Ideas for ILX

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Does anyone have any ideas for things they'd like to see - I've kind of run out of ideas for now. I can't promise I'll do them: some things are easy, some are hard, some might be unrealistic (need to bear in mind performance and avoidance of poxy fules and so on); also, how much it interests me is the most important motivating factor... It'd be good to hear people's thoughts.

I will put the stats thing back at some point, but perhaps in a bit of a different form.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:10 (ten years ago) link

Oooo!

More poll forms would be fun. One that allowed you to rank the options from first to last, say, or just allowed you to tick multiple boxes, livejournal style.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:14 (ten years ago) link

  • make a toggle option allowing mods to see either images or image links
  • let poll options allow more characters
  • get rid of suggest ban
  • pizza subs tuesdays

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:26 (ten years ago) link

The mod image thing is a security thing. If it weren't any sort of issue I would just turn them on.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

Oh right, you've said that before. Perhaps I am ignorant, but I don't get why it's a security thing?

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:31 (ten years ago) link

Love Gravel's ideas.

Beanbag the Gardener (WmC), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:33 (ten years ago) link

A preview screen. I've been tempted at times to just throw in a [//x] every once in awhile so at least the BBcode warning page will let me take a second glance.

http://tinyurl.com/bapppp (Pleasant Plains), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:33 (ten years ago) link

It's a long and complicated story, but the root of it is that when your browser tries to go and get a picture, it doesn't check that it's a picture and if it's a piece of script instead, will just happily execute it, which can be subverted to make existing mods do things they didn't know they were doing (e.g. grant someone else mod privileges or whatever).

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

a kudos/props/Suggest Unban button, with the 51 resulting in an automatic permaban being an aggregate of the two. last time I mention this, I promise.

N1ck (Upt0eleven), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:39 (ten years ago) link

I see. What about for mods that don't have that many privileges in the first place, like me and other subboard mods? Sorry to go on about this, but 1p3 is 90% picture threads!

Also, I think ILX is great as is and I would just say: continue keeping it simple and plain.

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:39 (ten years ago) link

Roxy, yes there's less danger there, but you can still ban people, delete posts, delete threads, unban people etc.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) link

I mean if it helps, happy to unmod you.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) link

continue keeping it simple and plain

^^^ seconded - I love love love the way that ILX threads load up super quick, compared to other boards where you're sitting around waiting for two minutes.

grocery groin (snoball), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) link

Sheesh, just asking!

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) link

avatars

galumphing lummox (bug), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:43 (ten years ago) link

No avatars! Ever!

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:44 (ten years ago) link

Nick, that's OK: suggest ban is the best feature I've ever come up with - I think there are any number of ways you could subtly modify it and I have changed it recently it to drop older SBs from people, but I doubt we'll ever conclude on the 'right' way for it to work, and the people who don't like it, I doubt will ever be convinced, so would be good if this thread didn't become about that; I've little doubt it'll be discussed probably at length elsewhere.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:44 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I wasn't really thinking of avatars!

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:44 (ten years ago) link

no avatars - please, I think that's the start of a slippery slope towards phpBB style bloat

grocery groin (snoball), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:45 (ten years ago) link

i echo Roxy's simple and plain praise. love that.

i would also love to see a magenta screen with white font option

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:46 (ten years ago) link

I love love love the way that ILX threads load up super quick

Yes I like this - someone described other message boards as having a kind of underwater feeling... That said, ILX isn't fast because it's minimal on the screen; it's because of the server software - could afford to put quite a lot more on the screen without it becoming slow. Not that this is necessarily a good idea.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:46 (ten years ago) link

Surm, appreciate CSS might not be your thing, but if it is, then you can make a stylesheet to look like that and I'll stick it up... There are some instructions (a little out of date, but basically OK) here: http://www.ilxor.com/ilxstyles.html

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:47 (ten years ago) link

ignore lists

http://www.b3tards.com/u/c2d08cf4e23cfbd9a0c0/duck_hunt_dog.gif

galumphing lummox (bug), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:48 (ten years ago) link

i've got no complaints except olive is still showing up blue on SNA colors!

blobfish russian (harbl), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:48 (ten years ago) link

maybe i can get kenan to make me one... i'm using his gray one now and it's real nice

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

Oh bugger! That's easy enough to fix, Harbl.

Bug, yes I was thinking that would be something I should do.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

ilx is the hottness of message boards. i do think surm's suggestion should be mandatory not optional, though. :)

N1ck (Upt0eleven), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:50 (ten years ago) link

Harbl, fixed the colour thing - it'll be Olive when I next upload the software.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:50 (ten years ago) link

=) <3 xp

I love rainbow cookies (surm), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:51 (ten years ago) link

More poll forms would be fun. One that allowed you to rank the options from first to last, s

I like the sound of that.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:52 (ten years ago) link

I love the "view previous page" option, by the way.

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:52 (ten years ago) link

No avatars?

http://i25.tinypic.com/4rqkvc.jpg

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:53 (ten years ago) link

thanks :) xp

blobfish russian (harbl), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:54 (ten years ago) link

Some kind of two minute "Edit my last message" option in case of tpyos you only notice after you hit submit.

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:58 (ten years ago) link

On the other hand, ILX is ILX because there are no Avatars or Edit after submit options. Read what you tpye before you submit and you won't post typos.

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

XML access to bookmarks that have new answers is top o my wishlist :)

stet, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:59 (ten years ago) link

ILX threads can get so fast that it's more like chat than forum, so even 2mins can be way too long.

stet, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

Could there be a count of the number of users online displayed at the top somewhere? Just a simple count of logged-in users (but not names, cos that would be crepey). Wouldn't be at all useful, just mildly intersting.

Joerg Hi Dere (NickB), Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:02 (ten years ago) link

ILX threads can get so fast that it's more like chat than forum, so even 2mins can be way too long.

― stet, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:00 (2 minutes ago) Bookmark

This is the reason I Love ILX over all others. It's both at the same time. And needs to stay that way.

Ned Trifle II, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:04 (ten years ago) link

"I have changed it recently it to drop older SBs from people"

this sounds like a really good idea! can i ask what the cutoff point is?

thomp, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:05 (ten years ago) link

I think the general feeling is: nothing drastic, please, only small functional adjustments. Right?

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:06 (ten years ago) link

People who haven't posted for six months should have all the bans they've suggested returned to them in a box.

Joerg Hi Dere (NickB), Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:06 (ten years ago) link

I would like a way to see how many SB's you have. (Now, I have no idea how annoying I am.)

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:07 (ten years ago) link

Yeah, I'm not a fan of SB in general, but it seems like it would do more good if a person saw that they were getting close to the mark.

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:10 (ten years ago) link

some sort of something to fix the webmailing reply issue

http://tinyurl.com/npaahw (s1ocki), Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:10 (ten years ago) link

Could there be a count of the number of users online displayed at the top somewhere? Just a simple count of logged-in users (but not names, cos that would be crepey). Wouldn't be at all useful, just mildly interesting.

Yeah that's a nice idea, maybe wouldn't be too difficult to do either.

Stan - I've never been convinced by people's anti-SB argument around the "for the lols" thing, because no-one can see it. This is why I didn't make it available, so that it couldn't be used in this way. That said, I've been considering maybe warning people when they get to 40 or something. This would only affect a few people. Also - I wouldn't worry about your own position re: SBs.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:11 (ten years ago) link

S1ocki, I don't know what the issue is. I was asked recently to remove 'reply to' from webmail, because people were being hassled off board.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:11 (ten years ago) link

Ok, thanks, that makes sense (why SBs aren't public). xpost

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:12 (ten years ago) link

S1ocki, I don't know what the issue is. I was asked recently to remove 'reply to' from webmail, because people were being hassled off board.

― Keith, Saturday, August 1, 2009 5:11 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

there was ever a "reply to"?

every webmail i've gotten has been unreplyable. which is ok, but maybe there shoudl be some sort of reminder to put your own email address in the message? or even an optional field for your email addy?

http://tinyurl.com/npaahw (s1ocki), Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:14 (ten years ago) link

More poll forms would be fun. One that allowed you to rank the options from first to last, say, or just allowed you to tick multiple boxes, livejournal style.

Would like this!

Also, if you decide to _not_ bring back lists of ILX-wide stats, I would still be interested in personal stats on on each person's profile page re: how many posts they've made, how many threads they've started, etc. Or at least a way for each user to see their own info.

master of karate and friendship for everyone (musically), Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:14 (ten years ago) link

otm, plz no

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 18:38 (three weeks ago) link

I would enjoy 16x16 pixel avatars

all cats are beautiful (silby), Thursday, 18 June 2020 18:38 (three weeks ago) link

maybe that's for a different forum than this one

all cats are beautiful (silby), Thursday, 18 June 2020 18:39 (three weeks ago) link

emojis

scampo simmonite (||||||||), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:06 (three weeks ago) link

it's the "photos on your phone" case I'm mostly thinking about tbh.

― stet, Thursday, June 18, 2020 9:25 AM

So could I start a thread called Content PP on the HTML board, and curate it as my personal imageshackesque account?

pplains, Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:16 (three weeks ago) link

emojis

https://i.imgur.com/Ql7iJJX.jpg

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:17 (three weeks ago) link

i need $5 for the final push

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:27 (three weeks ago) link

Leave ILX as is. If you are truly craving avatars, emoji, and picture hosting galore, drop by and say hi on poxyfule.slack.com

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:43 (three weeks ago) link

moodles otm

El Tomboto, Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:43 (three weeks ago) link

slack has the most cats

El Tomboto, Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:44 (three weeks ago) link

i need $5 for the final push

― Karl Malone, Thursday, June 18, 2020 3:27 PM bookmarkflaglink

every time I see a Biden email taht sends this, I wonder if the $5 is for Metamucil

Dig Dug the police (Neanderthal), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:54 (three weeks ago) link

I don't want to fall short

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:10 (three weeks ago) link

an 'all one thread' view

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 15:43 (two weeks ago) link

How would that differ from SNA?

DJI, Saturday, 27 June 2020 15:44 (two weeks ago) link

Because SNA is a list of threads not a single thread

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:19 (two weeks ago) link

Sort of like Blog View?

Irritable Baal (WmC), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:21 (two weeks ago) link

Yes but no

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:34 (two weeks ago) link

I do appreciate this could belong on your terrible ideas as replying is problematic to manage but it's inspired by

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone) wrote this on thread outbreak! (ebola, sars, coronavirus, etc) on board I Love Everything on 25-Jun-2020

oops, forgot which thread this was! sorry. it's all one thread, etc

Karl Malone wrote this on thread 2020 Democratic presidential primary thread, pt 3: life is very long on board I Love Everything on 13-Mar-2020

oops my bad too.

it's all one thread, basically

we could completely remove the need for attempting to post in the correct one out of the 142 active US Pol/'rona/streaming threads

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:40 (two weeks ago) link

you mean, the true giant singular thread, omino?

i would love to see that, as an experiment. many have said it wasn't even possible

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:41 (two weeks ago) link

xp!

can't claim credit for the "all of ilx is one thread" idea, although i do believe in it

someone mentioned it earlier that day and i was just riffing off of it (sorry i can't remember details)

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:42 (two weeks ago) link

Yes, just need to work out how to manage replies. Maybe set it so anyone posting to the Singularity would only have their reply only visible there

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:44 (two weeks ago) link

ooh, that's an interesting idea. do i have this right: you can only see the mini conversation tree if you actually reply to the post in question? and once you do, it opens up the rest of the replies to that post (as part of the infinite thread)?

if that were the case, you wouldn't be able to read the responses to ideas before throwing your own in there, which would be very different from ilx and very interesting, too. though, i guess you could just reply "-" and then see the responses.

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:50 (two weeks ago) link

oh wait, haha sorry omino. now i'm realizing what you meant (it was very clear, i'm just amped up on coffee). i like the idea of singularity-thread only posts too, heh

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 16:51 (two weeks ago) link

b-but 77

below the mendoza (rip van wanko), Saturday, 27 June 2020 17:36 (two weeks ago) link

Maybe a board level single thread would be better because I dont think a million Beatles posts mixed with a million Trump posts would be good for anyone.

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 17:56 (two weeks ago) link

embrace the soup

coptic feels (seandalai), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

Don't anyone dare to mess with I Love Books! or I'll... I'll... do something rash!

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

like write one?

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:20 (two weeks ago) link

you could make it a user preference or menu link so everyone can retain their normal multi thread ILB but you have the option for soupview

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:22 (two weeks ago) link

Aimless already wrote a book and it is in my pile of ilxor books to read

covid coronenberg (wins), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:22 (two weeks ago) link

Re a single thread, I think a better idea for ilx would be for Americans to exercise a tiny bit of self-control when it comes to starting a new thread about the current neverending election that is identical to the 243 extant threads on same

covid coronenberg (wins), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:26 (two weeks ago) link

you think that would be easier than reprogramming an entire message board?

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:29 (two weeks ago) link

The purpose of new threads is to avoid unloadably long threads

zombeekeeper (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 27 June 2020 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

but the purpose of cars is to avoid long walks, and yet we all sit still within them together on the way to work all the same

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

btw, this is closely related to the thread about how the mods did 9/11 (obviously true, it's more about why they did it)

#onethread

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 19:34 (two weeks ago) link

#onethread
#except77

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Saturday, 27 June 2020 19:35 (two weeks ago) link

We used to have One Thread, it was called Site New Posts and only mods could see it. It was technically problematic - it’s hard to do the security thing and make sure only 77 members see 77 posts on there. I loved it though, it’s a great idea.

stet, Saturday, 27 June 2020 22:03 (two weeks ago) link

Pretty sure not reading the thread before you post would not be an innovation for a significant number of ilxors

i have no scampo and i must scream (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 27 June 2020 22:16 (two weeks ago) link

I was thinking, there should just be one long thread

below the mendoza (rip van wanko), Saturday, 27 June 2020 22:19 (two weeks ago) link

ILX should have a virtual Tip Jar, because tipping should be encouraged whenever a service is rendered. Then each registered user could have a running total of how much they've tipped ILX, just like each of us has a total of how many posts we've made.

(Aimless stands back, hooks his thumbs in his braces and admires his suggestion for several minutes before clicking Submit Post.)

the unappreciated charisma of cows (Aimless), Saturday, 27 June 2020 22:27 (two weeks ago) link

Not a bad thought but let's take it to its logical conclusion and bill people for bad posts

i have no scampo and i must scream (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 27 June 2020 22:29 (two weeks ago) link

or kill people who have goats

I hear that sometimes Satan wants to defund police (Neanderthal), Saturday, 27 June 2020 23:14 (two weeks ago) link

IPv6 for the ilxor.com domain/server - just found myself on an IPv6-only LAN and couldn’t connect.

Siegbran, Saturday, 27 June 2020 23:18 (two weeks ago) link

aw dude goats are great

i have no scampo and i must scream (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 27 June 2020 23:22 (two weeks ago) link

good shout Siegbran, will take a look

stet, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 13:29 (two weeks ago) link

what ipv6 lan doesn’t have a proxy/dns translation layer tho

solo scampito (mh), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 01:21 (one week ago) link

Can we auto-replace "The Discourse" with "DUMPLINGS!!"

Yerac, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 00:27 (six days ago) link

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 01:45 (six days ago) link

Can we auto-replace "The 1975" with "BALLOON”?!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 13:13 (six days ago) link

can we auto-replace "taibbi" with "proxy/dns translation layer"?

sarahell, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 20:05 (six days ago) link


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