I wanted a themed profile October 2, 2002 12:05 PM   Subscribe

So, there doesn't seem to be anything in Metafilter policy *banning* it- how does one "theme" one's user page like Danelope ?

BTW it's wacked yo in IE 5 for Mac
posted by jeremias to Etiquette/Policy at 12:05 PM (13 comments total)

Wow! I gotta try that.
posted by monkeymike at 12:10 PM on October 2, 2002

Danelope was sneaky and dumped a STYLE tag into the body overriding the MeFi styles... its not exactly kosher IIRC to put a STYLE tag inside the BODY tag, so that might be why its wack for your IE.
posted by malphigian at 12:10 PM on October 2, 2002

yep, css in the nickname description. Nice illustration too.

shame it goes off the top in IE 5.2 os x.
posted by mook at 12:14 PM on October 2, 2002

It's important to note that, in order to achieve said effect, everything in the nickname description field must be on a single line. If not, it refuses to render at all.

If someone could explain the problem (or provide a screencap, or both), I'd be more than happy to attempt un-wacking it for IE/Mac. I don't have dev access to a Mac, so I'm unable to test these things myself. Alternately, you could go get Chimera and we could all be happy monkeys together.

Thomas wholeheartedly approves of Gecko-based browsers. There are lots of people doing cool things with their user pages these days!
posted by Danelope at 1:09 PM on October 2, 2002

Screencap here

Yes, Chimera is oh so good. Just give me a history window and a mail button for the button bar and I'm 100% there.
posted by jeremias at 1:50 PM on October 2, 2002

Is anyone else getting this error when they try and update their "customize" page?

I've tried deleting my cookies and logging in, but no dice. Oh, and I'm on Win2K and this is happening in both IE6 and Moz1.0.
posted by bshort at 5:00 PM on October 2, 2002

bshort, yes.
posted by gummi at 5:03 PM on October 2, 2002

While we're on the topic of weird MeFi errors, I just noticed that the sidebar on metafilter.com is wayyyyy out of date...the most recent item posted is
"Monday Over the next two days, I'm giving away five copies of my new book, which features a chapter on MetaFilter's design and usability. If you'd like a chance at a free copy, sign up here."
I get this on both mozilla 1.2a and IE6, and I know its not up to date because there's also a link about the april fools joke.
posted by jmd82 at 11:13 PM on October 2, 2002

Oh, and yes, the main threads are all up to date.
posted by jmd82 at 11:13 PM on October 2, 2002

the old sideblog should be gone now.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:49 PM on October 2, 2002

I would just collapse the sideblog but I don't want to miss something. Not that I usually find anything relevant on it, but still.

I would be hesitant to add questions to my user page but if there were more questions I would answer them. Guess I'm just weird.
posted by Dillonlikescookies at 5:01 AM on October 3, 2002

Here's another odd error that's probably not worth it's own thread - while looking at this thread, I noticed the "trackback" notification isn't visible when the page is sorted by recent comments, but it is when the page is sorted by date. Is this just me or a universal problem?
posted by yhbc at 6:44 AM on October 3, 2002

I'll try rephrasing that last comment/question, before this thread rolls off the page. It looks like the "tb" track-back designations (which appear after the "new comments" number in each thread, when the thread is referenced in a linked weblog) are only showing up when I'm in "view by date" mode, and not when I'm in "view by recent comments" mode. Is this intentional, a glitch, or just me? I'm using IE 5.5, if that makes a difference.
posted by yhbc at 11:34 AM on October 3, 2002

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