1. avatar salfhal
    Thought it'd be handy to have a topic for wee improvements (had a search and couldn't find one).

    Things i've noticed that i'd change on the site - (it may be that there's just options I haven't selected)


    *No post preview button
    *
    *No delete button
    *
    *10 posts per day; it may be that I have too much time on my hands, but maybe like once you're known not to spam or post shite you could be allowed to post unlimited amounts?
    *
    I'm sure there are more but currently being disasterously distracted by Steely Dan
  2. avatar Desus
    Post preview is definitely a something I miss
  3. avatar distracted
    A colleague discovered the preview button the other day (I missed it too) - it's the green tick at the far right of the formatting buttons when you're posting.

    A delete option would be nice.
  4. avatar fastfude
    Yeah, missing preview myself and the green tick is not obvious enough. I look into that.

    Deleting posts though - are you sure you want this? What's the benefit?
  5. avatar The Ronster
    [quote:498161368d="salfhal"]
    *No post preview button
    *
    *No delete button
    *
    *10 posts per day; it may be that I have too much time on my hands, but maybe like once you're known not to spam or post shite you could be allowed to post unlimited amounts?[/quote:498161368d]

    As you now know there is a post preview button.

    No forum in it's right mind would let users delete their own posts willy nilly. It would be disastrous.

    The 10 posts a day limit was actually to stop the heaviest users from making the forum too intimidating to newcomers. Some culprits would have regularly posted close to 100 times a day with their gibberish, and they WERE the oldest and most well known people on the boards. The 10 post limit means that people think a bit more before they use one, and ensures that threads don't become dominated by all the usual suspects.

    Mind you, most of the usual suspects aren't here that often these days, having taken their rambling to Facebook and in some cases Twitter, which is good as it keeps FF a tad more music focused.
  6. avatar fastfude
    Aye, I did a lot of number crunching at one point and found that the vast majority of users [i:c6fdab67f4]never[/i:c6fdab67f4] posted more than 8-9 times a day, but a handful posted up to 30 times a day! Capping it at ten-per-24-hours seemed a good way to rein in the nutters without affecting the majority at all. :)
  7. avatar Chi-Lite
    It's definitely a lot less interesting round here now but, you can't say yous haven't noticed.
  8. avatar my-angel-rocks
    Aye, we've not had a huge flamewar in ages.
    Go on marty, you know you've got something to say to start it

    Oh, to say something useful: There doesn't seem to be an indicator on the front page when you have a PM. I miss the number beside the envelope.
  9. avatar Deestroyer
    I know, the days of the 21 page argument are gone. Ok, the forum is a lot more music based as a result, but I still miss the rants, the grammar police, the weirdos, the logging on and seeing hot topic with 18 pages, and 3 posts being written while you're writing yours, the blood, the glory, the strip to the waist bareknuckle brawling of it all...

    Still, pedal purchasing has been made [i:964b315c9c]a lot[/i:964b315c9c] easier which more than makes up for it.

    :022:
  10. avatar The Grace Jones
    [quote:71c54debee="Chi-Lite"]It's definitely a lot less interesting round here now but, you can't say yous haven't noticed.[/quote:71c54debee]

    There is no God.
  11. avatar fastfude
    Perhaps we should have a pool of inflammatory topic headlines on standby for the quieter moments:

    WHY WONT ANYONE JOIN MY PROG DRUMMING TROUPE?
    ID DO THAT ONE OFF OF THE TELLY
    YOUSE ARE ALL CLIQUEY BASTARDS
    POOVES: WHY?
    SNOW PATROL ARE QUITE GOOD
  12. avatar himynameissween
    loving how the "related topics" at the bottom of this thread starts with "editing posts is for poofs".

    i miss the sidebar with all the forum links on it. i know drop-down menus save space and all, but the sidebar was so much easier.

    and yeah i also have noticed a downturn of interest on the site. it's mainly why i haven't logged on in ages!
  13. avatar Deestroyer
    WORKING CLASS PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND MUSIC
    MY BAND IS TOO GOOD FOR BELFAST
    YOU'RE ALL JUST JEALOUS!!!
    TELEs ARE FOR LOSERS!
    CHRISTIANS CAN'T ROCK
    GIRLS IN BANDS IS JUST WRONG!
    MY BAND'S BIGGER THAN YOUR BAND
  14. avatar salfhal
    Just clicked sticky this topic and got this -

    [img:d64045534d]http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/827/stiocky.jpg[/img:d64045534d]

    WTF?

    EDIT >

    Wait I thought it was a user specific type thing (a la "watch) but it's clearly like an ad thing; durrrr
  15. avatar bonzo
    I would like to be able to delete old messages in my inbox?
  16. avatar T Entertainment
    [b:13e58508b2]YET. MORE. CAPITALIST. HATE. CRIME. FROM. THE. HATE. CRIMER. IN. CHIEF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/b:13e58508b2]
  17. avatar PeteLovesToBoogie
    i have to say, having only joined recently but having lurked for about a year, looking through old flamewars when in study is a great timekiller! bring back the unlimited posts, even if just for a week, so i have some more stuff to read in my study periods :lol:
  18. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    Mentioned this on another thread - how about a links section that covers rehearsal spaces / rental places / recording studios / film makers / photographers etc in separate sections? It can't be too difficult to knock up and it would avoid some of the useless threads that crop up from time to time.
  19. avatar salfhal
    I've been making up an excel document directory with names, numbers, emails, etc for a few weeks from info i've gleaned from the forum, it'd be cool if tehre was a central directory, even if it was just a table... I'll show part of my one -

    [img:1227415c64]http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/2216/examplepd.jpg[/img:1227415c64]

    I've got sections for promo/producers/studios/sound guys/venue contacts etc
  20. avatar fastfude
    There's a slightly huge part of the site that caters to just that kind of thing: the [url=/wiki]wiki[/url]! Feel free to fill any gaps therein.
  21. avatar fastfude
    Also, yes the sticky topics thing is a new idea I've been brewing as a cheap way to plug your gig/album/merch/hat. You can 'sticky' your topic in the sidebar across the whole site for !! Buys now! Crazy Prices! See the wiki page for boring info.
  22. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    I can see the good intentions behind the wiki but most people don't seem to consult it before asking stupid questions - I also find it a little unintuitive to navigate. If there was a 'contacts' link on the main site I feel it would be far more useful. In saying that, I don't have to code the bugger - only trying to be constructive!
  23. avatar salfhal
    [quote:4bc86b34cd="fastfude"]There's a slightly huge part of the site that caters to just that kind of thing: the [url=/wiki]wiki[/url]! Feel free to fill any gaps therein.[/quote:4bc86b34cd]

    I've used and updated the wiki quite a lot, but as for ease of use, a lookup table would be awesome.

    I'll continue adding my info to my table and share it when it's anywhere full enough to be useful.
  24. avatar salfhal
    Noticed this alot, really gets on my tits.

    Say you post on a comment on a thread, if your post is carried across to the next page it's not shown on the forum section as having that page number until there's a second post on the new page. WTF is that all about?
  25. avatar my-angel-rocks
    There was an off by one bug that if there was enough posts to fill a page then the front page count would say there was an extra page, and you'd get a "Oh noes no topic here" error page. This bug was introduced when Roger fixed that bug. Now its an off by one bug the other way.
  26. avatar fastfude
    I plan to do away with pagination of topics as a clever way of avoiding admitting that I have no idea why that bug still exists.
  27. avatar salfhal
    New gripes for today -

    Any way to flag inappropriate comments/users? Read one today that really got on my tits; "I hope you get cancer".
  28. avatar savagebilliards
    Considering I have been at a funeral today of someone who died from cancer, have an uncle dying of cancer and lost my granda to cancer i would tend to agree that this comment is disgusting. If it is the comment i think you are talking about I would take it wth a pinch of salt cos some people never have anything nice to say about anyone/anything and seem incapable of posting without making some incredibly 'witty', sarcastic, satirical, provocative and negative comment for their own thrills. (admit i could be wrong)

    But really if somone wants to say stupid things like that, fuckin let them, don't worry about it.
  29. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:d8a786f1da]Any way to flag inappropriate comments/users? Read one today that really got on my tits; "I hope you get cancer".[/quote:d8a786f1da]

    Aww, did nasty Feline1 make you cry?

    Anyway, thats what the +/- buttons are for. Click minus if you don't like a comment, if enough people don't like it, it gets hidden.
  30. avatar feline1
    The phrase "I hope you get cancer" is a quote from an episode of South Park starring potty-mouthed Canadians Terrence & Philip, entitled "NOT WITHOUT MY ANUS".
    In the episode, a character uses the insult "I hope you get cancer" as an example of a totally ridiculous and unreasonable insult that indicates he is a complete looper, "with hilarious consequences".

    Admittedly it is not as funny as Peter Cook & Dudley Moore's Derek & Clive sketch entitled "Cancer", but then again, what is?
  31. avatar salfhal
    @MAR - I hadn't realised they got hidden, I shall do that in future, and no it didn't particularly upset me, however I've found the majority of his posts to either be attacking people/their views, self-deluding pseudo-intellectual tripe or condescending, unhelpful, replies in posts, often from new members, giving people a poor introduction to how helpful and friendly the majority of people on here can be.

    @feline1 - If you were using it in that context, surely you would've included quotation marks, justifying an insult based on someone else's usage doesn't really work. "It's okay because someone else said it". :s

    I'll not waste more time on it, thanks for the info re: vote system.
  32. avatar feline1
    Well, I mean obviously I genuinely literally hoped you got cancer *AS WELL*,
    but that's only cos I wanted so much to visit you in hospital, bring your grapes and make sure you're OK, not because I am mean.
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  33. avatar churchwarden
    [quote:a82452ef4e]but that only cos I wanted to much to visit you in hospital, bring your grapes and make sure you're OK, not because I am mean.[/quote:a82452ef4e]

    Oh dear, I found that funny...and I am going to the hospital to visit a (possbly dying) relative. I may have to hit the minus button to ease my conscience
  34. avatar feline1
    OPPRESSOR!
  35. avatar T Entertainment
    I just literally shrieked with laughter at the 'genuinely hoped' post. But then I had a moment of clarity and the laughter turned to tears. This place is just drowning in hate. DROWNING IN HATE!
  36. avatar feline1
    It's drowning in YOUR TEARS, so dry your wee baby eyes before we all need a lifeboat!