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Last Topic Name in index

Post by unknow » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:19 pm

Hello,

i don't know if this written before or not .. but i did Search and didn't find anything.

any way, can you add this feature on the newest one

in index.. the board is only showing on the "Last Post"
the last user who post .. but not the title of the last post ..

can you please :) .. add this i hope you understand what does i mean .. and im sure that's is very easy too add!

Thanks and sorry for my english.

Edit:

ok here Description for phpbb 2.xx hack ... just or if u did't understand what does i mean:
-adds lasts post topic to each forum on the index page (based on read-access)
-word censorship is used
-topic title with more then 27 chars are cut off
-mouseover info displays the full title

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by dhn » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:35 pm

No, because it doesn't add anything useful but clutter.

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by unknow » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:48 pm

No, because it doesn't add anything useful but clutter.


hmmm, i don't think it's not useful
there are no Board software in the Earth that haven't added this feature.

but it's ok if there someone will made a mod with phpbb v3 released.

and i Respect what do u do and what do u don't..

Thanks.

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by Eelke » Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:33 am

Beyond personal opinions, the simple fact of the matter is 3.0 is in a feature freeze, so it won't be added for the next release, and for the release after that (3.2) I think they have also decided on the final feature list.

There are discussion on this board about such a feature, it's a trade-off between performance (it adds more queries to build the index page) and extra information/clutter (positive/negative take on it ;)) on the index page.

Whether every other board software on the planet has this feature or not isn't really an issue. phpBB takes pride in having a well-balanced feature set and not taking part in the look-I've-got-the-most-features-competition.

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by dhn » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:15 am

Eelke wrote: There are discussion on this board about such a feature, it's a trade-off between performance (it adds more queries to build the index page) and extra information/clutter (positive/negative take on it ;)) on the index page.

Actually performance is not an issue in this case as any sane person would store / cache the last topic name in the forum table instead of querying the topics table each time. This is only a matter of clutter. The extra information it gains you is pretty much worthless as you never now how many topics have been replied to or how many new topics have been posted since your last visit (which would actually be a more useful feature). ;)

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by ElbertF » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:09 am

unknow wrote: but it's ok if there someone will made a mod with phpbb v3 released.

This mod is already in the making, and will probably be released very soon after the final release of 3.0.

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by Eelke » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:59 am

dhn wrote: Actually performance is not an issue in this case as any sane person would store / cache the last topic name in the forum table instead of querying the topics table each time.

I knew I should have thought about this reply a bit longer :) (You won't believe this crossed my mind for a moment, will you?) I do seem to recall it being mentioned as an argument way back when this was discussed before.

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Post by code reader » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:46 pm

dhn wrote: The extra information it gains you is pretty much worthless as you never now how many topics have been replied to or how many new topics have been posted since your last visit (which would actually be a more useful feature). ;)
this is a very old argument, and definitely water under the bridge by now, but i can't see how the last poster name on a forum is useful and last post title is worthless.
it is my guess that if showing both these details were made configurable (ie, the admin could select wheter or not to show last poster and last post title on the index, either per forum or globally for your board), most people would choose to show both, some would choose to show neither, and of those who would choose to show only one of the two, most would show the post title rather than the poster name.
(this is just a guess, of course).

imo, a more correct/sincere answer will be the classical psotfx response: "it is so because i (we) said so".

btw: same logic applies to last message in a thread in forum view: why show the last poster but not the last post title, if/when the last post has a title?

and, as to the "feature frozen" issue: something like this is not a "feature". at most it's a tweak, and tweaks of this magnitude are being presented into the code even now.

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by CalluM » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:55 pm

Liiiike... this?

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Do you mean that sorta thing where the topic names are viewable?

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Re: Last Topic Name in index

Post by Highway of Life » Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:25 am

No... that's not it...

Unless I'm not seeing it because I'm not signed up/logged in.

In the far right column it would have...

Topic title
Date
-> Last poster


Right now, by default it has...

Date
-> Last poster


Anyways, no feature requests... the Devs decided not to Add it, so it'll be a MOD instead...
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