Forum Suggestions - Can we only see English posts?

al3 - 13.08.2006, 15:40 Uhr
Titel: Can we only see English posts?
Is there any way to hack this CMS/Forum so that there is a "Unread English posts" button and will only show those posts that are in English that you have not read? That would save me and others a lot of scanning time and some eye-strain.

Or maybe this method. Since you know the users chosen language there might be a way to put a flag in the database for what language the post is in (EN, or DE, etc.) and when they ask to see all unread posts the system might default to those of the chosen language?

The whole key to this is keeping some flage for "language" in the table that holds all the posts. From there on it's just a matter of fixing the SQL.

devil - 13.08.2006, 16:18 Uhr
Titel: Can we only see English posts?
from user point of view that'll be hard to do. I for one need 2 forum language:DE & EN, and i am not the only user that answers posts in both. for me it would be acceptable to open 2 sites, one EN, one DE, cuae i have 5 or 6 instances of kanotix.com open anyways, but i dont know, if all users in question would like to do that.

slam - 13.08.2006, 16:43 Uhr
Titel: Can we only see English posts?
You may always use the search function to search for unread posts in English forums.

You may use the live bookmark feature in Firefox to subscribe to English Forum content.

However, please understand that we have an entirely different approach to co-operation in an international context than many other organizations. The last selected user language is saved in the session cookie only, not in the database. That gives all those multilingual people here the opportunity to swift from one language to another on the fly. Everybody profits from that, because we all receive helpful answers from people with another native language. Kanotix is very international, one of it's strengths is this easy and free approach to languages. Other forums prefer to sort and separate their users by native language, which is not our philosophy. I hope you understand the massive advantages, while we just need to accept to be confronted with content in other languages some times. That's a very small price we pay for it.

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