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Why isn't the XFMG image block enabled on Forum Home.

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by 51463, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    How come the preview images block on forum home is disabled.

    It's part of xenforo now and i think its important to at least have it enabled.

    I thought the point of this forum is for support and to display all of the features of the script.(even if members don't like it)

    Just like some members dont like the profile posts sidebar but it's still enabled here. They can always turn it off in their own forums.
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  2. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Not all features of XF are utilized here and settings are tweaked to suit this forum. Just because there is a feature doesn't mean it is in use here.

    Personally, I would like it to remain off. :)
  3. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    There should be an option for members to enable it if they want. I really miss that feature. I always came back just to see if anyone added any new media without having to click anything.

    Now I have to click on the Media Tab everytime and only to find out there is no new media. :(

    Maybe i'll suggest it
  4. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The feature still exists, just not here. KAM will see this thread and decide if it should be enabled.
  5. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    The itself isn't really a great fit for this forum so, without considering the demo aspect, it probably wouldn't have been installed in normal circumstances. Most of the media there is really just testing and would generally be off topic at best. So as it stands, I don't think it makes sense to draw a ton of attention to it. That's why there are options. :)
    sami simo likes this.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is a support forum for the XenForo software though, not a general chat or other similar type forum.
  7. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Well-Known Member

    maybe it would be useful to HYS videos in the gallery. screenshots of the admin panel and showcase custom styles.
  8. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    But in the demo area there would be no images uploaded, comments, rating and it doesn't show interaction between forum users and the media gallery because the only user in the demo area is yourself.

    Even tho this is a support forum some users have started to develop friendships, talk about software and use the gallery as more than just test images. Such as jons wedding photos slavik's new computer, and matts violet,

    I think the media gallery brings the forum even closer. With it enabled i always thought it gives the forum a special touch.

    Pictures say 1000 words.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Precisely. And the wrong type of pictures appearing in the forum home block if it was displayed here would convey the wrong 1000 words to potential customers.
    NixFifty and Andrej like this.
  10. NixFifty

    NixFifty Well-Known Member

    In regards to this, I'm not sure if it's feasible but perhaps the demo could be populated with demo content?
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Demos are fully functional - it is possible to create new accounts and create content, comment on it, like it, etc.
  12. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    You know, maybe it should be enabled, I can see why folks would want random images appearing on there.

  13. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Russ. -_-
    Russ likes this.
  14. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    yup bad idea.. lol
  15. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member

    You just happened to upload your images when I clicked Recent Media haha :)
  16. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    Now that it's enabled in the sidebar. I wish they set it at Recent Media instead of Random Media.

    I always have to click on the Media Tab to see if there is New Media.

    It would be like having the Profile Posts sidebar show up as Random Profile Posts instead of New Profile Posts.
  17. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You can set the block in the sidebar to show new media.
  18. 51463

    51463 Well-Known Member

    I meant for this forum, not my forum.
  19. Divvens

    Divvens Well-Known Member

    The goal of displaying the feature has been attained. Now you just want it personalized to improve your interaction with the Gallery and its contents, which I think is a bit selfish seeing how you have options to set it up however you wish to on your own forum - but there have to be standards maintained on an official company forum, and having recent uploads rather than random would just add more work for the Staff to keep an eye out for all recent uploads, as an inappropriate image showing up is not professional and would not suite a company forum.

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