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Forum/Topic Sort Options similar to Github

  • gs
    • 857 posts
    July 11, 2017 1:02 PM EDT

    Description: More sort options in order to locate desired Topics

     

     

    The two that I regularly use at github (and other sites that provide them) is the Newest (to locate the Newest Topics) and Recently Updated (to located the topics with the most recent activity).  Recently Updated is the primary one that I use though.

     

    Your thoughts?


    This post was edited by gs at July 11, 2017 1:41 PM EDT
    • Moderator
    • 5937 posts
    July 11, 2017 2:03 PM EDT

    Thank you for posting. 

    Though we do have a recent topics block, I also like the idea of having a way to search for recent topics, my subscribed threads, etc. Similar to most forums. 

  • gs
    • 857 posts
    July 11, 2017 2:11 PM EDT

    Thanks Donna.

    Yes, I've seen the block, but it only lists a few (and the View All doesn't continue the theme of Recent).  And I obviously am not recommending to make the block longer (as how long do you then make it - 10 posts? 25, 50?)

    I suppose what I'm getting at (with this FR and some others) is that SE can be (and is) used for much more than basic 'friend' communities, and thus should provide more Core flexibility/functionality (I use SEAO Activity/Wall which allows lots of 'groupings' beyond friends, but still uses 'friend request' elsewhere; so some of the grouping functionality exists in the SEAO Plugin but not necessarily the Search mechanism). 

    There are many times I want to search for a User or phrase in the Activity Feed but can't.  Not being able to easily/quickly locate something is frustrating and we may need to sometimes think of the flip-side of things (i.e. not just how/what Users post, but how do we help Users locate that info).

    • Moderator
    • 5937 posts
    July 11, 2017 2:14 PM EDT

    This request isn't for the activity feed, correct? I believe that's in another post. Just trying to keep the threads on topic so we don't get confused with what this is for. :)

    This is a good idea for the forum search.  

  • gs
    • 857 posts
    July 11, 2017 2:38 PM EDT
    Donna said:

    This request isn't for the activity feed, correct? I believe that's in another post. Just trying to keep the threads on topic so we don't get confused with what this is for. :)

    This is a good idea for the forum search.  

    Correct - not for the Activity Feed, but for the order of the Topics.

    • 626 posts
    July 14, 2017 7:56 PM EDT
    gs said:

    Description: More sort options in order to locate desired Topics

     

     

    The two that I regularly use at github (and other sites that provide them) is the Newest (to locate the Newest Topics) and Recently Updated (to located the topics with the most recent activity).  Recently Updated is the primary one that I use though.

     

    Your thoughts?

     

    Hi GS. Social Engine does not have the ability to view recent discussions from all categories yet. Apart from the recent forum and recent replies widgets.

    If it were possible to have all widgets contain a load more button at the end to load more topics, then this may be one way to achieve this functionality. Then you could replace the default forum pages with widget pages containing the same.