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by Pony99CA
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Custom Profile Fields on Memberlist
Replies: 10
Views: 8978

Re: [RFC] Custom Profile Fields on Memberlist

The basic idea seems good. Regarding the space taken by the Member List, we currently have columns in ProSilver with mulitple items per column (Username/Rank, Website/Location), so maybe you could allow the admin to "stack" profile fields (which currently happens if somebody has both a Website and L...
by Pony99CA
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Human Readable URLs
Replies: 132
Views: 174677

Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs

Since the point of this is to do SEO, it's rather pointless to replace one SEO-poor implementation with another. While having human-readable urls for humans is nice, in my opinion it is the SEO that makes these changes worthwhile. Perhaps it's not ideal for SEO, but could you check the topic's Subj...
by Pony99CA
Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Human Readable URLs
Replies: 132
Views: 174677

Re: [RFC] Human Readable URLs -- A Simple Proposal

I haven't seen an accepted proposal for this. If there was one, I'm sorry -- please link me to it. I think there's a very simple way to make URLs much more reader-friendly with only minor code changes. I documented this in the phpBB.com topic linked to in the first post, but here's my original propo...
by Pony99CA
Tue May 22, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default
Replies: 43
Views: 37554

Re: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default

One of the benefits of having q&a configured during installation was said to be the fact that q&a would be turned on, as our current configuration process is nontrivial/hard to use/multi-step - take your pick. Instead of addressing the problem of bad UI by doing configuration during installation, I...
by Pony99CA
Tue May 22, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default
Replies: 43
Views: 37554

Re: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default

That I agree with entirely. Remember my original post where I said that a default, random question wouldn't be so bad: Regarding a default question, it's really not that bad. The default CAPTCHA is basically just as easy to break, but at least Q&A would come ready to work (no double selection like ...
by Pony99CA
Sat May 19, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types
Replies: 23
Views: 22971

Re: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

I presume that the Field name/title presented to the user value would be displayed under the image. That would make it clear that it wasn't a Rank. You could also turn off the Display on viewtopic screen setting for the image so that the image was only displayed in the user's profile (and possibly t...
by Pony99CA
Thu May 17, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types
Replies: 23
Views: 22971

[RFC] New Custom Profile Field Types

phpBB should have the following new Custom Profile Field types: Image : Allow displaying an image (with user-specified sizing and ALT text -- possibly with some site-specified maximums). Allowing a larger-sized image (with possible lightbox display) would be even better. URL : Allow displaying a hyp...
by Pony99CA
Thu May 03, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default
Replies: 43
Views: 37554

Re: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default

If they're generated automatically, thy can be solved automatically. Not true. The characters and selection criteria are randomized. Just like the examples given, a spambot would still have to figure out which word was important and which characters to select. With good AI, it could be done automat...
by Pony99CA
Wed May 02, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default
Replies: 43
Views: 37554

Re: [RFC] Q&A plugin by default

If the user chooses to use another CAPTCHA (say a plug-in), there shouldn't be a nag because of that. So maybe only display a nag if one of the other default CAPTCHAs is chosen (with the possible exception of ReCAPTCHA). Or, perhaps even better, if Q&A CAPTCHA is going to be the default, why not get...
by Pony99CA
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: New feature - auto follow up of posts
Replies: 19
Views: 12710

Re: New feature - auto follow up of posts

Yep, acknowledge there are plenty of workarounds. After all, I have workarounds in place now because the feature doesn't exist. But each time I engage one of those workarounds, I'm thinking "how much easier it would be if only ..." . But none of the methods proposed would be as reliable as a proper...