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Post by cryogen » 2 months ago

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Post by cryogen » 2 months ago

Commander Forum Specific Rules
  1. Decklists DO NOT belong in the Discussion forum. Anyone posting threads with decklists in the main discussion forum will have their threads moved to the appropriate subforum at a moderator's discretion. If you wish to provide a decklist as a reference resource for a discussion, please link to it rather than posting it in full in that thread.
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Post by 3drinks » 1 month ago

Suggestions: Can we shrink the size of the auto card window that pops up when hovering over a link? As someone using a 24in HDTV as monitor, which i think is a very generous size, the current card takes up a large chunk of my screen.

Also, I think cards with special characters in their names are not displaying. Case-in-point: Sensei's Divining Top, as shown in my Miraculous Kaalia primer stub, is showing a card back image. edit: I think I found the issue, adding a comma immediately after the tag might cause the miscommunication. Don't quote me on that, but removing that comma seems to have fixed it on my end.
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Post by Dragonlover » 1 month ago

I'm having a similar problem with Kongming in my mono-W deck, I'll try dropping the comma in the name and see what happens.

EDIT: Just tried all the variations of punctuation, no luck. The cards full name is Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon" in case you need it for testing.

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Post by cryogen » 1 month ago

It's probably the quotes in the name. I recall @Feyd_Ruin mentioning an issue previously, maybe a couple of the cards are still bugged. He has been pinged.
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Post by Feyd_Ruin » 1 month ago

It's specifically the " in the name.
Because we directly put the cardname into an html tag wrapped in "s, allowing unescaped "s means you could break out of the tag and create a security risk. I haven't found an inline way to elegantly escape the "s, so for now they are not allowed.

There are 4 cards this currently affects:
Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon"
Pang Tong, "Young Phoenix"
"Ach! Hans, Run!"
"Rumors of My Death . . ."

Each of these has been given a nickname without the "s. You can link to them by excluding the "s.

[card]Kongming, Sleeping Dragon[/card] = Kongming, Sleeping Dragon

I'll eventually find a nice clean way to escape the "s so this won't be an issue.
(But the nicknames will stay forever, so you won't have to go back and change old posts)
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Post by Feyd_Ruin » 1 month ago

Also, I shrunk the size of the autocard popup, and added price/rating when applicable.
(There's currently almost no ratings added in though, so go vote if you want to see it! :p )
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Post by tstorm823 » 1 month ago

It's ok, everyone can relax. Mirror of Fate is a 5-Star card now.
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Post by Feyd_Ruin » 1 month ago

Feyd_Ruin wrote:
1 month ago
I'll eventually find a nice clean way to escape the "s so this won't be an issue.

It was bugging me, so I went delving into the s9e parser a bit more and found a way to work it out.
It's actually cleaner than it was before too. Huzzah.

Bad news: Old posts need to be edited and submitted again.
(This happens when I change something fundamental in an existing tag)

Kongming, "Sleeping Dragon"
Pang Tong, "Young Phoenix"
"Ach! Hans, Run!"
"Rumors of My Death . . ."
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Post by 3drinks » 1 month ago

Is there way to submit custom user group titles? Kinda missing my Personal Liaison to Kaalia of the Vast one lol. Although I guess I'd be better served with Kaalia's Personal Liasion nowadays given the new print.

Tech issue: On PC can we enable the ability to summon bold/italic/underline etc tags with crtl+[key] keyboard shortcuts? Currently using those pulls up the browser control bar.
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Post by cryogen » 1 month ago

I don't know if we have any custom titles set up currently, or future plans. As for the shortcuts, dunno how that works.

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Moving forward, could general tech issues/requests be submitted here?
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Post by Feyd_Ruin » 1 month ago

3drinks wrote:
1 month ago
Is there way to submit custom user group titles? Kinda missing my Personal Liaison to Kaalia of the Vast one lol. Although I guess I'd be better served with Kaalia's Personal Liasion nowadays given the new print.
We don't have any titles right now.
Special group titles (Admin, RC, Rules Guru, etc) are all badges/awards now.
(This will also be how the forum awards are shown later.)
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Tech issue: On PC can we enable the ability to summon bold/italic/underline etc tags with crtl+[key] keyboard shortcuts? Currently using those pulls up the browser control bar.
Well, I added a small jquery extension that let me set all those hot keys, but it didn't play nice with chrome, so I've disabled it.
Going to look into it a bit more.
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Post by 3drinks » 1 month ago

@Feyd_Ruin;

As I just tried to quote your post above, my keyboard didn't even work. Any key just input all those codes at once, letters, backspace, didn't matter. Idk what happened there.

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Post by cryogen » 1 month ago

3drinks wrote:
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@Feyd_Ruin;

As I just tried to quote your post above, my keyboard didn't even work. Any key just input all those codes at once, letters, backspace, didn't matter. Idk what happened there.

- Sent from Firefox browser, Linux machine (Solus distro).
You probably tried right as he was messing with it. It caused an issue when quoting a post, whichnhe and we were discussing literally just now.
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Post by Feyd_Ruin » 1 month ago

3drinks wrote:
1 month ago

As I just tried to quote your post above, my keyboard didn't even work. Any key just input all those codes at once, letters, backspace, didn't matter. Idk what happened there.

- Sent from Firefox browser, Linux machine (Solus distro).
try now, i forgot to force a user refresh on one of the js files.
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Post by 3drinks » 1 month ago

cryogen wrote:
1 month ago
3drinks wrote:
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@Feyd_Ruin;

As I just tried to quote your post above, my keyboard didn't even work. Any key just input all those codes at once, letters, backspace, didn't matter. Idk what happened there.

- Sent from Firefox browser, Linux machine (Solus distro).
You probably tried right as he was messing with it. It caused an issue when quoting a post, whichnhe and we were discussing literally just now.
Feyd_Ruin wrote:
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3drinks wrote:
1 month ago

As I just tried to quote your post above, my keyboard didn't even work. Any key just input all those codes at once, letters, backspace, didn't matter. Idk what happened there.

- Sent from Firefox browser, Linux machine (Solus distro).
try now, i forgot to force a user refresh on one of the js files.
That seems to work. What horrific timing on my part then, i was totes away for some hours watching a show only to come back mid-update lol.
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 month ago

Are decklist tags forum specific or sitewide? There are a few common ones I'm not seeing in the list.
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Post by cryogen » 1 month ago

SocorroTortoise wrote:
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Are decklist tags forum specific or sitewide? There are a few common ones I'm not seeing in the list.
Forum wide, afaik. I can add more, what would you like to see?
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Post by SocorroTortoise » 1 month ago

cryogen wrote:
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Forum wide, afaik. I can add more, what would you like to see?
The one I was missing was enchantress. Tempo and/or delver was the other one I didn't see, though that's more legacy/modern than EDH.
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SocorroTortoise wrote:
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cryogen wrote:
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Forum wide, afaik. I can add more, what would you like to see?
The one I was missing was enchantress. Tempo and/or delver was the other one I didn't see, though that's more legacy/modern than EDH.
These have been added.
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Post by WizardMN » 1 month ago

Feyd_Ruin wrote:
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We don't have any titles right now.
Special group titles (Admin, RC, Rules Guru, etc) are all badges/awards now.
(This will also be how the forum awards are shown later.)
Will these Titles/Badges carry over from MTGSalvation or do we need to "earn" them again? Because really, if I can't retain my "Rules Guru" Title/Badge, then what is the point /s

It isn't a big deal but I wonder how we would go about getting some of those that are not really awarded to specific people (Admins, RC, etc.) since Rules Guru, and I am sure some others, are more for the "regular" users.

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Post by cryogen » 1 month ago

WizardMN wrote:
1 month ago
Feyd_Ruin wrote:
1 month ago
We don't have any titles right now.
Special group titles (Admin, RC, Rules Guru, etc) are all badges/awards now.
(This will also be how the forum awards are shown later.)
Will these Titles/Badges carry over from MTGSalvation or do we need to "earn" them again? Because really, if I can't retain my "Rules Guru" Title/Badge, then what is the point /s

It isn't a big deal but I wonder how we would go about getting some of those that are not really awarded to specific people (Admins, RC, etc.) since Rules Guru, and I am sure some others, are more for the "regular" users.
Yes, existing groups can be ported over, so we can add the Rules Guru if you have it there. New groups will be added as they arise, and and once we start doing awards they will be given out as necessary.
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Post by Airi » 1 month ago

For Rules Guru specifically, I'd recommend getting in touch with the Rulings Forum mods. I know it was a system they were looking to implement here, but I believe they will be picking from the pool to add people to it. I believe the two you're looking for are Kahedron and Void_Nothing.

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Post by WizardMN » 1 month ago

Cool. Thanks to both of you. I will reach out to them via PM.

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Post by Cow31337Killer » 5 days ago

Does anyone know if there's a way to make a card link show a specific printing of a card? Like say for instance I wanted to hover over Beastmaster Ascension and have it show the Zendikar printing? Thanks for your time!

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