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teebling
(@teebling)
Noble Member

Click the little ‘quill’ icon on the list of topics and it will take you to the last post - haven’t integrated one for the first unread post yet so will add that to my list for patch 1.7 Smile
To help you out in the meantime - you should see a green ‘unread’ text in the top right of undread posts, and a green triangle in the top right of unread posts on mobile.

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Posted : 06/03/2019 1:28 pm
teebling
(@teebling)
Noble Member

Hey all,

Do you plan to add the current Oceana servers into the US list for Barrens Chat forums? All Oceana servers which were around in vanilla, were hosted in the US and included in the US region all throughout vanilla. I fondly remember playing all vanilla with 560ms ping.

Thanks

Added.

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Posted : 14/03/2019 10:28 am
edoslawsky
(@edoslawsky)
Eminent Member

Maybe more mini-games?

I havent been on any forums lately so I can't really propose anything, but the theme clearly has a potential for mini forum games such as lvling already implemented.

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Posted : 15/03/2019 8:29 am
Druyk
(@druyk)
New Member

Adding an image hoster embedded with the editor would be great ! Also it would avoid having posts with broken IMG URL links months from now.

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Posted : 15/03/2019 11:13 am
Gensei
(@gensei)
Reputable Member

Will there be any way to change a username or do I just abandon this account?

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Posted : 18/03/2019 11:45 am
teebling
(@teebling)
Noble Member

Will there be any way to change a username or do I just abandon this account?

Just PM me with what username you want and I'll change it for you

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Posted : 18/03/2019 1:15 pm
Henhouse
(@henhouse)
Trusted Member

I'd like to suggest select-text quoting. The Blizzard forums have had this feature for a few years now, and I've found myself missing it a bunch here. Essentially, when you go to quote someone, you can just select the text you want to quote from the person, and not their entire post. This is useful when you want to respond to a specific sentence instead of an entire paragraph, and prevents you from having to edit the post and remove the parts you don't want in the quote.

I think Blizzard's forums have a small button appear when you select text, and I think some forums allow you to just highlight and smash the "reply" button and it will only quote your selection.

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Posted : 26/03/2019 7:49 am
teebling
(@teebling)
Noble Member

I'd like to suggest select-text quoting. The Blizzard forums have had this feature for a few years now, and I've found myself missing it a bunch here. Essentially, when you go to quote someone, you can just select the text you want to quote from the person, and not their entire post. This is useful when you want to respond to a specific sentence instead of an entire paragraph, and prevents you from having to edit the post and remove the parts you don't want in the quote.

I think Blizzard's forums have a small button appear when you select text, and I think some forums allow you to just highlight and smash the "reply" button and it will only quote your selection.

Good suggestion and one I miss myself! I'll look into it.

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Posted : 26/03/2019 7:55 am
Henhouse
(@henhouse)
Trusted Member

I have another suggestion! When browsing pages where the posts are very lengthy, I am forced to scroll quite a lot back to the top to change where I want to go. If you could somehow cram a subtle "Up?" or arrow or something of sorts that would just pop me back to the top immediately (maybe somewhere in between the last post and the quick reply box), that would be incredible.

Example thread with a lot of scrolling: https://barrens.chat/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=101

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Posted : 27/03/2019 2:20 pm
Syturio
(@syturio)
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teebling
Can you allow us to use images on goto anchors? Right now it only works with text.
Example:
[goto=firstanchor][image]url_for_the_image[/image][/goto]

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Topic starter Posted : 30/03/2019 11:37 am
Syturio
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Estimable Member

I have another suggestion! When browsing pages where the posts are very lengthy, I am forced to scroll quite a lot back to the top to change where I want to go. If you could somehow cram a subtle "Up?" or arrow or something of sorts that would just pop me back to the top immediately (maybe somewhere in between the last post and the quick reply box), that would be incredible.

Example thread with a lot of scrolling: https://barrens.chat/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=101

I agree 100% with you, i actually thought about this almost a month ago. It's a nice quality-of-life feature.

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Topic starter Posted : 30/03/2019 11:40 am
Dolamite
(@dolamite)
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So, as many of us would probably agree; Barrens Chat is a great resource and place to congregate on ideas and general discussion.

@teeb has done a great job in its assembly. Would a mobile app be appropriate? I know I'd throw $0.99 or $1.99 (standard pricing on app stores) to have it accessible while I'm on the go.

I'm technicalogically unable to create such a thing, so I dont know what kind of workload that would entail. But I am sure there would be users capable of assisting Teeb in its development and maintainence?

Thoughts? Interest?

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Posted : 03/04/2019 8:22 am
Wrekk
(@wrekk)
Eminent Member

Personally, I just use my browser and it works fine on my device. The forum software may be compatible with Tapatalk, so that could be an option, if Teeb wants to use that.

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Posted : 03/04/2019 8:28 am
teebling
(@teebling)
Noble Member

So, as many of us would probably agree; Barrens Chat is a great resource and place to congregate on ideas and general discussion.

@teeb has done a great job in its assembly. Would a mobile app be appropriate? I know I'd throw $0.99 or $1.99 (standard pricing on app stores) to have it accessible while I'm on the go.

I'm technicalogically unable to create such a thing, so I dont know what kind of workload that would entail. But I am sure there would be users capable of assisting Teeb in its development and maintainence?

Thoughts? Interest?

I've merged this into the existing idea/suggestions thread.

Thanks for the suggestion but there's a few reasons why this can't happen:

  • I don't know how to develop for iOS or Android, at all. I'm not going to learn two new disciplines from scratch to make an app when we already have a mobile version of the site.

  • I spend a lot of time working on the mobile version of the website alongside the desktop site, which is as good as it can be without sacrificing functionality and appearance. This doubles my workload as it is anyway.

  • I could just be lazy and introduce tapatalk as has been mentioned but I'd prefer to keep the site experience unique and within my control in terms of functionality and appearance.

  • Sorry if that's a disappointment to you Dol. If you have any suggestions re: mobile version that I can help to make your experience better then just mention them in here

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    Posted : 03/04/2019 9:30 am
    Dolamite
    (@dolamite)
    Estimable Member

    No disappointment at all. I completely understand the limitations. I dont know coding at all so it's not something I can even offer to help with.

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    Posted : 03/04/2019 10:28 am
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