[TH] Strands

Unmaintained [TH] Strands 1.0.1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5
What does this add-on do?
This add-on adds a "Strand" link to the bottom of every post so users can reduce noise in larger threads and just see the particular part of a thread discussion that they are interested in.

Strands are created automatically when members quote each others posts. Only the first quote in a post is taken into consideration.

For example, the opening poster is quoted by the second and third post. The fourth post then starts a new sub-discussion and is quoted by the fifth and sixth post. The seventh post quotes the third post and the eighth quotes the sixth post. This would create two strands, consisting of posts 1, 2, 3 and 7, and 4, 5, 6 and 8. Note that if the 4th post had quoted the first post then there would only be one strand.

Once a strand is identified, it could easily be moved by moderators into a new thread using the existing moderation tools.

On installation, strands can be automatically built for posts created prior to installation using quotes by rebuilding the strand cache, by going to:
Admin CP -> Tools -> Rebuild Caches -> Rebuild Strand Caches

If you do not rebuild the cache, then there will be one strand for each previously created post.

If a user is viewing a particular strand and replies using the quick reply box, the reply is automatically added to a strand, even if no post in that strand is quoted.

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Latest updates

  1. Version 1.0.1 released

    Bug fixes: Fixed issue with page navigation on longer threads/strands.

Latest reviews

It's an interesting addon, useful if you want to link to an post without showing the entire thread. would be amazing if it shows links to the strand in the main thread.
This is an add-on I never knew I needed, but I realized its usefulness immediately after giving it a try. If you have large threads with a lot of sub-discussions, strands will prove invaluable. Works great and despite my initial unfamiliarity with the concept, I think it is pretty intuitive once you see it in action.