Question Threads

[xF 2.0-FREE] Question Threads 2.0.2

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Compatible XF 2.x versions
2.0


Description

This addon allows users to create questions, mark them solved/unsolved and select best answers.

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Features

Question marks

Questions have a special mark before the title which signalize that it is a question and shows its state (solved/unsolved). There will be a best answer mark near question mark if question has best answer:




Question marks are fully customizable starting from three different types and ending with an ability to apply custom css. Take a look at some examples:




Question mark is showing everywhere before question title: threads list, thread view, search results and so on:







Forum types

Likely you will need to prohibit creating questions in some forums. Forum types were created exactly for that purpose.

There are three different types of forum:
  • Threads only
  • Threads and questions
  • Questions only
Questions only forums have custom node icon both in public and in ACP:







Moreover in questions only forums some phrases and icons are changed to give users an understanding of current forum type:




Best answers

Some questions are getting solved through a big disscussion of many users.

But sometimes a user can give one, straight and very helpful correct answer. In such cases question author can mark such answer as "best answer":




Of course you can customize the look of best answer:




If you don't want to change the background color, you can use best answer indicator instead:




Every user has a best answers counter (same with likes). By default the counter is showing in three places: profile page, user account menu and user info block in posts:










Clicking on best answers counter will open a list of user's best answers:




Alerts and emails

All question watchers will receive alerts about solving question or selecting best answer:




Note the question/best answer mark before alert text. It will help to understand what happend without even reading the alert text!

Those question watchers who subscribed for email notifications will receive an emails:




Most best answers

Best answers counters are creating a competitive atmosphere — users will try to post more best answers. If so, there must be a place where they can see their rank:







Options and Customization

You can disable some features if you experience problems with other addons/xenForo options:
  • Disabling questions only forum custom node icon
  • Disabling custom thread prompt for questions only forum
There are a lot of things you can customize and if it is not enough you can write some custom css for Question Threads elements.

All settings are located in "Question Threads" section in "Style properties"

Permissions

Question Threads supports xenForo permissions system. The permissions are:
  • Create new question
  • Edit own thread type
  • Mark own questions solved
  • Mark own questions unsolved
  • Select best answer in own threads
  • Unselect best answer in own threads
  • Edit any thread type
  • Mark any questions solved
  • Mark any questions unsolved
  • Select best answer in any threads
  • Unselect best answer in any threads
With these permissions you can have a full control of how Question Threads will be used in your forum.

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Installation

  1. Download the addon
  2. Upload contents of upload folder to your forum root
  3. In admin control panel go to "Addons" section and install Question Threads
That's it!
Author
J0ker
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