(New post) on board index page(then select from drop down)

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(New post) on board index page(then select from drop down)

Post by rygaard » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:00 pm

The idea is simple

Have a make "new post" button when you view the Board index - and then from a drop down select what board it belongs to (so you don't have to enter a board before posting.


(would also work for thous of us using portal page)

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Post by KevC » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:42 pm

This one comes up in the MOD request forums from time to time and I really don't get the point.

It doesn't save any time.

You write a post and choose a forum, or you go to a forum and write a post.

I don't really get it.
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Re: (New post) on board index page(then select from drop dow

Post by SidV » Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:45 pm

Mmm I think it could be a great idea
Have a make "new post" button when you view the Board index - and then from a drop down select what board it belongs to (so you don't have to enter a board before posting.
Maybe a pop up (no new window, something at css would be great).

I don't remember where I saw something like this.
You entered to Board Index, and a link said: "New Post" clicked it, and a new pop up showed.
The user post a messege, select a section (forum), and just POST. :geek:

Just that.
Simple.

Don't you think so?

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Post by Brf » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:44 pm

No. Not simple, considering you can have different permissions in each forum.
Also, if you browse the destination forum first, you can see the type of topics that are there. On a support board, such as this, you would see whether there are any topics similar to your own, and maybe you want to reply to one of those rather than making your own topic.

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Post by SidV » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:30 am

Sorry Brf, but I don't understand your replay.
If forums have different permissions, just don't put that forums at the post-box 8-)

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Post by AmigoJack » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:20 am

SidV wrote:different permissions
Checking each forum's permission is a performance hit, so "new post" must at least be a new page instead of being available on the index.

Also nobody needs to have the board index as his start - everybody's free to save a forum as favorite in his internet browser, so he'll already be where he mostly starts. And as Brf pointed out: this will make the duplicate topics issue even worse.
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Post by rygaard » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:46 pm

I dont know the coding/ technical problems this would make...
But if you use a portal page (like me) it would be super nice to have a "make new post" button instead of having to go to index, and then choose a forum.

Why:
you can easy see all new posts no matter what forum they were made in and still have easy access to the making of a new post:
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Post by Brf » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:23 pm

SidV wrote:Sorry Brf, but I don't understand your replay.
If forums have different permissions, just don't put that forums at the post-box 8-)
There are more permissions besides permission to make a new Topic. For instance, you might not have permission to add attachments for some forums, or permissions to use bbcode. How would the posting routine know to allow an attachment upload without knowing which forum the topic is being posted to?

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Re: (New post) on board index page(then select from drop dow

Post by rygaard » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:19 am

Brf wrote:
SidV wrote:Sorry Brf, but I don't understand your replay.
If forums have different permissions, just don't put that forums at the post-box 8-)
There are more permissions besides permission to make a new Topic. For instance, you might not have permission to add attachments for some forums, or permissions to use bbcode. How would the posting routine know to allow an attachment upload without knowing which forum the topic is being posted to?
If I knew the answer to that question - I would not be asking silly user requests.

I run a simple board, with simple permissions. - I dont know how other do it, but the feature is on some sites.

Perhaps the sacrificed some other parts to make that work IE only member/not member so either you can post or you cant. (And i have a forum like that - this is a request page / suggestion page - I cant code, so i just suggest what would make the user experience better from were i stand.

But im sure that some areas could be grey'ed out if there was no permissions.

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Re: (New post) on board index page(then select from drop dow

Post by tbackoff » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:06 pm

rygaard wrote:some areas could be grey'ed out if there was no permissions.
The problem isn't "no" permissions. The problem is how is posting.php supposed to know whether you have permissions to (use BBCode, post attachments, etc) if there is no forum_id tied to it. Your idea says this:
a drop down select what board it belongs to... before posting
You can't do that without knowing the forum_id. Are you suggesting that the only thing you're allowed to do is post (no BBCode, no smilies, no URLs, no attachments, etc)? That kinda defeats the purpose of posting a new topic to a forum if you can't have all the permissions you are supposed to - you might as well visit the forum and click the "new topic" button. ;)
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Re: (New post) on board index page(then select from drop dow

Post by Jessica » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:50 pm

I guess it could be sort of like this mod: viewtopic.php?f=434&t=2099637

I use it and it works fine.

As for permissions, if one does not have permission to post a topic in a forum, it says so (redirects you to the notice that you don't have permission). Basically it's a dropdown with the list of forums, when you choose one, you're directed to the create new topic page for that forum.

I think it's better left as an extension than be part of core.

I also use a Post forum select snippet: viewtopic.php?f=72&t=2124804
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