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Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:25 PM

How do I get rid of Grovelbots Big Board?

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:39 PM

1. Time.

It is only there until the 23rd of August. It is a fund drive for the website.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:42 PM

2. I don't have anything against fund drives but it's overlaying the normal headings that I see...

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:51 PM

3. is this on a pc? or mobile device?

Tell me more and I'll try to get it to do it for me and work out a solution.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:59 PM

5. PC, WIN 7, Firefox/font 90%

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:03 PM

7. is firefox set to blocks ads?

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:08 PM

9. It doesn't matter what I do, I can't mimic that behaviour.

If I minimize the screen, the grovelbot stickies simply go away and just leaves a link.

Disabling ad blockers had no effect.

Not sure why you are having trouble, have you got the latest version of Firefox? 79.0?

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #9)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:18 PM

10. Sure I'm running ad blockers. No difference shutting them off. Firefox is up to date.

If I reduce the font then the sticky bit is clear of the normal headings but the font is too small for comfort.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:30 PM

11. ah. Sorry I couldn't help more.

Wish there was more I could do.

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Response to cayugafalls (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 04:24 AM

16. It's doing the same thing to me on my iPad and on my Mac.

Annoying as hell. I use safari.
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Response to abqtommy (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 08:59 PM

4. The only way I can get it not to overlay other aspects of the "latest" page is to decrease the font

way down. Otherwise the formatting causes all kinds of problems. I have trouble reading it clearly at that small a font, but at least the headings are back to normal.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:00 PM

6. I'll try that as a last resort, thanks...

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 09:05 PM

8. It's taking up way too much space.

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:04 PM

12. You could use the 'Stylus' add-on to hide the html element.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/styl-us/

You can override a website's stylesheet with your own modifications. For example, to hide GrovelBot's Big Board:

.stickies-container {
   display: none !important;
}


(The same thing can be done with a userContent.css file placed in your FireFox profile folder, but it takes a few more steps - the add-on is comparatively more user friendly.)

This issue seems to stem from text size zooming messing up the html element placement (as far as I can tell). I think if the admins add an overflow: hidden rule to that div element, it would stop the contents from spilling over the rest of the page if people have the text zoomed in on their browsers.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:18 PM

13. I installed Stylus, don't know what to do with it. As far as it goes, I can live with what I'm

seeing now. Thanks.

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:42 PM

14. When you are on a DU page click on the Stylus icon in the address/tool bar...

... then in its popup window, mouse over the Write style for link(s) to show domain("democraticunderground.com") in the mouse-over text that appears, then left-click the link you are on. That should open a new tab to let you edit your own CSS for the site. Copy...

.stickies-container {
   display:none !important;
}

... or...

.stickies-container {
   overflow: hidden !important;
}

... into the code editing area (where the cursor should by default appear), then click on the Save button on the left side of the window. At the bottom of the window where it says Applies to, the dropdown should read URLs on the domain and the adjacent text box should have democraticunderground.com in it.

That first rule will hide the GrovelBot Stickies banner, the second should prevent its contents from obscuring other parts of the page (hopefully) while still allowing you to see the contents even when zooming text in or out. Just use one or the other - not both. (I'm not 100% sure the second one will work as I intend.)

You should be able see the results right away by selecting and viewing the DU tab that was open. If it looks okay, you can close the Stylus editing tab. If not, go back to the tab and double-check and/or change things and hit Save again. View the DU tab to see if it worked.

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Response to Make7 (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 10:48 PM

15. Thanks! That comes out perfect. No stickies left, just a link to donate!

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Tue Aug 18, 2020, 11:13 AM

17. It finally resolved itself on mine.

Or maybe EarlG did it!

Thanks EarlG.
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