhh, that's much better.
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by paul_b » Mon 01.01.2007 2:29 am

You're missing sweetbunnie in the Friends box you know.

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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by zengargoyle » Mon 01.01.2007 2:53 am

and you don't say how you are accomplishing this clean look... while i totally appreciate the desire for a clean look, i hope that whatever method you are using is ex-post-facto on the display side so that the TJP site doesn't loose what $$ does come in for viewing the google/friends/etc ad thingys... (about the only reason i haven't adblock/spider-monkey 'd on TJP so far...)

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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 01.01.2007 3:02 am

The Friends box has been blank for a few days now. I thought it was something wrong on the server side.

The clean look is achieved by using Firefox and the "RIP" (Remove It Permanently) extension. As far as I can tell, all the elements are still loaded. You just get to decide which elements will be blocked from display. There is a little tombstone icon down in the lower right corner of the browser that allows for temporary override to display all hidden elements. And things can be adjusted in the preferences as well. The set of filters can even be exported/imported for sharing between users.

In addition to all the obvious filters, I also cleared out several of the subfora that I never frequent. The great thing is that it is 100% customizable....and reversible.
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by paul_b » Mon 01.01.2007 4:07 am

Mike Cash wrote:
The Friends box has been blank for a few days now. I thought it was something wrong on the server side.
Maybe just nobody wants to be your friend. Although that may change with your dashingly debonaire new avatar.

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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by Infidel » Mon 01.01.2007 5:17 am

It took me a bit of work. First I paged through 400+ extentions, then I did a seach for RIP and paged through 130+ extentions, then I did a search for Remove It Permanently and it was the top choice.

In the mean time I installed all kinds of sweet extentions. A tiny url creater. That's sweet.

I'll probably spend a few days getting used to all these tools. Unfortunatly, the U3 version of firefox is version 1.5 and it doesn't support any of the spellchecking add ons, and I could really use a spellchecker.

I'll probably eventually get the most utility from this free e-book search tool. Can't get better than free. And I think I'll announce that I to am removing the shoutbox from my version of the website.
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by paul_b » Mon 01.01.2007 6:03 am

Thanks Mike, the Shoutbox is finally gone. :-P

(I also ditched Kanji Benkyou so sweetbunnie is nearer the top of the page now ;-)

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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 01.01.2007 6:26 am

See? Anyone who wants the Shoutbox to not be there can make it disappear. Same for any other element.

All that, plus a Ronald Colman avatar. What could be sweeter?
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by Oracle » Mon 01.01.2007 7:43 am

Mike Cash wrote:
See? Anyone who wants the Shoutbox to not be there can make it disappear. Same for any other element.

All that, plus a Ronald Colman avatar. What could be sweeter?
Does it block out posts with smilies in them for you too?

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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 01.01.2007 7:53 am

I use Adblock to block the smilies. The rest of the post still shows up.
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by Ongakuka » Mon 01.01.2007 8:20 am

Waste_of_time. :p

If you have sensitive eyes, take a trip to specsavers B) I'm not an untidy person- but I don't get headaches because the shout-box is obstructing my view ;)
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by Mike Cash » Mon 01.01.2007 8:48 am

Ongakuka wrote:
Waste_of_time. :p
A subjective assessment.
If you have sensitive eyes, take a trip to specsavers B) I'm not an untidy person- but I don't get headaches because the shout-box is obstructing my view ;)
Who said anything about sensitive eyes? I'm just trying to cut down on my exposure to vapidity.
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by tanuki » Mon 01.01.2007 3:40 pm

Somehow this fails to surprise me...
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by AJBryant » Mon 01.01.2007 4:11 pm

All that, plus a Ronald Colman avatar. What could be sweeter?
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RE: TJP Uncluttered

Post by keatonatron » Mon 01.01.2007 6:30 pm

Ongakuka wrote:
If you have sensitive eyes, take a trip to specsavers B) I'm not an untidy person- but I don't get headaches because the shout-box is obstructing my view ;)
Mike has an acute sensitivity to nonsensicle drivel and/or stupidity. Ufortunately, that can't be corrected with glasses. (Unless, perhaps, you bought some with opaque black lenses)

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