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Add-on Auto dismissing stickies

Stuart Wright

Well-known member
#1
Once stickies have been read by a member, there really is little point in them being in the thread list for that person. Stickies can just clutter up a thread list. I mean look at this for heaven's sake!
https://support.tapatalk.com/forums/byo-customer-community-support.78/
12 stickies!

So how about, as an option when creating a sticky, make it so that when a thread has been read, it will disappear (automatically be dismissed) from the thread list. It's an option because some stickies you might not want to auto dismiss.

If the thread gets posted to (or edited?), it becomes unread and therefore visible again. That way updates to the stickies are not missed.

Thanks
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
You can actually do this very easily with EXTRA.css:
Code:
.LoggedIn .discussionListItem.visible.sticky {
display:none;
}

.LoggedIn .discussionListItem.visible.sticky.unread {
display:inline;
}
You may want to flesh it out a bit to add a link so people can choose to show hidden threads if they wish.
Something like:
Code:
<xen:if is="{$visitor.user_id}">
    <xen:if is="{$stickyThreads}">
        Stuff here
    </xen:if>
</xen:if>
The code above won't deal with edits to existing posts however.
A new post would need to be made to the thread to make it visible again.

I may do this myself on my site so if I do, I'll post the full instructions later.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#4
That was just quickly knocked up in a few seconds.
It may need testing and tweaking to suit your needs/style.
 

Temery

Active member
#6
I placed the following in the extra.css template:

.LoggedIn .discussionListItem.visible.sticky {
display:none;
}

.LoggedIn .discussionListItem.visible.sticky.unread {
display:inline;
}

<xen:if is="{$visitor.user_id}">
<xen:if is="{$stickyThreads}">
Stuff here
</xen:if>
</xen:if>


The stuck threads do disappear once read, but I don't understand what goes in place of, "stuff here" in order to allow the user to unhide a read sticky thread.
 

Temery

Active member
#8
I think I'm all set with step one.

I added this to the extra.css template, but it doesn't seem to work.
<xen:if is="!{$visitor.customFields.dismisssticky}">
.LoggedIn .discussionListItem.visible.sticky {
display:none;
}

.LoggedIn .discussionListItem.visible.sticky.unread {
display:inline;
}
</xen:if>

I can go to preferences and select the option to hide stickies, but when it is unselected, they don't reappear.

Am I close?