Posts by Jupiter



    I gather that the Moderation panel will have some improvements to it and I know this is too late to be included in the next version, but can this whole system be revamped and massively expanded for a future version?


    Specifically, I would like to see the following features:


    1. List of all users currently warned and the ability to change the warnings and/or revoke them.
    2. List of all historical warnings.
    3. List of all banned members.
    4. List of all reported content - as now, but improved, in a clear list with columns showing what action was taken and by what staff member.
    5. Complete list of moderator actions taken on the whole site, ie what posts/threads have been edited, moved, deleted etc and by what staff member.
    6. Area where mod decisions between staff, linked to above items are placed and can be debated and actioned.

    Basically, I would like all mod functions taken out of the ACP and moved to the front end in one place giving staff a complete overview of what moderator actions have been taken on the site, by whom, against who and for what reason and on what content in one seamless and easy to use interface.


    I know certain plugins do some of these features, but really they should all be in the core and be accessible in the front end.


    Many thanks and Happy New Year!


    Jupiter

    No. BCC is already there. In English, WoltLab call it "Invisible participants". I'm after visible, indirect participation, what we call in English CC - Carbon Copy, as found on all email apps. See below:



    When creating a conversation, there is a field to input invisible participants, but sometimes I just want to "cc" staff members on a conversation addressed to a member without making their participation invisible. Therefore, can cc in conversations be considered for a future version, please?


    thanks

    Jupiter

    I asked last year if there was a newsletter feature, because I wanted to send a regular marketing email out to my members and could not work out how to do it. So thank you Marc, I will try this.:):thumbup::thumbup:


    How do I get the emails to address each member individually? So, for my name, I would get a email which said "Dear Jupiter" without typing all the member names individually.

    With minor changes in the manifest.json file, it will exactly behave like a local app.

    As you know Jens, I have the technical knowledge of a donkey, but does your comment mean that the WoltLab software could be converted into a smartphone app which does NOT need a web browser to load it?

    I use WSC Connect which is available for Android at Google Play. I'm not sure when an iOS version will be available and as far as I know it only supports forums that use the WoltLab sofware.

    I've also installed Tapatalk which has Android and iOS support and this works cross-platform. They also up date their WoltLab plugin fairly regularly.

    And yes, youngsters much prefer social media to forums, so when I ask them to join up they show very little interest.

    Thanks Splinter.


    Never heard of this. I need to borrow a smart phone to find out what this is and how it works.

    WSC supports responsive design. You can easily browse the forum on a smartphone. You can even save it as a tile on your home screen if you want to.

    You miss the point I was trying to make.


    For younger people, the way they access the internet is through their smart phones using apps only. They do not ever use a browser.


    And on the responsive design, yes its okay, but WSC is still not very mobile friendly with many of the desktop functions missing, there isn't even a permanent onscreen button which says forums.

    9. The ability to boot someone from a topic.

    Sorry, only just seen this thread and I've just requested that as a separate request.


    I agree with all your points and may request them all separately too and ask for additional moderator features while I'm at it. NOW is the time to get them in!

    An idea from Xenforo here, if someone is causing problems on just one thread, could a more proportionate response from moderators be available, so that forum staff can ban/suspend members from specific threads where the nuisance is being caused?


    I like being proportionate in my punishments.:) Although being evil is good too.:evil:^^


    Thank you

    Jupiter

    I agree Sonnespeer, except the last sentence. How can a younger person find my website if there is no app?


    In my town which is separate to where my nephew lives, the local schools banned students from bringing in their smartphones as many are too young to access the internet and gain potential access to pornography, violent material etc.


    You'd think parents would've been supportive of this move, they weren't... It was the exact opposite and the schools were placed under pressure by the parents to allow the kids to bring their phones into school and most schools backed down and reversed the ban.


    The point is, the internet world of the young is through mobile devices. If forums cannot adapt, forums will not survive.

    Request


    Can we have a full smartphone app that is accessible via Android and IOS app stores, please?


    Explanation:


    Ok, I've gone through 15 pages of suggestions and have not seen this one made, so I'll make it just on the minor chance it is at all possible. It is "The Daddy" of all suggestions.


    Facebook and Twitter are killing forums, but there is a related reason for the death of forums and that is a lack of a native app to use forums on mobile devices. And yes, I know that Facebook and Twitter are platforms whereas forums are individually run using different software. However, this conversation convinced me of a need to find a way for forums to fight back against social media:


    Three days I was speaking to my nine year old nephew who is into gadgets and technology. I explained to him that I don't have a smartphone and he looked at me as if I was from the planet Mars and he asked me how do I use the "apps." He meant, how do I access the internet, I think.:/ I explained to him that I access the internet on my home computer via my web browser. He was totally confused...:huh:


    To cut a long story short, the "internet" to him means the apps he can access on his smartphone and he explained that he has never used a browser and doesn't know what a forum is. He knows what Facebook is though.... and explained how easy it was to access it, as the app was on his phone's home screen. One tap of the app and he was in. He showed me the other apps on his home screen and to him that IS the internet, the apps that Android and/or IOS make available to him. Even though he is underage, he is already a "customer" of Facebook.:cursing::thumbdown:


    A couple of weeks ago, Facebook presented their latest financial results and they stated that 80-90% of their revenues come from mobile apps. Many people access the internet through a mobile device and when it comes to young people, they ALL do.


    Unless forum software can adapt to this new world, there will be no forums in the future. Perhaps we all need to give up our little "kingdoms" and join together on a shared platform to make it happen. I don't know, but to many youngsters, Firefox, Chrome etc are things that they will never come across and if they don't, how can they ever discover and use our forums?


    Thank you

    Horizon

    1. I need to remove the padlock next to banned member names - I have always had a policy of not revealing or discussing ban information.


    2. I'm not sure how to stop users from seeing the "deleted post" message in a thread - I need to see it, but my members do not.


    Can anyone help?

    Just seen this message. That's a really good idea, Moonclamp.:thumbup:

    Thanks Alexander for that. Much appreciated.


    Never owned a smartphone, my 15 year old Nokia phone is doing just fine.:)


    I copied the code that Hitman posted into my site, but I haven't "quite" got there yet, with regards the header. I may have a few more questions over the next few days, if that is okay.

    Thanks Alexander.


    I'm not sure I exactly understand your comments, but Iwill ask the artiest to look at this thread.


    As I understand it, images need to be four times larger if required for 4k displays than standard ones, but I don't know how to tell the artist how to achieve this. Hopefully, he might know!

    The logo is not meant to fill the header with it. ;)

    To fill the header you should work better with background pictures!


    Example:

    CSS
    @include screen-lg {
    .pageHeaderContainer {
    background: url('#{$style_image_path}yourheaderbackground.jpg');
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-size: 100% 100%;
    }
    }


    Hi Hitman,


    My logo isn't finished yet and although the two words of the name of my forum will only fill a small proportion of the header, the background will have additional tiny words "faded" into it and its these that I want across the whole page.


    Once the logo is done, may I come back to ask you some questions, as I don't know what to say to the artist about how to achieve this?


    thanks

    Jupiter There are two different logos, the main one and the smaller version that is used for Smartphones. The mobile one should not be higher than 30 Pixels, for the desktop use whatever you're comfortable with.


    There is one thing that you should consider: Request your logos to be of double the display size! For example, the default mobile logo is displayed at 55x30 Pixels, but actually is 110x60 Pixels large. This makes sense on Retina/4K-Displays that render things as if they are the "original" size, but use a 4 times larger pixel density, so using regular images will cause them to be blurry instead of being crystal clear.

    Alexander, thanks for the reply.


    I've got a draft image in my header now:


    https://www.forumbox.co.uk/forum/


    At the moment the image is too big in some regards, too boxy and doesn't fill the whole header, it doesn't stretch across the screen.


    I don't have a 4k display, so I've got no way to check what the image looks like on these displays.


    What do you reckon would be the correct sized image I need to fill the whole of the whole header please both on normal sized screens and 4k ones?


    I'm not sure I fully understand about the mobile comments, but if I tell the artist that the mobile image needs to be 55x30, but with 4 times more pixels for retina displays, is that correct?


    thanks