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Few questions about 2.0b3
« on: May 06, 2008, 05:45:24 AM »
Hi,

I have a few questions:

1) I have disabled access to guests for certain boards. What I would like to achieve is to allow them to view those boards, that is to see that they are there, just not access them until they register. When I uncheck guests in board permissions they don't even see that the board exists. Is there any way to achieve this?

Optionally, it would be nice if they could also enter the board and see the topics (their titles), but not open them.

2) Why, oh why, are you developers still keeping that ugly and useless quick reply box? Why don't you add an enhanced quick reply box by default? The plugin doesn't work for 2.0, I've tried modifying it myself, but without success.

Can somebody modify it? The error only seems to be in one small part of the display template, but I just can't figure it out. Tried contacting the author, no luck.

3) How can I get the RSS feed of the latest X posts of the entire forum, regardless of being logged in or not?

4) How to add a new button on the main menu with a static link?

5) Why aren't membergroups under usernames in posts colorized by default? And on board modifications, why can't you select Moderators to be able to view certain boards?

I have a board which I would like to allow all moderators to access it (not only admins and supermoderators), and I had to solve this by creating a new Membergroup called Moderator, with permissions inherited from Regular Members, and manually add all my new mods to this membergroup.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 05:47:13 AM by X3mE »
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Re: Few questions about 2.0b3
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2008, 06:16:01 PM »
Anyone?
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Re: Few questions about 2.0b3
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2008, 06:19:18 PM »
1. No. You'll need a mod like in 1.1.x
View Boards only

2. Quick reply is meant to be quick.  Add smilies and buttons would make it a normal reply. and slow down the page.
Especially considering 2.x has wywiwyg window, and that would make it sluggish.
You'll need a mod again for that. (It will need updating for 2.x as the posting window/functions have changed due to thw wysiwyg.

3. SMF has several rss feeds
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss2
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml;type=atom

4. The menu buttons have moved into the Sources/Subs.php
And using an array.
If you find one the array you should easily be able to modify it to point to any url or variable.
Eg
FIND
         'home' => array(
            'title' => $txt['home'],
            'href' => $scripturl,
            'show' => true,
            'sub_buttons' => array(
            ),
         ),


5. Not everyone likes that.  By default the coloring only applies to the whosonline list. You'll need a mod to make it apply to everywhere else.

5b. SMF does permissions by membergroups, not individual users. 'Moderators' [of single forums] are special.
You'll need to create a membergroup for them. Apply it to them, and then give them permission to be able to access it.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2008, 06:23:53 PM by karlbenson »

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Re: Few questions about 2.0b3
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2008, 07:12:42 PM »
Thank you for your reply!

1. No. You'll need a mod like in 1.1.x
View Boards only

Can't wait to see it then...

2. Quick reply is meant to be quick.  Add smilies and buttons would make it a normal reply. and slow down the page.
Especially considering 2.x has wywiwyg window, and that would make it sluggish.
You'll need a mod again for that. (It will need updating for 2.x as the posting window/functions have changed due to thw wysiwyg.

Hm... Every forum I'm a member of uses an enhanced version :). Well, at least leave it as a choice (standard vs enhanced)?

In the mean time, can't wait for the plugin to arrive...

3. SMF has several rss feeds
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss2
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?action=.xml;type=atom

This is what I've been using:
http://www.mysite.com/index.php?action=.xml;type=rss;limit=6

Never gives me 6 latest entries, I think it only shows my unread entries while my session is active, but I'm not quite sure (I am sure that it is never 6 though).

4. The menu buttons have moved into the Sources/Subs.php
And using an array.
If you find one the array you should easily be able to modify it to point to any url or variable.
Eg
FIND
         'home' => array(
            'title' => $txt['home'],
            'href' => $scripturl,
            'show' => true,
            'sub_buttons' => array(
            ),
         ),


Thanks again, managed to add my button. Just one small thing - is there a way to set "target=_blank"?

5. Not everyone likes that.  By default the coloring only applies to the whosonline list. You'll need a mod to make it apply to everywhere else.

Again, a choice would be nice :). So, waiting for a plugin for this one, too...

5b. SMF does permissions by membergroups, not individual users. 'Moderators' [of single forums] are special.
You'll need to create a membergroup for them. Apply it to them, and then give them permission to be able to access it.

Well, that's exactly what I've been doing, I thought there was a more sophisticated way of doing that, but never mind...
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Re: Few questions about 2.0b3
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008, 02:01:08 PM »
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