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Title: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Guardian85 on October 11, 2015, 08:04:38 PM
I, on the advice of Tank, am starting this thread as a sort of suggestion box for things we might like to add or remove or change from the site.
Hopefully this can serve as inspiration for our moderators and resident tech head and lead to a better site.


To start things off I would suggest we add nationality to the personal information panel (P.I.M.P. ?)that comes with every post you make. Just to make it easier for people to remember who and where people are. Maybe just a little flag under the line for gender.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: jumbojak on October 12, 2015, 04:11:08 AM
Not sure I like the idea of showing how stupid estadounidenses are every time I post a random thought.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: OldGit on October 12, 2015, 09:39:19 AM
I think it might be interesting.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Guardian85 on October 12, 2015, 10:16:57 AM
Not sure I like the idea of showing how stupid estadounidenses are every time I post a random thought.
Take it as inspiration to not post as stupidly, then.  ;D
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 12, 2015, 04:06:04 PM
Not sure I like the idea of showing how stupid estadounidenses are every time I post a random thought.

I think the only person who's stupid here is me, so you're safe.   ;)


I would like that a better smiley pack be added to this forum, or keep the ones we have but add more. It's not the most important or pressing thing to request but it would be nice to be able to express oneself nonverbally without having to google an emoticon. [/feeling lazy]   :P

Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Papasito Bruno on October 12, 2015, 04:14:07 PM
Not sure I like the idea of showing how stupid estadounidenses are every time I post a random thought.
Take it as inspiration to not post as stupidly, then.  ;D

He can't help it ;D

I like the idea of adding the flag below each of our avatars, especially seeing how diverse we are here. I say pretty please can we haz some flags?
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Firebird on October 12, 2015, 04:41:07 PM
To start things off I would suggest we add nationality to the personal information panel (P.I.M.P. ?)that comes with every post you make. Just to make it easier for people to remember who and where people are. Maybe just a little flag under the line for gender.

I'm down with that.

Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Asmodean Prime on October 12, 2015, 04:44:14 PM
Legend:
Can do/will do
Might do
Cannot/will not do

Nationality flag/field - easy to implement, but might interfere with future upgrades. Will have to look into that.

Smiley pack - we will see what we can dig up. A perfectly harmless fix that.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 12, 2015, 06:25:16 PM
Smiley pack - we will see what we can dig up. A perfectly harmless fix that.

Cool. ;D

Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Firebird on October 12, 2015, 11:24:58 PM
How do people feel about like/dislike buttons?
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 12, 2015, 11:43:33 PM
How do people feel about like/dislike buttons?

If it's à la Facebook where members can like (or maybe dislike) posts then I don't see the harm in it as long as it isn't anonymous.

I've been on a big forum where a props system was implemented and it just turned into a popularity contest where members with the most 'likes' were seen as the most credible, even if some were not. Some members would compete for brownie points and I'd assume some with views that opposed the majority wouldn't express themselves for fear of getting negative props or dislikes. :-X Groupthink was rampant.
Not saying that would happen on this forum, the circumstances may be different, I just don't like the props idea too much.  :-\     
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Asmodean Prime on October 13, 2015, 06:56:28 AM
Like/dislike buttons - The forum has a karma system that can be implemented and used. In stead of a specific post, it assigns "likes" and "dislikes" to the individual user. The like system would only be really useful if one could search for most liked posts, topics, members, etc, but that would be a highly intrusive mod. Unlikely to implement, but will look into it.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Tank on October 13, 2015, 08:15:53 AM
How do people feel about like/dislike buttons?

If it's à la Facebook where members can like (or maybe dislike) posts then I don't see the harm in it as long as it isn't anonymous.

I've been on a big forum where a props system was implemented and it just turned into a popularity contest where members with the most 'likes' were seen as the most credible, even if some were not. Some members would compete for brownie points and I'd assume some with views that opposed the majority wouldn't express themselves for fear of getting negative props or dislikes. :-X Groupthink was rampant.
Not saying that would happen on this forum, the circumstances may be different, I just don't like the props idea too much.  :-\   
This.

Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Papasito Bruno on October 13, 2015, 03:59:14 PM
Smiley pack - we will see what we can dig up. A perfectly harmless fix that.

Cool. ;D

If this does get implemented I think we should be sure to get a premium smiley pack which includes the following:
(http://i.imgur.com/LZoqcx2.png)
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 13, 2015, 10:26:35 PM
Smiley pack - we will see what we can dig up. A perfectly harmless fix that.

Cool. ;D

If this does get implemented I think we should be sure to get a premium smiley pack which includes the following:
(http://i.imgur.com/LZoqcx2.png)

(http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r481/2peasrefugees/Smilies/popcorn.gif)

Uh huh.(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkHLVIIeE-MkzEOaIgJnYsqD22pxwDzVlw_0zBkvGpicM1i6sdtw)

   
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Asmodean Prime on October 14, 2015, 08:14:34 AM
We do, of course, accept suggestions for smiley packs, but do keep in mind that in order to be unobtrusive, they cannot exceed a certain size. I'd say the default smilies on this board are about right in that regard. We may add a few larger smileys, like the popcorn one, but the middle finger smiley is many thousand square pixels too large.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Papasito Bruno on October 14, 2015, 10:36:14 PM
We do, of course, accept suggestions for smiley packs, but do keep in mind that in order to be unobtrusive, they cannot exceed a certain size. I'd say the default smilies on this board are about right in that regard. We may add a few larger smileys, like the popcorn one, but the middle finger smiley is many thousand square pixels too large.

I only used teh larger, many pixel sized middle finger smiley for emphasis. A normal pixel size one would be good, I would also think a smiley giving the finger with both hands would be quite the necessity here as well, along with one mooning (Pulling it's pants down and showing its arse).

Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Papasito Bruno on October 15, 2015, 01:20:50 PM
I think I have mentioned this here before, but what about adding code that would allow us to hide text or images? I think this would be a useful tool when you are quoting large or multiple posts (Or pasting large bodies of text), as well as for hiding images that might be NSF or for hiding gifs which are difficult for some smaller devices, phones, pads, etc...to download.

I think this would clean up the threads quite a bit as well...and you could make it more or less mandatory (Except maybe in certain threads) that all images or gifs be hidden texted, with a brief description of what is hidden underneath.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: xSilverPhinx on October 15, 2015, 01:48:50 PM
^I think that is a good idea. (http://www.wranglerforum.com/images/smilies/happyyes.gif)
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Recusant on October 15, 2015, 04:07:45 PM
Thirded. In fact, I've taken steps to implement it, but am waiting for an OK from Asmodean Prime. I'm just a regular admin, and certainly don't want to get on the bad side of our Grey Tech Admin. (http://i40.tinypic.com/117zbiw.jpg)
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Asmodean Prime on October 15, 2015, 04:54:22 PM
"Spoiler" bb-tag and functionality only affects parts of the engine. Relatively few lines of code, can be upgraded around and/or over. This will be implemented.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Tank on October 15, 2015, 06:55:53 PM
Adding text to the opening tag like this ="NSFW" appears as the spoiler title.

: "NSFW" • show
This is a spoiler.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 16, 2015, 05:59:15 AM
I think I dropped my psychedelic spoon somewhere, has anyone seen it?  :-\
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Recusant on October 16, 2015, 06:35:47 AM
I think I dropped my psychedelic spoon somewhere, has anyone seen it?  :-\

The internet archive is a wonderful thing.

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2iurjax.jpg)

I suggest you save a version on your computer, just in case.

(http://i61.tinypic.com/qoja1h.jpg) Eric V Arachnid probably could have helped you, if you asked him nicely.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 16, 2015, 07:17:12 AM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/funny/1/running-around-smiley-emoticon.gif)
I did save a version of it on my computer, just in case, but I lost it there as well. (This is before I learned about Google Drive, now I find everything, from anywhere.)  ;)

I thought about asking Eric V Arachnid, nicely, but I haven’t seen him around much lately, so I didn’t know if I should bother him with it.:(  As you can see, I don’t have a problem bothering
you--Recusant, Tank and/or The Asmo--with anything at any time. You guys are always here.
(https://www.survivalmonkey.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif)
Again, thank you.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Recusant on October 16, 2015, 07:32:35 AM
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2rorh45.jpg) You're welcome.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Crow on October 16, 2015, 01:50:23 PM
I'm surprised that Asmo is trying to propagate the forum with the old content which is a faff when we could have just done a do-over as the backup seems to be outdated.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Asmodean Prime on October 16, 2015, 02:08:07 PM
The age of the last backup is not the problem. In fact, the image of the DB from the day HAF went down "exists".
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 16, 2015, 06:39:23 PM
I'm surprised that Asmo is trying to propagate the forum with the old content which is a faff when we could have just done a do-over as the backup seems to be outdated.

Crow! You're back! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/hug/smiley-gets-a-big-hug.gif)
I've missed you, my grumpy, but not lumpy, friend.  :)
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Crow on October 16, 2015, 06:49:48 PM
Crow! You're back! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/hug/smiley-gets-a-big-hug.gif)
I've missed you, my grumpy, but not lumpy, friend.  :)

Alright Mags!

I come across as grumpy, darn it. I'm rarely grumpy to be honest even less so recently.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 16, 2015, 07:34:01 PM
Crow! You're back! (http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/hug/smiley-gets-a-big-hug.gif)
I've missed you, my grumpy, but not lumpy, friend.  :)

Alright Mags!

I come across as grumpy, darn it. I'm rarely grumpy to be honest even less so recently.

No, you don't come across as grumpy, I was just kidding.  ;)
Where were you all this time? Were you in Bruno's Deserted Fantasy Island with only the three items you were allowed to take? Why didn't you swim to the Facebook Lifeboat?  :(
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Crow on October 16, 2015, 07:42:31 PM
No, you don't come across as grumpy, I was just kidding.  ;)
Where were you all this time? Were you in Bruno's Deserted Fantasy Island with only the three items you were allowed to take? Why didn't you swim to the Facebook Lifeboat?  :(

I was watching from a distance like a creep. I was waiting for the forum to either get cleaned up a bit more or reboot (still think that is the best option as Asmo has life to deal with), neither happened so just thought I may as well sign in otherwise the forum won't become active again.

Don't do Facebook. Did it when it was in University mode and hated it back then.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 16, 2015, 08:41:00 PM
No, you don't come across as grumpy, I was just kidding.  ;)
Where were you all this time? Were you in Bruno's Deserted Fantasy Island with only the three items you were allowed to take? Why didn't you swim to the Facebook Lifeboat?  :(

I was watching from a distance like a creep. I was waiting for the forum to either get cleaned up a bit more or reboot (still think that is the best option as Asmo has life to deal with), neither happened so just thought I may as well sign in otherwise the forum won't become active again.

Don't do Facebook. Did it when it was in University mode and hated it back then.

I think we've all done the creep thing--it's fun.  :D
I tried Facebook, for survival reasons, only, or "medicinal" purposes because it helped me with the withdrawal symptoms I was going through when the forum was gone, but I don't think it's for me.  :(

Tom62 posted this on Facebook. I don't think I want to become this person:  ;D 
(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11011546_10154532392002588_2015620008495121829_n.jpg?oh=c98f1b943df5ae6775334040487df4f1&oe=5695C8C6)
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Crow on October 16, 2015, 11:00:39 PM
Tom62 posted this on Facebook. I don't think I want to become this person:  ;D 
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11011546_10154532392002588_2015620008495121829_n.jpg?oh=c98f1b943df5ae6775334040487df4f1&oe=5695C8C6

It is probably best because you might become a mime and this might happen:

: show
(http://ak-hdl.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/webdr03/2013/9/20/5/anigif_enhanced-buzz-14474-1379669404-12.gif)
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 17, 2015, 03:39:18 AM
^^^
Are you saying that I"m gonna start to show signs of inappropriate display of inappropriateness?
 ;D
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Crow on October 17, 2015, 02:09:43 PM
Nice one Asmo.

: show
[youtube width=300]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2daFOY9e4Q[/youtube]
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Tank on October 17, 2015, 04:44:30 PM
Nice one Asmo.

: show
[youtube width=300]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2daFOY9e4Q[/youtube]

Recusant did the footwork on the YouTube player. The player may change but the tags will be the same.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 17, 2015, 05:26:32 PM
^^
I like it.  :)

One more question, as you can see, I have many.  ;D
Have the user ranks been changed? Guardian of Reason, Blessing Her Holy Hooves, Made of Star Stuff, Touched by His Noodly Appendage! Apparently, I have an invisible Dragon in my Garage.
: show
The whole world doesn’t need to know Puff The Magic Dragon lives in my garage--Okay? That's just between us.  >:(
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Tank on October 17, 2015, 05:32:29 PM
^^
I like it.  :)

One more question, as you can see, I have many.  ;D
Have the user ranks been changed? Guardian of Reason, Blessing Her Holy Hooves, Made of Star Stuff, Touched by His Noodly Appendage! Apparently, I have an invisible Dragon in my Garage.
: show
The whole world doesn’t need to know Puff The Magic Dragon lives in my garage--Okay? That's just between us.  >:(

Recusant is a busy little Admin!
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Crow on October 17, 2015, 08:07:43 PM
Nice one Asmo.

[youtube width=300]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2daFOY9e4Q[/youtube]

Recusant did the footwork on the YouTube player. The player may change but the tags will be the same.

Ohhhh Nice one Recusant.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Magdalena on October 17, 2015, 10:44:59 PM
Recusant is on a roll!  8)
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Tank on October 17, 2015, 11:48:54 PM
He most definitely is.
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Dave on July 26, 2016, 08:41:11 PM
Following up on my "Miscellaneous" category idea.

Seems to have got stuck in "Ask HAF", not quite what I was thinking of . . .

I thought it would be good to have "Misc..." as a category under "General", sonething as a place for "Things that don't seem to fit anywhere else."
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Recusant on July 26, 2016, 11:22:09 PM
Following up on my "Miscellaneous" category idea.

Seems to have got stuck in "Ask HAF", not quite what I was thinking of . . .

I thought it would be good to have "Misc..." as a category under "General", sonething as a place for "Things that don't seem to fit anywhere else."

Was set up (http://www.happyatheistforum.com/forum/index.php#c4) several days ago; it's just below 'History.'  A clean slate at the moment. :sidesmile:
Title: Re: Things we might like to add on HAF.
Post by: Dave on July 27, 2016, 07:57:33 AM
Oh how very

OOPS!

 :redface:

Should've known you'd get to it Rec!