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How are the spoiler styles now?
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Somewhat better. But if you could get an actual icon for the button, that would be optimal.
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Even if you could just add an emoji (eg ⚠️ or 🛑), a unicode character (e.g. ⁂ or ✦, and yes, i know emoji is unicode), or make the font size slightly larger or even a different colourstyle (imagine this with a yellow background) similar to your red mod action colourstyle (which you can then forbid use of in other contexts the same way, not that it seems to matter because i can't figure out how to highlight my tect anyway)

I think combining the yellow warning emoji with slightly larger text would be awesome
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Is this better?
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Oh, that is pretty nice
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It's almost perfect! I would just request a shade or two darker as it doesn't show up as well on the darker blue posts as it does on the more silvery posts.

But that's a minor quibble, as it is now I wouldn't have complained about it.
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Yeah, I definitely need to do some tweaking with the styling. It particularly doesn't look so good when quoted:
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I think it looks fine. It's not pretty-pretty but it fits the subsilver theme fine.
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You might consider two tweaks:

First, note that at present the background color spans the line, because the element spans the line. You can use
display: inline-block;
on the element in order to be able to give it a width, for example:
width: 10em;
(one 'em' is the width of the character 'm' as rendered in the displayed font and size).

Second, you can put a border around it:

border: 1px solid red;

That will clearly mark is as a separate "thing" rather than as part of the text.

Now, how you change styles in phpBB I don't know, but I know it can be done.

Another possibility is to use the 'button' element, but that's an HTML change, not a CSS change. It might be trickier.

Hope this helps.

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I know that the background color spans the whole line; the background color was the only styling I could think of that looked nice and covered the whole clickable area. If I could shrink that area down to the size of the text I would probably use one of the builtin button styles.

I know phpBB used to have a way to edit the stylesheets from the admin panel, but I can't seem to find it any more. I can still edit them via FTP though, it's just a bit of a hassle.

Normally an HTML change would be tricky but for custom BBCodes like the spoiler tag it's pretty easy.
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The Snide Sniper wrote: Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:59 amIf I could shrink that area down to the size of the text I would probably use one of the builtin button styles.
That's the point of display: inline-block. It lets you shrink that area down.

But maybe not with phpBB. Dunno.

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While we're messing with the way the forum looks, I recall the old forum having post numbers that were also a link to that particular post. Assuming it's not a lot of trouble I'd like to have that feature, makes linking a post (or just referencing it by number) quite easy.
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Note that the little piece of paper next to "by somitomi" is a link to your post.
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Also the "Re: General meta thread" (or whatever) above the name and date are also a link.

(I think the version of the Subsilver theme after the big forum upgrade had post numbers (number of the post in the thread, different from the post ID which is unique across the forum), but not the default Prosilver theme.)
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I've been getting errors about the https certificates or something.
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I don't know if this is you or this is me, as this is on chrome on my work computer and they like to keep chrome a few versions out of date no doubt for complicated for corporate reasons
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No, in this case it was me. For some reason the website's security certificate didn't autorenew.

For future reference, if this happens again, you should use the alternate domain ramenchef.nfshost.com, which is hopefully much more consistent with renewing the certificate.
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