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Tarale
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Posted on 08-17-17 11:49:30 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
for the love of all things good some way to see what username someone went by 6 years ago would be helpful

edit: Also, it looks like something was done to the users who had photobucket images as avatars where https://jul.rustedlogic.net/images/photobucket.png# was prepended to what is actually in their avatar field? Is there some easy way to fix that?

I think this might be why the photobucket thing is happening.

As for features, I'd love a drastically cut down version for mobile, at least for phones (not so much for tablets). Like, in the forum list view, perhaps just the new/hot icon, the thread name, and last posted by information. Just the basics.

And have the threads look like the thread history more (yeah, I like layouts but not on a phone). Or perhaps if we're having them, then no left sidebar or something?

Cut a lot of stuff out of the reply page too… the entire left column is a bit superfluous. Mood avatar could be condensed to a drop down or something, all inline.

Basically anything that eats up sideways real estate and could be removed I'd love to see removed… or condensed. Perhaps optional… maybe a mobile layout preference setting so if you want the bigger version you can still select it?

Just ideas… finding it frustrating from my phone.
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Posted on 08-17-17 12:20:15 PM Link | Quote
The Photobucket thing rewrites any Photobucket URLs, they aren't actually changed. For example, your minipicture still has the right URL, but for some reason it's affecting your avatar; it's possible it's conflicting with something, but I am not sure what at the moment.


Mobile

Would be a lot easier if there was any templating system, so I could swap stuff, but it's all built directly into the code. Oops.



And have the threads look like the thread history more (yeah, I like layouts but not on a phone). Or perhaps if we're having them, then no left sidebar or something?

The board has a sort-of detected "mobile mode" that tries to make the page slightly less awful; if you're using the Night theme (and it looks like you are), you can tell if the board is detecting it properly by checking if you see the header image with the triangles or just the "Jul" header text.

It temporarily* overwrites your settings to use the Compact thread layout and disables post layouts, as well as adding a few other "simple tweaks" here and there.

If you aren't seeing those, try setting your thread layout to Compact and just turning off layouts, threads should be a lot more usable then.


(Mood avatars are kind of a hack and might be resolved in a better way in the future...)
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Posted on 08-17-17 01:02:29 PM (last edited by 303darthbobby at 08-17-17 01:02:55 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
The Photobucket thing rewrites any Photobucket URLs, they aren't actually changed. For example, your minipicture still has the right URL, but for some reason it's affecting your avatar; it's possible it's conflicting with something, but I am not sure what at the moment.


Eh, fixed enough for now. I'll play more with the layout when I'm less busy.
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Posted on 01-22-18 08:07:51 PM Link | Quote
BUMP~

With the increased activity, if it holds up, I think a useful feature would be to send someone a PM when they are quoted by someone else on a thread. This could be opt in or opt out.

I implemented this on a Drupal forum I made by making it possible to mention users with the pattern @UserName. This not only allows people to mention others and have them know about it, but also means you can replace "Originally posted by FieryIce" with "Originally posted by @FieryIce" to tie in PM-on-quotes with the mentions system.

I imagine this would help a lot to encourage people to continue conversations with other users without having to check all the previous threads they posted in to see if anyone replied.

Bonus points if @Mentions are linked to the mentioned user's profile and get the username's color, too. Example of what I mean: https://i.imgur.com/llydjPV.png
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Posted on 01-22-18 08:48:00 PM Link | Quote
A latest-posts scene more akin to most forum software where it shows one entry for each thread with a new post in it (sorted by newness of last post) instead of just listing all the posts.
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Posted on 01-22-18 08:48:49 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by FieryIce
BUMP~

With the increased activity, if it holds up, I think a useful feature would be to send someone a PM when they are quoted by someone else on a thread. This could be opt in or opt out.

I implemented this on a Drupal forum I made by making it possible to mention users with the pattern @UserName. This not only allows people to mention others and have them know about it, but also means you can replace "Originally posted by FieryIce" with "Originally posted by @FieryIce" to tie in PM-on-quotes with the mentions system.

I imagine this would help a lot to encourage people to continue conversations with other users without having to check all the previous threads they posted in to see if anyone replied.

Bonus points if @Mentions are linked to the mentioned user's profile and get the username's color, too. Example of what I mean: https://i.imgur.com/llydjPV.png

Second this. Also, is your forum software available for download anywhere?

(Also also extra points for including post time and a backlink to the post in the quote header)
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Posted on 01-24-18 05:00:11 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Halian
Also, is your forum software available for download anywhere?

Here's the Github page. The link is also at the footer of any Jul page.
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