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Implemented Thread Prefix

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by KURTZ, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    why you don't add this feature anymore? maybe is it planned? :D
    accyroy, gldtn, Disrelation and 34 others like this.
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Planned for some point.
    Alien, dvsDave, jacko and 5 others like this.
  3. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    thanks Mike :)
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    It's a great way to keep the amount of forums down, and filter content based on thread prefix.
    That said, I rarely use it, and I don't see it in use, unless it's a project on a site, and they're using the forum.
  5. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    i loved the possibility to force the members to use them in some specific forums ... this helps us to filter some arguments or some particular events (like you said) ... isn't a 'must have' feature, but i think that is pretty smart allow the admins to have this feature ... ;)
    gordy likes this.
  6. AlexandrosD

    AlexandrosD Active Member

    You can only add one prefix, but you can add multiple labels to filter what you want.
    A label system like the one of Gmail would be great.
    gordy likes this.
  7. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    A thoughtfully designed Gmail-esque label system could be a replacement for thread prefixes and tags.
    Peter-Jan and gordy like this.
  8. Floris

    Floris Guest

    You don't want 25 tags for a thread to show as 25 labels for a thread ..

    Gmail.labels as a thread prefix, Ok .. I can go with that. But not to replace the tag system.
    The tags should just show simple.
  9. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Sorry to bump this, but thread prefixes are one of those things that would be essential to make the switch to XF for me. With all of them in place in vB, we simply can't afford to lose them. The importer also has to be able to recognize them if possible. I'm a little surprised this thread didn't get more attention and likes.
    gordy, BWJ and ge66 like this.
  10. Ruven

    Ruven Well-Known Member

    One thing that is kind of important with this xF imo is that its not beholden to any past piece of software.
    It can implement innovative ideas that may replace older ways of doing things.
    Eve if that means some compatibility issues for people who are migrating.
    Ive always thought that the tags and prefix systems were two different ways to serve the same role.
    They each served the role in different ways, and one system had some advantages over the other.
    But if the xF guys are able to make one new system that incorporates the best of both those systems while making it more intuitive to use... then i can live with having to then lose some compatibility with old posts, or have to manually go back and change them.
  11. Mert

    Mert Well-Known Member

    I personally could live without prefixes very easy. Never find them useful for any board i used.
  12. Lycaon

    Lycaon Well-Known Member

    I'm not bothered either way.

    If XenForo has prefixes then great if not I shan't lose any sleep.
  13. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    Examples they are usefull for are plenty...

    One example: subforums where things are offered; products and services. As admin you want to specify how thread titles look in such a case ([Offer] Logo design $250) etc... This makes it look organised and clean. And members can search threads based on these prefixes.

    @Ruven: it doesn't need to be a copy, innovation is nice. But if I have to choose between losing (for me important) features and innovation, I stick with the important features. Let's not reduce the chances that people switch to XF because of one feature that can be implemented relatively easy.
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  14. feldon30

    feldon30 Well-Known Member

    I hope XenForo will have thread prefixes.
    gordy, BWJ, ge66 and 2 others like this.
  15. vadriven

    vadriven Member

    We also couldn't lose the prefixes we're using, so until xF gets them we can't move :(

    We have a few sets of them: one of the most useful is requiring them for our classified forums. Before implementing them members came up with their own, i.e. for sale, f/s, fs, f s, etc. By using prefixes we can standardize them as well as making them searchable, not to mention the syntax you can apply which makes browsing the forums themselves easier. If one prefix is blue and another is red, its quite easy to only look at the threads with the prefix you're interested in.

    We also use optional prefixes in our sports forum, so instead of having multiple sub-forums we can just have a single one.
    gordy, ranflyer, ge66 and 1 other person like this.
  16. Jesepi

    Jesepi Well-Known Member

    Prefixes are great if you have a couple of forums that you can use them in. Not something many people use, and even those that use them probably don't use them in every forum. Still... it is certainly a nice feature to have available.
  17. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    For most of my forums that use Prefix, I require the use of them, to keep things as organized as possible.
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  18. lazer

    lazer Well-Known Member

    Yea, this is a bit of a show-stopper for us. As we run a Tech Support site, we mark our threads with prefixes when fixed etc...
    gordy and James like this.
  19. ArnyVee

    ArnyVee Well-Known Member

    I've been using Thread Prefix more and more on my sites. I think that it's a great option to have in the default settings.
    ::abdo:: likes this.
  20. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can't imagine I would ever use thread prefixes so no from me.

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