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Forums Feature Wishlist

Paul le Fou

AAAAAAAA
(He)
That's where I was looking. I see options to change notifications received, but not to change how threads are watched.
 

Johnny Unusual

(He/Him)
Though there's a way to assign a start time to a video (for youtube at least) can there be a way the mods can get an end time feature also put in. I like to post time codes to make excerpts from clips for maximum effect and/or to make a point.
 

rkdn42

Lichotaur
(he/him)
Could it be added to have the number of posts in a thread show up on the page like the previous forum?
It was something like "Showing posts 151-180" (maybe also "out of 182")

Also, the pagination numbers also would display which # posts were under that page, such that hovering over the "5" would show "posts 121-150". I found this useful for showing how many posts would be in the next page while in the thread to know if I wanted to continue reading on wait until later (and not commit to reading 20+ long posts and losing my place when I had to go do something else/go to sleep/reboot).
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Maybe it's just something to be careful of, but I just found out that if you inline spoil a link and it's clicked on, rather than making the text visible and requiring you to click on it again, it just opens the link right away.

I'm used to clicking to reveal what's spoiled, then clicking the link itself after it's appeared. Is that an option?
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Maybe it depends how you created the link in the editor? I definitely remember the insta-link under spoiler happening when LBD posted something earlier, but yeah, Mogri's link doesn't want to go at all.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
If you can point me to a spoiler that behaves how LBD is describing, I might be able to fix it.
 

aturtledoesbite

earthquake ace
(any/all)
I can say that Mogri's test right there functions exactly how you would expect it to for me

Tap once, it unhides
Tap again, it goes to link

I'm on Android Chrome, if that helps.
 

Adrenaline

Post Reader
(He/Him)
Oh Mogri's link didn't seem like it was going anywhere because it was going to itself

It looks like the spoiler tag is inside Nytetrayn's link whereas it's outside Mogri's.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Oh Mogri's link didn't seem like it was going anywhere because it was going to itself

It looks like the spoiler tag is inside Nytetrayn's link whereas it's outside Mogri's.
Yes, this is the difference. If the wraps the [ispoiler], then clickin... link take up only part of your spoiler text.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
Yes, this is the difference. If the wraps the {ispoiler}, then clicking on it will activate the link, and there's nothing I can do about that. A surefire way to prevent this is to make the link take up only part of your spoiler text.
Ooh, that unclosed ispoiler tag did weird things! It seems to have randomly elided half your post in the rendered version....
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Oh hey, that's super weird! It didn't actually spoil anything, it just decided to make it vanish.

I look forward to getting acquainted with the quirks of this new forum.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
(He/him)
Huh, wild. I just used the toolbar to add the link, then again right after to spoiler tag it. Guess they didn't take that sort of thing into account?

Anyway, new thing: On mobile, I don't see page numbers, and if you click on a thread you're caught up on ("Oh, I just thought of something I wanted to add!"), you're taken to the very first post.

Not earth-shattering, but nor is it ideal.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
You can jump to the last post instead if you tap the timestamp. True of desktop and mobile, though it's harder to hit on mobile.
 

conchobhar

What's Shenmue?
(he/him/his)
I don't mean to be a bother, but I'm curious if the moderation team has made a decision one way or the other on implementing an ignore thread feature (mentioned earlier in the thread). I have, all in honesty, been pining for it even since we moved to this board, because I think it would dramatically improve my browsing experience here. I've no problem waiting on it if it's coming— I understand the staff is busy and have more important things to deal with— and if it's been decided against, that's OK, I'll live without it … but it'd be nice to know what to expect.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
It would be nice to have, but I'm not sure we found an add-on supported by this forum version. If I'm wrong, please let me know.
 

gahitsu

le petite mort
Staff member
Moderator
I'll run it by the admin team, but $10 is a drop in the bucket, so I personally would have no problem with it.
 

Kirin

Summon for hire
(he/him)
I assume this is purely YouTube's API being incredibly dumb and there's nothing we can do about it from the forum end, but whenever someone posts a video that doesn't allow off-site embeds (which these days seems to include almost anything that has licensed music in it) and you click play, it just gives a window that says "Video Unavailable" and suggests *other* videos. Now 99% of the time the video in question plays just fine if you open it on youtube.com itself, but stupidly there's nowhere to click in the "unavailable" preview that does that for you! You have to right-click, choose "copy video URL", open a new tab manually, and paste it. Which is all perfectly doable but annoying when there's no reason for it not to just be a new-window link in the first place.

The only way I could see around this is if YouTube finds a way to pre-check whether a video is embed-able, in a way that let us (or some plug-in writer) entirely replace the (failed) video stream on click with a link instead.
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
I assume this is purely YouTube's API being incredibly dumb and there's nothing we can do about it from the forum end, but whenever someone posts a video that doesn't allow off-site embeds (which these days seems to include almost anything that has licensed music in it) and you click play, it just gives a window that says "Video Unavailable" and suggests *other* videos.
To be clear, this is not quite what's happening. I did a fair bit of reading on this when the complaint was first raised, and the problem is that any video that YT internally recognizes as having licensed music won't properly embed here, even if it is explicitly allowed to be embedded and would work just fine if embedded elsewhere. I believe that I read that this is a known Xenforo bug. So not quite the same thing, although it doesn't actually change the answer.
 

Kishi

Little Waves
(They/Them)
Staff member
Moderator
For the record, you do get a link to the video if it has embedding disabled:




But not if the error results from the Xenforo bug:

 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
Now that I'm browsing back through my previous findings (I was writing what I'd found in Discord at the time), I don't quite have the right of it in my previous post either. It's not a Xenforo bug, but rather a Chrome bug. To copy-paste myself:

FWIW (which is not much), I tested a few different browsers and the embeds work on IE.
This has nothing to do with the forum software. To use a broken embed of Daikaiju's as an example:
This URL should work in Chrome in a new tab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf-2F_3Enxw
Now try this URL in a new Chrome tab instead and press play: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qf-2F_3Enxw

I still think it's a bug, but not with Xenforo
So if you really want those embeds to work, start using IE, I guess?

(Do not use IE.)
 

JBear

Internet's foremost Bertolli cosplayer
(He/Him)
Yeah, it may be that it working in IE at all is, in fact, the bug, although the weird behaviour ("video unavailable" feels like a general exception-handling message to me) leads me to believe otherwise. Presumably YT introduced some new overreaching DRM measure under the hood (or this is an unintended impact of one) and IE is old/creaky enough that it doesn't recognize or care about it.
 
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