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Offline SL4P

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Suggestion: OP indication within threads
« on: May 16, 2014, 01:44:58 pm »
A thought for threads - especially longer / multi page threads.

Alongside any posts by the OP name - perhaps an icon or text indication that identifies the OP as such - without a need to scroll back to page 1 to verify they are oindeed the OP.

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Re: Suggestion: OP indication within threads
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 01:48:02 pm »
No such option in the forum software I'm afraid.
You could of course go back to the forum index as the OP is shown there, not a big improvement in scrolling back though.
 

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Re: Suggestion: OP indication within threads
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 06:02:35 pm »
This would be very useful. Perhaps a mod/plugin is available?

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=790 or http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=763 for example, though I would personally prefer a different CSS style on their posts than a bit of text or icon in the sidebar.
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Re: Suggestion: OP indication within threads
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 10:33:00 pm »
This would be very useful. Perhaps a mod/plugin is available?

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=790 or http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=763 for example, though I would personally prefer a different CSS style on their posts than a bit of text or icon in the sidebar.

I think it'd be better to put 'OP' in their name, like: "JSmith - OP". I think text below their avatar might get looked over, as lots of people have text there.

That's just my opinion, though :-//
 

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Re: Suggestion: OP indication within threads
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 11:31:32 pm »
I think it'd be better to put 'OP' in their name, like: "JSmith - OP". I think text below their avatar might get looked over, as lots of people have text there.

That's just my opinion, though :-//
Yeah, I don't think text or an icon is a clear solution. It'd be better to have the text marker *somewhere* but also different style, like a different background or border colour or something. This works well on other forums I use.
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Re: Suggestion: OP indication within threads
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 06:29:50 am »
My original intent to post this idea - was so that when referring to nested quotes - you could confidently attribute to the OP in the right context.   Yes, I have misquoted people!  Slap my wrist.
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