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Old 12-03-2002, 05:30 PM   #1
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i dont think this has been asked before, apologies in advance if i am wrong..

i was looking at the limitations of the skip list and was wondering how easy it would be to skip items depending if they were a download, upload, or site to site transfer..

this is how i imagine it to work.. have 3 checkboxes on the filter form (site to site, upload, download) that dynamically change when a skip list item is clicked, and can be updated for each skip list item..

if i were tackling the problem i would just add 3 extra fields to each DB entry which could be set to 0 or 1..

an entry that skips on download, upload AND site to site, would look like:

*incomplete*,1,1,1

when a skip list item is selected, the 3 values are found and the checkbox values set according, when they are altered they are written back to the database..

ha, i went to quite some length to explain my idea didnt i, what can i say, im bored.. but i hope you will implement it

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Old 12-03-2002, 06:01 PM   #2
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This sounds interesting.

But then how would the skiplist highlighting work, where it displays items to be skipped in red. It wouldn't know what type of transfer you were about to do prior to you doing it. If a solution to that can be found and there's enough demand we can add this feature. The demand will dictate how long before it's added.
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Old 12-03-2002, 08:11 PM   #3
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I also really like this idea. Most of the time there are things that i want to download but never upload or transfer site to site. I think you would need to just have different colors for each skip item...one color for global (all three checked), one for up/down/site-site. Only issue would be if you wanted a combination of two, which i'm not sure how you'd deal with....i have a few ideas with icons or highlighting, but it might look silly.
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Old 12-03-2002, 10:23 PM   #4
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well, maybe you don't need to do different highlighting.
just highlight it to let user know skiplist is in effect and let it keep track or what's going where
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Old 12-04-2002, 12:46 AM   #5
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Yeah I dont think you need different colors or symbols for the highlighting.. just have the same one for the different types of highlighting.
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Old 12-04-2002, 01:14 AM   #6
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Well I think it would cause some confusion if seeing something marked red and not knowing if it will be skipped. Having to remember which direction is really going to skip a file mask doesn't sit well with me.

This is going to require some very careful planning.
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Old 12-04-2002, 05:17 AM   #7
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what about italic, bold and underline?
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Old 12-15-2002, 12:43 AM   #8
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How about adding it to Site Manager instead?
Per site skiplist, where "default" is loaded, and one can edit it in F4 when a new account/site is created..
Just like Override When File Exist Rules work...

Now we have something like:
Code:
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[ ] Cache Directories
[ ] Override When File Exist Rules        [ Configure ]
[ ] Override Skip List Rules              [ Configure ]
Would that be something?
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Old 12-15-2002, 02:18 PM   #9
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wow.. didnt think my idea would cause this much conversation..

now listen.. these are the options as i see them:

- scrap highlighting altogether (no!)

- only highlight item when it is in the queue, where the client knows which direction it are heading and whether to highlight or not..

- only highlight item in directory view when it is going to be skipped in all directions..

- highlight skip items as normal, but make italic those items which MIGHT not be skipped (dont appear in all skip lists)

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Old 12-15-2002, 05:56 PM   #10
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I have decided to put your suggestion on the back burner. perhaps for our next rewrite..
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Old 12-25-2002, 02:45 PM   #11
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great finally melter has made his first steps to world domination!

hehe, respect for the good work!
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