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DaFace
04-16-2008, 09:07 PM
I'm in the process of attempting to implement a new feature for ChiefsPlanet: thread prefixes. You'll notice that you can no longer choose post icons in the Lounge. However, you'll find a "prefix" field before the title for a new thread in which you can pick a "category" for your thread. This will then show up in the Lounge as an icon (or as text for you At Work types).

That part isn't all that exciting, but you'll also notice a new pulldown menu at the bottom of the thread listing in the Lounge that will allow you to pick one of the prefixes. When you do, the only threads you'll see are those in the category you picked. This should be pretty useful for people who are particularly interested in things like the Royals, hockey, or food.

Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

(For the record, I hate stickies, but I figured this was a big enough change that people would want to know about it.)

noa
04-16-2008, 09:09 PM
That's awesome. Good idea.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:10 PM
I think something that you did caused the thread and thread starter partion to get jacked up.

DaFace
04-16-2008, 09:11 PM
I think something that you did caused the thread and thread starter partion to get jacked up.

Part of the switchover. It should be fixed now.

Coach
04-16-2008, 09:12 PM
Part of the switchover. It should be fixed now.

Understandable. Just thought I would point it out, but since you mentioned that it's part of the switchover, makes sense to me.

It's fixed now. :)

Chief Wiggum
04-16-2008, 09:12 PM
I love the new CP. You never know what the place is going to look like when you log on. If it ever gets to the point where the thread has a Hello Kitty skin though, I might stop coming back...

DaFace
04-16-2008, 09:16 PM
Understandable. Just thought I would point it out, but since you mentioned that it's part of the switchover, makes sense to me.

It's fixed now. :)

No problem. I'm glad you pointed it out - it made me recheck everything a bit and I found that the "Full Featured Sub" style was still screwy. It should be fixed now too, though.

Chief Wiggum
04-16-2008, 10:05 PM
No problem. I'm glad you pointed it out - it made me recheck everything a bit and I found that the "Full Featured Sub" style was still screwy. It should be fixed now too, though.

FYI, I think the partitions are messed up because of this under subscriptions in the user cp. Not a big deal but thought you'd want to know.

DaFace
04-16-2008, 10:07 PM
I'm gonna run through and add prefixes to a bunch of threads so that people can get the idea about how they work. For those of you whose posts get edited, don't hate me.

Guru
04-16-2008, 10:09 PM
What the hell is going on here?

DaFace
04-16-2008, 10:27 PM
For the "At Work" users:

Would you rather have the text versions, the icon versions, or nothing displayed for the prefixes?

Chief Wiggum
04-16-2008, 10:39 PM
For the "At Work" users:

Would you rather have the text versions, the icon versions, or nothing displayed for the prefixes?

I would think the icon versions are fine (at least for my work). It makes it obvious you aren't on a "work" site, but not like there's anything inappropriate being shown.

DaFace
04-16-2008, 10:40 PM
I would think the icon versions are fine (at least for my work). It makes it obvious you aren't on a "work" site, but not like there's anything inappropriate being shown.

Thanks for the input. I think it looks like crap to have the text versions on there, but I don't want to make it look all crazy if people don't want it to.

Chief Wiggum
04-16-2008, 10:42 PM
Yeah, I agree. We have enough text tot read as it is; I think it would just clutter things up.

Logical
04-16-2008, 10:50 PM
I'm in the process of attempting to implement a new feature for ChiefsPlanet: thread prefixes. You'll notice that you can no longer choose post icons in the Lounge. However, you'll find a "prefix" field before the title for a new thread in which you can pick a "category" for your thread. This will then show up in the Lounge as an icon (or as text for you At Work types).

That part isn't all that exciting, but you'll also notice a new pulldown menu at the bottom of the thread listing in the Lounge that will allow you to pick one of the prefixes. When you do, the only threads you'll see are those in the category you picked. This should be pretty useful for people who are particularly interested in things like the Royals, hockey, or food.

Give it a try, and let me know what you think!

(For the record, I hate stickies, but I figured this was a big enough change that people would want to know about it.)Can you pick multiple prefixes or is it all or only one?

I am excited by eliminating Royals threads.:thuumb:

Logical
04-16-2008, 10:52 PM
For the "At Work" users:

Would you rather have the text versions, the icon versions, or nothing displayed for the prefixes?Text

DaFace
04-16-2008, 10:59 PM
Can you pick multiple prefixes or is it all or only one?

I am excited by eliminating Royals threads.:thuumb:

I'm hoping that will be possible in the future, but for now, it's unfortunately only a filter.

stlchiefs
04-16-2008, 11:00 PM
As you know from the other thread I really like this change DaFace and think it's a great idea (mainly because I was thinking of the same thing :) ). In looking at the prefix options I have 1 question: any plans to put college icons, at least for the primaries around here: KU, MU, KSU?

Either way I think this is a great idea.

DaFace
04-16-2008, 11:02 PM
Text

If that's the consensus, I wonder if moving the tags to the right of the title would be easier to read. I'll have to think about it.

stlchiefs
04-16-2008, 11:52 PM
If that's the consensus, I wonder if moving the tags to the right of the title would be easier to read. I'll have to think about it.

Is there any way to just completely turn them off in At Work Mode? I'm not saying this is the best idea, but just a thought.

Skip Towne
04-17-2008, 07:27 AM
Can you pick multiple prefixes or is it all or only one?

I am excited by eliminating Royals threads.:thuumb:

I use "ignore his thread" to eliminate Royals threads and stickies.

Lzen
04-17-2008, 07:33 AM
I think icons would be fine for at work mode.

ChiefsFan4Life
04-17-2008, 08:19 AM
For the "At Work" users:

Would you rather have the text versions, the icon versions, or nothing displayed for the prefixes?

Icons are fine, even for at work

DaFace
04-17-2008, 08:46 AM
As you know from the other thread I really like this change DaFace and think it's a great idea (mainly because I was thinking of the same thing :) ). In looking at the prefix options I have 1 question: any plans to put college icons, at least for the primaries around here: KU, MU, KSU?

Either way I think this is a great idea.

It's certainly a possibility, but I wonder where to draw the line. We've got a fair number of fans from around the Big 12, so I wouldn't want to assume that those are the only three we need. Maybe I'll put it to a poll for which colleges people support and see.

But not today.

DaFace
04-17-2008, 08:47 AM
Is there any way to just completely turn them off in At Work Mode? I'm not saying this is the best idea, but just a thought.

Yes, but it would be systematic. There's no way for an individual user to turn them on and off (aside from maybe adblocking each one individually).

DaFace
04-17-2008, 08:50 AM
By the way, if you guys have any suggestions for categories I missed, please let me know. A few I've considered are:

-Big 12 teams (some or all)
-Kansas City (general issues about the area)
-Birthdays
-Self-improvement

There's also a strong possibility that we may REQUIRE people pick a category in the future so that we can more effectively manage them.

morphius
04-17-2008, 09:24 AM
By the way, if you guys have any suggestions for categories I missed, please let me know. A few I've considered are:

-Big 12 teams (some or all)
-Kansas City (general issues about the area)
-Birthdays
-Self-improvement

There's also a strong possibility that we may REQUIRE people pick a category in the future so that we can more effectively manage them.
The last two are ones I had planned to add, so umm, make it so.

Ultra Peanut
04-17-2008, 10:39 AM
No offense, but a lot of these icons look very 1998.

And this:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/icons/laughter.gif

This is the worst icon. Replace it with this:

DaFace
04-17-2008, 10:50 AM
No offense, but a lot of these icons look very 1998.

And this:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/icons/laughter.gif

This is the worst icon. Replace it with this:

So you don't like 1998, but you like 1984?

Ultra Peanut
04-17-2008, 10:53 AM
So you don't like 1998, but you like 1984?Yes, because one looks like clipart and the other looks like funny.

Skip Towne
04-17-2008, 10:54 AM
So you don't like 1998, but you like 1984?

A squirrel ate his brains.

morphius
04-17-2008, 10:54 AM
No offense, but a lot of these icons look very 1998.

And this:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/images/icons/laughter.gif

This is the worst icon. Replace it with this:
The smile looked better until I shrank it, but the dog is terrible.

DaFace
04-17-2008, 11:45 AM
Brain dump of potential categories:

Draft
Tickets
Casino
Handyman-->Home and Garden
Electronics

morphius
04-17-2008, 12:03 PM
Not sure if I saw it or not, but one for get together's would be nice as well , Fantasy Sports is a possibility.

irishjayhawk
04-17-2008, 06:18 PM
What if we did some Big 12 teams (and others) and a logo denoting which sport so that it serves double purposes.

For example, which would you pick for the topic: Arthur and Rush to announce draft status.

Would you pick the Jayhawk or the basketball?

DenverChief
04-17-2008, 06:28 PM
so are the sub forums going away then? or are the mods going to move them to the proper forum based upon the prefix?

morphius
04-17-2008, 06:43 PM
so are the sub forums going away then? or are the mods going to move them to the proper forum based upon the prefix?
We may do something about eliminating sub forums in the future, at least some of them.

StcChief
04-17-2008, 06:48 PM
At work. text or Icon

smittysbar
04-17-2008, 07:41 PM
Just probably don't want to go overboard with it. I would think that a Big 12, Chiefs, NFT, and Royals would be good IMO. Because you will most likely be filtering to find the news on your teams through all the other BS on the board.

I would think that it would have to be mandatory to put it in a category when posting a thread to make it work.

DaFace
04-17-2008, 09:22 PM
What if we did some Big 12 teams (and others) and a logo denoting which sport so that it serves double purposes.

For example, which would you pick for the topic: Arthur and Rush to announce draft status.

Would you pick the Jayhawk or the basketball?

There will always be gray areas, but we don't want to end up with 150 different categories either. We may add a Jayhawk at some point, but I doubt we'll ever have a "Jayhawk basketball" as opposed to a "Jayhawk football."

My general logic is that the most specific category that fits is the right one.

DaFace
04-17-2008, 09:23 PM
Just probably don't want to go overboard with it. I would think that a Big 12, Chiefs, NFT, and Royals would be good IMO. Because you will most likely be filtering to find the news on your teams through all the other BS on the board.

I would think that it would have to be mandatory to put it in a category when posting a thread to make it work.

Yeah, we'll probably end up adding at least a couple Big 12 teams soon, and the mandatory option is under consideration.

stlchiefs
04-17-2008, 11:04 PM
Yeah, we'll probably end up adding at least a couple Big 12 teams soon, and the mandatory option is under consideration.

I've stated before I'm for the mandatory. Based on different seasons there's not a big reason to differentiate college teams by sport, but I do think KU, MU and KSU icons are a good idea. Those are the only ones you really ever see much about here. Anyone who supports another college team would need to show cause for their desired icon.

Delano
04-18-2008, 08:22 AM
Cool idea, but it's looking a little cluttered.

morphius
04-18-2008, 08:30 AM
I'm working on making them clickable, but it has an ugly border that doesn't want to go away.

I'll be playing with it for a bit.

morphius
04-18-2008, 08:59 AM
I'm working on making them clickable, but it has an ugly border that doesn't want to go away.

I'll be playing with it for a bit.
Daface found the right place to edit the img border, whew.

Thanks man!

DaFace
04-18-2008, 09:10 AM
more brain dump:

ChiefsPlanet (for the general topics about the board)

Calcountry
04-18-2008, 04:55 PM
You forgot to put one in there for soccer. Them dudes could fight over the one thread in their filter.

DaFace
04-18-2008, 05:00 PM
You forgot to put one in there for soccer. Them dudes could fight over the one thread in their filter.

It's in there. :shrug:

I do wonder if it's worth it, though. I mean, if we're gonna have Soccer, why don't we have wrestling, boxing, MMA, or whatever.

Maybe an "ESPN" that is a catch-all "other sports" category would be best. :hmmm:

Buck
04-05-2009, 02:00 AM
There should be an AFC West Thread Prefix for all news Raiders, Broncos, Chargers

luv
04-05-2009, 02:01 AM
There should be an AFC West Thread Prefix for all news Raiders, Broncos, Chargers

Why? The Chiefs are the only ones we care about.

Buck
04-05-2009, 02:03 AM
Why? The Chiefs are the only ones we care about.

Yeah, well sometimes I want to read about other division rivals.

I don't care about the fuckin Vikings

acesn8s
04-05-2009, 02:03 AM
Why? The Chiefs are the only ones we care about.We do like our poop threads

luv
04-05-2009, 02:04 AM
Yeah, well sometimes I want to read about other division rivals.

I don't care about the ****in Vikings

There's a Vikings thread prefix?

Buck
04-05-2009, 02:04 AM
There's a Vikings thread prefix?

:spock:

I don't want to click on NFL News and read shit about the Titans.

luv
04-05-2009, 02:05 AM
:spock:

Hey, man. You confuckled me first. And I'm not even drinking.