Feature #293


Activity Filter doesn't change when switching groups

Added by Chris Stein almost 14 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

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Groups (misc)
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So, let's say I filter group A with the "Show New Forum Topics" filter for the activity stream, and then in the nav bar I choose Group B, it will show group B with that same filter.

For some this may be a feature, some may prefer it this way but I think it might be confusing. Also this preference seems to be saved in a cookie so that even if you log out and log back in the filter will stay in place the next time you view a group.

Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges almost 14 years ago

Yes, it's stored in a cookie. I think the idea is that the cookie should be lightweight, which explains why it's only storing one cookie for all activity filters. Instead of proliferating cookies, a better option might be to turn the cookie off altogether. Thoughts about this?

Actions #2

Updated by Chris Stein almost 14 years ago

OK, yeah I see the logic in that from a programming perspective. From a usability perspective I think that either leaving off the cookie or resetting it on logging in would be good. Perhaps also it could be reset when you first visit a group, but I don't know if that would be too difficult to work out. It's not a high priority so maybe we can let it simmer if none of the workarounds seems quite right yet.

Actions #3

Updated by Boone Gorges almost 14 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release

Matt, can you chime in on this one? I don't have a strong opinion, though if I had to choose between saving previous state for every single page or not saving the state at all, I'd choose the latter (both from a programming and a UX point of view).

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges over 13 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges over 8 years ago

  • Category name changed from BuddyPress (misc) to Groups (misc)
  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
  • Target version changed from Future release to 1.9

Let's enjoy the warm feeling of fixing an old ticket. I've disabled the filter switch that happens on load in


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