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Title: [Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Mach8 on June 08, 2003, 11:09:34 AM
[ Topic Description Mod ]

Version 1.1

By Mach8

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What does this mod do?

This mod adds a 'description' to topics, enabling users to specify a little more information than a subject offers. Is set per topic, and not per message.

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Can I see it working?

Take a look at the forum on http://www.supermod.org (http://www.supermod.org) - they have a copy of the mod running there. (Screenshots don't do it justice :))
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This mod was created by Mach8 on June 8th 2003 and last updated June 22nd 2003.

Download (http://www.sihtonline.co.uk/mods/topic_description.zip)
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Aquilo on June 08, 2003, 11:18:56 AM
Hello! 8) It's great to see you back!!!
the link was down for the test board but it sounds like
a cool mod so I'll check it out!

also if you want I'll unlink to the version of your Flags mod I did, I noticed that your sister had OKed anyone willing to pickup your mods a while back and I needed the flags mod :-[ :P

Aquilo
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 08, 2003, 11:32:49 AM
My sister? I'm the "sister" you're talking about, hehe.

And it's okay, you can still keep up your version of the flags mod, I'm not sure if I'm planning on updating it. Thanks for doing it in the meanwhile.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Scorpion on June 08, 2003, 05:15:51 PM
Nice mod, only one problem... when you create a new poll, there is no space provided to enter a topic description.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Chris Cromer on June 08, 2003, 05:33:09 PM
The poll question becomes the description for it.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Scorpion on June 08, 2003, 05:37:15 PM
The poll question becomes the description for it.
I noticed, I thought it was a bug. I thought it would be better to provide a description for the polls too. :P
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Aquilo on June 08, 2003, 11:24:22 PM
You don't know haw bad that thru me off ;D
I like this mod! I thought I was clicking a board link instead of a topic link.

Any way yes I'm...

Aquilo
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 09, 2003, 10:19:36 AM
I thought that allowing a description for polls would be providing too much information, when the existing question information would suffice?
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Norbert on June 11, 2003, 12:07:50 AM
Great mod!

I think it's better, when the description is in font-size "1" and the topic is in "2".
Code: [Select]
<font size="2"><a href="' . $cgi . ';action=display;threadid=' . $mnum . '">' . $msub . '</a> ' . $new . ' ' . $pages . '</font><font size="1"><br />' . $mdesc .'</font>';
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: oldiesmann on June 11, 2003, 09:21:01 AM
Great mod! This is something YaBB has needed, and  I also think it would be better for the topic font size to be larger. Otherwise, it can be hard to read.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 11, 2003, 10:46:04 AM
I'm planning on releasing an update to the mod this weekend that will add certain preferences you can turn on and off from your admin center, such as the font size, turning the feature on, etc.

Oh, and almost forgot - I'll get rid of the hard-coded text, and try and get some German / French / etc translations as well.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Daniel D. on June 11, 2003, 10:48:35 AM
IM me if you need the translations :) !
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 11, 2003, 10:55:43 AM
IM me if you need the translations :) !

Thanks very much, I appreciate it :)
Whilst I've been studying German for some time, I'd probably still make some mistakes, hehe. I can't remember my mod entirely (lol) but I think there was only one word anyway - Description - but of course in the next release they'll be mod settings, so I'll definitely need you for that. Thanks.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: BiErLeEuW on June 11, 2003, 03:16:00 PM
If you need dutch version ;) PM me or mail me
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 11, 2003, 03:26:23 PM
Thanks to this post (http://www.sihtonline.co.uk/232/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=16;start=0#msg19) on my test forum, just realised that if the description is blank then the brackets for the description will still be displayed in the thread display. This will be fixed in the next release :)

And thanks, I'd appreciate any translations - I'll post the new language strings a few days before the mod is released.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: oldiesmann on June 11, 2003, 06:20:34 PM
Ok... To fix the font size issue...

in Messageindex.php
Search for:
Code: [Select]
                  <font size="1"><a href="' . $cgi . ';action=display;threadid=' . $mnum . '">' . $msub . '</a> ' . $new . ' ' . $pages . '<br />' . $mdesc . '</font></td>
Replace with:
Code: [Select]
                  <font size="2"><a href="' . $cgi . ';action=display;threadid=' . $mnum . '">' . $msub . '</a> ' . $new . ' ' . $pages . '<br /></font><font size="2">' . $mdesc . '</font></td>
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 14, 2003, 11:12:15 AM
Ah. There's some lovely people in this world. My test board for this mod has been defaced by what I think is a Brazilian hacking group.

So right now - I'm extremely happy. And sarcastic.

 :'(
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: [Unknown] on June 14, 2003, 03:01:20 PM
If you think they used some security hole, please contact me....

That really sucks, though.  Some people have no life... err, besides me.

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 15, 2003, 10:10:33 AM
Is anyone able to host a mirror for now? I can't access my webspace at all...
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Daniel D. on June 15, 2003, 10:28:39 AM
You have an IM. :)
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Daniel D. on June 15, 2003, 01:22:29 PM
Can someone send me a copy of the file ? :-*
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 20, 2003, 10:51:40 AM
Thank-you to Wiziwig for providing me with my own mod ;)

I wrote the log on my dad's laptop but he's gone away for a few weeks on a course and took the laptop with him; as a result I didn't have a copy of the mod.

I'll see if it's still compatible with 1.5.4 (chances are it will be) and then work on the new additions I spoke about earlier.

So to conclude, you can download the mod again - but the test board is down.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: BiErLeEuW on June 20, 2003, 01:54:01 PM
mod works fine for 1.5.4
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.3] Topic Description Mod
Post by: Mach8 on June 20, 2003, 03:09:05 PM
Thank-you very much, I was about to post the same thing. :P :)  :-*

Updated thread title.
Title: New Version
Post by: Mach8 on June 22, 2003, 11:38:42 AM
Version 1.1 of the mod has been released. Below are a list of the changes made in this version.



Not a big update - the mod isn't that big anyway - but at least it fixes a few issues that were reported. I have tested the mod on my home server setup but that still doesn't guarantee that it will work correctly. Therefore the mod will remain in beta status until several people confirm the mod works without any problems.

Note that if you translate any of the mod's text then I will be glad to include it in a revised version. The text strings used by the mod are:

Code: [Select]
$txt['desc1'] = 'Description';
$txt['desc2'] = 'Font Size Of Topic Title';
$txt['desc3'] = 'Font Size Of Topic Description';

Download Version 1.1 (http://www.sihtonline.co.uk/mods/topic_description.zip)
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: loudog on June 24, 2003, 04:27:07 AM
I'll be giving this a try. Thanks
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Aeon on June 25, 2003, 03:04:50 AM
Code: [Select]
Step 13 ... failed - ERR(1): Search string could not be found
Step 18 ... failed - ERR(1): Search string could not be found
Step 19 ... failed - ERR(1): Search string could not be found
Step 25 ... failed - ERR(1): Search string could not be found
Step 30 ... failed - ERR(1): Search string could not be found
I am having a new 1.5.4 .. and I get these error using boardmod .... the beta version 0.8 has no error at all .. but 1.1 has all these above ...

btw I am using Quick Reply Mod & Mute User Mod
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Mach8 on June 25, 2003, 08:32:45 AM
I'll look into it as soon as I get home tonight, I have a feeling it might be a UNIX/Win32 formatting issue, easily fixable.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Aeon on June 25, 2003, 08:57:44 AM
I'll look into it as soon as I get home tonight, I have a feeling it might be a UNIX/Win32 formatting issue, easily fixable.
hope so ..

also can you make a limitation for chars in the description like 50 chars for example ?! I think this is important or some ppl will ruin the tables by typing a long description...
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Mach8 on June 25, 2003, 11:56:53 AM
I thought the description length already was fixed? I'll look at that as well though.

* goes to look at mod *
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Aeon on June 26, 2003, 06:30:51 AM
I thought the description length already was fixed? I'll look at that as well though.

* goes to look at mod *
well ... I didn't know that because I couldn't install 1.1 .. LOGIC ...

anyway waiting for the FIX ..
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Mach8 on June 27, 2003, 10:32:37 AM
I'm sorry, does anyone have a link to the latest version of BoardMod? I'm really tired right now and am not in the mood for searching, sorry.

I just installed the mod manually by hand, no issues whatsoever. Either I'm hallucinating or the mod really is working from the .mod file, in which case BoardMod isn't handling the file properly.
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Aeon on June 28, 2003, 02:45:34 PM
http://boardmod.yabbforum.com/downloads.php
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Anguz on August 30, 2003, 04:04:04 PM
could someone give me a link to the zip file? I'd like to give this mod a try

thx :)
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Aquilo on September 01, 2003, 01:48:08 AM
I had this saved on my HD and I'm just offering a link!
http://www.aquilo.us/SMF/topic_description.zip
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: n00b on September 01, 2003, 06:23:01 AM
10q Aquilo! :D
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: Omar Bazavilvazo on September 10, 2003, 11:16:57 AM
I had this saved on my HD and I'm just offering a link!
http://www.aquilo.us/SMF/topic_description.zip

*lol*
account suspended...

any1 has the latest version of the mod?
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: edi67 on January 27, 2004, 05:28:15 PM
not one link work i need this mod please help me
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: edi67 on January 29, 2004, 06:23:43 AM
i nedd this mod  :-\ :'(
Title: Re:[Beta 1.5.4] Topic Description Mod 1.1
Post by: oldiesmann on February 11, 2004, 03:58:54 PM
Check out Aquilo's post a few posts up... that link works...