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A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« on: March 12, 2013, 07:10:09 AM »
Ok what it is i used to be with mybb and they have this amazing mod what can seperate your categories into tabs like this


I sure believe this would be an highly popular mod if there was one like this for smf and im sure people would even pay for it if it wasnt free even i would pay for something like this but if it was a free smf mod then even better :)
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013, 08:44:21 AM »
That's more a theme than a mod IMHO.

Unless the bar is populated with a sub selection of categories/boards like a sort of menu...


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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013, 10:03:46 AM »
It's usually the first thing an immature admin does - creates waaaaaaaaaaaaay too many categories/boards.
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013, 11:07:58 AM »
While I agree with you, Arantor, I can actually see a category/board/childboard menubar being a useful thing...
It's actually something I was thinking about for one of the sites I am managing....

I'm playing around with creating a new function to make the category menubar, which could then just be added in to another template, like many of the other menu-bars....
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013, 11:09:00 AM »
On a multi-million post forum, I guess there might be benefits to it, but it's still very much a niche thing... having a sane category layout would help. Unlike this site, which does not.
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013, 11:11:23 AM »
rotfl...   very true (on all counts)

(and yes, the forum I am building it for is a multi-million post forum with very logical category and board divisions... but it does tend to add up)
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 11:11:36 AM »
I will tell you from my experiences with the tabs feature (back in my MyBB days), I was always forgetful of them and never noticed the extra tabbed boards. To me, its like hiding them and I feel that could do more bad than good for the community. But that is just my opinion.

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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 11:12:17 AM »
What Shawn says is the side-consequence of doing it, and it's also true ;)
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 11:14:29 AM »
yup...

I'll note, the modification that I am building does NOT separate the categories into tabs like that...  it just makes a category->board->child board menu bar for ease of access without scrolling down through the entire boardlist. :)

basically a compressed, horizontal boardindex
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 11:16:58 AM »
That could work.

The way MyBB does it just makes it appear as links. They almost look like advertisements at first to the naked eye if you don't know what you are looking at.

I'd like to see yours when it is done, Kindred :)

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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 09:51:37 PM »
My first thought is, if you want a horse, dont buy a sheep..

that said, this wouldnt be hard to implement into a theme, but like others have said, its much more theme territory than smf territory.

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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 12:41:37 AM »
Yeah, I don't think this would be very good for the SMF Core for the reasons that people here have mentioned. And I think it's more suitable for a theme than a modification, but that being said, it could also do as a modification. I know someone was working on this a couple months ago.

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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2013, 02:02:21 PM »
Its theme-like but I am sure it would take a modification to get it to work since it completely changes the forum structure, right?

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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2013, 02:17:46 PM »
Not really, a mod author cannot know the theme some user is using (well, yes it is possible) and providing support to every single theme that exists on the themesite would be a nightmare so it is better served as a theme as all changes would be on template files anyway.
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 02:20:14 PM »
I see, where that clears up that question for me :)

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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2013, 09:40:41 PM »
I just think it cleans up the forum more than anything so you could have like gaming,coding,webmasters,sales section etc because some people like alot of boards i do think it would help the tabs there have been styled the mod in original looks like this and with smf i couldn't even think were to start by doing all this manually i know some coding but that is beyond my skill lol
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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2013, 01:35:17 PM »
Could one of the portals be used for this? Each tab would be a jump to a category on the forum (or some other division), so that within the forum you only see the boards for that category. Can something like this be done, rather than a core feature or a theme modification?

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Re: A mod like mybb's MyTabs
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2013, 05:17:42 PM »
there is a mod to display a single category of boards on a screen...  (like the boardindex, but for a single category)
Applying that to a portal or even just a coded theme with that mod built in would do just fine.
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