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post #316 of 546
Is it possible to have a search flag that only searches for posts that have text + images? ie: narrow down searches to posts that use the img tag or whatever.
post #317 of 546
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I think I have thrown this idea out in the past when we were on vbulletin. Slickdeals.net uses it (on vbulletin) so I knew it was possible. The wiki posts only exist if someone chooses to start one (they don't exist automatically so there aren't a bunch of empty wiki posts)
On their site, it is really pretty useful--lets say you have a PSA thread. Somebody posts a deal in the thread "RL is having 40% off with this code"
A bunch of people post later and they add useful information like "Free shipping with this code" "omg works on darlton's!!" "these sizes are still in stock" etc.
The only way for a new reader to find that would be to read the whole thread--but the wiki post lets anyone take that info and compile it into a wiki post right after the OP where you can have a list of promo codes, list of the best items.
Then when the deal dies and the promos expire, you can edit it to say **DEAD** so you don't get those 3 month old threads that keep getting people excited until they make it to page 20 and realize that the deal is long gone.
Also works kind of nice to build a sort of after-the-fact thread index. e.g. in the Shoe Care thread you could link to the posts that describe the best method to get a mirror shine or take care of shell.

This. Slickdeals is the model that I was going off of. Love their wiki's.
post #318 of 546
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

This. Slickdeals is the model that I was going off of. Love their wiki's.

This might be a good idea. I'll definitely look into it. I have to advise that it may not happen right away though. It sounds like a reasonably large engineering project.
post #319 of 546
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

This might be a good idea. I'll definitely look into it. I have to advise that it may not happen right away though. It sounds like a reasonably large engineering project.

I don't know if that's even in your parameters. FYI - this reason, and this reason alone, was why I was lobbying for vBulletin for the upgrade.
post #320 of 546
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Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

 

IMO, the "Latest Discussions" drop down box on the main page should really be for "subscriptions". How many people really care what the latest discussions are? That's why you browse though the forum, but I would think almost everyone cares about the threads they have subscriptions to and would be great to have that right on the top of the main page.

 

The new layout in general is great, but think switching out the mentioned above would be a great change.


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Originally Posted by Dewey View Post

^ Disagree. Subscriptions are boring if you reading often.


I admit when I am wrong. After a few days with the new new new layout I like it better. I guess these guys do know what they are doing. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gifThanks as always for providing a great forum!

post #321 of 546
The search thread function is just utterly useless. Will this / can this be changed? It's frustrating to have no way to refine a search within a thread and the results are so scattered that there's seemingly no rhyme or reason for why they appear in the order they do.
post #322 of 546
Can we bring back the old member list and give it a button? People have been asking me for this. I'd like it too.
post #323 of 546
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Originally Posted by emptym View Post

Can we bring back the old member list and give it a button? People have been asking me for this. I'd like it too.

It's not possible right now, but we will work on that. Part of the issue was to protect the members from spammers, but we may be able to work something out. You can find anyone on the admin panel, of course.
post #324 of 546
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

I don't know if that's even in your parameters. FYI - this reason, and this reason alone, was why I was lobbying for vBulletin for the upgrade.

VBulletin was an option that we dismissed. We just can't get the type of customization and support we'd have need. Plugins are great, for small forums, generally. On a very large forum, like Styleforum, inefficiencies in queries from plugins, which have little QA/QC and support, can propagate exponentially. These were the issues that we faced before.

We face a different challenge, which is structuring of priorities.
post #325 of 546
So now I have Google Adsense trying to sell me shit from Jos. A. Bank and Kenneth Cole watches from Macy's on every page of Styleforum.
post #326 of 546
Please restore the WTB section of the forum. Makes it much easier for buyers to connect with sellers, and gives sellers a chance to scope out the market.
post #327 of 546
Could you add a way to search for NWT, NWOT, Used etc in the B&S forum?
post #328 of 546
For youtube embeds, any option to just do audio strip only (embed height = 25)? It would be useful on the music threads...
post #329 of 546
Can users we have on ignore have their posts blocked in the preview of threads as well? Like if they are the last person to post in a thread, you can see their shit. Kind of negates the whole purpose of an ignore list.
post #330 of 546
It would be incredibly useful if there was a "SHOW ALL IMAGES IN THREAD" option in searching threads...

so often there are massive thread that are 80% BS text and it takes forever to go through each page trying to find the actual images of suits. The rubinacci, napoli, and a&s expats thread would be perfect candidates.
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