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Active Topics link
« on: 10:00 AM - 06/24/08 »
An Active Topics link at the top to list out the active threads regardless of what board it is on.

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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #1 on: 10:51 AM - 06/24/08 »
I was thinking about this too, would be nice to just hit the link and hit what's new without sifting through everything.

You and I are on the same page!
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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #2 on: 11:23 AM - 06/24/08 »
An Active Topics link at the top to list out the active threads regardless of what board it is on.

does this not cut it?

http://xim3.com/community/index.php?action=unread

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http://xim3.com/community/index.php?action=unread;all;start=0


These are links in the user bar above so I assume you've seen them.

If those don't cut it I assume by "active" you mean stuff that's being posted on or looked at during your session? The two links above still somewhat give you this functionality. If you have an example of what you want just link it. If it cant be done in SMF by default, I will emulate it to the best of my abilities ;D

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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #3 on: 12:43 PM - 06/24/08 »
Oh! That works, I guess I need to open my peepers  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #4 on: 02:23 PM - 06/24/08 »
If those don't cut it I assume by "active" you mean stuff that's being posted on or looked at during your session? The two links above still somewhat give you this functionality. If you have an example of what you want just link it. If it cant be done in SMF by default, I will emulate it to the best of my abilities ;D

Not exactly.

Basically just a top 10 list of threads with the most recent posts.

For example, when I submit this post, this thread will be bumped to the top of the Suggestions board and would also be at the top of the active topics board.  Subsequently if someone later posts on the 360 General discussion board, that post will be at the top of that board and also be at the Active topics list.

The active topics list simply shows (and links to) the top 10 most recent posts/threads regardless of the board.

It is not a critical site feature, it is just something I have seen and use often on other forums.

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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #5 on: 02:49 PM - 06/24/08 »
If those don't cut it I assume by "active" you mean stuff that's being posted on or looked at during your session? The two links above still somewhat give you this functionality. If you have an example of what you want just link it. If it cant be done in SMF by default, I will emulate it to the best of my abilities ;D

Not exactly.

Basically just a top 10 list of threads with the most recent posts.

For example, when I submit this post, this thread will be bumped to the top of the Suggestions board and would also be at the top of the active topics board.  Subsequently if someone later posts on the 360 General discussion board, that post will be at the top of that board and also be at the Active topics list.

The active topics list simply shows (and links to) the top 10 most recent posts/threads regardless of the board.

It is not a critical site feature, it is just something I have seen and use often on other forums.


I know the db query to use, but I'm not sure if SMF has that function by default... I'll find out. Wish me luck :)

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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #6 on: 03:48 PM - 06/24/08 »
Good luck!  If it works, don’t forget to lock new thread creation for the Active Topics board.  It should serve only as a link-to board populated with the recent posts/threads from other boards.

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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #7 on: 12:54 AM - 06/25/08 »
Good luck!  If it works, don’t forget to lock new thread creation for the Active Topics board.  It should serve only as a link-to board populated with the recent posts/threads from other boards.

This should be what you looking for. A block was added to the front page by default but It was too much work to make it look right. Besides, Derek saw it too and almost puked. Either way, this link will be added somewhere and should serve your purpose.

http://xim3.com/community/index.php?action=recenttopics

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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #8 on: 11:44 AM - 06/25/08 »
A block was added to the front page by default but It was too much work to make it look right. Besides, Derek saw it too and almost puked.
I agree, I saw it too and it didn’t look right.

Either way, this link will be added somewhere and should serve your purpose.

http://xim3.com/community/index.php?action=recenttopics

Yes, this is actually exactly what I have seen on other sites!  Nice work!  Sorry if the request required a lot of work, it is just something I have seen on other forums and I personally find it very useful.

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Re: Active Topics link
« Reply #9 on: 02:00 PM - 06/27/08 »
Can we place this Active/Recent Topics Link between the “show unread posts since last visit” link and the Search Bar?  It just seems like a natural spot for it.


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