Feature Requests

Submitted by kano in meta (edited )

Hi, So would be interested in doing some development for postmill, and I know a reasonable amount of php. I don't really know what would be useful to add, so if anyone has requests/ideas put them below and we can discuss that. One thing I noted already from /u/Tequila_Wolf is

For example, some kind of systematised report function and a moderation queue that mods can address and respond to reports for. What do people think about this?

I was also thinking it could be cool to add two factor authentication, tho I'm aware that a lot of people aren't providing their email, but its still like a dope feature.

Would also be interested to hear from /u/emma where she is at/what her plans are, if she has something they want done/help with.

Otherwise anyone tell me something, preferably in this thread rather than privately, so we can have the discussion openly.

Also just note that I am mainly a backend programmer and do not have an understanding of designing user interfaces.

tell me.

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emma wrote

I can't think of anything I would ask for outside help for right now. My focus currently is improving Postmill for site operators, building new theming functionality, and in general just making minor improvements.

That said, if you want to give a shot at adding stuff, feel free, but if it's something major, do inform me first.

I was also thinking it could be cool to add two factor authentication, tho I'm aware that a lot of people aren't providing their email, but its still like a dope feature.

We used to have this back in '17, but it didn't work well due to the Symfony security component being a clusterfuck, and the questionable approach taken by the bundle (i.e. Symfony plugin) used to implement it.

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kano OP wrote

Ok I will keep that in mind, and if I do something big I will discuss with you first, I also checked out the issues page on the repo, and could help sort some of those out as well if you find them urgent.

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keez wrote

Thank you for all your hard work emma. Postmill is really something wonderful!

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sadie_killer wrote

since this is now for requests in general...
one thing that would be nice for me would be an option to replace twitter links with nitter.net ones, or youtube with invidious or whatever, like some websites replace amazon links people post with referral ones.

that is, when displaying them, not in the backend or anything, and opt-in, of course.

i know there are browser extensions to redirect links like that, but i'm mostly thinking of when using tor browser, where it's recommended to not use addons.
so actually, using onion links when on the raddle onion would make sense too.

i have no idea how much work that would be, though.

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kano OP wrote

Will look into it and see how complicated it would be, will also check out the censorship feature /u/ziq mentioned below to see if it can help me there.

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ziq wrote

It could work the way the censorship feature works, except instead of preventing the link from being posted, it would automatically change the flagged domain from e.g. youtube to individious or whatever admins set it to.

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Tequila_Wolf wrote

I've stickied this so it can be a megathread for all requests.

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ziq wrote (edited )

How about the ability to upload images in comments? That's something no other site has.

edit: and the ability to replace uploaded images with new ones in posts

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ziq wrote (edited )

Something I'd like to see:

When someone uploads a huge image, have postmill resize and compress it and convert big pngs (over 400kb) to jpg with 90% compression.

Something else:

Allow people to upload a small profile avatar, like 50x50 pixels.

Something else:

Allow admins to set a background image for the front page.

Something else:

Allow admins to set "most commented - by month / week" as the default sorting for the front page, especially for logged out users. Would stop the "raddle is dead" claims.

Something else:

Don't load background images in mobile mode.

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kano OP wrote

I will look into these, and see what I can do. I think your second to last suggestion would be good for the site as well, as I also like looking at the comments, even though I rarely do myself.

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darkecology wrote

It may not be easy, but I'd very much appreciate the inclusion of 2 factor authentication to secure accounts.

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