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RE: Profile page accessiblilty and status privacy - venam - 15-02-2018

(15-02-2018, 02:15 AM)z3bra Wrote: Another way to go would be to replace "today's" with "this week's".
Excellent idea, I think this covers all our cases.

(15-02-2018, 02:15 AM)z3bra Wrote: For the "new posts", I don't use it at all... To me it.just happens to be like "today's post", with less posts (and that is not a lot!). Maybe it would make more sense though if we change the filters.
The "new posts" are the posts that have been made since the last visit on the forums. I agree that there's not really a lot at the moment.

(15-02-2018, 02:15 AM)z3bra Wrote: The thing that bother me most, to be honest, is the delay to make search... I suck at searching (and I type like i have no fingers...), so having to wait 30 seconds whenever I make a typo makes me mad... But maybe that is just me :)
Search being the most expensive action to run on the DB it's understandable that there's a limit. I can reduce it to 10 or 15 seconds.


RE: Profile page accessiblilty and status privacy - 1848 - 15-02-2018

Well "this week's" is certainly an improvement. I guess I would still prefer
a paged chronological list of all posts (a timeline if you so will).
Because if you are new here you probably want to browse the last posts
and if you haven't visited for some time New Posts will be vanished after you log out.

>Search being the most expensive action to run on the DB it's understandable
>that there's a limit. I can reduce it to 10 or 15 seconds.

10 seconds is still ridiculous as there are only 15,538 posts and surely not many
queries per second. I think querying a million posts from a SQLite database
running on a Raspberry Pi 2 wouldn't take longer than a second.


RE: Profile page accessiblilty and status privacy - venam - 15-02-2018

(15-02-2018, 04:06 AM)1848 Wrote: Well "this week's" is certainly an improvement. I guess I would still prefer
a paged chronological list of all posts (a timeline if you so will).
Because if you are new here you probably want to browse the last posts
and if you haven't visited for some time New Posts will be vanished after you log out.
I think that would be the same as visiting the forum and pressing the sort by "Last Post", which is the default already.

I've also made the sticky posts visually noticeable by adding a subtle background to them.

(15-02-2018, 04:06 AM)1848 Wrote: 10 seconds is still ridiculous as there are only 15,538 posts and surely not many
queries per second. I think querying a million posts from a SQLite database
running on a Raspberry Pi 2 wouldn't take longer than a second.
It's full text search across all posts. Regardless I've reduced the search limit to 5s, which should be enough for any search.

I'm really thankful for all the new ideas here.


RE: Profile page accessiblilty and status privacy - 1848 - 15-02-2018

> I think that would be the same as visiting the forum and
> pressing the sort by "Last Post", which is the default already.

A unified listing would simplify browsing the forum because
its few activity is spread over 20 forums. (And I also
think that this listing should be accessible to visitors).

Also as you do not seem to discourage bumping threads that
have been inactive for over a year it doesn't make much
sense that you limit the recent post listing to a week.

Side note (patch for Blank theme global.css) "fix blockquote time parentheses"
Code:
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RE: Fixing the forums - venam - 15-02-2018

I've merge this thread with the old one, as this topic was already posted.

(15-02-2018, 05:40 AM)1848 Wrote: A unified listing would simplify browsing the forum because
its few activity is spread over 20 forums. (And I also
think that this listing should be accessible to visitors).
Would this work as a list: https://nixers.net/search.php?action=getdaily&days=365 the past threads ordered by the last post within the past year.
This could be renamed "Active threads" instead of weekly or daily threads.

(15-02-2018, 05:40 AM)1848 Wrote: Side note (patch for Blank theme global.css) "fix blockquote time parentheses"
Thanks


RE: Fixing the forums - 1848 - 15-02-2018

That's what I am talking about! Crank days up to 99999 and
replace "This Week's Posts" with the new "Active threads" link.

I still think that the search should be accessible to visitors
(especially the new "Active threads" and Find all threads / posts on profiles).

Side note: The second Default Thread Subscription Mode in the options is blank.


RE: Fixing the forums - venam - 15-02-2018

(15-02-2018, 06:27 AM)1848 Wrote: That's what I am talking about! Crank days up to 99999 and
replace "This Week's Posts" with the new "Active threads" link.
Let's test this and see how it goes.

(15-02-2018, 06:27 AM)1848 Wrote: I still think that the search should be accessible to visitors
(especially the new "Active threads" and Find all threads / posts on profiles).
Let's also test this, I've allowed guests to see the Active threads.

(15-02-2018, 06:27 AM)1848 Wrote: Side note: The second Default Thread Subscription Mode in the options is blank.
Can you share a screenshot, I'm not sure what you're referring to.


RE: Fixing the forums - 1848 - 15-02-2018

Thanks for giving it a try.

/usercp.php?action=options contains the following <select> under
'Default Thread Subscription Mode':
Code:
<select name="subscriptionmethod" id="subscriptionmethod">
    <option value="0">Do not subscribe</option>
    <option value="1"></option>
    <option value="2">Instant email notification</option>
</select>



RE: Fixing the forums - venam - 15-02-2018

(15-02-2018, 07:14 AM)1848 Wrote: /usercp.php?action=options contains the following <select> under
'Default Thread Subscription Mode':
This was a bug from the recent upgrade of mybb, this should be fixed now.
Thanks again for all the fixes.


RE: Fixing the forums - 1848 - 15-02-2018

No problem. I am really enjoying Active Threads.
I just figured out that you can even filter forums using the fids URL parameter.