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tinoest

Quote from: Mike66 on December 19, 2021, 07:13:29 PM
Quote from: tinoest on December 19, 2021, 06:25:52 PMShould just be upload and go if it still works. You'll have to add a custom menu to point to it.

Thanks for that. I tried it, but got an HTTP ERROR 500.

Not to worry, I'm happy enough with my current set up.

Cheers
Mike



Sorry, I should of said the settings_path and ssi_path should be set for whatever the path is for your forum.

Mike66

Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

I still can't get that to work. My gut feeling tells me to leave it alone - when I struggle to get something to work it usually ends up in tears  ;D

Cheers
Mike

tinoest

Quote from: Mike66 on December 20, 2021, 07:22:59 PMThanks for your help, much appreciated.

I still can't get that to work. My gut feeling tells me to leave it alone - when I struggle to get something to work it usually ends up in tears  ;D

Cheers
Mike

It might be that it doesn't work.

What version of SMF are you using and what do you want the page to show? As in what option would you choose if you hadn't chosen forum as front page.

This one in this post might also work for you https://www.tinyportal.net/index.php?topic=36058.msg299089#msg299089

The settings line needs changing.
 

Mike66

Thanks again tinoest,
 
I have decided to leave it alone and keep it set up as it is.

Cheers
Mike

Mike66

Is there a setting that allows forum members to edit or delete their own shouts in TP Shout?

Cheers
Mike

@rjen

No, there is one permission to edit shoutbox content and that is for all shouts.

Allowing users to edit their own shouts will add a lot of of complexity: it may also require some sort of change logging in case people will try to abuse it: leave offending messages and the change them again.
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Mike66

That's fine thanks, we just tend to get typos, or members using smileys from their mobile text editor that messes things up, so not a problem.

Cheers
Mike

Dave J

I have a question about the shoutbox too.

How can you get it to work on just the forum index in a top panel but not on the frontpage/portal please?

I can get it to work on the portal but choosing 'Board Index' or 'action=forum' and various other combinations of 'Frontpage' + 'All Forum Related sections' but it wont display on the forum index.

I have a bottom panel working on the forum as well as the portal.

tinoest

Quote from: Dave J on December 27, 2021, 05:45:59 AMI have a question about the shoutbox too.

How can you get it to work on just the forum index in a top panel but not on the frontpage/portal please?

I can get it to work on the portal but choosing 'Board Index' or 'action=forum' and various other combinations of 'Frontpage' + 'All Forum Related sections' but it wont display on the forum index.

I have a bottom panel working on the forum as well as the portal.

On the block options just choose Board Index, or if you want it in All Forum Related Actions that one. Make sure Display on all pages and sections is unticked.

Dave J

Nope that doesn't work for me.

See images of my test site on SMF default curve.

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@rjen

That's strange, it works for me with this setup (and has worked for years).

Can you check one thing (just to be sure): In the Panel settings, what are the settings for the Top panel?
Specifically the two I highlighted?

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Dave J

Quote from: @rjen on December 27, 2021, 05:43:59 PMThat's strange, it works for me with this setup (and has worked for years).

Can you check one thing (just to be sure): In the Panel settings, what are the settings for the Top panel?
Specifically the two I highlighted?

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Yes that was my problem I had the 'Hide panel in forum' selected to yes.

Thanks rjen another successfull mission by international rescue  ;)

@rjen

Quote from: Dave J on December 28, 2021, 02:10:51 AMThanks rjen another successfull mission by international rescue  ;)

No probs, we'll try support our overseas neighbours...
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AndalayBay

Is there an option to allow all file extensions for the downloads module?

@rjen

You can add any file extension you like in the settings in the download manager. Just add them to the list, separated with a ,
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AndalayBay

Yeah, we allow everything. We have .blend, .esp, .esm, .myext... You get the idea. The downloads area isn't public - it's for working on game mods, so we need to exchange files. I'm actually migrating from other forum software where you could say "no restrictions" and I can't even find out all the extensions that have been uploaded.

As it turns out, TP was too hard for me to configure. I would prefer it make no changes to my forums and allow me to enable the features I want, so I uninstalled it. Lots of features and there were several that I would have liked to implement, but I needed my forums to remain as they are and enable the features I wanted.

Thanks for the reply.

@rjen

That's too bad. I am curious what bits you could not configure tbh.

I find that With a little bit of effort you get to understand the principle of the blocks and the panels and it allow you to make any level of impact on your forum: as small as you like...

I suspect the standard active panels and sample blocks put you off? They can be easily deactivated and you will not see a difference with a vanilla forum...
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AndalayBay

In general, SMF's documentation is terrible. The development community has been working with SMF for so long, you guys think it's obvious. I appreciate all the help I've gotten getting things set up, but it's been rather frustrating. I keep having to post on the forums to ask how to do something or if something can be done. Even when I get an answer, I usually have to post again, saying "where?" or "how?". I'm migrating from other forums. Our forums have been in use since 2006, so this isn't new. But they are organized quite differently than SMF and SMF's UI could really use some improvement.

In this specific instance, I didn't EVEN KNOW I was supposed to configure the blocks and panels. There is no documentation on how to get started. Not that I could find anyway. At this point, I only wanted to check out the downloads module. I thought I got it configured and then it told me it wasn't enabled. I couldn't find the setting to enable it. There was something about being able to disable or enable it completely, but I couldn't find the setting. Then I looked at my forums and they were a mess. I tried turning the other stuff off, but couldn't get it to the point where they looked like "vanilla", so I uninstalled and deleted the mod. We're still in the process of migrating the data, so there's a lot of html embedded in the old posts. We've written a program to strip it all out, but that means that displaying most of the panels and blocks wouldn't work at this point.

Lastly, TP has two settings that are just called "Settings". I suggest renaming one of them. :) I saw the icon was different, but it was meaningless to me!

tinoest

I'm curious about how the documents here https://www.tinyportal.net/docs/ aren't thorough  or detailed in how to configure TinyPortal.

@rjen and other's before him spent a long time documenting TinyPortal. If it's not clear we'd appreciate your feedback on how those docs could be improved.

@rjen

And I am pretty sure that you are actually invited to read the docs site when you installed the TP package... but who reads those text anyway...  ;)
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