Browser problems March 18, 2002 7:18 PM   Subscribe

OK, assuming I'm not being banned by the Management, I can no longer use Mefi in Opera or IE 5.0. When logged in, all I see is a sea of blue or a sea of brown (Metatalk), on what appears to be a huge Web page. as I scroll down, single words appear very VERY far apart. Is this a cruel joke?
posted by ParisParamus to Bugs at 7:18 PM (22 comments total)

actually, what happened is that I had tried to change the font size in Customize. But when I typed "11" in the field, IE 5.0 autocompleted it so that the font size was my Zip Code: 11215(point)!

Any chance of making a maximum font size?
posted by ParisParamus at 7:23 PM on March 18, 2002

I'll be over here clutching my sides cackling if anybody needs me.
I knew that auto-complete thing was the work of the devil.
posted by Su at 7:44 PM on March 18, 2002

I guess I could set a max of 30-50 for those fields yeah. Can you tab through the customize page to get to that field again?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:51 PM on March 18, 2002

Matt, if that question is directed towards me, I deleted the cookies in IE after resetting Customize in Mozilla (which never allowed the mega font size)(but if it had, I'd be in trouble)
posted by ParisParamus at 7:56 PM on March 18, 2002

Auto-complete was designed specifically to trick Manhattanites into buying 10021 of anything they wanted to purchase online.

and 212 of anything they wanted a pair of

my god I love this 'small' tag
posted by ook at 8:24 PM on March 18, 2002

Honestly, I was sure a Saudi hacker had corrupted my cookie.
posted by ParisParamus at 8:46 PM on March 18, 2002

Oh they had, but Chuck Norris was soon on their tail...
posted by holloway at 9:02 PM on March 18, 2002

Paris, I hate for you to learn this way, but we all got together and voted you off the island. It's nothing personal.
posted by Hildago at 10:07 PM on March 18, 2002

That's what I feared.
posted by ParisParamus at 10:09 PM on March 18, 2002

Whoa... I just set my font size to .11215 and you guys all look like ants!
posted by shinybeast at 1:21 AM on March 19, 2002

Are you sure, ParisParamus?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:34 AM on March 19, 2002

That's the second time someone's called this background color brown - it looks very gray on my machine. The contrast of the babypoo green links against the color does make it look sort of brown, though. Or is that babypoo yellow...
posted by iconomy at 3:35 AM on March 19, 2002

I know it's supposed to be gray, but, here and on other sites that use/have used this color, my brain thinks it's brown.
posted by jennyb at 9:46 AM on March 19, 2002

I find it goes brown when I crank my monitor output level down to "haven't slept since sunday."
posted by dong_resin at 10:01 AM on March 19, 2002

Iconomy: don't jeer just yet, newbie. It should be burnt sienna for links and names and bright, canary yellow for "logout", the "preview" background colour and the other important signs. Not green. So go to the back of the queue, you babypoo, you! ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 11:26 AM on March 19, 2002

I thought everyone realized that the blue/gray color combination was mathowie's tribute to the defining moment of our nation's history, the Civil War. Brown, sheesh.
posted by rodii at 11:46 AM on March 19, 2002

back of the queue,
you babypoo,

You're a poet and you don't know it, but your feet show it ;)

posted by iconomy at 11:49 AM on March 19, 2002

It's brown-grey. Or "bray"
posted by ParisParamus at 5:29 PM on March 19, 2002

It's gray, dangit. #666666, (102,102,102), 40% value, 0 saturation gray. It is the paradigm of gray, the gray de la gray, grrraaaaaaaay.
posted by rodii at 5:46 PM on March 19, 2002

Yeah, buy proper monitors!
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:52 PM on March 19, 2002

666 * 2? Isn't that diabolic?
posted by ParisParamus at 7:26 PM on March 19, 2002

Actually, 666 *1001. Isn't that pedantic?

(PS: grey.)
posted by rory at 1:55 AM on March 20, 2002

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