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Not Planned Load Post New thread in lightbox

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Shamil, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure everyone would like this, but I do see some people, at least, agreeing on this. Nethertheless, I believe that this may come in useful.

    In order to reduce page load, and such, it might be useful to load the "Post New Thread" page content into a lightbox, instead of loading its own page. Further, this could be seen as a quick(er) way to post a new thread.

    Why have this? Basically, it speeds up the time it takes for someone to post a new thread, but also, removes the additional minute detail for the average forum member, which he or she may not care about when posting a new thread. The options for "Watch this thread" and "and receive email notifications" would be taken from user settings. If user wanted to post a poll, or upload a file, an "Advanced" button would provide interface to posting the current content in-editor to the advanced, more detailed, current, Create Thread page.

    Collusion to this, I think that there should be a standard to the nomenclature, ie. either: "Create Thread" or "Post New Thread".
  2. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Ok wow, noone thought this could be a doable idea.
  3. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    I think this wouldn't be forum like. Also I imagine that two options (Create Thread and Post New Thread) could lead to confusions for users.
  4. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Is it just me or do lightboxes feel 'unstable' from a UI/UX standpoint? Not the best place to type a post.
  5. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Right now, they are using both Create Thread and Post New Thread.
  6. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Hm never noticed "Create Thread" before at this place.
  7. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Click on the Post New Thread, the page details to Create Thread.
  8. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    Oh you're right :D
  9. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    I think it's just you. They are pop-up UI elements, I don't know what about them feels "unstable."
  10. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Unstable? The less clutter, the better. Maybe I'm a minimalist.
  11. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    It's a matter of how they can be used for people with handicaps.
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    I don't find them 'unstable', but I think its use should be kept to specific things.

    I totally do not agree to loading the new thread page into Lightbox, or anything else for that matter, they should stay as their own pages.

    EDIT: Typo's :(.
    Quillz likes this.
  13. welshstew

    welshstew Active Member

    Well the JS pops up the lightbox - if JS is not enabled the link could just go to a standard form
  14. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    I suppose I should explain what I meant - lightboxes containing images are generally prone to closing unexpectedly, so typing in one would be a bit disconcerting.

    Also it will never be as practical as a separate page - users should be free to open pages in tabs if they want to without having to jump through hoops (multiple stages of editors).
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  15. Biker

    Biker Well-Known Member

    Something like this would just piss off the users when the lightbox glitched or disappeared. Not something I would want implemented.
  16. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    I've never had this happen at all.
  17. Shamil

    Shamil Well-Known Member

    Ok, how about not using a lightbox, and something else to minimise the content for posting a new thread?
  18. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    I think it is minimalistic right now.
    Nick likes this.

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