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Quick New Topic Button
« on: April 10, 2019, 08:42:25 AM »
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Quick New Topic Button

A modification for Simple Machines Forum version 2.1 that adds a button to the main forum menu to start a new topic.

Clicking the button takes the user straight to the post authoring form. The form will include a select menu where the user must choose a board in which to post the new topic.

There are benefits and drawbacks to installing this button. On the one hand, not forcing users to navigate to a board before they can post makes it easier for inexperienced users to get involved in your community. On the other hand, this also increases the likelihood that users will post a new topic before reading the existing topics in a board. So whether this button is helpful or unhelpful will depend on the nature of your community.

The button is not shown to anyone when you first install the mod. It must be toggled on for specific members or membergroups (see below) before it will appear.


Settings

There is one administrator setting, Membergroups that see New Topic button in main menu by default, available in Administration Center ► Features and Options ► Layout. Groups selected in this setting will see the button by default, while unselected groups will not. So if you want to show the button to new members but not to more experienced ones (or vice versa), you can do that here.

Note that the administrator setting merely sets defaults. Individual members can always override these defaults using the Show New Topic button in main menu setting, available in Profile ► Look and Layout.

Also note that the button will never be shown to members who are not allowed to post anywhere in the forum (e.g. banned members).


License

Quick New Topic Button is released under the MIT License. A full copy of this license is included in the package file.


Changelog

Version 1.0:
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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 09:01:06 AM »
good job havent test it, this was on my project, still weird this isnt default/core on smf2.1

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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 09:01:55 AM »
I love the idea but I can see hw this really shouldn’t be core because it can really encourage people to post things in the wrong place without even trying, especially on bigger forums like this one with hundreds of boards.
Don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person. You haven’t had enough to know what it’s like.

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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 01:19:02 PM »
they did not accept as I did before

I already did the same.   i did it before you
https://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=4201

http://www.smf.gen.tr/smf/index.php?topic=2623.0


they did not approve without reason.

no one does not help because of tiny things did not approve

they didn't help me
because they're already removed from the checklist
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 01:30:02 PM by Replikacep »

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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2019, 01:36:15 PM »
Odds are you were advised and that the advice given was too difficult to implement, based on previous history where I’ve given up trying to help you.
Don’t try to tell me that some power can corrupt a person. You haven’t had enough to know what it’s like.

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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 01:44:19 PM »
Odds are you were advised and that the advice given was too difficult to implement, based on previous history where I’ve given up trying to help you.

If you add this type, unfortunately you did not say I would accept.


Anyway, I'm not sharing it anymore, and I'm just doing it for myself.

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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 01:53:15 PM »
I love the idea but I can see hw this really shouldn’t be core because it can really encourage people to post things in the wrong place without even trying, especially on bigger forums like this one with hundreds of boards.

Mhm, fair point.

Though, as you said, like the concept ;).

@Replikacep: That image you attached, that's part of a private conversation between you and the SMF staff and that is not meant for the public. Don't actually know what the team policy is on this, but personally, I'm against this. Private messages are called private for a reason!
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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2019, 02:09:25 PM »

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=564509.0


Anyway, there's nothing to prolong.

I'm going to share what I do now only smf.gen.tr in this direction. Smf.gen.tr 
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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2019, 02:19:54 PM »
Good job and thank you very much for taking the time @Sesquipedalian. I leave the translation to Latin Spanish as usual :P.


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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2019, 03:46:08 PM »
Like it!

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Re: Quick New Topic Button
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2019, 04:31:24 PM »
Good job and thank you very much for taking the time @Sesquipedalian. I leave the translation to Latin Spanish as usual :P.

Thanks! I've added your translation to version 1.1. :)


I can see hw this really shouldn’t be core because it can really encourage people to post things in the wrong place without even trying, especially on bigger forums like this one with hundreds of boards.

Exactly.


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I'm not sure what to tell you, man.


I love the idea
good job havent test it, this was on my project
like the concept
Like it!

Glad to hear it, folks. :)
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