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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:16 PM
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Default New Feature: Thread Prefixes

I've added Thread Prefixes for forums and subforums. When you create a thread you can now add a prefix to the thread which will display similar to how stickies are displayed. Based on feedback from moderators the prefixes you can choose are as follows:

In main forums:
FAQ
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In subforums:
Map
Mod
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MP
Utility
AAR

Please use the appropriate prefixes in the appropriate forums only. You *should* be able to go back and edit in these prefixes into existing threads as well if you so desire.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: New Feature: Thread Prefixes

Fine addition. Thanks
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: New Feature: Thread Prefixes

FYI, you can also search via prefixes in the advanced search.
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Default Re: New Feature: Thread Prefixes

I responded to your post in the Dom3 forum, but I thought I'd post here too. I edited the Magic Path Booster Guide in my sig and was unable to edit a prefix into an old post. I pressed "Edit" followed by "Go Advanced" and didn't see it anywhere.
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I responded to your post in the Dom3 forum, but I thought I'd post here too. I edited the Magic Path Booster Guide in my sig and was unable to edit a prefix into an old post. I pressed "Edit" followed by "Go Advanced" and didn't see it anywhere.
It'll be right next to the thread title, a small dropdown menu with the various options. I added it for you.
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FYI, you can also search via prefixes in the advanced search.
That's awesome, by the way. In case it is tagged in the right way, by this prefix, I can specifically search for MP games, bugs, maps, mods, etc. that interest me. Now all we need is that everybody prefixes his threads...
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Default Re: New Feature: Thread Prefixes

Mindi, would it be possible to make all of the prefixes available in all of the forums? The color codes are distinctive and several of the prefixes are, at least in the Dom3 community, useful in both the main and subforums (e.g. utility, wishlist, bug, FAQ, tutorial and guide ones.
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Default Re: New Feature: Thread Prefixes

The list of what was allowed where was originally based on moderator feedback and how the forums are structured. I have added utility to the main forums and wishlist for the subforums, but there really isn't a reason to put a map, mod, scenario or AAR in the main forums, etc. I don't see a reason bugs should be in the subforums as if it's a bug for a specific mod, etc then it should be posted in the thread for that mod...not posted for a new thread. And unless their are actual threads on how to do a map, mod etc, then there shouldn't be a reason for FAQ or tutorial either...and really those should be stickied instead Now the guide ones need to be in one place or the other. We can add a subforum specifically for guides if the users think its necessary, but I don't want content such as this scattered in different forums.....it makes it less user friendly to newbies.
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Default Re: New Feature: Thread Prefixes

I have been tempted to use my
(((awesome moderator powers)))
to put prefixes in some of the map threads myself, but I haven't done it.



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Old August 25th, 2008, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: New Feature: Thread Prefixes

Well, since thread prefixes can be searched it would probably be beneficial to make sure useful threads are categorized.

I'm sure most people would not mind your help.
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