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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Oh, and ban Prince Damain’s food pics.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   Morino   (Member)

- The bringing back of ancients topics to the top of the list. Don't have a solution for it but it happens regularly that I'm over the moon with joy to find out it's a topic from 10 years ago with a new reply. To a sold out CD. smile

- Option to delete your own posts.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

To reduce spam (like the ”spells” stuff), there should be a feature that restricts new users from creating threads until they have made a certain number of posts on the forum.


(2) Restrict new members from creating threads until they've posted "X" amount of times in existing threads. This helps minimize spam.



I don't necessarily agree here, especially considering the topic of this board. Perhaps instead something like accounts under two weeks old need to be moderator approved; thus actual legit posts from people who want info can go through but the spam won't actually be seen.


And I think this post demonstrates my actual main suggestion perfectly -- have quoting automatically note WHO we're quoting. And perhaps have it visually different from simple italics.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

And I think this post demonstrates my actual main suggestion perfectly -- have quoting automatically note WHO we're quoting. And perhaps have it visually different from simple italics.


I concur with this. I think the Home Theater Forum handles this well. One thing it does is to display only the first 5-6 lines of lengthy quoted posts (with the ability to expand it if desired). It's annoying when someone quotes an entire lengthy post just to add a one-line comment.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 12:50 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

- The bringing back of ancients topics to the top of the list. Don't have a solution for it but it happens regularly that I'm over the moon with joy to find out it's a topic from 10 years ago with a new reply. To a sold out CD. smile


I don't have a problem with bringing back old topics. It tends to help consolidate similar topics. There's no reason to have to create a new topic just to add a thought on something that has gone before or to provide an update to an old discussion.

For example, we've had an intermittent discussion going on the Non-Film Score side regarding Alec Baldwin's accidental on-set shooting. That thread has waxed and waned a number of times over a two-and-a-half-year period as the investigations and court cases have proceeded. It would serve no useful purpose to have to break that into multiple threads because of some arbitrary cutoff date for bringing up old threads.

A simple fix would be to show a thread's creation date next to the original author's name on the thread list. People can then avoid whichever threads they believe are too old to care about, regardless of any new added posts.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Can we bring the text editor up to date so that instead of control characters for italics, bold text, and underlining, etc. it's more of a WYSIWYG approach?

Also, is there some way to have the text editor support tabs or columns in order to line things up under headings? Right now, for example, there is no way to display a list of CD titles, dates, and catalog numbers so that they line up under each other.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

My worry about a revamp would be the potential loss of previous posts and threads. There are many I like to revisit for information/enjoyment.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

I would like a "like" button, like on Facebook.

Yes. And a better search engine, of course.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Captain Cold   (Member)

Improved on the search function to bring up better results when looking for previous topics.

Ability to post pictures more easily rather than having to use sites like postimages.org

Crackdowns on the spam accounts when they invade.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The like (and potential dislike) buttons tend to get abused at boards, to downplay posts and opinions certain users don't like, as a form of unspoken attack. Considering we can't keep certain members here right now from calling tehri fellow members racists, women haters, and more, I just don't see how we can have nice things like a Like button.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

I would like a "like" button, like on Facebook.


Agreed!

And an easier way to post pictures, perhaps with a dedicated picture-service.

I would also like a more visual pleasing way to show interactions. And perhaps a visual more attractive or persuasive way to post them. More interaction should be encouraged.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

Automatically delete profanity! I never see any other forum which routinely tolerates the use of bad language.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:11 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Search function improvements:

Other than just keeping it active more often, two improvements in its operation would be to:

- Bring back the ability to search just TOPICS rather than only posts. Currently, the search function just searches posts, even when the TOPICS button is selected

- Have the ability to find the search term within the thread, once the thread is identified by the search engine. Now, for very long threads, the only way to find the posts that contain the search term is to manually go to each page individually and search for the term on that page. We have a few threads with hundreds of pages.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:18 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)


THE A.I. SCRIPT GENERATOR OPTION
Using the content in the board to create a film or sitcom about us soundtrack collectors.

Seek and ye shall find, they’re out there and have been for years. A.I. bah, humbug. wink
But in order to seek, an improved search engine would do wonders. Otherwise, this board veteran is happy with the status quo. And will stay happy for as long as what’s already written remains available. Pride thing. It is my only weakness.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Rollin Hand   (Member)



So I need to know...what is it people want?

Improvements that are specific and limited are preferred. Big changes or add-ons are unlikely at this time.

Please summarize here.

Thanks!

Lukas



One Option:

Text features buttons (Bold, Italic, Text Color, Font Size, Insert Link, Insert Media, Attach Files)

As a reference, see Home Theater Forum:

https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   NSBulk   (Member)

I would like a "like" button, like on Facebook.

Like.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Another forum I used to post at regularly, years ago started a paid member service and would offer certain posting functions to paid members, like colored text. Maybe FSM paid subscribers can get special posting functions, to entice paid membership. Just a thought.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   dlh   (Member)

I like the Y2K internet vibe. Please don't change that. smile

As other have said, please improve the search and method of accessing older posts, so we don't have to rely on external search engines.

Make the number of posts per page more configurable. Currently when you are logged in it is impossible to chose 20 posts-per-page, which is the number you see when logged out.

I don't need a WYSIWYG editor, but it would be nice to have an accurate preview feature before posting. If you have a WYSIWYG editor, please allow us to toggle back & forth between that and code.

And this is my most-desired easy request: add HTML anchors on each individual post so that a hyperlink to somewhere within a thread can land exactly where you need it to.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:39 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

The hyper link would mean having to have the thread pre-load images first, 'cause often in forums I have found images are not pre loaded first, so the hyper link jumps to the post in question ,and if the thread is image and/or video heavy, the images and/or videos then load, pushing the user away from the post they clicked on a jump to hyperlink to get to, defeating the entire purpose.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2024 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   dlh   (Member)

Justin Boggan:
The hyper link would mean having to have the thread pre-load images first, 'cause often in forums I have found images are not pre loaded first, so the hyper link jumps to the post in question ,and if the thread is image and/or video heavy, the images and/or videos then load, pushing the user away from the post they clicked on a jump to hyperlink to get to, defeating the entire purpose.

Agreed, there are good and less-good ways to implement an exact-post-hyperlink. I'll defer to web developers. Maybe a special 1-post-per-page view would work. (Part of the delayed-load jumping-anchor problem is the fault of browsers.)

 
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