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Uber Geek


# 153627 3-Oct-2014 10:31
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Is there any way to add a forum section tag/label to the front page forum 'ticker'?
I've made a quick example so you see what I mean, it's so it is easy to tell what the thread is about, titles can be a bit vague at times... 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1146410 3-Oct-2014 10:37
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Hi,

This has cropped up before

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=4&topicId=136479

Mouse over will show the forum


Clint



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Uber Geek


  # 1146411 3-Oct-2014 10:39
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Okay, didn't know that, cheers!  Perhaps this could be an improvement though?

 
 
 
 


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Uber Geek


  # 1146555 3-Oct-2014 12:42
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macuser: Okay, didn't know that, cheers!  Perhaps this could be an improvement though?


Better titled posts would be a start.  Things like "Is this ok?" and "Please help!" don't help as subject lines!



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Uber Geek


  # 1146557 3-Oct-2014 12:48
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Satch:
macuser: Okay, didn't know that, cheers!  Perhaps this could be an improvement though?


Better titled posts would be a start.  Things like "Is this ok?" and "Please help!" don't help as subject lines!


It's because they write the post from within the forum section they are writing about, specially because the text editor has the directory of the forum the user is posting in above it.

It's just when it's displayed on the front page all the context is lost.

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Uber Geek


  # 1146560 3-Oct-2014 12:54
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macuser:
Satch:
macuser: Okay, didn't know that, cheers!  Perhaps this could be an improvement though?


Better titled posts would be a start.  Things like "Is this ok?" and "Please help!" don't help as subject lines!


It's because they write the post from within the forum section they are writing about, specially because the text editor has the directory of the forum the user is posting in above it.

It's just when it's displayed on the front page all the context is lost.


Regardless of what forum such a post it put in, "Is this ok?" is never going to give you a clue as to what the post is about!



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Uber Geek


  # 1146562 3-Oct-2014 12:57
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Satch:
macuser:
Satch:
macuser: Okay, didn't know that, cheers!  Perhaps this could be an improvement though?


Better titled posts would be a start.  Things like "Is this ok?" and "Please help!" don't help as subject lines!


It's because they write the post from within the forum section they are writing about, specially because the text editor has the directory of the forum the user is posting in above it.

It's just when it's displayed on the front page all the context is lost.


Regardless of what forum such a post it put in, "Is this ok?" is never going to give you a clue as to what the post is about!


You're right, a title guide will be useful, but since the users who post like that are probably not technical it may mean we instead get titles like 'PLEASE HELP INTERNET WONT LOAD WINDOWS 7 INTERNET EXPLORER 8'

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Uber Geek


  # 1146581 3-Oct-2014 13:15
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macuser:
Satch:
macuser:
Satch:
macuser: Okay, didn't know that, cheers!  Perhaps this could be an improvement though?


Better titled posts would be a start.  Things like "Is this ok?" and "Please help!" don't help as subject lines!


It's because they write the post from within the forum section they are writing about, specially because the text editor has the directory of the forum the user is posting in above it.

It's just when it's displayed on the front page all the context is lost.


Regardless of what forum such a post it put in, "Is this ok?" is never going to give you a clue as to what the post is about!


You're right, a title guide will be useful, but since the users who post like that are probably not technical it may mean we instead get titles like 'PLEASE HELP INTERNET WONT LOAD WINDOWS 7 INTERNET EXPLORER 8'


I still think that is much better than "Please help!"

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  # 1146617 3-Oct-2014 13:59
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clinty: Hi,

This has cropped up before

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=4&topicId=136479

Mouse over will show the forum


Clint


Doesnt work for me on chrome (Win8)

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Master Geek


  # 1146622 3-Oct-2014 14:03
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I see the mouse over works on "Trending discussions" but not the discussions down the right hand side of the page...

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Master Geek


  # 1147192 4-Oct-2014 13:46
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and works today

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