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This is the discussion topic for viewtopic.php?f=64&t=2548731&p=15479516#p15479516
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Is it limited to the contents of the FAQ or do you also want suggestions to improve the implementation?

On my boards, the number one misunderstood feature is why private messages appear 'stuck' in the outbox. The explanation from https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... m_folders/ would help.
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Suggestion for additional topics are welcome. Thanks.
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P_I wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Is it limited to the contents of the FAQ or do you also want suggestions to improve the implementation?

On my boards, the number one misunderstood feature is why private messages appear 'stuck' in the outbox. The explanation from https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... m_folders/ would help.
I have the same question on my board. I would suggest:
Why is my private message stuck in the Outbox?
Sent messages will appear in either the "Outbox" or the "Sent Messages" folder. As long as the recipient(s) have not yet read the message, it will stay in the "Outbox". As soon as someone reads the message it will be archived to the "Sent messages" folder.
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Hello, it can may be helpful to include a note for using the "QuickReply" (form).
Reference:
viewtopic.php?p=15525731#p15525731
viewtopic.php?p=15526041#p15526041
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Links! The whole FAQ has been text only for over a decade and not one single word/term is linked. Examples:
  • BBCode is explained in various questions, but not one of them links to the actual BBCode help
  • "I registered but cannot login!" neither links to the login, nor does the login link to this FAQuestion. Hello, it's the internet - it works thru links.
  • "I’ve lost my password!" loosely explains where to do that, but again: no link.
  • "What does the “Delete cookies” do?" could use the link to delete cookies, too.
  • "How do I change my settings?"... I guess you noticed by now: just link to UCP > Board preferences > Edit global settings in the text.
...and so on. Even the BBCode help could use a link in the "Adding attachments into a post" pointing to UCP > Overview > Manage attachments.


Pictures! Again there's only text when existing pictures could be embedded to explicitly show what is meant. Examples:
  • "How do I edit or delete a post?" should show the current style's "edit" so called button. Of course it's not a picture anymore, but that's neither my fault, nor the reader's. Those who designed today's CSS and use FontAwesome can figure out how to embed it into a FAQ.
  • "How can I report posts to a moderator?" should also illustrate the button.
  • "How do I subscribe to specific forums?"... Again I guess you noticed by now: just use the same "pictures" that are used throughout the board so people unmistakingly recognize them.
...and so on.
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