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Wishlist for 7.4 #205161 01/18/2008 7:21 PM
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With 7.3 now in beta, I would like to make suggestions for 7.4. I will only include what I would like to see the most.

  • Color-codable polls, with the user to have the ability to give each bar a different color.
  • Public poll option, where users who voted are displayed in the poll results
  • WYSWIG editor - long overdue
  • Nested and/or hybrid view options. For nested view, use collapsible posts. For longer threads in nested view, all posts should be displayed as collapsed by default.
  • Bring back the expand/collapse feature of the UBB.threads 6.x series.
  • Make the user list searchable.
  • With the new drop down search menu introduced in 7.3, include a checkbox option to only search within the forum the user is browsing.
  • A search all posts option if the administrator allows.
  • The ability to show search results either as posts or as threads.
  • An optional confirmation screen displaying similar threads by keywords before a user creates a new thread. This would prevent duplicate threads.
  • A scrollbar box for threaded view. This will clean up the list of posts in long threads.

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Pink Jazz] #205170 01/19/2008 4:02 AM
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WYSIWYG I've recommended TinyMCE (its license would allow it to be combined with little issue, other than setting what BBCode we actually use and all that good stuff)

Search able member list I believe is on the docket, right after a js library is agreed on...

I like your search suggestions wink...

I am however curious how "An optional confirmation screen displaying similar threads by keywords before a user creates a new thread. This would prevent duplicate threads." will work; could you please elaborate?


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #205178 01/19/2008 5:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
I am however curious how "An optional confirmation screen displaying similar threads by keywords before a user creates a new thread. This would prevent duplicate threads." will work; could you please elaborate?


I assume he means something similar to the screen on some help desks, where it comes up with suggestions prior to posting.

I think I would prefer a box at the bottom of each thread list 4 or 5 similar threads - this could be quite useful smile

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #205184 01/19/2008 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
I am however curious how "An optional confirmation screen displaying similar threads by keywords before a user creates a new thread. This would prevent duplicate threads." will work; could you please elaborate?


This feature actually exists on Airliners.net's custom forum software. Before confirming to create a new thread, a page displaying a list of similar threads is shown. This prevents users from creating duplicate threads.

Perhaps Ian's idea is good too, however, some sites only allow moderators/admins to delete threads if they are duplicates. I know that vBulletin features this, however, my idea actually prevents creation of duplicate threads BEFORE being posted.

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Pink Jazz] #205188 01/19/2008 12:50 PM
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I am not proposing deleting duplicate threads.

However if a user (or search engine) visit a thread on say 'The Queen buys another corgi' then similar threads are displayed below....

'Corgies are loyal pets'
'The Queen visits the USA'

etc.

If this is a search engine, then extra links are provided for it wink

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Ian] #205203 01/19/2008 6:47 PM
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I would like to see a mobile (PDA) skin/option for the UBB.

Along with personal blog which I hope are coming anyway smile

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Flyin V] #205204 01/19/2008 10:59 PM
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Proportionate auto-resizing of avatars to adhere to a desired max height and width range.

Some method for archiving old posts.

Most Viewed Topics Island

A view of current "hot topics" similar to what was in UBB Classic. Example:
http://forums.basspro.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=pntf

Poll Islands

Longer than 24 hrs. for user to activate new registration

Save PMs as drafts

Buddy list groups

Ability to search your PMs

Ajax member name search when composing PMs

And anything still outstanding in the big Gizmo wish list smile
https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/u...mo_s_massive_list_of_wis.html#Post175318

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Mitch P.] #205208 01/20/2008 4:21 AM
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I'm hoping Rick will visit Archives in 7.4...


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Pink Jazz] #205925 02/03/2008 5:45 PM
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Also:

  • Subtitles for threads. Invision has this feature, and I think it would be a nice addition to UBB.threads.
  • Center and right align UBBcode markups
  • A multi-quote feature, where users can select multiple posts to quote without doing copy-and-paste quoting
  • An option for users to place the right and left panels on the top and bottom, respectively.

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Pink Jazz] #205926 02/03/2008 6:35 PM
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Code
[align:center]
and
Code
[align:right]
already exist...

tada

tada



I would like to see your #4 though.

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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #205930 02/03/2008 8:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
Code
[align:center]
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Code
[align:right]
already exist...

tada

tada



I would like to see your #4 though.

Okay, but appearently, Rick has forgotten to add a button for it.

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Pink Jazz] #205932 02/03/2008 10:03 PM
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A lot of the "hidden" bbcode has had buttons created in 7.3; I'm suprised this isn't one of them lol... I could hae sworn it was added


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #205936 02/03/2008 11:28 PM
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tags & tag clouds! whatever you call them!

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: willing] #205938 02/04/2008 12:47 AM
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I'm hoping at least for tags; we can always work on clouds later wink


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #206003 02/05/2008 8:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
A lot of the "hidden" bbcode has had buttons created in 7.3; I'm suprised this isn't one of them lol... I could hae sworn it was added


it was.. click the image icon in the editor and you have the align options.

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That is for image float, not text align.


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #206033 02/05/2008 9:07 PM
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I would like to see who is looking at what forum and reading what topic at the top of the forum and topic respectively, which can already be done elsewhere.

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I would also like to be able to see at the bottom of a forum the forum permissions, such as used to exist in UBB Classic.

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Not saying it's not possible, but there is also only so much on-screen real estate

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Plenty of space in the footer wink

Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Ian] #206112 02/06/2008 9:10 PM
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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: KuKuKaChu] #206116 02/06/2008 11:03 PM
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Pushed back to 7.4; the featureset was too rich for the timeframe we had to get 7.3 out the door.


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #206212 02/09/2008 5:14 PM
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- a tickbox to lock a forum when writing a response (as an admin). This way if you are locking a forum but want to add one last reply you can do it all at once (I believe UBBC had this handy feature)

- some sort of PM spam protection, maybe sending the admin an alert when a user sends "x" number of PMs in "z" amount of time. Or comparing a users PMs and alerting the admin if someone is sending out multiple identical messages

- multiple identity detector, there used to be a hack for this, but it would be great if this function was added to detect those that spam the forums or create havoc (or cheat in competitions) using multiple accounts


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-A calendar year-list. See https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/u...gestion_Calendar_Year_Li.html#Post206214 for more info on that.
-A template / skin option like b2evolution has done this. See https://www.ubbcentral.com/forums/u...ter_default_UBB_Threads_.html#Post206087 for more info.

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Originally Posted by Conrad
- a tickbox to lock a forum when writing a response (as an admin). This way if you are locking a forum but want to add one last reply you can do it all at once (I believe UBBC had this handy feature)


7.3 has the feature that you can reply to a topic that also instantly closes that topic as soon as the reply is send.

That was in ubb.c also, and if you really want it now, it's also available as hack for 7.2.2 on ubbdev.


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With these days of SSL so freely available, I would like to see option in UBBthreads for use of https: for all login and logout, especially for mods and admins.

Just login and logout, don't want to run it all through SSL..

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Agree; it'd be a nice option; i've hacked it in the past though (although it allowed ssl from https everywhere and didn't force it through any particular area)


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #206586 02/17/2008 11:20 AM
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*
Page 2 of 5 First < 1 2 3 4 5 > Last

Made:
Page 2 of 5 First Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next Last


* User definable colors for users in shoutbox

* Uploads predefined prefixes

* Filesize after downloadname (Some ask for MD5 as well)

I wrote some hacks for 7.2.2 with these options but if this was made default in the core versions that would be just great..


Just some suggestions....

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Originally Posted by Robje01
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Page 2 of 5 First < 1 2 3 4 5 > Last

Made:
Page 2 of 5 First Previous 1 2 3 4 5 Next Last


Rob

I actually prefer the current pagination routine that was introduced in 7.3. I find it easier to navigate. The current pagination routine was actually introduced in version 6.2, but version 7.0 introduced the type that you describe. I am glad that 7.3 returns to the type that was introduced in 6.2, plus the addition of a drop-down menu where you can jump to a page number.

Perhpas 7.4 can introduce an administrator option (or even better, a user option) to choose which style he or she prefers. Perhaps if it becomes a user option, your suggestion for pagination routine can be standard mode, while the style that is currently used in 7.3 can be enhanced mode.

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The option to choose between these ways of pagination would be even better.
But i can imagine that this option is a bit difficult or maybe to much work. But just make this possible by setting it up in the language file.

Like:

$ubbt_lang['PREV_PAGE'] = "<";
$ubbt_lang['NEXT_PAGE'] = ">";

Which you can change to:
$ubbt_lang['PREV_PAGE'] = "Previous page";
$ubbt_lang['NEXT_PAGE'] = "Next page";



This would be great, a joy for everyone smile

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A more IE-friendly shout box.

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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Pink Jazz] #208448 03/12/2008 1:10 PM
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There is a lot of demand - and it will only increase - for being able to view forums, and for being able to view and respond to posts on handheld devices. I would like to see something that addresses that issue.


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Also:
  • An administrator option for if someone votes in a poll, the thread is bumped to the top of the forum.
  • Replace the radio button list of icons with a dynamic drop-down menu, similar to Eve.

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Originally Posted by doug
There is a lot of demand - and it will only increase - for being able to view forums, and for being able to view and respond to posts on handheld devices. I would like to see something that addresses that issue.

I've been meaning to commend Rick that UBB (7.1 at least) is VERY iPhone friendly -- it works like a charm! cool Never had a problem, despite some problems on some other sites. So mega kudos, Rick! smile


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New fresh theme/skin/style/design. As I have said, this one is absolutely ok (and even good, it seems like some people like it (I partly do :P), and some prefer the old UBB look or wants a new one), and it is not bad, but in order to compete the theme needs an update or a completely new look. That's what I think. tongue I suggest to keep this one (and make it a choice) and a new one. smile

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I do believe that a UI overhaul is scheduled for 7.4.


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Re: Wishlist for 7.4 [Re: Gizmo] #208594 03/15/2008 8:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo
I do believe that a UI overhaul is scheduled for 7.4.

That's great! laugh


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