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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/18/2010 10:19 AM EST : "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
Keilana55
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Currently we can only see the 5 most recent topics in the widget.  Could we have it so that we have a range option like we do for recent posts?

It would be more helpful for us to have more recent topics viewable rather than recent posts.  Maybe a 5 - 25 range?

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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/18/2010 10:25 AM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
Keilana55
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I tried to add it in feature request, but it would not go through.  I would hit the submit button and nothing would happen.

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Wuyley (New Admin) 9/18/2010 3:57 PM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
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Ya i think the feature request thing is broken. I also tried to put some things in there with nothing going through.
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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/21/2010 11:16 AM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
Keilana55
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Hello.  I am wondering if we could please be able to view more than 5 "recent topics" in the widget?

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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 9/21/2010 2:24 PM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
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Does anyone know if this is possible?

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Phantomwrath (New Admin) 11/21/2010 7:19 PM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
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Our Guild would like to do the same. Instead of showing recent POSTS, we would like to show "Last 20 Updated Threads".
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Terratonic (Guild Admin) 12/16/2010 3:35 PM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
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Please add my voice to this.

The most recent posts thing is almost useless.   If you have a very active guild, forum wise, things get pushed out of that and out of notice so quickly.

Another thing i've noticed is that even if you set it for 20 posts, the maximum, many times less than 20 posts show up for most users.   Posts in access categories that normal members can't access count against  that number.  For example, if in the  most recent posts, 19 of them are in an officers area and 1 of them is in a 'normal guild member area' then the average user will only see ONE post.  ONE.


Really, this needs to be dynamic based on the user's access level.  If I set that thing up to show the last 20 posts then EVERY use should see the last 20 posts that they can read.

As it is, users can sometimes really get a good idea if things are happening behind the scenes, as their number of posts available to see ( on the most recent posts section ) dwindles down to sometimes 0


What we need is

Recently started threads (up to 20)
Recently updates threads (up to 20)

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Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/16/2010 4:18 PM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
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Sandy Lewis
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I think we added this -- (not that it does any good to add content, if we forgot to let people know when we add stuff  <- me about to cry)

Try the widget called "Recent Topics Stand-Alone"
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Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/16/2010 4:40 PM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
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Sandy Lewis
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Terratonic said:


Another thing i've noticed is that even if you set it for 20 posts, the maximum, many times less than 20 posts show up for most users.   Posts in access categories that normal members can't access count against  that number.  For example, if in the  most recent posts, 19 of them are in an officers area and 1 of them is in a 'normal guild member area' then the average user will only see ONE post.  ONE.


Really, this needs to be dynamic based on the user's access level.  If I set that thing up to show the last 20 posts then EVERY use should see the last 20 posts that they can read.

As it is, users can sometimes really get a good idea if things are happening behind the scenes, as their number of posts available to see ( on the most recent posts section ) dwindles down to sometimes 0


What we need is

Recently started threads (up to 20)
Recently updates threads (up to 20)



Hi,  it is set up that way --for example if a users has user "member only" access they will only see member only (and below) post in this widget.  If a user has "super admin" access they will see all post (because they have access to all post).  But a user with "member access" will NOT see a post thats are for "super admins".

I am not sure why the number would ever go down to 0 my only guess is the site no longer thinks they are "recent".    Aaron says there is something in the site that defines what "recent" is, so when a post is no longer "recent" it will no longer show up (he does not remember how long that is.)

Would you rather see the site show 20 post (following your example) in this widget, even if the most resent post for that access level are a year old?





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Keilana55 (Guild Admin) 2/8/2011 10:26 PM EST : RE: "Recent Topics" - I would like to add more please
Keilana55
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Sandy Lewis said:
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Would you rather see the site show 20 post (following your example) in this widget, even if the most resent post for that access level are a year old?



Hi Sandy.  I really would like to see more.  Our forums are very active and both the recent topics and recent replies scroll through too fast.  If it ever comes to a point that the site is showing obsolete posts, we can always chose less to show.  Previously, Mottie had given us a code to create a page to show hundreds of the last post replies if we chose and it was about 10 seconds to load, but Wonderful to use!  However, that is not a viable code any longer.  Members have begun to complain about losing posts/replies too quickly.  I would be very grateful if you might have something to offer to appease the situation?

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