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[Plugin] User Mentions v1.0 (9th March 2013)

Arantor

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Nao

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[Plugin] Re: User Mentions v1.0 (9th March 2013)
« Reply #46, on June 3rd, 2013, 02:30 PM »
Well I did say I uploaded it to satisfy your curiosity. And if you want to improve it even more. You have svn access on plugins, don't you..?

May I ask what the point of putting it on github is? It can only be used in Wedge... ^^

Dragooon

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[Plugin] Re: User Mentions v1.0 (9th March 2013)
« Reply #47, on June 3rd, 2013, 03:03 PM »
Quote from Nao on June 3rd, 2013, 02:30 PM
Well I did say I uploaded it to satisfy your curiosity. And if you want to improve it even more. You have svn access on plugins, don't you..?

May I ask what the point of putting it on github is? It can only be used in Wedge... ^^
Because all my repositories on GitHub, and I've always said I prefer for my plugins to be on GitHub. Plus my question was more towards me redistributing the plugin, I don't essentially mind it not being on github, it's just a preference. And I don't think I have commit access to the plugin repository? Plus if I start using SVN i'll be using git-svn and then I'll bombard with a lot of small commits.
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Arantor

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[Plugin] Re: User Mentions v1.0 (9th March 2013)
« Reply #48, on June 3rd, 2013, 10:45 PM »
I hate licensing issues :(

On happier news, XenForo has added something similar to their core in 1.2. There are two key differences that I see... firstly they handle spaces (can't remember if we do or not, though I seem to remember talking about it)

Secondly, and this is more of a matter for @Nao: the auto suggester in XF also includes the user profile alongside the user name. Is this something we want to consider?

Thirdly, they don't worry quite so much about positioning for the suggester popup for mention purposes. It seems to align to the left of the window on the row directly below the cursor's current position. But they're now using Redactor rather than TinyMCE. It's much lighter than TMCE but I think it's still bigger than what we have - but it's probably a bit more reliable.

* Arantor thinks we really need to spend time with the WYSIWYG editor to make it a viable competitor... there is a reason everyone else uses off the shelf components (XF = Redactor, IPB = CKEditor, WordPress = TinyMCE, vB = CKEditor)

Dragooon

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Arantor

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[Plugin] Re: User Mentions v1.0 (9th March 2013)
« Reply #50, on June 4th, 2013, 06:11 AM »
Sweet. So then it's just about the display of avatars in the auto suggester, which would be awesome.