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Unread postby MRFS » Tue Jun 9, 2009 12:17 am

Would it be worth (and is it possible to add it to a phpBB forum) providing a 'could we see the 25 most recent posts, please?' button?

Just a thought; I'm not especially bothered [1], but I can see the the advantages for infrequent visitors.

[1] I'm not (being a regular observer), but if you subtly change the subtext of the title of the button to 'I've been out socialising [2] all evening, I wonder how all the current threads have developed?'

[2] 'hem, hem, Peason' :shock: :wink:
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Unread postby John Hinson » Tue Jun 9, 2009 3:57 am

It certainly is not a feature of this version of PHPBB or it would be there for your delectation. What you have seen may be an add-on feature which requires alteration to the code, or in a different version of PHPBB. I'm not inclined to make major changes to the code as I do have plans to change to a newer version in due course . . . I'm still looking for a day with 25 hours in it.

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Unread postby JRB » Tue Jun 9, 2009 9:24 am

signalman wrote:. . . I'm still looking for a day with 25 hours in it.John
October 25th.
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Unread postby Bob Davies » Tue Jun 9, 2009 7:18 pm

Doesn't the "View posts since last visit" feature already do this?
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Unread postby MRFS » Tue Jun 9, 2009 9:43 pm

Bob Davies wrote:Doesn't the "View posts since last visit" feature already do this?


Partly; however, as the DI has said - if he could provide it, it would be there.
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Unread postby John Webb » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:05 am

Another phpBB I contribute to has more extensive "Search" facilities including the ability to put up posts made since a specified date. Could this be what MRFS is in part looking for?
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Unread postby John Hinson » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:15 am

Unless there is a really good reason to stifle a feature, I would not. The search option in the version in use is fully activated.

As I said I am looking to upgrade to a newer version but this is no small task and needs implementing with care and I intend to carry out some tests first to ensure continuity and no loss of data. Please be patient.

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Unread postby ferroequine » Wed Jun 10, 2009 6:51 pm

signalman wrote:Unless there is a really good reason to stifle a feature, I would not. The search option in the version in use is fully activated.

As I said I am looking to upgrade to a newer version but this is no small task and needs implementing with care and I intend to carry out some tests first to ensure continuity and no loss of data. Please be patient.

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I know its rather like telling granny to suck eggs Mr DI sir but I'm glad that you will do exactly that. Another forum which a couple of us on here belong to has recently gone through a whole spate of problems on doing some upgrades. All fortunately now resolved but some people burnt an awful lot of midnight oil getting things back together, you take just as long as it needs :) .
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Unread postby JRB » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:16 pm

ferroequine wrote:
signalman wrote:Unless there is a really good reason to stifle a feature, I would not. The search option in the version in use is fully activated.

As I said I am looking to upgrade to a newer version but this is no small task and needs implementing with care and I intend to carry out some tests first to ensure continuity and no loss of data. Please be patient.

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I know its rather like telling granny to suck eggs Mr DI sir but I'm glad that you will do exactly that. Another forum which a couple of us on here belong to has recently gone through a whole spate of problems on doing some upgrades. All fortunately now resolved but some people burnt an awful lot of midnight oil getting things back together, you take just as long as it needs :) .
Maybe even October 25th won't be long enough.
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Unread postby WembYard » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:15 am

If requests are allowed, would a new version have :-

a) A "view first unread" feature; handy for finding the last post that is unread in a long thread

b) Allow you to log out the forum and keep any threads that you havn't had time to finish reading marked up for future perusal?

(I really should drop in here more frequently :oops: )
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Unread postby John Hinson » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:20 am

WembYard wrote:If requests are allowed, would a new version have :-

a) A "view first unread" feature; handy for finding the last post that is unread in a long thread

b) Allow you to log out the forum and keep any threads that you havn't had time to finish reading marked up for future perusal?

(I really should drop in here more frequently :oops: )

Thanks, you can request whatever you like, but it won't change anything because I don't write the software. Sorry!

Would you expect anything to change if you asked Microsoft to change features in Microsoft Word?

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Unread postby JRB » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:25 am

signalman wrote:
Would you expect anything to change if you asked Microsoft to change features in Microsoft Word?

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Typical! I can't even get a Next Number Predial button for my telephone either.
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Unread postby MRFS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:59 am

JRB wrote:
signalman wrote:
Would you expect anything to change if you asked Microsoft to change features in Microsoft Word?

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Typical! I can't even get a Next Number Predial button for my telephone either.


Why bother - you can get phones to ring on the spoken word. You don't even have to lift a finger. :lol:
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Unread postby Mike Hodgson » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:39 am

signalman wrote:Would you expect anything to change if you asked Microsoft to change features in Microsoft Word?

John


Yes, I'd expect the price to go up again.
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Unread postby Chris Osment » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:59 pm

..and the number of bugs to increase :cry:
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