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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Love Gravel's ideas.

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

I mean if it helps, happy to unmod you.

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

Sheesh, just asking!

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

avatars

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

No avatars! Ever!

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

Yeah, I wasn't really thinking of avatars!

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

ignore lists

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

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

=) <3 xp

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

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

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

No avatars?

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

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

thanks :) xp

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

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

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

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

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

some sort of something to fix the webmailing reply issue

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

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

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

So bookmarks but sorted in last-updated order

softie (silby), Sunday, 21 May 2017 04:33 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

I Love Trump board, because like the rest of you, I just fucking love trump

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 28 June 2017 19:13 (four months ago) Permalink

^ plz resubmit your request in one month, accompanied by $1000 filing fee to cover handling costs for crude sarcasm

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 28 June 2017 19:47 (four months ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

"My Recent Poll Votes"

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Make a new thread called "i love/hate politics," move all political discussion there, and somehow ban me from posting on it, reading it, or seeing it. I came here in 2013 to talk about books and music i don't know what the fuck happened

Treeship, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:56 (three months ago) Permalink

New board, not thread

Treeship, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Ban everyone from posting on it

Also music

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 07:00 (three months ago) Permalink

tombot otm. treeship, darragh also otms.

how's life, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 09:20 (three months ago) Permalink

ghost-ban everyone

crazed with patience (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 26 July 2017 09:23 (three months ago) Permalink

an ILM-style ballot poll with nominations thread and elaborate rollout to determine the best emoji

the late great, Monday, 7 August 2017 18:43 (three months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

a way to sort search results by the number of posts in each thread. i'm trying to bump the most frequently used grateful dead thread to talk about the new doc, but there's a million threads and in those cases it would be super useful to be able to just pick the one that has the most posts

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

darkstar thread iirc

j., Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:41 (two months ago) Permalink

thread post count is a good idea

niels, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:44 (two months ago) Permalink

xpost yeah? thanks!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:45 (two months ago) Permalink

i guess the "thanks!" applies to both j. and niels there, haha

i've mentioned the thread post count thing a few times over the years, and each time i can't remember if i've been told that it's not possible for some reason or another. but it sure would come in handy

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

There's the choice between oldest, newest, and "most relevant" - how's that last one calculated?

pplains, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Twin peaks thread but nobody allowed to post in it

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Would be very tough since the number of posts changes quickly and the search index does not. But another massive refactor is probably due anyway.

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Ah, that makes sense.

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I will be back in 2 years with the same suggestion, though. Sorry in advance

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:52 (two months ago) Permalink

i was joking, karl, i don't know anything about which thread is longest. post at your peril!!

j., Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Dammit j., bumping the correct dead thread is no laughing matter. I trusted you! Maybe I'll bump a dark star thread anyway just because

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:57 (two months ago) Permalink

cosmic appropriateness is a legit reason for bumping a thread

j., Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

s&d , 'should i give a chance', and may 77 all have discussion. the longest is probably the 'giving a chance?' thread i think but may 77 has doc discussion

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

I posted about it a couple of months ago--not on the documentary thread, so I must have used one of those million Grateful Dead threads. Interested in what KM thought about it.

clemenza, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 20:01 (two months ago) Permalink

thanks!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 20:03 (two months ago) Permalink

"Post at peril" still the leading post strategy, and I'm fine with that tbh.

A crappy search function is what sets ilx apart, makes it unique imo.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 29 August 2017 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

ilx's backwardness is one of its lovable quirks

seven mambas (m bison), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 02:34 (two months ago) Permalink

all obstacles to reviving discussion of the grateful dead are features not bugs

yellow is the color of some raisins (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 03:29 (two months ago) Permalink

"jump to most recent revive" at the top of the thread

i.e. to most recent "x years/months pass..."

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 04:00 (two months ago) Permalink

i like the hunt

j., Wednesday, 30 August 2017 04:02 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

totally an unnecessary luxury but it'd be neat to have "drafts" for new threads. i just wrote up a new thread but i need to think about it some more.

willing to debug/test stuff too if you're in need

brimstead, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 02:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ban polls and close ilm

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 07:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ban dmac and close ilx

with your tight body and horrific androgynous monster face (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 12:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

deems to be the final inhabitant and custodian of a deserted ilx, dutifully bumping old threads as he drifts through space awaiting heat death

ogmor, Wednesday, 8 November 2017 12:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Let's not get hasty now chaps

Gary Synaesthesia (darraghmac), Wednesday, 8 November 2017 12:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

maybe it would be nice to be able to hide threads?

niels, Friday, 10 November 2017 13:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Image hosting
Private torrent tracker
International intrigue

calstars, Friday, 10 November 2017 14:21 (one week ago) Permalink

ILXcoin

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:04 (one week ago) Permalink

maybe it would be nice to be able to hide threads?

this would be dope

Simon H., Friday, 10 November 2017 16:07 (one week ago) Permalink

I had written a GreaseMonkey script that hides thread. It was on another computer, but maybe I can do it again.

Dinsdale, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink

What thread would you hide?

calstars, Friday, 10 November 2017 21:06 (one week ago) Permalink

there's at least one fairly obvious contender floating near the top of ILE since it was started this morning

Simon H., Friday, 10 November 2017 21:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Really? I haven't checked "New Questions" latel – OH GOOD FUCKING GRIEF.

pplains, Saturday, 11 November 2017 03:16 (one week ago) Permalink

- the ability to sort search results by date

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

you can sort the search results by newest first or oldest first,

Karl Malone, Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:04 (one week ago) Permalink

Brilliant thank you KM!

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2017 19:07 (one week ago) Permalink

So I re-made that script for hiding threads. Here it is for anyone who wants it. Obviously you need Firefox with the Greasemonkey extension for it to work. It's pretty rough but it does the job as far as I'm concerned.

Dinsdale, Sunday, 12 November 2017 20:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Killfile hasn't worked for me in awhile. On Chrome.

pplains, Sunday, 12 November 2017 20:45 (one week ago) Permalink


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