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Prefix Filters per Forum-Category

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by erich37, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member


    Prefix Filters per Forum-Category

    - this Filter shows Prefixes across Forums in a specific Forum-Category.
    - clicking on a Prefix, will return all threads (with certain Prefix) from ALL Forums which are in a specific Forum-Category.

    This works very similar as it is already implemented at the "Resource Manager" (e.g. when you can search for "Styles" which are either "Paid" or "Free" via the Filters-Dropdown).


    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
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  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    How exactly is this supposed to work?

    The forums list shows just the last post in that forum, is the filter supposed to show the last post in a forum with that prefix?

    What about forums in the same category that don't use the same prefixes or have no prefixes at all? What would display for these?

    I don't think the forum list is the right page for prefix filters. Forum view would be more appropriate.
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  3. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    this feature is specifically helpful when you have several Forums in a "Forum-Category" which utilize the same Prefixes.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but you still need to answer the question on what would happen when there are forums which don't use the same prefixes. This suggestion needs to work for any forum, no matter how it is set up, if there is any chance for it to be implemented.
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  5. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I'm struggling to see the point of it.

    What is the point of filtering on a prefix if only a single thread latest post is going to be displayed?

    I agree with Martok - it can only really work in the forum view.
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  6. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The screenshot and the suggestion do not make sense.

    It works for the Resource Manager as there is a list of resource which can be filtered.

    There is no list of threads on the forum index.
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  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member



    At the top of this website you have 4 fields which you can filter.
    Additionally you have a "Date" (months) by which you can filter.

    How to make a similar structure in XF and having 5 filtering options available in one place ?
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Here we go again, trying to justify a poorly described suggestion and changing it from the original post en route...

    That link bears no relation whatsoever to the forum list on XenForo.

    This suggestion will not work on the Forum List. It could work on the forum view.

    Seriously @erich37 you really need to step back and put in some more thought to your suggestions before posting them.
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  10. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    What he really wants is MyBB's Tabbed Forums/Categories/Whatever they are called.. Not a bad suggestion but I think its more suitable as a add-on. Not all communities would require the prefix kind of option you've suggestion :).
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  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    No need for you to be unfriendly and insulting me.
    If you do not understand the suggestion and its connection to the example given, why do you post in this thread at all ?
  12. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Suggestions are there to be commented on, especially if they don't make sense or members disagree with them as there is no unlike button.

    If you take my first paragraph as insulting then so be it. It wasn't meant to be, it just happens to be true if you look at a few of your suggestions.

    The second and third paragraphs are statements of fact. The last one is advice that you really should take.

    Suggestions from anyone need to be well thought out and explained, taking into account the consequences of implementation on all forum users, not just the forum of the person making the suggestion. Otherwise the suggestions forums are just flooded with dross for the developers to wade through and the potential for both them and other members on this site to miss those gems that really should be added to the XenForo core. :)
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  13. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    This. TAZ does this and it looks pretty good and organized (@The Sandman).
  14. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  15. rafass

    rafass Well-Known Member

    I also would like something like that
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    rafass Well-Known Member

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