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  1. @bfarber Excellent, that works well. I was worried that the underlying query would use that Topic ID, I'm glad to see it doesn't. Thanks!
  2. Over the years there have been many (many, many!) different ways of linking to specific comments. One way that used to work takes the form: {Base URL}/index.php?do=findComment&comment={comment ID} It is a tough one to map directly to a modern link because it doesn't have the Topic ID in it. I typically try to keep these old links alive by adding ModRewrite rules in .htaccess, and that particular older form was my go-to when the URL didn't contain the TID. So... fast forward to 2020, and v4.5, which no longer supports that style of link. Is there an equivalent? That is, I need a link
  3. Right, but I like it! And so do many members who have commented. So I don't want to get rid of it entirely, I just want a way of better accomodating those coming to our site from smaller (but still desktop) screens. ETA: This was a response to @Daniel F Unfortunately the vast majority of topics where people will be interested in those status are many, many pages long: I personally really like the sidebar format, I'm just trying to work with my members who don't. I can sympathize with their position, so am seeking a way to help them.
  4. My community has expressed some surprise that the images in the topic popularity sidebar don't have any apparent link back to the post they came from. Clicking an image makes it larger, but there's no indication of who posted it, when, or where. I think a link under the image, maybe with a "Posted Yesterday by Joe Bob" would be a welcome addition.
  5. I've had several members (I'd guess on laptops) complain about the wasted space from the new popularity sidebar in the topics. It would be nice to either have an ACP-configurable (e.g. without wading into the CSS) option to disable it under a certain width independent of device type, or even better, simply allow individual users to close or collapse it.
  6. In the mobile version of the interface? How are you getting to it?
  7. The recent upgrade to 4.3 has aggravated a few of my power users because in the mobile version of the site there is no way to search within a particular topic. Since roughly 65% of my users are coming in on some type of mobile device, it would be great if there were a way to provide that feature.
  8. Hi Stuart - Two things: first, when I try to sort the statistics lists it always sorts by Member Name, regardless of which column I click on. Sorting by Disabled date would be very handy in diagnosing issues. Second, and the reason this comes up, is that from time to time one of SendGrid's IP addresses ends up on some sort of spam blacklist. It typically gets resolved within a couple of days, but any member whose email provider uses those blacklists and gets enough mail from us cannot log in anymore without changing their email address. I wonder if there is a way of catching that particul
  9. Right now it seems like the advanced tool to mass-add tags is ignoring the setting to turn off searching the first post, if I'm understanding it correctly. What I want is to only do the search on the topic titles, but it seems to be returning results based on the title and the first post, even when I've toggled the "first post" switch to off.
  10. When you promote images, on FB those images appear to be getting added to albums with random (MD5?) names, which causes awkward Likes there, e.g. a notification that It would be nice if we could set our own album names (even if you had to add a timestamp at the end to make them unique, if internally you need that).
  11. A suggestion -- right now in 4.2 reaction notifications just state that "so and so reacted" -- it would be great if the notification was "so and so reacted with 'Thanks'" or something like that. Probably too small to be its own plugin, but it might be a good fit here.
  12. When we upgraded to 4.2, suddenly this plugin became incredibly slow. Any idea what's going on?
  13. Sometime recently either Google started storing our pages differently, or the software started handling degenerate or old-style URLs differently. I am getting links out of Google in the form: https://forums.egullet.org/index.php/topic/142948-people-who-just-cant-get-a-meal-ready-on-time/?&hl= late Notice the index.php and the weird query string at the end. I don't understand how to write an .htaccess rule to correct these to the modern canonical form (e.g. to strip out the index.php part, and to convert that hl into the correct form for a highlight.) Can anyone help out with this
  14. Our solution was to remove the delete option entirely and tell mods to move the topics to the trash (for the few things that we didn't want to use "hide" for instead).
  15. I was thinking of each forums post as a document, no? The API certainly made it look like CloudSearch was what I was looking for. Use the PID as the unique identifier of each record, attach a text field to it for the post, an int for the author, a text array for the tags, a date field for the post date, and an array of permissions data. I don't see how to do anything like that in ElasticSearch.
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