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muhaidib
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Re: custom forum images

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thanx guys for all of ur help,,, i guess we can't change the images for both read and unread, maybe in the RC it will be an option

thanx again
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Re: custom forum images

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muhaidib wrote: thanx guys for all of ur help,,, i guess we can't change the images for both read and unread, maybe in the RC it will be an option

thanx again


i really hope it will be an option in the next beta/rc as it is the only thing my test users moan about - they don't like having to click the "view new posts" link - they prefer to see immediately.

whether or not it will be 'added' is doubtful as it is 'feature frozen' - is this classed as a feature?!
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Re: custom forum images

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Yes. So it wont be added. Not sure what you're on about to be honest.... don't the icons change colour on here when you have unread posts or not? They do for me...
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Re: custom forum images

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^ they do on here...but they don't use custom forum images on here
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Re: custom forum images

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More confusion :) What this thread is about is using different images for different forums. You could still have "custom" images in the sense that you can change the default subsilver images for your own image set, but you'd still have the same image for each forum. When you choose to have a special image for a particular forum, you will no longer have it change for read/unread status.

Your take on whether this should be considered a bug may vary, but considering it'd be a very noticeable bug, I expect this to be a conscious design choice on the developer's part.
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Re: custom forum images

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I've read this thread, and now I'm confused. So, if you choose to use custom images...they will no longer change to indicate which threads contain new posts and which don't?

What's the purpose of a forum that doesn't tell you what's new? Doesn't that just leave you clicking aimlessly hoping each thread will have something new?

That sounds incredibly inconvenient, and if that is a conscious design choice, it sounds like a misguided one.

(Or am I reading this entirely wrong?)
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Re: custom forum images

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I guess you must be talking about the situation where you've elected to use a different style for one forum than with the others. I haven't tried that feature yet, but if it is true that when it is implemented there is no ability to have a full set of images just like any other style, that is totally hosed. :|

Or maybe you are talking about the forum icon, which I have not used either, but it is not designed to be a functional flag of any sort anyway, is it? I thought it was to be purely decoration from the index point of view to distinguish various forums.
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Re: custom forum images

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I thought we were talking about these images: Image Image
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Re: custom forum images

Post by Lastof »

Ok, it seems I need to clarify what we are talking about.

We are talking about the custom image that can be set to show instead of the ones cutaia just posted by going ACP => Forums => Hit Image next to forum you want it on => Forum Settings => Forum Image: => URL for image.

When one is set, it replaces the Image and the Image. The issue is that there is not simple way to have the image change depending on whether there are new posts present or not. (You would either have to actually reference a php file that checked in the database whether there were any unread posts, or mess about with the templates, using if statements, and hence not use the feature).
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Re: custom forum images

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any developers help us on this?
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