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RFEs

  • Numero Uno amongst priorities: SPEED. Currently Tiki forums are way too slow to make them comparable with even the worst competitors in the field. Compared to the 'best-in-class' vbulletin software Tiki forum perform on average 3-4 times slower! Is this caused by the way Tiki stores forum content in 'comments' rather then having dedicated forum post tables/indexes?
  • view new posts/threads option: since last visit and/or since last x days
  • mark posts/threads read: either for all forums or per forum (counterpart of 'view new posts/threads')
  • option to split threads. Currently we have a merge option but no real split option. The split option should be able to divide a thread into 2 threads with a choice of which posts go to which thread
  • option to move threads with a redirect link and without breaking any external URL to the post/thread
  • option to copy threads within one forum or between different forums.
  • option to email this thread (to a friend/user)'
  • option to view printable of a thread
  • customizable user levels. (http://www.vbulletin.com/manual/usertitles.html). Combine with Tiki's Karma system.
  • show the last post of a forum or thread with a link to it. This is currently just a plain text (no link) on the home page and forum pages.
  • jump/link to last unread post in a thread: when browsing a forum it should be possible to enter a thread by means of a direct link to the last unread post.
  • threaded messages (with option to view flat or threaded)
    • The threading is now being done, using "message_id" and "in_reply_to" columns in tiki_comments, but I haven't done any of the visual output work needed to show the threads visibly in the web view. I'm also unlikely to do this. -rlpowell
  • integration between mailing lists & forums They need to be tightly integrated. Mailing list archival vs forums with post notification system (mail-in post). I see two challenges for Mail-in posts. Dealing with html and organizing proper threading -> Who responded to what? (partly done?)
  • When enabling "watch" on a forum, to have it email not just new threads, but new posts to existing threads
  • Watch email message subjects containing "FORUM - Message subject"; and the subject of the watch message containing the content of the post, as well as a link to the thread the post came from. (link included in 1.9.x, but not yet on the stable 1.8.x version ; see below bug reports]).
  • option to watch for specific word. Email of any new thread containing the word X. Come to think of it, this could be a neat feature for all of Tiki features (namely wiki pages, FAQ & articles). Think of it as a cron search!!
  • option for ignore list: allows forum members to ignore posts made by other users.
  • moderation queue: in moderated forums all unapproved messages can be viewed by the moderator and approved or deleted on the spot. (done)
  • thread (un)locking by administrators & moderators. (done)
  • the ability to properly administer __sections_ (categories/groups) for forums. Currently is possible to create new sections but there seems to be no way of renaming and/or deleting them.
  • make the new posts/messages view in the thread listing more consistent. Currently all completely new threads/topic are displayed in bold but this is not the case for any existing threads with new replies. It would much more sense to have all thread/topics with new posts/messages displayed in bolded text and with a distinct topic icon.
  • predefined user signatures and the option to add this signature to a post or not. The signature should be preference in the MyTiki section.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.
  • Plugin SF failed. One or more of the following parameters are missing: groupid, trackerid or itemid.

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