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Question re: disabling forum stats on board index
Question re: disabling forum stats on board index

spoogs

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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?

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Arantor

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Re: Question re: disabling forum stats on board index
« Reply #1, on June 21st, 2013, 03:13 AM »
This is from the mists of time - far enough back that not even Pepperidge Farm remembers that.

I believe it may have been related to the way things were done back in YaBBSE days when personal messages weren't even called personal messages but were called instant messages[1].

Now, I know we've done a few things (there are people who take the view that 'disable who's online' should hide the online list as well, due to its ambiguity and I think we fixed it) but you're right, it's something that is weird and probably should be sorted out once and for all.
 1. In the code, even in SMF's code, there are still references to this, including action=im which is present in 2.0 though I believe was removed in 2.1
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spoogs

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Re: Question re: disabling forum stats on board index
« Reply #2, 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.

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