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  1. The 5 minute limitation helps to alleviate certain situations that can be difficult to navigate as a moderator. We only have one rockstar moderator on the forum (thank you so much, Judy), so if it's not too much of a hardship to deal with I would prefer to keep the 5 minute limit in place. I think in situations where 5 minutes isn't long enough, 15 usually isn't either.
  2. It's nothing you did, Margaret, don't fear the weirdness (or Leprechauns) It was automatic, and it's called a Topic View Summary. It will sometimes be added to a thread based on a number of factors, but it's especially likely to show up in a thread that has seen a lot of activity. We don't see many threads that get this long here, so that's probably why you haven't seen it before.
  3. I was under the impression that the home office deduction was meant for people who are self-employed. So, my question had more to do with whether it was proper to continue taking the deduction since the use of that space is no longer 100% related to that particular business and source of income... it is now shared with my day job.
  4. I have a home office that has, in the past, met all of the necessary requirements of the deduction. The freelance work I do is very closely related to the work I do 9-5, and since March I've been working that 9-5 job from my home office in addition to doing my freelance work in the same space. My normal 9-5 office still exists, but it's not really available for me to use for the foreseeable future. Do I still qualify for the deduction?
  5. I didn't see much difference between the default post font color (very dark grey) and black, so I ended up increasing all font sizes across the site to 110% of original size. See the attached image. Top is default, middle is black, last is 110% font size and black. These changes have only been made to the Default theme. "Compressed" has remained with the defaults, since increasing the font size might be at odds with the goal of increasing information density to prevent the need to scroll as much.
  6. not at all, I'm glad I could improve the usability for those who prefer a more information dense layout. You should have a notification or an email (depending on your settings) letting you know that this post is waiting!
  7. The one useful feature I've noticed that gets removed in the Compressed view is the Follow feature. There are other ways to access it, but it's not as convenient. It will be difficult to strike a balance between removing elements and required functionality that meets everyone's needs, but I'll do my best based on feedback. Glad you like it!
  8. Hi Margaret, I know this has been an issue for you for years. As design trends change over time in an effort to be more mobile friendly, stacking elements instead of displaying them side-by-side becomes more common. More white space between elements is meant to make things easier on the eyes--same goes for increased font sizes. This is experimental, but we'll give it a shot to see how it works out. I have created a custom theme for the forum that removes some (hopefully not too important) elements and squeezed some things together for a more compressed layout. I'm not sure if tha
  9. Thank you all for the donations. I apologize for being such a slacker about responding to each of them individually. My work has increased considerably due to COVID-19, but I'm hoping to see that decrease a bit now that summer is arriving, which is usually my slow time. We'll see, though--everyone is looking for ways to do things online that had ordinarily been done in person before. Thank you all again! I hope you're all staying healthy and sane.
  10. When things are less hectic, or if it becomes a serious nuisance, feel free to reach out... send me a private message (if you can) and we'll get things straightened out!
  11. It's almost certainly not related to Chrome in general--it's a popular browser and there aren't any other reports of similar issues form other people using Chrome. The software that runs this site is complex, though, and there are lots of different ways that third party applications, browser plugins, etc could cause this site to behave incorrectly that wouldn't necessarily affect something like consuming media/browsing news sites. First, I saw that you posted many times in that thread, although I've cleaned up the test replies just now. I even signed in using your account (something onl
  12. For future reference, here are also some instructions for resetting chrome to mostly default settings if you have a particularly pesky browser-related issue that could be related to a misbehaving extension or something else that you're otherwise unable to pinpoint: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en
  13. Interesting. I'll add one more question for Lion. Has the site has reverted to a similar state where you can no longer see those profile details when browsing a thread? (I'm still curious about the the details from my previous post too)
  14. I agree with Judy that it's interesting that you had this problem before and it resolved (temporarily) when you got a new computer. Can you think of any software, plugins, apps, browser plugins, anything at all that you may have installed or updated between the time that it was working as expected and when the site broke again? Antivirus/security applications, ad blocking plugins, etc could be blocking certain files required by the site to function properly, but that's just a guess. I think I remember that the problems you had before had a visual component as well... the site didn'
  15. Thanks for the feedback everyone, it's been added
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