Secrets of the forum!

Hi all, We have the new forum software and wow is it better than the old one!

Secrets of the forum!

madbilly madbilly
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Hi all,

We have the new forum software and wow is it better than the old one! Thankfully, it is open source software (Vanilla OSS) so the documentation on how to use it and how to look behind the scenes is much better than the old Freshdesk software. By modifying the web address you can find lots of other pages which aren't accessible by the main links but which are very useful, nonetheless.

@HMD_Laura - I hope that you don't mind me sharing these, I genuinely think they're fun and useful in equal measure.

  1. Want to be informed about new topics in a forum? Just add "/feed.rss" to the web address
  2. https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussions/ will show you all the discussions, so https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussions/feed.rss will give you a feed of all new topics!
  3. https://community.phones.nokia.com/activity/ will show you all sorts of interesting things, like who is getting what badges, who is being promoted, or gaining levels. It's a great way to learn about what badges are available! There's even a leaderboard of top scorers! (oh, now I've got a score to maintain!)
  4. https://community.phones.nokia.com/bestof/ will show you the most popular topics and posts and you can view by promotions, likes, agreements and LOLs!
What secrets have you found? Please share and I can add them to the list.

Cheers :)

PS - I'm pretty sure that @Wilson Shrestha will be top scorer in no time!

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  • wilson shrestha wilson shrestha
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    madbilly said:
    Hi all,

    We have the new forum software and wow is it better than the old one! Thankfully, it is open source software (Vanilla OSS) so the documentation on how to use it and how to look behind the scenes is much better than the old Freshdesk software. By modifying the web address you can find lots of other pages which aren't accessible by the main links but which are very useful, nonetheless.

    @HMD_Laura - I hope that you don't mind me sharing these, I genuinely think they're fun and useful in equal measure.

    1. Want to be informed about new topics in a forum? Just add "/feed.rss" to the web address
    2. https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussions/ will show you all the discussions, so https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussions/feed.rss will give you a feed of all new topics!
    3. https://community.phones.nokia.com/activity/ will show you all sorts of interesting things, like who is getting what badges, who is being promoted, or gaining levels. It's a great way to learn about what badges are available! There's even a leaderboard of top scorers! (oh, now I've got a score to maintain!)
    4. https://community.phones.nokia.com/bestof/ will show you the most popular topics and posts and you can view by promotions, likes, agreements and LOLs!
    What secrets have you found? Please share and I can add them to the list.

    Cheers :)

    PS - I'm pretty sure that @Wilson Shrestha will be top scorer in no time!

     Thanks for sharing all these secrets @madbilly. So far I haven't found any secrets. But, I just checked the leaderboard and I am a little behind so I think I have a competition ahead 😂. Jokes apart I think you deserve to be the best in the list since you have greater knowledge on varity of topics than me.

     ;) 
  • madbilly madbilly
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    @Wilson Shrestha , wait and see, I know how active and helpful you are, not to mention @MrBelter , @user389 and others. I expect that next week I won't even be on the leaderboard!
  • wilson shrestha wilson shrestha
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    Thank you so much for the appreciation @madbilly . I would love to see some healthy competition with the fellow users as you mentioned which will certainly benefit other users who are in need of help and eventually will make the community even more better with better discussions and feedbacks. And, of course I urge you to be on top. 😃

  • madbilly madbilly
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    Ah! Sorry, I didn't think about the fact you were saving some of this stuff for later, please excuse the spoiler :hushed:
  • madbilly madbilly
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    I can't edit my OP so I'll add the other things I've found here.

    https://community.phones.nokia.com/categories/discussions will give you a category based view of all discussions, which is similar to the old forum home page for those who actually liked that view. Interestingly you can also "mark read" the posts by category.

    https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussions/unanswered will show you all questions which are still waiting an answer, could be useful for those tech wizards amongst you!

    https://community.phones.nokia.com/groups you can create groups on this forum! This is cool, I see some people have already started! I don't actually know how to create a group, that's something I'm still looking for, anyone care to share?

    I'm also trying to work out how to get a view of everything which is tagged with Announcement, which is tricky because it's not a real tag so there's no web page for it. Any ideas?
  • navs navs
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    Ok @madbilly
    See all badges of the forum - https://community.phones.nokia.com/badges
    User management page (unfortunately needs privilege to view this) - https://community.phones.nokia.com/user
    A search page - https://community.phones.nokia.com/search
    Events page - https://community.phones.nokia.com/events
    A report page (not working for now I guess)- https://community.phones.nokia.com/report

    These are the secrets which I managed to find (hope these are secrets btw) :smiley:




  • madbilly madbilly
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    @navs Awesome! :D
  • petrus petrus
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    @madbilly ;thank you .. useful information  ;) 
  • madbilly madbilly
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    @petrus, you're welcome :)

    The badges list is interesting. There are many badges I'm surprised I've not got e.g first comment), but then we are in beta so things are likely to change pretty quickly.
  • treble treble
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    madbilly said:
    Hi all,

    We have the new forum software and wow is it better than the old one! Thankfully, it is open source software (Vanilla OSS) so the documentation on how to use it and how to look behind the scenes is much better than the old Freshdesk software. By modifying the web address you can find lots of other pages which aren't accessible by the main links but which are very useful, nonetheless.

    @HMD_Laura - I hope that you don't mind me sharing these, I genuinely think they're fun and useful in equal measure.

    1. Want to be informed about new topics in a forum? Just add "/feed.rss" to the web address
    2. https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussions/ will show you all the discussions, so https://community.phones.nokia.com/discussions/feed.rss will give you a feed of all new topics!
    3. https://community.phones.nokia.com/activity/ will show you all sorts of interesting things, like who is getting what badges, who is being promoted, or gaining levels. It's a great way to learn about what badges are available! There's even a leaderboard of top scorers! (oh, now I've got a score to maintain!)
    4. https://community.phones.nokia.com/bestof/ will show you the most popular topics and posts and you can view by promotions, likes, agreements and LOLs!
    What secrets have you found? Please share and I can add them to the list.

    Cheers :)

    PS - I'm pretty sure that @Wilson Shrestha will be top scorer in no time!

     Thanks for sharing all these secrets @madbilly. So far I haven't found any secrets. But, I just checked the leaderboard and I am a little behind so I think I have a competition ahead 😂. Jokes apart I think you deserve to be the best in the list since you have greater knowledge on varity of topics than me.

     ;) 
    Being an developer or hacker or whatsoever  and having knowledge how a forum works,does not make you a big Nokia fan.
  • madbilly madbilly
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    @treble you're quite right! Great to have you here with all the other Nokia fans, I hope you can join in the discussions and help as many people as possible :)
  • naufrago naufrago
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    @madbilly great work, thank you.
    (Getting rid of drafts) :star:
  • hdisowjdj3838 hdisowjdj3838
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    Woah, awesome finds! Could be really useful, especially the unanswered questions link!
  • madbilly madbilly
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    @morozshaun the unanswered questions link is the one I use the most. It would be great if HMD could put this link on the front page, so encourage people to help others.
  • hdisowjdj3838 hdisowjdj3838
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    @madbilly Agreed. That could be very useful! Also, congratulations! ;)
  • naufrago naufrago
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    I have just found this /analytics/leaderboard extension, which requires admin priviliges.

    Pretty useful info there, god I wish I could just take a look :smiley:

    top-posters: Users with most posts.
    top-discussion-starters: Users with most discussions.
    top-question-answerers: Users with most answers.
    top-best-answerers: Users with most accepted answers.
    top-member-by-total-reputation: Users by total reputation.
    top-positive-users: Users with the most positive reactions.
    top-member-by-accumulated-reputation: Users by accumulated reputation.
    top-viewed-discussions: Discussions with most views.
    top-commented-discussions: Discussions with most comments.
    top-positive-discussions: Discussions with most positive reactions.
    top-negative-discussions: Discussions with most negative reactions.
    top-viewed-qna-discussions: Questions with most views.

  • madbilly madbilly
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    Nice find!
  • Aturky Aturky
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    hello,
    i want to start a new discussion in ideas forum but i cant find the " start new discussion "  botton.
    how to make a thread in ideas forum ?
  • Thanuj Thanuj
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    Such interesting information, Much Wow.
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