Ptirhiik - RPGnet-fr wrote:
Nothing wrong : you have to select a forum in the drop down list to display it : that's almost what you do when hitting select without choosing one (it takes so the first).
I finally got this to work.
The GUI design needs some help before it is fully useful - so do the directions. The directions do not indicate even a little how to operate the screen that displays after you push select. And it does not operate in a logical fashion.
For those that are wondering:
1. Access merge
.php by pushing the >< button at the bottom of the screen when viewing the contents of a thread. You cannot access it from anywhere else.
2. Three entry boxes appear. In one, you must enter the new topic name (this doesn't work). The next two are for the destination topic and the origination topic that you are going to merge
3. If you would rather pick from a list of threads, push the select button to the right of each of the entry boxes.
4. A screen will display that says "No topics or posts met your search criteria".
5. There is a drop down in the upper right of the screen. It is not for changing from the merge
function to read a forum. It is for selecting a forum to pull threads from to pick a topic to merge
. Choose a forum from the drop down.
6. The forum's thread names will populate the list, replacing the error message.
7. Select which thread you wish to merge
8. Push the Submit button at the bottom of the screen
9. The ID number of the thread you chose has now been placed in the entry box for you on the previous screen.
This use case scenario should have a step taken out of it. Instead of having a SELECT button that generates an empty screen with an error message, why not simply
place the drop down with the forum names to the right of the entry box on the first screen?
Then, the user would follow these steps:
1. Enter merge
.php by pushing merge
2. Enter new thread name
3. Enter the ID number of the thread to merge
4. If you do not know the ID number, then choose a forum from the drop down on the right to see a list of threads to choose from.
5. Pick a thread.
6. Return to previous screen with thread selected.
That would be much simpler and cause fewer "errors" where experienced computer professionals and power users would not be hurling rocks at your modification. Returning error messages should never happen in a GUI application unless the user has made a mistake or what they were attempting cannot be accomplished
. Errors indicate finality - that one should stop trying and go back to where they came from.
I still say the directions for installing the mod stink. They don't explain how to use the mod once installed. I tried installing it on 2.0.6 unmodified, and the code your mod asks to FIND is not in the code. You must edit out the erroneous characters from your directions to FIND the proper code, or guess at where it should go, as someone has indicated for you above.