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Miscellaneous => Suggestions => Topic started by: dubst3pp4 on November 13, 2018, 02:40:13 pm

Title: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: dubst3pp4 on November 13, 2018, 02:40:13 pm
Hello,

next year Google+ will be suspended and so will be the Free Pascal / Lazarus community there. As you maybe know the majority of the users is really satisfied with this forum. I was thinking about what is/was the advantage of Google+ communities over this forum for me (really a subjective view), and it turns out, that I am missing a stream of recent posts in a tree-view like structure (answers indented to the original post). I know that there is the "Recent posts" link, but it would be really nice to be able to view answers to a post indented, not on the same flat level. With that option the forum would be so much more usable for me!

Is there any existing option or plugin to get this working? As I'm really experienced with web development and PHP, I would also be able to create such an extension by myself...
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: Thaddy on November 13, 2018, 02:43:24 pm
I would do it completely in Object Pascal using the standard libraries. E.g pas2js is damned good!
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: Martin_fr on November 13, 2018, 02:51:41 pm
It is not treeview, but
http://forum.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?action=.xml;sa=recent;limit=10;type=rss

It does not indent, but it adds "re:"

There are other feeds and feed formats. Google, or https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=25009.0
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: Zoran on November 13, 2018, 03:02:19 pm
Personally, I would not like such a feature implemented, as I got very much used to the forum as it is now and I think I would be lost in the tree.

The one thing I really miss in this forum is the recent topics list -- like what we have on the right hand side, but not limited to ten topics only. The "Show recent" on the left side is not a substitute, as it lists all posts, not topics.
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: dubst3pp4 on November 13, 2018, 03:04:52 pm
Interesting that you can configure the RSS feeds. But this would require an extra (RSS feed) client, I thought of an integrated view directly in this forum...
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: wp on November 13, 2018, 05:05:21 pm
The one thing I really miss in this forum is the recent topics list -- like what we have on the right hand side, but not limited to ten topics only. The "Show recent" on the left side is not a substitute, as it lists all posts, not topics.
Absolutely! I would even accept the "Show recent" on the left, but I don't see any reason why it is restricted to 100 entries. Why can't it be unlimited?. When I cannot read the forum for a few days there is a high chance that I miss topics relevant to me because they run out of the 100-items limit. In particular because many users don't obey the sub-board structure (a TAChart question posted in the high-activity LCL board will certainly be forgotten if I don't have access to the forum every day; putting it into the less active TAChart sub-board will make this less likely).
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: Martin_fr on November 13, 2018, 05:12:30 pm
If you where away: http://forum.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?action=unread (Show unread)
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: wp on November 13, 2018, 05:24:06 pm
Oh, I did not know that.
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: dubst3pp4 on November 14, 2018, 07:39:21 am
If you where away: http://forum.lazarus-ide.org/index.php?action=unread (Show unread)
Oh thanks, that's very useful. Now I also found it on the start page in the left-side user block...
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: Zoran on November 14, 2018, 08:07:57 am
I do know about "unread" and I use it, but I would like to have this list not limited to unread only.
I click on a topic in this list, close it and cannot see it any more, because then it is not "unread", but it would be nice if I could open several topics, just to take a look, then close them and be able to open them again...
Title: Re: Stream-like view of recent posts
Post by: Martin_fr on November 14, 2018, 01:07:24 pm
I cant promise anything, since I don't to installations myself (and some of the below depends on installs...)

You can search the "simple machine forum" site.
- if there are any admin settings (I doubt)
- if there are any addons (they have a whole list) that do what you want/need

Keep in mind, that we probably will not install scores of them, but if there are some good/useful ones...