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  1. AndrewSimm

    Duplicate Expand Ignore to include threads, forums, and XFRM categories

    Xenforo should add the ability for users to ignore threads, forums, prefixes, and XFRM categories. When ignoring it should extend into all widgets, search, etc. The benefit to this is it allows users to better control what they see. In my experience certain running a big board, sometimes larger...
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    Question on ES

    I have 1.7m rows in xf_search_index and it has been causing me issues (it crashed). My forum has 125k posts and almost 4.7m posts. My question is if I get ES can I truncate xf_search_index? Also, is there anything else I can get rid of?
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    How to measure success?

    I run a forum with 125k threads 4.6m posts. I have not noticed any issues with the search. How do I know when Enhanced Search is needed and how can I measure it?
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    Who is Trophies?

    I have been at this for 10 years and have yet to enable Trophies on my site. Who has these enabled and have had luck? If so, what trophies does your site offer?
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    Duplicate Indicate when add-on needs updating

    Xenforo should create integration between the forum software and that checks for updates to add-ons. Specifically, when the user loads the list of installed add-ons there would be some type of visualization for each add-on indicating whether the add-on is up-to-date or if the add-on...
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    XF 2.2 Strange problem with permissions

    I have an addon that for some reason seems to only restrict access to Admins or Moderators despite setting permission for all user groups. Here is a var_dump from guests that shows permissions to be true. Here is my class extension Here is my extended user entity <?php namespace...
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    XF 2.2 Conditional for forum view

    What conditional statement can I use in the navigation menu to only list a forum if the user has access to view? I am adding my forum list under a drop-down on the submenu.
  8. AndrewSimm

    XF 2.2 Beta test styles

    I am working on a major change to styling on my site and would like to be able to select users for testing. I currently have the style switched off and I am able to test as admin. What is the best way to allow some regular users to test the style without exposing to all users?
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    XF 2.1 Getting post number within page

    I have a small ads placement add-on that I created for my site and I am looking to insert ads after post 1, 8, and 15 on each page of a thread. I am currently using isFirstPost to insert after the first post but that does not carry page to page. Is it possible to manage this within the...
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    XF 2.1 Does xf_warning ever get pruned?

    I am doing some analysis on the types of warnings each of our mods have handed out and wanted to know if this table ever gets pruned or if it contains the full history of warnings?
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    XF 2.1 Is scrolling in overlays bad UX?

    When creating forms is it bad UX to create overlays that require scrolling to view all the fields?
  12. AndrewSimm

    [Andrew] Negative Reactors

    AndrewSimm submitted a new resource: [Andrew] Negative Reactors - Display a list of the top negative reactors to your content Read more about this resource...
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    [Andrew] Positive Reactors

    AndrewSimm submitted a new resource: [Andrew] Positive Reactors - Display a list of the top positive reactors to your content Read more about this resource...
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    XF 2.1 Editing templates vs TMS

    I noticed that many styles directly edit the template as opposed to using TMS. I am working on refreshing my site and currently, all of my edits are done through TMS or extra.less. I was a bit surprised to see actual templates edited. In my experience (vB4) this was not a good idea, since it...
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    XF 2.1 Get avatar when not using finder

    I have a query that I am doing some aggregation through and therefore not using finder. I would also like to retrieve the avatars of the users that are returned. The problem I have is when I loop through the variable in the template I am now in user order and not the order defined in the query...
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    Admins/Moderators and 2FA

    Do you require admins or mods on your site to use 2FA? I think that in this day of age it is probably smart to do so. I am a little worried about the response from my mods, and potential learning curves on using it.
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    XF 2.1 Save again to same entity during _postSave

    I am working on a Quote addon that allows users to post quotes and authors to a page. Once the user submits the quote, author, etc I check if the author currently exists in the author table and add it if it does not. This part works with no issues. Last, once the author exists in the authors...
  18. AndrewSimm

    How are you using tags?

    Since 2011 I have opened two boards that have a combined 10 million posts, but in the same period, they have a combined 0 tags. In fact, I have never allowed users to utilize tags. I never saw the point in tags and have always tried to keep the boards simple. Now, I expect a lot of successful...
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    [Andrew] Soft Deletion Requires Reason

    AndrewSimm submitted a new resource: [Andrew] Soft Deletion Requires Reason - Requires moderators to enter a reason when deleting a post or thread Read more about this resource...
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    [Andrew] Bookmark Users

    AndrewSimm submitted a new resource: [Andrew] Bookmark Users - Bookmark users using the built in Xenforo bookmarking system. Read more about this resource...