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

Post by Alien_Time » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:44 am

How much space is the FAQ questions gonna take? This is not gonna have millions of questions to cause any issue with database performance. That doesn't make sense. If a board does have a huge database, then it's probably due to the huge number forum posts and topics and not due to a 20 FAQ questions.

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

Post by Danielx64 » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:08 am

After re reading the title I took it that you wanted to put every language pack but now I worked out that it just the faq. Someone wrote a rules ext for 3.1 so I suppose that one could get that and edit it.

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

Post by VSE » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:49 am

The FAQ is primarily related to how to use phpBB software.

What you are asking for, is exactly what the Board Rules extension will offer, when it is created. It should be available by the time phpBB 3.1 is final and released.
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Re: [RFC] Store FAQs in Database with ACP Edit Option

Post by Vinny » Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:38 am

FAQ entries are defined in the language files that can be easily edited via ACP or downloading the file and editing it.
viewtopic.php?f=108&t=43263&hilit=faq&start=10#p243707

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

Post by MichaelC » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:26 am

This RFC already exists so I'll merge the two topics: [RFC] Store FAQs in Database with ACP Edit Option into [RFC] FAQ Manager
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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by Louis7777 » Fri Apr 04, 2014 2:57 am

DavidIQ wrote: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.
I like to make my websites unique and informative so I always customize the FAQ, Terms of use, Privacy Policy, BBCode guide and sometimes I write additional information pages (e.g. DMCA Policy, Rules page, Contact information etc.).

I've wanted to use the FAQ Manager mod, but I have heavily modded forums and I was being skeptical about using it because:
  • - I didn't want to further modify my forum and have to unmodify it if something went wrong. Plus, I never trusted automod over the manual edits for a heavily-modified phpBB.
    - It says it is for version 3.0.6 and
    - a few users reported errors at the mod's discussion so even if it does work for the latest version, I decided not to use it and be on the safe side (mainly because of the first reason).
My forums are usually multilingual (two languages). I don't like the official translation for my language so I tend to customize the FAQ for my language. And I always need to remove stuff from the english FAQ too and add my own. I can tell you from my experience that editing two FAQs (one for every language) is very time-consuming.

I don't mind if this doesn't make it to the core but I'd personally be disappointed if it doesn't become at least an extension.

Truth be told, I hardly ever edit the FAQ and all the other aforementioned pages. I usually edit them once and then correct a few details here and there. But that one time is very time-consuming and nerveracking.

It would be more useful as an extension - that way we can edit the FAQ once and then remove or uninstall the extension as it probably won't be needed again.

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Re: [RFC] FAQ Manager

Post by Jessica. » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:42 pm

Louis7777 wrote:
DavidIQ wrote: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.
I like to make my websites unique and informative so I always customize the FAQ, Terms of use, Privacy Policy, BBCode guide and sometimes I write additional information pages (e.g. DMCA Policy, Rules page, Contact information etc.).

I've wanted to use the FAQ Manager mod, but I have heavily modded forums and I was being skeptical about using it because:
  • - I didn't want to further modify my forum and have to unmodify it if something went wrong. Plus, I never trusted automod over the manual edits for a heavily-modified phpBB.
    - It says it is for version 3.0.6 and
    - a few users reported errors at the mod's discussion so even if it does work for the latest version, I decided not to use it and be on the safe side (mainly because of the first reason).
My forums are usually multilingual (two languages). I don't like the official translation for my language so I tend to customize the FAQ for my language. And I always need to remove stuff from the english FAQ too and add my own. I can tell you from my experience that editing two FAQs (one for every language) is very time-consuming.

I don't mind if this doesn't make it to the core but I'd personally be disappointed if it doesn't become at least an extension.

Truth be told, I hardly ever edit the FAQ and all the other aforementioned pages. I usually edit them once and then correct a few details here and there. But that one time is very time-consuming and nerveracking.

It would be more useful as an extension - that way we can edit the FAQ once and then remove or uninstall the extension as it probably won't be needed again.
the FAQ manager should work regardless of what version it says it is for. I need to double check, but I'm pretty sure no core edits are even made.

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Re: FAQ Manager

Post by NeilUK » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:03 pm

I'd be in favour of this and would definitely use it, sure not many read the FAQ as a rule but having a modified one to fit each forum would mean you can easily just refer people to it and would mean it's relevant to the Forum you are running
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Re: FAQ Manager

Post by aleha » Sat May 10, 2014 8:35 pm

Any news on this even as an extension?

+1 by me.

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Re: FAQ Manager

Post by Volksdevil » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:42 pm

Another +1 from me, either in the core or as an extension to edit the core FAQ?

I always like to customise the FAQ so that it reflects the sites subject matter, while having a few of the common 'Forum type' faq's in place still. I used the FAQ manager MOD on another site and I found it useful.

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