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

a warning if trying to hotlink to twimg

koogs, Tuesday, 30 April 2019 21:00 (three months ago) link

webchat

calstars, Saturday, 11 May 2019 01:46 (three months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

cumulative sb/fp counters

godfellaz (darraghmac), Friday, 7 June 2019 22:46 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

I like that

kinder, Sunday, 9 June 2019 21:57 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

also we prob have enough divs nest pas

godfellaz (darraghmac), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:04 (two months ago) link

just scroll down

j., Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:09 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

marquee or gtfo

nashwan, Monday, 10 June 2019 09:15 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

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 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Sell enamel pins of the favicon

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:37 (one month ago) link

would would would

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:43 (one month ago) link

spaces

are we really that hard upforspaces

j., Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:44 (one month ago) link

buybuybuyxp

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:45 (one month ago) link

sell spaces for cash

use cash to buy more exclamation marks

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:45 (one month ago) link

wait.

trade spaces for exclamation marks. cut out the middleman

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:45 (one month ago) link

sounds!like!a!plan!

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:49 (one month ago) link

in retrospect, !!! was on the cutting edge of 2019 messageborads

i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 15:51 (one month ago) link

I'd throw down some cash for ILX merch

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 19:19 (one month ago) link

$5 per FP buy back

calstars, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 19:22 (one month ago) link

WHAT HAS CHANGED IN OLD.CSS

j., Monday, 8 July 2019 22:13 (one month ago) link

$5 per FP buy back

But FPs can only be bought back in total. If you have 45 FPs, you have to buy them all back.

A is for (Aimless), Monday, 8 July 2019 22:40 (one month ago) link

good thinking

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Monday, 8 July 2019 23:00 (one month ago) link

seriously why is ILX in georgia instead of times new roman for me now : (

j., Tuesday, 9 July 2019 13:24 (one month ago) link

I appear to have the same with the old.css

Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 13:27 (one month ago) link

Switch to caek.css if you can bear the ultra-wide images and crave Times New Roman

stet, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 13:30 (one month ago) link

Georgia is a better web font.

it's how I've been looking at ilx since forever. think of it as tracer.css

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 13:33 (one month ago) link

but georgia is not what the stylesheet was showing me before!


body {
font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", serif;

}

i checked to see if maybe i had only recently acquired georgia as a font, maybe in a microsoft office update, but it seems it's been sitting around, available to be used, on my computer for over a year. so i assume the stylesheet has changed?

j., Tuesday, 9 July 2019 13:37 (one month ago) link

Yes, it has changed -- I set it to Georgia because it had no font set at all, and some browsers are showing madness as a default font. Personally I prefer it massively over TNR (especially on shitty displays).

stet, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:05 (one month ago) link

can you change the priority with which the fonts are selected, or fork your modification into a different stylesheet? i think old should stay old!!

j., Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:14 (one month ago) link

yeah J i hated the switch to Georgia too, so now I’m using caek instead of old and it’s close enough

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:14 (one month ago) link

my ilx experience has improved markedly since i made wingdings my default font

coroner criticises butt (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:16 (one month ago) link

Priority won't matter because virtually everything has both TNR and Georgia. I'm looking into a font preference though.

stet, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 14:17 (one month ago) link

god please this font is ludicrously monumental

j., Tuesday, 9 July 2019 20:19 (one month ago) link

OK, that's available now on the style setting page. It's early days, but I think it at least does what you want -- choose old.css and set the dropdown to "Times New Roman".

stet, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:13 (one month ago) link

great!

i think it must have tweaked before i changed it, somehow, because i was once again getting TNR/old.css after you changed it, but when i went to site preferences and left the dropdown on default, confirming that took me back to the default for old.css, where georgia comes first. (naturally i just re-set the dropdown.)

j., Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:34 (one month ago) link

Comic Sans has unexpected effects on iPad, oops

https://i.ibb.co/K6yQWKY/EFCA7-F69-98-DD-466-E-A101-F2614-BF444-DD.png

stet, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:49 (one month ago) link

Elegant!

calstars, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:57 (one month ago) link

Looks like the menu from the restaurant at a high end country club.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 01:22 (one month ago) link

come ON Ideas for ILX

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 12 July 2019 21:24 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

automatically strip referral tags in links

― Emperor Tonetta Ketchup (sleeve), Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:07 PM (five months ago)

sleeve, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:08 (one week ago) link

sic would be so bereft tho!!!!!!!!!!

j., Wednesday, 14 August 2019 23:27 (one week ago) link

Make the youtube link parser better - support the mobile and shortened link styles.

DJI, Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:04 (one week ago) link

sic would be so bereft tho!!!!!!!!!!

asked and answered yr honour

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:26 (one week ago) link

Ideas for ILX

pplains, Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:51 (one week ago) link

xp you're board history's greatest monster!

j., Thursday, 15 August 2019 03:19 (one week ago) link


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