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Should the subject line be removed from post-replies?

Yes please. No need to enlarge the db with repeating text.
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No thanks, I prefer it the way it is now.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Master_Cylinder » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:09 pm

Dragosvr92 wrote:
Master_Cylinder wrote: THIS I agree with but I still wouldn't remove the replied subject(s) so, if that is done, I hope it's optional so I don't need an Extension to put it back.
But why would you keep the same thing repeating over and over again for simply no point. It uses bandwidth, disk space and loading time in vain. Of course its not much but it does.

You agree that there is no point in changing the post title as the topic subject will always be the same. Then maybe, We could simply remove the 'post_subject' database column and add an option in the ACP to display the topic subject in each reply in that topic..... Does that sound good?

Adding it back would only need a one-line edit, so you could either do it manually or give a few clicks to install it as an extension.
I like it there.

No, we can't agree on removing it. I think they should be there and not changing the subject doesn't mean it's OK to remove it...imho.

If it's just a one line edit to add it back (assuming they change it) then there's no reason not to make it optional in the ACP for those that prefer it the way it is. Right? Frankly, if they do change it, the way it is now should be the default. ;)
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by hanakin » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:17 pm

what he is saying is that it would be one line in the template to add it back which would be at your discretion as adding control over the template is never going to go into the ACP as its very problematic

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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Master_Cylinder » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:18 pm

It's no more problematic than other things in the ACP that are optional. :roll:
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by hanakin » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:23 pm

how do figure?

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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Master_Cylinder » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:31 pm

Displaying avatars, for example; they can be turned off. So could displaying replied subjects. Just because I don't know the *details* of programming doesn't mean I don't know anything about it. I don't know if you need else/if/elseif but I know it can be done.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by PayBas » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:39 pm

Assuming that post titles will stay the way they are for the foreseeable future (they are part of the core, and will not likely be removed for various reason), the only real argument here is whether or not to display it on viewtopic_body.html

They could be remove, but we have to work around the merge-issue.

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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by hanakin » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:54 pm

Master_Cylinder wrote:Displaying avatars, for example; they can be turned off. So could displaying replied subjects. Just because I don't know the *details* of programming doesn't mean I don't know anything about it. I don't know if you need else/if/elseif but I know it can be done.
Not really the same thing it does not work the way you think it does. It has no control over the theme just the template variables.

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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Dragosvr92 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:20 pm

Master_Cylinder wrote:
Dragosvr92 wrote:
You agree that there is no point in changing the post title as the topic subject will always be the same. Then maybe, We could simply remove the 'post_subject' database column and add an option in the ACP to display the topic subject in each reply in that topic..... Does that sound good?

Adding it back would only need a one-line edit, so you could either do it manually or give a few clicks to install it as an extension.
I like it there.

No, we can't agree on removing it. I think they should be there and not changing the subject doesn't mean it's OK to remove it...imho.

If it's just a one line edit to add it back (assuming they change it) then there's no reason not to make it optional in the ACP for those that prefer it the way it is. Right? Frankly, if they do change it, the way it is now should be the default. ;)
Good. So your only argument here is that you like it there as you are nostalgic and dont like change.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Master_Cylinder » Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:02 am

hanakin wrote:
Master_Cylinder wrote:Displaying avatars, for example; they can be turned off. So could displaying replied subjects. Just because I don't know the *details* of programming doesn't mean I don't know anything about it. I don't know if you need else/if/elseif but I know it can be done.
Not really the same thing it does not work the way you think it does. It has no control over the theme just the template variables.
Of course it's not the same but it illustrates that things can be enabled and disabled. :roll:
Dragosvr92 wrote: Good. So your only argument here is that you like it there as you are nostalgic and dont like change.
No, that's just how you want to word it. :roll:

I don't mind change, this isn't a good one, imho. It's a preference and that should be good enough.
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Re: Repeating topic title in each post..

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:40 am

Dragosvr92 wrote:I dont think there are any reasons to change the post subject. A topic has replies over the same subject. If you want to change that, start a new topic.
There are reasons (which I think are good, at least), and I have done it. For example, consider a topic like "Samsung Galaxy S5 or iPhone 5" which discusses the topic starter's desire to pick one or the other. If I have a Galaxy S5, I might change the Subject to "Why I Went With The Galaxy S5" so that any replies to my post would have that title. It provides a bit of threading to the topic without actually having threads.

If somebody with an iPhone does the same thing, then you have two threads in the topic, one about the Galaxy S5 and one about the iPhone which allows people to know what the poster chose without having to read the post.

Besides, if anybody is really confused by seeing "two" titles, I wonder if they can walk and chew gum at the same time, too. :lol:

So thumbs down to the suggestion. This would be fine as an extension (or "de-extension").

Steve

P.S. I'm pretty sure that this suggestion has been discussed before, either here or at phpbb.com.
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