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Implemented Previewing a Thread

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Mert Y, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Mert Y

    Mert Y Member

    I guess it would be useful to have a preview of a thread (first post only) when you mouseover a topic on forum display.
    Ahmed and Markos like this.
  2. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

  3. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

    I have to say I like that too, so +1
  4. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    No more mouseover ones please lol the home page one is annoying
  5. Scott

    Scott Active Member

    I hated this in vB, was awful and hard to implement and slowed down loading a lot.
    Floris likes this.
  6. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I agree, the forumdescriptions are better served at static text instead of this mouseover implementation. Because people need to see the forum descriptions at a glance in 1 go to decide which forum they need/want to use.

    I miss it now, because I really got used to it. Having said that: it's not essential and I could live without. Not as much as I could live without Internet Brands' vB4 (and very happily so), but still... ;)
  7. cellarius

    cellarius Active Member

    I don't think the cost/gain-relation on this would be worth it, tbh. Pulling all the data, then you need to process it properly in case there are images or other bbcode and stuff... that's pretty intensive. Don't know whether this could be cached properly.
  8. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    People were talking about having it display after a one-second timeout and such. How about loading the preview via AJAX on demand and not do all the extra processing ahead of time for all threads on the page?
  9. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

  10. Reeve of Shinra

    Reeve of Shinra Well-Known Member

    I really like the vb style thread previews. It saves screen space but the info is there in case you are curious to see a little more about it before clicking.
  11. Ramses

    Ramses Member

    Thread preview is important for me too.
  12. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    Topic preview is a good feature (i don't like the ipb topics preview)
  13. Floris

    Floris Guest

    As long as it doesn't use the quotes from users. Like on Kier's postings, it all starts with quotes, so it looks like Kier said the things that users got wrong. And since it's trimmed, it doesn't show Kier's reply.
  14. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    As this forum gets larger I find much more of a need for some type of thread preview.
  15. JamesBrown

    JamesBrown Well-Known Member

    I vote for the preview, members really like it :thumb:
  16. Sir nick

    Sir nick Well-Known Member

    I support this +1.
  17. Private_Ale

    Private_Ale Member

    +1 from me as well. :)
    I can live without it, however I still find myself mousing over the topics and waiting for something to pop up :oops:
  18. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    +1 for thread preview.
  19. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Some of the thread titles are *really* not descriptive as of late. In addition, and possibly much more importantly, as people get tired after viewing a forum such as this a thread preview jogs the memory of what the thread is about.

    One example might be trying to follow certain threads when certain people post to them. Kier may have made a post in a thread and the preview would allow my feeble memory to say 'oh yeah! I should go back and see what is being discussed!'
  20. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    Is this coming? I miss how when you hover over a thread you can read the first message in a little popup. Saves lots of time and getting a preview of things without clicking. Is this feature coming?
    Enigma, Mr_Bob and Vilandra like this.

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