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icon3.gif  A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #9688] Tue, 15 April 2003 00:32 Go to next message
philip is currently offline  philip   United States
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A few fudforum feature requests, in no particular order:

1) Enable smilies by default yes/no

Ideally set in both admin (sets default) and by user, but just by the user is fine. I'd set to off but people can still use smile icons :) PM sorta has this feature.

2) Enable draft folder for posts/topics yes/no

One starts writing a post or new topic (or poll..) but decides to put it off for awhile and think things through and save it for later. The next day they login, finish, and post. PM has this feature.

3) Require an email address, yes/no
4) Require a name, yes/no

Even after disabling email confirmation, the email address is required. The name is always required too but I'd like the ability to make both these optional. These would be admin settings and if setting them also changes the register.tpl (moves email or name under optional heading), well, maybe, but doing that manually is fine. This might also be a feature request to toggle required/optional for EVERY profile setting but whatever... I just want the ability to create an anonymous forum (only require user/pass) :)

4) Option to utilize pear's pecl imagick extension (imagick_copy_resize()) instead of mogrify.

Not sure how valuable this is but my web host is considering allowing use of the imagick api but not directly execute imagemagick tools... PHP safe_mode users might benefit from this too.

5) If spell check is disabled, don't show the spell check button in the "Post form"

Because it's misleading.

6) If showing members is disabled, don't show the members link in the header (unless an admin).

This is also misleading.

7) Show topic views yes/no

If available I'd disable these statistics. This is nice and common but for my forum it serves no purpose, people don't need to know the number of views a topic has had.

8) Enable admin statistics/info override yes/no

Currently even when disabled admins see ips and a members list. How about extending this power to also include the "Forum Info on frontpage", "Public Stats", "Logged In Users List", "Allow Action List", and "Online/Offline Status Indicator" options. I (the admin and overseer of all) would love this, only viewing the ips is a tease :)

Re: A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #9698 is a reply to message #9688] Tue, 15 April 2003 08:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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[quote title=philip wrote on Tue, 15 April 2003 00:32]A few fudforum feature requests, in no particular order:

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1) Enable smilies by default yes/no


If you delete all smilies they would be disabled Wink As far as user is concerned they can turn-off smilies on a message by message basis.

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2) Enable draft folder for posts/topics yes/no



No, no and did I mention NO!

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3) Require an email address, yes/no
4) Require a name, yes/no



Maybe.

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4) Option to utilize pear's pecl imagick extension (imagick_copy_resize()) instead of mogrify.



Mogrify will no longer be used on needed, because avatar size checks will use getimagesize() function and disallow avatars greater then maximum dimentions.

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5) If spell check is disabled, don't show the spell check button in the "Post form"



It does not appear if spelling is disabled, if it does it is a bug, but I've not seen it happen.

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6) If showing members is disabled, don't show the members link in the header (unless an admin).



Already in the next release.

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7) Show topic views yes/no



Maybe.

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Cool Enable admin statistics/info override yes/no



No, because people would complain as to why they see those even though they disables them. I still get coupla 'bug reports' about ip display for admin/mod per month because people have disabled IP display but still see it cause they are logged in as an admin.


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Re: A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #9703 is a reply to message #9688] Tue, 15 April 2003 10:13 Go to previous messageGo to next message
philip is currently offline  philip   United States
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If you delete all smilies they would be disabled As far as user is concerned they can turn-off smilies on a message by message basis.

That doesn't seem like a viable option. Post notification and Include signature allow the setting of defaults, the only one that does not is "Disable smilies in this message" Why?

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No, because people would complain as to why they see those even though they disables them. I still get coupla 'bug reports' about ip display for admin/mod per month because people have disabled IP display but still see it cause they are logged in as an admin.

This is because there is no feature about it, you just enable the ip without any option. In otherwords, I too was confused because there was no "Admin override" feature (or whatever) but if there was there wouldn't be confusion like there is currently, and no complaints, only praises. So I believe this feature request would solve those bogus bugs.

Regarding the spell-check bug, sorry, I was mistaken.
Re: A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #9714 is a reply to message #9703] Tue, 15 April 2003 15:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The thing is, like php.ini, the config file for the forum is getting rather big and the new version will add @ least 7-10 new option to existing 100 or so options. So I am rather reluctant to add any new options, since every option is yet another variable that needs to be registered every request.

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Re: A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #9766 is a reply to message #9688] Sat, 19 April 2003 05:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Time to use "compiled" config files eh? Smile LOL

cc intelligence.c -o intelligence
$ ./intelligence
Segmentation fault
Re: A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #9833 is a reply to message #9766] Fri, 02 May 2003 21:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ilia is currently offline  Ilia   Canada
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hmmm.... there is an idea...

I'll do it right after I rewrite the core of the forum in C Smile


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Re: A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #10365 is a reply to message #9703] Wed, 28 May 2003 18:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd echo the request for users to control if smilies are displayed are not in a similar manner to how post notification/show avatars/include sigs/etc... are handled.

We just launched a board using FUD (replaced our existing boards) and folks are pretty vocal about smilies -- they either love 'em or hate 'em.

For what it's worth. <grin>
Re: A bunch of useful fudforum feature requests [message #10366 is a reply to message #10365] Wed, 28 May 2003 18:32 Go to previous message
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Erm, posted the above before I'd validated my account.

Anyway, smilies are one of the religious issues with some people.

Love the software by the way. Really nice stuff.

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