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Collapsible Stickies

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by tonmo, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    This is either stupid or brilliant. I haven't thought about it long enough :) I did give it one search but came up empty.

    My forum has over 11 years of forum content. Some forums have a LOT of stickies. I review and unstick over time, but there's so much good stuff, the sticky lists are getting pretty long.

    Solution? Collapsible stickies! Usergroup controlled so I can offer it as a Supporter perk...

    Stickies are great for new users but annoying for regulars. Making them collapsible ensures that everyone has to at least see the list of stickies once...

    Is this an original thought? Does this excite anyone? :rolleyes:

    Probably an add-on request... but starting here.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2015
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I suspect this is probably possible using a custom user field (global) or fields (multiple).

    It wouldn't be as elegant or as immediate as a toggle on each node, but it would do the job.
     
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  3. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    I solved the same problem (many years of content and stickies) by creating a sticky whose content was an 'index of stickies' linking to all the previous stickies (now unstuck)

    I like the idea of collapsible stickies section, which remembers user setting and expanded is default
     
  4. meetdilip

    meetdilip Active Member

    Seen some moderators doing it. But the whole point of sticky is getting highlighted, isn't it ? I think a moderator for those categories would serve much better than a plugin. But that is just my opinion.
     
  5. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    perhaps I should be making more use of dismissible notices instead... :unsure:
     
  6. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    This has always been an issue i have also been trying to solve for a cpl years now.. And then it hit me.. I can use Widget Framework (WF) to place hyperlinks to all sticky material in that forums sidebar.
     
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  7. tonmo

    tonmo Active Member

    Great ideas here... (y)
     
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