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Offline anunlike

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What Will You Not Add?
« on: December 26, 2005, 07:48:32 PM »
I'm wondering if there are things that you, Bloc, won't build in to TP? There are always lists about future plans and what features will be added, but it'd be beneficial to see if there's anything specific that you don't want to have built in ...

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2005, 09:06:09 AM »
Well, I can't think of anything just now, but I am sure I have turned down a few requests. But..what I do want in are these "modules" (this is repeated elsewhere too):

- download manager
- arcade section
- gallery
- banner manager

Things I like to add..but not 100% sure about are these:

- links manager
- member managment
- shop section(simplified and tied to the download section)

"member managment" is something I been thinking about a while, and it will tie together some things..like allowing members to jump in and out of groups, and transfer many members from one group to another. That sort of thing. It will also include a TP extended profile.

The shop part is something still in its infancy, and only Paypal for now - but can be handy for both sales of downloadable stuff, and even access levels on parts of the site - or rather tied to membergroups that do have access.

But more on this later on. What I do aim for is simplicty in all things. Quick and effective, the portal should not some big ferry slowing down the excellent speedboat that SMF is. :)


...are there specific things you are wondering about? It migh be easier for me to answer upon those rather.

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2005, 10:30:05 AM »
Well, yeah, there are some, but my question was more a general one. It's just that when I go to the SMF mod site, I just can't help but think about what might have a chance of getting into TP and what might not.

One thing I'd really like is some sort of static page thing. I don't know if this can be done or not already, but I've been using the Static Page Mod for SMF and I've never been able to get it to work correctly. So, that's something I've always been curious about. I have searched here for how to do it, but I'm not that knowledgeable yet. I think it'd be something that would be really good to build in.
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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2005, 11:04:46 AM »
Well, yeah, there are some, but my question was more a general one. It's just that when I go to the SMF mod site, I just can't help but think about what might have a chance of getting into TP and what might not.

One thing I'd really like is some sort of static page thing. I don't know if this can be done or not already, but I've been using the Static Page Mod for SMF and I've never been able to get it to work correctly. So, that's something I've always been curious about. I have searched here for how to do it, but I'm not that knowledgeable yet. I think it'd be something that would be really good to build in.

Do a serach Nokonium [I think] posted a way toremove the commets, date, etc from articles, thus creating what is in effect, static pages. Got it in use on one of my sites, and works like charm

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2005, 01:29:53 PM »

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2005, 01:46:20 PM »
But more on this later on. What I do aim for is simplicty in all things. Quick and effective, the portal should not some big ferry slowing down the excellent speedboat that SMF is. :)
Yeah, couldn't agree more, that's why I think it'd be cool to see a list of things that you wouldn't want in, for whatever reasons.


Yeah, great! Sorry I didn't get that post in my search. But I'd also suggest that you have the date for the last update also be shown, on top of the creation date or at least the option to do so. :)


I can't wait for everything to get done!

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2005, 12:27:39 AM »
Bloc, before you get too involved in your "member management" idea, it sounds very similar to a few things I have planned for my Groups mod. You're probably the much better programmer, so if you were interested you could take over.

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2005, 08:33:31 AM »
Member management would be great, but sounds like a headache. I think this is something that SMF should have as standard...

Exactly what would be the function of a "arcade section"?


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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2005, 08:47:28 AM »
Exactly what would be the function of a "arcade section"?

To enable the playing of flash games by registered members. SMF has an Arcade Mod, but it is pretty buggy.

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2005, 09:33:13 AM »
"member management" will likely be kind of like your mod, eldacar..but don't ditch that! It will likely be people who want it, but not TP in the bargain.

Xarcell, a arcade section is simply a games section, like the games mod. I am not sure how much will go into it, but as all modules it can be turned off. Also, no module code/template is loaded during normal actions, just when that module is called. It will act like another page in SMF so to speak, like search page, calendar etc. Blocks will be able to "tap into" these modules though, with specific functions you can choose under the "module" type in blocks.

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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2006, 02:50:27 AM »
You mean like another arcade mod, different from the one niko offers?

I like the one niko has. He has made many, many fixes in his latest release, and even more in his 1.3.0 version. Almost bug free, way less queires, etc, etc...

I just hate to see you spend the time on it when a great one already exists. However, if you feel it's necessary then by all means go ahead. You've done very well this far and haven't let us down yet.

I just try to look at it from a "time" stand point. Time is the only thing you can't get back no matter how hard you work or want it. So use it wisely. I'd rather see you work on other things, but like I said. You've done an awesome job already, and I don't mean to step on your toes. Your a good man bloc...

-Xarcell


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Re: What Will You Not Add?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2006, 06:14:13 PM »
An interesting question..and one I have been thinking about lately too. The other things, like gallery and links manager etc. really don't exist as mods yet (I think..) , but arcade do. So it would be re-inventing the wheel sort of...

I will take a look at the arcade mod before making any final decisions.