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  1. ibrian

    Thank you for the spam management

    I recently realized just how little spam affects my forums now, so I just wanted to say thank you to the Xenforo developers for managing to take control of and minimize a problem that had long been the bane of us admins. :)
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    Give prior notice to members before paid upgrade payment

    It's great that Xenforo provides a paid membership upgrade option. However, would it be possible to add an option for an automated email be sent to such users a week before any renewals? Just that would make for happier members. :)
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    Duplicate IE11 problems with bbcode and smilies

    Just a heads up that some of my forum members are complaining about problems with using IE11 since we upgraded to XF 2.1.2, specifically relating to the use of bbcode:
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    Focus on loading times

    Not knocking what's been achieved with XF in the years I've been with this platform, but loading speed is now increasingly a concern and I'd like to suggest that becomes a focus for the dev team to focus on soon. I mean, even the XF community forums don't rate too hot according to Google...
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    XF 2.1 A way to limit Push Notifications message?

    Some of my members are complaining that when they opt out of receiving Push Notifications, they can't get rid of the pop-up bar at the bottom of the screen asking if they'd like to receive Push Notifications. I think the Push Notifications are a great idea and they are working great for me -...
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    There are no threads in this forum.

    Something that's long bugged me since the vbulletin days, is that if you set up a forum with disallowed posting, there's always an empty table at the bottom titled something like "There are no threads in this forum." with text underneath saying something like "YOU HAVE INSUFFICIENT PRIVILEGES TO...
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    XF 2.0 Subscribe through Paypal without Paypal account?

    I've set up member subscriptions using a Paypal payment profile, but members are saying they are being made to setup a Paypal account to make their payments and this isn't going down well. Is it possible for member upgrades to go through Paypal simply as a payment processor, without having to...
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    XF2: add page numbers at top of forum in mobile version. :)

    Someone's just pointed out that for the default Xenforo theme, page numbers for a thread spanning multiple pages appears at both the top and bottom of the page for the desktop version - but on a mobile device the page numbers only show at the bottom. This is forcing users to scroll down to the...
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    XF 2.0 No alerts for Watched Forums?

    IS it possible to get alerts for Watched forums? Just that we don't seem to be getting any - no idea whether this is not a feature of XF2, or whether there's something else I need to change in the admin settings. Any advice much appreciated. :)
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    XF 2.0 Query for designating threads in forum ID with tag ID?

    Is there a query I can use in phpmyadmin to add a specific tag ID to all threads within a specific forum ID, please? For example, in my HP Lovecraft subforum (node ID 100) I'd like to add the tag "HP Lovecraft" (tag ID 200) to every thread already posted there. I could do it manually, but I...
  11. ibrian

    XF 2.0 Conditional statement for styles?

    I'm trying to set up a widget to only appear in a particular style, and have followed the instructions in this thread: 1. Set up widget with advanced selected but no positions, which calls up a 2nd widget 2. 2nd widget has...
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    XF 2.0 How to change settings for unread thread links?

    I'm struggling to find a setting or CSS value that causes unread thread title links to be bolded. Could someone please advise where I look to edit this value to change the decoration, please?
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    XF 2.0 Alerts for watched forums?

    Is it possible to get alert notifications for watched forums? Meanwhile only in the balloon at the top right of site, rather than an email alert. I had thought this was possible, but I'm struggling to find settings to allow me to get them.
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    XF 2.0 See replies while you were writing your post?

    In XF1.5, if you were writing a post, but other people had already replied to the thread while doing so, a link would come up to see those new posts in that thread before posting. I don't see that in XF2, but is that a user error on my part, or was that feature dropped?
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    XF 2.0 Problem with no show attachments after XF1.5 to XF2.05 upgrade

    Got a strange problem with attachments on our forum after the upgrade from XF1.5 to XF2.05 - a lot work, but a lot are not displaying. Yet if I go into the Attachments manager in the admincp, I can find thumbnails of them, suggesting that the physical files are at least present. For example...
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    Lack of interest Make poll link more obvious in XF2

    Just a suggestion that the currently "Post poll" link perhaps be bolded and aligned to the right to stand beside the collapsible arrow. I've just upgraded and one of my members complained that it's not very obvious how to post a poll, and I have to admit the current styling looks a little...
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    XF 2.0 Style tag cloud as widget in sidebar?

    I'd like to set up my community tag cloud as a widget in the sidebar on the homepage - but it would be even more ideal if I could style it so that there was one tag per line. However, I've not been able to get anything to work. While there are a couple of tag cloud widgets for the sidebar, they...
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    XF 1.5 How to set style by user group?

    I'd like to have a style which contains ads for guests, but a style without ads for registered members. I've been having a look around the settings, and I've searched here, but I'm struggling to find an answer. Could someone please advise? :)
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    Changing categories to tags?

    I'd like to make more use of XF tags, by taking some of the smaller subboards and giving all threads in that board a specific tag - then move them into a larger board and delete the smaller, empty category. For example, on my forums there are a number of subboards for individual authors - but I...
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    XF 2.0 Static left hand column?

    I'd like to see a style with a similar layout to YouTube (ie,, specifically, the static left-hand navigation, and the ability to put whatever navigation links I want in there, with the main forum content in the main section as normal...