Here's my Christmas Wish

Discussion in 'Website Announcements, Feedback, Issues, & Guides' started by The Sheriff, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    On BYC there could be a list of approved initials like BO, BLRW, BCM, etc. When anyone types one of these into a post it automatically highlights in a different color, lets say red. Then, when I put my mouse over it, (I don't have to click, just hover over it) a little box pops up and in the box it says Buff Orpington, or Blue laced Red Wyandotte, or Black Copper Marans.

    That's on my Christmas list! [​IMG] I'll just wait right here with bright pink post it notes all over my monitor. [​IMG]

    Thanks Santa.

  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

    Jun 11, 2007
    Too bad Warden. Santa just checked his list twice and found you were naughty and not nice this past year.
    [so sorry..... running away and hiding now...]
  3. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    That sounds like a great idea! I sometimes get distracted while reading a post just trying to figure out what the abreviations are. I know there is a list out there that is an abreviation dictionary but I don't have time to go look it up each time I don't know what an abreviation is.
  4. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    Quote:Ok, who's the snitch? Maybe it was Poco Pollo when when I outbid her for the Light Sussex eggs with 2 seconds to go. Or maybe it was because I threatened to cull a Mille with a curved toe. Or maybe it was because I bragged about having an upscale Snuggie. Wow, maybe I have been naughty! I am still wishing though. Santa (Nifty) probably hasn't been paying that much attention. [​IMG]
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  5. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    On my todo list I've had something like that in mind, but it would link the terms to pages with info instead of a bubble. For example: things like "GFM" to the page talking about what that is, SO & DS would link to a page with all the forum shorthand abbreviations, etc.

    It's on the list and we'll keep thinking about ways to integrate it in a way that it won't mess up linking words that shouldn't and also playing nice when people are manually linking those words to other things.
  6. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    I have seen where words have a red ..... under them and if you click, a small pop up with a definition comes up.

    What about that?
  7. buckeyefarm

    buckeyefarm New Egg

    Dec 17, 2009
    I think I can provide this for you. Like a rollover effect for some pre-determined set of abbreviations.

    If an Administrator can send me a message, I'll explain how.

    Merry Christmas,

    Secret Santa

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