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    How do I turn off POST SUBJECT?
    Last edited by Rare; Fri 22 Jun '01, 8:35pm.

  • #2
    Remove:

    Code:
    <tr>
    	<td bgcolor="{ secondaltcolor}"><normalfont><b>Post subject:</b></normalfont></td>
    	<td bgcolor="{ secondaltcolor}"><normalfont><input type="text" class="bginput" name="title" value="$title" size="40" maxlength="85" tabindex="1"></normalfont> <smallfont>(Optional)</smallfont></td>
    </tr>
    from the newreply template (added a few spaces for replacement variables).

    And $post[title] from the postbit template.

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    • #3
      thanks... it helps a lot!

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      • #4
        What is the use of this 'subject' field?

        Yes,

        I always thought this 'post subject'-field was a bit strange.
        Ok, when you post a NEW thread, it's obvious that you need this field, but:

        - What IS the reason that this field can be filled in AGAIN when you post a REPLY to a posting? It has no real use, if you'd ask me.
        I also think that it is a bit confusing for users who have never used Vb before.

        Maybe it is a good idea to pull this 'post subject' OUT of the Form - when you post a reply- in future releases?

        Grover.

        --> posted this in the 'suggestions' forum also.
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        • #5
          Not to sound rude but if you don't want it there you know where the templates are. I think people prefer it in general and it *is* optional, after all.

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          • #6
            You don't sound rude...

            I guess you're right about your comment concerning the templates and... yeah: it IS optional.

            Only, I don't actually think that people prefer it in general. I don't see the use of this field in a Reply-Form. You already HAVE a subjectline.

            It's not a BIG deal ofcourse, but i've noticed that people actually find it sometimes confusing what to do with this field when they post a reply. (maybe it has something to do with my users ALL being Dutch? .........

            Only when people never used a Vb before...the question can occur what to do with this field.
            It is just a bit more intuitive when this field doesn't come back in a reply-Form. Dare I say......: 'look for example at UBB'?........

            - In Ubb the 'subject'-field doesn't come back in the reply-Form.
            - In Yabb (for example) it DOES come back in the reply-Form: it puts the subject-description in this field, with the addition of 'Re:', so you get: 'Re: whateversubjectdescription'. AND you CAN change this field if you want. But people will hardly ever change it, I guess. (looks like:
            http://yabb.xnull.com/cgi-bin/commun...&num=993059916).
            At least, Vb DOESN'T put the value of the subject-field back into the subject-field of the reply-form, so you don't get the same subject-text in every posting, as with Yabb.

            It is indeed optional, but it has no use in a reply-form in IMHO, so why just not take it out of there?

            (hope I don't sound rude either...

            Thanks for all the great help you are given on Vb!
            Grover.

            (ok, i will not reply on this thread further....i've copied it to the 'suggestions-thread').
            Last edited by Grover; Sat 23 Jun '01, 1:08am.
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            • #7
              Ah but it does

              Ah but vB does auto-fill in when you quote a post with a subject line.

              (try quoting my message)

              <-- 3000th post! 3000th post! 3000th post! <--
              Last edited by tubedogg; Sat 23 Jun '01, 1:26am.

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              • #8
                test. ;-)
                Last edited by Grover; Sat 23 Jun '01, 1:22am.
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                • #9
                  Re: Ah but it does

                  Originally posted by tubedogg
                  Ah but vB does auto-fill in when you quote a post with a subject line.

                  (try quoting my message)
                  ok, again...testing.

                  Ah I see. Again i've learned something about Vb. Hmmm....so... I will put my reply on this on the 'suggestions' forum.
                  Grover.
                  Last edited by Grover; Sat 23 Jun '01, 1:29am.
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