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    Forum feature

    Now, I know these forums uses a vBulletin and thus might not be that very modifiable, so this is maybe just asking for something that will never happen, but someone told me no question is too dumb to ask.

    A feature I'd like is flagging threads as "recommended reads". In each forum, you'd then have a link to the recommended reads list for that forum. When a moderator or admin sees a thread that is just great - full of information and interesting to keep in memory - (s)he can flag it for the future.

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    Re: Forum feature

    we can pretty much already do that, by making a thread sticky; that keeps it up at the top of the thread-list. only problem, is that too many sticky threads, could get unwieldy.

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    lol...

    Now, I know these forums uses a vBulletin and thus might not be that very modifiable, so this is maybe just asking for something that will never happen, but someone told me no question is too dumb to ask.

    vBulletin is very very modifiable.

    It even has it's own website just for mods, www.vbulletin.org



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    joh6nn: No, that's not what I meant - those must be kept sparce as they eat space from the list - I wanted something that could contain a screen of threads or so, and wasn't as invasive.

    Just a kind of "Here's a nifty idea/interesting discussion that might help you (or at least be inspiring). Have a look" list.

    ionsurge: Oh, what I meant was simply that since it's a finished script instead of a custom-written, you might have to play around with it a bit more to be able to do what you want without breaking it, than were it custom-written.
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    lol with the php gurus, I doubt that anything will get broken...


    Anyway, I understand what you mean.

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    lol with the php gurus, I doubt that anything will get broken...
    until I'm let loose onto the scripting

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    Hi,
    Im pretty sure your idea was already implemented, there was a useful thread archive reserved for each forum.

    problem was that threads tend to get diluted and stray from its original topic, nothing too bad about that, but it does make it harder to choose a thread thats really useful of just the information it supposed to have.

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    Hmm, that would be hard - but the stray offs are often where the best information lies. JKD did the first thread split ever on CF some time ago - the mods could use techniques such as that to keep threads travelling in the right direction.. (http://codingforums.com/showthread.p...threadid=16785)

    Another thing I would like, is that you somehow mark up a sticky when it's edited, so that people that have read it can see something has been changed in it.
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