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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #150 on: September 01, 2015, 01:11:03 PM »
Thanks for the images Anand -- they are perfect in style -- but if i had my preference it would be nice to have one that was gender "neutral" if you know what i mean..

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #151 on: September 01, 2015, 01:39:48 PM »
Personally I'd just prefer the box at the very top, so landing on the main page immediately tells the visitor what's been happening, without the need to scroll or click on another page.

go to the new custom options line in your Forum Profile area and add:
-topinfocenter

this is great capability :up:
I wonder though, what would be most interesting for a first time visitor -
a list of boards, or a list of active threads?

I like that about the InfoQube forum - even as a visitor, I can click on 'New' and see a full list of posts sorted by date. NOTE: it's not that I favour recent posts over recent threads - rather that I think maybe an overview of recent activity is of more interest to everyone, than the list of boards.
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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #152 on: September 01, 2015, 01:45:37 PM »
I just saw something strange...

I made this post: http://www.donationc...?topic=41535.new#new

And then when I went back to it because Tomos had replied, there was an image?

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #153 on: September 01, 2015, 01:47:14 PM »
See my reply on the thread -- sorry for the confusion -- I added the image so that I could blog it. I do that sometimes when I blog a post -- usually I leave a note in the "last edited by" line but i forgot this time.  Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #154 on: September 01, 2015, 02:03:54 PM »
Personally I'd just prefer the box at the very top, so landing on the main page immediately tells the visitor what's been happening, without the need to scroll or click on another page.

go to the new custom options line in your Forum Profile area and add:
-topinfocenter

Perfect! Thanks for this  :Thmbsup:

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #155 on: September 01, 2015, 05:04:25 PM »
See my reply on the thread -- sorry for the confusion -- I added the image so that I could blog it. I do that sometimes when I blog a post -- usually I leave a note in the "last edited by" line but i forgot this time.  Sorry for the confusion.

Oh, it's not a problem... I was just wondering if it was a new feature:)

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #156 on: September 01, 2015, 07:18:12 PM »
-topinfocenter

Done!

Works for me! I actually don't even look at the lower boards much!

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #157 on: September 02, 2015, 12:55:31 AM »
Not sure if it has been reported, but I seem to be missing the indication on icons next to posts that shows I participated in them.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #158 on: September 02, 2015, 02:08:59 AM »
On a side note, how hard would it be to have a user-templatable area * near the top/bottom of a given page?

* Perhaps one might be able to specify that some of the links under the "Go To" menu show up as ordinary links (e.g. so one doesn't have to perform hovering or use a bookmark).

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #159 on: September 02, 2015, 02:42:27 AM »
FWIW, here's a proof-of-concept Greasemonkey script for performing some additions / deletions:

// ==UserScript==
// @name        Custom DC Forum Links and Removals
// @namespace   donationcoder.com
// @include     https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/*
// @version     1
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==

var anchor, before, translate, share, avatar;

// link additions
// link to insert
anchor = document.createElement('a');
anchor.href = '/forum/index.php?action=unreadreplies';
anchor.appendChild(document.createTextNode('Unread replies to your posts'));
// where to insert before
before = document.getElementById('top_sectiondc');
before.parentNode.insertBefore(anchor, before);

// some things to remove
// by id
translate = document.getElementById("lang_form");
translate.parentNode.removeChild(translate);
// by class
share = document.getElementsByClassName("sharebuttons")[0];
share.parentNode.removeChild(share);
avatar = document.getElementsByClassName("avatar")[0];
avatar.parentNode.removeChild(avatar);



Not sure whether the deletion of share buttons happen soon enough for requests not to be made, so for that perhaps '-nosocial' and/or templating might be better...



Another version that among other things tweaks the default search settings:

// ==UserScript==
// @name        Custom DC Forum Links and Removals
// @namespace   donationcoder.com
// @include     https://www.donationcoder.com/forum/*
// @version     1.01
// @grant       none
// ==/UserScript==

var anchor, before, listitem, unordered,
    form, inputIndex, inputRecentFirst,
    translate, share, avatar;

// link additions
// link to insert
try {
  anchor = document.createElement('a');
  anchor.href = '/forum/index.php?action=unreadreplies';
  anchor.appendChild(document.createTextNode('Unread replies to your posts'));
  // where to insert before
  //before = document.getElementById('top_sectiondc');
  //before.parentNode.insertBefore(anchor, before);
  listitem = document.createElement('li');
  listitem.appendChild(anchor);
  unordered = document.getElementsByClassName("reset")[0];
  unordered.appendChild(listitem);
} catch (err) {
  console.log("Hmm, problem adding link");
}
try {
  // search index
  form = document.getElementById("search_form");
  inputIndex = document.createElement('input');
  inputIndex.setAttribute("name", "dc_noindex");
  inputIndex.setAttribute("id", "dc_noindex");
  inputIndex.setAttribute("value", "1");
  inputIndex.setAttribute("type", "hidden");
  form.appendChild(inputIndex);
  // most recent first
  inputRecentFirst = document.createElement('input');
  inputRecentFirst.setAttribute("name", "sort");
  inputRecentFirst.setAttribute("id", "sort");
  inputRecentFirst.setAttribute("value", "id_msg|desc");
  inputRecentFirst.setAttribute("type", "hidden");
  form.appendChild(inputRecentFirst);
} catch (err) {
  console.log("Hmm, problem modifying search form");
}

// some things to remove
try {
  // by id
  translate = document.getElementById("lang_form");
  translate.parentNode.removeChild(translate);
} catch (err) {
  console.log("Hmm, problem handling translate pop-up");
}
// by class
try {
  share = document.getElementsByClassName("sharebuttons")[0];
  share.parentNode.removeChild(share);
} catch (err) {
  console.log("Hmm, problem handling share buttons");
}
/*
try {
  avatar = document.getElementsByClassName("avatar")[0];
  avatar.parentNode.removeChild(avatar);
} catch (err) {
  console.log("Hmm, problem handling avatar image");
}
*/
« Last Edit: September 07, 2015, 02:51:43 AM by ewemoa »

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #160 on: September 02, 2015, 06:24:42 AM »
(1) I can't recognize the links that I've read from the ones I haven't read; On old DC the link-color changed after visiting he link, but on DC2 the link color stays exactly the same :o This may be due to the color-scheme in the theme, I can't tell, but it is a nuisance hunting down the unread links from the Active Topics list.
This issue seems to have been tweaked out, thanks! :Thmbsup:

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #161 on: September 02, 2015, 07:14:59 AM »
I've modified the Image button to explain better how to use the inline attachment feature, and removed the button from the Quick Reply bbc editor, since there is no way to attach files from the quick reply editor.
As has been discussed above, my intent for this button is largely to serve as help for those who don't yet know how our inline attached images work -- and therefore it is mainly about explaining to the user how to attach an image and refer to it.
As deozaan pointed out above, if you want to quickly insert an inline image you can use the new button down by the Attach Choose File buttons.  So there are solutions both for newbies and advanced users.

the popup uses a very small font size...


Re the image tags:

1) See this post -
I used [attach=1] and [attach=2], yet one is shown as a thumb, and one full size.
QUERY:
Is there a size limit for full size images or is something else going on there?

2) [attach=#] where an actual number is not used - does not work inline (not sure if supposed to - just saying in case)
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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #162 on: September 02, 2015, 08:29:28 AM »
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2) [attach=#] where an actual number is not used - does not work inline (not sure if supposed to - just saying in case)
ouch you're right ! not sure when i broke that.. working on it...

should be fixed now.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 08:38:25 AM by mouser »

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #163 on: September 02, 2015, 08:34:04 AM »
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I used [attach=1] and [attach=2], yet one is shown as a thumb, and one full size.
ah thanks for reminding me -- i need to update the help.
the way it works now is:
attach <-- automatically shows as thumbnail if the image is very large (1900x1200)
attachimg <-- always full size no matter size
attachthumb <-- always thumbnail no matter size

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #164 on: September 02, 2015, 08:44:47 AM »
On a side note, how hard would it be to have a user-templatable area * near the top/bottom of a given page?

can you elaborate on what you had in mind for me to add?

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #165 on: September 02, 2015, 08:58:59 AM »
attach <-- automatically shows as thumbnail if the image is very large (1900x1200)
attachimg <-- always full size no matter size
attachthumb <-- always thumbnail no matter size
thanks for the attach image info  :up:
FWIW,
the image it refused to show full in my post was just 850 width - but it was just over 1200 pixels high.

attachimg <-- always full size no matter size
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not sure if that's a helpful one in these days of high resolutions - but proceed as you think ;-)
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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #166 on: September 02, 2015, 09:04:56 AM »
Not sure if it has been reported, but I seem to be missing the indication on icons next to posts that shows I participated in them.

i think i removed these in my effort to streamline and reduce noise..  any thoughts on a good way to bring them back -- assuming folks find them important (i didn't).

i should say there is a nice new page under the Go To menu for showing topics you started or topics you participated in, which i do think is useful.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #167 on: September 02, 2015, 09:58:01 AM »
Not sure if it has been reported, but I seem to be missing the indication on icons next to posts that shows I participated in them.

i think i removed these in my effort to streamline and reduce noise..  any thoughts on a good way to bring them back -- assuming folks find them important (i didn't).

I used them when viewing the list of unread posts since my last visit, it highlights the threads I want to make sure I check.

Perhaps a little icon overlay on the thread icon on the left, like a little "reply arrow". If there is only one icon with no indicators for anything, what is the point of the icon anyway?

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #168 on: September 02, 2015, 10:00:00 AM »
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If there is only one icon with no indicators for anything, what is the point of the icon anyway?
the icon is matching the post icon -- which is USUALLY just the simple white one but can be different in some cases.

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Perhaps a little icon overlay on the thread icon on the left, like a little "reply arrow"
ok let me look into it.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #169 on: September 02, 2015, 10:09:43 AM »
Thanks for the images Anand -- they are perfect in style -- but if i had my preference it would be nice to have one that was gender "neutral" if you know what i mean..

Well these looks "neutral".

images.png   User-blue-icon.png   kdmconfig.png

Or both, if preferred.

people.png

Now it is your take and obviously if other members agree too.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #170 on: September 02, 2015, 10:23:15 AM »
Perhaps a little icon overlay on the thread icon on the left, like a little "reply arrow". If there is only one icon with no indicators for anything, what is the point of the icon anyway?

I've added a second icon to the Unread posts page -- i may try to find a more subtle indicator, but let's try this.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #171 on: September 02, 2015, 10:31:19 AM »
On a side note, how hard would it be to have a user-templatable area * near the top/bottom of a given page?

can you elaborate on what you had in mind for me to add?

I think that the way that you're doing it, i.e. coding the customizations and then making a label available, would be better than giving the users the ability to add code to the page.  Spammer and Security nightmare, IMO.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #172 on: September 02, 2015, 10:35:05 AM »
I think that the way that you're doing it, i.e. coding the customizations and then making a label available, would be better than giving the users the ability to add code to the page.  Spammer and Security nightmare, IMO.

well one way it could be done very easily and safely is this:
i could add a profile field to each users profile, where they could write custom BBC code (which would include the ability to use url links),
and then the forum would display that text at the top (bottom) of the forum pages FOR THAT USER ONLY.

so basically a way of letting users add their own custom links/text. near the built-in forum menu -- that would affect them only.

of course this is really not any different than users using their own greasemonkey scripts, just a bit easier -- but much less flexible.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #173 on: September 02, 2015, 10:43:11 AM »
You may have notice that i've tweaked the css to make visited links darker than non-visited links -- it was initially the opposite.  I think this makes more logical sense.

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Re: Forum Upgraded August 30, 2015 - Report issues here
« Reply #174 on: September 02, 2015, 12:32:50 PM »
What do people think of the default option to show a popup messagebox when you receive a new personal message on the forum?