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R2D2
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Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by R2D2 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:10 pm

I thought it would be cool if whenever the OP responds to a post, his post gets colored differently so that it's immediately obvious which ones are from the OP.

That way the OP wouldn't have to start off by saying "OP here". It's also confusing sometimes if you're not sure whether you're reading a comment from someone trying to help or if it's a comment from the OP trying to clarify something.

But that's just my opinion. Do other people agree?

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Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by obafgkm » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:31 pm

I agree with you, and would like to see the feature added. It would make it easier. I know the Macrumors forum follows this approach, so it can be done.

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Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by Peculiar_Investor » Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:01 pm

With software anything can be done. But the standard phpBB software that is used on this forum doesn't provide the feature. The admins have stated many times that customization of the forum software would add significant workload to the volunteers, hence the standard phpBB feature set is used.
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Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by R2D2 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:35 pm

OP here. :)

Thanks for the info, peculiar_investor.

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Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by Biil McNeal » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:26 am

This is the single feature of greatest need for this site.

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Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by Mudpuppy » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:51 am

Biil McNeal wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:26 am
This is the single feature of greatest need for this site.
But as Peculiar_Investor already pointed out, asking for it here won't help. You need to ask for it over at phpBB. It has to be supported by default in phpBB to be available here.

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Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by CppCoder » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:08 am

phpBB is open source, so someone could always add the feature themselves and try to get it accepted into the mainline of the software. Then, this board could get it on a future update. How badly does OP want the feature? :happy

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Re: Should this site highlight posts from the OP?

Post by LadyGeek » Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:43 pm

Site admin here. I'm confirming that we don't install modifications unless the feature is already supported by phpBB. Additionally, the site owners must approve the mod.
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