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Old 02-12-2008, 01:55 PM
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Downloading Threads?

I was once on a vBulletin forum where download an entire thread, up to that point, in .txt format. It's a great way to save stuff you'd like to keep or something you could take with you to read if you couldn't access the forums under under circumstances throughout the day. Also great if you need to get offline for some reason. You could hurry up and download the thread, then read it while you're offline!

Downloading Thread as a Text for vBulletin

Downloading Thread as a PDF for vBulletin

PDF is also great, but beggars can't be choosers.

Heck, you could have both. They're simple to install and are harmless, yet great features that would be perfect for ZU! I'm sure it would also make a great tool for the RP section. I know I'd make good use of it, since I'd very much like to archive my ZU Kombat games offline in such a format.

Pros: A great asset to the forums. Great for those who'd like to download threads for various reasons. Easy to install. Won't hinder ZU in any way. You have nothing to lose in giving ZU such a little, yet great feature!

Cons: There are none!

I'm begging on my knees!
Pretty pretty please!
Let's give ZU an awesome toooooooool!



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Old 02-12-2008, 01:56 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

...entire thread in one file? You mean I wouldn't have to copy/paste post after post?
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:59 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

That's right! It proves even more useful if the thread is very large in post count. ^_^
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:18 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

This sounds like a good idea! This would save time and a lot of hassle for mods.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:33 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

I don't think it would make a difference to mods, but I want to see this happen.

Scott? Jason? Possible?
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:36 PM
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Scott? Jason? Possible?



Plllleeeeeease?

It's a win-win situation! ^_^
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:42 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

Can't you just go File -> Save Page As...

I did that once to a page in a forum long long ago. I'm not sure if every picture on the page was still there after I looked at it, but most of it was.

Unfortunately it's on my old computer which is in fact broken.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:43 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

No. That's extremely annoying and doesn't save an entire thread. It also takes longer to do. :/

It also isn't nearly as convenient.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:43 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

That wouldn't do any good if the thread had more than one page. You'd have to save them all individually.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:46 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

Well, I believe Blizzaga saying there aren't any cons. A very cool idea indeed.

Yeah, I'm up for it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:15 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

Meh.

I'd have no use for it, but who knows.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:16 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

Like I said. It's a great feature that does you no harm. And, if the day came when you would like to use it...there it is! ^_^
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:43 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

What's the point of downloading a thread? You can just bookmark it.

Sure, it's going to get deleted, but how long are you going to need to keep it? Not that long, I don't think.

Here's a con for you: it's practically useless.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:45 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

Read my first post. There are plenty of reasons why someone would want to download a thread. And, again, it does you no harm. If you don't like it, simply don't use it.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:48 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

And how often do you figure this would actually get used?
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:52 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

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And how often do you figure this would actually get used?
That remains to be seen. I'd use it all the time for ZU Kombat and the Din lounge. Not to mention I:SB, and it would make a great tool in the RP section. Other people could use it for different things. It's great for on-the-go reading! ^_^

How often is the Remove Text Formatting button used?
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:00 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

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And how often do you figure this would actually get used?
Don't know. How often do people copy/paste fics or BA battles and save it to their hard drive? I know I do.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:02 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

I don't. I just read it online.

But, eh, yeah, I guess I could implement something. A little later, though, time for me to go to class. I might do it there.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:04 PM
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YAY!

*Crushes Scott in a THANKYOUSOMUCH death hug of love*

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Old 02-12-2008, 05:09 PM
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Re: Downloading Threads?

File -> Save Page As... works fine, if you mean for archival purposes. However, images may not be the same, nor does it save the whole thread, it is just that single page.
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