deskthority - Suggestions and Changelog

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Muirium
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Unread post by Muirium » 30 May 2016, 17:40

elecplus wrote: Try putting +.jpg +Alps in the advanced search box, and your name in the Author box. That brings up all threads you posted to that mention Alps and have pictures. It is not very specific, unless you can remember the name of the jpg.
Yeah, I was really looking for things I attached in that example. The images will have names like img_1234.jpg straight out of my camera. So what I'd like is results in the form of posts, with the text search applying to the words I wrote around them.

This is also often true of the images other people have posted. Most of us are too lazy to hand name all our attachments. The surrounding post documents itself. And for forum search to work optimally, it'd be best to be able to screen for posts with attachments present, by a given author, containing certain words.

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elecplus

Unread post by elecplus » 30 May 2016, 18:32

Putting a string in quotes does not work; it brings up all 3 words in a post, but not as a string (all together). I did try putting +alps +cream +blue +.jpg and Muirium as author, which brought up only one post, but the pics had nothing to do with the search terms :-) You will have to get creative and try to remember exact strings of words in the post, and then put every word with a + in front of it.

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Muirium
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Unread post by Muirium » 30 May 2016, 18:34

I'm usually able to remember some dumb one off thing I said and find my own things that way. But it'd be so handy to screen the results to posts with attachments only, for the harder stuff I'm not.

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Muirium
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Unread post by Muirium » 02 Jun 2016, 23:17

Bug report:
Muirium wrote: Another good bit:
Updated News
We are in the news! Amazing!

[img]https://c1.iggcdn.com/indiegogo-media-p ... mmkigk.jpg[/img]
Edit: Huh, guess we need to support East Asian URLs in [ img ] tags. The image is here:

https://c1.iggcdn.com/indiegogo-media-p ... mmkigk.jpg

Miko

Unread post by Miko » 19 Jul 2016, 19:59

I'd like to have a sage function. I'd like to make a post in my marketplace thread saying I'm on holidays. Of course I don't want to bump to thread with that.

I don't know phpBB internals (and I feel lucky i haven't seen any php code for quite while), but I don't think that this would be hard to implement. It would just add a post option, and the sorting sql query would have to be amended with a simple where clause. I guess to main problem is keeping up with the phpbb updates.

Any comments?

Rimrul

Unread post by Rimrul » 19 Jul 2016, 20:24

You could edit your OP.

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Chyros

Unread post by Chyros » 21 Aug 2016, 16:31

When you're in a PM conversation with someone, if you want to send a message and click "reply" but you're the last one in the stack, you send the message to yourself instead of to the other person, and it doesn't even tell you because it doesn't show in the new messages. So you send something and without you knowing, it never arrives. That's bullcrap, is there a way to fix that? :/

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Ratfink

Unread post by Ratfink » 30 Oct 2016, 02:23

In the green forums, the post icons indicating read/unread posts are harder to distinguish than the icons in the other themes. Could we possibly get a green unread icon (Image) that has a bit more contrast from the green read icon (Image)?

andrewjoy

Unread post by andrewjoy » 31 Oct 2016, 11:24

Would it be possible to change it so we can reply to PMs via email ?

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Ratfink

Unread post by Ratfink » 10 Nov 2016, 02:04

klikkyklik wrote: Is there any way to squelch certain threads from the spy view? Sometimes uninteresting but wildly active threads trump all over what I'd rather see.
Yeah, I'd love to not see the politics threads in the spy. The only pointless bickering I want to see on Deskthority is about input device preferences! :evil:

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ohaimark
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Unread post by ohaimark » 10 Nov 2016, 03:27

Then bar the ot forum from spy.

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webwit
Wild Duck

Unread post by webwit » 10 Nov 2016, 03:32

It's technically too difficult to reply to PMs via email or exclude threads from the spy. That's a lot of development time. Anyone is welcome of course to take a shot at the phpBB code. Although my guess is they'd rather spend time reading about input devices ;) The good news is politics threads blow over.

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elecplus

Unread post by elecplus » 10 Nov 2016, 04:13

This has not been updated recently, but gist of it is to allow registered users to exclude topics they don't want to follow, plus a few other things. https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1390235

This was the original request https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &t=1045535

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vivalarevolución
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Unread post by vivalarevolución » 17 Nov 2016, 03:12

For threads related to club business, such at position selection, yearly financial reports, that type of stuff, would it be possible to send a message all club members? I actually am interested in this type of information, but I rarely venture down to the bottom of the page.

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lot_lizard

Unread post by lot_lizard » 22 Nov 2016, 12:43

Do we have the ability (at least as the thread owner) to create a distribution list of all users that have posted within or are currently subscribed to/bookmarked on a thread? I am assuming the answer is no, but thought I would check if the admins had some "hidden reports" section before I look through 1500+ posts for folks that haven't been active lately. We are just going to a small window (hopefully) that wasn't known too far in advance, and didn't want them missing out if they wanted to participate.

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webwit
Wild Duck

Unread post by webwit » 22 Nov 2016, 13:39

No, but we can pull something out of the database.

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

Unread post by snuci » 22 Nov 2016, 13:50

Not sure if this has ever been brought up but how about "Like" button support in the Photos/Videos section only? It would help show some appreciation for the photos/videos taken without having to make a post.

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lot_lizard

Unread post by lot_lizard » 22 Nov 2016, 15:44

webwit wrote: No, but we can pull something out of the database.
Actually that would be amazing if it isn't a big deal on your end. Something along the lines of the following would be incredible, but I'll take anything I can get :).

Code: Select all

select user_name, count(*) as counter from thread_posts group by user_name order by counter desc, user_name asc

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

Unread post by kbdfr » 22 Nov 2016, 18:13

snuci wrote: […] how about "Like" button support in the Photos/Videos section only? It would help show some appreciation for the photos/videos taken without having to make a post.
Good idea.
And while we're at it, show "followers".
And while we're at it, add "members who read this thread also read following threads: …"
And while we're at it, …


Or, to put it without irony, I don't see why we shoud want to avoid "having to make a post".

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snuci
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Unread post by snuci » 22 Nov 2016, 18:34

kbdfr wrote: Or, to put it without irony, I don't see why we should want to avoid "having to make a post".
So I take it that you are not a fan of the idea? ;)

It's not to avoid making posts; those will happen anyway. I always appreciate photos that are posted but I find myself trying to add something to a reply post just so it is worthwhile; more than just a "Nice job on the photos" response. As such, many times I don't make a reply post at all.

Maybe it's just me.

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kbdfr
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Unread post by kbdfr » 22 Nov 2016, 18:54

snuci wrote: […] So I take it that you are not a fan of the idea? ;) […]
You are right :lol:

One of the reasons is that a "Like" wouldn't differentiate whether those who pressed it liked the photo or rather the item displayed: a pic of a nice artisan keycap, for example, even if rather crappy, would certainly yield a ton of "likes".

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

Unread post by Wodan » 22 Nov 2016, 19:01

I can live with likes in the photo & video section but find it very harmful in any discussion/conversational forum.

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

Unread post by seebart » 22 Nov 2016, 19:03

So if we get a "like" button do we also get a "dislike" button... :?: :maverick:

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

Unread post by kbdfr » 22 Nov 2016, 19:20

seebart wrote: So if we get a "like" button do we also get a "dislike" button... :?: :maverick:
Oh! In that case, as a lousy photographer I'm not just rather against it, but definitely opposed to it :lol:

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lot_lizard

Unread post by lot_lizard » 23 Nov 2016, 15:44

For PMs, a "Mark as Read" when multiple PM's are checked would be nice. Normally I wouldn't care, but because of how our outbox/sent functionality behaves, people wonder whether their messages make it through. So much of the time, I just read the PM in the email notification I receive.

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webwit
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Unread post by webwit » 24 Nov 2016, 10:23

The website was unreachable for a couple of hours. I'm not sure what happened, because the server was up and all services were up (Apache, Mysql, etc.) I could reach the web control panel. Restarting services didn't help, rebooting the system did.

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

Unread post by Wodan » 24 Nov 2016, 10:24

Haata pointed out in IRC that it might have been related to this:
http://www.theverge.com/2016/11/23/1373 ... ng-machine

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chzel

Re: deskthority - Suggestions and Changelog

Unread post by chzel » 24 Nov 2016, 11:18

Ah, the good old unintended DDoS...

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webwit
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Unread post by webwit » 24 Nov 2016, 11:20

I don't think it was that, that topic got quite a few hits from a couple of places, but nothing we can't handle.
Probably just a cock-up during an automatic server software update which ran at the same time the trouble started.

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Ratfink

Unread post by Ratfink » 26 Dec 2016, 02:58

Could we possibly get a higher-resolution version of the Deskthority logo in the header via the HTML5 <img> tag srcset attribute? Currently it looks pretty blurry at 4k resolution.

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