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DaFace
04-13-2008, 04:33 PM
Apparently there's a feature in vBulletin that allows us to set prefixes to use for threads. I don't particularly like the look of having them, but you can filter the forum by the prefix you're looking for, so you could easily find the Chiefs news if you were looking for that, as an example.

I dunno. It's interesting. What do you think?

Thig Lyfe
04-13-2008, 04:35 PM
Seems cool.

DaFace
04-13-2008, 04:36 PM
At the bottom of the lounge, there's a pull down you can use to apply the filter.

I wish that there was a way to "subscribe" to only the topics you were interested in, so that people who didn't want to see poop threads could just have that unchecked somewhere, and it would be like they didn't even exist.

kstater
04-13-2008, 04:38 PM
At the bottom of the lounge, there's a pull down you can use to apply the filter.

I wish that there was a way to "subscribe" to only the topics you were interested in, so that people who didn't want to see poop threads could just have that unchecked somewhere, and it would be like they didn't even exist.
That's what I was thinking for some topics, but wouldn't that require the thread starter to choose that topic? Or could the admin require that before the thread could be posted.

Bill Parcells
04-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Hey DaFace, are you an employee now?

Thig Lyfe
04-13-2008, 04:39 PM
Add a Poop prefix!!!

DaFace
04-13-2008, 04:42 PM
That's what I was thinking for some topics, but wouldn't that require the thread starter to choose that topic? Or could the admin require that before the thread could be posted.

I'm sure there'd be a way to require it, but it would probably take some digging. By default, the thread starter would have to select a category for it to work.

Hey DaFace, are you an employee now?

Allegedly. However, that implies that I'm getting paid or something.

Add a Poop prefix!!!

Done.

Rain Man
04-13-2008, 05:03 PM
Hey DaFace, are you an employee now?

He's my Vichy.

DaFace
04-13-2008, 05:08 PM
Well, I'll have to think about this one. It seems useful, but I'd like it much more if people could pick and choose what they'd like to see. As it is, it's nice if you're just trying to dig up all the Chiefs threads for the day, but not very useful if you just don't want to see all the KU threads (for example), which is my main goal.

kstater
04-13-2008, 05:09 PM
Well, I'll have to think about this one. It seems useful, but I'd like it much more if people could pick and choose what they'd like to see. As it is, it's nice if you're just trying to dig up all the Chiefs threads for the day, but not very useful if you just don't want to see all the KU threads (for example), which is my main goal.

No way to hack it and modify it?

smittysbar
04-13-2008, 05:17 PM
I like it. Sometimes it's hard to find Chiefs news through all the other shit.

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2008, 05:19 PM
He's my Vichy.Huh?

BigMeatballDave
04-13-2008, 05:26 PM
I'm OK with it.

stlchiefs
04-13-2008, 05:33 PM
Is there a way to tie it into the current thread icons we have and then require an icon be chosen before a thread is started? It is a cool feature though and does offer a mini search option if you know there was a chiefs, royals, etc. thread over the past couple days but you can't seem to locate it.

ClevelandBronco
04-13-2008, 05:40 PM
...so that people who didn't want to see poop threads...

Those folks are probably long gone.

Ari Chi3fs
04-13-2008, 05:41 PM
It makes a lot of sense in a multi area forum.

I would have

Royals
MU
National Champion Kansas Jayhawks
KSU
NFL Draft
etc.

ClevelandBronco
04-13-2008, 05:43 PM
Huh?

Check out WWII history.

milkman
04-13-2008, 05:45 PM
Thiis place already seems to have more bells and whistles than it can handle.

Thig Lyfe
04-13-2008, 06:07 PM
If a way to filter some prefixes and keep others is unearthed, wouldn't that render D.C. obsolete? People who don't want to see those threads could just filter "Politics" and "Religion" prefixes.

Phobia
04-13-2008, 06:09 PM
How could people not want to see poop threads?

Bearcat
04-13-2008, 06:25 PM
It makes a lot of sense in a multi area forum.

I would have

Royals
MU
National Champion Kansas Jayhawks
KSU
NFL Draft
etc.

I don't know if there's enough threads created to have it seperated by team. The only recent MU thread I can think of is the baseball thread, and I don't remember the last time I saw a KSU thread. I wouldn't mind seeing all College threads, for example.

I like the idea of being able to exclude, so it would be cool if we could find a hack for that... I'm no web guru, but I think the best thing would be to have classes, so the prefixes KU, MU, KSU would go into College; and you can either view by College or exclude KU, MU, KSU, or College.

NFL
MLB
Exclude MLB
College
Exclude College
Exclude MU
Exclude KSU
Fark
Exclude Fark
Exclude Poop
Exclude NSFW


Just how my nerdy programming mind works.... but I'm not the one not getting paid to work on it, so good luck with that. :evil:

DaFace
04-13-2008, 06:28 PM
If a way to filter some prefixes and keep others is unearthed, wouldn't that render D.C. obsolete? People who don't want to see those threads could just filter "Politics" and "Religion" prefixes.

I actually had thought of that, and it would be pretty cool to be able to go to a single-forum format with multiple categories that people could pick and choose to fit their own interests.

Unfortunately, that still seems a ways off. We'll see.

DaFace
04-13-2008, 06:32 PM
Is there a way to tie it into the current thread icons we have and then require an icon be chosen before a thread is started? It is a cool feature though and does offer a mini search option if you know there was a chiefs, royals, etc. thread over the past couple days but you can't seem to locate it.

That's kinda sorta what I have in mind. Basically, we'd eliminate the ability to choose an icon, and would instead have the prefix option in there. In the main forum, we'd just move the "prefix" icon into the place where the current thread icon lives. I don't want to make any major changes yet, though, until I figure out if it's a useful enough feature to keep around.

DaFace
04-13-2008, 06:56 PM
OK, I've got a pretty good idea of how this works. It's not really what I was looking for at this point, but I may turn it back on in the future. Thanks for the comments, all.

stlchiefs
04-13-2008, 07:15 PM
I don't want to make any major changes yet

Forget about it. Your a mod, it's part of your job description to abuse your new found powers.

DaFace
04-13-2008, 07:26 PM
Forget about it. Your a mod, it's part of your job description to abuse your new found powers.

Oh, I'm all for abusing powers. But not when making changes would take up to an hour to make and more than that to put back.

I can figure things out around here, but I'm by no means a web guru.