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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] More thread options

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by dutchbb, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    While understanding the philosophy of XF (including reducing clutter), I really think there are some things missing.

    Bolded is IMO particularly important to have (because I actually use those frequently), the others are not really essential for me (they could be a mod):

    • Print thread
    • E-mail thread
    • Download thread (.pdf)
    • Search in thread
    • Find my posts in thread
    • Rate thread
    We already have 'Watch Thread' so I didn't mention that.
  2. Salty

    Salty Active Member

    It would be cool to bring up all the picture attachments in a thread, plopped into a gallery.

    Also RSS feed for users~
  3. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    • Search in thread
    • Find my posts in thread
    If you can search in a thread (which I think is incredibly important for threads thousands of posts long), then presumably you could find anyones posts in a thread, including your own.
  4. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    Download thread (.pdf)

    This is a good idea..:)
  5. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    From my experience; barely anyone downloads threads.
  6. bookmark

    bookmark Well-Known Member

    Agree with you.But sometimes,I need to save some threads to my computer and PDF format would be the best choice.I suggest to add this mini feature into the forum if it leads minor workloads for developers.
  7. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Coincidentally you bolded the 2 options that I need, only. And it can be combined indeed:

    Seriously needed on XF.

    Just a comment on 'Rate Threads': I never understood the purpose if it. We couldn't even turn it off globally in vBulletin :mad:...: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?96668-Make-thread-rating-on-off-a-global-setting... resulting in the fact that our forumdisplay was cluttered with all these threadratings that I do not need! I never got the point of rating stuff and displaying it on forumdisplay like that...

    I said in that thread on vB.com:

    So, what is the point of a threadrating on a forum like vbulletin.com/forum for example? It doesn't say anything :confused:! Now, if a forum-owner like K&M overhere says to 'Like' the first posting of a thread so they can see how much people prefer a certain suggestion in a suggestion forum (and even provide a filter for it), then it is usefull.

    So, why would you need a thread rating system in XF if it already supports [Likes] and subsequent filters?
  8. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    for a mod :)
  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how you see this, but I guess it's a good idea to combine those two things by adding an extra checkbox/field.
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Orrrrrr they could just add the regular search functionality, which includes a member option.
    Peggy likes this.
  11. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I understand what you are asking for would be quite useful, possibly clicking on the mini-me when viewing a thread could bring up all posts you made in a thread - but being manually able to search for anyones posts would be far more important to me.
  12. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    All of those I agree with except for Rate Thread. :)
  13. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I feel the same way, since Liking a particular post is much more effective at showing exactly which parts of a thread you like; a thread can have a lot of posts but I haven't come across a thread where I rate it it high (or low) for the entire thread. I usually would rate it based on the first post in that thread or a few select ones, but now with the Like system I would just click Like on certain posts and be done with it.
    dutchbb likes this.
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Not just experience, but also statistics tell me it's rarely used.
  15. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    :p if I got called out I didn't want to look for evidence :p.
  16. Mert

    Mert Well-Known Member

    Searching a thread is very important. Without that it will be impossible to find things in big threads
    dutchbb, KURTZ, Enigma and 1 other person like this.
  17. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    i've already suggested it .... anyway i support it! :)

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