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DaFace
04-12-2008, 03:24 PM
Many of you know that I've been one of the biggest proponents of getting other people involved in making improvements to ChiefsPlanet. The server and software upgrade has been a HUGE improvement, but I'm sure there are many more things that can be done. Now that I've actually got a little bit of power, I'd like to see what types of things people are still looking for in terms of improvements to the Planet.

Important caveats:

This thread is just to get ideas about the types of things people want. However, there's no guarantee that ANY of this will actually get done because...
We can't just go adding in everything under the sun to the software. Everything we add puts more of a load on the server, and the whole reason for upgrading was to get away from that.
Anything too "customized" becomes a real pain when trying to upgrade the software. We survived on an ancient version of vBulletin for years - let's not do that again.
I'm pretty new to this admin stuff, so who knows if I (or any of the other admins) will be able to figure any of this stuff out without risking breaking something.

Also, if you've got a specific type of technical expertise, feel free to post that in the thread as well. Again, no guarantees that it'll mean anything, but it'll at least help if we're looking for an expert with one thing or another down the line.

CosmicPal
04-12-2008, 03:29 PM
Make a virtual ChiefsPlanet, kinda like Second Life. :D

That way, we can play football while we're chatting. Yay!

Okay, I know, that would like wreak havoc on the server. :(

DaFace
04-12-2008, 03:30 PM
At the risk of being redundant with the "Server Issues" thread, here are a few things I've been tossing around.


Fix the search feature. We basically know what has to be done for that, but we're not sure how to do it without breaking the Planet. Plus, it could require up to a couple days of downtime.
Add in a chat room for game days. I hate game threads...they're too slow. So I want a chat room, dammit!
Even though I like chat rooms, I have (what I think) is a pretty good idea for game threads. Essentially, I'd like to put a link below the last post (to the right of "post reply") that will refresh the thread, then jump to the first unread post. Essentially, it's the same as the link from the forum, but in a convenient location so you can quickly refresh the game thread and get to the new posts.
Fix the tables/colors in the user profile page. They seem to be all screwy right now, and I'm not sure why.

JBucc
04-12-2008, 03:30 PM
Make me a genie!

DaFace
04-12-2008, 03:31 PM
Make me a genie!

Hey, I already gave you a spoiler tag. What else do you want?

JBucc
04-12-2008, 03:35 PM
Sweet!

CosmicPal
04-12-2008, 03:38 PM
This thread would be better with yummy Asians

DaFace
04-12-2008, 04:02 PM
Oh, and fix the "mobile user" style. It got broken when Kyle upgraded us from 3.6.8 to 3.7 beta 5.

Rain Man
04-12-2008, 04:24 PM
Make blackjack stop stealing my hard-earned money.

JBucc
04-12-2008, 04:51 PM
awe shit

DaFace
04-12-2008, 05:14 PM
awe shit

For the record, that wasn't my doing. I haven't figured out what my first mod abuse will be, but I'm saving it up for something good.

Skip Towne
04-12-2008, 05:17 PM
For the record, that wasn't my doing. I haven't figured out what my first mod abuse will be, but I'm saving it up for something good.

When did you become a mod?

DenverChief
04-12-2008, 05:17 PM
Hey, I already gave you a spoiler tag. What else do you want?

wtf?...post 24,000 LMAO

morphius
04-12-2008, 05:23 PM
When did you become a mod?
I made him one two days ago, I'm sure it is the biggest mistake ever on the BB.

kstater
04-12-2008, 05:27 PM
test?

Skip Towne
04-12-2008, 05:31 PM
I made him one two days ago, I'm sure it is the biggest mistake ever on the BB.

Nah, he'll be a good one.

morphius
04-12-2008, 05:35 PM
Nah, he'll be a good one.
lol! I may have to question my thinking now :D

Or is it that when we both agree on something then it must be right?

He was always posting help threads, making good backup BB's when this one went to crap, and is level headed. Really, he earned it, IMO.

go bowe
04-12-2008, 05:47 PM
what about the features that simplex put in cppiggy regarding the ignore features?

not seeing quotes of ignored users...


not seeing any rep or pm sent by ignored users...


that would work for me... :D :D :D

DaFace
04-12-2008, 05:49 PM
what about the features that simplex put in cppiggy regarding the ignore features?

not seeing quotes of ignored users...


not seeing any rep or pm sent by ignored users...


that would work for me... :D :D :D

That's going to be tough from the server side. However, a lot of them are taken care of by the firefox extension I mentioned here:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=182835

However, I'll keep looking into it.

kstater
04-12-2008, 05:50 PM
what about the features that simplex put in cppiggy regarding the ignore features?

not seeing quotes of ignored users...


not seeing any rep or pm sent by ignored users...


that would work for me... :D :D :D

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=182835

Donger
04-12-2008, 06:42 PM
I'd like more monkey threads. The lack of such threads has always made this place somehow "less" for me.

I don't know if you can swing that, however.

Logical
04-12-2008, 08:35 PM
Could you make me a little more arrogant, Frazod and Brock think I am not arrogant enough.

Logical
04-12-2008, 08:54 PM
Could you make me a little more arrogant, Frazod and Brock think I am not arrogant enough.
Oh and more cow bell, there is never enough cow bell.

blueballs
04-12-2008, 08:55 PM
Rival fans don't even think enough of the Chiefs
to come around to laugh at us
fix that

Guru
04-13-2008, 01:18 AM
I made him one two days ago, I'm sure it is the biggest mistake ever on the BB.

Nah. That was you. o:-)

DaFace
04-13-2008, 08:59 AM
I've got my "refresh" link added to the right of the "post reply" button. It's not going to seem all that useful for most threads, but when there's a fast-moving thread, that button should refresh the page and take you directly to the first new post all in one click. Hopefully it'll work right. :D

Count Zarth
04-13-2008, 09:01 AM
I've always liked the thread tags (books, games, movies) on this forum:

http://www.forumopolis.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2

They have it set up so you can ignore certain tags. In fact, if we used tags, we could move DC back to the Lounge. If people didn't like DC, they could just block threads with the "politics" tag.

Of course that would require people actually using tags.

Oh, and we could have a poop tag!

DaFace
04-13-2008, 09:04 AM
I've always liked the thread tags (books, games, movies) on this forum:

http://www.forumopolis.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2

They have it set up so you can ignore certain tags. In fact, if we used tags, we could move DC back to the Lounge. If people didn't like DC, they could just block threads with the "politics" tag.

Of course that would require people actually using tags.

Oh, and we could have a poop tag!

Oooohhhh....I like that idea. Definitely one to look into.

Sully
04-13-2008, 09:11 AM
Can you make it less cold outside?

DaFace
04-13-2008, 09:13 AM
For my own purposes:

showgroups.php give a white page