Author Topic: [WEBSITE v2] MusicBee website and forum redesign  (Read 574211 times)

phred

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Does the forum package have the capability of tagging threads with topics?
I would guess that it can't based on a quick look at the Simple Machines website (https://www.simplemachines.org/). It's not the easiest website to navigate, but feel free to take a look. The MB forum is running on v1.9.5 and the current is v2.1.4. If you can find a change log, or even a current features list, you've put more time into it than I have.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
Unzip into your MusicBee directory and overwrite existing files.

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i've tired of the ugly "New" text label on the forum instead of the old icon, so i've created css style for the "Stylus" browser extension (available for all modern browsers). this css style replaces the missing "New" site icon by the icon directly embedded to the style.

this is how the forum is now looking for me:



the extension link to google chrome store:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylus/clngdbkpkpeebahjckkjfobafhncgmne

css code:
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/* ==UserStyle==
@name           getmusicbee.com - 29.06.2023, 20:38:40
@namespace      github.com/openstyles/stylus
@version        1.0.0
@description    A new userstyle
@author         Me
==/UserStyle== */

@-moz-document url-prefix("https://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php") {
    img[src="https://getmusicbee.com/forum/Themes/mb_modern/images/russian-utf8/new.gif"]
    {
        content: url("data:image/png;base64,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");
    }
}

hiccup

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i set the limit to 25000 in case you need to use that
I hate to ask again, but…

Even the limit of 25.000 can be a problem when posting formatted BBcode tables such as this one and this one.

A solution can be to split up such a post in two posts.
But here is a situation where that doesn't work well:
- you have created such a post, and after that there have been several replies to it
- then you want to add another (related) BB-code table

You can not add it to the existing post, since that one already contains e.g. some 20.000 characters.
You can create a new post for it, but that one will end up at the end of the thread, breaking continuity.

So, if it is possible (and doesn't create possible issues), I would request the limit to be raised to 50.000 characters.


edit:
To give some idea, this table is using up 1096 BBcode characters:

123
abc
abc
abc
abc

@karbock:
Do you share this observation, and if so, do you agree that 50.000 would be good?
 
Last Edit: August 13, 2023, 01:12:22 PM by hiccup

karbock

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@karbock:
Do you share this observation, and if so, do you agree that 50.000 would be good?

I share your opinion, since I've already had the same problem with large tables; the options were to split the post and/or to prune some formatting codes.
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Something that has been bothering me for a long time but I've not expressed before.
A forum member with only a few posts is labeled a newbie, and one with far too many posts to suggest he also has a real life is called a hero.
(just kidding of course, hero's are also great at multitasking)
I'm not sure about all the categories that exist between newbie and hero, but it might be good to think of something else, and at least get rid of 'hero'?

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I'm not sure about all the categories that exist between newbie and hero, but it might be good to think of something else, and at least get rid of 'hero'?
I'm pretty sure neither Steven nor AvikB have any say/control over this. I think the thresholds for the various levels are built in by SMF.
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
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hiccup

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I'm not sure about all the categories that exist between newbie and hero, but it might be good to think of something else, and at least get rid of 'hero'?
I'm pretty sure neither Steven nor AvikB have any say/control over this. I think the thresholds for the various levels are built in by SMF.
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Membergroups

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https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Membergroups
Nice find.
+1 to at least changing "hero member" to something else. Perhaps "prolific member"?
Download the latest MusicBee v3.5 or 3.6 patch from here.
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