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Forum and Thread Types


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Users can change or choose their Thread Types, Forum and Thread Types added with the latest software update.

The following types of threads can be created by Users in General Discussion forums (default) which are almost every forum, Existing threads created by Users, you can now change your thread type in the more options drop down menu for your thread, see images.

New Threads image:

Existing Threads images, go to the drop down like in the 1st image for your thread and select Change thread type:


Here are some samples of the types, while looking at these samples you can see different filtering, sorting options and layouts for forums and threads.
The options are different for the various forum and thread types.
User voting up or down for the posts in threads could be helpful (down can be disabled), solutions can be marked by thread starters or moderators.

Article (Expanded style) Forum Sample: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?forums/pinball-history-articles.131/
Article (Preview style) Forum Sample: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?forums/articles-from-russ-jensen.130/
Article Thread Samples: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?threads/user-profile-banners.20108/ https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?threads/my-pinball-state-of-the-union-address.20127/

Question Forum Sample: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?forums/maintenance-repair.95/
Question Thread Samples: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?threads/1977-argosy.20016/ https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?threads/resource-teams.20089/ and this thread!

Poll Thread Sample: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?threads/whats-your-favorite-pinball-newsfeed.19535/

Suggestion Forum Sample, all of the threads in this forum are a suggestion thread type: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/index.php?forums/site-suggestions-feedback.81/

Similar to the new post rating up or down voting in some thread types, it was also added to the Resources review and ratings system.
You can see a recent example here: https://pinballnirvana.com/forums/i...-west-adventures-of-stingray-sam.5793/reviews

Feel free to ask questions, this is a question thread type!
Offer any suggestions to create or change existing Forum types, Thread Starters and moderators can change thread types.
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Isaac Sauvage

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Isaac Sauvage

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...I've been trying to identify solutions as I chance upon them.

The 'leaderboard' is here:
Unfortunately, it looks like you can't actually click on a person's 'solution count' and get a list of instances. As compared to a person's messages, media and resources, for example.

Hopefully they can fix that in future. Being able to see a person's solutions seems like it could be really useful, potentially.