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#1 KlaineyGStudy

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:19 AM

Good evening all, I  just included an addendum to the board rules about profile interests. Cheers :D


Profile Interests (Added: 4 January 2018).

Please limit your profile interest to one or two short paragraphs. We reserve the right to edit overly long "Interest" text. A good rule of thumb is keeping text below 60 words
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:33 PM

Interests is just an html textarea in a form ...

	 <li class='custom'>
<label for='field_7' class='ipsSettings_fieldtitle'>Interests</label>
<textarea id='field_7' class='input_text' cols='60' rows='4' name='field_7'></textarea>


... so just add a maxlength="100" or whatever length you like or find acceptable :yes:

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Unhelpful comment ... it's probably in a template and not a theme thang but I doesn't do IPB carp :no:

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#3 Vlawde

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 12:36 PM

Except for one user recently, I haven't really seen this as a problem
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:10 PM

Yeah I know ... she hasn't quite thought this thing through yet ... baby steps :yes:

I mean srsly "Board Rules" are not even displayed before you sign up ... you have to know to search for them ahead of time. What she prolly wants to do is edit the "Terms of Use" {ToS} agreement ... which happens to be nearly identical to the "Board Rules" except for the addeddumb of course :yes:

BUT I doubt many people read that thing anyways since it's a popup and most people have popup blocking set SO edit the tpl file {or whatever IPB template files are called} and set the max value ... ta da no need for addeddumb :th_evil:

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#5 KlaineyGStudy

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:45 PM

View Postsiguie, on 04 January 2018 - 12:33 PM, said:

Interests is just an html textarea in a form ...

	 <li class='custom'>
<label for='field_7' class='ipsSettings_fieldtitle'>Interests</label>
<textarea id='field_7' class='input_text' cols='60' rows='4' name='field_7'></textarea>


... so just add a maxlength="100" or whatever length you like or find acceptable :yes:

Helpful link ...

Unhelpful comment ... it's probably in a template and not a theme thang but I doesn't do IPB carp :no:

:bunny:

LOL I was thinking of that, but baby steps, this was quicker ;)

"addeddumb " LOL... I think u :crazy:
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:08 PM

View PostVlawde, on 04 January 2018 - 12:36 PM, said:

Except for one user recently, I haven't really seen this as a problem

We received a justifiable complaint, so we acted upon it.

#7 KlaineyGStudy

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 04:39 AM

View Postsiguie, on 04 January 2018 - 12:33 PM, said:

Interests is just an html textarea in a form ...

Unhelpful comment ... it's probably in a template and not a theme thang but I doesn't do IPB carp :no:

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So it should be in the templates?
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:49 PM

Very likely :yes: all of the MySQL forums I've used have used some form of "template" file {though sometimes called other things} to run the core code and css class to wrap the various themes around them.

Template files generally consist of a smattering of html tags and php code. The form element you are looking for probably wont look exactly like the text I copied so instead search for terms like interest, textarea and likely field_7 but one way or another it's doable :yes: prolly even for you :bunny:
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