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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

Love Gravel's ideas.

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

I mean if it helps, happy to unmod you.

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

Sheesh, just asking!

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

avatars

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

No avatars! Ever!

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

Yeah, I wasn't really thinking of avatars!

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

ignore lists

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

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

=) <3 xp

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

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

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

No avatars?

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

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

thanks :) xp

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

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

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

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

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

some sort of something to fix the webmailing reply issue

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

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

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

I've been dying for years for a way to unfollow a thread I accidentally clicked into. I use the unfilled dot as an easy way to see what threads have unread posts, but I don't want to bookmark them because I also don't like having a long list of them at the top of the page.

Selune Gomez (Leee), Sunday, 10 March 2024 15:23 (four months ago) link

Delete ILX 👍

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 12 March 2024 10:21 (four months ago) link

Load 100 previous messages option. I noticed that the Saturday Night Live thread had got loads of new posts, but missed the initial posts which revived it, so had to open all 9000+ posts to see what kicked off the discussion.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 12 March 2024 12:04 (four months ago) link

That's a good idea.

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Tuesday, 12 March 2024 13:12 (four months ago) link

I've been dying for years for a way to unfollow a thread I accidentally clicked into. I use the unfilled dot as an easy way to see what threads have unread posts, but I don't want to bookmark them because I also don't like having a long list of them at the top of the page.

this would be really useful. even better a killfile but for threads

Colonel Poo, Friday, 15 March 2024 13:26 (three months ago) link

Load 100 previous messages option. I noticed that the Saturday Night Live thread had got loads of new posts, but missed the initial posts which revived it, so had to open all 9000+ posts to see what kicked off the discussion.

This kind of already exists. If you click a post you can increment the URL to get earlier posts.

Step 1: Click the "link" tag at the end of a post.
Step 2: the URL of this new page will contain something in the middle that says "bookmarkedmessageid=8701535" (but the number will be different.)
Step 3: Decrease that number a little bit and you get the thread loaded from an earlier point. Usually 1000 or is a good number (so in this case you would change the number to 8700535).

The Yellow Kid, Friday, 15 March 2024 13:37 (three months ago) link

What I would love for ILX (and I know this has been mentioned before) would be on the Search Page if you could order results by "Most Recently Updated", not just Most Relevant, Newest, or Oldest. That way if there's multiple threads on Godzilla or whatever you can find the one that people have been using recently.

The Yellow Kid, Friday, 15 March 2024 13:40 (three months ago) link

yes! Newest AND most relevant.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Friday, 15 March 2024 13:46 (three months ago) link

there's already a kilfile for threads:

https://github.com/acdean/kilxor/blob/master/snatk.user.js

todo, check it still works

koogs, Friday, 15 March 2024 17:43 (three months ago) link

It doesn’t work if you use zing or the android app. Stet said he was working on a hide thread feature for zing for a future update.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 15 March 2024 17:48 (three months ago) link

Yellowkid, thanks! I will use that...

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Friday, 15 March 2024 18:41 (three months ago) link

Following on from the opton to load X amount of previous messages, how about an option to just to the first message in the last 24 hours?

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 16 March 2024 09:34 (three months ago) link

*jump to the…

Chewshabadoo, Saturday, 16 March 2024 09:35 (three months ago) link

can someone remind me what the trick is for searching a particular phrase? I searched “son of saul” (in quotes, looking for discussion about the film fwiw), and the results are basically any post with any of those words in them

brony james (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 14:41 (three months ago) link

I just did a search that looked like this:

https://i.imgur.com/rHKDYFa.png

Many different posts and threads came up, but they all contained those words — Son of Saul — in consecutive order.

pplains, Wednesday, 27 March 2024 16:22 (three months ago) link

k3vin, you have smart quotes in your post and probably in your query. you probably want to disable that on whatever device you're using

(smart quotes are the goofy thing that replace the double vertical ticks with curved ones on either side of what your computer things is a quote)

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 16:35 (three months ago) link

To illustrate the difference...

Dumb quotes are straight, meaning that open/closing marks are exactly the same: ", '
Smart quote open marks are different from closing marks: “”, ‘’

Astarion Is Born (Leee), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 16:47 (three months ago) link

ah interesting, thanks!

brony james (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 16:59 (three months ago) link

Is it too late to have an ILX NFT offering? Man, we shoulda done that.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 17:03 (three months ago) link

still hodling my board apes

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 18:01 (three months ago) link

make the buttons bigger!

z_tbd, Wednesday, 3 April 2024 17:50 (three months ago) link

Write your own CSS :)

My stylesheet “teal_and_orange_dot_xls.css: ” has big buttons: https://www.ilxor.com/ILX/Pages/changestylesheet.jsp

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 3 April 2024 20:09 (three months ago) link

It also has some bugs I will one day get around to fixing.

Chewshabadoo, Wednesday, 3 April 2024 20:09 (three months ago) link

Bugs like, when I wanted to go back but clicking on "Change Style" didn't work anymore? I see what you're doing here - you want everyone trapped in a t&o madhouse!

Eventually it worked, but it took several attempts at clicking the Change Style button. It's a cool-looking stylesheet though!

meatster of puppets (peace, man), Thursday, 4 April 2024 11:56 (three months ago) link

That’s just a general browser caching issue for all styles on ILX, I find refreshing the page works to clear that.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 5 April 2024 05:36 (three months ago) link

I want to hide threads sometimes.
is that possible?

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 April 2024 20:44 (three months ago) link

Yes. Use zing. It’s great.

Roman Anthony gets on his horse (gyac), Friday, 12 April 2024 21:11 (three months ago) link

Don't have an iphone and will never have an iphone so don't think that's going to work.

This is Dance Anthems, have some respect (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 12 April 2024 21:16 (three months ago) link

I don’t “get” Zing, I gotta say. Gimme the web.

Chewshabadoo, Friday, 19 April 2024 04:17 (two months ago) link

it'd be cool if the page that lists all your bookmarks ever were in chronological order, with the most recently created or updated at the top or bottom

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 1 May 2024 14:54 (two months ago) link

Oooh, that would be helpful. I hadn't looked at my bookmark page in a long time. Your post made me want to check it out and see if I could do a little pruning. Apparently, I have over 2,100 threads bookmarked! I developed a habit of just clicking "Bookmark" on the last post of any thread I read. I think I just need to clear them all and start over.

peace, man, Wednesday, 1 May 2024 15:10 (two months ago) link

i do the same thing and i refuse to ever stop

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 1 May 2024 15:16 (two months ago) link

huh i pretty much only view bookmark snas, but look at new thread lists every few days i guess. i don't even cut my historical bookmark list because stuff doesn't get revived that often imo?

due to this pattern, the distinction bw web and zing doesn't feel so big at least to me.

well below the otm mendoza line (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 16:05 (two months ago) link

it'd be useful to me b/c sometimes i want to post in a thread i can't remember the name of and that i am caught up with. such a thread might be relatively active, but not active enough that it appears on SNA, so it'd be nice if i could find near the top of my list of bookmarked threads

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 1 May 2024 16:15 (two months ago) link

I have purged all bookmarks a few times over the years as a cleanse

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Wednesday, 1 May 2024 18:35 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

let's pivot to ixl

https://i.imgur.com/HMYFz0b.png

z_tbd, Saturday, 25 May 2024 14:44 (one month ago) link

it's crazy the number of different websites that appear to have signed contracts with the state, or at least put in an appearance or two at the appropriate conferences, to require that kids enter four or five different username/password combos a day to take quizzes. remember to include at least one number or symbol! sometimes when you've logged in there's a friendly blob making clippy eyes at you from the margin entreating you to an audience with its AI. (tbf ixl is not one of these.) anyway we should def get in on this.

difficult listening hour, Saturday, 25 May 2024 17:24 (one month ago) link

what's not to love about it? it's I times Love, I multiplied by Love. where ilx was and is founded upon the notion that I love Multiplication (x), it amazes me that just by rearranging the way we think and perceive things, it could be I getting multiplied by love (which is infinite), learning some core stem along the way

z_tbd, Saturday, 25 May 2024 18:31 (one month ago) link

AI summaries of clusterfucks

Are you addicted to struggling with your horse? (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 25 May 2024 18:51 (one month ago) link

On the search page, under "search board:", give the option to select ILM / ILE without scrolling down (either by putting them at the top of the list, or by installing a box to select them immediately). 95% of my searches are on those two boards and I suppose it's the same for others, unless there's a really popular board that has escaped my attention.

Nabozo, Monday, 27 May 2024 09:14 (one month ago) link

Can't believe you haven't spotted the "I Love Nabozo" board yet.

pplains, Monday, 27 May 2024 13:31 (one month ago) link

Oh I'm just glad it's there, I wouldn't want my presence to interfere with such positive feelings.

Nabozo, Tuesday, 28 May 2024 08:10 (one month ago) link

If I wanted to contribute to the source code, I'd that possible? How would I go about it?

Scott Baculum (Leee), Saturday, 8 June 2024 15:40 (one month ago) link

here's an idea: who can fix the 'convert simple html to bbcode' function so that it handled special characters in 'http://' correctly?

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Saturday, 8 June 2024 15:58 (one month ago) link

another idea: the ability in search to search to exclude polls from results or exclude non-polls from results

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Saturday, 8 June 2024 16:18 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

would be curious to see the ranking of most bookmarked threads

that's that me: a Viking (seandalai), Thursday, 27 June 2024 09:44 (two weeks ago) link

Reduce the number of threads to the fewest possible :
Sports
Politics
Music
Other art
Tech
Working
Etc

calstars, Saturday, 29 June 2024 18:06 (two weeks ago) link

MUSIC
EVERYTHING (else)

let's get back to basics. let's get back to M and E

z_tbd, Saturday, 29 June 2024 18:21 (two weeks ago) link

What if we had an AI thing create random threads every day?

Bacon Paint: Classic or Fud, “
“My horse is hot” UM Politics Thread June 2784

brimstead, Saturday, 29 June 2024 19:18 (two weeks ago) link

Bacon paint…I like it

Yeah back to basics, just 4 active users in 1 thread

calstars, Saturday, 29 June 2024 19:44 (two weeks ago) link


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