Chapter 3. Features

Table of Contents

3.1. Why do you show the number of messages and not the number of replies for a topic on the list page?
3.2. Does Phorum have avatars or user rankings like (insert UBB clone)?
3.3. Why do unregistered users not have new message indicators?
3.4. What are sticky topics?
3.5. Can I post announcements?
3.6. How do I stop spammers from signing up and posting on my forum?

3.1.  Why do you show the number of messages and not the number of replies for a topic on the list page?

In short: the people writing the code liked it better. If you want to show the number of replies, you can modify your template by putting this line of code in your lists.tpl template file:

        <?php $PHORUM['TMP']['MESSAGES']['thread_count']--; ?>
      

Put that line right after the line that says:

        {LOOP MESSAGES}