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harmor19
25 Jul 2006, 16:58
Attract users to a forum easier using bold message.
When there are no new messages the text goes away.

Demo: here (http://xenweb.net/forums/)
Look at "Announcements".

Open: forumhome_forumbit_level2_post
Find:
<if condition="$show['forumdescription']"><div class="smallfont">$forum[description]</div></if>

Below Add
<if condition="$forum[statusicon] == "new" AND $forum[forumid] == X">
<div class="bigusername">New Post</div></if>

X = forumid

bashy
25 Jul 2006, 17:55
Not quite sure what im looking at, dont need to register do i?

harmor19
25 Jul 2006, 18:01
No.
I'll post the screen shot.

bashy
25 Jul 2006, 18:43
I dont actually see what the image is showing on your stie at all..

But from the image it looks ok m8 well done...Not for me though...

Shazz
25 Jul 2006, 23:52
I don't understand how this attracts people..
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Third-generation Ford Mustang history (http://www.ford-wiki.com/wiki/Third-generation_Ford_Mustang)

harmor19
26 Jul 2006, 01:14
Because it catches their attention.

Trana
26 Jul 2006, 02:31
Doesn't the indicator icon do the same thing?

harmor19
26 Jul 2006, 03:28
Yeah but this does it better, I think.

007
26 Jul 2006, 06:41
It's a good idea for announcement forums since everyone knows that nobody ever checks those. :) At least people will turn their heads now. Nice work!

Neo_Angelo
26 Jul 2006, 17:25
i think the hack is good, though i wouldn't be tempted to register if i had that floating around everywhere. i'd have to change the text to something more inviting

good work though my friend ^_^

TygerTyger
26 Jul 2006, 17:31
i think the hack is good, though i wouldn't be tempted to register if i had that floating around everywhere. i'd have to change the text to something more inviting

<if condition="$forum[statusicon] == "new" AND $forum[forumid] == X">
<div class="bigusername">SEX!</div></if>

harmor19
26 Jul 2006, 17:47
i think the hack is good, though i wouldn't be tempted to register if i had that floating around everywhere. i'd have to change the text to something more inviting

good work though my friend ^_^

That's another hack.

How hard is it to see the big bold words of "New Post" under "Announcement"?

Snake
30 Aug 2006, 17:55
Thanks for the hack! I'll install it right away...

SpanishHarlem
19 Sep 2006, 06:46
Thank's. Hope this get's my member's to start reading the Board announcement's more instead of asking about something that was just posted the same day.

iran.gs
22 Sep 2006, 20:40
installed nah is nothing to brag about..