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
*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.
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. :)
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.
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
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:
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.
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 -
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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?
@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.
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.