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Suggestion: Featured Discussion Table





tingkagol
I think this message board would be if the "Featured Discussions" table would be smaller or moved at the bottom. I think it annoys people to have to scroll down to reach their desired forum.

Just a thought. Smile
mathiaus
I'd like the option to either minimise or maximise it myself! Smile
If any important updates aoccur maybe theres a way to have it open even if minimised for one time only? Question
James007
mathiaus wrote:
I'd like the option to either minimise or maximise it myself! Smile
If any important updates aoccur maybe theres a way to have it open even if minimised for one time only? Question

Yes, or if it is minimised and something important comes up, maybe add a little Exclamation -sign?

James Smile
babumuchhala
Just reducing the no of topics from 5 to 3 would be a lot better. 5 topics is way too much, since we dont update them every now & then. Smile
Bondings
babumuchhala wrote:
Just reducing the no of topics from 5 to 3 would be a lot better. 5 topics is way too much, since we dont update them every now & then. Smile

I'm going to try to update them more often. Also redesign the whole index page as soon as possible.

What I could do is make an option to remove all featured discussions before a certain date/discussion. So only new discussions would be displayed. (quite hard to code)
Sunny
Bondings wrote:
babumuchhala wrote:
Just reducing the no of topics from 5 to 3 would be a lot better. 5 topics is way too much, since we dont update them every now & then. Smile

I'm going to try to update them more often. Also redesign the whole index page as soon as possible.

What I could do is make an option to remove all featured discussions before a certain date/discussion. So only new discussions would be displayed. (quite hard to code)


I didn't wanted to mention it yet but i've started working on an index page for frihost. I'm trying to make it simple and sober .May be you can hold you redesigning for few days, just in case you might like mine.
Bondings
Sunny wrote:
I didn't wanted to mention it yet but i've started working on an index page for frihost. I'm trying to make it simple and sober .May be you can hold you redesigning for few days, just in case you might like mine.

Mine won't be for the next few days. By the way, it wasn't really the design, more the coding (links, ...) and the ads.
tingkagol
Eh, it's nice to see the admin hearing out my suggestion. Smile You people are fast here.

Yeah, what mathiaus said. Also, maybe the five featured topics won't be much of a bother if they are in small fonts. Idea
n0obie4life
For Bondings to implement this.

He'll have to modify it for collasping the featured discussions Wink.


OPEN index_body.tpl

FIND

Code:
<td class="catLeft" colspan="2" height="28"><span class="cattitle"><a href="{catrow.U_VIEWCAT}" class="cattitle">{catrow.CAT_DESC}</a></span></td>


REPLACE WITH

Code:
<td class="catLeft" colspan="2" height="28"><span class="cattitle"><a href="javascript:ShowHide('cat_{catrow.CAT_ID}','cat2_{catrow.CAT_ID}','catrow_{catrow.CAT_ID}');">{catrow.CAT_DESC}</a></span></td>


OPEN overall_header.tpl

FIND

</script>
<!-- END switch_enable_pm_popup -->

BEFORE, ADD

Code:
<!--

var PreloadFlag = false;
var expDays = 90;
var exp = new Date();
var tmp = '';
var tmp_counter = 0;
var tmp_open = 0;

exp.setTime(exp.getTime() + (expDays*24*60*60*1000));

function SetCookie(name, value)
{
   var argv = SetCookie.arguments;
   var argc = SetCookie.arguments.length;
   var expires = (argc > 2) ? argv[2] : null;
   var path = (argc > 3) ? argv[3] : null;
   var domain = (argc > 4) ? argv[4] : null;
   var secure = (argc > 5) ? argv[5] : false;
   document.cookie = name + "=" + escape(value) +
      ((expires == null) ? "" : ("; expires=" + expires.toGMTString())) +
      ((path == null) ? "" : ("; path=" + path)) +
      ((domain == null) ? "" : ("; domain=" + domain)) +
      ((secure == true) ? "; secure" : "");
}

function getCookieVal(offset)
{
   var endstr = document.cookie.indexOf(";",offset);
   if (endstr == -1)
   {
      endstr = document.cookie.length;
   }
   return unescape(document.cookie.substring(offset, endstr));
}

function GetCookie(name)
{
   var arg = name + "=";
   var alen = arg.length;
   var clen = document.cookie.length;
   var i = 0;
   while (i < clen)
   {
      var j = i + alen;
      if (document.cookie.substring(i, j) == arg)
         return getCookieVal(j);
      i = document.cookie.indexOf(" ", i) + 1;
      if (i == 0)
         break;
   }
   return null;
}

function ShowHide(id1, id2, id3)
{
   var res = expMenu(id1);
   if (id2 != '') expMenu(id2);
   if (id3 != '') SetCookie(id3, res, exp);
}
   
function expMenu(id)
{
   var itm = null;
   if (document.getElementById)
   {
      itm = document.getElementById(id);
   }
   else if (document.all)
   {
      itm = document.all[id];
   }
   else if (document.layers)
   {
      itm = document.layers[id];
   }
   if (!itm)
   {
      // do nothing
   }
   else if (itm.style)
   {
      if (itm.style.display == "none")
      {
         itm.style.display = "";
         return 1;
      }
      else
      {
         itm.style.display = "none";
         return 2;
      }
   }
   else
   {
      itm.visibility = "show";
      return 1;
   }
}

//-->


END
Bondings
I don't want to hide them completely. I will only make an option to hide discussions before a certain date (already viewed).
n0obie4life
The thing I gave you isn't for hiding them Rolling Eyes.

It'll open all at first. The user clicks on the cat name, the category will be hidden. He clicks on the, it's open again.
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