As the title suggests, these are my Forum Suggestions & Feedback. I doubt any of these will be addressed/ implemented in the near future, but there's no harm in trying. My last thread wasn't even addressed by an in-house mod and I still feel all of those points (Asides from the closing BST's when a SL is posted - that BTB cleared up for me) are valid and should be considered. Filter posts by OP: I've read a lot of journey and method threads in the past and one thing that's always annoyed me is having to scroll past hundreds of posts just to find an update or answer to a question. For example, 7878's thread has two "updates" (Here & Here) however, the links on the OP are broken (As far as I can tell each update had its own thread and they were all merged together) so instead of being able to press one small button, I had to scroll through 20+ pages to find what I needed. Having a way to be able to only see posts by the OP would save so much time and energy, and is easily the suggestion that I would most like to see happen on this list. This plugin does something similar, highlighting the OP of the thread so you can quickly identify their posts while scrolling. Here is another addon that would help. Report area: I'm a very pessimistic person, and I've reported many, many users in the past, however it's really difficult to track which reports have actually resulted in a ban/ warning/ post removal. Having an area where I can see the posts I have reported (With a link to the post) and the action that has been (not) taken would be incredibly helpful so that I can make sure I don't end up reporting the same person multiple times. Improved Search: This sort of leads on from the above point, as I use the search function a lot when checking up on members. There is a lot wrong with the search function in my eyes, and I don't think it would be hard to fix. For example, when searching from inside a thread you have the option to "Display results as threads" but that option isn't there from the home screen or from /search/. The main thing that I would like to see implemented into the search is the option to display posts old > new, as well as being able to sort them by thanks. Displaying posts by date would allow me to find members with duplicate accounts faster, and searching by thanks would allow people to find helpful threads easier. The number of results that appear with a search also makes absolutely no sense to me and it seems completely random. Some searches show 120 posts, others show 200 posts, 177 posts... the point is, why does it never show all of the posts (I understand that not all searches have more than 200 results, but when I search all posts made by myself, only 180 show up in the search function while I have 1500+ posts) Ignore forums: Don't like lounge posts? Block the forum, don't whine. I often see people complaining about particular sections being active, for example, the Crypto Currency section, so having the ability to be able to ignore/ hide particular subforums from view. There is literally a plugin that does exactly that, and it only costs $10. There is literally no reason not to install it. Rule Revision - Instagram Engagement Groups: I understand that you don't want members to be taken away from the forum and discuss things over messenger services, but the no engagement group rule is honestly absurd and it's clear that you don't actually understand what engagement groups are. The idea behind engagement groups is that, after posting a picture on your Instagram account, you share it with the other large account owners in the group and they comment on/ like the picture with the goal of getting it more exposure. Some of these groups even run on bots and automatically pick other people's accounts. Unless I'm missing something here... there is no way that this practice can be done on BHW and it absolutely takes 0 contributions away from the forum. If people don't want to see posts about the groups that's fine - I left a suggestion above about how that can be resolved - but that is no reason to deprive people of groups that can seriously help people. Desktop Notifications / BHW App: I suggested desktop notifications in a thread months ago, and it seems like it has been forgotten. I'm no expert in XenForo, but doing the same thing with WordPress is a very simple task and really takes no effort at all. Like I said, I don't know what I'm talking about with forums, but these plugins seem to be able to do the job partly. Xen Pushover [Google Chrome] Notifications As to an official BHW app, that could also be done pretty easily with something like this, but it would also be a great way to test a coder's ability during a BST review. The forum is filtered out on my network provider - due to it being classed as 18+ pornography - so this would potentially be a workaround for that. Rule Revision - Affiliate Links: I've mentioned this one in private before and had a very reasonable response about why it should not be done, but I still believe that the no-aff link rule is pointless. Take this thread for example. It's had 5000+ replies, 750,000 views, and 280 thanks, yet there is a massive red banner above the post that, in my eyes, completely discredits the post. There's no denying that the thread has helped hundreds of people. Heck, I've personally made hundreds of dollars with it, so I see absolutely no reason why the member shouldn't be allowed to be thanked - in a meaningful way - for his efforts. Removing his code from the end of those links was, in my opinion, a dick move. They still point to the same site. They still make the service provider money (Many are actually on BHW themselves). Yet now OP gets nothing. If he was the owner of those services (Who, like I mentioned, are actually on BHW themselves) then there would have been no issue at all and his post would have remained the same. I understand why the rule is in place, and I agree that it does stop a lot of spammers offering low-quality content, but in cases like this where the thread is genuinely useful and not spammy, common sense should be used. Customised Adverts: I mentioned this in my previous thread, but I didn't want it to be ignored again. As long as adverts like this remain on BHW, I will continue to use Adblock. I understand the forum has overheads, but adverts like this ruin the site for me. They have nothing to do with the site and I don't know how/ why they are allowed. If you're going to use a scantily clad model, at least use a unique picture. Remove Likes By Banned Members: I've seen this mentioned on a few threads recently, and it's a very valid point. Almost every BST in the web design section has thanks that primarily come from banned accounts. Whether they are doing it themselves or it is a competitor doing it, there's no reason not to remove the thanks of banned members. etc.. etc.. etc... Maybe @clevercrazy11, @AzonGeek, @Floopa75, @unknown_zero, @Amazing Grace, @Pepper Jr. @Vaspar and the many, many others with threads like this could explain what's going on? I recently got into a lot of trouble for spamming another member, and I learnt a lot about how things work - from an anti-spam point of view. I'm not going to go back there, as I've already unsuccessfully had this conversation with an admin, but this plugin will fix the majority of the issues that I caused. Random Sub-Forums: This is a really minor point, but some of the sub-forums make absolutely no sense. For example, Social Media is a sub-forum of BlackHat SEO and Buy / Sell Phone-Verified AC Accounts is a sub-forum of Associated Content & Writing Articles. It makes 0 sense. Like I said, I honestly doubt any of these will happen, as I saw with my last suggestions thread, but I had some spare time before I go out and thought I would address some of my ideas.