Suggestion Scrollbar in signature spoilers

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  1. Lucifer666
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    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    I understand why there's a height limit on signatures, it makes sense so as to prevent signatures taking up 90% of the screen

    However, considering that spoilers are only opened at will, and that its box and borders actually do take up signature space on their own, I think it would be great if we would be able to set some kind of y-overflow property to allow scrollbars inside them

    I've only got 2 quotes in my signature and the 2nd one isn't visible, though I'm fairly sure it used to be at some point
     
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  2. Vipera

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    Go to a forum that allows this and try scrolling any page down.
     
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  3. Lucifer666
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    Lucifer666 all the world needs is me

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    The point is that nothing should be affected until a user decides to click 'Show', the scrollbars wouldn't even be visible before then
     
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    I think you should have posted this here
     
  5. Quantumcat

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    There's also a problem that the height rule isn't enforced in the signature preview. So you have no idea how it will look until you actually set it as your signature.
     
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  6. Minox

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    That is probably just an oversight that could be easily fixed.
     
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  7. shaunj66

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    Good idea I will fix that!
     
  8. Stephano

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    Honestly, I'm all for this idea. It would honestly come down to wether or not the software used for the site allows it. I know it's purchased from somewhere. How much can the staff edit it?
     
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    it is visible... i mean, i can open the spoiler and see both of them quotes
     
  10. Quantumcat

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    I think the problem is the site will still load all the info, it's just hidden from view (notice that nothing has to refresh or load when you click the show spoiler button). So large amounts of signature stuff from everyone could slow down a page loading.
     
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    Odd, I can read both of them just fine. I've never actually had issues reading spoiler tags in people's signature.
    Pretty sure they can edit it freely as long as they keep any copyright notices and don't try to "null" (crack) the software.
    I don't think images and other external content load until the spoiler tag is opened though, and text doesn't take much bandwidth, so that's not a big deal.
     
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    remember when signatures where the user geosite? damn such nostalgia, full of animations and microsoft office word art
     
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  13. Lucifer666
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    :huh: I just tested it on Chrome and it's still the same, cut off as it is in Safari (my usual browser.)

    Out of curiosity, what are you viewing it on?

    Is it possible this is already a feature that just isn't implemented to support all platforms properly?
     
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    Firefox, currently 53.0.3.
     
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    I can see it fine on Chrome Version 58.0.3029.110.
    EDIT: Just updated to 59.0.3071.86, works fine still. I'm using W10 x64.
     
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    He was probably referencing platform. As in desktop, mobile, etc.

    @Lucifer666 I can see it just fine. Running Linux Mint 18.1 Google Chrome on a Dell Inspiron laptop
     
  17. Lucifer666
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    Tested Firefox 53.0.3, Safari 10.1.1, and Chrome 58.0.3029.110, all no luck.

    For reference, this is the full sig as it appears (at least currently) when expanded in the signature preview feature:

    Full Sig

    Only thing we haven't ruled out is the OS. I'm on OS X, but you'd think the same browsers would display it the same way.

    @blujay No matter what browser I use, your sig looks like this:

    Before Expanding
    After Expanding
     
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    OS is Windows 10 x64, but I doubt that matters.
     
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    I can confirm this is a problem in the new theme.
     
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