New forum features?

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Jeff
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New forum features?

Post by Jeff » Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:48 pm

Hey guys, so the forum is currently on its last legs. After the promo or sooner, I want to do some spring cleaning on it to get it up to snuff. If you had your choice of any feature what would you like to see added?

My personal wishlist is this:

- upgrade forums to 3.0.6
- make sure everything works [topic reply notification, etc.]
- put "rel=nofollow" on links in posts and profiles
- give people in who have preordered an awesome custom icon

Raneman
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Re: New forum features?

Post by Raneman » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:09 pm

How about making it look like the old design again? IMO this design looks like crap.

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Linfosoma » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:49 pm

I would like a "quick reply" field, like in the Steam forums.

Also, the "save" option is kind of confusing, I would onle leave "preview" and "submit".

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Ragdollmaster » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:03 pm

A "Discussion" forum for serious topics/debates and the like. Right now "Randomness" encompasses everything that isn't a Wolfire game, so it can get a bit bloated sometimes...

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Armored Wolf » Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:31 pm

Unfortunately signatures are against Wolfire policy, but if the policy were to change, I cast my vote for signatures.

And ranks.

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Re: New forum features?

Post by BlackHole » Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:27 pm

Maybe a SSPF for all forum veterans?

On a more serious note: we need more custom bbcode. Now I've already added some using my hack (the same one that does the sigs), but I'd like to see much more.

The most important one:
[ OT ] > Offtopic tag.
Something like <span style="font-size: 8pt; line-height: 1.3em;"><b>Offtopic:</b></span> <span style="font-size: 7pt; line-height: 1em;"><i>{content}</i></span>
Results in:
Offtopic: Hehe Wolfire rocks!

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Jeff » Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:15 pm

Raneman wrote:How about making it look like the old design again? IMO this design looks like crap.
The one from years ago?

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Raneman » Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:21 pm

Jeff wrote:
Raneman wrote:How about making it look like the old design again? IMO this design looks like crap.
The one from years ago?
Yes.

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Luporum » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:15 am

Whatever happens, I definitely want to keep the black-on-white aspect of the design. I was just reading a thread of long comments on the blog and I had to invert my screen to stop my eyes hurting.

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Luporum » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:05 am

Autosave. Lack of that just bit me.

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Re: New forum features?

Post by sneaky_squirrel » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:24 pm

Overgrowth styled skins?, this light blue makes me forget I'm talking about Overgrowth, maybe some temple pillars on the sides with vines and moss.

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Re: New forum features?

Post by Armored Wolf » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:29 pm

sneaky_squirrel wrote:Overgrowth styled skins?, this light blue makes me forget I'm talking about Overgrowth, maybe some temple pillars on the sides with vines and moss.
ROFL!

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Re: New forum features?

Post by m3nace » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:34 pm

more smilies! we want turner smilies

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Re: New forum features?

Post by sneaky_squirrel » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:12 pm

Armored_Wolf wrote:
sneaky_squirrel wrote:Overgrowth styled skins?, this light blue makes me forget I'm talking about Overgrowth, maybe some temple pillars on the sides with vines and moss.
ROFL!
:(

I thought it was a good idea.

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Re: New forum features?

Post by tokage » Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:00 pm

sneaky_squirrel wrote:
Armored_Wolf wrote:
sneaky_squirrel wrote:Overgrowth styled skins?, this light blue makes me forget I'm talking about Overgrowth, maybe some temple pillars on the sides with vines and moss.
ROFL!
:(

I thought it was a good idea.
I think he was laughing at you, because you post in bold. Still not very polite...

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