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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by brunoais » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:05 am

I still think we should place hooks in the right places to make it easy to make an extension for this. Anyway, I don't think many ppl would use this. If you have doubpts, ask in the other forum for opinion. Maybe I'm wrong and there's a quite significant part that is interested in such system.

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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by EXreaction » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:26 pm

Hooks are not needed. This is only an ACP module.

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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by Dragosvr92 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:42 pm

If you do it, i think you should also include a rules page. That way the improvement can be used for that also.
Forums need rules more than the FAQ, and are changed more often. The only reason i have the FAQ manager installed is because i installed that the Rules mod, came with it.

You can include the FAQ Manager, and the new rules page, and keep it disabled. Then the forum owner can enable it and add their own rules...
Or you could include some basic rules which they can modify later.
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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by EXreaction » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:20 pm

A page for rules would be a different RFC.

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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by Dragosvr92 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:13 pm

EXreaction wrote:A page for rules would be a different RFC.
I know. I had doubts on posting it as a new RFC, but it is already a bit related to the topic.
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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Well you can easily add the rules to the FAQ if you wish with this change so you don't need an entirely different page for it.
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[RFC] Store FAQs in Database with ACP Edit Option

Post by Alien_Time » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:53 am

The FAQ page included by default will often need to be edited for some websites based on the permissions set up on that board, extensions used, features added, etc.. On my site, I have edited a lot of questions in this FAQ page as well as added new faqs here. Right now, the only way to do is by edited the help_faq.php directly. I propose that these faqs are added to a table in database so it has the following benefits with it:

1) Faqs can be edited directly from the ACP.
2) No need to edit the core files to make changes to the faq page.
3) During big updates like changing to 3.1 for instance requires the core files to be replaced in which case the old changes will be lost. Having them in sql will prevent this issue.
4) No need for a separate extension just to edit the faq.
5) When updating the boards to future version, the edited faq will be intact and will not be changed.

If this can be implement, then the following features in ACP will be useful:

1) Able to edit FAQs from ACP itself.
2) Delete faqs that may not be needed.
3) Change the order of FAQs as per the preference of admins.
4) Ability to add new heading section in this faq page.
5) BBcode option available so we can add url links in faq answers.

Your thoughts?

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Re: [RFC] Store FAQs in Database with ACP Edit Option

Post by Danielx64 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:37 am

How will you handle the fact that there may be more than one language pack installed?

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Re: [RFC] Store FAQs in Database with ACP Edit Option

Post by Alien_Time » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:23 am

Yeah.. I just thought of that after posting it. Don't know since i only use english for my board. Can't a translated version he added for other languages? Of course that is something that might need to be included with the language pack.

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Re: [RFC] Store FAQs in Database with ACP Edit Option

Post by Danielx64 » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:57 am

Also what if the database get huge? Also it may slow the board down

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