or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › General › New Forum Support  › Constructive ideas on improving the forum
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Constructive ideas on improving the forum - Page 29

post #421 of 546
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teger View Post

please no more video ads. please.

Huh. I thought that we'd forbidden video ads from any ad networks. Was it google exchange ad (i.e. on that follows you around based on your browsing history?) Some extra info would be great so that I can get to the bottom of this.
post #422 of 546
it's an ad that pops up in the space below the reviews on the side. it's some bullshit about the EPA and dogs?
post #423 of 546
Please disable comments in the thumbs up section and make it a one-click action. When discussions start happening in there (and people start leaving hate comments in there) it defeats the entire point of having a forum.
post #424 of 546
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by brad-t View Post

Please disable comments in the thumbs up section and make it a one-click action. When discussions start happening in there (and people start leaving hate comments in there) it defeats the entire point of having a forum.

We are thinking of using the rep system more, as a true post rep system, so this is not a bad idea at all. The +1 would be purely to get people to give rep to the best posts. I'll definitely be considering this.
post #425 of 546
the thumb comment function is sort of good and bad. for threads with fit photos, I like that it allows a bunch of people to give a quick reason why they liked (or didn't like) a look -- "great use of monochrome", "top half great, bottom half too casual", etc. -- without creating 4 pages of text commentary. but if people don't mind that, I guess it would be better as everything would be "above board" -- even tcwalter07 :-)

I can see that the thumb comments can create a distracting mirror/shadow forum where you have to constantly click on the thumbs to catch discussion. not to mention that mobile users can't see them at all.
post #426 of 546
If the system will remain as it is, thumbs notifications would be convenient. And people shouldn't ask questions in the thumbs section!
post #427 of 546
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

We are thinking of using the rep system more, as a true post rep system, so this is not a bad idea at all. The +1 would be purely to get people to give rep to the best posts. I'll definitely be considering this.

Oh jesus, please don't turn this place into bb.com and every other website that adopted a rep system only to be flooded with posts of "WILL REP FOR ". just no. as it is, the thumbs up are unique and provide a level of amusement -- all the system needs is a notification setting so you know if someone thumbs ups a post of yours.
post #428 of 546
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by deadly7 View Post

Oh jesus, please don't turn this place into bb.com and every other website that adopted a rep system only to be flooded with posts of "WILL REP FOR ". just no. as it is, the thumbs up are unique and provide a level of amusement -- all the system needs is a notification setting so you know if someone thumbs ups a post of yours.

It wouldn't be that way. For one thing, rep would only be attached to posts, not to users. In other words, repping will only make a particular post more visible. There will be no "personal rep" that can be increased by votes from the community. Only members of specific groups, the "dubiously honored", and admins (so, not even the mods, unless they are also dubiously honored) would have the greater rep giving ability that is usually attached to having high rep. Limiting rep this way will hopefully eliminate the rep whoring I've seen on so many sites.

I agree that a "shadow forum" is not great.
post #429 of 546
Quote:
Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

It wouldn't be that way. For one thing, rep would only be attached to posts, not to users. In other words, repping will only make a particular post more visible. There will be no "personal rep" that can be increased by votes from the community. Only members of specific groups, the "dubiously honored", and admins (so, not even the mods, unless they are also dubiously honored) would have the greater rep giving ability that is usually attached to having high rep. Limiting rep this way will hopefully eliminate the rep whoring I've seen on so many sites.
I agree that a "shadow forum" is not great.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif Glad to hear you had thought about that already. Phew.
post #430 of 546

Whoever implemented the multi picture upload should get a bit pat on the back. Nice going!!! blush.gif

post #431 of 546
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brianpore View Post

Whoever implemented the multi picture upload should get a bit pat on the back. Nice going!!! blush.gif
Thanks Brian. We try, we try.
post #432 of 546
2 suggestions:

1. Appreciation - Like the thumbs up, but used to say thanks without comment. Voxsartoria/F. Corbera's thread on coherent combinations for beginners was one of the most useful articles I've ever read on clothing anywhere and often I read very informative threads and would like to show the OP my appreciation without asking dumb questions or clogging up the thread with comments.

2. FAQ's - Could the Styleforum 101 be better organised along the same lines as the Reviews section. For example, I have just bought new shoes and remembered reading somewhere about using Renovateur. I searched and came up with the Official shoe care thread, and then had to plow through lots of the same questions and comments to find what I was looking for. The information could be organised like this:

Shoes
- How to get a mirror finish
- How to care for new shoes
- How to tie laces
etc.

with links to common answers.

I appreciate that this could be a lot of work so if you add 1. first then when you've done 2. I'll give you a click!mwink[1].gif
Edited by Jellybean - 10/4/12 at 3:27am
post #433 of 546

I just have a question. I just posted something in the apc thread but I got a message that it had to be approved by a moderator before it actually posts due to being new. How long with that take?

post #434 of 546
When you report a post from someone with 1-10 (or 1-5) posts who signed up that month/week/day, the post/thread gets hidden until mods approve it. That way the spam would instantly disappear. Don't think there's much to abuse either. Y/N?
post #435 of 546


I like the idea (especially "view all photos by ... in this thread"). However, please make the comment section a dropdown menu or something, it's just too big.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: New Forum Support
Styleforum › Forums › General › New Forum Support  › Constructive ideas on improving the forum