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Hey packet- it's not even 7/30 yet, that's pretty impressive. Laughing out loud :roll: kidding

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Hehe, its 4 hours past 7/30 for me. Thats something I mocked up last night. Its a work in progress and it would be able to track multiple forums since the day you implement it in your siggy. It will list the forums you implement the siggy in and also the most viewed Topics for them. I will be releasing it soon Laughing out loud so please line in a Q ... Cool

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Laughing out loud One Q it is...
I've always enjoyed random nonsensical quotes, and often wondered if there was some way to include these in forum signatures... I've assumed though, that because most forum HTML is limited, it rules the idea out. Guessing at what you're doing, it sounds like it might be possible- any suggestions?

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I see you're using a script to write text to an image- right? Shock I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product, and I hope you have plans to share the source. Smile

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Yes Quotes is a good idea. I have somewhere on my hard-disk about 200 + Quotes(used it sometime back on my nuke board) waiting to be implemented. No problems in sharing sharing the source with you Smile

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I currently have a flat-file list of 290 quotes and quips in use at http://vice.planetjk.com [test bed only]. I use a simple php script to load a fresh one at the top of every page. Lately I find that most of the 'new' quips I find are reruns, so I tend to lean more towards quotes these days.

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KnightWolfJK wrote:
I see you're using a script to write text to an image- right?

Yes I am using GD library to generate the background and then right the text onto it.

Would it be ok if we combine all the quotes into a database table ? As I working with databases for this script I am thinking of putting it into a table of quotes from which random ones will be displayed.

lol This post should really go into off-topic now Shock

Can a Moderator member please Split this post up and put it in the Off-Topic section ?

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lol

You trying to imply that just because the last 8 posts have NOTHING to do "mark all posts as read" that we're off-topic :?: :?: pshaw! Laughing out loud

I'll drop you a PM... that'll take this OT for now

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paCkeTroUTer wrote:
Can a Moderator member please Split this post up and put it in the Off-Topic section ?

Done! Laughing out loud

Let me know if you want the thread renamed, though.

Hang on - I don't think I can rename it. That might be a job for Tony.

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Hey Dan, thats good enough for me Smile Thanks

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Very cool sig - I assume the date will stay as 30/07 from now on? Looked very confusing when it was still the 29th in little old England...

I had (might still have) a script set up for random avatars; this forum liked it called straight (www.blah.com/blah/av.php) but for some I had to do (www.blah.com/blah/av.php?.jpg) and they were happy. It randomly picked a picture out of a folder and returned it.

Ah here it is - http://www.djomp.f2s.com/djomp/img/avatar.php (or ) - but it'll be down on Friday.

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Thats kewl dJomp. Even though I have used the same logic to add in the sig image, never thought about doing it for the avatar Smile

Yes the date will be set from the day you start using the siggy.

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Can anyone spot a bug in the sig Laughing out loud

Let me see if you guys will notice it.

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Well technically it's not counting posts read, it's couting threads that you've contributed to read... ie each time it loads a page, it only adds one, no matter how many images there are.

But if a thread was spread over two pages it would count two. So maybe "counting pages of threads contributed to" or something.

Otherwise it's, well, blue... :?

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dJomp wrote:
Well technically it's not counting posts read, it's couting threads that you've contributed to read... ie each time it loads a page, it only adds one, no matter how many images there are.

But if a thread was spread over two pages it would count two. So maybe "counting pages of threads contributed to" or something.

Otherwise it's, well, blue... :?

Exactly right. My script looks at the query string in the url. So if it finds a QUERY_STRING which = t then only it will count the thread. It doesn't count on posts. I can't avoid it from being incrementing while going to the next page of the same thread. Maybe I should look for the referrer ?

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Nah, getting too technical then. Anyway you need to make up for having more than one post one on page... Laughing out loud

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Oh I didn't mean that blue was bad BTW... was just trying to think of something else that could be wrong with it... still the grey does blend in more...

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dJomp wrote:
Oh I didn't mean that blue was bad BTW... was just trying to think of something else that could be wrong with it... still the grey does blend in more...

Thats kewl dude. I wanted it a bit lighter too as it was standing out too much amongst the posts. Anyway its still on its test bed, possibly the plain back-ground would get replaced by an image.

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Ok folks, How is my sig going now ? Laughing out loud

Even though its showing random quotes, it still keeps track of posts viewed. So when you want to display the posts viewed count, you can simply switch to it by logging into your account(which I am developing now) and changing the preference. I am having fun learning new things Laughing out loud

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Looks good

I didn't start seeing the quotes until this afternoon- it looks great, way to go.

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