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Is there a simple method to limit the quantity of shown users ?
related to an answer for: Showing popular contributors in sidebar

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Use the PHP function array_slice on the $users variable before you start displaying them: http://php.net/manual/en/function.array-slice.php
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Ah great, this one I used for the tags on the sidebar. Just thought there may be an easier way. I will figure it out.
Thanks and regards

monk333
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Can you please tell me how you did it?? How did you implement the function array_slice??
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Hey, I figured it out....For those who wants to display the top 5 users here in the sidebar here is the code...place it in the qa-theme.php file located in the themes folder....

function sidebar()
        {
            global $qa_db;

            qa_html_theme_base::sidebar();

            $users=qa_db_single_select($qa_db, qa_db_top_users_selectspec(0));
            echo "Top 5 Users";  
            foreach (array_slice($users,0,5) as $user)
            $this->output('<P>'.qa_get_one_user_html($user['handle'], false).
                    ' ('.number_format($user['points']).')</P>');
        }

In fact your qa-theme.php file will look like this after placing the code....

<?php

/*
    Question2Answer 1.2.1 (c) 2010, Gideon Greenspan

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    File: qa-theme/Candy/qa-theme.php
    Version: 1.2.1
    Date: 2010-07-29 03:54:35 GMT
    Description: Override something in base theme class for Candy theme


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    class qa_html_theme extends qa_html_theme_base
    {
        function nav_user_search() // reverse the usual order
        {
            $this->search();
            $this->nav('user');
        }
       
        function sidebar()
        {
            global $qa_db;

            qa_html_theme_base::sidebar();

            $users=qa_db_single_select($qa_db, qa_db_top_users_selectspec(0));
            echo "Top 5 Users";  
            foreach (array_slice($users,0,5) as $user)
                $this->output('<P>'.qa_get_one_user_html($user['handle'], false).
                    ' ('.number_format($user['points']).')</P>');
        }
    

    }
   

/*
    Omit PHP closing tag to help avoid accidental output
*/
...