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Devtracker

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:53 am
by PacifyerGrey
How about implementing this popular feature? It is there in multiple game forums and I find it really useful! WTB one for Factorio!

Re: Devtracker

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:47 pm
by ssilk
When I search for devtracker I found 20 different answers. On the first page.

Please make clear what you understand under a "devtracker". :)

Re: Devtracker

Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:46 pm
by DaveMcW
I think he wants to do a post search for the entire "Factorio Staff" group. This is not supported by our forum software, so you would need a custom script to do it.

Re: Devtracker

Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:39 am
by PacifyerGrey
DaveMcW wrote:I think he wants to do a post search for the entire "Factorio Staff" group. This is not supported by our forum software, so you would need a custom script to do it.
This

The goal is to find all posts made by Factorio Staff group and read them all in full in one place, while being able to navigate to them in the original threads.
I will give you several links to ones in other games (no ads to them, just examples of the feature)

One of the best I've ever seen (tho game is long time dead) http://forums.firefall.com/community/devtracker/
The beauty of this one is that it lists all dev posts in the thread even if they are old, but it sorts threads by last dev post date.

http://www.swtor.com/community/devtracker.php
This example is much easier to implement but it still gets the job done.

fast navigation / reading of staff postings in a topic

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:58 pm
by slippycheeze
In a couple of other game forums, one feature I find very useful is that any posting by staff will have a "next staff post >" link, which will jump directly to the next post by any member of staff.

For large topics with low information density, such as the release/FFF posts about the oil changes, I'm not very interested in the majority of what people have to say. What I am interested in is what the staff had to say, and the context of that.

Ideally, jumping from staff post to staff post in the normal, full view of the topic would do what I wanted. I could skip the noise, but read the context as much as was relevant around each post.

Less ideally, but still better than nothing, would be a way to see only staff posts in a topic.

Re: fast navigation / reading of staff postings in a topic

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:25 am
by DaveMcW

Re: Devtracker

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:36 am
by Koub
[Koub] Thanks Dave, merged topics :)

Re: fast navigation / reading of staff postings in a topic

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:25 pm
by slippycheeze
DaveMcW wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:25 am
viewtopic.php?f=55&t=43141
thanks. I'll add that to my mental list of terms to search for when I'm looking for this concept. :)

Re: Devtracker

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:26 pm
by Jap2.0
The "search user's posts" thing for a user can help a little (in some occasions), except that markup is completely screw up in searches. Like, quotes show up as part of the search without being marked as quotes, except for the 20% of the time they are. So, that can't really be used for a good overview of their actual posts...