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Feature Requests
« on: Fri, 20 July 2012, 23:29:05 »
What features do people want? The more people we have clamoring for something the better we can prioritize our time.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 20 July 2012, 23:30:29 »
iTrader like functionality would be at the top of my list. 

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 20 July 2012, 23:44:28 »
Let us customize our post count titles plz.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 20 July 2012, 23:49:27 »
Yes iTrader and if its possible to use/salvage the previous database

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #4 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 02:39:13 »
I would want google searching to function. I don't know how this works. If they can be asked to re-index a page or if it is done automatically eventually. But it seems like they need to rebuild all their data over geekhack.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #5 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 02:46:50 »
Also, I tried to find some way of getting in contact with a moderator. Didn't try too hard but I couldn't find any list of moderators for PM'ing or any e-mail address or anything.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #6 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 03:24:17 »
Better PM system
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 03:56:30 »
I am really missing the spy. Other systems to get a quick overview of the large amount of content like thread subscription better ajax preloading and such would be great as well.

To elaborate a bit:
The spy allows looking at the content of the post without clicking on it.
Subscriptions are sort of the opposite they help ignore everything except the threads I know I am interested in.
Ajax preloading would help because if the unread posts site was more responsive it would almost be a spy.

Ideally I would like a list of topics with activity and a short extract from the last post. The data should be preloaded so I can quickly check the threads by clicking on it. The list should also have buttons for 'subscribe thread', 'ignore thread' and 'mark thread read.
hm...I had other ideas but I forgot them while typing this. :)
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #8 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 07:03:35 »
And a favicon! Or I will lose the bookmark among all other sites without one...

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #9 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 07:32:30 »
I just want the topics with new posts to be bold again. It's really throwing me off not having that. Also, a "First Unread Post" button within the main forum view would be awesome.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #10 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 11:39:19 »
And a favicon! Or I will lose the bookmark among all other sites without one...
I'm seeing a favicon:
http://geekhack.org/favicon.ico

I think we should have a list of admins/moderators, if users need something, they can PM one. In the meantime, I noticed that moderator names show up in blue on the users active list at the bottom of the main forum page. Admins are red, but it's so close to the default orange, that it's hard to tell the difference. (I'm using the "nostalgic theme".)

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #11 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 12:07:35 »
Is it possible to have a new software subforum?

For things like autohotkey, autorave, vimperator, virtual keyboards, etc…

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 12:11:54 »
as with all other subforum ideas, until you can show that there's enough traffic for an entire subforum dedicated to it, i would prefer that people just start threads (call it a megathread if you want) in the closest applicable forum

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 13:43:44 »
I would love an inline attachments feature. Unless you already have that functionality but I just don't see it?
I don't have a problem uploading my images to my own host, but it does take a little extra work to make a thumbnail etc.
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Feature Requests
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 13:47:16 »
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #15 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 14:06:24 »
Can we fix the endless pre-pending of "Re: " to PM replies?
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #16 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 14:08:12 »
Make the editor recognize Ctrl-I and Ctrl-B for italics and bold, respectively. The old editor did.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #17 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 16:04:46 »
How do you get to the advanced editor from the Reply to a topic?  Am I missing something?

edit - I suppose preview does this although it is not very intuitive.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #18 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 16:29:31 »
PLEASE MARK GROUP BUYS THAT ARE FINSHED, or at least ones that you cannot participate in. It makes it so annoying when you have to read the whole thread to see if it's still available, thanks :D

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #19 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 16:44:51 »
Lets get the spy up and running first please, then itrader.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #20 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 23:32:14 »
What is this "spy" i keep hearing about? I clicked on it once on the old GH and couldn't see why it was even there. It just looked like a mess to me.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #21 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 23:40:03 »
http://deskthority.net/spy.php

It tells you whenever someone makes a post, and organizes it in a useful way.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #22 on: Sat, 21 July 2012, 23:43:24 »
Gotcha. I guess I'm "old school", I just refresh and go look at the forums with new posts. :)
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 22 July 2012, 02:29:00 »
PLEASE MARK GROUP BUYS THAT ARE FINSHED, or at least ones that you cannot participate in. It makes it so annoying when you have to read the whole thread to see if it's still available, thanks :D
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 22 July 2012, 02:35:05 »
I have a new spy identified and will test functionality when i get back in front of a computer (sunday evening).

(That was one of my favorite features too, so it is highly prioritized by me)  :)

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 22 July 2012, 06:52:14 »
note to self: quick and dirty thread title prefixes and thread preview

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 22 July 2012, 09:38:49 »
Option to sort threads on unread posts pages by number of new replies.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #27 on: Mon, 23 July 2012, 00:20:52 »
Please move (new) to the front of the subject line.  Less mouse motion for more comfort!  ;)
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #28 on: Mon, 23 July 2012, 02:22:52 »
I would like a theme that is easier on the eyes. Something that I can actually use.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #29 on: Mon, 23 July 2012, 03:28:01 »
Another feature request would be to be able to customize our custom titles, or have them removed all together. Let the moderators and admins set custom titles so that it's a little more unique, maybe?

I would like a theme that is easier on the eyes. Something that I can actually use.

Did you try all the themes under Profile -> Forum Profile -> Look and Layout -> Current theme (change) ?

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #30 on: Mon, 23 July 2012, 11:40:54 »
It would also be nice to move the Search box out of the collapsible header and into the menu bar (like GH vB) and also have the unread posts link outside of that header.  It takes up a lot of space and that's the only thing I have it expanded for.  Anyone share my opinion?  ;)
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #31 on: Mon, 23 July 2012, 19:34:24 »
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #32 on: Mon, 23 July 2012, 23:01:12 »
A "Next Page" link next to the "jump to page" links.  I keep hitting the next and previous thread links FFFUUUUUUUU!

The ability to edit the post count title.  And the other titles.  Seems like we're swimming in titles now.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #33 on: Mon, 23 July 2012, 23:04:10 »
A "Next Page" link next to the "jump to page" links.  I keep hitting the next and previous thread links FFFUUUUUUUU!

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #34 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 00:51:29 »
OK, I moved the search bar out of the upshrink in the Nostalgia theme.  It might not look quite right on narrow renderings.  LMK how it is.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #35 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 05:55:39 »
Buttons for "mark this thread read" and "ignore this thread" in the unread items since your last visit list would be great.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #36 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 06:16:42 »
Ability to ignore users (collapse their posts (~ put them in *spoiler*-tags)).

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #37 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 07:30:22 »
How do you get to the advanced editor from the Reply to a topic?  Am I missing something?

edit - I suppose preview does this although it is not very intuitive.

Where is the editor with icons?

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #38 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 07:30:46 »
It would also be nice to move the Search box out of the collapsible header and into the menu bar (like GH vB) and also have the unread posts link outside of that header.  It takes up a lot of space and that's the only thing I have it expanded for.  Anyone share my opinion?  ;)

2nd.  i'd like to see the 'unread threads' placed on the menu bar.

Please move (new) to the front of the subject line.  Less mouse motion for more comfort!  ;)
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #39 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 11:29:35 »
I liked how old GH urls could optionally include the thread title.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #40 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 11:40:18 »
How do you get to the advanced editor from the Reply to a topic?  Am I missing something?

edit - I suppose preview does this although it is not very intuitive.

Where is the editor with icons?

There is a reply button at the top and at the bottom.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #41 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 11:45:22 »
There is a reply button at the top and at the bottom.

You can also get there by hitting the "Preview" button from the quick response box.

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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #42 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 13:58:38 »
And make PM notifications more obvious - I'm waiting on replies from multiple people and just tried to test-PM myself, you don't even know there is a message unless you manually go to check them.

There seems to be more than one issue here.  For one, sending yourself a test message won't result in a new message notification.  This is because after you send it, you end up back in your message list.  At the bottom is the message that you just sent.  Therefore to SMF, it is "read".  I'm not saying this is good, but that is what is happening.  There is more to it though, because I notice that I don't see the notification even when I am not in the message list.  Tapatalk might have something to do with it.

Anyway, we'll look into it.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #43 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 16:27:30 »
Did you try all the themes under Profile -> Forum Profile -> Look and Layout -> Current theme (change) ?
Yes, of course. In most of the themes, the orange clashes with other colours and it strains my eyes.
I liked the old theme, so I tried "Nostalgia", but the white and orange don't work, so I reverted to the default theme. However, I find that orange on beige can sometimes still be hard to read with the default theme.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #44 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 18:02:36 »
Get rid of the swear filter. What is this, Keyboards 4 Kids?
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #45 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 18:21:20 »
The swear filter is funny.
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« Reply #46 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 18:21:57 »
I agree :) Just not necessary I think.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #47 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 18:22:58 »
OK the "Unread" menu item should have appeared in all themes.
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« Reply #48 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 19:47:44 »
The little "new" tag/icon is now a bit more vB4-like and is on the left.
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Re: Feature Requests
« Reply #49 on: Tue, 24 July 2012, 20:20:55 »
thank you and thank you.  :)
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