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In The Bleachers
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Scrolling text

Post by In The Bleachers » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:08 am

Just a dumb question. What's the difference between the text rolling and not rolling to the left of a topics heading?
I know, dumb question, but been curious about it.

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MWmetalhead
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Re: Scrolling text

Post by MWmetalhead » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:05 pm

I am not sure I understand your question. You've stumped me.

Did you see this topic mentioned somewhere in the user settings?

I'll do my best to answer if you can provide some further context; thanks.
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In The Bleachers
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Re: Scrolling text

Post by In The Bleachers » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:27 pm

MWmetalhead wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:05 pm
I am not sure I understand your question. You've stumped me.

Did you see this topic mentioned somewhere in the user settings?

I'll do my best to answer if you can provide some further context; thanks.
I'm sorry I wasn't clearer.
To the left of each topic, is a little picture of lines in a circle.
Most of them, the lines are not moving. Sometimes the lines in the little circle are scrolling. What does the scrolling lines mean?
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Re: Scrolling text

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:15 pm

Oh, now I understand. Thanks for clarifying.

The "moving lines" denote a popular topic (i.e. high post count). The threshold is 25 posts for the topic in question.

It's a relatively useless feature that is built into the phpBB software, if ya ask me. The reply count for each topic is easily visible as it is.

I know there are ways to customize the image (for example flames instead of the dancing lines), but I've never felt compelled to bother with that.
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Re: Scrolling text

Post by In The Bleachers » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:24 pm

OK MW Thanks.
My guess, which was apparently all wrong, was that someone was viewing that particular topic at that particular moment.

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