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Old 02-22-2011, 08:34 AM
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How about a different sort of forum statistics?

Dear All,

I have a habit of subscribing to a thread if I think it is of any good so that if I need to return to it I can more easily find it instead of using google... I guess others do the same...

Taking this one step further - there is a lot of information in this database that could be handy to know.

I was wondering if there was any way of showing the following favourites:-

Top 10 most replied to threads for each forum

Top 10 most subscribed threads

Top 10 most popular ratings

Top 10 who has started the most threads

A rating of who is active (over a six month period say) on the forum...

You know the sort of stuff where simple database commands could be used to give a quick and handy answer.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:05 PM
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Bump! (and there's more)

I'd also like to see just a list of the last 50 threads I've contributed to - without individual posts and repeated posts - just a list like you get when you click on "New Posts"

Anyone with any thoughts out there?
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:06 AM
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:11 PM
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A common line heard is that mods are swamped with PM's complaining about things.
It would be worthwhile for the amount of such traffic to be shown some place. If a post has been flagged then if it was known, others need not flag it as well or is multiple flagging a method used to determine if a post is a problem?
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:34 AM
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I'd also like to see just a list of the last 50 threads I've contributed to - without individual posts and repeated posts - just a list like you get when you click on "New Posts"

Anyone with any thoughts out there?
I agree, in that for the member, it would make more sense than as it is now: [Find all posts by Army]
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:57 AM
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A common line heard is that mods are swamped with PM's complaining about things.
It would be worthwhile for the amount of such traffic to be shown some place. If a post has been flagged then if it was known, others need not flag it as well or is multiple flagging a method used to determine if a post is a problem?
That indeed would be more efficient - an already reported flag would be great. If for some reason a member still needs his say then I guess they could always send a PM.
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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Old 03-08-2011, 03:00 AM
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I agree, in that for the member, it would make more sense than as it is now: [Find all posts by Army]
Yeah I'm just trying to keep track of any advice (good or bad!) that I've given. That way I can expand on my input or help again if necessary - or learn from the comments of others even if it is "stop talking #$%$#^ Army"!
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:09 PM
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I've been wanting to ask if a function can be added - similar to 'Ignore' - a feature blocking individual threads from appearing, other than stickys. Some threads by their author or title alone are of no interest for whatever reason.

Another forum I am a member of has that feature, so I know it does exist in website format land..
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:59 AM
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No response from the powers that be...

OK powers that be - no response - how about a bit of extra space on the members "about me" page (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/members/stretch.html) so I can stick in some links to my favourite threads?

I don't think I can add in much information in the existing slots:- biography, interests, occupation etc etc
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
1961 Volvo PV544 Bare metal rat rod-ish thing

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:29 AM
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Example of what I mean

This is an example of what I'd like to make on the "about me" page:-


Army's (featuring the others who contributed) solution centre

WARNING:-

OM617 crankshaft dowel pins supplied with the wrong length

Warning OM617 dowel pins now supplied with incorrect length


W123 300D related

Sub frame and trailing arms removal, refurbishment, and refit

Rear subframe removal and bushing replacement

OM617 (european specification) fuel pump refurbishment

Refreshing the fuel pump on an OM617 (European spec non turbo)

Fuel tank sender pictures (bit clearer than the wiki ones)

W123 300D Fuel tank sender question

Starter motor refurbishment

An OM617 starter motor is for LIFE not just for Christmas!

Alternator refurbishment

Refreshing the alternator on an OM617

Setting up an OM617 timing pointer

Timing marks gone from my OM617 engine

OM617 flywheel chock

Has anyone ever made a good DIY tool to lock an OM617 flywheel?

4 wheel alignment

How I adjusted the toe in / out, camber and caster on my W123 300D

Fitting front LCA bushings

How I ended up fitting the bushings to my W123 300D LCA

OM617 engine removal

How I took out my 1981 W123 300D (euro) non-turbo engine

The dreaded oil cooler lines (easy to replace honest!)

W123 300D Oil cooler lines

OM617 timing device pictures

OM617 timing device - advice required

Rear wheel bearing removal - with a wooden press!

W123 rear wheel bearing removal help needed


Bodywork and painting

Paint drying heaters and general painting advice

Calling all paint experts - is this a good idea? "paint and cure", good answers.

W123 spring pocket repairs

W123 hood / bonnet spring pocket refurbishment


Whacky (almost experimental) stuff

Notes on measuring the true volume of a cylinder

Does anyone have any nifty ways of measuring the true volume of an engine's cylinder?

Measurements of OM617 camshaft and other engine bits

OM617 (non turbo) cam profile specs, piston height specs etc
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:45 PM
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These are all good suggestions but, they would require a rewrite of a lot of code. In addition, the added searches would place additional burden on the cpu. Searches are very cpu intensive.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:47 PM
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Webmaster:
I've been wanting to ask if a function can be added - similar to 'Ignore' - a feature blocking individual threads from appearing, other than stickys. Some threads by their author or title alone are of no interest for whatever reason.

Another forum I am a member of has that feature, so I know it does exist in website format land..
Is it a vBulletin forum?
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:47 PM
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These are all good suggestions but, they would require a rewrite of a lot of code. In addition, the added searches would place additional burden on the cpu. Searches are very cpu intensive.
That's a shame - thanks for the response - may be when there is an upgrade some of these suggestions could become reality?
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1965 Land Rover Series 2a Station Wagon CIS recovery therapy!
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:05 PM
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That's a shame - thanks for the response - may be when there is an upgrade some of these suggestions could become reality?
Maybe. If we upgrade it will involve moving to an entirely new platform.

We currently use vBulletin for the Shop Forum. After they were bought out by Internet Brands they completely changed their software licensing and upgrade rules. They have ruined a great product and lost me as a customer. We own the software we have so at least for now, we're sticking with it.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:40 PM
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Something for the future?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Internet_forum_software

I'm amazed how many different types of forum there are...

...not at all like the usual VHS vs Betamax type of race...
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