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Offline Xano

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Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« on: 12:08:29 AM / 02-Jul-13 »
Hey all, I want to crowd source some ideas here.

Essentially, what I want are some ideas thrown out of what I could Add/Change/Fix/Remove that would make you want to visit the site even more, or post more, or be more active. 

I know I'm potentially opening pandora's box here, but I'd rather do that and find out that some minor bug has been driving people up a wall.  It's either that, or let these little annoyances drive away people.  I think the internet has changed since this site was created, and people no longer visit forums as much as they once did.  I'd like to see what we can do to change that.  What can we do to make a forum not just a forum in your eyes.

So, here's your chance, give me ideas.  What would YOU all like to see this site have?


Off limits/already aware of/not going to happen:
  • Ads (they've steadily paid for a quarter of the yearly server costs so far)

Completed:
  • Garage Signature Cards.  (Click here, then scroll down and click on "Get Garage Card" next to the signature area.) NOTE: If you are using a remote image for your hilite image on the garage, you will need to re-add the remote image as of today if you want a garage card. This is due to a settings change to make this new function possible.
  • Tapatalk Android/iOS integration complete.  Install Tapatalk and search for Club-S12.org.  You can post images directly from your phone with this app!
  • Garage bugs/glitches.  These should be mostly fixed now.  I spent about 8 solid hours modifying the underlying code until it all seemed to be much more smooth.
  • "Show unread posts since your last visit" link at the bottom of the page

Under Consideration:
  • Require Location Before Posting in Marketplace Section.
  • Better image posting/hosting solution.
  • Some sort of best of/worst of or karma system on posts.
  • We need more stickied topics in tech sections
« Last Edit: 11:59:15 PM / 04-Jul-13 by Xano »

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #1 on: 01:04:06 AM / 02-Jul-13 »
An easter egg that involves nekkid women. Hidden somewhere obscure.

Just because it's fun.

That said, I still have my stance on requiring a state to be chosen for posting a FS thread.

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #2 on: 03:39:24 AM / 02-Jul-13 »
Jay, for the WTS/WTB threads, I've been considering implementing a setup that requires a zip code be entered.  This suggestion is on the table.  I'll edit my initial post here to include suggestions that we're looking in to.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #3 on: 06:00:07 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
thats a good idea. by entering the zip it will automatically put in the state? If so that would be a great idea!

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #4 on: 06:01:48 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
Yep, automatically put in the city/state for the most part.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #5 on: 09:48:41 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
Just so I'm understanding this. It won't let you post until you put the zip in right?

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #6 on: 09:51:54 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
Yes, that would be correct, if I can figure out how to do it.  There doesn't appear to be a mod that already does this, so I may be coding it myself.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #7 on: 09:54:31 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
cool beans sir!

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #8 on: 10:09:54 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
Ive noticed the facebook clubs12 page is active. with the facebook app you can upload pictures on the fly. the hole photobucket upload then post on forum gets annoying after a while. and ive noticed the clubs12's chat box is active and both the chatbox and clubs12 fb page clear up alot of stupid question and shit normally would be asked on the forum over and over again.

What about something like craigslist has. you can flag... Best of, spam, miscategorized and prohibited post. then the admins can see what everyone thinks is junk and what should be a sticky without giving them super user powers.

even like how google has +1 and youtube has the dislike button and of course the "like" button on facebook keeps shit clean looking..
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #9 on: 10:17:03 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
I like this idea.  The forum sort of has this already, in the form of karma, which I've always had disabled.  We could turn it on at some point or find something like what you're saying there, I'll add this to "under consideration". 

As for photobucket to forum posting, we understand but there's not much we can do.  I actually have been considering doing some sort of imgur API link in, that allows uploading directly to imgur and then showing up here, from the site without having to go offsite to do it.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #10 on: 11:25:23 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
but how would the karma system work I know other sites that have it and it's a free for all people add karma to posts they like even if its irrelevant and negative karma to post just because lol that really kind of destroys the karma thing if you can do it that way you know... 

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #11 on: 11:35:44 PM / 02-Jul-13 »
Very true, which is something we'll be considering when thinking of what to do with that particular one, or if we even do something like that.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #12 on: 02:42:34 AM / 03-Jul-13 »
Ahh gotcha

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #13 on: 06:57:47 AM / 03-Jul-13 »
I have always wanted another "Show unread posts since your last visit" link at the bottom of the page.  It is a minor thing but when I read the new posts on a thread I am following I always have to scroll back to the top again to get back to the list.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #14 on: 12:53:39 PM / 03-Jul-13 »
Just hit home on your keyboard it gets you there faster than scrolling

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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #15 on: 02:19:32 PM / 03-Jul-13 »
Actually that's a great idea, and simple at that.  I'll get that put in soon for you.
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« Reply #16 on: 02:27:55 PM / 03-Jul-13 »
We need more sticky's. Ive seen alot of good info while searching that should be sticky'ed.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #17 on: 02:53:15 PM / 03-Jul-13 »
We need more sticky's. Ive seen alot of good info while searching that should be sticky'ed.
Originally, we had a mod that was going to do exactly that in some of the tech sections, but he's become entirely inactive since then.  I'll look into some sort of plan on this.
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #18 on: 07:08:12 PM / 03-Jul-13 »
Home button works great unless I am on my phone. Thanks Xano!
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Re: Here's Your Chance To Improve The Site
« Reply #19 on: 11:28:36 PM / 03-Jul-13 »
makes sense!