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Topic by: Soylent Dave
Posted: Sep 27, 12 - 9:47 PM
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That this forum looks like forumplanet is brilliant, I'm sure we all appreciate the effort Cyrris went to to wangle it together.

But there are a few things about the way forumplanet actually worked which aren't so awesome, and could be worth making better (we've already had a bit of banter about avatar size)

The one that springs most to mind for me at the moment is that thing you can do on (BBcode) forums where it has a "click for the latest post in a topic" button, on each topic.

As in, the latest post according to me (I know how to find the actual last post...).

That'd be handy, as I do a bit too much trying to remember which page I was up to.

(this could just be me getting old)

That doable, Leg*? Worthwhile, everyone else?

*You can wait until it isn't your birthday if you like. Consider it my present to you.

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I dunno, that could ruin the look n feel a bit...

I tend to just click on the last page of a topic and scroll down to the bottom. With only 15 posts per page it doesn't take too much effort. But then that opens up another avenue of discussion - I know plenty of people back on ForumPlanet who thought 15 was too small.

Though I personally liked it.

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In Reply To #2

I've seen it done with a little icon (next to the page numbers), which doesn't look too different (alt-text explaining the icon, natch).

But yeah, it's not *enormously* onerous, it'd just be convenient.

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OK, done. And ever so subtly.

The last post date on each topic row is now a link to the last post. Looks innocuous unless you mouse over.

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Ooh, I like that.

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I also like the Quick Reply box at the bottom of most other forum's pages :grin:


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TheeGoatPig wrote:
I also like the Quick Reply box at the bottom of most other forum's pages :grin:


Yup, so that you can actually scroll up the page to read other posts before you hit the submit button, instead of being taken to an isolated page. I have a bad memory. I tend to forget things easily.

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Whilst I am enjoying the retro feel of this, it has to be admitted that IGN (booo) have done a great job with their forums.

Post alerts, easy reply boxes and lots of little things you don't really notice.


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I was actually quite impressed when I hopped over there for a bit. Whoever made it clearly put a lot of thought in to what makes (technology-wise) a good forum.

Not so sure about the people side though...

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If you need any new icons made or anythin' let me know. What I do for my day job anyway =P

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[Ignore this. I accidently SOMEHOW posted my reply here instead of in another thread SOMEHOW. Ignore]

Can I not delete? :(

But while I'm taking up forum real estate here - Chad, impressive! You definitely qualify for cropping my avatar's original image if the icon size is ever increased!

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Cyrris wrote:
OK, done. And ever so subtly.

The last post date on each topic row is now a link to the last post. Looks innocuous unless you mouse over.
Unimaginative Pseudonym wrote:
Ooh, I like that.



Although actually it just sends me to the last post and not the 'latest post since I was last online', so I don't like it any more.

:sad:

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Oh bitch bitch bitch :tongue:

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Oh right.

Pretty sure this software doesn't do that.

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Poo. I'll have to use my memory now.

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