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H-hich

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Posted on: 2008/8/13 21:14
H-hich
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Just popping in
Posts: 18
Since: 2008/7/31
#1

CBB feature to follow conversations ( flag )

Hi everyone,

I'd like to introduce you a feature that makes the "mesdiscussion.net" forums (french forums) absolutely awesome and that I think would make XOOPS and CBB 4 the best platforms of discussion/forums.

Maybe you already know the "flag" system as we call it in France. Everytime you read a topic, it is automatically marked with a red flag. If you answer it, it is marked with a blue flag. As soon as someone answers in a topic that you've read (red flag) or in which you answered (blue flag), the flag gets more colorful, so you know at once if anyone answered the corresponding topic. It pops to your eyes. If you click the flag, you directly reach where you had stopped (reading or writing) which allows you to follow the different conversations in a more intuitive way than with the basic CBB.

Some websites (like www.tomsguide.fr) for example developped a personnalised space on the page, in a block, that make the all experience even better. In this space on the page, you can see a list of all the topics you participated in and where there are new contributions you haven't read yet. This list is permanently and automaticaly updating. As soon as you click on a topic you were following to read it's new content, it disapears from the list untill new contributions are brought to it.

It doesn't look like it's that awesome the way I present it to you but it completely modifies the user's experience on the website and I think that this kind of feature could be a huge plus for Xoops.

I hope that someone will be able to develop this kind of feature for use in Xoops/CBB. I personnaly can't as I don't have the necessary skills.

Thanks a lot for reading and sorry about the English if there are too many mistakes. The friend I asked to translate this text tried to do his best.

See ya ^^


[I don't know if I ask that a the right place, if you have an idea for a better place to ask that, please tell me i'll do)

H-hich

Just popping in
Posted on: 2008/8/13 21:19
H-hich
H-hich (Show more)
Just popping in
Posts: 18
Since: 2008/7/31
#2

Re: CBB feature to follow conversations ( flag )

I have made a screenshot to show you the customised block :

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As you can see, you can follow your discussions everywhere, without the need to check every time your forums.