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Prefix filter at top of forum

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
#1
I would like to see the possibility to have a list of thread prefixes at the top of a forum, to make easy filtering by prefix.

Often there may be threads with a certain prefix that are not on the first page, so a list at the top to immediately sort via prefix would be very useful.

Also many users are not eve aware that you can sort by prefix, so if there was a box that not only displays all available prefixes for that forum, but also has the handy instruction: "Filter threads by prefix"

Edit: as Mike pointed out, you can actually do this via the Thread Display Options at the bottom of a forum, but I think that is very well hidden. I didn't even know it was there. I'm looking for something newbie proof and obvious as it's such a useful feature it shouldn't be hidden away like that.
 
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Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
I don't see this being at all related to ES. As a matter, a form of what you want already exists. You can filter by prefix at the bottom.
 

Rudy

Well-known member
#8
I like the add-on above, to a point. In Resource Manager, there is a drop-down menu to select to filter by prefix. But, that is not present in the main forum. I'd rather see it incorporated similarly--I do not want prefixes cluttering the top of our forums, in other words.
 

Rudy

Well-known member
#9
You can filter by prefix at the bottom.
Oh jeez, I've never seen that! :D I never open that up, as I'm usually on the moderation warpath and need to look at everything! ;)

I'll post this for members. They are also probably not aware this exists.
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
#11
Oh jeez, I've never seen that! :D I never open that up, as I'm usually on the moderation warpath and need to look at everything! ;)

I'll post this for members. They are also probably not aware this exists.
Exactly! It's very useful but hidden away so most members will not know about it. Hence my request for something that is obvious, intuitive and user friendly.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#12
It can be done with a simple template edit, duplicating the code from the thread_list template and adding it to the forum_view template (or moving it to the top of the thread_list).

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The layout and styling would be simple to change, using different classes.