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Lack of Interest Click near thread title to rename thread on thread list

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Gladius, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Gladius

    Gladius Well-Known Member

    Can we get the option to rename threads by clicking near thread title on thread list like in vB? This makes it infinitely more convenient to rename threads or fix typos in them than having to delve deeper into the threads for the same thing.
    sdev likes this.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Double clicking is bad UI.

    It's not discoverable.
    Robust likes this.
  3. Gladius

    Gladius Well-Known Member

    Actually I think it's single-click in vB. There could be a button for it near every thread title too really, though it's redundant if it's a higher-level function only available to mods and admins (I believe) who are expected to have more knowledge of board functions that regular users. Though as long as permissions allow changing of thread titles the regular users should be able to change their own that way too I guess.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    What's wrong with the Edit link?


    That takes a single click to bring up the inline edit pane.
  5. Gladius

    Gladius Well-Known Member

    Doh, I can't believe I missed that. I guess I'm just not used to looking at the far right part of the list because there's nothing there in vB. Selective blindness... this way is ok I guess, though it's a bit more gimmicky with the waiting for the inline pane to drop down, then searching for the save button again, clicking, waiting again to save... it doesn't take long, sure, though compared to vB's instant edit with almost no interface it takes much longer.

    I'd at least expand the title field in the menu to wrap to the length of the title as there's really no reason for it to make you scroll inside that small space to e.g. find the last few words of the title to change, which adds to wasted time even further.
  6. sdev

    sdev Member

    Bump on this one. Edit function today is ok, but double clicking is faster which is important. Lots of titles to change...

    Find alot of threads around this so people definitely has found the function, so I would say it's "discoverable". And good UI as it's fast once you found it.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Double clicking is faster than single clicking?

    Doing an action twice is quicker than doing it once?

    Having to discover it means it's not good UI.
    I certainly wouldn't go around a site double clicking things just to see if anything happened.
    Martok likes this.
  8. sdev

    sdev Member

    You have to click edit, move mouse click on text field and then press enter, right? Maybe we should hold a competition :) I think I will win, double click, edit and enter... next :) XF will lose on the move mouse delay.

    I think forum moderators are quite technical people in general. As I said, with this many threads asking about this function many seems to use it.
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Well that's really quite tricky, isn't it? I mean, you save a whole lot of energy by using an extra click rather than a mouse move, plus literally milliseconds of time saved too.

    Having an obvious Edit link to edit titles is hardly technical, certainly less so than an unobvious double click which is just poor UI.

    What many threads? I see just this one thread requesting it and only two people have commented. No-one else has liked the suggestion in the first post. Therefore I'd suggest that there really isn't the demand for it.

    What this is more about is a small number of admins coming from some forum software that uses the unobvious double click edit and wanting things to be the same on XenForo. Well, it's not the same and for good reason. Hopefully XenForo will stick to their guns and not implement this bad UI request.
  10. sdev

    sdev Member

  11. Gladius

    Gladius Well-Known Member

    Thank heavens XF has such champions as Martok, defending the poor little thing from the hordes of unwashed vB barbarians ready to tear down its clothes and do unspeakable things to its pretty interface! :giggle:

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