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Jennifer
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 17 Jul 2018, 16:28

Kwix wrote:
02 Jul 2018, 20:49
Jennifer wrote:
01 Jul 2018, 00:31
I'm toying with the idea of just pulling them out altogether, except that would be an irreversible move and I don't know if that might do something weird to the shape of the pants legs.
Please allow me to introduce the bodkin:
I'd never heard of a bodkin before; I just figured it was part of a meaningless Olde English cry: "odds bodkins!"

Jeff and I were at a sewing shop yesterday buying fabric dye, and although the store said they had bodkins in stock we could not find any. However, we DID find and buy a "drawstring threader." Good thing, too, because when I removed the drawstrings from those pant legs the results were even worse than I'd predicted: it's not just that the leg-holes grew wider and more bell-bottomy; the legs actually got longer! I still can't figure out quite how that worked. But without the drawstrings, the legs were so long I kept stepping on them.

But I used (actually, Jeff used) the drawstring threader for its advertised purpose, and I expect it will prove useful again in the future: no more discarding hoodies because one end of the drawstring got sucked inside!

EDIT: Typos and grammar.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 17 Jul 2018, 16:30

Also, forum-format question: why I I never, ever able to see Amazon links? For Kwix's post there -- and every other post with an Amazon link, including at least one I recall making myself -- all I see is a big empty space. In order to actually get the link, I have to hit the "quote" button on the post -- only then can I see the web address, and cut-n-paste it into the browser's address window.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jadagul » 17 Jul 2018, 17:36

A bodkin---that's the thing you use to yourself quietus make, right?

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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Kwix » 17 Jul 2018, 18:03

Jennifer wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 16:30
Also, forum-format question: why I I never, ever able to see Amazon links? For Kwix's post there -- and every other post with an Amazon link, including at least one I recall making myself -- all I see is a big empty space. In order to actually get the link, I have to hit the "quote" button on the post -- only then can I see the web address, and cut-n-paste it into the browser's address window.
Hmm, interesting. This whole media embedding with "here's a tweet" and "here's a link with image" thing is new to the Gryll (phpBB) as all I posted was an URL. Inspecting the imaged link it appears that it uses both an iframe and some JavaScript to do it's voodoo. So I'd say check your browser's settings regarding JavaScript. Try downloading and viewing the forum with a browser you don't normally use (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) without changing any of the base settings.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by lunchstealer » 17 Jul 2018, 18:47

FWIW it presents as a blank space in both Safari and Chrome-for-Mac.

Could be an adblock thing?

ETA also Chrome and Firefox on Win10.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 17 Jul 2018, 19:14

Also FWIW: I can't see Amazon links on either my "main" computer, which I'm on now, or my el cheapo netbook I only use for websurfing while watching TV. Both have different types of script-blockers ad malware protection and whatnot (though I can't give you specifics, because in my household, Jeff handles all IT matters). That said: although I cannot see Amazon links, they still show up in forum-archive searches; I just-now did a search for "Amazon" and Kwix's "allow me to introduce the bodkin" post was among the results, even though "Amazon" appears in that post only in his invisible-to-me link.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Highway » 17 Jul 2018, 20:44

It's a problem with the way phpBB parses it. It sees an amazon link and tries to load an embed like it does with youtube or twitter, but that doesn't actually work for anyone who hasn't already visited the link. If you get the link, and then come back and look at the page, then the embed shows. And that's why it looks normal to the person who posted it.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Ellie » 17 Jul 2018, 20:51

I can see the embeds without visiting the link.

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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 17 Jul 2018, 23:21

Highway wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 20:44
It's a problem with the way phpBB parses it. It sees an amazon link and tries to load an embed like it does with youtube or twitter, but that doesn't actually work for anyone who hasn't already visited the link. If you get the link, and then come back and look at the page, then the embed shows. And that's why it looks normal to the person who posted it.
That one time I made a post with an Amazon link, the link WAS one I'd visited before. Still can't see the link in my post, though.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Warren » 18 Jul 2018, 18:55

Jennifer wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 19:14
Also FWIW: I can't see Amazon links on either my "main" computer, which I'm on now, or my el cheapo netbook I only use for websurfing while watching TV. Both have different types of script-blockers ad malware protection and whatnot (though I can't give you specifics, because in my household, Jeff handles all IT matters). That said: although I cannot see Amazon links, they still show up in forum-archive searches; I just-now did a search for "Amazon" and Kwix's "allow me to introduce the bodkin" post was among the results, even though "Amazon" appears in that post only in his invisible-to-me link.
Are you using Firefox? I have the same issue.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 18 Jul 2018, 19:04

Warren wrote:
18 Jul 2018, 18:55
Jennifer wrote:
17 Jul 2018, 19:14
Also FWIW: I can't see Amazon links on either my "main" computer, which I'm on now, or my el cheapo netbook I only use for websurfing while watching TV. Both have different types of script-blockers ad malware protection and whatnot (though I can't give you specifics, because in my household, Jeff handles all IT matters). That said: although I cannot see Amazon links, they still show up in forum-archive searches; I just-now did a search for "Amazon" and Kwix's "allow me to introduce the bodkin" post was among the results, even though "Amazon" appears in that post only in his invisible-to-me link.
Are you using Firefox? I have the same issue.
Yes.

I checked with Chrome just now -- not signed in to the Gryll, just a random person seeing what unregistered guests see at this forum -- on Chrome I see the embedded images of the Amazon ads, compared to the equivalently sized empty space I see on Firefox. So I guess it IS a quirk with Firefox, somehow.
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Re: Ladyfashun

Post by Jennifer » 23 Jul 2018, 05:54

This "drawstrings on linen pants" thing is going too far. I bought two pairs today that go on with standard zippers and snaps ... and have completely unnecessary drawstrings around the waists.

Also, on the off chance any Liz Claiborne designers are reading this: those decorative but basically unnecessary beads you put on the ends of your thoroughly unnecessary drawstrings make a godawful racket in the dryer.
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