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Fire Icon on Threads?

Post by gotitbro » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:54 pm

So, I have been seeing this fire icon on some threads in some subforums. What is it for? What does it mean?

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Example URL: viewforum.php?f=62

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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:07 am

That signifies a hot topic. PHPBB doesn't really have a icon legend. Don't ask me what the trigger is just trust the forum software knows what it's doing.
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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:51 am

So basically, we don't know what defines a "Hot Topic" right, like how much activity or posts in a period of time just PHPBB knows that?

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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:09 am

No but you could probably ask them yourself: https://www.phpbb.com/community/
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Post by smed79 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:11 am

PHPBB Icon Descriptions

Image - Announcement.
Image - Sticky topic.
Image - Read topic.
Image - Unread topic.
Image - Read topic that you have posted in.
Image - Unread topic that you have posted in.
Image - Hot topic.
Image - Locked topic.
Image - Moved topic.
Image - Forum with subforums (which have been read).
Image - Forum with subforums (which are unread).
Image - Link forum.
Image - Attachment.
Image - Go to last post in the topic.
Image - Go to last unread post in the topic.
Image - Subforum read.
Image - Subforum unread.
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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:19 am

You found the same topic I did on the Googles. :mrgreen:

I"ll create something like this when i have some time but from the forum icons within my site vs imgur.
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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:21 am

@smed79 Thanks for this, this is extremely useful. What is the "Link forum" one for?

Also, can this be added in the FAQ or somewhere similar as this would be really helpful for new site comers as well.

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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:22 am

Lanik wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:19 am
I"ll create something like this when i have some time but from the forum icons within my site vs imgur.
What do you mean by this?

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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:25 am

Be patient when I have something you'll know. :-)
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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:33 am

@Lanik I meant with the "versus imgur" part.

I also noticed that you added an icon legend near the footer, nice. Add the fire icon one there too it was the most confusing one for me.

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Post by smed79 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:36 am

gotitbro wrote:What is the "Link forum" one for?
:arrow: https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... 0#p3239150
Lanik wrote:... but from the forum icons within my site vs imgur.
imgur because of the image size :biggrin:

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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:40 am

smed79 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:36 am
imgur because of the image size :biggrin:
Comparatively speaking I like your icons a bit better. I found a better solution, go back to: viewforum.php?f=62 and scroll to the bottom. Now marvel at my genius. :mrgreen:
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In case it's not obvious yet this is an extension not something I put together in 15 minutes.
Have fun finding the other places where the Legend exists now. :mrgreen:
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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:54 am

@smed79 That doesn't explain the role of Link Forum.
In case it's not obvious yet this is an extension not something I put together in 15 minutes.
Dammit, here I was thinking we have a literal genius on our hand here :cry:

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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:06 am

gotitbro wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:54 am
That doesn't explain the role of Link Forum.
It's a thread that's been moved to a different forum.
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Post by smed79 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:16 am

Lanik wrote:Comparatively speaking I like your icons a bit better.
Keeping original images and playing with the CSS is better ;-)
Lanik wrote:It's a thread that's been moved to a different forum.
It's just a link, e.g. http://example.com/
- https://i.imgur.com/7BMf586.png
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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:27 am

Lanik wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:06 am
It's a thread that's been moved to a different forum.
Then what is "Moved topic" for?
smed79 wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:16 am
It's just a link, e.g. http://example.com/
Can you please elaborate a bit? I am still confused :?

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Post by smed79 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:49 am

PHPBB > forum types > Link
The forum list displays a forum link like a normal forum. But instead of linking to a forum, you can point it to a URL of your choice.
https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... ums_types/
As an example at the PHPBB forums, the subforum called "Area 51 Development Board" is a link.
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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:14 am

gotitbro wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:27 am
Can you please elaborate a bit? I am still confused :?
Let's say someone posted in the wrong forum and we (the moderators) have to move the said thread. Once the move happens you'll see the topic in the original forum with the moved icon and the new forum. The new forum will be where the thread actually lives and the old forum is just a pointer/link/whatever you want to call it. Still confused?
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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:17 am

@Lanik Thanks for the explanation but I think the explanation fits "Moved topic" more. @smed79 Example above seems to fit the use case for "Link forum", forum being the operative word here.

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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:19 am

gotitbro wrote:
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:17 am
Example above seems to fit the use case for "Link forum" forum being the operative word here.
I think it's just @smed79 trying to explain things when English isn't his (I assume) second/third/fourth/hundreds language. :mrgreen:

AFAIK "Link Forum" doesn't exist.
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Post by smed79 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:24 am

@Lanik

Moved topic Image is different to Link forum Image.

"Link forum" can be created only via admin panel.
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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:28 am

You're right now it's coming back to me.
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Post by gotitbro » Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:48 am

@Lanik To be fair Med's English is extremely fine considering its probably his third language. And yeah you were wrong so :lol:

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Post by smed79 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:35 pm

gotitbro wrote:To be fair Med's English is extremely fine
You mean the Google translate :mrgreen: , because I am lost if the English sentence has more than three words :lol:

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Post by Lanik » Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:57 pm

Both of you need English lessons. :lol:
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Post by smed79 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:12 am

Duolingo is what i recommend :biggrin:
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Post by -Mark- » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:34 pm

On forums, a rapid onslaught of responses from the members on a particular thread is considered a hot topic and here the hotness is associated with the fire icon.

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