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Lack of interest Show Post as overlay in alert

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ragtek

Guest
#1
ATM we have this text in the alert box:
xxx liked your post in the thread xxx.
it would be cool, if on mouseover on "post" a box with the post would apear (like on forumlist, if you hover over an thread, or like on my recent threads box ( http://ragtek.org/xenforo/ )

Often i'd like to know which post was liked, but it's IMHO unnecessary to load the complete page for this....
 

James

Well-known member
#2
I'm in two minds.. is it worth an extra query just to see a like when I can click the page and load it in less than 2s and I'm not sure if a drop-down and a tooltip in that small area is going to be friendly, but on the other hand it's a handy feature.
 

a legacy reborn

Well-known member
#3
I like the idea, but it seems pretty hard to implement and it could possibly cause some issues...it is kinda hard to decide, I say it is best as a mod :).
 
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ragtek

Guest
#4
I'm in two minds.. is it worth an extra query just to see a like when I can click the page and load it in less than 2s and I'm not sure if a drop-down and a tooltip in that small area is going to be friendly, but on the other hand it's a handy feature.
1 extra query?
loading the whole page needs more ressources & traffic.
 

Panupat

Well-known member
#5
I like the idea, but it seems pretty hard to implement and it could possibly cause some issues...it is kinda hard to decide, I say it is best as a mod :).
The implementation doesn't sound too hard. You query the post, truncate it, load an overlay template and put it in there. bam. But James made a good point. I'd just click on the link to see the post and other posts around it too.

1 extra query - for the message only. No need to load anything else there I suppose.
 
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ragtek

Guest
#6
The implementation doesn't sound too hard. You query the post, truncate it, load an overlay template and put it in there. bam. But James made a good point. I'd just click on the link to see the post and other posts around it too.

1 extra query - for the message only. No need to load anything else there I suppose.
lol
once again, the process between xf getting the request and the xenforo outputs needs much more then 1 query (even for overlays;) )
 

a legacy reborn

Well-known member
#8
lol
once again, the process between xf getting the request and the xenforo outputs needs much more then 1 query (even for overlays;) )
+1, I don't think it would really make too much of a mess design wise(xF has always been good with the designing) but the extra queries does not seem worth it IMHO.