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The Pub / Re: Spell checker
« on October 11th, 2011, 12:08 PM »
Voted yes. Doesn't make much sense when you have browser spell-checking.
Features / Re: Birthday, calendar, plugin, core [VOTE NOW!]
« on October 11th, 2011, 12:06 PM »
I use the Calendar quite a lot in my SMF, because we run local and national events and want to keep track of them. The fact that the calendar can link to topics and vice versa is also very handy and keeps things clear and well organized. We also keep track of worldwide events and since the Upcoming Events shows on the front page, everyone is informed of them.

Don't know if you would include this in the "share content" category, but it certainly makes things easier and clearer for everybody. I guess it's one of those things you don't quite appreciate until you lose it.
Features / Re: Assign moderator to topic function
« on July 4th, 2011, 06:32 PM »
Indeed. For example, I just organized a tournament and I was the topic starter. I have two more organizers that do not have the moderator status in the board, but it would be quite handy if they had the respective powers for that topic alone, so that they could edit and delete content (usually the 1st post, for information). Also, if some one's action justifies it, they could moderate that person in that topic.

'Twould be quite practical.
Features / Re: Assign moderator to topic function
« on July 4th, 2011, 11:46 AM »
I didn't explain more because I thought the example I made was clear enough.

I organize events with the help from various people. Those events are posted in a "Global Events" section, with many other events topics, organized by others. I want these people to have moderator powers (edit, delete, etc) over their events topics, but I don't find adding every one to moderator of that board, a viable solution. That would mean that the people from Event X would have powers over the topics of Event Y and Z and I don't want that (better safe than sorry, specially on the internet). [1]

What happens? Everyone starts bugging me to edit posts with the more updated info and whatnot. It would be avoidable if I could assign people edit and delete powers to a single topic, that way they could manage their one single topic the way they would see fit.

I said it makes sense because in my head I made a real life analogy with conversations. Topics in SMF are just that, conversations around a topic. And single topic conversations can have moderators (politics and debates) assigned to them.
 1. If the standard SMF software can do this, then I am not aware of it and it's not clear it can.
Features / Assign moderator to topic function
« on July 4th, 2011, 12:49 AM »
This idea came to me just a few seconds ago, when organizing stuff in my SMF. I run events and tournaments, usually with some other people helping me out organizing stuff. Some of the events are too little to justify a new section, but the moderation powers would come in handy for organization purposes. To my knowledge, SMF can't assign a moderator to a topic, and it would make sense it could.
Other software / Re: I can hardly wait
« on June 24th, 2011, 01:05 PM »
Well, whatever the release dates, I hope you guys take your time and polish Wedge. I really want this to succeed and be the best bulletin software.
Other software / Re: I can hardly wait
« on June 24th, 2011, 02:43 AM »
I subscribe the feeling. Any chance for us to mess around with Alpha builds?
Features: Miscellaneous / Re: Feed links
« on June 23rd, 2011, 02:07 AM »
Reading back, it was a silly, silly comparison with no point whatsoever. I apologise.

(the dislike feature would come in handy here)
Features: BBCode / Re: Spoiler tag
« on June 23rd, 2011, 02:02 AM »
Hmm, one of the spoiler mods I had did the thing I asked. I wasn't quite clear on it.

With the following markup
(click to show/hide)
the button we have saying SPOILER (the one we click) had the text we typed field, right beside it. So if I wanted to spoil something about Game of Thrones the spoiler button would be:

SPOILER: Game of Thrones Deaths!

So in essence, the person would know what the spoiler was about without having to read the context of it. Of course this isn't essential, but it's a small and nice detail.
Features: Posts & Topics / Re: Merge Double Posts
« on June 23rd, 2011, 01:57 AM »
I see where you come from, but say for example I have these two posts, the second one right after the first:

Post 1:
"Hello friends, this is my first post!"

Post 2:
"And I forgot to say, this forum rocks!"

So I come to the thread, read the double post and warn the user double posting is to be avoided. I then merge the posts using the super bulletin software Wedge and it becomes one like this:

Post 1+2
"Hello friends, this is my first post!
And I forgot to say, this forum rocks!"

There is no new real content if you will. I have no new information. I have already read what he had to say in Post 1 and Post 2. The fact that both informations are merged into a "new" post doesn't change the fact that I already have read it. For me, as a user, the fact the topic gets flagged for new information and there is none in reality, is a minor quirk.

Of course I'm assuming the flag in question is for "unread" content. If the flag means unchecked activity then I concede.
Features: Posts & Topics / Re: User menu
« on June 23rd, 2011, 01:51 AM »
Oh I see! Sexy stuff and funcional. Just how I like it. And I quite like it that way, no need to overclutter it with icons! Text does the job well :)
Features: Miscellaneous / Re: Feed links
« on June 23rd, 2011, 01:49 AM »
I do know how RSS works. I was talking about the subscribe to thread feature of vBulletin, that if memory serves me right, had nothing to do with RSS feeds. Anyway, moot point and discussion.
Features: Miscellaneous / Re: Feed links
« on June 22nd, 2011, 08:49 PM »
You don't like VB?

Anyway, I think when you subscribed a thread in VB, everytime someone posted, you got notified by PM. Never like the feature because it was sort of clumsy, so this could be different now.
Features: Posts & Topics / Re: Like/dislike
« on June 22nd, 2011, 08:48 PM »
I vote YES for making the dislike button optional. It would also be cool to have the option of seeing who disliked and liked the post, maybe above the sig/footnote area?

Oh and another thing that could be cool: if the user attains a certain threshold of likes/dislikes, the post background could change colour to reflect the popularity of the post. An example of this can be seen in the Blizzard message boards.

(first post is glowing blue, the rest is normal. I think theres a grayish blue for disliked posts)
Features: BBCode / Re: Footnotes
« on June 22nd, 2011, 08:29 PM »
I really, really like the way this is implemented, very simple and intuitive.

Also, not really sure when this sugestion might go to, but is it possible to have the option to make the more smilies button not bring out a popup and instead expand and show all the smilies? I find that I don't use all the smilies more often because I don't want to have to go through the trouble of having to go fetch the popup. As a user, I would find it more simple and direct to just expand the list on the spot.