Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

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Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by Franchise » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:51 pm

As you can probably tell already by the presence of the large red box above each page, I have enabled a new extension. This extension makes it possible to have a small temporary global site related announcement that appears on each page. I wanted to test this out to see if was beneficial or not. Right now, it just has the info for the PM deletion bug, but we would probably use it for upgrade notices or other phpBB bugs in the future.

If you decide you no longer need or want to see this appear on each page, you can close it by hovering over any part of the box and then clicking the X that appears in the upper right-hand corner of the box. Doing so will close the announcement until the time at which a new announcement is posted (which should be fairly infrequent). Future releases of this extension should have some other options like hiding or re-opening the announcement.

Please let me know if you think this is beneficial or not. If a large majority feels it isn't of any use, I will disable it.
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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by MVH » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:59 pm

End every message written in the red box with "this text box can be closed in the upper right corner of the box" and it can become a very useful feature. It can be a little annoying if you don't know that you can close it, so I fell that's important to tell people who doesn't know.
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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by The Lawnmower » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:00 pm

I think it's pretty handy. Like you said people can close it once they see it, but I like it a lot better than the Global Announcement threads for handling stuff you want everyone to see.
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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by Franchise » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:50 pm

Good point MVH. I'm gonna see if I can add some code to the extension in the template to have the option more visible as it's kind of hidden until you hover. Not sure if it's better to make the X visible always or add a link to the botton that closes the announcement. But I agree it should be more clear that you can close it.
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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by ILCN » Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:28 am

I'm assuming you did just that Chise, because I can see an X without having to hover over it. Great idea, thanks!
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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by Franchise » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:38 am

I Love Chris Nowinski wrote:I'm assuming you did just that Chise, because I can see an X without having to hover over it. Great idea, thanks!
You know what it is, on subsilver2, the X always shows. It is only on prosilver that you have to hover. Not sure why as I hadn't made any changes yet.
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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by ILCN » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:43 am

Just another reason to use subsilver2. :wink:
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Re: Announcement: New Extension (Board Announcements)

Post by Franchise » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:48 am

Lol. I am glad the 11 of you using it are enjoying it. Well, I guess technically only 10 as one user that has it is just a test user that I created to test permissions and such. I still have the new left lean style I created that inherits from the up to date prosilver but I had complications with it on the mobile interface so it's not ready for activation. Someday soon I hope.
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- 30x TW
- 2x PPV
- 3x MITB
- 2x EWars
- 4x Survivor
- 2x TV Wars
- 2x Cup Games
- 3x PPV Wars
- 1x iWars
- 1x Ultimate Endurance
- 3x Jobber Wars
- 2x Bracket Brawl
- 6x Tag Team Challenge
- 1x Last Man Standing
- 1x SW Draft
- 1x Play-Per-View League

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