January 7, 2009 at 7:14 am #160471JonBMember
This is a bit of froum feedback.
The “Show new posts” link only puts up the first 15 or 20, with no option to go to the next page. Am I missing something?
JonBJanuary 7, 2009 at 10:22 am #178831
Unfortunately the new posts option in e107 isn’t great. I think the forum is being overhauled for the next release of this CMS which is due sometime in 2009!
I put together a quick hack previously….
You’ll have to book mark it but it will show 50 posts. I might increase it to 100. Ideally it would show a list of new threads that have new posts with an option to jump to first new post. I’ve started hacking something together that will do that but it wasn’t as easy as I imagined 🙁
Hopefully e107 0.8 will have a better system.January 7, 2009 at 12:52 pm #178837philMember
Hmm yeah it does seem to tell me I have loads of unread posts when I know I haven’t (i.e. no red dots in the forums).
Just to try and get it to 0 I quickly clicked through the posts on your new link (as the mark all as read didn’t work for me) but managed to activate flood protection!January 7, 2009 at 12:59 pm #178832
Yeah the whole read/unread thing is a bit flakey.
It’s a known issue and has been flagged for improvement in the next release :)!January 7, 2009 at 1:05 pm #178836fppMember
Oh, so I’m not the only one scratching my head at messages like : “There are 67 new posts since your last visit. (You have read 8 of these posts.)” ? What a relief ! 🙂January 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm #178835AlfiharParticipant
Hah yeah I’ve been wondering about this as well. I’ve also noticed that some new posts which I haven’t read are not flagged as new.
With that link for more new posts, it doesn’t appear to be working quite right. Some of the threads which I was the last poster in are listed.
It’s possibly worse for me though as I find it very difficult to distinguish between the black (no new posts) and red (new posts) symbols, due to partial colour blindness.January 8, 2009 at 11:10 am #178834ramanaMember
Jez – on the subject of quick hack – would it not be easy to just replicate the standard forum view that shows all the threads in the order of most recent post?
However, rather than just applying this to sub-forums (eg General Discussion), have a view that looks through sub-folders and just lists all posts sorted by the most recent post (keeping the same standard view / columns).
Sounds simple, but not sure this is possible / easy in e107!January 8, 2009 at 12:16 pm #178833
hmmmm, I think that’s worth investigating.
forum_viewforum.php takes a param that corresponds to the current forum. So ignore that and select all new threads – that script knows which are new as it puts a red circle next to the new ones. It should also be ready paginated too. And like you say, order the query too and Bobs your second cousin twice removed.
Good plan – I’ll have a look into it!
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