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I assume that we know this in general already, but I'd just like to quickly reinforce some ideas about spoilers.

Please, please, please do not put spoilers in topic titles. Many readers use the "Recent posts" option to view all the new topics instead of looking through the individual forums.

Using spoiler tags inside posts would be useful as well, but it's not quite as imperative as the titles. If you put the word "spoiler" or "spoilers" in your topic title (while still leaving out any actual spoilers), you can skip using spoiler tags within the post, since anyone avoiding spoilers would know to not read that topic.

I'm thinking we should keep these guidelines in place for at least one month, although that may be extended or shortened as needed.

Please add anything that you would like addressed wrt spoilers.

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LisaMurphy wrote:
Please, please, please do not put spoilers in topic titles. Many readers use the "Recent posts" option to view all the new topics instead of looking through the individual forums.

One comment and question for Stabguy.

How hard would it be to include the forum of a post on the "recent posts" page?

This way, at a minimum, one could see what forum something is in and not read the thread title if it's in a Unity, Rogue or other forum they want to avoid.

Alternatively, since there are 2 games coming out at the same time, I think people should be vigilant in their thread titles to include the game (Unity or Rogue) at the beginning as well.

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Double McStab with Cheese wrote:
How hard would it be to include the forum of a post on the "recent posts" page?

Work in progress now. I replaced the "Type" column with "Forum". Go check it out.

The hard part is handling posts that aren't in any forums (e.g. front-page stories). I still need to fix those.

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Yeah... I've been following the live progress the last little bit.

Works for me!

I also like that you can sort by headings! (was this always an option)

one oddity with the new thing though, topics with 0 replies now are blank in the replies column instead of "0"

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Double McStab with Cheese wrote:
I also like that you can sort by headings! (was this always an option)

That's new. You can sort by any column except the new one, Forum Name, because it's custom. In order to customize Recent Posts I had to enable the "Advanced Tracker View" and it came with some pros and cons.

topics with 0 replies now are blank in the replies column instead of "0"

Fixed. I think front page stories are fixed also. I'm done working on it for now. Let me know if you see any problems.

It was a good site suggestion. Now we can easily spot when a topic is in the wrong forum.

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It's a good addition to the recent posts page, guys!

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Looks good, Stab!

Nice spoiler tags so far, everyone. Thank you very much. Laughing out loud

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gerund wrote:
It's a good addition to the recent posts page, guys!

Thanks! I'm enjoying the improved design myself.

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gerund wrote:
It's a good addition to the recent posts page, guys!

Thanks! I'm enjoying the improved design myself.

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I jest, of course. You really did a good job.

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I promise to be good with Rogue topics if you promise to be good with Unity.

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A quick heads up, people. In my upcoming video I will reveal the name of the target in the title, but it won't be a spoiler for a number of reasons. It's the first target, I already made a video on him, it says his name on the left side of the screen anyway, and I don't think you even know his name until he's a target.

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Thanks, Aurel. Is everyone warned? Big smile

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Double McStab with Cheese wrote:
One comment and question for Stabguy.

How hard would it be to include the forum of a post on the "recent posts" page?

While we are on this subject, I did have a few questions about searching. When I try looking up a topic it only looks up by words in the topic comments, not the title itself. Can we please make that a priority? Advanced search might help, but it's such a hassle.

Also when I look up a comment and it's in an active topic it takes forever to find it. If it's somehow possible to show the number of the comment in a search that would really help.

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For example, once I looked up an old topic of mine "Your Best Moments in Gaming" and couldn't find it. For a while I was convinced the topic had become locked. Until I looked up a phrase from the topic.

And sometimes when I look up a comment, it's in a large thread like "Last Person to Reply Wins". Not wanting to check every page, is it possible for search results to show comment # or page #?

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Moved to Site Suggestions forum to remind myself to look into improving search.

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For example, once I looked up an old topic of mine "Your Best Moments in Gaming" and couldn't find it. For a while I was convinced the topic had become locked. Until I looked up a phrase from the topic.

And sometimes when I look up a comment, it's in a large thread like "Last Person to Reply Wins". Not wanting to check every page, is it possible for search results to show comment # or page #?

I know what you mean about page numbers. Search results should link to the correct page but they don't. I usually resort to Google for "Last Person to Reply Wins".

I wasn't aware of the first issue. Search doesn't search topic titles? That sucks. The Drupal documentation says it searches all node info (i.e. all text associated with a Forum Post). There's an improved search module but I don't think it addresses either of these issues.

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