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A List of Forum Suggestions During Revamp

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by JoeMongan, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. JoeMongan

    JoeMongan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello Folks!

    So as promised in the thread Damien started I have been thinking on a variety of things when it
    comes to our community and forum and how to improve it during the revamp.

    1) Remove the star rating system for threads.

    It's a well known fact that this metric is abused way to much and the worse part is people
    don't even expose their username when they do it. So by removing it or at least having
    their opinions be made public would cut down on abuse.

    2) Do away with Signatures showing in the marketplace.

    Sellers invest and work hard to offer excellent services. If you notice I always choose to
    hide my signature when I post in a marketplace thread now for weeks. Its annoying when
    someone ask for a review copy and their signature is your competition etc etc.

    Alright that was two main points I wanted to address for the general forum. Now let's talk about some
    added Jr.VIP benefits.

    1) Post more than one video in the OP

    This is not a major deal and I know about bandwidth issues when you have someone post a "What music
    do you like?" type of thread, but if an Original Jr.VIP Poster wants to add more than one video I think it would
    not really hurt. Sure they could contact staff, but their loaded as is. This would especially be nice for the
    "My Journey" section of the forum in case they wanted a little short intro or to teach a method etc.

    2. End PM wait times for Jr.VIP+ Accounts

    I know that the moderation system is in place to protect the forum and its users, but it would be nice to have
    a threshold of say 1000 post + Jr.VIP to end the private message wait time. The reason I mention this is if you
    have a BST here and use the PM system for support then you can really get covered up.

    It would be a nice added benefit to not have to wait.

    Okay and to wrap up my first initial ideas I would like to stress that from a user standpoint the Enterprise Level accounts
    should have a custom graphic in-place of the Donor graphic. A picture is worth more than 1000 words and since their
    verified businesses you could have a little check mark or something creative to signify that.

    Well that's all for now but I will keep working at it too see what I come up with next! Constructive commentary is
    necessary and certainly appreciated. :)

    Cheers!
    -RK
     
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  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator in Training Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I never pay attention to the star rating system for threads, but I agree with removing the signatures in the marketplace.
     
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    +1 for the signature removal in marketplace. Yes, none of the seller wants their thread hijacked by others.
     
  4. JoeMongan

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    Its really important to know that the sales threads here not only sell to forum member, but also to a
    wide variety of normal guys and gals who come strolling into the service thread thanks to the forums
    amazing indexing capability. Those people would pay more attention to the star rating metric than forum
    members would.

    Take a look...;)

    [​IMG]

    -RK
     
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  5. divok

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    1. disable signature completely .
    2. add this @divok functionality like in xenforo/vanilla/twitter , where we can notify the person we are talking too.
    3. make sure there is a light theme ,
    4. if possible allow comments to be sorted by thanks (best comments). e.g. stackoverflow where best answers appear on top.
     
  6. Zwielicht

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    Wow, now I understand why you want the star rating system removed (or at least modified to show who gave what rating)!
     
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  7. LostConnection

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    I agree with the second one completely, but the first I disagree with.

    But yes, the notification for when you're quoted or mentioned would be a helpful addition.
     
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  8. JoeMongan

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    Disabling signatures completely is a destructive idea just to be frank. The other idea of push notifications when someone mentions you is an excellent idea!

    Posted via Topify using iPhone/iPad
     
  9. IAmNotLegend

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    Here are few more suggestions -

    1. Hire a Freelancer, Want to Buy, Joint Venture sections should have feature to automatically close thread for replies after certain duration of time from last reply, may be 15 days or even a month.

    2. Marketplace can have more categories/sub-categories. Certain sections are filled with mixture of services, and we need to work a little to find threads which offer the service we are looking for.

    3. Reason why a member was banned. Not a detailed information, just one word - Spam/Scam/Abusiveness/Others.
     
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  10. lilmasta

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    in marketplace there is SEO LINK BUILDING and SEO PACKAGE i cant really find any difference , plus i do agree with rabbitking for signatures in marketplace
     
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