Hi Bob, hi Steve,
I have already been thinking about such a feature. Someone else further up the thread already had the same idea ...
And that idea is close to how I am planning to implement this:
here is a feature i think would be great:
a member only needs to fill in that information once...
if they need support again, the fileds will already be filled in with their previous info... BUT can always update it in a new post...
Whenever a user makes his first post
in a forum, he will be given the chance to save his additional data for the next time.
Where first post
really means: first post, after that forum has been configured to use a Template for RequiredAdditionalFields
. And to make it even more confusing ...
... here's how it will *really* work technically:
As you can define several Templates of RequiredAdditionalFields
in ACP and then assign every forum on your board ONE or NO such template ... this means that you could have different forums using the same Template of RequiredAdditionalFields
So whenever a user posts, these steps are being taken:
- Check if the forum uses a Template for RequiredAdditionalFields .. and if so: which one?
- Check to see whether this user has ever submitted a post based on that Template before.
- If NO: At the bottom of the additional "dialog" there will be a checkbox asking whether to remember the data for the next post or not. *1
- If YES: Set all defaults in the additional "dialog" to the values the user submitted the last time *1
=> And to be even more precise in that point ... The checkbox will also be there if the answer was YES. If you uncheck the box, then it will use the data you just submitted in the additional "dialog" in your current post and come back with your "old data" when posting next time.
I wonder whether everyone can still understand what I am saying
... and hope that would suit your needs too ?
Don't get nervous, if you don't see any progress at my test-board
the next couple of days ... I need to get a project finished for one of my customers until next tuesday, so I have to concentrate on that a bit more
I will answer to feedback anyway ... so tell me what you think.