Re: NV recent topics
Sent: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:39 am
Here is a direct link to my post if you find time to take a look.
* Quote webguys
Re: NV recent topics
Sent: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:19 am
nickvergessen wrote:Sorry for PMing you
Subject: NV recent topics
webguys wrote:Q1. Can the Parent Category Name be included on the Index page listing right alongside the Recent Topic Heading, Poster, Date and Time information?
I guess it is possible in some way. But I'm very short on time right now as I'm writing some tests for my university "intermediate diploma" (if that's an english word) if you could just remidn me in an other week I guess I should be able to tell you how.
webguys wrote:Q3. If this Mod cannot do what I'm asking, is there anybody that knows of another Mod out there that might include Parents?
things like this might be another reason when you do not get any reply from the authors, as MOD-Thread Hijacking is not very likly seen.
sorry for the later reply.
I meant nothing personal by that comment. In fact, it had not occurred to me that Mod writers would not appreciate asking for other sources. It is hard to cater to everyone's needs as a Mod writer and I wrote my comment also thinking you may not feel like answering it and it would leave you an out for not replying. That's because the other person that asked a similar question about showing Parents didn't receive input months back. I have actually been watching this thread for months. I figure you do this on a voluntary basis and there will be times when you just can't get to things. So that's why I asked for another source or option in your thread. I did not come here and skip to the last post and make my comment. I have read the entire thread months ago.
I am knowledgeable with PHP. Not a rocket scientist with PHP, but can get a lot of stuff working. However, I am not thoroughly conversant with PHPBB code, so I can't offer support advice at PHPBB.com, but I have done so in several other technical forums related to web development. Looking at your code it appears that a "join" might could be used to query both tables to retrieve the Parent forum.
I do believe that echoing the Parent would be an added benefit to your already great Script. It's the best one out there. If a forum is large with subforums it's easy to get lost and labeling and echoing the Parent would help navigation.
My forums are actually two levels deep with two Categories preceeding the forums where posts are allowed. So it's actually two Parent's deep for me. Not just one Parent.
I have patched together a straight PHP option querying the database directly (no PHPBB3 code) and it requires manually inserting the code into each subforum. It would be great if it was controllable in the ACP, but I just don't know enough about PHPBB3 to get it done.
Anyway, if you get a chance, I would be very grateful if you had a code snippet that would work with your Script.