My personalisation of the 'new layout'.

Ok, so here’s what I’ve worked out I will do to circumvent the restrictions of the new layout which cuts off our description area in a rather ugly manner because I want all of my ‘description’ to be visible without people having to make any additional clicks.

From now on, I will be uploading my work in the usual manner. I will be redesigning my personal ‘advert banner thingy’ that I have so it fits neatly into (and across) the truncated default description display area. I guess that bit just applies to me. The next bit though can be used/done by anyone.

For the following process to work as I will describe, the most important part is to be certain that YOU MUST BE THE PERSON TO MAKE THE FIRST COMMENT ON YOUR ARTWORK. If you fail to do so, it will just look ugly. ;-)

So… I will try my best to explain my approach.

1 – As stated above, the key is to be the first person to make a “comment” on your work. It could be as little as a simple full-stop.

2- for that first ‘comment’ you can ‘reply’ as many times as you like to it AND you CAN delete other ‘replies to that same ’comment’. IT IS IN THIS REPLY THAT YOU PUT THE CODE THAT YOU WANT TO USE FOR YOUR FULL DESCRIPTION

3- So… if you put your code in the ‘reply’ to the first comment (which was yours in the first place), then you can make corrections in the code, placing the corrected code in a NEW ‘reply’ to the first comment and deleting your initial ‘reply’ – the one with the errors in it.

Why are we using the reply section and not the comment section you ask? We cannot edit comments that we make. We can ONLY delete them. If we delete them though, the replies attached to them will go as well. So! If you follow the above steps you will be able to ‘edit’ (aka correct, replace and delete) as much as you like.

HERE is an example.
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UPDATE ON FORMATTING
I have found that using the bullet point formatting helps separate blocks of text.

Also, putting a full stop in between ‘paragraphs’ on a new line works too. Like this.
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Not ideal, I know but not tooooo ugly considering it’s making the best of a bad situation.

My ultimate goal will be to make a .png image that I can use as a ‘line space’. Saved with a clear background it should be invisible on the grey back ground of the comment reply space.


I hope that makes some sense as I have tried to type this up quickly to help get people started with a way to deal with the truncated descriptions that many of us are very unhappy about.

Cheers.

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