Thread Prefixes

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  1. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Just to let you all know, [NSFW] is a selectable prefix in the NSFW forums now. It was requested, I think, by someone so it's available now.

    I also want to hear suggestions for other prefixes along with discussion about what forums they should be available in.
     
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  2. ShadowAngelBeta

    ShadowAngelBeta Experienced.

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    The only ones I can think of that you don't already have a separate sections for are Let's Play for videogame LPs, and I kind of doubt that one's going to get used often if at all considering how little SV or SB end up using it eve with how much more traffic they have, and the second would be a prefix for the Council style Roleplay/Quests?
     
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  3. Valette-Serafina

    Valette-Serafina Shameless Shadow

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    Um. What does that mean? That is, what's a prefix in this context?
    Forgive me if I'm overlooking something.
     
  4. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    When you create a new thread, instead of needing to type in [NSFW] it will be selectable in a small drop down menu.

    I'm also asking if people think there should be others available, and if so, where.
     
  5. Xicree

    Xicree Destroy and Rejoice!

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    The prefix makes for a nice tradition though.
     
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  6. Lement

    Lement knife--;

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    Also, forum can be sorted to only display single prefix by clicking on it.

    Though honestly, kinda moot if whole forum has the same prefix.
     
  7. Bre Karn

    Bre Karn (Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    IC/OOC sound like nice prefixs to have.

    Dynasty/Council/Quest are also useful.
     
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  8. gibbousmoons

    gibbousmoons Well worn.

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    I think there should be a "WHAAA" prefix, to signal that you want the thread to be a pity party based around the OP's topic, and that party poopers shouldn't come in.
     
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  9. Bre Karn

    Bre Karn (Slow) Writer of Glorious Smut

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    Funny/Horrible/WTF should also be available, I think.
     
  10. GLH

    GLH Really?

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    Yes, but that sort of prefix would just lead to things like back and forth image replies of Orks with their shoota's or choppa's and whatnot.
     
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  11. gibbousmoons

    gibbousmoons Well worn.

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    . . . I'd like to respond to victim complex threads with a deluge of Ork pictures.

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  12. Biigoh

    Biigoh What is this? Moderator

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    Necron Tau alliance will win against the barbaric orks! For the greater good!
     
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  13. Master of Squirrel-fu

    Master of Squirrel-fu Osaisen Moderator

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    How about a Discusion prefix, Idea prefix, and pic/vids prefix? Because sometimes it's hard to goe through the general section.
     
  14. Master Basher

    Master Basher Click me! Click Me~!

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    By extention, what about prefix's such as XOVER, AU and FUSION for the Fanfics?
     
  15. Master of Squirrel-fu

    Master of Squirrel-fu Osaisen Moderator

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    Its provably best not to over saturate, there's only one drop down and not so many fanfics that it should be a problem.
     
  16. macdjord

    macdjord Experienced.

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    Is there any functional difference between selecting the prefix from the dropdown and typing it into the thread title?
     
  17. ChandraMagic

    ChandraMagic Just a Bit Ditzy Moderator

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    If you click on the NSFW prefix, it will list just threads with that prefix.
     
  18. macdjord

    macdjord Experienced.

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    If you create a thread and type a title that starts with '[NSFW]', will it show up in that list?
     
  19. ChandraMagic

    ChandraMagic Just a Bit Ditzy Moderator

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    No, you specifically have to use the NSFW prefix for that filter to work. You can test it via going into the NSFW Quest section and clicking on the NSFW in the title of other of my active quests, for example, and you can see how it works.
     
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  20. Plotvitalnpc

    Plotvitalnpc Personification Personified

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    If you signed up here newly and felt the need to search the NSFW forums by the NSFW prefix, you'd never even notice Nameless Shadow Quest.
    And that'd be bad!
     
  21. macdjord

    macdjord Experienced.

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    Ah, this explains why some quests - Birth of a Succubus, for instance - have '[NSFW]' in their title when they appear in the forum, but not in the topic reply notification emails.
     
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  22. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    I've added a new prefix, [Archive].

    This prefix is only available in the Story Archive and Quest Archive, and is the default prefix there(it's already selected when creating a new thread there). The NSFW Quest Archive should continue to use the [NSFW] prefix.

    I will be altering the NSFW forums a little, to make the NSFW prefix pre-selected and required when creating a new thread in those forums.
     
  23. evildice

    evildice (Verified d4)

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    Discussion / Story seems like a reasonable split for forums which have both types of thread.

    Brainstorm might also be a good one, for temporary idea discussion before a story or quest gets started.
     
  24. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Due to multiple tags not being allowed, the NSFW sections would need their own version of each. So, it's probably better for those types of distinctions to be up the user, or not.

    I mean, I could do them, there's nothing stopping me besides the work.
     
  25. Dreadis

    Dreadis No idea whats going on

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    Just realized a minor flaw with the prefixes, specifically the NSFW prefix. Unlike the old method of just putting it in the name using the selectable prefix thing does not put NSFW in the link. Meaning someone might open an nsfw link without meaning to. Such as when opening a link to a thread from the irc when in public instead of when doing your regular private browsing at home/wherever.
     
  26. NuitTombee

    NuitTombee Umu~ Stylist

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    Could I request some other prefixes. Story, Quest, RP, PbP and their NSFW counterparts. However if you do end up making them, could you have a nsfw qualifier with their custom prefix.

    i.e. Story would be prefix nsfwStory

    Then it would be a simple matter to add some custom CSS to EXTRA.css like this. (Had to use span since they don't have a class)

    Code:
    .prefixLink span, h3.title span {
    background: url("http://i.imgur.com/2hSYpOo.png") no-repeat scroll #769dce;
    background-position: 1px 1px;
    padding: 0 4px 0 20px;
    border: 1px solid #5d7da5!important;
    border-radius: 3px !important;
    display: inline-block;
    color: white;
    box-shadow: 0 0 1px #c6d7eb inset;
    line-height: 18px;
    font-size: 12px;
    text-shadow: 0 0 1px #557298;
    vertical-align: middle;
    }
    .prefixLink span:hover, h3.title span:hover {
    opacity: 0.35;
    }
    
    And you'd get something like this.

    [​IMG]

    With a different prefix name in place of [NSFW].
     
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