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  • Started 7 years ago by The Geek
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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I'm interested to hear what the readers would like to see as improvements to this forum.

I'm going to shortly enable avatars... what other features would you like to see?

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Zig
Posts: 140

Awsome thanks man..... :)

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supermansghost
Posts: 350

We should be able to more easily see the threads that we started, or threads where somebody has responded to us.

You can do it on the profile page, but that's not very convienient.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

That seems like a good idea. Would it suffice to have links on the side for "My Threads" or something like that ?

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Zig
Posts: 140

Having a "My Threads" link would be good.Easy access.

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supermansghost
Posts: 350

That would work for me too

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taybay
Posts: 521

Icons for new and unread posts. Honestly I love phpbb forums, but that would be a big undertaking to install and maybe too bloated for this site.

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supermansghost
Posts: 350

That's a great idea... I'd like to see icons or some way to show which posts are new

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I added a plugin that makes new posts bold... but it doesn't unbold right away, takes a few minutes. Not the end solution, but maybe a nice interim.

I originally started working on setting up a phpbb forum, but the problem is that it doesn't integrate with Wordpress very well, and also doesn't have RSS feeds. I really like the new phpbb3 topic theme, though.

I also want the forums here to be as simple as possible... we don't need overly complicated forums with all sorts of functions you'll never use. I'd rather just implement the features that are really useful, and then leave it at that.

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Zig
Posts: 140

Sounds good, we can look at new things as they come...No need to rush..

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I think I've figured out the "my threads" thing now... gonna push up the change a little later.

You can also use the favorites function.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I've added the "my threads" thing, except it's separated into two separate functions, one for topics you've started, and another for topics you've left a message on.

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Zig
Posts: 140

I find the "posts I've started" a big help, thanks

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

I've added the post count... I still have a lot of work to do on the theme, but it's improving!

I like bbPress... it's like a blank slate where I can add just the things I want.

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Zig
Posts: 140

I really like the views and post tracker thanks man..

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lesi2
Posts: 16

views tracker? where can you see that?

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Zig
Posts: 140

In your profile

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lesi2
Posts: 16

it shows me the last time I was online, but not how many views

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

Yeah, post views are being calculated on the back-end, but I'm still working on a good way to display them without killing performance.

bbPress is great, but some of the plugins are a bit ugly in their implementations.

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The Geek
Posts: 2059

You might notice that I've added in a views count... it's not entirely accurate on most of the topics posted before yesterday, but at least it's a start... it should be accurate going forwards.

I'm debating on adding it to the list pages as well... not sure that it really has much value there, but it seems like every other forum does it.

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