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Offline themavesite

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Ability to hide content in a topic until user replies
« on: May 11, 2017, 04:27:36 AM »
Users: "You must reply in order to view the hidden content"
Guests: "Content hidden for guests, you must register and reply to this topic to view the hidden content"

This feature has existed for many years in other forum software and it's one of those things I still miss in SMF.
(Along with spoiler tags, but I fixed that with CSS)
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Re: Ability to hide content in a topic until user replies
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2017, 05:41:14 AM »
It's a really bad idea. It generates low quality replies because how can people reply to content if they can't see it?

It means I'm going to type the lowest level effort post possible to see the content because I can't do anything else.

There is a reason SMF doesn't include this feature...
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Re: Ability to hide content in a topic until user replies
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 08:15:52 AM »
https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=4013

As a side note; I totally agree with Arantor. This enhancement to your board is not going to bring any real activity but people with 1 post and "thank you" spams at best. But probably 90% of your visitors going to close the site in between 3 to 5 seconds.
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Re: Ability to hide content in a topic until user replies
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 10:21:34 AM »
Thank for your comments guys. After reading them I've come to the conclusion that you're right.
I will not implement this feature and I understand why SMF doesn't either.
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