Jump box and its stupid Go button

U Wish

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #15, on August 15th, 2011, 05:10 AM »
*whistles now this is a good fix..

i do like the jump, it works on most forum scripts, and yes should work better now..

linktree at the bottom isnt needed since there should be buttons in place (activated should be a fixed option, specially for n00b users that dont know to activate for ease of use) to go back to top.   :hmm:
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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #16, on August 15th, 2011, 05:29 AM »
The go up and go down is going to be enabled by default, check the Finishe! board and you'll see a topic about it. Also were was some talk about the Jump to, to make it better, I can't recall exactly where you can find that topic though.
What do you mean buttons in place of the linktree at the bottom?

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #17, on August 15th, 2011, 06:14 AM »
nuuu Dannbass!!!

the bottom linktree needs to go! no buttons in place either, since using the [go up] will be used.

keep things simple!

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #18, on August 15th, 2011, 06:18 AM »
But I will take you 2 clicks to go to someplace then... if you have the linktree there you can go directly to where you want to go, instead of clicking on the Go Up and then someplace or to reply or mark unread or anything since the links for those things are there.

I think it's a matter of ease for the users, if everything is at the top and you want to reply and you're done reading, then you have go to the top, I'd be bothered if I have to do that all the time to reply.

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #20, on August 15th, 2011, 06:59 AM »
Yes but the Jump to: is to go anywhere, the linktree is more straightforward. Say you want to go and read more topics at The Pub, would you use the Jump to to get there or the linktree? if you were reading this topic. I'd just use the linktree and if I'm done reading your message and I'm at the bottom of the page I wouldn't go back to the top and then click on The Pub link.

Of course that's a very quick thing to get ride in the Display.template.php.

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #21, on August 15th, 2011, 09:04 AM »
They serve two totally different purposes and I really don't see us removing either.

The Jump To facility lets you move to a different board to the one you're in, not necessarily higher up the chain, while the linktree lets you move higher up the chain specifically - and I do a lot of navigating by the lower linktree.
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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #23, on August 15th, 2011, 09:37 AM »
I never (EVER) used the Quick Access (previously Jump To) button for navigating. It just stands there and does nothing to do. I removed the Go button to at least save some space... But it still doesn't encourage me to use it.

I use the bottom linktree a lot. Probably more than the top one.
I don't use the Up/Down links much. On my desktop I can simply hit the Home/End buttons on my keyboard for the same effect (or just a small mouse movement on the scrollbar). On my iPod, the links are usually too small to be worth the time to click them, so I'll simply slide through the entire page manually...

PS: I've never liked how the Up/Down links actually change the URL in the address bar. This should be cancelled via JS if at all possible. Hmm adding this to to-do list.

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #24, on August 15th, 2011, 09:41 AM »
idk nao, the breedable animal im working with atm is using (omg) dang drupal, and the up/down buttons on it are a bit better and i find me using them a ton more.  there isnt a linktree either at the bottom of it, and with a compact site, sometimes keeping it small is a good thing

what would be good is ease of removing it if the [siteowner] can do so with ease of not screwing up coding around the linktree

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #25, on August 15th, 2011, 12:24 PM »
Quote from U Wish on August 15th, 2011, 09:41 AM
idk nao, the breedable animal im working with atm is using (omg) dang drupal, and the up/down buttons on it are a bit better
Example of better usability please?
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there isnt a linktree either at the bottom of it, and with a compact site, sometimes keeping it small is a good thing
You could always cancel the second one. There's a variable for that. (Heck, I could probably make it a setting but...)
How can you do that without editing the files? Hmm... I don't know, calling a hook registration function to add just a single line function that will delete the context variable... We could probably do that in an easier way... But it's definitely doable.
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what would be good is ease of removing it if the [siteowner] can do so with ease of not screwing up coding around the linktree
Pete deleted the ability to disable the Up/Down links, and I guess we wouldn't want to give the ability to delete the second linktree just the same. That's because too many options kill the game for us. We want to provide options for things that really matter, things that would split a community otherwise.

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #26, on August 15th, 2011, 12:36 PM »
my example of drupal*

this forum is being closed due to drama  :sob:

http://www.worldofmeeroos.com/index.php?q=forum

and i say keep the go up and down buttons as permanent

Posted: August 15th, 2011, 12:35 PM

is why i missed my smf that drupal drove me nuts!!! :geek:

made me put my site up in less than 15 min. modded and themed after how long have i been gone??  :thanks: :angel:

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #27, on August 15th, 2011, 12:40 PM »
I'm sorry but their Up/Down links are both intrusive and ugly to me..? Also, the Down link actually doesn't work... :^^;:

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Re: Jump box and its stupid Go button
« Reply #28, on August 15th, 2011, 12:43 PM »
i only use the go up :P

but yes functionality is badly needed, and you know you can make anything look good with color and images as long as the code can hold it up  :niark:

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