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Dom
BRONZE Member since Dec 2001

Dom

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Bristol, UK

Total posts: 3009
Posted:When the board migrated to this new version I asked people what functionality they would like. The response was great, although I couldn't do everything everybody asked for. Anyway, I'd like to ask that question again, so:

What functionality would you like integrated into this community?
Anything that you've seen on other boards you think might benefit HoP?
Anything that annoys you about the board at the moment?

All suggestions and ideas are greatly appreciated. Please post your suggestions here or PM me.

Thanks! smile


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[Nx?]
BRONZE Member since Nov 2001

[Nx?]

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Europe,Scotland,Both

Total posts: 3749
Posted:id like a patch, so that when someone writes loads of charters with no space, the standard feild size for the posts dosnt change, and the text wraps round instead. you kow what im talking about?

T wave


This is a post by tom, all spelling is deleberate
-><- Kallisti

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bender
GOLD Member since Nov 2001

still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Total posts: 6979
Posted:I'd like a cup holder - failing that i'd like a daily digest that spits out the day's new posts, or posts that popped up after the last visit.
cups are nice. peace


Laugh Often, Smile Much, Post lolcats Always

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Deimos
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

Deimos

Cinnamon Girl
Location: Hfx, NS, Canada

Total posts: 191
Posted:I'd like a general post button, so it doesn't seem like you're only replying to one person and not starting with a fresh idea....please.
^-^


P*L*U*R

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Kaji


Kaji

Quantum Theorist
Location: Vansterdam

Total posts: 564
Posted:I second the motions that [Nx?] and Deimos brought forth. Both those problems seriously annoy me sometimes......


In the 60's people took acid to make the world weird, now the world is weird and they take prozac to make it normal again.

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rex


rex

member
Location: Holiday, FL, USA

Total posts: 263
Posted:Quote:
I'd like a general post button, so it doesn't seem like you're only replying to one person and not starting with a fresh idea....please.
^-^





i just recently came back, and noticed the same thing.. i was a bit confused. confused


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musashii


musashii

starring Skippy the green llama
Location: Seattle, WA

Total posts: 1148
Posted:Howsa bout the full text of the thread title in the title attribute of the link to that thread?

First intention, then enlightenment..
Ars Pyronomica

" Life is programmed. Whether death is programmed or not is yet to be determined."

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falloutboy
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

falloutboy

remember
Location: Melbourne, Australia, Earth, M...

Total posts: 433
Posted:- A link to members' photo albums from their profile? (otherwise it becomes hard to tell who's who.. what with all the name changes that go on).
- Comments on photos could be nice.. everyone likes flattery smile
- Failing the previous two, maybe the option to post a scary mugshot photo in your profile, in addition to the avatar.

i like photos. : D


-As angels debate chance and fate-
i was riding through melbourne on a midget giraffe, things were peachy.

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BoomShankar
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

BoomShankar

member
Location: Leeds UK

Total posts: 95
Posted:Quote:
I'd like a general post button, so it doesn't seem like you're only replying to one person and not starting with a fresh idea....please.
^-^


this is annoying, cause you only get to read the post youre replying to when youre typing a reply, instead of the whole thread - makes it ahrd to quote people. However when you do a search these days it is sometimes good that posts are individualised cause you can find a specific post rather than having to look through a whole thread.


progger

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TheBovrilMonkey
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

TheBovrilMonkey

Liquid Cow
Location: High Wycombe, England

Total posts: 2629
Posted:
I can only think of one thing at the moment - that when you use the reply with quote button, having a bit of text that says 'originally posted by *' automatically inserted at the top of the quote.

It used to do that on the old boards and I think it would avoid a whole load of hassle by making it really obvious who a reply is aimed at.


But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

Carpal \'Tunnel


Total posts: 15414
Posted:Balloons.

we still need balloons.


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Kit


veteran
Location: middle of Troon

Total posts: 1269
Posted:<and badgers, you forgot the badgers....>

random murbles

BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:i like what nx said, and what bovril monkey said...

and badgers... yes, there should be some of them too.

eek


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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King Of Bongo


King Of Bongo

addict
Location: Berlin

Total posts: 522
Posted:the ability to choose to see more than just the latest 10 threads on the first page of each forum- for example in the social discussion forum there are usually more "current" threads than that and it would just be more user-friendly if one could see a larger list of whats going on instead of having to load another page.
cheers
Ben
PS Oh, and i agree with what people have said above...
PPS Otherwise this one is pretty sweet- well done mate! beerchug


Your life is ending one minute at a time...
So live it.

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oli
SILVER Member since Jul 2003

not with cactus
Location: bristol/ southern eastern devo...

Total posts: 2052
Posted:Quote:
the ability to choose to see more than just the latest 10 threads on the first page of each forum- for example in the social discussion forum there are usually more "current" threads than that and it would just be more user-friendly if one could see a larger list of whats going on instead of having to load another page.




i think you can allready do that, or at least i can see 25 threads on my first page...


Me train running low on soul coal
They push+pull tactics are driving me loco
They shouldn't do that no no no

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tenticle


tenticle

enthusiast
Location: ati: on: She: ffi: eld: UK:

Total posts: 275
Posted:Option to spellcheck posts before posting? maybe as an addition to the preview screen. Or, failing that, a message that says 'You appear to be writing in txt. Please go back and write in english.'

--Ben


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Pink...?
BRONZE Member since Apr 2002

Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There

Total posts: 6140
Posted:Oh thats a good one Ben.

I agree with most of the things said so far

ubbangel


Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:Quote:
I'd like a cup holder.
cups are nice. peace



double click 'my computer'.
right click the one that is most likely labelled drive 'd'.
click the word 'eject'.
voila.

i personally prefer mugs peace


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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GottaLoveIt


GottaLoveIt

Sponge
Location: Stevenage

Total posts: 883
Posted:Quote:
Quote:
the ability to choose to see more than just the latest 10 threads on the first page of each forum- for example in the social discussion forum there are usually more "current" threads than that and it would just be more user-friendly if one could see a larger list of whats going on instead of having to load another page.




i think you can allready do that, or at least i can see 25 threads on my first page...



Yep you can, if you go to My Home and then Display Preferences and change the number of posts per page.

I have nothing new to want, I'm pretty happy with it how it is but if I find something I'll post it up!


Monkeys monkeys and bananas

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Quote:
Quote:
the ability to choose to see more than just the latest 10 threads on the first page of each forum- for example in the social discussion forum there are usually more "current" threads than that and it would just be more user-friendly if one could see a larger list of whats going on instead of having to load another page.




i think you can allready do that, or at least i can see 25 threads on my first page...



Yeah I have 50 on mine which makes pounce's and the either/or threads rather difficult at times!!

I think the link to your pics in your profile would be cool. And to make it a little more obvious what's ahappenning whan you log in. Would it be possible to log in once for everything istead of logging in once for the community and then again to try and post some pics up?

Apart from that everytime the word Marmite or Vegemite gets posted it should be automatically censored!

Oh and I also like the quoted by thing when you qoute someone, I miss that from the last board

Keep up the good work Dom! beerchug


Let's relight this forum ubblove

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:I'd like a massage function (not message, massage...shiatsu if possible) and a hot tub.

Failing that, can we figure out how to thread the PM' s like on the old board?


-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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trixy
BRONZE Member since Aug 2003

trixy

member
Location: Milton Keynes and Kingston Upo...

Total posts: 100
Posted:date of birth, like on the old board dd/mm/yyyy.

luv trixy ubbangel


THAT'S ABOUT AS SENSIBLE AS STANDING ON A HILL, IN A THUNDER STORM, HOLDING A GOLF CLUB AND SHOUTING AT THE TOP OF YOUR VOICE /ALL GOD'S ARE *BASTADS* -THE GREAT TERRY PRATCHETT.

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sunbeam
SILVER Member since Nov 2001

sunbeam

old hand
Location: Madrid

Total posts: 1032
Posted:there isn't somewhere you can login on the home page is there? That would be nice. And I agree with CustomBug about logging in twice to access photo galleries.. but not about marmite. Mmmm in fact I think I'm going to have some marmite on toast now, thanks for the idea beerchug

"I don't take drugs. I am drugs" - Salvador Dali

sunny

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Obviously there have been questions that have been asked and answered a million times. Perhaps having a FAQ in each subtopic (Like a "Poi Moves FAQ") which has a link to a few threads.

I KNOW that there is a pretty comprehensive FAQ and there are articles as well. I think a thread would help.

Also, I think that we should ask a few particular folks to write some 'definitive' threads. We desperately need a "How to build sparkly poi from scratch using common materials" thread as well as a "Everything you need to know about coloured flames just by reading this post and not having to refer to the other posts" thread.

I would volunteer to write them myself but I've never actually built any of them. biggrin


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:what about music NYC??

you forgot music!

wink tongue


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Heh... well music is opinion. I was thinkin' that. I think some definitive tech threads are in order.

Oh... and there should be a thread that's in Poi Moves that acts as a transition for the intermediate spinners. I think poi moves could use as much translation as possible without having the Jedi waste there time every time in every thread.


Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]

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Bird
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Bird

now available in "advanced"
Location: Cornwall

Total posts: 6086
Posted:A translation service for all the really techy threads about hyperloops/airwraps/isolations, so they are presented in English!

biggrin


My state of mind is not yours to define!

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

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onewheeldave
GOLD Member since Aug 2002

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: sheffield

Total posts: 3252
Posted:An improved video gallery; the present one is a bit dated and there's no new additions.

A better way of submitting videos would help, it's impractical to use the present submission method of attaching the vid to an e-mail, especially with a 5-10 Mb movie.

I know there's issues with bandwidth once you get a thriving video gallery going, but, if the limitations could be overcome I think there would be some outstanding contributions.


"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."

--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
AFC 32


Educate your self in the Hazards of Fire Breathing STAY SAFE!

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Dentrassi
GOLD Member since Apr 2003

Dentrassi

ZORT!
Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 3044
Posted:Quote:
I'd like a massage function (not message, massage...shiatsu if possible) and a hot tub.

Failing that, can we figure out how to thread the PM' s like on the old board?



i agree! can we also red wine refill function linked to my wine glass?

[i hope dom isnt getting pissed off by all the smart arse suggestions ubbangel ubblol]


"Here kitty kitty...." - Schroedinger.

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...

Total posts: 9831
Posted:oh boy, lemme think. ok most of what everyone has said i agree with and a few of my own.....

*link to people's photo galleries (but i know why you can't do that at the moment cause you already explained it to me)

*i keep getting the board showing there are new posts in threads i've already checked. i have to log out and log back in to clear it. it's quite annoying. could you fix that? ubbangel

*to stop getting that annoying "error on line 455" or whatever when i'm trying to get into the larger threads (such as my intro, either/or, or what do you know). i've changed the display number preferences a million times, it still happens.

*overall reply button is good. i miss being able to see that last page of posts when i'm replying, instead of just the person you are replying to

*can we insert images that are on our own computers into posts, instead of having to find a link from a webpage? we can do that on our avatars, but not on individual posts.

*can we make font size bigger for those special "i'm really excited and i want to show it by larger font" occasions? biggrin

*MORE GRAEMLINS!!!! (ask me, narr, bug, lightning, and many others for really cool sites for icons ubblol )

*birthday listings again on our profile page

*oooh, can we have a box (optional to fill in of course) for people to check whether they are male or female listed on our profile pages? i feel so bad when i refer to someone as a she when he's a he, and vice versa ubblol


umm, i think that's all for now. i'll be back later if i think of any more biggrin


I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

Dunc

playing the days away
Location: The Middle lands

Total posts: 7263
Posted:Quote:


*to stop getting that annoying "error on line 455" or whatever when i'm trying to get into the larger threads (such as my intro, either/or, or what do you know). i've changed the display number preferences a million times, it still happens.



*can we insert images that are on our own computers into posts, instead of having to find a link from a webpage? we can do that on our avatars, but not on individual posts.



*can we make font size bigger for those special "i'm really excited and i want to show it by larger font" occasions? biggrin



*MORE GRAEMLINS!!!! (ask me, narr, bug, lightning, and many others for really cool sites for icons ubblol )






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And can we have a greamlin with a Staff please.....purdy please....go on...you know you want to
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Let's relight this forum ubblove

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