Forum Suggestions Megathread - what do you want?

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  1. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    That's one of those topics (like the "list all the bands that play sevens!", for example) that people keep making threads about regardless of whether there's a sticky or not:lol: Anyway, if you need to keep bumping it yourself then that might be an indication that it isn't getting as much traffic as it probably should. When a couple of the current stickies come down I might throw it up there anyway:yesway:
     
  2. MFB

    MFB ExBendable

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    Ah, ok, good to at least see the reasoning behind it and the possibility of it happening

    :bowdown: to that which is DDDorian
     
  3. Emperoff

    Emperoff Hasta la vista, Baby Contributor

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    Me wants Chris back :(
     
  4. Dusty201087

    Dusty201087 Kenyon class of 2014

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    Hey, all I ask is that my suggestions be heard :yesway: that doesn't happen at many other boards.

    And instead of the strike system could the site be programmed that when one hits "new topic" they get taken to a page where they enter the title of the topic and it runs it through the search? That way people will remember to search and if they can't find anything about their question THEN they can post the topic? I don't know if that's possible, I'm just throwing ideas out. Glad you guys are reading and taking some initiative on this :hbang:

    ... :yesway:
     
  5. Stitch

    Stitch Banned

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    That's a good idea but the problem is the amount of threads on sevenstring.org is staggering - seven string guitars alone is in the tens if not hundreds of thousands, and to search all the forums would just take too long and overload the server with huge requests for information.

    Chris certainly took down the 'other users viewing this thread' and 'similar threads to this' for a while because it was bogging the server down.
     
  6. D-EJ915

    D-EJ915 Forum MVP

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    I was just thinking that somebody mentioned an auto-lock thing for the forums to prevent old bumps. While that would not be too useful for factual threads for the off-topic forum that would be a pretty good idea I think. We could have threads a month or two old be automatically locked and fall into obscurity or deleted TBH since they contribute nothing aside from laughs, etc.
     
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    Dusty201087 Kenyon class of 2014

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    Ah, very true. Like I said I'm just throwing ideas out there - I halfway expect them to be shot down :lol:.

    In that case, I think that the thread locking idea (in maybe 6 months?) would be beneficial. I know there are certain threads were someone will start building a guitar then not post pictures until it's finished, so I do think that for things like this all the threads should be just locked, not just thrown into a total abyss. Maybe after a year or two, then we could kill them off. But at least then if people utilized the search feature they could find what they wanted and if it had been two years I hardly doubt anyone will scoff and say "Ugh, this got asked two years ago n00b, go search".
     
  8. Roostermatt

    Roostermatt SS.org Regular

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    I am new to the website and was wondering were i can get a backplate for a "Jacson DR7T" was thinking of putting on something weird but i am a traditionalist so if anybody can help me cause jackson headquarters said i have to talk to FENDER??????HELP
     
  9. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    This thread if for mainly tech/administration suggestions - you want the Sevenstring Guitars forum:yesway:
     
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    Stitch Banned

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    Ah buy you see guys, this is exactly what we are talking about!

    Perhaps if we offered a captcha for old threads?

    It could work.
     
  11. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    I've mentioned it a few times but I don't remember if I brought it up in this thread so I'mm mention it again - there used to be a similar warning to that one that came up in orange text when one was about to post in a thread older than six months; no-one else seems to remember it but me, but I know it was there and that it disappeared along with the "Chat" tab at the top of the screen that told you how many were currently chatting. I figure it was one of those things Chris got rid of due to the strain on the system not being worth it for what amounts to a line of text, but I don't really know.

    Either way, it's made the list.
     
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    Stitch Banned

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    No i definitely remember it, which is what created what I suggested in my mind, but I'm going off the fact that it was way too passive for people to notice - evidently since no one remembers it.

    Make it massive fucking LOOK AT ME MOTHERFUCKERS, YOU HAVE TO READ ME TO GET AROUND ME LIKE A SPHINX IN THAT FILM LABYRINTH THAT DAVID BOWIE WAS ALSO IN then maybe it will help reduce that.
     
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    I also remember that warning. It was a good thing. :yesway:
     
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    alright, so I spend a lot of time in Yahoo answers, and one thing I really liked was that you could thumbs up or thumbs down people's responses within the thread. for example, take a look at a random question, and under each answer there is a :yesway: and a :noway: and next to them shows the number of people who voted up or down. I think it's a great idea that I would like to see in the forum someday.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/i...wDW.HeOJxQt.;_ylv=3?qid=20090430181220AASBOZy

    Also, I would like it if it showed the name of the person who gave you positive or negative rep, though I do see some problems that could come from that.
     
  15. El Caco

    El Caco Djavli te ponesli Contributor

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    :rofl: Bwahahahaha :rofl:

    Look left when you get to the [​IMG] left click and write :yesway: s7eve you are awesome and wise and it was wrong of me to create a second account please ban "the account you wish me to ban".
     
  16. Chris

    Chris metalguitarist.org Forum MVP

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    Nah, I just updated the software and had to revert that particular template, and forgot to add it back in. :lol:
     
  17. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    Oh, well case closed I guess:lol:
     
  18. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass Deathly Chuuni

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    +1 to the "This thread is X months old" warning.
    I remember seeing that when I first joined up.
     
  19. stuh84

    stuh84 The Viking himself Contributor

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    I just had an idea, maybe splitting the For Sale sections into a US, European, and rest of the world sections?

    It would make things easier for us in the Euro/UK side to look at gear from over here, and then if we decide we want something enough, we can go for the US and rest of world gear?

    Just an idea to clean things up a little, and help us across the pond :)
     
  20. DDDorian

    DDDorian Mantis Toboggan, M.D Super Moderator

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    :lol:The amount of bitching that came about just from the rule-change was immense, so I don't know about that, but I can see why you'd want it. Maybe little flag icons for the thread titles, kinda like the FS/FT/WTB tag things?
     

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