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Lack of Interest Official Staff Message

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Disciple of Nagash, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Disciple of Nagash

    Disciple of Nagash Active Member

    As many members of staff post as users and in their capacity of staff, it would be good to be able to easily differentiate an "official" post.

    Previously (on MyBB) I set up some tags [mod][/mod] which we could put around text, for example warning users to get back on topic. This would then surround the text in a big red box, turning the text to white. It was then crystal clear to users when they were receiving official instruction. It wasn't the ideal way to do it, as any users could actually use it if they figured out the tags.

    Ideally, the software would provide the functionality for an Administrator or Moderator to specify all or part of their message content as "official". When this is then posted, it would highlight the specified text in some way.
    BassMan likes this.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You can actually do the custom BB code implementation now with a slight tweak so if other people discover it, they can't abuse it.

    Add the tag and specify a class (staffOfficialText, say). Then write your CSS to adjust it with the selector:

    .staff .staffOfficialText

    In quotes or other messages, the CSS wouldn't apply so it would look normal.
    Divvens, Lisa and Brogan like this.
  3. Bubka3

    Bubka3 Active Member

    Wouldn't it still work if they applied the bbcode manually however?
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    No, because the .staff class only applies to members who are defined as staff in the ACP.

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