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Lack of Interest Require prefix, no prefix hidden

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by dethfire, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    If you require a prefix for a forum, the option for no prefix should be hidden
  2. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    Which prefix would be selected by default?
  3. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    You can set a default prefix in the node's options.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    But I don't want a default prefix, yet I want to require users to choose from a selection of prefixes. I have this setup on several of my forums.

    @batpool52! is correct, the no prefix option is required in circumstances such as mine.
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  5. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    This doesn't make sense. You want members to choose a prefix, but a "no prefix" option is available. That is counter to your need and for mine. Having a no prefix defeats the purpose of having members forced to pick.
  6. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    No, it does the opposite.

    If "No Prefix" wasn't there, an actual prefix would need to be selected by default. What happens then? People ignore it and submit it as is, just going with whatever the default prefix is instead of actually picking one.

    EDIT: Just to check; you do realise that "No Prefix" being selected where a prefix is required, results in an error saying they must select a prefix, right?
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  7. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't it just throw an error as if they hadn't picked one?

    If that is the case, isn't it easier to just hide it so not to confuse members into thinking they have the option of not using a prefix?
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    To repeat, which default prefix would be selected?

    I can guarante having one preselected would result in threads with the wrong prefix.
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  9. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Why does a default need to be selected? Why is a no value not possible and then have the submissions process check and if no value, throw and error and make the user pick.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    That's exactly what happens now.
  11. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    ok, so I guess I'm still at the point then of wondering why "no prefix" needs to be a shown option if it's not even a valid option
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How would you...
    1. Not have a default prefix
    2. Not have the "no prefix" field
    3. Indicate that no prefix was selected ?
  13. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    I understand now that something must be loaded into the drop down initially and that a blank space is not optimal because the user then has no indication of what the drop down is used for. However at some level having "no prefix" listed gives me the feeling that "no prefix" is a valid option.
  14. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  15. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    ah that might be best for me, thanks!

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