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Suggestion Box

Postby BackFromUSA » Fri 02 May 2014 8:38am

Please use this thread for suggestions to improve Saintsational.

Suggestions only. No commentary or debate on a suggestion but counter suggestions welcome.

e.g. Suggestion: we need Tapatalk

Counter suggestion might be an alternate mobile device option.

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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby SENsei » Fri 02 May 2014 10:50am

Simon,

Log In - even though I tick the box to 'stay logged in' to SS, once I close the window it loses that logged in status and I have to log in afresh every time I want to view the site. Time consuming. Can the log in process be streamlined?
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby GrumpyOne » Fri 02 May 2014 11:03am

SENsaintsational wrote:Simon,

Log In - even though I tick the box to 'stay logged in' to SS, once I close the window it loses that logged in status and I have to log in afresh every time I want to view the site. Time consuming. Can the log in process be streamlined?


I don't have that problem SEN..... could it be a setting on your computer?
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby Enrico_Misso » Fri 02 May 2014 11:57am

Apply SIGNIFICANT bans on posters who serially hijack threads, causing them to degenerate from an interesting discussion to a petty personal squabble.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby SemperFidelis » Fri 02 May 2014 12:02pm

GrumpyOne wrote:
SENsaintsational wrote:Simon,

Log In - even though I tick the box to 'stay logged in' to SS, once I close the window it loses that logged in status and I have to log in afresh every time I want to view the site. Time consuming. Can the log in process be streamlined?


I don't have that problem SEN..... could it be a setting on your computer?


I have that problem sometimes and I am not sure why. Possibly because I am logged in on so many devices constantly (a rare compliment for this site this week!) SEN, if you happen to have a computer that can remember logins and passwords as well (e.g. Mac), that saves time if you have to re-login.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby HitTheBoundary » Fri 02 May 2014 1:50pm

Rather than continually trying to plug a leaky ship (this seemingly broken hosting platform) why not consider migrating the whole site to something modern that works, and is far more user friendly for both the admin and posters.

If the current site can't even allow new people to join, why stay with this platform?

For example, bigfooty now uses xenForo, which uses responsive webdesign (so it automatically resizes for any browser site - including mobiles) and is very easy to style - so we could have SS with a totally Saints look on a platform that actually works.
http://xenforo.com/

Rather than have to add all the suggestions people will list in this thread - just go to a modern platform which already has all these things. A big shift perhaps, but in the long run it could mean less work and a better user experience for all.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby SENsei » Fri 02 May 2014 3:20pm

GrumpyOne wrote:
SENsaintsational wrote:Simon,

Log In - even though I tick the box to 'stay logged in' to SS, once I close the window it loses that logged in status and I have to log in afresh every time I want to view the site. Time consuming. Can the log in process be streamlined?


I don't have that problem SEN..... could it be a setting on your computer?


Could be! That's a language I struggle to understand!!
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby magnifisaint » Fri 02 May 2014 4:11pm

"At least one new post has been made to this topic. You may wish to review your post in light of this."

Why would anyone bother taking notice of this message on a fan forum. It's a fan forum. People want to post their point of view.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby desertsaint » Fri 02 May 2014 5:34pm

magnifisaint wrote:"At least one new post has been made to this topic. You may wish to review your post in light of this."

Why would anyone bother taking notice of this message on a fan forum. It's a fan forum. People want to post their point of view.

This annoys the crap out of me during match threads. Generally people post in a cluster, after goals or incidents. So most posts get postponed, meanwhile a game is continuing on. Last thing you want is to wait and check to see if your post successfully came through.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby SainterK » Fri 02 May 2014 6:12pm

Could we have an option to like posts? So you effectively don't have to post to show someone you agree.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby bergsone » Fri 02 May 2014 6:15pm

SainterK wrote:Could we have an option to like posts? So you effectively don't have to post to show someone you agree.



Good idea....plus maybe a dislike as well
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby stevie » Fri 02 May 2014 7:02pm

Not a suggestion but a tech prob: since joinng I have never been able to set an avatar hence why I have a photo in my sig.

Tried all the options but none ever work
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby Dave McNamara » Fri 02 May 2014 10:26pm

Hi Simon, sure, there's lotsa' issues,
but IMHO by far the two most important
are getting new members onto Saintsational and getting the Saintas onto the Junction Oval.

Any help on these issues would be greatly appreciated. 8-)
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby Old Mate » Fri 02 May 2014 11:19pm

A 'general AFL' stickied thread on the main board to discuss non-st kilda footy. It would save non-st kilda threads being created and I find he opposition forum is hardly used.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby Enrico_Misso » Sat 03 May 2014 12:54am

Keep the bans coming.

That might bring back a few posters that gave up in disgust.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby magnifisaint » Sat 03 May 2014 4:13am

SainterK wrote:Could we have an option to like posts? So you effectively don't have to post to show someone you agree.

like!
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby saintspremiers » Sat 03 May 2014 7:16am

magnifisaint wrote:
SainterK wrote:Could we have an option to like posts? So you effectively don't have to post to show someone you agree.

like!


BF has that.

Simon is trying to turn SS into another BF.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby axcellence » Sat 03 May 2014 9:52am

Agree with a lot of suggestions above.

- same problem with staying logged in should be fixed.
- escalating penalties. So if a banned poster comes back and starts the same old stuff, a longer ban.
- easier ignore poster buttons. I don't know how many people here know about the friend/foe system on SS.
- peeps who avoid swear filters by misspelling penalised
- Ability to post polls (hello big footy)
- kill the quote in quote in quote system. Single quote system please.
- repeat on other features noted above, particularly xenforo or equivalent, likes and tapatalk.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby st.byron » Sat 03 May 2014 11:13am

Like the idea of a 'like' buton.
Agree with others who advocate longer bans on abusive posters or just outright banning for good for serial abusers.
We definitely need more posters. Top priority should be fixing the joining up process.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby asiu » Sat 03 May 2014 12:48pm

st.byron wrote:Agree with others who advocate longer bans on abusive posters or just outright banning for good for serial abusers.


not arguing right / wrong of proposition.

execution of that 'proposition' would need careful consideration.

imo ... community wide participation in that type of decision making would be key.
... strengthens the community as it makes 'big' decisions
via the responsibility of having partaken in the decision making.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby SemperFidelis » Sat 03 May 2014 1:45pm

Old Mate wrote:A 'general AFL' stickied thread on the main board to discuss non-st kilda footy. It would save non-st kilda threads being created and I find he opposition forum is hardly used.


Great idea.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby st.byron » Sat 03 May 2014 2:03pm

Principle of Q'uo wrote:
st.byron wrote:Agree with others who advocate longer bans on abusive posters or just outright banning for good for serial abusers.


not arguing right / wrong of proposition.

execution of that 'proposition' would need careful consideration.

imo ... community wide participation in that type of decision making would be key.
... strengthens the community as it makes 'big' decisions
via the responsibility of having partaken in the decision making.


I get what you're saying. Concentration of power is open to abuse.
Nevertheless. Abusiveness has no place here I reckon. If playing the man and an unworkable joining process are the two key factors turning people off SS then they both need to be fixed.
Need to note here that IMO, BFUSA has done an excellent job of applying the rules in the past 6 months or so and since then, the abuse on the site has significantly reduced.
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby asiu » Sat 03 May 2014 3:30pm

Yep.

community or fuedal loyalties i suppose.
one is based on unity the other on seperation.

nonetheless ... "concentration of power IS open to abuse"
... even accidently.

(re the context of permanent bannings of a poster ... not just his current id )
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby Dave McNamara » Sat 03 May 2014 8:37pm

It's Dave, man. Will you open up? I got the stuff with me! -------Who?
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Re: Suggestion Box

Postby kosifantutti » Sun 04 May 2014 2:13pm

Dave McNamara wrote:Hi Simon, can be please have this post stickied?
http://www.saintsational.net/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=85535&sid=399eeac75e67722055b428d4bb9b19b8#p1457330

Ta.

Why hide it in the stickies?
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