Story-feedback forum, improve post order

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Story-feedback forum, improve post order

Postby chemistryguy » Fri May 03, 2013 6:00 pm

How difficult would it be to modify the story feedback forums to something similar to EA? It'd be nice to have all the most recent podcasts up top and clearly visible.

Replies to older posts would still be bumped, but should be below the most current threads. Just a thought.
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Re: Forum suggestion

Postby tbaker2500 » Fri May 03, 2013 10:50 pm

By EA you don't mean the video game company but the podcast company? I'll look at it.
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Re: Forum suggestion

Postby strawman » Fri May 03, 2013 10:59 pm

Don't we already control that option? (Look under the posts, and change from ascending to descending order.)
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Re: Forum suggestion

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat May 04, 2013 12:51 am

The most current threads are up top (Changing the sort order would reverse that).

You want to lock the posts in episode order? I'm against that. If not that, what?
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Proposal 1: Just pin a topic to the top called "Episode List" that has nothing but links, in top-down order, to the episode threads. (Easy but requires weekly update)

Proposal 2: Bo or Tom (or Tom could give the moderators topic-pinning powers and I'd do it) just pin, say, the last three episodes up top. Recommend that only 3 episodes be pinned at a time. (Easy but requires weekly update)

Proposal 3: It should be possible to write a module that adds "quick links", to the episodes, to just this subforum/thread. If I write it (no promises) I promise not to put in too many back-doors. ;) (Hard, but automatic once installed, no further action needed)

Proposal 4: I could write a userscript, for people's browsers that does the same as proposal 3 (minus backdoors), but people would have to install it to see the feature. (Not too hard to make the script, but it would only work on browsers where a user chose to install it.)

Due diligence: Pin a poll up top with these suggestions, plus any that users suggest. See if there is a big demand for this.

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Re: Forum suggestion

Postby tbaker2500 » Sat May 04, 2013 2:41 am

It's not a bad idea to make the newest ones sticky. I'm not sure it's worth the effort, since it's rare to have tons of back catalogue posting, but I see the value.

ASID, I took a look at your permissions, and I believe you were not fully assigned as a Global Moderator. Try it out now and see if you can make sticky. (Dirty minds!)
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Re: Forum suggestion

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sat May 04, 2013 5:15 am

I see I now appear in the Global moderators list (Bwahahahahaa), but I still can't gum up the works. :(

From http://kb.freeforums.org/questions/47/How+to+make+a+sticky+topic about granting "sticky" permission:

1] Go to your Administration Control Panel (ACP).
[2] Select the Advanced Admin Panel.
[3] Go to the Permissions tab.
[4] Select the Groups' Forum Permissions
[5] Select the Global Moderators group.
[6] Select All Forums.
[7] Set all roles to Full Access.*
* If you click on "Advanced Permissions" you will see all the permissions available, in the "Post" tab you will see as last option: "Can post stickies", this permissions will grant users the ability to post stickies.
[8] Click on Apply All Permissions.
[9] Click on Back to Previous Page.
[10] Select All Forums again.
[11] In the drop down menu Select type: Moderator Permissions.
[12] Set all roles to Full Moderator.*
* If you click on "Advanced permissions" you will see all the permissions available.
[13] Click on Apply All Permissions.

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Re: Story-feedback forum, improve post order

Postby tbaker2500 » Sun May 05, 2013 3:40 am

Yea, that didn't work right. The permission system is obtuse and buggy. Global Moderators- ASID, Strawman, you now have permissions to let you make topics sticky, as well as a few other things, in relevant forums.
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Re: Story-feedback forum, improve post order

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Sun May 05, 2013 5:45 am

Thanks. Does that mean you want me to make the last 3 2 episodes sticky?

Another user (sandrilde) apparently also thinks this is a problem because (s)he has been bumping threads.

Update: Just made the last 3 2 episode threads sticky (since it's super-simple to reverse). It's not quite what I'd hoped as the sticky threads are sub-sorted by activity date -- which means the episodes are still not always in order. Still, they're all up top now.

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Re: Story-feedback forum, improve post order

Postby tbaker2500 » Sun May 05, 2013 4:47 pm

Yea, let's give it a try.
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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby StalinSays » Mon May 06, 2013 7:10 pm

Comprehensive - Thanks ASiD!
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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby sandrilde » Tue May 07, 2013 3:51 pm

Super helpful!

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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby tbaker2500 » Tue May 07, 2013 5:29 pm

Very nice ASID. Remind me not to change the permalink structure. :roll:
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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed May 08, 2013 12:44 am

Thanks all. Reminder to mods, this list needs manual updating with each new episode. I'll do it (until I forget, drop dead, or leave in a hissy fit).

Also, I think only the most recent 3 episodes should be pinned (it's just a coincidence that I'm normally 2 episodes behind).

Update: With the introduction of Drabbleclassics, changed this to pinning last 2 episodes of main and last 2 of Classics. Otherwise, everything above the fold was pinned episodes and not the most recently updated threads.

tbaker2500 wrote:Very nice ASID. Remind me not to change the permalink structure. :roll:

Or at least give me a heads up. But, one should never change permalink structures (or most links) anyway without at least providing 301 redirects on the old links and/or structures.

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Re: Story-feedback forum, improve post order

Postby chemistryguy » Wed May 08, 2013 3:43 pm

Very cool. Thank you.

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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby tbaker2500 » Wed May 08, 2013 3:54 pm

Algernon Sydney is Dead wrote:
tbaker2500 wrote:Very nice ASID. Remind me not to change the permalink structure. :roll:

Or at least give me a heads up. But, one should never change permalink structures (or most links) anyway without at least providing 301 redirects on the old links and/or structures.


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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby strawman » Wed May 08, 2013 4:42 pm

Είναι όλα Geek για μένα.

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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby TheBigBadG » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:28 am

Absolutely magic - your titanic bout of [ url]-ing makes the life of this large terrible character much easier. Thank you!

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Re: EPISODE LIST -- thread links, in order

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:29 am

TheBigBadG wrote:Absolutely magic - your titanic bout of [ url]-ing makes the life of this large terrible character much easier. Thank you!

You're Welcome. I also moved your post to make navigating that URL list a little easier for the next guy. :wink:


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