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Lack of Interest Content movability

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by kyrgyz, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    To me this would be a dream. I am not a programmer; but I was thinking what if every post, blog entry, gallery comment, basically any content could be automatically wrapped in something like [content][/content] or <content></content> by default and be moveable with ease either by the site admin or the user from a drop-down menu in "Your content" page to wherever he or she likes.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Do you mean like widgets?

    As far as I am aware, the dev's have already coded in sidebars so you can add those anywhere on the site with the content of your choosing.

    I think having the ability to select individual messages and embed them where you want throughout the forum might be a bit of overkill though.
  3. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    No I didn't mean widgets or embedding. More like changing post/thread location. We can already move posts and threads among and within forums/threads on the same board. What if we can add to movable area Blog, Gallery, CMS, etc.?

    Say you run Civil War board with CMS, Blog and Gallery. Big names participate on your site. For example, Ph.D. Glenn Beck posts an insightful lengthy reply on the history of English grammar in the forum. You want to move it the the front page of your site as an article. Another Ph.D. Keith Olbermann posts upbeat comparative summary of his trip to the slams of New York in the Blog. You want it to be in the Article area as well. With few clicks the works of modern history titans delivered to the audience and finally CNN's Wolf Blitzer mentions your site to the center-leaning gullibles. Wouldn't that be nice?:D

    Imagine if you could move posts like that.:)
  4. Spenser

    Spenser Active Member

    To me that sounds like complete integration from scratch. Nothing like a later bad added feature.
  5. kyrgyz

    kyrgyz Well-Known Member

    It would be nice to have such a software package. Xenforo is aiming to be an edge-cutting forum platform. IMHO, they need to think outside the box and leave the competition in the dust. If it means to wait a little longer, so be it.

    As Brogan put it:

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  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I have to think about this, I am not so sure about allowing members to just create content all over the place, or content not being set to one place. I don't know enough about this to realize the benefits, or figure out consequences.

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