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posted at 2011-04-12 20:01 by JoshuaR

Let this be a thread if you notice forum bugs or have suggested improvements, I guess.

Is it easy to make "newest" posts go to the top of the forum, or is the coding difficult? I know as we add topics, it'll become more difficult to notice "newest" posts if they appear in older topics down below. No need to add extra work if it's not something basic, but it would definitely increase functionality.

posted at 2011-04-18 07:26 by fernbap

Yes, it is easy. however, that would imply a series of extra database queries every time anyone opens a forum page.
I'm trying to keep this forum as light as possible.
That doesn't mean i won't add that, if things get confusing.

posted at 2011-04-18 18:14 by joshuar

Is there a way for the database itself to re-order? Say if the forum is an array and each topic created gets added for topic 0, 1, 2, 3, that when a new post comes up in topic 2, the forum will re-order the array so that topic 2 is now topic 3 and 3 is now 2? So the extra query would only occur after each post rather than each view?

For now it's fine, but I can imagine very quickly it will get confusing, especially without a "new post" notification/flag. But we can see. Thanks for looking into it.

posted at 2011-09-23 17:52 by wmahan

Possible forum bug: I entered a post title that was apparently too long, and I got an error page about a SQL syntax error, and my post was added with no body or author information. Submitting the same post with a shorter title succeeded.

posted at 2011-09-24 21:10 by smallblackcat

I've deleted that post now, for the sake of cleanliness. Not sure this was a bug as such, just a character limit for post titles.

posted at 2011-12-08 04:37 by cjldx

posted at 2012-01-11 22:38 by joshuar

I guess I'm interested in revisiting the option for bumping threads with new posts to the top. Part of the test will be if anyone sees this post. If it takes too long, we'll know we need to implement the feature. If not, it means I am the only one that struggles through the sea of topics searching for newer dates.

posted at 2012-01-12 08:08 by pchesso

Don't mean to disappoint you, but I have seen your post promptly. :)
But I am struggling with this, too. If threads with fresh posts could jump to top, that would be nice.

posted at 2012-01-12 18:47 by joshuar

Darn. I was almost hoping no one would see it.

posted at 2012-01-25 18:32 by jaberwock

Suggestion from a player: having players offer time spans which may be more useful than fixed times in the game forum.

posted at 2012-01-28 21:31 by joshuar

What do you mean by that? Instead of scheduling a game for 12:30, it would be scheduled for 12:30-3:00, with an agreed adjournment if it goes beyond? Or that someone will arrive between 12-12:30 to start the game and the opponent will idle?

Or just in offering times? In which case ranges are preferred anyway?

posted at 2012-03-04 21:51 by wmahan

Topics with the newest post should now go to the top of the forum.