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Read / Unread indicators on compact forums [message #30704] Thu, 09 March 2006 18:32 Go to next message
Ernesto is currently offline  Ernesto   Sweden
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Anyone got a hack for adding read / unread indicators for compact forums?

I tried to just add {VAR: forum_read_indicator} but that didnt help (Just shows as "No new messages" all the time).

So, if anyone but me thinks read/unread indicators would be nice on compact subforums, hollar if you got the thm/src tweak )


Re: Read / Unread indicators on compact forums [message #36309 is a reply to message #30704] Thu, 15 March 2007 15:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It's been over a year since this post, so I'm hoping maybe some bright spark has addressed this by now. Our forum has a bunch of categories, and a ton of forums. It'd be nice to default all of these guys to being collapsed, but everyone LOVEs seeing the big yellow lightbulbs that indicate new content, which disappear in the collapsed view.

The ideal solution here would be if the collapsed category items had a lightbulb indicator that would be grey if no new unread messages existed in any of that category's forums, yellow if anything was new.

And yeah, everyone knows about the "Unread Messages" setting, but it's somehow just not the same as the visceral joy of seeing those damn yellow lightbulbs. Smile

Any suggestions?
Re: Read / Unread indicators on compact forums [message #36312 is a reply to message #30704] Fri, 16 March 2007 02:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ernesto is currently offline  Ernesto   Sweden
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File: index.tmpl -> idx_compact_forum_entry

Original code:
&nbsp;&nbsp;{IF: _uid && $r[14] < $r[2] && $usr->last_read < $r[2]}**{ENDIFI}<a href="{TEMPLATE: index_forum_entry_lnk}">{VAR: r[10]}</a>



My code on my forum:
{IF: _uid && $r[14] < $r[2] && $usr->last_read < $r[2]} {TEMPLATE: forum_unread}{ELSE} {TEMPLATE: forum_read}{END} <a href="{TEMPLATE: index_forum_entry_lnk}">{VAR: r[10]}</a>


Re: Read / Unread indicators on compact forums [message #36377 is a reply to message #30704] Tue, 20 March 2007 10:10 Go to previous message
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Just to followup, Ernesto's suggestion works like a champ. I redid our icons to use the tiny lightbulbs that are used for user online/offline status, and we have one compact, easy-to-scan forum frontpage now.

Thanks, Ernesto!
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