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how to highlight categories for new comments in discsussion

thiesthies New
edited August 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hey folks,

I´m running a vanilla 2.0.18 Till now we got a list of discussion and I want to categorise them. At the moment the users got a highlight on the discussion if a new comment was posted in them. I used the categorisation option (Dashboard -> Forum -> Kategorien) to sort the discussion into categories. Now I want the categories to be highlighted if there's a highlighted discussion in them. Could you please show me how to manage that. The one to show me how to do it will get virtal hug ;-)

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited August 2012 Answer ✓

    Do you just want it to say new or present a total with the number the new comments? Either way would be database intensive and slow your system performance down and wouldn't be worth the benefit.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    you will probably get further if you post some images of what you want to do, as well as a link to your site. maybe someone is looking for a virtual hug.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    KasperKasper Scholar of the Bits Copenhagen Vanilla Staff

    Do you want to highlight a category in the sidepanel if a discussion belonging to that category has new comments?

    Kasper Kronborg Isager (kasperisager) | Freelance Developer @Vanilla | Hit me up: Google Mail or Vanilla Mail | Find me on GitHub

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    in picture 1 you see my categoriess. in picture 2 is a part of the discussions.
    if there is a new comment, there will be a yellow container. thats what i want to have for my categories.
    if a user signed in, s/he will see in this category is a new comment and in this category isn´t a new comment.

    i hope i explaned what i mean and thanks for your help =)

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    peregrineperegrine MVP
    edited August 2012 Answer ✓

    Do you just want it to say new or present a total with the number the new comments? Either way would be database intensive and slow your system performance down and wouldn't be worth the benefit.

    I may not provide the completed solution you might desire, but I do try to provide honest suggestions to help you solve your issue.

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    i want the yellow highlighting like picture 2 in the the survey (pic1)
    it should be only if a new comment is in a discussion of a category.

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    I'd very much like to have this functionality as well.

    Additionally, having yellow indicator of new comments in side panel would be even more awesome. Exactly as @kasperisager asked already. I think it's strange that this isn't a more popular request. It's one of the most noticeable missing features after migrating from almost any other forum.

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    I also would like to know how to do this. I'm fine simply by highlighting the category, no need for the post count.

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