Remove the friends feature, turn foes into an ignore feature

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Remove the friends feature, turn foes into an ignore feature

Post by callumacrae » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:21 pm

The friends and foes functionality isn't really used much (the friends feature does literally nothing), so I propose that it be removed from the core and replaced with a clearer named "ignore" feature instead.

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Post by nickvergessen » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:24 pm

The were comments on Area51 that extensions want to use the friendsfeature more.
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Post by imkingdavid » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:24 pm

Friends gives you an easy way to find certain peoples' profiles in your UCP. It also is used in the PM Compose screen, providing you with the ability to easy add a friend as a recipient.

Also, we don't know what MODs or custom scripts people have written might be using it for. So IMO we should leave in the current functionality but expand upon it to add things, such as ignoring foes.
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Re: Remove the friends feature, turn foes into an ignore fea

Post by Hardolaf » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:26 pm

Can we split this topic in half? While I would like an ignore feature, I want the friends feature kept.

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Post by callumacrae » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:28 pm

Currently, the foes feature acts as an ignore feature (although the name could certainly be improved).
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Post by EXreaction » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:34 pm

I agree that it should be left as is. Some mods, including the User Blog Mod I wrote long ago, added a bunch of special functionality based on friends/foes.

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Post by noth » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:38 pm

nickvergessen wrote:The were comments on Area51 that extensions want to use the friendsfeature more.
this would be great, I have always loved the friends/foes facility, it came in with phpBB3 and I was thrilled with it
to hear that extensions want to use the friendsfeature more is good news to me

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Post by nickvergessen » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:40 pm

EXreaction wrote:I agree that it should be left as is. Some mods, including the User Blog Mod I wrote long ago, added a bunch of special functionality based on friends/foes.
Just for the record, the gallery uses it to handle permission for own images. (you can restrict access to friends only)
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Post by Volksdevil » Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:37 pm

I think the 'Friends' part is fine as it is, but the 'Foe' part could maybe do with being more positive in what it stops.

Such as rather than just hiding posts from X user, if a user has made somebody a Foe, maybe the Foe shouldn't even be able to view the members profile?

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Post by bonelifer » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:55 pm

Volksdevil wrote:... maybe the Foe shouldn't even be able to view the members profile?
Definitely would be an improvement.
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Post by keith10456 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:12 am

Leave as is...

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Post by Kamahl19 » Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:56 am

i think we should expand friends feature, similarly like i did on phpbb social network and like it is done on FB. it means to add approve/ignore mechanism, which adds both users as friends or noone.

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Post by Danielx64 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:59 am

Kamahl19 wrote:i think we should expand friends feature, similarly like i did on phpbb social network and like it is done on FB. it means to add approve/ignore mechanism, which adds both users as friends or noone.

I've leave as it is :)

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Re: Remove the friends feature, turn foes into an ignore fea

Post by AmigoJack » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:07 am

imkingdavid wrote:Friends gives you an easy way to find certain peoples' profiles in your UCP. It also is used in the PM Compose screen, providing you with the ability to easy add a friend as a recipient.
I use this for years already - seems like callum didn't spot it at all.

Also "5.3.4. Friends and Foes" in the manual still needs to be done.
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