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Cynic
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:12 pm    Post subject: Customizing the board with some of the old bb features? Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I'm not at all proficient in how phpbb works but is it possible to have a column on the main page of the boards that shows the last topic posted in a forum and the last update in that topic.

If not, oh well. However, if possible it really does help me from just constantly trolling the forum at work. You know, actually helping me get work done (cough)
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Heh. I know the feeling.

This question has come up on the new Nifty as well. We've been coming through the available mods to the software, trying to find things like Quick Reply and so on. This is a feature that's on our list of things to search for. We'll be happy to share whatever we find with fbmf, if he's interested in installing them here.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

There's a link on the right side called "view new posts since last visit" that should provide some of the functionality you're looking for.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Is it possible to import the old blue theme as well?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Blue theme: seconded. Also, I clicked "new topic" at first to make this reply. Taking this button outta the threads would be a very good thing to do, if possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Cielingcat wrote:
Is it possible to import the old blue theme as well?


This is definitely possible. Nifty, for example, has the same color scheme.

Bigode wrote:
Also, I clicked "new topic" at first to make this reply. Taking this button outta the threads would be a very good thing to do, if possible.


I don't know if that's possible or not; I know I've made the same mistake on another phpBB forum I frequent.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Getting the ignore list back would be awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Jacob_Orlove wrote:
Getting the ignore list back would be awesome.


That's come up on Nifty as well. So it's definitely a plug-in we'll be looking around for in the next week or two.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

How about the newest post button on the LEFT side instead of the RIGHT? I mean, c'mon, I'm not old here, but it's like totally on the opposite side of the screen.

The fact that the bb uses the old widths of the internet (its great on 640, okay on 800, kinda wide on 1040, and you know what? Damn undreadable on my 1680... Not that I make it that wide. o-o

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Zherog wrote:
Jacob_Orlove wrote:
Getting the ignore list back would be awesome.

That's come up on Nifty as well. So it's definitely a plug-in we'll be looking around for in the next week or two.

Any luck on this so far?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Not as of yet. I'll ask Nifty management if they have found one.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Importing old signatures? Not possible?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

fbmf wrote:
Not as of yet. I'll ask Nifty management if they have found one.

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My search-fu is weak like a ninja, but as of yet I've been unable to locate a mod for phpBB that does this.

sigma999 wrote:
Importing old signatures? Not possible?


If you're looking to have more than one sig, that's not possible. Is there a reason you would need an import for your sig rather than just taking the few minutes necessary to copy/paste? Is there something I'm missing?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

We had the option to save many more into the account in the old site.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

That doesn't exist in phpBB; you can only have one sig. As far as I know, BbSuckAss is the only forum software that has multiple sigs.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Zherog wrote:
That doesn't exist in phpBB; you can only have one sig. As far as I know, BbSuckAss is the only forum software that has multiple sigs.
Rightly so, I'd say - why bother with a pile of them? But the one thing I miss from "SuckAss" is the excellent search (well, at least it worked excellently for a small forum, while not even that can be said from here ...).

On another matter, is there any way to make the forum display more posts per page?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Bigode wrote:
Zherog wrote:
That doesn't exist in phpBB; you can only have one sig. As far as I know, BbSuckAss is the only forum software that has multiple sigs.
Rightly so, I'd say - why bother with a pile of them? But the one thing I miss from "SuckAss" is the excellent search (well, at least it worked excellently for a small forum, while not even that can be said from here ...).


Search here can sort of be fixed. The problem is that phpBB maintains a huge ass table for searching - essentially, it has one record for every word in a post - and we didn't load that table during the conversion. There's a process to load it, but it takes the better part of a day to run, and doesn't have "incremental commits" in the script, which means that if the script needs 24 hours to run and it dies after 23 hours 59 minutes, we'd have to start from the beginning.

Honestly, we were expecting Google and such to be all over indexing the site; crawlers from Google and Yahoo were both very active on the old forums, so we made a (bad) assumption that they'd be all over the place here, too.

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On another matter, is there any way to make the forum display more posts per page?


I think this is possible. Let me check on Nifty's admin page to be sure though. I'll edit in info...

edit: Yes, both posts per page and threads per page can be set in the Admin console. Fbmf -- if you want to make this change and need help finding it, let me know.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I would really love it if the ignore list could make its way back asap.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Surgo wrote:
I would really love it if the ignore list could make its way back asap.

And if not, could we maybe disable image posting somehow?
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Jacob_Orlove wrote:
Surgo wrote:
I would really love it if the ignore list could make its way back asap.

And if not, could we maybe disable image posting somehow?
So seconded.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Jacob_Orlove wrote:
Surgo wrote:
I would really love it if the ignore list could make its way back asap.

And if not, could we maybe disable image posting somehow?


I keep searching for an ignore feature (because I think it prevents a ton of problems), but I haven't found anything.

As for controlling images, can you give me a better idea of what you want to do? If I have a better idea what you'd like to accomplish, I can search the MOD database to see what's out there; of course, the decision to install or not is entirely up to fbmf.

I have a Firefox plugin that allows me to block images - either a specific image, or I can use wildcards to block from an entire site. For example, I've used it here to block tzor's sig image and Crissa's avatar image. That plugin is AdBlock Plus, for those who are interested in that.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

I'd like either of these two:

1) disable the [img] tag.

2) put some kind of option in our user profile to let us selectively disable the [img] tag (and, ideally, choose whether we want to see Avatars and Signatures or not too).

The first is probably much easier (should just be an option in the admin control panel), but if there's a mod to allow the second, that would be awesome.


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

Zherog wrote:
The first is definitely easier. You're correct that it's just an option in the control panel.

For the second, I know I've seen a mod that allowed a user to control whether or not they saw sigs; I think it also allowed you to control avatars. I don't recall seeing one that controlled images as a whole, though. I can look.

I'd have to check which boards this specifically applies to (they may not be phpbb), but on several other boards, I enabled some option in my user profile that makes all pictures display as links, rather than images.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Add User to Ignore List

How about a limit on the size of pictures? It could script to give a size tag to something, like the flash does.

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