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...on a post's subject line it does fuck all of use to anyone.
but it does mean you can create a link to an individual post within a thread - not that i expect anyone ever wants or needs to do that. and clicking it probably causes threadsmashes.
Don't get rid of this.
Rather than being the whole title, maybe a '#' link next to the date
would that mean that links in subject lines would actually work?
Pretty useful if you want to link to something in a huge thread.
i've always taken it from the Reply button
I have my MP3s in four different places so altering that shit is boring.
I'd be caring and considerate but also wouldn't shy away from ruling with an iron fist when required. Like a robotic Florence Nightingale.
You've just reminded me I had a DiS dream last night. My first DiS dream ever. I became a mod and started banning people from a big field and wishpig was there.
There's no going back from this is there. It's all over.
that's cat_food for thought
whereby I can save favourite reviews/features/forum threads to my profile
the number of times I've seen something and thought 'ooo that looks interesting I must make a point of reading that' (i'm looking at you armchair dancefloor feature) but then forget all about it/can't find it again
i'm being pretty sarcastic, i just don't see the point in DiS spending time duplicating a function that every browser has had since the late 1990s.
my bookmarks are a complete mess and adding numerous DiS links would fuck it up more.
i guess this is more about my inability to organise on the internet than shortcomings of DiS
However, in the 2006/2007 vintage DiS actually had a link bit for Digg, Del.Icio.Us, etc. so you could easily add it to these.
TheoGB, I have been helped
I try to use mine for keeping track of useful stuff that I would otherwise forget about:
yeah, i didn't think anyone used it and it was cluttering up the twitter and facebook bits, which some people use, which have some benefit to our search engine ranking and all that gubbins.
be curious which widgety bits people use. i really like instapaper for saving article text to 'read later' on my phone (also great for anyone with a kindle). http://www.instapaper.com/
i think if we create a dashboard for signed-in users, an ability to bookmark features and threads, will be quite easy to implement. i also want to do a thing that allows you to create a wishlist of records you want to listen to/buy at some point.
I'm going check these out, they sound neat.
planning to allow you to follow threads like you can on Quora.
and to subscribe to writers you like, and track artists like you can do on Songkick...maybe even bring in a thing that recommends content and threads based on your last.fm. But these latter two things might not come along too quick.
So say if I read a review of a band on that same page their are links to their other albums reviews, their gig listings, news articles and threads that they are tagged in (obviously the system for tagging threads would have to be improved). There could also be recommendations of other artists if you like this artist.
This wouldn't just be for review pages it would be any type of content (gigs, in depth, news, community) that was linked to the artists. So I read a forum thread that has "Band A" tagged to it then there will be links to their album reviews, etc on that page.
I know you have artist profile links and news links at the bottom of news articles and reviews, but what I'm thinking of is more comprehensive and that has greater prominence on the page - have it near the top of the right column. At the moment all the content on the right column is exactly same whatever page I'm on, that doesn't motivate me to navigate deeper into the site.
The DiS community is it's USP so it's important to improve linking content from the main site to the forum and vice versa.
Also make greater use of the DiS' accent colour - the brilliant pink, to pick out important elements on the site. Pitchfork should of done more of this with their resent redesign (their accent colour is that muddy red) - but they seem to prefer to use large images to make their impact.
I hope this makes sense.
i'm trying to figure out how to better tag forum stuff. at the moment tagging only really gets used for a laugh by a couple of people who think bumsnogger is the funniest thing ever.
we did have recommendations based on ratings but removed them a few years after last.fm existed and did it about a billion times better than our 2001 way of doing recommendations. this also massively slowed down the site. we are looking at ways of doing this.
in terms of where to put it, i'm probably gonna scrap the sidebar, as they make the site too busy, and offering options once you've finished reading - else you're basically putting options beside something you're trying to read, before you've even finished it, which causes a lot of attention dissonance.
we may get rid of the pink on the next iteration of the site and currently have something that's a little bit more about bringing back the classic dis blue. curious how you would suggest doing this or if you've seen it done well elsewhere?
don't use too much of it. Keep the forums black and white and definitely don't allow embedding.
also asked if we can create a button that makes a version of the boards look like an excel document - although perhaps this is something i could charge for? :)
I am never visiting this site again.
is that its a bit like the British state, its been running uninterupted and without any wholesale change for so long, loads of odd quirks have crept in. The British state has its laws about shooting Scotsmen with arrows, DiS has Howlin' Willie Cunt.
if the website (and I'm assuming it is) going to have a basic clean look. Blue just gets lost with blacks and greys, it's great as a first/second colour for text - BBC news uses blue for text that are links. You can use a lot of it and it doesn't distract too much, however it's hard to use it as a highlighter.
You want to use a bold 'Mezzanine colour' (a colour that works well against white and black) like a vibrant pink, red, orange or green. www.Feedly.com is a good example of using a vibrant accent colour (in this case lime green) and two other colours for the text (blue and green) it's really clean and simple.
is that the whites have become black.
i kinda feel a bit 'fuck grey' at the moment.
and fuck apple, for inspiring nearly every website look the same.
what about bringing in your blogs from elsewhere?
Seriously. Kill the cache too because it seems like this is probably why search is about 15 months out of date. Why does this site have a cache? It just fucks it up. Kill it and buy 16GB of RAM for the server and an Itanium chip or something.
But yeah, I really REALLY miss when you could just see a list of links in everyone's profile to the last few posts they'd made. Also very useful when you come back on the site and you think, "Hey, did anyone reply to that point I made in some thread I can't recall?" allowing you to find it again.
I don't really get why it's not possible to just click on a user and see all their posts going back into the mists of time.
the search and cache borked when ruby upgraded.
and the search was powering the 'your posts' and all that shit - which apparently was better to do than making it do a request of the database everytime someone loaded that page (which lotsa people were doing around 10am, slowing the site right down...)
if you think the cache on here is bad, to get stuff to show up on the frontpage we've had to create a 'clear cache' hack button, else things that have been uploaded don't appear.
it actually works as an extra layer of drone over the top
except to fix shit.
Not too bothered about the rest. It's fine whenever I use it.
more whizzing graphics.
not fussed if it keeps breaking
Just learn not to fuck it up, thanks.
I don't think it's new at all but Sean can confirm.
No Authority does not automatically mean chaos and disorder. Truth be told, chaos and disorder can be very stimulating and liberating. If this were my forum, I would lovingly welcome unpopular and evil opinions so they could be dismantled piece by piece. That the beauty of this forum
I used to really feel like I could be open and honest here without being judged and or CENSORED. The censorship here is very uneven, and very biased.
People and content go missing around here and it's really, really, really WRONG. When I first started posting here; I was really attracted to the freeness of this forum- it seemed we were really free and it was exciting- now it's just lame and boring and not worth my time
I think it is much more honorable for the community to deal with "inappropriate posting" by bringing attention to it and declare i
No one gets banned for vague offenses like: "they need a break from the internet" and no content is deleted because it is "embarrassing". Who the hell has the right to make that decision? How about the community? We are most of us adults and don't need moderators to make these decisions for us- jeez Sean, this is what separates DiS from a bazillion other websites or at least it did at one time.
I quit posting on this board because of the moderators. Content would inexplicably go missing on a daily basis and it began to feel totally fascist and creepy here- really...creepy. I just don't have the desire to expose myself to an "OPINION" that can turn me off like a switch, silence me, slit my throat and drag me into the shadows. This is a forum and if one opinion is jackbooted, no matter how offensive that opinion is than it is no longer a forum- it's purely fascist.
They look untidy.
and they follow you when you scroll down so you can never escape them?
but only for the first few minutes after they've been posted, maybe.
and every person who downloads should be sent a packet of crisps
i would bring back the little drowning man.
he's been drowning for 11years, time the poor fucker stopped gasping and fucks if, i reckon
it doesn't matter what features you have on a website, if the site barely works.
so make sure everything works before you go crazy. rule #1.
This is A C-Bomb Free zone. C-bombs of Any nature, especilally the Word C**unt Is noT permited Hre please Keep those bombs To yourself and away from The Boaerds
can't read your post as I'm using IE6 and have had courier this post to a call centre in india to type up and post it for me.
and we'll have a different way you can view things if you're a regular that's logged in.
people are now much more used to scrolling down pages and browsing and shit. apparently.
Where users vote for people's special powers and shit, and at the end of the year I can print out a set of the most popular DiSsers play Top Trumps on the train home to see my parents for christmas.
Mainly because me posts end up with numerous typos and it a pains have to
I realise this is nobody elses fault, but I'm selfish.
and i don't really wanna add the faff of previews or all that bullcrap which will be more annoying than useful...
might be an idea to give yourself a minute to breathe, come back, check it, then hit post reply (yeah, because this is what I ALWAYS DO) (ok, this is what I did this time and there are probably still mistakes)
If people don't want to come across like the kind of mongs who make simple mistakes with the English language, they just shouldn't be the kind of mongs who make simple mistakes with the English language.
if they were a moron on the internet, they shouldn't be able to cover it up.
the kind of people that actually bother to delete their forum posts are generally dreadfully boring people. nobody cares.