Hover over title for OP content?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Ace, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Ace
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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    This is a function that exists on most other boards I frequent, and would be a welcome addition to GBAtemp: Hovering over the title of a thread to present a box which contains like the fist 100 letters of the OP, as a form of previewing the thread before entering.

    Can this be added? I've searched for similar, and didn't find anything.

    Thanks in advance,

    Ace~
     
  2. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    this would be great, would save time skimming threads. Please implement if possible mods!
     
  3. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    That's not a bad idea. As long as there's an option to turn it off, I support it.
     
  4. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    It would be better than the "click and hold to edit title" lie.
     
  5. pistone

    pistone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    in your heart...coz secretly you love me !!!!
    well it would be cool ....lets hope that some moderators hear this ................vulpes?
     
  6. Sterling

    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    It would be Costello, or Shaun who would want to see this. Vulpes may have some interesting insight, or PK, or any of the other mods. It might even help them. Some spam threads aren't always obvious. Mods might not get a report immediately and the first 100 words would be useful to them.
     
  7. DigitalDeviant

    DigitalDeviant GBAtemp Addict

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    lets help make this a reality, Costello please read this when you can.
     
  8. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

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    Idunno' if that'd have performance impacts or what, but yeah I'd welcome this.
     
  9. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    Nice idea, it would be much more useful compared to the current box which just shows the topic title and number of posts.
     
  10. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    I think you're talking about the wrong bit.
     
  11. Ace
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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    I tried CoolPreviews: It's not quite the same. There are some IPB's that use this: Like Ultimate-Guitar.com
    I'm hoping it does get some attention [​IMG]
     
  12. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    I love this idea. Would be great if it could be made. Though I don't think a prview would benefit a forum very well where most of it is small text... [​IMG]
     
  13. tj_cool

    tj_cool Site dev

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    Maybe I can, but I doubt I'm able to code something like this. [​IMG]

    Oh well, another reason added to the pile of "why we should update"
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  14. Ace
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    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

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    I suppose the only issue it WOULD bring to the pile is that it would have to make more queries, meaning the site would run slower...
    Unless you feel like converting the forums to vBulletin [​IMG]

    Otherwise, I think googling for some code might do some help xD Hey, y'never know!
     
  15. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    Cool to see the hover idea preview!

    I'll take it a step further: if we don't like what we see in the OP preview, could we choose an "ignore thread" option?

    Sometimes I get sick of seeing the same dumb topic over and over for days on end. [​IMG]
     
  16. Raika

    Raika uguu

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    I know you guys are talking about the "Click and hold to edit title" thing.

    I was talking about the topics in the latest discussion box, since I stay on the portal page a lot I was wondering if it could also be implemented for it.
     
  17. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

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    I didn't expect it to have quite the same effect, but it's something of a similar function as a stop-gap.