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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) link

Love Gravel's ideas.

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

I mean if it helps, happy to unmod you.

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

Sheesh, just asking!

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

avatars

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

No avatars! Ever!

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

Yeah, I wasn't really thinking of avatars!

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

ignore lists

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

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

=) <3 xp

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

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

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

No avatars?

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

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

thanks :) xp

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

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

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

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

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

some sort of something to fix the webmailing reply issue

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

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

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

holy shit this bookmark organization is something

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 01:56 (one month ago) link

yeah these look great. had no idea i had so many bookmarks from some of the wackier sub-boards, i figured i was like 99% ILE/ILM.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:48 (one month ago) link

yep, same here. i also have multiple de subjectivisten bookmarks and i have no idea why

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:48 (one month ago) link

i feel this is going to help me get rid of some bookmarks i should never have really had in the first place

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 04:52 (one month ago) link

i had the opposite feeling. it is so overwhelming, the mountain of bookmarks. there's no way i could get through that. i have over 1500+ bookmarks, i've learned

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 05:16 (one month ago) link

this is my bookmark word cloud

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

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 05:19 (one month ago) link

i love numbers, i love everything

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 05:20 (one month ago) link

maybe i just haven't seen a word cloud in a few years, but that is cracking me up Karl

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 11:46 (one month ago) link

My bookmarks now show two non-contiguous blocks of ILE bookmarks, thinking of naming one of them Kaliningrad.

Now I have five separate ILE blocks.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:31 (one month ago) link

There’s something very weird with your account.

stet, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:31 (one month ago) link

Ya think?

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:34 (one month ago) link

Been saying that for years, stet.

pplains, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:38 (one month ago) link

how many bookmarks do you see yourself having? The DB thinks you have 23

stet, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:47 (one month ago) link

23, yes.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 12:51 (one month ago) link

how many bookmarks do you see yourself having in 5 years?

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 14:51 (one month ago) link

honestly, given my past rate of bookmark accumulation, i see myself having about 2500 bookmarks in 5 years

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:08 (one month ago) link

still, it's my job, it puts food on the table, etc

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:09 (one month ago) link

I've had this username for about 1.5 years and I have accumulated almost 1,000 bookmarks, most of which probably haven't revived since the last time I bookmarked them.

peace, man, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:11 (one month ago) link

my bookmarks are not showing this new structure? not that I had any issue with the old style

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:15 (one month ago) link

they're organized here, rather than at the top of site new answers

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:17 (one month ago) link

oh

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:20 (one month ago) link

Good grief.

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

pplains, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:32 (one month ago) link

lock thread

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:41 (one month ago) link

ILX Dud
Poll WORST THINGS

word cloud coming on strong

rob, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 15:49 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/aq0qlsI.png

sarahell, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:09 (one month ago) link

Just checking back into this thread, thanks Stet! So happy to have bookmark organization.

Loving the word cloud everyone

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:21 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/EUI7sLk.png

emil.y, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:45 (one month ago) link

cat!

sarahell, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:46 (one month ago) link

no clearly visible "hen fap" no credibility

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:50 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/ZRu2cFj.png

rob, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 18:56 (one month ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/rTXaNa8.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 August 2020 19:01 (one month ago) link

oh god

emil.y, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 19:04 (one month ago) link

lol

peace, man, Wednesday, 19 August 2020 19:05 (one month ago) link

So good

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:14 (one month ago) link

lol we need that as the new site thumbnail

sleeve, Thursday, 20 August 2020 01:20 (one month ago) link

When used as Poll Text, h-tagged stuff does not seem to be searchable. I don't think that Poll Options were searchable in the first place. I'm not bothered by this - I don't think it would affect the outcomes of too many searches - but just wanted to check it out to see if it would work. The good news is that you can use hidden text as Poll Text or Poll Options if you want!

https://www.ilxor.com/ILX/ThreadSelectedControllerServlet?boardid=48&threadid=110773#unread

peace, man, Thursday, 20 August 2020 12:46 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Board-level bookmarks.

"ILB has new questions" for instance.

Mainly because I keep missing the new 190x polls.

I could change my browser bookmark, i guess.

koogs, Tuesday, 8 September 2020 07:37 (two weeks ago) link

hotkey (similar to b) to bookmark and go to the next unread bookmark. would save me the terrible burden of having to move my fingers a little on the trackpad to scroll to the top, where the bookmarks are, and go to the next one. but at least for me, when i'm in bookmark mode (which is pretty constant), that's what i'm doing, just going to the next one on the list

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

*presses b*

ohhh!

mise róna (seandalai), Friday, 11 September 2020 20:05 (two weeks ago) link

Welcome to advance zone

*hands you the power glove*

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 20:07 (two weeks ago) link

KM, just hit the number 1 or 2 or 3 after you press b!

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 11 September 2020 22:51 (two weeks ago) link

OH MY GOD YES

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 23:12 (two weeks ago) link

*burn myself alive along with the power glove, acknowledging that i have never truly seen advance zone*

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 23:12 (two weeks ago) link

but seriously thank you!

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 23:12 (two weeks ago) link

btw if you hit b-2 fifty times in a row

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYq4OZYqF1E

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 23:14 (two weeks ago) link

doctors HATE this dad who discovered this weird trick for Reading Content

methinks dababy doth bop shit too much (m bison), Friday, 11 September 2020 23:16 (two weeks ago) link

and it's all thanks to trump finally ending obama's dangerous regulations!!

Karl Malone, Friday, 11 September 2020 23:21 (two weeks ago) link

dear diary i always dreamed about it and today it finally happened

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 11 September 2020 23:27 (two weeks ago) link

sorry i'm not a 90s kid -- idgi

sarahell, Sunday, 13 September 2020 18:07 (two weeks ago) link


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