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

there was a thread

OTM

that poll was totally wrong though

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Friday, 26 February 2021 00:42 (one week ago) link

otm is such a great shorthand that it pains me to not be able to use it in texts and other random correspondence

if you don't do it, how do you expect other ppl to pick it up

stilt in the wings (sic), Friday, 26 February 2021 01:42 (one week ago) link

I use it everywhere. Even church.

Jesus otm

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:12 (one week ago) link

I...use OTM all the time. And also say 'challops.'

Oh well, everyone thinks I'm crazy anyway

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:17 (one week ago) link

Has anybody mentioned grocery groin in public

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:22 (one week ago) link

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/outofthemoney.asp

"Out of the money" (OTM) is an expression used to describe an option contract that only contains extrinsic value. These options will have a delta of less than 50.0.

so sez google

my shear modulus is weakening (Matt #2), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:23 (one week ago) link

just make ABBREVS the landing page, n00bs will learn everything they need to know there

stilt in the wings (sic), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:26 (one week ago) link

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens) wrote this on thread POPE TO RESIGN WTF? on board I Love Everything on Feb 11, 2013

"Pope otm." is the single greatest sentence ever written on ILX.

visiting, Friday, 26 February 2021 02:45 (one week ago) link

in my mind, it's always "on the mark" and not "on the money"

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:49 (one week ago) link

the people have spoken, this is a thought crime

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:50 (one week ago) link

Clearly it means 'on the mend', as in 'your posts sucked so far but they're getting better'.

pomenitul, Friday, 26 February 2021 02:51 (one week ago) link

Anyway, I've tried to get like-minded irl friends (all of whom are heavily left-leaning – sorry, unperson) to check out ILX but they're just not into online discussions with perfect strangers, nor are they criminally addicted music obsessives, so 🤷.

pomenitul, Friday, 26 February 2021 02:57 (one week ago) link

77 OTM

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 26 February 2021 02:58 (one week ago) link

xp It may take them a little while. I think my brother told me about ILX about a decade before I actually joined.

Lily Dale, Friday, 26 February 2021 03:01 (one week ago) link

Otm means "on the look"

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 03:41 (one week ago) link

Ahem try #2

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 03:41 (one week ago) link

Otm means "on the mook"

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 03:41 (one week ago) link

I have always been slightly sad that "off the money" is abbreviated the same.

Also, "rodents of usual size" would also be abbreviated R.O.U.S.

display names are for n00bs (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 26 February 2021 03:59 (one week ago) link

That’s why we say “notm”

Canon in Deez (silby), Friday, 26 February 2021 04:01 (one week ago) link

OTM is "on the monkey", it's obscure drug slang known only to people now in their forties.

Halfway there but for you, Friday, 26 February 2021 04:15 (one week ago) link

Peter Gabriel - STM

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 05:15 (one week ago) link

Other online haunts fail to grasp the concept of 'otm' because none of them ever had a nabisco

Chokeslamming A Memory (Old Lunch), Friday, 26 February 2021 05:41 (one week ago) link

Lily dale nu phone who ur brother

e-skate to the chapeau (darraghmac), Friday, 26 February 2021 10:12 (one week ago) link

y because he look intresting

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Friday, 26 February 2021 13:00 (one week ago) link

He posts here sometimes as JoeStork.

Lily Dale, Friday, 26 February 2021 15:31 (one week ago) link

Ohhh! That's cool.

Do we have any/many other non-couple family members posting? Skott's bro used to post, right?

emil.y, Friday, 26 February 2021 16:02 (one week ago) link

Roxy/nijoli

e-skate to the chapeau (darraghmac), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:16 (one week ago) link

whoa that's cool Lily I almost met yr brother at a Mekons show! it was very crowded.

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:21 (one week ago) link

I was there! Great show.

Lily Dale, Friday, 26 February 2021 16:22 (one week ago) link

it really was

I like signing up to dead sites (sleeve), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:29 (one week ago) link

Garu and Warren G

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 26 February 2021 17:43 (one week ago) link

has a family member ever lobbied to get their other family member FPed?

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 18:03 (one week ago) link

can we have bbcode to increase font size? maybe this will help the recurring problem of ilxors starting/continuing beef by not fully reading others' posts?

sarahell, Friday, 26 February 2021 18:42 (one week ago) link

too big, didn't read

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 26 February 2021 19:24 (one week ago) link

the hide tags work great but could we possibly do TIMED hide tags that disappear after a certain amount of time? Like a week? Is that too much of a pony?

G.A.G.S. (Gophers Against Getting Stuffed) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 1 March 2021 21:02 (six days ago) link

but i'm finally about to watch the 6th sense and I don't want that ending spoiled for me!!

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 1 March 2021 21:18 (six days ago) link

Personal "pin bookmarked thread" option. Sometimes I want to keep a thread easily accessible even without new posts, and find myself bookmarking the second-to-last post in a thread to keep it in view -- in which case it clutters up the regular updated-bookmarks list and doesn't show whether there are actual new posts. My pinned threads could be e.g. in a separate list above the regular updated-bookmarks list, and ideally also have a marker for whether it has new posts.

anatol_merklich, Monday, 1 March 2021 21:31 (six days ago) link

but i'm finally about to watch the 6th sense and I don't want that ending spoiled for me!!

― Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, March 1, 2021 3:18 PM (three hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

it turns out at the end you find out that this movie sucks

class project pat (m bison), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 00:25 (five days ago) link

Bruce Willis gave Dan Aykroyd the blowjob all along

grab bag cum trash bag (sic), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 00:29 (five days ago) link

#onethread

grab bag cum trash bag (sic), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 00:31 (five days ago) link

Rosebud was Luke's father

chillin' like Emperor Maximilian (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 01:45 (five days ago) link

this joke isn't funny anymore

sarahell, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 02:12 (five days ago) link

you'll find out that it was Bruce Willis all along

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 02:15 (five days ago) link

oh shit did i fuck that up?

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 02:15 (five days ago) link

miso horny

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 02:16 (five days ago) link

Put "Remove Bookmark From This Thread" at the top of the page so I don't need to load the whole monthly politics page.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 06:19 (five days ago) link

idea 4 u: never bookmark a politics thread

class project pat (m bison), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12:20 (five days ago) link

Mods, help me stop punching myself in the face

chillin' like Emperor Maximilian (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 12:59 (five days ago) link

i would like to volunteer to help out with a new FAQ -- I enjoy welcoming newcomers and have a mind for inclusion that i would be happy to apply to the ilx concept. i also have a lot of time on my hands at the moment and would like some practice writing FAQs, which i believe there should be more of in the world.

webmail works but lots of you know how to reach me. m bison otm about never bookmarking politics thread!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 15:51 (five days ago) link


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