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Old 04-12-2011, 03:55 PM   #771 (permalink)
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I'd like it if you could put a limit on the ratio of lounge to music posts or something so we donn't have people constantly posting in the lounge, which is a big deal atm imo.
Why?
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #772 (permalink)
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Default MB FIX LIST - Serious Suggestions Only!


This thread is for the community to suggest fixes and/or changes to MB.

A list of relevant fixes/changes will be updated in this post, and sent to the admin.
The deadline is arbitrarily set for the end of this month. Please participate!


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[GRANTED = Don't request, except increase/decrease value, if applicable]
[IGNORED = Request, if desired]
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PREVIOUS LIST SENT TO ADMIN:
  • Double the character limit for posts [GRANTED]
  • Raise image limit per-post to 10 [GRANTED]
  • Stop poll votes from bumping thread [IGNORED]
  • Increase max selectable posts by mod [UNKNOWN]
  • Add shout-box search function [IGNORED]
  • "gay" removed from curse filter [GRANTED]
Previous requests sent to admin (individual)
  • Front-page [DENIED]
  • Remove entire curse-censor [DENIED]
  • Add spoiler tags [GRANTED]


CURRENT SUGGESTION LIST (your suggestions will be debated, and added here - if possible, relevant, and agreed upon)
  • Stop poll votes from bumping threads
  • Add dynamic "new notifications!" link in welcome section, with dropdown menu consolidating notifications. (individual notifications for profile comments, subscribed threads, etc.)
  • Raise PM inbox storage limit
  • Enable member list
  • Disable "read more" link when pasting copied text
  • White-list cock & dick from swear filter. (interferes with name-related titles and links)
  • Add shoutbox search function
  • Add "report shout" link in shoutbox
  • Implement notification of being quoted in a post
  • Timestamps for posts in the shout box
  • Add "******" to the swear filter
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Some change requests may not have been included in the previous lists due to either sensitivity, or lack of sources.
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:38 PM   #773 (permalink)
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Was the image limit even lower than 10? It's way too low for me.
It punishes you when you multi quote .

Stop poll votes from bumping thread. Request!
Add a function that tells you when there are other posts done while you were typing, request!!!
Add 'functional' smileys instead of the 'funny' ones, especially in the menu you get next to your posting.
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Etcetera. Request!
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:45 PM   #774 (permalink)
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Was the image limit even lower than 10? It's way too low for me.
It punishes you when you multi quote .

Stop poll votes from bumping thread. Request!
Add a function that tells you when there are other posts done while you were typing, request!!!
Add 'functional' smileys instead of the 'funny' ones, especially in the menu you get next to your posting.
e.g.:
Etcetera. Request!
Yea, originally the image limit per-post was 4. What number should we raise to? The reason it's only 10 now, is because we didn't really have a baseline of need to go off of originally, and 10 just seemed like a nice-round number. If people have found need for a specific number of images, please post that here so we can get an idea of what people need.

I like the post-done function idea, although I'm not sure whether the forum software will implement it, seeing as new updates to anything are available upon re-load to the server... like how you only see new PMs or what not, after you've refreshed or loaded a page. If you have any resources for this function, please post them.

As for smileys, is there a database of smileys we could reference?
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:59 PM   #775 (permalink)
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Make polls editable by the thread starter, at least once.

Make it so that threads you posted in still show up when you click "new posts".
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:04 PM   #776 (permalink)
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Was the image limit even lower than 10? It's way too low for me.
It punishes you when you multi quote .

Stop poll votes from bumping thread. Request!
Add a function that tells you when there are other posts done while you were typing, request!!!
Add 'functional' smileys instead of the 'funny' ones, especially in the menu you get next to your posting.
e.g.:
Etcetera. Request!
I might've known you'd request something to do with effin smileys S K! Goddamn it
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:09 PM   #777 (permalink)
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Certain members post completly in the lounge and never post about music. It just gets on my nerves because the sites for music lovers, and take pedestrian's mod thread for example, a few members were complaining about her being modded because they don't see her posts because they only post in the lounge.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:10 PM   #778 (permalink)
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Yea, originally the image limit per-post was 4. What number should we raise to? The reason it's only 10 now, is because we didn't really have a baseline of need to go off of originally, and 10 just seemed like a nice-round number. If people have found need for a specific number of images, please post that here so we can get an idea of what people need.
Well I should say a limit isn't neccesary, but I know postings with too many images can cause problems on some computers. I'm not sure what causes this, they just stop loading images. This could also be a bug of SMF forums (my forum is an SMF forum). I'm not sure.
Eitherway, if someone wants to post images he or she will just continue in the next posting, so it doesn't stop anyone from doing so.
If it causes problems for no one, I'd say: no limit.
It could be handy though if images weren't included in quotes, or a maximum of 5 images only. Some people tend to quote postings with 10 images in them and that's a bit overdone I guess.
So, my question here is: Why is there a limit in the first place and is it really neccesary?

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I like the post-done function idea, although I'm not sure whether the forum software will implement it, seeing as new updates to anything are available upon re-load to the server... like how you only see new PMs or what not, after you've refreshed or loaded a page. If you have any resources for this function, please post them.
As for smileys, is there a database of smileys we could reference?
For all I say goes: This, if the software accepts it. I realise every forum software has restrictions so no prob if it isn't going to work. I'm just going to put all my idea's down here. I hope this won't make you think that I think the software sucks or the forum sucks or 'my forum is so much better'. Because I don't think that. I just try to help .

And here's another one;
When I put a picture in a posting on my own forum, I can do this
[img width=640]http://linktotheimage.com/image.jpg[/img].
This way the image will only be 640 pixels wide. I should admit that my forum also has an option of automatically resizing images to 800 pixels but that just doesn't work. Far from perfect, thus.
Eitherway, if you want to make a link to a bigger image on my forum, you can do this
[ url=http://siteofimage/200pixelswideimage.jpg][img width=640]http://siteofimage/200pixelswideimage.jpg[/img][/url]

So it's the same as making a clickable url by doing
[ url=http://www.thisistheurl.com]CLICK HERE[/url]
Only you make a clickable image instead of a clickable URL.
Also you use the width=640 command to make the clickable image smaller while the original image stays huge ass. Very practical. Probably not possible, just sayin' ;D

Another idea; My forum provides you with a pop-up (you can turn it on or off in your profile) whenever you get a PM and when you click 'ok', it opens the pm in a new tab/window. Very practical if you ask me. I often don't see that I have a PM here.

Another one: I am a stupid ass so I always post visitor messages in my own profile when I try to reply to someone. I can't get the hang of it and I noticed it doesn't just happen to me. It would be nice if this wasn't possible.

Moar, and I really mean this one: GIMME A MEMBERS LIST! I hate not having that. It's so unpractical!
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:12 PM   #779 (permalink)
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Make polls editable by the thread starter, at least once.

Make it so that threads you posted in still show up when you click "new posts".
I like these ideas, in theory. Let's debate them before we add them, though.
Here are my thoughts: (Others, post your own if applicable)

- Polls editable by thread starter is a good idea. That eliminates most of the need for moderators to edit them for the original poster. That would be a pro.
Con: If it's a decisive poll, that is not public, that person could change the values of the votes. Ultimately, it may not seem like a problem in most scenarios, but I think that would be something the community should decide. With that said, I would leave that open for everyone to weigh in on.

- I'm not sure how your second request would be necessary... If you were the last person to post in a thread, why would you want it to show up as a new post? Feel free to discuss this. Anyone? Maybe I'm not seeing the point.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #780 (permalink)
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James, just keep that as "something I wish would happen" and not as a legit suggestion. You have a ratio or something and then you've got people like me posting bullshit in the Metal forum and accomplishing nothing. There's nothing wrong with things anyways. People post on stuff they are knowledgeable about and want to talk about and that's fine by me.
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