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Post by Wulframm on January 3rd 2016, 3:35 pm

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Description of problem

Hello,

first, context:

I'm currently working on a forum for a friend, and what i we want to do is add a table to each thread. The table must do the following things:

1. display who the author of the last post on the topic was. (redundant but it's a more convenient spot given the context.)
2. keep track of how many users have posted on the topic.
3. have the capability of cycling through each user at the rate replies are posted on the topic and display whose turn it is to post next.
4. contain a button that allows a user to skip their turn while letting the cycling continue.

The general concept is a a turn counter for an RP game. i'm also attempting to figure out if it is possible to only allow the user whose turn it is to post on the topic.

I can code all of this, or most of it, myself, and i intend to use javascript to do it. my problem is that i need some documentation for some of the terms used in the code that are enclosed in {} brackets. i've found this:

http://help.forumotion.com/t48637-list-of-variables

however, that list seems incomplete. i can see numerous instances of these types of things used, and while some of the names are explicit enough to figure them out, i'm not sure how to tell what the others do.

{topics_list_box.row.LAST_POST_AUTHOR} gives you the name of the last user to post... right? I fear that a lot of these may be theme specific.

could someone point me in the right direction?

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Re: Documentation?

Post by Wulframm on January 3rd 2016, 11:16 pm

welp. i'm figuring some stuff out. i think those calls are specific to the templates themselves. maybe. does anyone have any advice on obtaining the name of each user to post on a thread?

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Re: Documentation?

Post by SLGray on January 4th 2016, 1:13 am

Please wait patiently for someone to reply that can offer a solution.  Your posts need to be separated by a 24 hour period, unless you are adding extra important information.


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Re: Documentation?

Post by APE on January 4th 2016, 1:42 am

that code will not be found in that thread as it was from your templates

It is used to show this
It makes the part that is in blue  ( the posters name )





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Re: Documentation?

Post by Wulframm on January 4th 2016, 4:36 am

@APE wrote:that code will not be found in that thread as it was from your templates

It is used to show this (img)

It makes the part that is in blue ( the posters name )

that's what i was afraid of. i found out a bit ago that those statements, apparently, cannot be used in any template willy-nilly. thanks anyway.

@SLGray wrote:Please wait patiently for someone to reply that can offer a solution. Your posts need to be separated by a 24 hour period, unless you are adding extra important information.

in my defense, that was not a 'bump.' that was me asking a question and adding information that changes the context of the original post. the question was similar to those before it, but nuances in coding are important and can have drastically different effects. ie, retrieving the last user to post vs retrieving how many individual users have posted thus far vs retrieving a specific user who was not the last user to post. part of me is disappointed to be accused of just posting something for the sole purpose of bouncing it up the forum to obtain more viewership. if it really bothers people that much, then next time i will simply edit the original post rather than reply.

as it stands now, I've just figured out a situation specific workaround, so i no longer need such documentation. However, since there is only one other thread that mentions documentation of any sort, i would recommend keeping this open until someone can come along and either say explicitly that such documentation does not exist and why or point out a possible location where documentation, 3rd party or not, exists for some templates. in other words, the problem hasn't been solved; it has just become less relevant to me specifically.

that is, of course, your prerogative.

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Re: Documentation?

Post by SLGray on January 4th 2016, 7:26 am

I did not give you a official reminder about double posting.  I just informed you about the rules.  Sorry that you took it the wrong way.

If I was going to give an official reminder, I would use my moderation color.


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