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Make XenForo More Of Community Software By Following These 5 Suggestions

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Xarcell, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    1.| Major: option to display a topic as an "article", "page", "file", "thread", or "blog". Really if you think about it, the only different between the four is HOW the information is displayed. Selecting between the five options merely changes which template can be used to display that information.

    Group permissions determine what type can be used, along with what code such as BBC, HTML, or PHP. An example of default restrictions would be Page & PHP is allowed by the admin only.

    If your wondering what "file" type is, then it's nothing more than taking a post with an attachment and display to look like a item download page. All the information is there, it's just a manner of how to display it.

    It would also make it easier to make an add-on for it. Someone might want a custom "reviews" add-on, that mainly just displays the information within the post to look like a review page.

    All content of any type can all be found within the forum. No need for separate sections. Although if someone wanted it a separate section, then they could use a custom mod.

    2.| Major: option to make any age, gender, or custom profile field into a Group, so that it can be given permissions. This would allow sites to restrict content by age, gender, or custom profile field. This is something I have not seen any software do, but is always asked for as a mod/add-on.

    3.| Major: options to manage blocks of content in sections around the forum. One for the top, right, bottom, and left. Not just one side bar. The only blocks that should there by default would be the ones currently in the sidebar, along with a custom block option that can output PHP, HTML, or BBC.

    There should be a manager to install/remove these blocks of content. These blocks should have certain options such as: who can view them and where they can be viewed(allow multiple areas).

    4.| Minor: option to apply a style to a category, and all boards within can inherit. This makes changing a style for multiple boards easier. Already implemented...

    5.| Minor: I think that "Discussions" & "Messages" should be changed to "Topics" & "Comments".
    erich37, qpa, Niteblade and 3 others like this.
  2. kkm323

    kkm323 Well-Known Member

  3. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    +1 for the suggestion number 1
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  5. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    1. Great idea, actually, frikkin amazing idea, LOVE it.

    2. Deffinately agree.

    3-5. Meh not so much.
    a legacy reborn likes this.
  6. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    I like number 3
  7. Marc

    Marc Well-Known Member

    1 and 2 are excellent ideas m8
  8. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    Make Xenforo more community is better.
    Since Foruns are not used as they were before, make it more "social" will help to don't lose our users.
  9. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Pretty much anything I would have typed would have amounted to this /\ so I will just quote you Slavik.
  10. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    4. has been in XenForo since the first beta, unless I have misunderstood the suggestion.
  11. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    About this "theme", have you ever thinked in make an "Status Page" like Twitter/Facebook where users can share, comment, like, etc... Can make it more Social, some people get bored just doing always samething in forum. =/
    The actual one of the News Feed is barely used because it shows everything folowed users are doing. :(
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    He wants the style to apply to children nodes by default.
  13. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The style is automatically inherited as far as I'm aware.
  14. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    o_O I never use that option so I guess your right :p.
  15. nadlerz

    nadlerz Member

    Topics & Replies
    Topics & Post
  16. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    Yes, but unless I'm mistaken, the child nodes do not inherit. Each must be manually set. Which isn't so bad, which is why I consider it minor. However some have a dozen or more(I have 32) child nodes. If I change the style, I have to change 33 nodes(category included). It's cumbersome.

    However, if such a feature requires alot of code to add, then forget it. I just would like to see an option in child nodes to set the overriding style to "inherit from parent".
  17. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    I'll have to double check that, I thought it didn't.
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It definitely inherits.
  19. Xarcell

    Xarcell Well-Known Member

    cool beans...

    Corrected initial post.
  20. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    What are you talking about, I used Google Translate but... I'm Lost :eek:

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