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    ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    In the interest of streamlining this big pile of threads we have all in one area, we're changing the nature of the post archives (which are admittedly sorely outdated).

    To address this, we've added "thread prefixing", meaning that one can choose from a pre-defined list of prefixes when creating a thread.

    Not only will the prefix appear at the beginning of a thread title, but threads can also be filtered/sorted by the prefixes.

    Let's say we have these prefixes:
    - modern
    - ww2
    - fantasy
    - etc...

    Once we accumulate enough threads with a prefix, one could filter the thread view to show only threads with one particular prefix (ie. only WW2)

    This transfers the weight of the archiving task away from the few staff and spreads it out to the thread owners, making archiving/prefixing much easier.

    This will work nicely for threads moving forward, but old threads will not have a prefix. In this case, members have access to prefix their own threads, new or old. Otherwise, a search will have to do. We've made our best attempt at creating a succinct list of prefixes so we're not overwhelmed with the array of choices when starting a thread.

    This will replace the outdated archive, and as such, the threads in the archive will be merged into the general discussion forum.

    For the time being, the option to view threads by prefix will be at the bottom of the forum home. As more threads are prefixed, we'll add or move it to the top for better access and ease of use.

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    Re: ****** New Featue: Thread Prefixes ******

    this is welcome update, thanks!

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    brilliant idea, and very welcomed. Thanks chaps
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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Cool!

    CHEERS!

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Excellent idea. Thanks fellas!!

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    Great idea! You should sticky this so it stays near the top for a while for everyone to see.

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    That's an excellent idea and my congratulation for doing that without big discussion. As a newbie I had problems to find figures but I didn't dare to suggest this or something like that.
    Last edited by sharpe; 03-20-2011 at 13:30.

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    Works for me, cheers, don't forget to add Sci-Fi!
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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Great idea and makes plenty of sense. Will make research for items and information easier to find. Thanks for the hard work.

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    Dittoes here, not sure I'll hit up all my past items but definitely the ones this year. I like it :-)

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Good idea! Took me a little bit to figure out a couple of them though (i.e. FFL, lol).

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Two quick questions about this feature:

    - How do you add a prefix to an older thread? I don't see an option to edit the thread title (although the "double-click the title in the forum view" vBulletin trick seems to work for a thread I started) or to add a prefix.

    - I see some prefixes that aren't in the pulldown ("Femme Fatale" being one of them). How does that work?

    Thanks!

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    You should be able to add a prefix to an older thread via the Thread Tools menu at the top of the first post.
    Thread Tools > Edit thread... then you should be able to see the options from there.

    Femme Fatale is the Female Figures selection in the menu.

    Hope that helps!

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Good feature!

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Like this idea a lot.

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Looks good, BUT...
    may I suggest adding CIVILIANS or something of the sort.

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    Re: ****** New Feature: Thread Prefixes ******

    Just noticed this,Great idea
    Maybe also Movie/TV section

    Kindest regards
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