What about stickies? (38, permasaged)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2006-08-24 20:08 ID:YLwWx5Zn [Del]

I've read a couple of posts about stickies and you(WAHa) say that it's not a need to have a sticky since "most" boards are slow like mine "probably" is and everyone will see it before it get aged. I mean this is crap since most users doesn't read all pages and a lot of people have fast moving boards where there aren't enough people to "spam" the "sticky" thread to it gets bumped to the frontpage all the time.

I mean take a look at forums for an example, they show like 60 threads per page or something and they still use stickies? It's because people read stickies and you get your word forwarded good. It's not just a big red text "NOW WE DO THIS AND THIS", in a sticky you can reply about changes and such.

So i would just like to ask you(WAHa) why you don't add support for stickies since they ARE usefull and people ask for them. I've even made a little list of options why you don't add support for it.

  1. I don't want to waste my time on stuff i don't want to add and don't use even if people are asking or it.
  2. I don't know how to add support for stickies.
  3. I still think stickies are silly and people should just post thread which "everyone" will read even if they're 4 pages behind.
  4. Wakabaka is suppose to be a clone of futaba and futaba doesn't have stickies so i don't want to add features that are more original then clones.
  5. sage

Now please WAHa don't just reponde with "why dont you make your own script" or "why dont you use another script if you dont like wakaba" I mean i like wakaba, i just want to ask why you dont add support for features that are asked for.

And to make this thread a bit more /sup/ friendly:
How do i make a sticky?

2 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-08-24 21:54 ID:Heaven [Del]


> a lot of people have fast moving boards


> where there aren't enough people to "spam" the "sticky" thread to it gets bumped to the frontpage all the time.

If it's not interesting enough to be bumped, maybe it shouldn't be on the first page?

3 Name: Anonymous : 2006-08-25 01:28 ID:5Xf3GeI7 [Del]

Forums use stickies because most of them don't have a convenient feature to insert arbitrary text above the thread listings. It also makes it easy for those moderators without shell access to edit them, which is a moot point on Wakaba; they can't do it anyway.

Personally, I've never seen a forum sticky that wasn't locked and that had to be sticky (most of those left unlocked are attempts to suck into one monolithic thread "topics that come up too often," which is bullshit. If they really came up too often, the users wouldn't reply to them. If the users still do, obviously you're not attracting the type of users you hoped for.)

If you want feedback on a change, start a thread about it and let it die naturally. Shoving it in your users' face is just going to tick them off. Likewise, 90% of threads I've seen stickied on 4chan are not important discussions, but stuff that could have been put in rules.html or dumb lolz that some moderator wanted to artificially extend the lifetime of.

4 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-08-25 03:33 ID:L5hEPP2x [Del]


You may not have noticed, but I do this for free in my own spare time. Are you seriously suggesting I have some sort of responsibility to use my own spare time to program things I disapprove of for people who insult me?

5 Name: Anonymous : 2006-08-25 05:18 ID:Heaven [Del]

I think the header.html works as a sticky in many ways.

6 Name: jwgh : 2006-08-25 06:33 ID:mpwR/7+k [Del]


More zippers, mule!

7 Name: Anonymous : 2006-09-12 09:44 ID:Heaven [Del]

The Wakaba code is released into the public domain. Just make a patch yourself.

8 Name: Anonymous : 2006-09-15 14:16 ID:Heaven [Del]

7chan.org made a sticky mod of wakaba. If you want it go try asking them.

9 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-07 18:38 ID:YHtYRmOS [Del]

Seriously make a mod you dumbasses

10 Name: Anonymous : 2006-11-08 06:46 ID:DqebcG4X [Del]

7chan now no longer uses wakaba. We have shifted to a faster, php platform.

11 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2006-11-08 07:00 ID:Heaven [Del]

Actually, the code is much less optimized than Wakaba. It does a huge number of SQL queries on each rebuild, and at least v0.2 is packed full of SQL and HTML injection vulnerabilities.

12 Name: Anonymous : 2007-08-15 21:37 ID:pNYRwFEi [Del]

Make a patch Plox..

13 Name: Anonymous : 2007-08-16 00:40 ID:buQ+OLN3 [Del]

Sup have had stickies on their wakaba boards for months crew?



14 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-08-16 09:53 ID:Heaven [Del]


The various Nijiuras are faster than any other board, and they don't find them useful either.

15 Name: Toshiaki : 2007-08-16 13:09 ID:buQ+OLN3 [Del]

Hooray for Japs.

p.s. the future of anonymous imageboards does not lay with traditional japanese internet values

16 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-08-16 13:14 ID:Heaven [Del]

Well, enjoy your future, then.

17 Name: Anonymous : 2007-08-23 20:34 ID:XpfDU3YV [Del]

Stickies in Kareha is really fucking easy. It's about 4 extra lines. I'm surprised no one has given code for it yet.

18 Name: Anonymous : 2007-08-24 12:30 ID:Heaven [Del]

Waha needs to add sticky support. So he could have a sticked thread on why stickies are a bad idea.
reason #1 preferably would be "fucking waste of space"

19 Name: KittenRS : 2007-10-12 17:23 ID:TzCNS+6D [Del]

>>17 Why don't you give use the code for the stickies? :P hehe -teasing-

I personally would love stickies to post board RULES at the top.

20 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-10-12 17:58 ID:Heaven [Del]


Once again, that's what rules.html is for.

21 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-13 14:15 ID:Heaven [Del]

:adblocks rules.html:


22 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-10-14 04:28 ID:Heaven [Del]


rules.html is never loaded by the client, it's embedded in the HTML. You can't "adblock rules.html".

23 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-19 17:03 ID:0ZY/7M+M [Del]

surely it could be added simply because it's a widely requested feature, perhaps as an optional feature disabled by default?

24 Name: !WAHa.06x36 : 2007-10-19 18:12 ID:Heaven [Del]


Good software design is as much about what you leave out as what you put in.

25 Name: Anonymous : 2007-10-20 10:14 ID:Heaven [Del]


LOL, fyi the person that coded something can't say if it's good software or not. the people that use it can. :)

26 Name: Anonymous : 2007-11-03 20:37 ID:gyinHP50 [Del]



27 Name: Anonymous : 2010-05-29 03:06 ID:+bnkHs8X [Del]

So, when is the sticky feature going to get finished?

28 Name: Anonymous : 2010-05-29 23:37 ID:Heaven [Del]

when you get off your lazy ass and write it.
most people realize that stickies are a bad idea, that's why it isn't included.

29 Name: Anonymous : 2010-05-29 23:38 ID:Heaven [Del]

stickies work just fine. it's called permasage, and it should be used on this thread.

30 Name: pencil!!ek+2gTbF : 2011-02-16 23:14 ID:F9QyMNTw [Del]

lol typed "sticky in wakaba" get this thread.

31 Name: Anonymous : 2011-02-17 02:44 ID:Heaven [Del]

Thanks for that useful information. Now please leave.

32 Name: Anonymous : 2011-02-26 19:09 ID:CC9V1Teq [Del]

the permasage thing still falls off the first page without some faggot posting "bump" every few days, it just makes the post look uglier.

33 Name: Anonymous : 2011-02-27 15:03 ID:Heaven [Del]

i don't think you understand how permasage works.

34 Name: Anonymous : 2011-02-27 21:17 ID:wsOOwS2b [Del]

well it definitely doesn't work as a sticky.

35 Name: Anonymous : 2011-02-28 19:38 ID:Heaven [Del]

it keeps a thread from moving in one direction. stickies do the same thing, but in the less useful direction.

36 Name: Anonymous : 2011-02-28 22:01 ID:0Lm5l4aX [Del]

eh, so it basically disables bumping and each post is treated as if it was saged.

complete opposite of what a sticky does.

37 Name: Anonymous : 2011-03-20 20:27 ID:Heaven [Del]

slow clap for the smart man

38 Name: Mr. Manager!!wIZhSe8U : 2011-08-15 01:24 ID:bdeRfzhu [Del]

I think I get why no one's bothered posting their solution for this. When you think about it, you only have to write maybe 2-3 lines of code yourself, and copy/paste the rest from other parts of wakaba.pl and futaba_style.pl. It'd probably be even easier if I knew Perl.

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