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Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:42 am

Sounds cheesy and low-priority, but I think it may be good to add beer-related emoticons (ex. "clinging mugs", HBT-style) + the "Like" button to the Forum?

Thoughts?
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby Dan » Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:53 am

The emoticons I put in my post (in "making bigger beers") never showed up - only the txt short cuts. ie - ;) & :lol:

edit - Pointless post - emoticons worked in this post :rolleyes:

2nd edit - seems typing the shortcuts works, but clicking the icon puts the shortcut in the post?!?
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:47 am

I only get "regular" Skype-type emoticons, not the beer ones :mug:
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby niels » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:45 am

This forum software is a bit more basic than the ones used for HBT and AHB. I choose FluxBB as it is a no-frills forum that only includes the core functionalities of a forum. Also, the database structure is very straightforward which gives me the ability to easily migrate to more advanced forum software if necessary.

So indeed, creating posts is a bit less visual as on HBT and AHB. Emoticons, links, images etc. are all presented by there textual BBCode in the post form. Like Dan said, clicking an emoticon button will insert the textual representation. When parsing the message to display it in the thread it is switched to the actual icon.

The current set of emoticons is just the default set and I would be glad to add some new ones (more beer related). So give me a few days and you can expect to see them added.

About the "like" functionality: I will take a look at it, but to be honest I will put it a bit lower on the to-do list unless there is more demand.

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PS: I really like the software used for AHB, but it is pretty expensive. A basic setup is 20 USD/month and only gives you 2GB of storage. For reference: I'm hosting this on a 20GB SSD VPS that cost me 5 USD/month. Doubling the RAM and HDD will cost me 10 USD/month. It's a bit more DIY, but I have complete control.
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby cpa4ny » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:25 am

Understood - thanks Niels! :)
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby niels » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:38 am

cpa4ny wrote:Understood - thanks Niels! :)

I just added a few beer emoticons. If you want to see more added, please post a link to it here and I might add it.

:beer:
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby cpa4ny » Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:00 pm

:beer: ah, now we are talking!

Cheers!
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby niels » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:08 pm

I added one more: :drink:

I will have to steal some from the other home brew forums :)

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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby Dicko » Sun Feb 02, 2014 8:22 pm

At the moment I dont have the emoticon of the man drinking a beer in my list. The last one on my list is :beerbang:
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby niels » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:33 am

Dicko wrote:I am not sure if this has been asked before but is it possible to have the type of BM we all use in the member profile section so it appears on the left under our avatar. :beer:

I don't think this is asked for, but I planned to add it already. It's on my todo list and I might be adding it tonight!

Dicko wrote:At the moment I dont have the emoticon of the man drinking a beer in my list. The last one on my list is :beerbang:

This is fixed... I forgot to clean up the related cache files.

Niels

EDIT: I splitted the post of Dicko regarding the display of the BM model in the profile box. You can read it here.
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RE: Beer-related emoticons + "Like" button

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:07 pm

Thanks niels :drink: :D
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