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Re:I have an Idea. Can I have a Star? lol, j/k But hey, look inside...

Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-03-07 00:00:00

On 3/6/00 at 20:16 Tyrant wrote:
>Ok, so I need to report bugs about the forum or get idea's. Well, aside from my Prez idea's (should be worth a star) I can only thing of this.

well, stars are more for forum script stuff rather then political stuff, but I'll think about it. :)

>One thing I really liked about the SW forum was that you returned to the index were you left off, and if you were reading the whole page thread, you didn't have to keep scrolling. Just like you had the option to just goto the next post in the string directly. Add this as a configuable option for those of us who are not on the forum all the time and up on everything.

Re: Scrolling. Thats because the War Refuge (and the Wr, and the rr, and all those text file based scripts) are statically generated and get Cached, or at least they're supposed to. Since the server generates this threadlist on the fly out of the database, it doesn't really know if the page is new or not, and as a result the browser has a thing with reloading the whole thing and going back to the top.

Re: previous/next buttons: I had been thinking about that for a while, and then I forgot about it. The problem with this kind of threading system is that although the script *can* link to a parent (aka a previous button on replies), it has no real way of telling the threads apart properly, and as a result the next button could start doing all kinds of wacky things. So I'm not really sure how to implement it to get expected results, since its going to have a hard time telling just what the next message *is*.

I could probably do it if I rewrote the entire basic threading code, but thats not very likely to happen anytime soon.

"If there were no words, no way to speak... I would still hear you..." - Martina McBride

I have an Idea. Can I have a Star? lol, j/k But hey, look inside... - Tyrant~|TOA| - 2000-03-06 00:00:00
-Re:I have an Idea. Can I have a Star? lol, j/k But hey, look inside... - Tridus - 2000-03-07 00:00:00