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solved - Active Topics

Post by TheInquistor » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:18 pm

This was just brought to my attn. When clicking view active topics link on forums, we only see gloabal announcements. Is this default? I want to say that there are mods to modify this, but wanted to ask before i go tweakin on the code
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Re: Active Topics

Post by KevC » Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:20 pm

There was a bug in the previous versions whereby the option was on regardless of the admin panel option. This has now been fixed and so the default 'no' option is actually working correctly.

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Click the green cog next to the forum you want to include

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You can turn it on for all forums by using this query on your database. NB you may need to change the table prefix to your own.

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UPDATE phpbb_forums SET forum_flags = forum_flags | 16 WHERE forum_type < 2;
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Re: Active Topics

Post by TheInquistor » Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:56 am

i thankyou. i will do as said.

what exactly decides a topic is active anyway? is it posts only?
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Re: Active Topics

Post by TheInquistor » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:04 am

i just went thru all of the forums as mentioned and noticed that all of the forum catergories have the active topic to yes. but when i resynced all the catergories, view active topics still only shows global announcements. im actually not sure tho what else should show or what makes a topic active.

and if i have the moderator forum active, permission will keep those without access from seeing it...right?
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Re: Active Topics

Post by ric323 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:07 am

TheInquistor wrote:i just went thru all of the forums as mentioned and noticed that all of the forum catergories have the active topic to yes...
Categories don't contain posts, only forums contain posts.
You need to set this option to "yes" in the forums, not in the categories containing the forums.
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Re: Active Topics

Post by TheInquistor » Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:19 am

if i am sure the permission will keep them out, i will just db them all to yes. will they
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Re: Active Topics

Post by ric323 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:50 am

TheInquistor wrote:if i am sure the permission will keep them out, i will just db them all to yes. will they
I don't understand what you are asking.
Is this related to what you were asking about active topics?
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Re: Active Topics

Post by TheInquistor » Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:18 am

it sounds like the database option will fix the issue, i was just leary because of moderator forums. but i believe the permissions will work. just didnt know if a database edit would override permissions.

and what is an active topic. what designates a topic active?
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Re: Active Topics

Post by JimA » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:36 am

A database edit won't override permissions. The only thing the database query Kevin gave you will do is enable the "Display active topics" flag for every forum, which you'd otherwise have to do manually. It doesn't touch or override anything related to permissions. ;)

A topic is active when there has been posted in it in the last 7 days. However at the bottom of the "View active topics" page is a checkbox where you can decide the timeframe. :)
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Re: Active Topics

Post by TheInquistor » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:44 am

excellent. i will consider this topic solved
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