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New Ideas for StarTrek.com

CO_Fowler

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Report this Jul. 18 2010, 11:55 am

Quote: Angel_of_Shadows @ Jul. 18 2010, 11:23 am

An idea here, bring some of the features from the Original MBs over to these 'new' MBs. The only things I DIDN'T like from the Original MBs were the '?' problem and the wonky censor. I mean when someone talks about the movie 'Hancock' it would show up as 'Han####' I'm trying three lines between paragraphs, we'll see if that helps or not All in all, like SB said, how about fixing what you've got here FIRST and then move onto improvements/additions later Peace!The site is coded to accept HTML, so using the enter key doesn't work at all.

This should help with formatting your posts. It's a list of HTML codes.

Using HTML is annoying, but it seems to be the only way to format a post they way you want to here now.


Thanks AOS, but I've never had much luck using HTML. I'll try it, but ............ I might not be a pretty sight ::winks:: LOL

Bigp00pz

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Report this Jul. 18 2010, 9:04 pm

The broads to have more options, like posting You Tube videos and pics. There should be an area for Fan films/series.

CO_Fowler

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Report this Jul. 19 2010, 8:32 am

Let's just get the basics fixed and then go from there. ::sigh:: Although I do like that the censor isn't, or at least doesn't, seem to be as touchy here.

Hitchcock, pussy cat and my mind just now went blank in trying to remember some of the normal words that used to get censored and changed at the Original site........ ARGH!!!! LOL

Renaikan

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Report this Jul. 19 2010, 12:55 pm

Admin, here is an idea. Trash this board and restore the original boards that have been gutted. Start over with better software, something like this http://www.forum-software.org/phpbb3/review Then completely test the new board, over and over again making sure it is BUG FREE. Once the new board is working, make and ANNOUNCEMENT IN ADVANCE on the old boards, letting members know. Thank you!


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tomalak301

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Report this Jul. 19 2010, 3:16 pm

Now that I've been on a few days, here are some thoughts as to new ideas for the board:


 


1.  Can we somehow bring back the old database.  Maybe improve it, but the Database is hard to navigate.  How about you click on the database, click on a specific series, and then you can get the episodes listed by season and chronologically and in those episodes you can have whatever previews you want in terms of video.  They shouldn't be all in different places.


 


2. It seems like the log in problems are getting resolved so that's good.  Still wondering why I lost my old (Gdog243) account.


 


3. Love the layout of the main page, but can we get a map or a 411 on how to use the board?  Maybe it's just a matter of getting used to it.


 


4. Allow editing of posts, PMs, and other things typically allowed on a BBS.


 


Ok, these are more improvements, but they should be addressed.

gdog243

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Report this Jul. 19 2010, 3:37 pm

I've got another idea. Have a link going to the first unread post so we don't have to scroll through the pages all the time.

24thcenstfan

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Report this Jul. 19 2010, 3:50 pm

I would love to see a page number bar placed at the top of the thread as well. Currently, there is only one at the bottom of each thread/forum.
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Page numbers attached to thread titles would be nice too. That way would can click on the beginning or the end of a thread.

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An active top search of some kind would be good as well.

gdog243

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Report this Jul. 19 2010, 4:30 pm

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I find it most interesting that the majority of suggestions would make this new site and boards more like what we already had.

What ever possessed whomever to scrap what we had and start over with something not as functional or attractive as what we already had even after it started falling apart?

My goodness. Why doesn't someone simply admit to a mistake, fix the old site and boards and restore them? Then, hire the current team to maintain them?

Doesn't anyone ever listen to the fans the productions, the site and the boards are supposed to be for?

IS ANYONE LISTENING?


Trekbuff,

Nice seeing you again. I agree. I would be happy if one of the admins posted something as to what they are doing, just to let us know that they are working on the various problems. I don't think the Anger should kick in yet, since the new board is only about 5 days old, but I feel as if we're just posting and no one is listening. A lot of these suggestion are pretty much bringing a more user friendly board (Like the last one or any of the others like trekbbs) to this site. Not so hard to fix some of these issues over the weekend.

gdog243

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Report this Jul. 19 2010, 6:11 pm

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Trekbuff, Nice seeing you again. I agree. I would be happy if one of the admins posted something as to what they are doing, just to let us know that they are working on the various problems. I don't think the Anger should kick in yet, since the new board is only about 5 days old, but I feel as if we're just posting and no one is listening. A lot of these suggestion are pretty much bringing a more user friendly board (Like the last one or any of the others like trekbbs) to this site. Not so hard to fix some of these issues over the weekend. Ay big dog!

When I quoted you I saw the space between my board name and Nice, but it doesn't show up in the post without using HTML.

There are things happening. Sometimes after I come back to this place I see a change or two.

Note that 24thcenstfan made yet another couple of suggestions which would bring the appearance/functionality of these boards closer to what we already had.

The only thing which failed most of the time at the old boards was using the [SEARCH] which these boards don't even have. The [SEARCH] began to fail at the old boards about a year (?) ago.

I repeat, most of the suggestions I've seen would end up with what we already had - both the main site and the message boards.

There are no dates and times visible if one is not logged on telling when a post was made and there is no "light bulb" or other indicator letting folks know when someone is logged on. The list at the bottom of the threads/boards, "Users browsing this forum:", also doesn't work properly.

Not only should the site and boards have worked before they were ever launched, the other site simply needed a little attention which could have been done on the fly. They've also had about five days since this site and these boards were launched.

Again, I'm composing this post before I ever log on as the site often logs one off before one clicks on the [Submit] button...

It's messed up, gdog...


It does seem like the log in thing is getting better. On Saturday I couldn't even Log in and when I did, it would only be for a minute or two. Now it seems like I don't need to log in that much if I have been already.

I agree about the search, which kinda sucked, but I can live without the search for the time being. I'd say if things aren't broke, don't improve it because it could happen just like what has happened here. Hopefully things get worked out in a week or two. I think the biggest thing though might be two things.

1) Have a link to go to the last unread post

2) Have it so the users can set up how many posts/threads they can see on a page.

gdog243

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Report this Jul. 20 2010, 9:04 am

Quote: /view_profile/ @

I've got another idea. Have a link going to the first unread post so we don't have to scroll through the pages all the time.

 

gdog!!

 

Hey, buddy!! Welcome back!!

 

 



Thanks,

The new Startrek.com kind of got me excited to see what all the buzz has been about. It's better than coming to the site and seeing Chris Pine's face saying "View the Trailer" even though the movie came out a year and a half ago. Just wish various things were working better.

31st_Century_Temporal_Age
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Report this Jul. 20 2010, 3:44 pm

A few forum devoted to Star Trek fan productions so we don't have to post them in general trek. It's time they get their own forum on startrek.com

DS9TREK

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Report this Jul. 20 2010, 5:46 pm

Yanks was I believe being sarcastic.

CO_Fowler

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Report this Jul. 20 2010, 6:01 pm

Since when does Admin/TPTB listen to us members? If we say things like "Great job!" "Keep up the great work!" "You are always right!" THEN they listen to us. But if we complain or try to offer suggestions, that have ended up working on other MBs, then we're being insufferable 'know-it-alls' who can't keep their mouths shut. And how dare we even suggest that TPTB/Admin might not know something.

CO_Fowler

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Report this Jul. 20 2010, 6:05 pm

And since there is no 'Edit function' here I have to add this: It seems to me that we're not even important enough here to warrant a reply from Admin/TPTB. Even something as simple as, "We appreciate your input and are currently working on fixing the bugs and looking at the suggestions. Thank you" Now that would be nice, but I don't see that happening anytime soon

24thcenstfan

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Report this Jul. 20 2010, 6:52 pm

Probably already mentioned, but I'd like to throw in my +1 opinion... I would like to see you switch to BBCode on the user end and add a small BBCode clickable menu to the "Full Editor" screen.

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