1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

As Designed Long Usernames Cause Conflicts in the Latest Box on the Forum List

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Amaury, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    This, I'm sure, is as designed, and I know that typically people don't sign up with or request changes to really long usernames, but there are some that do, and that causes problems.

    You can see the issue here:

    Long Username.png

    Notice how the time stamp is cut off.

    A good resolution I can think of is to add overflow: hidden to the username, similar to what Brogan did for his Featured Threads resource (example).

    This is also an issue only on the forum list. In other areas, like forums and threads, long usernames will wrap.

    Edit: I noticed overflow: hidden is used on the account dropdown menu, where this could also be an issue, but can it be done on usernames on the forum list?
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    This is generally considered acceptable. At best, there'd be a "...", but that won't really be a significant difference (it does actually shorten the date more). Trying to shorten the username is possible with inline block, but it does create some really annoying alignment issues. As such, it's not really worth making significant changes for an edge case.
    Amaury likes this.
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Fair enough, Mike. (y)

    While long usernames do happen, they're not common. :)

Share This Page