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hmmyBr ekos
  • 2
  • 27 Oct '15
  1. For unread comments in the thread list can you link to the FIRST unread comment? Highlighting or creating a div style for unread posts would be nice, too. See below:
    unread.PNG

  2. Would you be interested in threading the topics in a way where you could show specific comments in a thread? A few examples would be:

    http://community.spirit-project.com/topic/227/spirit-v040-is-out/#c1,c4
    This would show comment 1 and comment 4, filtering out all other comments

http://community.spirit-project.com/topic/227/spirit-v040-is-out/#c2-c9
This would show comment 2 through 4, filtering out all other comments

I'm referencing http://tablecat.ipyo.heliohost.org/read.cgi/perl/1440876042/2-4,6,8

  1. When you type "@n" could you have it fetch any names that start with "n". You can then select the name of the user. See below:
    mention.png

Edit: @nitely

nitelyEsteban Castro Borsani
  • 27 Oct '15

@hmmy said:

  1. For unread comments in the thread list can you link to the FIRST unread comment? Highlighting or creating a div style for unread posts would be nice, too. See below:
    unread.PNG

Right now, it should link to the last read comment, at least for new unread replies (unread replies preceding this feature may behave differently). But yeah, I think you are right, it should take you to the first unread comment, I will take a look at it.

Would you be interested in threading the topics in a way where you could show specific comments in a thread?

It is doable but how would the UX work? or you mean it as a hidden feature?

When you type "@n" could you have it fetch any names that start with "n".

Will do it.

hmmyBr ekos
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  • 28 Oct '15

@nitely said:
It is doable but how would the UX work? or you mean it as a hidden feature?

The thought would be that you could link certain comments to show. This could be as simple as referring to a first post and a post that was most helpful/answers a problem or question. I'm not sure if you should hide the comments or just have the comments that are selected showing. You can also indicate that it is not the whole topic, and link to the original topic. It would also be neat if you could filter it so if you typed:

http://community.spirit-project.com/topic/227/spirit-v040-is-out/nitely

This would fetch all posts from this user.

Another feature that would be nice is selecting certain text from a post, then clicking quote, that would only quote the specific text and not the whole post. Sometimes posts could be long. This post I'm typing for example, I had to delete all but one line from your post.

Not sure if that's something that should be planned

Right now, it should link to the last read comment, at least for new unread replies (unread replies preceding this feature may behave differently). But yeah, I think you are right, it should take you to the first unread comment, I will take a look at it.

I'm currently using Firefox, and it doesn't seem to link to the last post.

When you type "@n" could you have it fetch any names that start with "n".

This could apply to private topics as well- where you type each user (user1, user2). Right now you have to type the name, it would be nice if it fetched a list to help out.

nitelyEsteban Castro Borsani
  • 28 Oct '15

This could be as simple as referring to a first post and a post that was most helpful/answers a problem or question.

I do think it could be useful. The question is how would you refer to this posts. Typing a URL seems cumbersome to me.

There are some related features I can think of:

  • Replying to a post by typing @reply:1, it would show a button to expand the post content. I think flarum has this.
  • Best of, after archiving a topic it would show a button to filter the most liked posts within the archived topic. vanillaforums has this feature.

It would also be neat if you could filter it so if you typed:

http://community.spirit-project.com/topic/227/spirit-v040-is-out/nitely

So, a hidden feature then?, no UI element to make this discoverable by someone that does not know this feature exists.

I believe discourse has this feature, you click on the user's avatar (somewhere, I don't remember where exactly) and it'll filter all user comments in the current topic.

Either way, this will be possible in Spirit, once the search capability to search within a topic is in place. Maybe a shortcut (ie: click an avatar, a button, or something) would be nice.

hmmyBr ekos
  • 28 Oct '15

This idea might not work all that well with this script, because there's no indication of comment numbers in each topic. Also, comments are not structured to easily to support this idea. I'll still give my two cents, because some sort of topic filtering would be handy.

Typing a URL seems cumbersome to me.

You could implement something to the top next to the topic title (maybe an icon floating right). Where you can either filter or put options for the thread. See: https://engine.vichan.net/support/ or http://doushio.com/moe/ and look at how they have an "option" link at the top right. Once clicked, and the options come up you could have a field like "Comments:" with the text "All" in the field. When you click "All", you can type whatever posts you want and separate them by a comma- similar to adding users to private topics:
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Like adding users to private topics you input which comments you want, also allowing you to enter in different values. An example: "1-3,5,7,10-20". You can also apply this idea to the username by entering in "nitely, hmmy". You can then have a submit button that would refresh the page generating/updating the URL. A reset button could also be in the topic options button which would let you pull the whole topic up.

I think that would be pretty neat to see with this script.

The question is how would you refer to this posts.
Replying to a post by typing @reply:1, it would show a button to expand the post content. I think flarum has this.

If you had the @reply.1 idea implemented, you can easily type them: @reply:1-3,4,5,6-100 or @reply:nitely,hmmy. You can take a look at the search bar on http://esotalk.org/forum/ to get some reference for custom filters.

Either way, this will be possible in Spirit, once the search capability to search within a topic is in place. Maybe a shortcut (ie: click an avatar, a button, or something) would be nice.

Yea, the "option" idea I had is similar to this. Maybe with another tab of "info" which shows similar to Discourse, except simple and beautiful like the rest of the script.
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