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Title: Previous/next topics
Post by: Nao on May 9th, 2011, 06:34 PM
Feature: Previous/next topics
Developer: Nao (main), Arantor
Target: users
Status: 100% (believed to be complete.)
Comment:

This seems very simple, but the implementation was more complicated than expected, especially in terms of performance. Basically, we thought the "previous/next" topic links in topic pages were misleading. People could be led into believing that these were shortcuts to the next page in a topic.
We 'fixed' it by directly showing the names of the topics involved. As simple as that... But again -- it's nice enough to be considered a new feature. Also, we now offer proper 'previous' and 'next' links in the page links area. (These lead to the next and previous page in the topic, obviously.)
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Arantor on May 9th, 2011, 06:44 PM
In other words, one of the few nice features in WordPress ended up in Wedge!
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Dismal Shadow on May 9th, 2011, 06:45 PM
Me like. :)
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Arantor on May 9th, 2011, 06:46 PM
Yeah, we did after we spent time figuring out the performance kinks in it. It is, truth be told, especially good for blog boards but it's actually useful even in forum boards (far more so than the prev/next links SMF comes with)
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Artur on May 9th, 2011, 07:35 PM
Thanks for this change :D Before it was really irritating as it looked really like you could go to the next page of the topic.
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Arantor on May 9th, 2011, 07:46 PM
Yes, I found that to be a problem more than once.
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Nao on May 9th, 2011, 08:27 PM
Quote from Arantor on May 9th, 2011, 06:46 PM
(far more so than the prev/next links SMF comes with)
The SMF version simply had no point at all. Hence the change :)
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Arantor on May 9th, 2011, 08:34 PM
It did have a point, but a badly defined one that needed the best brought out of it.
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Road Rash Jr. on May 11th, 2011, 06:48 AM
So is the editor going to be different from *** so that formating isn't removed when spellchecking or previewing?
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Nao on May 11th, 2011, 04:21 PM
I'm not aware of this SMF bug.
Or of any connection with the subject of this topic :P
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Road Rash Jr. on May 11th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Quote from Nao/Gilles on May 11th, 2011, 04:21 PM
I'm not aware of this SMF bug.
Or of any connection with the subject of this topic :P
The topic in part is posts no? So my question was regarding that which allows posting. The editor.
Posted: May 11th, 2011, 05:13 PM

Sorry I now see where I screwed up, the folder is Posts & Topics not the thread. :whistle:
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Nao on May 11th, 2011, 05:32 PM
Still not the right topic.
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Roz on June 22nd, 2011, 08:15 PM
This is a nice feature cleanup, although I never used the Previous/Next Topic links. I do, however, intend to use the Previous/Next Page link, much more intuitive.
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Wanchope on April 22nd, 2013, 12:00 PM
I have a suggestion but I don't know if it is still allowed here as this thread is about two years old.
Title: Re: Previous/next topics
Post by: Nao on April 22nd, 2013, 12:12 PM
Anything's allowed.

Posting to ask if you can post, however, is dumb, and thus frowned upon.