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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Love Gravel's ideas.

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

I mean if it helps, happy to unmod you.

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

Sheesh, just asking!

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

avatars

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

No avatars! Ever!

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

Yeah, I wasn't really thinking of avatars!

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

ignore lists

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

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

=) <3 xp

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

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

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

No avatars?

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

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

thanks :) xp

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

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

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

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

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

some sort of something to fix the webmailing reply issue

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

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

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

S/D
classic or dud
TD: x vs y

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:15 (three months ago) Permalink

POX

mookieproof, Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:22 (three months ago) Permalink

haha, indeed

I was thinking of something with a kind of rollout though, where everybody would discuss the same songs... I guess maybe the poll format is the best for this...

some of the s/d c/d threads are really great but ime the POX format doesn't invite much discussion

niels, Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:09 (three months ago) Permalink

A wiki for poll results

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:25 (three months ago) Permalink

max of five posts a day

ogmor, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:23 (three months ago) Permalink

min of 20 words per post

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:27 (three months ago) Permalink

minimum 1500 karma points to post

F# A# (∞), Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:30 (three months ago) Permalink

there are lots of ilxors whose posts wld be greatly improved by condensing them to under 20 words

ogmor, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I was thinking of something with a kind of rollout though, where everybody would discuss the same songs... I guess maybe the poll format is the best for this...

isn't this what people were doing on the Eagles/Elton/Joel threads?

brimstead, Tuesday, 15 May 2018 21:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I really need a "flag every poster who posted to this thread" button. it is extremely time-consuming to click and confirm individual posts when it should be obvious that everyone on certain threads is a terrible idiot who needs to be tempbanned.

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 13:31 (three months ago) Permalink

auto-bookmark any thread you post to

niels, Thursday, 17 May 2018 10:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Then 3 or 4 of you would have every single thread bookmarked.

Jeff, Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:24 (two months ago) Permalink

haha

calstars, Thursday, 17 May 2018 11:44 (two months ago) Permalink

a "steam-whistle" feature that locks Tombot out of any thread in which he's shouting at ppl, for 23 hours

a script that threadbans Morbs automatically whenever he posts "bye"

"liking" posts, but only for estela

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:22 (two months ago) Permalink

feel like if we paid a giant multinational consultancy firm $200k to review ilxor.com these are p much exactly the recommendations they would make

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 17 May 2018 12:47 (two months ago) Permalink

they are good tho

gneb farts (darraghmac), Thursday, 17 May 2018 13:06 (two months ago) Permalink

Beatles forum. Quarantine it

Incline/decline (Ross), Thursday, 17 May 2018 15:20 (two months ago) Permalink

a script that threadbans Morbs automatically whenever he posts "bye"

― chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:22 PM (yesterday)

meaningless w/out a big screen (and disposable there)

bye bye!

― the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, May 17, 2018 10:28 PM (yesterday)

a) lol

b) he has already posted three more times in that thread, c'mon Keith or stet

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Thursday, 17 May 2018 19:20 (two months ago) Permalink

A system that automatically FPs anyone who posts in this thread about another named poster

El Tomboto, Thursday, 17 May 2018 22:43 (two months ago) Permalink

just protecting yr blood pressure bb

chilis=lyrics...hypocrits (sic), Friday, 18 May 2018 04:31 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm tired of people freaking out every time the Vera Lynn thread pops up on sna. when you bump a thread about an old or infirm celebrity, you should have the option of appending a flair to the thread title to denote the person's vital status ("RIP big man 1919-2018" vs "bih u appalling neocon pos" vs. "still alive!")

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:42 (two months ago) Permalink

the script should instead require that whenever morbs has posted "bye" to a thread, his next post must start with "hi! I'm back again."

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:45 (two months ago) Permalink

lol

the yolk sustains us, we eat whites for days (unregistered), Thursday, 24 May 2018 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Could we get a checkbox that'd optionally allow a user to sanitize a thread title if it contains profanity? That way I can finally load Star Wars threads at work! (Not that I ever would, mind.)

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 18:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Quiting your job seems the easiest way to deal with this tbh

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 18:33 (two months ago) Permalink

There must be some browser extension that edits out profanity?

silverfish, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:10 (two months ago) Permalink

That would only sanitize what the browser displays, after the page has been requested and loaded through the company servers.

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:16 (two months ago) Permalink

i may be alone in this but i wish there were a way to disable seeing twitter embeds

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 8 June 2018 16:39 (two months ago) Permalink

I would like that too

Being able to hide threads would be amazing

droit au butt (Euler), Friday, 8 June 2018 16:50 (two months ago) Permalink

also to disable twitter

laurel or hardyhearin (darraghmac), Friday, 8 June 2018 17:17 (two months ago) Permalink

i left twitter and stayed on ilx for a reason

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 8 June 2018 17:24 (two months ago) Permalink

i would also like to never read the president's opinion on anything ever again

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Friday, 8 June 2018 17:27 (two months ago) Permalink

otm

sleeve, Friday, 8 June 2018 17:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Maybe extend the Washington redskins feature to trump tweets.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 8 June 2018 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

Damnit does that not work any more.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Friday, 8 June 2018 21:05 (two months ago) Permalink

here's an idea for ilx, kick whoever killed the hatcat autoreplace down the stairs

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 8 June 2018 21:22 (two months ago) Permalink

i may be alone in this but i wish there were a way to disable seeing twitter embeds


Turning off images does this, if it is intolerable enough for that

stet, Saturday, 9 June 2018 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink

ppl w images turned on are disgusting savages iirc

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 9 June 2018 18:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Is there a way to turn off text and just have images? I'd use that.

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Saturday, 9 June 2018 18:25 (two months ago) Permalink

Abilty to pipe in an audio feed (something like HTTP Live Streaming), and every logged in user on ILM threads would see a tiny discreet play button to optionally listen to it.

Siegbran, Saturday, 9 June 2018 18:45 (two months ago) Permalink

(shouldn’t cost any bandwidth if it just a referral to the stream URL)

Siegbran, Saturday, 9 June 2018 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Can we have a board-specific random threads feature?

oder doch?, Monday, 25 June 2018 19:16 (one month ago) Permalink

yessss

under a mand'rin tsar (darraghmac), Monday, 25 June 2018 19:17 (one month ago) Permalink

darragh is going to get all the threads sorted

valorous wokelord (silby), Monday, 25 June 2018 19:26 (one month ago) Permalink

filtered then sorted

under a mand'rin tsar (darraghmac), Monday, 25 June 2018 19:26 (one month ago) Permalink

then lightly toasted

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 25 June 2018 21:08 (one month ago) Permalink

wait am i rex or audrey this time tracer

under a mand'rin tsar (darraghmac), Monday, 25 June 2018 21:13 (one month ago) Permalink

one month passes...

ban-user-by-topic

dele alli my bookmarks (darraghmac), Monday, 13 August 2018 13:42 (three days ago) Permalink

change the link to read 'shite new answers'

home, home and deranged (ledge), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 10:01 (two days ago) Permalink

Lol

Crowmengus (Ross), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 10:45 (two days ago) Permalink


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