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[New][Addon] Super Great Idea

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Digital Doctor, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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    I click What's New?
    Whoooaaa an Hash Tag addon .... awesome.
    Click the item.
    Wait... it's just a request.
    How about not using the Prefix [Addon] ?... [Request] seems fair.

    If you found this thread via my ad hoc use of [New][Addon] ... and were expecting different ... you are required to LIKE this thread or flame me with a reply (note: flames prove my point !).

    == The I asked not to mention the forum title issue List ==
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  2. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Super great idea, super wrong section :).
     
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Burned again !!!
     
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The clue is in the title of the forum.

    Resource and Add-on Requests
     
  5. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    Agreed but we aren't playing a board game looking for hints.

    A simple Request prefix wouldn't hurt would it?


    Actually, scratch that, as it's designed now is good, I took a second look :)
     
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    In which case every prefix would need to have "Request" appended to it.

    Which would be overkill.
     
  7. Rigel Kentaurus

    Rigel Kentaurus Well-Known Member

    It might not be a bad idea, I use the "What's New" (and the title of the forum is small) and more than once I have clicked on a thread just to find a request instead of a release.

    Something as simple as changing the color would work, just because that way I could create a mental association and not click on those
     
  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what about having a Prefix named "Add-on Request"
    ?
     
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  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    [Request] is better than [Addon-on Request].
    - the shorter the prefix the better.
     
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are 5 different prefixes in use in that forum.

    Request clearly wouldn't work.
     
  11. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    IDEAS:
    (1) Removing Prefixes
    (2) Request is the default Prefix (only prefix?) people can add [Addon] if they want.

    Essentially there is relatively little need for Prefixes there.

    [Request] Tags won't be confused with a themes request !

    The problem here is the prefixes are out of context when someone is searching or seeing the thread in the what's new area.
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No they're not as the forum title is clearly listed.
     
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    forum title = fine print.
    no one likes fine print

    Q: could/should prefixes be stripped from being displayed in the what's new ? as an option ?
    You can't even click them anyway.

    [1] would still work.
     
  14. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    I see the merit in both sides of the argument.

    Using Add On as the only prefix is misleading, but surely one Request prefix for all threads in that forum is going to be confusing?

    But having Add On Request / Style Request / Graphics Request as new prefixes would be overkill (despite that it'll only take a few minutes of the administrators time to set it up)

    The ideal situation would be to have multiple prefixes. [Add on][request] - but that's currently not possible with the Thread Prefixes system to my knowledge.
     
  15. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    why ?
     
  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I don't see why Addon Requests need any Prefixes at all.
    Especially when the prefixes just confuse things.

    I think the [Addon] Prefix is sacred.
    It should bring a smile to your face when you see it.
    Instead it just brings dashed hopes.
     
  17. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

     
  18. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It's not really a time issue, it's just unnecessary duplication of the word "Request".

    Hence why it has been applied one level up - to the forum title.

    Resource and Add-on Requests
    Add-on​
    Style​
    Graphic​
    Translation​
    Other​

    Versus

    Resource and Add-on Requests
    Add-on Request
    Style Request
    Graphic Request
    Translation Request
    Other Request

    You could apply the same logic to the add-on release forum, adding the word "Release" to every prefix.
     
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    That's fine print to someone seeing the [Addon] prefix in what's new and searches.
     
  20. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The actual addons don't even GET a cool [Addon] prefix !!!

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