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Title: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 01, 2016, 12:39:52 AM
Hey all!

Planning on seeing what features I can add to the forum for something new.

Came across the Buddy/Ignore lists which could be handy (especially for the people who clash alot, but not good for the comps if the users are in there) so any thoughts on this?

I added go up/down buttons on each thread page which may be handy instead of scrolling through long pages (when you view 50 posts a page like me).

I also enabled the ability to view users' online/offline status in posts and PMs, which is handy when looking at a thread :).

Happy to take a look into other forms of things to add to the forum, but nothing too complex for myself to do!
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 01, 2016, 12:41:17 AM
Contemplating whether or not we should add signatures on here.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: kilbluff1985 on December 01, 2016, 02:01:35 AM
i like the new go up the top of thread button
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: kilbluff1985 on December 01, 2016, 02:02:49 AM
i have a cool idea how about a cheer/boo system  :P
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: RaisyDaisy on December 01, 2016, 07:12:39 AM
i have a cool idea how about a cheer/boo system  :P

Pls no

Don't think signatures would do anything either except clutter up threads. They work well on certain forums for putting useful information etc there but would just be adding clutter that wouldn't improve anything I think

Like the online status in thread :)
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Torpedo10 on December 01, 2016, 07:47:36 AM
So now there is two indicators for being online, the PM bubble below the DP and the computer screen above?

Seems pointless.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Purple 77 on December 01, 2016, 08:53:43 AM
I like the "Go Up" and "Go Down" buttons :)

Not too sure about signatures IMO. I guess we have text below our avatars which kinda act like one.

... what is a Buddy list?
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Nige on December 01, 2016, 09:44:47 AM
I like the "Go Up" and "Go Down" buttons :)

Not too sure about signatures IMO. I guess we have text below our avatars which kinda act like one.

... what is a Buddy list?
The buddy list is just a way to add your forum friends.

If you go Profile and then Modify Profile, Buddy/Ignore List is the last option. From there you'll be able to see anyone you have added and see if they're online (or if they've got other stuff set up like email etc). A good way to send PMs to coaches too.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 01, 2016, 09:59:39 AM
So now there is two indicators for being online, the PM bubble below the DP and the computer screen above?

Seems pointless.
So is me as the admin, but here we are.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 01, 2016, 10:01:34 AM
All good on the signatures! I was thinking the same with the clutter so would have had to keep them short/small. And as you guys said, got the text under the avatar anyway so guess can strike them down for now.

Also may change emoticons but need to search for a good set as current ones ate not that great.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Nige on December 01, 2016, 10:02:16 AM
Also if you add someone to your buddy list their names becomes bold in Who's Online section.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Purple 77 on December 01, 2016, 10:04:28 AM
I'm not your Buddy, guy
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: SydneyRox on December 01, 2016, 10:06:44 AM
That up down is awesome!!

LOL @ KB on the cheer/boo!! That was an awesome innovation!! :P
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Nige on December 01, 2016, 10:19:16 AM
I'm not your Buddy, guy
Actually you're literally the only person I currently have added.  :P
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Purple 77 on December 01, 2016, 11:00:13 AM
I'm not your Buddy, guy
Actually you're literally the only person I currently have added.  :P

... then I'm not your guy, friend!

:P

*my favourite South Park lines*



But yeah, the online thing, I keep forgetting you can tell with a symbol below the avatar, but I notice it now  :)
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Ricochet on December 01, 2016, 11:01:44 AM
I'm not your Buddy, guy
He's not your guy, friend ;D
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Nige on December 01, 2016, 11:05:33 AM
I'm not your Buddy, guy
He's not your guy, friend ;D
Yeah, I'm not your friend, pal.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Ricochet on December 01, 2016, 11:11:28 AM
I'm not your Buddy, guy
He's not your guy, friend ;D
Yeah, I'm not your friend, pal.
Come on Nige

Buddy - Guy - Friend - Buddy...

You're better than that :P
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Nige on December 01, 2016, 11:15:47 AM
I'm not your Buddy, guy
He's not your guy, friend ;D
Yeah, I'm not your friend, pal.
Come on Nige

Buddy - Guy - Friend - Buddy...

You're better than that :P
I admit it was a momentary lapse, mb.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Levi434 on December 01, 2016, 11:19:05 AM
Having Buddies is nice :)
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Torpedo10 on December 01, 2016, 11:47:16 AM
I have no buddies.  :(
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: RaisyDaisy on December 01, 2016, 12:17:45 PM
Bright light under name is way better than that blue bubble thing below
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Nige on December 01, 2016, 12:27:14 PM
The only issue with the green light under the name is that is partially covers the little buddy icon if you have that person added as a buddy.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Grazz on December 01, 2016, 02:17:35 PM
i like the new go up the top of thread button

Yep, great move.  ;)
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: PowerBug on December 01, 2016, 03:08:03 PM
Ability to attach documents to posts would be nice. Fairly sure I tried to attach an excel spreadsheet once and it didn't let me.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Ringo on December 01, 2016, 03:25:37 PM
Just another Tidy UP HP - Could we archive a fair component of the General Sports discussion board.  Some posts date back to 2009 in boards and child boards.

Not an urgent task though just something when feeling like archiving. Doing a great job.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: PowerBug on December 01, 2016, 04:24:46 PM
in the Cricket Fantasy sections, remove the 2nd and 3rd boards because no one uses them. Also change "XI Competitions" to "Domestic 6s"
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: RaisyDaisy on December 01, 2016, 05:43:49 PM
Remove and archive everything NRL.

Tumbleweed city
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: GoLions on December 01, 2016, 05:44:20 PM
Remove and archive everything NRL.

Tumbleweed city
What is an 'NRL'?
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 02, 2016, 09:54:08 AM
I'll get to the stuff slowly over time! Probably do a bit tomorrow when I come back home and hopefully don't have sport on.

I'll play around and see how to get the stuff for online/buddy to coexist. I'll also look into the attachments, but can't promise anything.

I'll look at archiving a few things as well. I don't archive any league threads in the fantasy footy boards because some users continue on the same thread from previous years or use them to find users again which is why they have so many. Strategy i b just leave cause not a huge thing and tend to be applicable if actual strategy based.

I'll also probably allow the xv and comps to be counted towards post counts just because they are now a huge part of the forum.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 02, 2016, 09:55:06 AM
Keep it coming folks but things may be delayed here and there as also gotta see about my move in 2 months and then also my last long holidays to enjoy :p.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Purple 77 on December 02, 2016, 10:24:39 AM
I'll get to the stuff slowly over time! Probably do a bit tomorrow when I come back home and hopefully don't have sport on.

I'll play around and see how to get the stuff for online/buddy to coexist. I'll also look into the attachments, but can't promise anything.

I'll look at archiving a few things as well. I don't archive any league threads in the fantasy footy boards because some users continue on the same thread from previous years or use them to find users again which is why they have so many. Strategy i b just leave cause not a huge thing and tend to be applicable if actual strategy based.

I'll also probably allow the xv and comps to be counted towards post counts just because they are now a huge part of the forum.

All of a sudden, it looks like I might get a 5th star after all lol
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: BB67th on December 02, 2016, 11:16:53 AM
I'll get to the stuff slowly over time! Probably do a bit tomorrow when I come back home and hopefully don't have sport on.

I'll play around and see how to get the stuff for online/buddy to coexist. I'll also look into the attachments, but can't promise anything.

I'll look at archiving a few things as well. I don't archive any league threads in the fantasy footy boards because some users continue on the same thread from previous years or use them to find users again which is why they have so many. Strategy i b just leave cause not a huge thing and tend to be applicable if actual strategy based.

I'll also probably allow the xv and comps to be counted towards post counts just because they are now a huge part of the forum.

All of a sudden, it looks like I might get a 5th star after all lol
Watch my counted posts go from around 800 to about 3500
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Grazz on December 02, 2016, 11:30:36 AM
May get shouted down but really not sure I agree with XV and comps being counted.
Picks up shield to block rotten fruit being thrown.  :P
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: RaisyDaisy on December 02, 2016, 11:33:03 AM
May get shouted down but really not sure I agree with XV and comps being counted.
Picks up shield to block rotten fruit being thrown.  :P

I don't understand why every single post on the forum doesn't count - a post is a post

That being said, I couldn't care less what my post count is and don't understand how anyone could, but hey that's just me  :-\
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: GoLions on December 02, 2016, 11:40:25 AM
May get shouted down but really not sure I agree with XV and comps being counted.
Picks up shield to block rotten fruit being thrown.  :P

I don't understand why every single post on the forum doesn't count - a post is a post

That being said, I couldn't care less what my post count is and don't understand how anyone could, but hey that's just me  :-\
Generally the people who have an XVs team and post in the boards know what they're doing and are coaches already anyway (except for a couple), so I don't think it really makes much of a difference :P
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on December 02, 2016, 11:44:45 AM
vote for the cricket section to be counted? :P
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Grazz on December 02, 2016, 12:05:13 PM
May get shouted down but really not sure I agree with XV and comps being counted.
Picks up shield to block rotten fruit being thrown.  :P

I don't understand why every single post on the forum doesn't count - a post is a post

That being said, I couldn't care less what my post count is and don't understand how anyone could, but hey that's just me  :-\

I'm probably just to old school on this mate. I except that.
FF is a Democracy though and i'll live with whatever decision is made.
XV and other Comps are a pretty small part of the forum member wise although very active by those that actually participate in it
so in saying that I tend to agree with the second part of your post in the sense that if these are to be counted then I feel we should open the whole forum up so every post counts and everyone is equally catered for.



Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Ziplock on December 02, 2016, 01:30:31 PM
Im of the opinion that anything that contributes inherently to fantasy football should count, which includes XVs

but obviously doesnt include front bar, coaches etc.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Jukes on December 03, 2016, 07:07:17 PM
We discussed this in the external (Everywhere Chat) chat, it may be hard to implement and I'm not sure how but an old forum I used to go on had this - an inbuilt on-forum chatbox that is continuously running and all forum members (or maybe just coaches if we want) can write in and talk to people. Saves the hassle of going onto the external chat that is usually pretty inactive, and it was great for activity and chat on this other forum.

That probably didn't make sense, I can explain more if need be.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: fanTCfool on December 03, 2016, 07:16:52 PM
We discussed this in the external (Everywhere Chat) chat, it may be hard to implement and I'm not sure how but an old forum I used to go on had this - an inbuilt on-forum chatbox that is continuously running and all forum members (or maybe just coaches if we want) can write in and talk to people. Saves the hassle of going onto the external chat that is usually pretty inactive, and it was great for activity and chat on this other forum.

That probably didn't make sense, I can explain more if need be.

Basically you just want to embed chat on here, but such that everyone is default logged in by their FF log ins
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on December 03, 2016, 08:27:54 PM
yep I know what you're talking about Jukesy. when I used to use ISOHunt they had that. I reckon it's a good idea
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Mat0369 on December 04, 2016, 04:45:27 AM
It's an invision option. It's already built in so no need to embed. I asked m0nty to make the switch  a while ago when change was brought up but it's probably a cost issue.

I also vote for spoiler tags.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 09, 2016, 01:35:31 AM
Tried about 2-3 different chats to install, but says I'm using the wrong Port or something (just used default one put on the forum, but I don't know the technical details of the databases/systems used to run this). Will keep trying when I find the time though!

Haven't gotten around to the counting of the comps, still undecided on it, but no harm done yet ;).

Spoiler tags would be great! Especially for movie/tv series threads.

May also look at some other stuff when I finally get a full day at home... Only got to do some rookie scouting now at 1am because busy times and not at home for too long these days :(.
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: kilbluff1985 on December 09, 2016, 04:32:57 AM
ignore feature please
Title: Re: Forum Changes/Additions/Removals
Post by: Hellopplz on December 09, 2016, 11:15:57 AM
ignore feature please
That's tempting and think it came in with the buddy list haha. But can't be fully sure as on phone at the moment.