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by v12mike
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

OK that makes more sense.

I have however now changed the user interface so that drafts and non-draft messages don't appear on the same page, so the background differentiation seems less beneficial.

The demo site was broken for a couple of days after a minor mishap while editing, no back on-line.
by v12mike
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

I updated the demo site http://xmv6.uk/new_drafts_demo1 with some improvements to the UI for navigating draft posts and PMs, there are now buttons for editing or deleting drafts on the draft search results page and the PMs draft box. I think that the feature is now more or less complete from a funct...
by v12mike
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

I have updated the demo site with code that re-implements PM drafts. It was actually easier than post drafts because the PM system already has folders and most of the necessary elements in the style templates.

remember that this is currently prototype code, and there is scope for improvement.
by v12mike
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

I have just updated the demo site ( http://xmv6.uk/new_drafts_demo1/ ) to have "Load Drafts" buttons next to the "New Topic" and "Post reply" buttons. On the viewforum page the new button loads all of the current user's drafts in that forum, and on the viewtopic page, the button loads all of the cur...
by v12mike
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

An interesting thought. Changing colours is a bit of a grey area (excuse the pun), as unless there is already a background colour used elsewhere Yes, there is the unapproved posts' color (light red iirc). I just tested this with some unapproved posts, and (using prosilver) I don't see this red back...
by v12mike
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

An interesting thought. Changing colours is a bit of a grey area (excuse the pun), as unless there is already a background colour used elsewhere Yes, there is the unapproved posts' color (light red iirc). I had overlooked that, I will see how well it works in this template. but the user ( and moder...
by v12mike
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

I have had some comments from "Drifter" (who probably has a different handle here), with my response: Thanks for your comments. 1 - In the post editor next to cancel | save draft | preview | submit | delete - how about a 'your drafts' button. The best positioning of "your drafts" links or buttons is...
by v12mike
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

I have been prototyping some aspects of this feature, and it does not seem to be too fearsome. The approach that I have taken is to treat saved drafts more or less as submitted posts, but with a new visibility code that makes them invisible to most normal forum operations. A bit of tweaking of the p...
by v12mike
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Will importing 170,000 posts slow down overall performance of phpBB?
Replies: 24
Views: 1654

Re: Will importing 170,000 posts slow down overall performance of phpBB?

My main forum has over 500,000 posts and it has no speed issues. The performance is largely governed by the number of concurrent active users, the database performance and the phpBB cache. You do need a server with a reasonable amount of RAM, I currently have 4 GB which is quite adequate but databas...
by v12mike
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster
Replies: 23
Views: 4190

Re: Re-implement "Drafts" as normal posts visible only to the poster

Toxyy wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:52 pm
v12mike wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:54 pm
such as BBCode support, attachment support
Implemented these on another board myself, not really too difficult. Just some html wrappers IIRC for the bbcode bit.
Feel free to submit a patch.
by v12mike
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Images Hijacked by Photobucket?
Replies: 178
Views: 353123

Re: Images Hijacked by Photobucket?

Good investigative work there, Keypro. I know of some other forum admins who have never got around to downloading copies of their externally hosted images, and thought that it was now too late, but perhaps they will do it now.
by v12mike
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Extensions in Development
Topic: [3.2][3.3][BETA] Image Redirect
Replies: 47
Views: 4523

Re: [3.2][BETA] Image Redirect

You are welcome.

And just to be clear, the current version of this extension is now v2.0.1-b1 https://github.com/v12mike/imageredirec ... 0.1-b1.zip

I intend to implement some minor corrections and submit this for phpBB approval in the near future.
by v12mike
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Extensions in Development
Topic: [3.2][3.3][BETA] Image Redirect
Replies: 47
Views: 4523

Re: [3.2][BETA] Image Redirect

I just realised what the problem is. I fairly recently updated the harvesting scripts to add the original filename extension to the harvested files (which helps browsers understand some files) and I updated the extension at the same time, but I forgot the label and release the new version of the ext...
by v12mike
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Extensions in Development
Topic: [3.2][3.3][BETA] Image Redirect
Replies: 47
Views: 4523

Re: [3.2][BETA] Image Redirect

Which version of the extension have you installed? In the Extension settings, is "Local Image Store Mode" shown as enabled? Does it work correctly if you make a new post on your forum with the same PB image link? Do you have any other extensions installed that manipulate the way that posts are displ...
by v12mike
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: phpBB Ideas
Topic: Posts waiting for approval should be visible to the authors
Replies: 34
Views: 52474

Re: Posts waiting for approval should be visible to the authors

I'm concerned by the creeping complexity of item visibility in SQL queries. I am not thrilled by the complexity of the query, but it does not seem to slow it down significantly, and it is not going to be more efficient to split it into 2 queries. Could it be better to display unapproved posts and t...

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