Post "toolbox" updates and other changes

bastecklein

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Brandon Stecklein (bastecklein) is the creator, owner, and principal developer of Ape Apps. He started the business back in 2010 and operates it out of Spring Hill, Kansas.
#1 2019-02-07 18:33:55
I have made some updates to the little "toolbox" area that appears at the bottom of a post. Firstly, I have right-aligned it, because I think it looks a bit better. Secondly, I have added "Like" and "Dislike" buttons so that users can rate the usefulness of posts. You can also use this feature to downvote spam posts into oblivion in the event that myself or @cry8wolf9 are unable to get to the post in time. Finally, I have hidden the post interaction options such as Edit or Quote into an expandable/collapsible menu that you access by clicking on the three dots icon.


I think moving them into the menu makes it look a bit cleaner, but you can let me know what you think. In addition to these changes, I have added a new auto-maintenance feature that will purge "hidden" posts from the server after two months. Generally speaking, users are able to hide their posts instead of deleting them, giving them the option to undo an accidental delete, or to allow moderators to review them. To keep things clean though, the forum will automatically purge these if no action has been taken on them after 60 days.

I should note that in order to see all of these changes, you may have to do a hard-reload on the forum to refresh your stylesheets. You can easily do this in Chrome (on Windows) using Crtl+f5.

Anyway, that about wraps up the forum changes I have made this week. I will continue improving the software to eventually make it into something resembling a competent content management and forum package!
Owner of Ape Apps
Edited by bastecklein on 2019-02-07 18:35:20
#2 2019-02-07 23:10:33
Wonderful!!

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