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Forum (sguforums.com) Change suggestions
« on: August 20, 2009, 10:23:18 PM »
Subject asks it all!
How can we improve the forum?
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2009, 10:34:53 PM »
-insert inappropriate comment about naked pictures of Karyn-

I'm sure this doesn't help, but I thought I might as well get it out of the way.

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 10:36:19 PM »
-insert inappropriate comment about naked pictures of Karyn-

I'm sure this doesn't help, but I thought I might as well get it out of the way.

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2009, 10:44:37 PM »
Subject says it all!
How can we improve the forum?

Change your avatar.

That oprahmoose is freakin' me out!
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 11:15:25 PM »
I'll change it come September.  :)

Oh, and the original is on this page: http://www.somethingawful.com/d/photoshop-phriday/celebrities-animals-appliances.php?page=5
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 11:20:46 PM »
I demand more pay.
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 07:47:53 AM »
Just fix that damned cursor jumping when I quote someone!
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2009, 12:10:37 PM »
Just fix that damned cursor jumping when I quote someone!

If only you'd mentioned this to ducky already! Now it'll never get done. ;) :-*

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 12:47:59 PM »
At this point in time, I have no complaints.

I think think the current mod set up, with MotQ combined with permanent mods, is working well.

I like that feedback is being considered in the form of mods applied to the board (read: Spoiler Tag, Ignore User, Ignore board).

I have no issues with the dark theme, but I appreciate that a sincere effort to "fix" the light theme is in the works.

The community has changed significantly since I first joined, and unfortunately I do not feel quite as at home as I did when I first became a member.  Too many of the people I loved to converse with have left for one reason or another.  I still frequent the boards (obv) and post where I can, but the size of the board prohibits me from enjoying it to the extent I once did.

This is not an issue with the way the board is ran, just a consequence of churn mixed with the sheer size of the forum.

Anyway, as far as the board is ran I think it is ran well.  I like the progress that has been made.  It is too bad that I don't feel quite as happy here, but that has nothing to do with the features or themes involved.  It is simply a matter of the natural change the community is undergoing into something that doesn't interest me as much.

Also, I don't mean to sound like I'm hating on any current members.  There are still a ton of people here I enjoy reading.  Just the net change in the attitudes and personalities that is occurring.

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 12:48:45 PM »
Just fix that damned cursor jumping when I quote someone!
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 12:53:08 PM »
The thing where the text box resize gets stuck is still annoying.

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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2009, 04:05:52 PM »
Okay, so we know about the cursor jumping and the text box resizing issues.  They are very difficult problems to solve, which is why they aren't solved yet.

Actual development is going on with the light theme.  We have some good feedback about what people would like to have improved in it.  No ETA at this point, however.

Wastrel, I know there have been a lot of community changes that have happened on the board since you joined, and it's harder to make new friends than it is to keep the ones you have.  We've put in as many technical solutions to that problem as we can, I think, and further solutions will have to come in the form of old-timers returning.  The board has moved from a living-room feel to a tavern feel, and I understand that that's not to everyone's taste.  I don't think there's any way of going back, though.


So... what else can be improved upon?  Board layout? New subforums?  Anything like that?
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2009, 04:30:19 PM »
Would it be possible to follow chosen members like we do on twitter?
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2009, 04:40:46 PM »
You mean have something like the opposite of an "ignore" list, where certain people's posts are more accessible or noticeable?  I like that idea!  But unfortunately, I don't see a pre-written modification for it.
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Re: What changes to the Forum would you like to see?
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2009, 07:46:32 PM »
Wastrel, I know there have been a lot of community changes that have happened on the board since you joined, and it's harder to make new friends than it is to keep the ones you have.  We've put in as many technical solutions to that problem as we can, I think, and further solutions will have to come in the form of old-timers returning.  The board has moved from a living-room feel to a tavern feel, and I understand that that's not to everyone's taste.  I don't think there's any way of going back, though.

Oh, absolutley.  It wasn't a complaint as much as an observation.

I'm the last person to expect things to adhere to my personal tastes.

 

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