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Multi level folder support for new index view
May 08, 2006 08:56AM
Hi,

Howie was asking for a multi level folder support in the "new index"-view. Since it is not posible to attached files in "Phorum Support" I open this new thread.

See details in the original thread.

Edit 21.03.2007: The patch is now included in future version 5.2.

Regards
Oliver


Using Phorum since 7/2000: forum.langzeittest.de (actual version 5.2.23)
Modules "Made in Germany" for version 5.2: Author_as_Sender, CarCost, Close_Topic, Conceal_Message_Timestamp,
Format_Email, Index_Structure, Mailing_List, Pervasive_Forum, Spritmonitor, Terms_of_Service and German_Language_Files_Package.




Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/2007 03:56PM by Oliver Riesen.
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Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
July 25, 2006 10:56AM
Thank you!

I hope this will be soon integrated in the official version and compatible with the Martha skin. Ready to test :-)
Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
August 04, 2006 11:07AM
Yeah - I'll second that. I thought that the absence of this feature was a bug and reported it as such. What exactly is the benefit of this "New" view over the classic one?
Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
August 07, 2006 06:17AM
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dunxd
Yeah - I'll second that. I thought that the absence of this feature was a bug and reported it as such. What exactly is the benefit of this "New" view over the classic one?

It was highly requested and is sort of the defacto standard for how a forum is supposed to work. Most other software does not offer folders and it blows people's minds at times.

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Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
August 07, 2006 10:28AM
What exactly was requested? Not supporting nested folders? Or something else. It isn't really at all clear what the "New" view is intended to achieve, or why exactly anyone would choose it over the "Classic" view. The main difference I can see is the the "New" view doesn't allow nested folders - yet since Phorum's admin system allows you to create them this seems rather confusing.

If I don't use "New" view what benefits am I missing out on?
Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
August 07, 2006 10:52AM
The naming of the exact options will be addressed in Phorum 5.2. There's already a ticket for that. "New" and "Classic" will probably only make sense to people who are familiar with a previous version of Phorum, where nested folders were the default and the categorized view was something new.

One benefit of using the new view is that a lot of forum visitors wil expect that kind of forum overview instead of folders. But there's no real use in talking about benefits here. Just decide for yourself whether you want the folders to display as categories (new view) or as real folders (classic view).


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Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
August 07, 2006 11:21AM
the point is to show all forums in the first level directly below their folders on the main index-view and not needing to descent into the folders as it was in previous versions or the classic view.


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Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
September 21, 2006 06:21PM
I would nominate Oliver's contribution be included in the next formal release. His change will only affect the asthetics of the phpBB-like forum list when there are folders that are nested. Most people who want a phpBB-like look won't nest folders and people who do nest-folders are already confused by the current design's exlcusion of those folders from thier index page.

-r
Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
October 04, 2006 11:42AM
does this still work for phorum 5.1.16a? would be really great as nested folders still don't show up :/

thanks,

Net.
Re: Multi level folder support for new index view
October 04, 2006 12:12PM
Hi Netwalker,

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Netwalker
does this still work for phorum 5.1.16a?

Please try new version in my first post.

Regards
Oliver


Using Phorum since 7/2000: forum.langzeittest.de (actual version 5.2.23)
Modules "Made in Germany" for version 5.2: Author_as_Sender, CarCost, Close_Topic, Conceal_Message_Timestamp,
Format_Email, Index_Structure, Mailing_List, Pervasive_Forum, Spritmonitor, Terms_of_Service and German_Language_Files_Package.
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