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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

  • 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Love Gravel's ideas.

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

I mean if it helps, happy to unmod you.

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sheesh, just asking!

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

avatars

galumphing lummox (bug), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:43 (nine years ago) Permalink

No avatars! Ever!

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wasn't really thinking of avatars!

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

ignore lists

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

galumphing lummox (bug), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

blobfish russian (harbl), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Keith, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

=) <3 xp

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

No avatars?

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

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

thanks :) xp

blobfish russian (harbl), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:54 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

stet, Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

"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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

some sort of something to fix the webmailing reply issue

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

StanM, Saturday, 1 August 2009 21:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

autoreplace hilarity for Trump tweet embeds

sleeve, Friday, 30 November 2018 21:46 (six months ago) Permalink

get trump a user account so when ppl post 'hey donald trump i do not much like you you scoundrel' he sees it and gets sad

esby, Friday, 30 November 2018 21:50 (six months ago) Permalink

autoreplace hilarity for Trump tweet embeds

hatcat to replace Dennis Perrin tweet embeds

you know it makes sense

sans lep (sic), Monday, 3 December 2018 19:10 (six months ago) Permalink

one line of blank space replacing dick_nixon tweets wd be worth considering imo. image replacements are painfully spammy tho

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 3 December 2018 23:01 (six months ago) Permalink

autoreplace trump tweet embeds with a code that deletes the entire site and its archives

Trϵϵship, Monday, 3 December 2018 23:05 (six months ago) Permalink

what if though: the text of perrin tweets appears in a speech balloon emanating from hatcat

sans lep (sic), Monday, 3 December 2018 23:09 (six months ago) Permalink

_______________________________________
| Say what you will about Hitler |
| he loved his dog Blondi |
| who was a loyal companion to the end. |
| #NaziPups #Awww |
| ___ ________________________________|_
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sans lep (sic), Monday, 3 December 2018 23:16 (six months ago) Permalink

ah well

sans lep (sic), Monday, 3 December 2018 23:16 (six months ago) Permalink

the trump ideas are good

puppy bash (darraghmac), Monday, 3 December 2018 23:52 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

more boards than I Love Hoops should be subject to comedy yellow cards

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:39 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm always jealous of the comedy yellow cards in the admin log from I Love Hoops, why am I not getting comedy yellow carded

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:39 (five months ago) Permalink

i wanted to mod a board so that I give them out

sarahell, Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:41 (five months ago) Permalink

silby u shd post to the hoops board, I GOT UUUUUUUU

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:48 (five months ago) Permalink

I post in the uniforms thread sometimes!

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:52 (five months ago) Permalink

that's my only involvement with basketball is reading that thread and formulating my thesis that the NBA invented the 90s

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:52 (five months ago) Permalink

it's true, everyone wanted to be like mike(al jordan)

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:54 (five months ago) Permalink

your wish is my kazaam

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:56 (five months ago) Permalink

wow #blessed I never knew what I was missing out on

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:59 (five months ago) Permalink

does it ever go away or is this my life now

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:59 (five months ago) Permalink

idk, ive never actually received a yellow card ever bc im perfect

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 5 January 2019 01:00 (five months ago) Permalink

there was a time, about ten years ago, when we were getting comedy yellow carded left and right, across several different boards

it was a wonderful time

Karl Malone, Saturday, 5 January 2019 01:02 (five months ago) Permalink

wow, so...im the last jedi

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 5 January 2019 01:04 (five months ago) Permalink

you should have board-wide yellow card privileges imo

sleeve, Saturday, 5 January 2019 01:07 (five months ago) Permalink

you should submit that to the ideas for ilx thread so-- ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 5 January 2019 01:09 (five months ago) Permalink

please understand that i will ABSOLUTELY abuse the privilege and you WILL regret it, but neither you will ever forget it

21st savagery fox (m bison), Saturday, 5 January 2019 01:11 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

― System

Include results in this automatic post or include a Permalink to the results above.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:46 (three months ago) Permalink

automatically strip referral tags in links

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:07 (three months ago) Permalink

that'd deprive us of one of sic's sickest shticks

moose; squirrel (silby), Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

ha, true

Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Include results in this automatic post or include a Permalink to the results above.

― Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 4 March 2019 22:46 (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

💯

and some way of noting original order!

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:31 (three months ago) Permalink

the poll results has been proposed for years, presumably it is too complicated to bother coding

obviously I would welcome being deprived of that shtick, but would also accept anyone who posts a referral tag receiving a temporarily debilitating electric shock through their keyboard

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:01 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Don't show bookmarks on search results pages.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:39 (two months ago) Permalink

have bookmarks that don't always erroneously say that there are new answers in all your bookmarks

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 15 April 2019 21:41 (two months ago) Permalink

I've mentioned this before, but I have that exact problem on some devices, but not on others. Don't know what causes it, but it's been a problem for years.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Monday, 15 April 2019 22:14 (two months ago) Permalink

I got frustratingly close to figuring it out once; it seems to be related to Android cookie handling iirc?

stet, Monday, 15 April 2019 23:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Works on chrome on my phone and my home computer. Doesn't work on Flagging or any browser on my work computer.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 16 April 2019 00:46 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

a warning if trying to hotlink to twimg

koogs, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 21:00 (one month ago) Permalink

webchat

calstars, Saturday, 11 May 2019 01:46 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Mostly for fun:

A method to display a list of all the display names associated with a login name.

Place the total number of posts made under each unique login name on their respective profile pages.

A method to display the login names of all users who have been permabanned. This would assist in ferreting unwanted users out when they return under new names.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 7 June 2019 22:41 (one week ago) Permalink

cumulative sb/fp counters

godfellaz (darraghmac), Friday, 7 June 2019 22:46 (one week ago) Permalink

A method to display the login names of all users who have been permabanned.

Done in the style of wanted posters, with AKA: for previous names

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 8 June 2019 16:43 (one week ago) Permalink

How about a way to put episode divs into TV show threads. Like look up the IMDB entry and grab the first air dates of every episode, and then put divs in the threads corresponding to those dates. That would be fun for people who are watching a series and would like to see the previous ILX discussion without spoiling the next episode. Seems like a good summer intern project :P

DJI, Sunday, 9 June 2019 04:58 (one week ago) Permalink

I like that

kinder, Sunday, 9 June 2019 21:57 (one week ago) Permalink

You’d have to have a way for posters to tag threads and get the ILX MCP to see those tags. You’d also need a way to pull the dates out of the IMDB pages (though maybe IMDB is actually a DB?) and potentially store them locally? Or maybe it would all be better as a browser plugin?

DJI, Sunday, 9 June 2019 22:53 (one week ago) Permalink

also we prob have enough divs nest pas

godfellaz (darraghmac), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:04 (one week ago) Permalink

just scroll down

j., Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:09 (one week ago) Permalink

I could just add a style for h2 and then people could use it to break up threads in whatever way makes sense for the topic.

Obv risk of hijinx but where would we be without a jinx or two?

stet, Monday, 10 June 2019 08:54 (one week ago) Permalink

marquee or gtfo

nashwan, Monday, 10 June 2019 09:15 (one week ago) Permalink

I just ... look at the episode guide on imdb and then read the thread until I get close to that date?

pplains, Monday, 10 June 2019 12:45 (one week ago) Permalink

US/UK sometimes have different dates. Tbh if people just marked their posts "S01 E6" or something that'd work too.

kinder, Monday, 10 June 2019 12:53 (one week ago) Permalink


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