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Discussion thread at the position of showcase comment system

Discussion in 'Showcase Suggestions' started by woei, May 14, 2014.

  1. woei

    woei Member Showcase

    Ok, I know this might be an insane suggestion, but I would really love it and I honestly think a lot of other showcase admin would like the feature.

    Now the showcase has a good comment system, but to me the main downside is that comments made to an item don't show up in the new posts section because they are showcase comments, and thats completely understandable.

    But now you will say, just use the option of threads for discussion. Well I really would love to, but the mayor downside IMHO is that you have to perform 2 clicks as an user for you can see the latest reaction on a item. First to click the discussion tab, and then to go to the latest post.

    Therefore, I was wondering if the thread/posts could be displayed on the same place where now the showcase comments are? I have seen an add-on who uses this (XenKingDir) and I think the major advantage is that members only have to visit 1 page to see what they want.

    I really think this could be the boost some showcases need, so they have a tighter integration with the forums.

    Please let me know what you think or like this post if you think it should be included :)
     
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  2. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    This has already been suggested and tabled (Future Consideration) until the next First Point release of XenForo (2.x).
     
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  3. woei

    woei Member Showcase

    Ok this is great to hear, but just out of interest, why wait until the next first point release? Is there a special advantage to it?
     
  4. DaveM

    DaveM Member Showcase

    This is great to hear as it would be welcomed from us as well
     
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  5. C.Birch

    C.Birch Member Article Mgmt System EA User Blogs System EA Showcase EA

    I'm going to guess because it's a big code edit and that what first point release are, trying to fit it into a second point release would very likely mean a delay in some small edits/fixes. Plus because it would be a big edit you would need to do some beta tests.
     
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  6. kezako

    kezako New Member Showcase

    This is great to hear. I really need this too
     
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  7. Solari

    Solari New Member Showcase EA Stock Trader Sportsbook Pickem

    Late to the party -- was this ever done?

    Thanks!
    Ray
     
  8. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    No. I was hoping for a discussion handler, however, there isn't one, so I am using the same type of discussion thread integration that the core XF developers use for the XFRM along with an optional built in comments system for those that prefer comments vs discussion thread integration.
     
  9. Solari

    Solari New Member Showcase EA Stock Trader Sportsbook Pickem

    Ah, gotcha. Does this work also for your XF 1.5 version?

    Thanks!
     
  10. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Both XF1 and XF2 versions have both Discussion Thread association and Comments. Its pretty flexible as its a per category setting, so you could have categories that use comment, other categories that have associated discussion threads, other categories with BOTH (yes, some sites use both lol) and some with neither.
     
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  11. Solari

    Solari New Member Showcase EA Stock Trader Sportsbook Pickem

    That could work! I'm thinking of trying my copy of Showcase on a medical website for patients to share coping strategies and such. We have great discussion threads on our forums and I'd like to keep those going while using Showcase as a way to feature (and database) those discussions as a starting point for folks researching medical issues.

    Ray
     
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