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This forum needs an easy way back to factorio.com

Post by pbhead »

for example: turning the "www.factorio.com" into a link to www.factorio.com would be really handy.

or maybe that big giant logo?

just a thought.

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pbhead wrote:or maybe that big giant logo?
No. That logo should either be no link at all, or better link to the main page of the forum.
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mark it - right click - open in new tab/window
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Florian wrote:mark it - right click - open in new tab/window
That's way too many clicks! What's wrong with turning the text into a link?

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I agree with that. This forum needs a simple link to main site.
Turning this "www.factorio.com" into the link would be easiest and the best way.

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I just use the fancy white bar at the top of my browser. Shockingly, I have no trouble forgetting the name of the parent website.

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It's not about not remembering the name of the site, but about the needed work to reach the site.
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One could remove that big FORUMS word and replace it with a link to Factorio.com

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Agree. In terms of usabilty / user experience it would be great when there is a link back to the main page. By the way it isn't bad for SEO either. ;)
Best way is to turn the <p> tag "www.factorio.com" into <a> tag href="www.factorio.com"...

But maybe you had something special in mind @ devs?

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This is not the only forum with that kind of problem.

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This topic is finished. We all agree that we want a link to factorio.com. There's the URL to factorio.com at the top. We all agree that we want to change it into a link. Now we just have to wait for a developer to change it.
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Or, you know, just use your keyboard and type the simple address... and not into google, into your address bar directly.

Seriously, people these days.

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Too much work.
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I remember thinking some time ago that the forum needs such a link, but I was too lazy to post or PM a mod about it :D

Having gone back to the site enough, Chrome seems to know that if I type the letters "fa" into the search/url bar that I'm planning to go to factorio.com, which I usually am...

Still, it seems like such a simple dead easy thing to do to change that www.factorio.com into an actual link...
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This is actually a phpBB issue not a "Factorio" or even "Factorio Forum" issue. Without modification all phpBB forums header logo links back to the main forum page. This is actually standard practice on most CMS/Forum software with a few variations/deviations. What I would recommend is that a forum admin create a forum "link" that simply links back to the site and place it at the top of the forum list. That's a simple non-code modification method of adding a link, it will still mean though however that you will have to navigate to the main forums page to click it.

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It's not so hard to modify phpBB.

1. Open styles/prosilver/template/overall_header.html
2. Find

Code: Select all

<p>{SITE_DESCRIPTION}</p>
3. Replace with

Code: Select all

<p><a href="http://{SITE_DESCRIPTION}/">{SITE_DESCRIPTION}</a></p>
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for styles/factorio and styles/subsilver2
5. Purge the phpBB cache

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Bump.

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Thanks for the bump and DaveMacW for the report (idea) to move it from General to the forum. :)
The devs have promised to read this board a bit more often. ;)
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DaveMcW wrote:It's not so hard to modify phpBB.

1. Open styles/prosilver/template/overall_header.html
2. Find

Code: Select all

<p>{SITE_DESCRIPTION}</p>
3. Replace with

Code: Select all

<p><a href="http://{SITE_DESCRIPTION}/">{SITE_DESCRIPTION}</a></p>
4. Repeat steps 1-3 for styles/factorio and styles/subsilver2
5. Purge the phpBB cache
Done.

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kovarex wrote: Done.
Cool now i can faster recheck if promiced 11.9 is out yet.

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