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    Reviews Blacked out

    Anybody noticed the reviews have been blacked out? It looks like someone spaypainted over most of the words.

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    Yup, noticed that last night. Kind of annoying.

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    Black Turdsday?

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    Very annoying!

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    what browsers are you using? when I look at it in Chrome, it looks like some kind of text effect. it does not cover the whole line of text, but rather acts as some kind of halo around the text. When there are multiple lines of text, the halos overlap and do cover some text

    looking at the page source, it looks like this tag might be responsible

    <span id="EchoTopic">

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    what browsers are you using? when I look at it in Chrome, it looks like some kind of text effect. it does not cover the whole line of text, but rather acts as some kind of halo around the text. When there are multiple lines of text, the halos overlap and do cover some text

    looking at the page source, it looks like this tag might be responsible

    <span id="EchoTopic">
    It's this:

    "box-shadow:"

    It's in the CSS for the "EchoTopic" id. I'm not sure what it's supposed to do, but looks like a client-side effect.
    I didn't read through the CSS to find out more because I don't care that much.

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    Works okay using OPERA.

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    Good old Opera. No bling, no bullsh|t, just a web browser.
    Haven't used it in years.
    I kind of miss Lynx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    It's this:

    "box-shadow:"

    It's in the CSS for the "EchoTopic" id. I'm not sure what it's supposed to do, but looks like a client-side effect.
    I didn't read through the CSS to find out more because I don't care that much.

    Shows up in Mozilla, Chrome and IE 64 bit.
    yeah I didn't dig through the CSS to find out what EchoTopic was referring to. I just saw that on every sentence with the highlighting and not on text that was not highlighted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    what browsers are you using? when I look at it in Chrome, it looks like some kind of text effect. it does not cover the whole line of text, but rather acts as some kind of halo around the text. When there are multiple lines of text, the halos overlap and do cover some text

    looking at the page source, it looks like this tag might be responsible

    <span id="EchoTopic">
    Firefox, same foggy effect. WTF?!
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    Same with Safari......

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    I thought I was just really baked... bit of a haze.. LOL. Yea, showing up on mine as well. I'm guessing server side, maybe a security step.

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    I got that too. Firefox 10

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    Well here's the offending code.


    /* shadow for main wrap */
    #EchoTopic {
    -moz-box-shadow: 0 0 15px 15px #888; (Firefox)
    -webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 15px 15px#888; (Internet Explorer)
    box-shadow: 0 0 15px 15px #888; (Everybody else except Opera)
    }

    Nicely set up to make sure it does the same thing in as many browsers as possible. The last piece of code in the CSS file. You'd think the developer would test his/her code in at least the major browsers.

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    Is it a "virus" sort of thingy? What's it's purpose and why is it in place?
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    Maybe it's a Black Friday joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    Is it a "virus" sort of thingy? What's it's purpose and why is it in place?
    No, it's just a text effect. It looks like it's supposed to put a fading grey "shadow" on 2 sides of a block of text. Unfortunately it puts the shadow around every line instead of the block and at 15 pixels, it overlaps the next line of text.

    It has no purpose except to make the site look "cooler".

    Experimenting with formatting on a site this big is not a great idea.
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    OK. Thanks for the info!
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    IE 10 preview renders the text unreadable ,Chrome renders normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learux View Post
    IE 10 preview renders the text unreadable ,Chrome renders normal.
    I haven't updated Chrome in a while but it was doing the same thing on whatever version I have.

    It's pretty much universal... and very easy to fix (5 seconds, tops).

    Just need someone to do it.

    I don't know if this is unusual or not but the CSS file is hosted on a completely different domain than the rest of the site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    I haven't updated Chrome in a while but it was doing the same thing on whatever version I have.

    It's pretty much universal... and very easy to fix (5 seconds, tops).

    Just need someone to do it.

    I don't know if this is unusual or not but the CSS file is hosted on a completely different domain than the rest of the site.
    That is goofy. Not normal practice at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavyRay View Post
    That is goofy. Not normal practice at all.
    Could still be the same server. A lot of the Javascript and some of the images are hosted there too.

    The whole site is a pretty sloppy setup. Some CSS inline, some in external files, some files on this site some on another. Looks like a lot of people with different work habits have worked on the site.
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    You don't have to look at this site's code to figure that out

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    Quote Originally Posted by NateHawk View Post
    You don't have to look at this site's code to figure that out
    Too late!

    I found why that CSS style is messing up. I also sent admin a detailed note explaining it.

    That box shadow id is only supposed to be used on the main content wrapper. They are also using it in span tags on all the text in the reviews.

    /geek>
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    Thanks for that good bit of detective work, Steve!

    You were absolutely right!

    All fixed now.

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