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Random/Recent Media and including images in posts

#1
Can the random/recent media block be set up to select from specific albums, or can only categories be selected in that manner?

With two categories set as the random media target, the block appears to select from one or the other (and possibly a linear series from within that) but not from both within the series of displayed images. Is this the intended behavior?

When inserting using the media gallery bbcode, is there an option to lightbox the images like attachments, rather than go to the gallery pages?
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
Can the random/recent media block be set up to select from specific albums, or can only categories be selected in that manner?
Only categories, for that at the moment.

With two categories set as the random media target, the block appears to select from one or the other (and possibly a linear series from within that) but not from both within the series of displayed images. Is this the intended behavior?
Yeah this is designed mostly for performance. Rather than using MySQL's RAND function (which has awful performance), we select a random offset and get X number of media items from there.

When inserting using the media gallery bbcode, is there an option to lightbox the images like attachments, rather than go to the gallery pages?
There's no option for this at the moment.

Feel free to create suggestion threads for these if you'd like them to be considered in the future.
 

melbo

Well-known member
#3
Interesting observation that my media block (Random, bottom) shows media from a single album when logged in but random images from multiple albums when viewing as a guest.