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Hi..I'm basing this wishlist on the php demo version, so I apologize if it has been added to the full version.
I was wondering if it is possible to add a note to a new forum that has no post yet. Something that says:
"No message yet. Please select the "Post" button to post your message." (or something more inviting)
And once a forum has a post in it, this note will be automatically removed.
I wanted this feature because when I entered an empty forum, I first thought it was broken and didn't know what to do. I think Amazon does something like this with its user reviews board.

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The easy way around that is to post an initial message yourself when you create the board.

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It is better to write your own first message rather than a canned message. This way you can explain the forum, any policies, etc. And since everybody would be different a canned message would not always be appropriate for a particular forum.

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If you want to add the "No Post Yet" message, do this.

In postlist.pl find

# ---------------------------
# List the posts for this page

and right after it add this

if ($nums > 0) {

then find

# -------------------------------------------
# Here is where we let them jump around pages

and comment out the print line right after it - should be all on one line if I recall correctly. Then right after that add this

print "</table>\n";
} else {
print "</td></tr></table>\n";
print "</table>";
print "<center>

\&nbsp\;

No posts in this forum yet. ";
print "Will you <a href=\"$config{'cgiurl'}/newpost.pl?Cat=$Cat&Board=$Board&page=$page&view=$view&sb=$sb\">be the first to post?</a>


\n";
}

editing the message you want to appear for your site..

That should do it.


Jerry
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Yeah, that's what I do... a welcome message. It is more personal than a line of text.

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Will this work for the PhP version?

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Dunno, I don't use PHP.
Jerry
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echo "</table>";

}

else {

echo "</td></tr></table></table><center>


No posts in this forum yet. ";

echo "Will you <a href=\"$config[phpurl]/newpost.pl?Cat=$Cat&Board=$Board&page=$page&view=$view&sb=$sb\">be the first to

post?</a>


";

}
that should work for php.

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