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    kspence
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    Points: 19

    If you could display the questions like Menus is done and you could then drag a drop in the order you want that would be really good. If that can’t work then maybe have the Category field sortable, then a person could at least see all the questions for each category and then it would be easier to create the sort order. Being able to change the number in this list directly would be good or at least put it in the quick edit. You could also set up a multiple sort so that first the categories are sorted and then the questions under the category.

    A person needs to see all of the questions for one category together in order to help determine the sort order. Using numbers doesn’t work real well when you have to add a new question and you want it near the top because then you have to renumber all the questions. Drag and drop is the best way to go if at all possible.

    I hope this is clear.

    #4925

    Tony
    Staff
    Points: 18

    Hi kspence,
    Thanks a lot for your suggestions. Yes, your points are totally clear. We have got similar type of requests from other people too. So we have taken it into serious consideration and we will try to provide these features in our future releases.
    For category sorting, we have already given you a fix here: https://duogeek.com/support/topic/duofaq/ and I hope it helped you.

    What do you suggest for multiple sorting? Do you want to set sequence in the questions listing page? You can set the order in the questions creation page now. Is there any better way you can suggest?

    #4927

    kspence
    Participant
    Points: 19

    Yes I do want to see it in the question listing. You need to see all the questions in order to easily determine the order. Right now you have to jump back and forth between questions which makes it difficult to do. The best way is with a drag and drop in the list to create the order. If you did this numbers would not be needed unless you needed them in the background. In the background you could automatically update the numbers.

    Even a better idea would be to list the questions and categories together so you can move questions into the correct categories and you could see everything together. Be able to collapse categories would be good in this approach. WordPress does a good job of this with the menus and submenus. Duplicating that process would be great. The only problem with this approach is when you want a question to show in more than one category. This could maybe be solved by using the option/alt some other special key to cause a copy of a question to a new category.

    Another question I have is this. How do the numbers relate to the categories. For example if I number a question 1 does that mean it will be listed first within that category or is is first in the total list if or first in both depending on what I am showing. There is no place to filter a particular category in the list or even sort it by category unless I have missed something.

    The current numbering process is difficult to remember what numbers you have already used and which one were used for which category. I also don’t think you can number with a decimal. If you could at least do that you could number the categories with the whole number and the decimal for each question. 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 could be the questions under the category a person considers 10. Another category could be under 20 with 20.1, 20.2 etc for the questions. This is not the best solution but would be better than the current setup.

    Hope this helps. Please ask if you need more clarification on these ideas.
    I really do like how the FAQ work once setup.

    #4937

    Tony
    Staff
    Points: 18

    Hi kspence,
    It’s really awesome that you like how the FAQ work. And I’d like to thank you very much for your detailed explanation of your requirements.

    Well, I totally get what you are looking for. You want to have the ability to drag and drop for making the sequence of the questions like you do in WordPress menus. Well, it’s really a nice suggestion. But I think, using decimal numbering won’t be a good option in that case. Because in that case, a single question can have multiple sequence number if it belongs to multiple categories.

    We are taking these in serious consideration and we will try to introduce these facilities in our next versions. We can’t promise you any exact date but surely we will try to provide these as soon as we can.

    Thanks again for your awesome suggestions. Feel free to post in our support forums if you have any further inquiry. Have a nice day.

    Regards,
    Tony

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