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#11
ookpik nailed it on the head for explaining it.

The "Rate" feature is a standard feature in the software. There are "like" plugins I could add, but they are a bit flaky. I can look into it if that's something people like though

There are two counters though ookpik. If you look next to your user name you'll see your reputation. If you look at the top of a thread you'll see 5 stars to give a thread a rating.
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#12
(10-21-2014, 10:43 AM)Spokes Wrote: If you look at the top of a thread you'll see 5 stars to give a thread a rating.

Yes but how do you show that a particular post has a high rating? Suppose somewhere in the thread someone makes a particularly insightful post or a post that delivers a decisive point about a hotly debated topic. How do we give that post the recognition it deserves and show our appreciation for that particular post?

A couple of related comments. I access the forums using a bookmark to www.waterlooregionconnected.com/search.php?action=getnew. This displays a list of threads that have new posts since my last visit to the forum. Then I click the green arrow on each to open new tabs that go directly to the first unread (by me) new post in each thread. 

1. Unless a thread is new I never see the top of a thread and thus never see its rating. Would it be possible to add the thread rating to the Thread / Author field in Search Results?

2. With several tabs open to new posts it quickly becomes difficult to know which thread I'm looking at. I have to scroll all the way up to the top of the thread to see its title. Would it be possible to also put the thread title in the Quick Reply line, i.e. "Quick Reply to Other Forum Issues"?

I realize my use of the forum may be quirky so don't go to a lot of trouble to explore these suggestions, unless of course others would also find them useful. Thanks.
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#13
(10-21-2014, 11:30 AM)ookpik Wrote:
(10-21-2014, 10:43 AM)Spokes Wrote: If you look at the top of a thread you'll see 5 stars to give a thread a rating.

Yes but how do you show that a particular post has a high rating? Suppose somewhere in the thread someone makes a particularly insightful post or a post that delivers a decisive point about a hotly debated topic. How do we give that post the recognition it deserves and show our appreciation for that particular post?

To show recognition for that particular post it'd need that "Like" plugin I mentioned.

(10-21-2014, 11:30 AM)ookpik Wrote: A couple of related comments. I access the forums using a bookmark to www.waterlooregionconnected.com/search.php?action=getnew. This displays a list of threads that have new posts since my last visit to the forum. Then I click the green arrow on each to open new tabs that go directly to the first unread (by me) new post in each thread. 

1. Unless a thread is new I never see the top of a thread and thus never see its rating. Would it be possible to add the thread rating to the Thread / Author field in Search Results?

2. With several tabs open to new posts it quickly becomes difficult to know which thread I'm looking at. I have to scroll all the way up to the top of the thread to see its title. Would it be possible to also put the thread title in the Quick Reply line, i.e. "Quick Reply to Other Forum Issues"?

I realize my use of the forum may be quirky so don't go to a lot of trouble to explore these suggestions, unless of course others would also find them useful. Thanks.

Request #1 might be a little bit difficult, but I'll look into it.

Request #2 should be a little easier. I'll look into that too.
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#14
Re: Request #2, how's that?
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#15
(10-21-2014, 06:01 PM)Spokes Wrote: Re: Request #2, how's that?

Thank you kindly. (I'd have also given your post a [Image: thumbsup.gif] if only there was a way to do it <ducks>)
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#16
I've seen in a few places that a post doesn't appear, usually it seems to happen when there's nested replies (Quote within a quote).   Latest example that I've seen is in the ION Thread, a post by ViewFromThe42 only shows the quotes and not the response (Post #67).  I know this was happening earlier to others, but thought I'd mention it again.
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#17
So, do the posters of those posts see their text in their reply? It's so strange.
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#18
I checked my response, both as posted and when clicking edit, and my comment was indeed lost.
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#19
FWIW I was getting this a few minutes ago while trying to navigate the forum:

Quote:MyBB SQL Error

MyBB has experienced an internal SQL error and cannot continue.

SQL Error: 1040 - Too many connections
Query: [READ] Unable to connect to MySQL server
Please contact the MyBB Group for technical support.
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#20
Were you getting it trying to view one specific thing, or everything? Anyone else? I just got home so obviously I missed all the fun.
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