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The Pub / Re: Question re: disabling forum stats on board index
« on June 21st, 2013, 03:30 AM »
I actually take that same view in regards to who's online.

In essence I think there should be a means to disable/hide everything in the Info Center whether collectively or individually, the latter would be the preference of course.
Plugins / Re: Team List
« on June 21st, 2013, 03:22 AM »
I like

Do have a question though.

How is a teams list displayed if the team has say 40 members?
Are all members shown or do we only see like 2 members and an option to expand?
The Pub / Question re: disabling forum stats on board index
« on June 21st, 2013, 02:59 AM »
Why is is that when forum stats is disabled, personal message and member/post/topics still show on the board index?
I know this was inherited from SMF but I was always curious what purpose it served. I actually don't like it I would love if it just went away all together but first just wanted to have an idea why it 'needs' to be there.

I have a small forum only about 9 members (work related) using an SMF install for now (just 1 board with SD installed). based on we use it, none of the actual stats are important, its only one board and the topics come and go fairly quickly as we only use it to discuss things we do not want to clutter the tickets with.

Do these stats need to be there or can they be ditched when we choose not to show the stats?
Also wanted to know if there is a means to disable/hide the entire info center, including from admin view?
Plugins / [Plugin] Re: Notifications system (1.0)
« on June 20th, 2013, 04:11 AM »
Probably Already reported but couldn't find it anywhere

I'm showing 1 new notification after having previewed and viewed the post I'm being notified about. The notification relates to likes for this post.

Hmmm I clicked the "x" to close and it eventually marked it as read it seems since the entry can still be seen in "View All"... is this how it's supposed to work now?

Also @Nao in reference to feedback, I'm not sure I follow whats being said/asked, I actually assumed you were speaking to the more technically inclined. Could be that I'm usually with a drink at hand  most times as I'm browsing or brain fried late nights. Dont mind spitting my opinions around at all but when it seems to get technical I tend to leave that for those more in the know.
Plugins / Re: Popular topics
« on June 19th, 2013, 06:39 PM »
I wouldn't get rid of recent posts.
Features / Re: More useless nonsense
« on June 19th, 2013, 06:58 AM »
Gotta say I agree there
Plugins / Re: Popular topics
« on June 18th, 2013, 03:40 PM »
@Nao I think it's more of a trending topics kinda deal where as its displaying the most popular topic of say the day or week or whatever timeframe vs. say the most replied to topic overall. At least thats what i gather from it.

@live627 I like it, why not be cliché and call it trending topics :P
Plugins / [Plugin] Re: Notifications system (1.0)
« on June 6th, 2013, 04:28 AM »
Sounds about right
Features / Re: Culmination of Permissions Ruminations
« on June 2nd, 2013, 08:14 PM »
I get the liability part of it. I do however find it extremely hard to believe that every admin reads every topic to ensure all posts are according to the agreement. We all depend on our moderating staff to help out as much as possible and even then things can go missed, we allow users to report other users, and not everything always gets reported, which is why I generally do not mind being able to NOT see everything all the time as far as the board index goes.

In the admin panel there is a list of all the boards, so 1 could easily (well after jumping through a small hoop) access any board anyway. I was just thinking as far as the board index goes do not display the board to admin unless admin is checked to be able to view that board (something of the sort if it doesn't get too complicated)
Features / Re: Culmination of Permissions Ruminations
« on June 2nd, 2013, 07:35 PM »
tl:dr; do we actually *need* or *want* post count permissions? It seems like it has served to confuse people more than it has helped them.
*Need* I would say no but many people seem to *want* them. For me having rules to post counts is more beneficial, such that @ x number of post cannot or can now do this action. An example: Board is accessible but a users in Membergroup 1, User A has 60 posts User B has 1300 I'm more likely to allow user B to lock/unlock their own topics or say mark other users topics solved or unsolved (you get my drift) or whatever.
tl:dr; The idea of primary/secondary groups is obsolete, I want to move them to a separate table, and I have funky ideas about changing post count groups including their permissions if we still want them.
I'm curious to see what anyone else has to say as far as keeping posy count permissions but as I eluded to above I think I'd be happier with a rule based system for post counts.
Also tl:dr; I would explicitly add *everyone* to 'Regular Members' if they are logged in. This seems more logical to me that the current situation which is a by-product of the primary/secondary group antics.
Makes sense to me.
tl:dr; I want to move away from this groups->permissions setup to groups->roles->permissions. Other forum systems use it and it works for them. I see no reason it shouldn't work for us and should be more sensible for most users.
I'd be quite fine with whicher direction things go here, I'm quite comfy with how things were done in SD as far as roles and so on.
tl:dr; We could reformulate admin powers to be less overarching and more granular. This has consequences for management too.
This is something I have taken to task a few times. Odd as it may sound to some people, I personally do NOT like the admin knows all sees all does all approach. I do not get to hide too many things from myself, for example there are boards I do not want to see because the subject matter is of no importance to me, I only made the board because enough users asked for it. I would just rather be the admin as far as getting things up and running and maintaining the site then add myself to add myself to the necessary groups to enjoy the forum from a user perspective. To achieve this in SMF I had to praise the Subaccounts mod which allowed me to post and interact as a normal user and just check into my admin account to ensure that things are as they should be, and post any news/announcements I deemed necessary to be voiced by admin.

Plugins / Re: Notifications (Moved Topic)
« on May 30th, 2013, 02:14 PM »
Me likes
Features / Re: Miscellaneous/WIP screenshots
« on May 30th, 2013, 05:48 AM »
Note that I'm very deliberately and consciously not repeating the entire UI from the moderation centre.
Makes sense. When the topic link is clicked are you taken the the reported post in the moderation center?
Off-topic / Re: Concerning Email Option on Registration Screen
« on May 27th, 2013, 01:32 AM »
I'd say ditch it as well or make it a profile field disabled by default if that makes any sense.
Features / Re: Miscellaneous/WIP screenshots
« on May 23rd, 2013, 06:56 PM »
Ah and there is the solution. Makes perfect sense just announce the changes a week early, let them go nuts then the changes kick in. /Solved
Features / Re: Miscellaneous/WIP screenshots
« on May 23rd, 2013, 05:15 PM »
Quote from Arantor on May 23rd, 2013, 05:02 PM
Not without a much larger change that I don't really want to get into.
I was afraid of that.
PM aspect is purely so people can ask questions about the new agreement without actually agreeing to it. I doubt it will even be an issue most of the time in reality.
I agree it wouldnt be much. I actually tend to make an announcement when there are changes. The current architecture allows for the user to bitch moan and gripe about the changes publicly rather than sending me a PM. I do like the premise of re-agreeing to the terms, just not so much the PM, but its not like it will change often anyway.