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ziq OP wrote

I think the ability to save posts you like so you can read them again later would be useful.

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rot wrote

I was going to say this

we should also look into replacing votes with something else as it keeps being brought up

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throwaway wrote

How about a single, round button instead of the arrows, to 'bump' a post? It could simply be named 'Bump'.

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rot wrote

we could do "favorite" "bump" and "report" buttons on the left hand side of each post. could look nice

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LostYonder wrote

I think this would be a great feature! Some kind of personal library or a means of bookmarking posts for reading later would be very helpful.

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n_n wrote

Yes, but that is not an option if you don't want having traces to Raddle in your computer.

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sudo wrote

A button to report posts or comments to the moderators. Having to individually message each moderator is pretty clunky.

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

To add to this, that you can put a note in your report, in case you want to give multiple links to show consistent misbehaviour from a user.

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happy wrote

Im gonna be a smart ass and say the site is missing a lot of users.

But really, it might be nice to move away the the Reddit/News Aggregate format. The ephemeral nature of the upvote system lowers long term attention spans, dissuades posts of effort ("its gone tomorrow and it will be buried so deep I might as well not even try"), and slightly lowers the sense of community because of the combination of those things.

The benefits of sticking to the Reddit format is the familiarity creates a smooth transition for newcomers which is not something to be overlooked.

LostYonder brought up a good point about old school internet bulletin boards. I think the drawback to that is that the standard format found online is being associated with old posts found on search engines while troubleshooting, and not about a strong internet community.

I was also thinking about subraddles and if they are neccessary or not. For more specific things yes, but when a lot of posts are about intersectional topics im not quite so sure?

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ziq OP wrote

Doesn't the /comments page address those concerns though? All the recent comments are in there, even if the post is months old.

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happy wrote

Not sure why I havent been using the comment page. I guess it works, but I think it is a bit messy. I try and put some more thought into this.

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videl wrote

Maybe a filter on the Recent Comments page. So that users have the ability to see comments only from what they're subscribed to or perhaps on a forum by forum basis.

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ziq OP wrote

You can see the recent comments on each forum by clicking 'comments' while on that forum.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

In order of my perception of their relative priority

  • delete function for DMs
  • GPG/OTR key encryption for DMs
  • No Javascript chat rooms on site, to deprecate the external chat rooms on Riot/etc

The other suggestions are nice/useful, and may draw users, but there is something to be said for improving our opsec before potential waves of new users.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

Oh, that's not what i meant. I'm saying, we should make my forum /f/GPG_Keys irrelevant, by making a place in your profile where u can post ur keys instead

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sudo wrote

No Javascript chat rooms on site, to deprecate the external chat rooms on Riot/etc

Ehh, I think that violates the single responsibility principle. Postmill exists to be a reddit-style forum, and it does that one thing very well. Trying to also make it a chat room would muddy things too much. Besides, if such a thing as a non-javascript web chatroom existed, it would be supremely bad. The only way I can imagine implementing such a thing would be with a constantly refreshing webpage (which is possible without Javascript), but every time it refreshed, it would wipe out whatever message you were trying to type in the text box. Chat rooms basically require executable code to be run, so just use a client-side program designed just for that, like Riot.

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celebratedrecluse wrote

The html could simply refresh segments of the page outside of the textbook which was being typed into, couldn't it? There must be a way around this. However, I'm not going to kid anyone here and say I'm going to learn the code to do it-- I'm busy with waaay too many other projects and writeups, and you're right it's not such a big deal to want raddle to do the chat rooms ASAP. I think it would be a cool experiment tho

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LostYonder wrote

I still get lost in the number of posts, losing the ones I'm interested in reading and engaging with. There remains a lack of a "dialogical" nature to the posts, not really allowing for extensive discussion beyond a few hours or a day at best.

I'd like to see a format where there are fixed forums on the front page and then one can click into the forums they desire and there postings will show up. For example there could be a "shoplifting and illegalism" forum, one for "US politics", one on "race" one on "sexuality", one on "imperialism", etc. But they would never change. Then within each forum the postings would come and go, but the top would be the thread with the most recent comment on it or most recently posted. Thus older threads that people want to engage with, debate and discuss will keep popping up on top, those that are less interactive will slide down eventually as new threads are created.

Not sure if that is a clear description, but the main point is somehow providing more scope to discuss and communicate with one another over certain threads rather than having them fade away so quickly...

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

A lot of dialogue happens in the chat rooms, btw.

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LostYonder wrote

for me, I come and go and rarely have time for chatrooms. I do feel that there are some postings that I would like to see more discussion about and if they kept popping up towards the top, then they are easier to engage with and eventually, when the conversation is over, it drops down.

While the new comments feature is helpful, by showing all comments by order of posting is a bit too much to process through trying to find one or a series that I'm interested in.

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happy wrote

Like the online bullitein boards that were all the rage on the internet 15 years ago but the rise of MySpace and Facebook slowly died away? Im not sure if thats what you mean but ya, that imo is a much better forum for online discussion.

This would require an entire rewrite of Postmill I would think though.

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Pop wrote

Now that we can see whether there are new comments in a post, it'd be pretty cool if there was something that highlighted the comment

because in a post with this many or more comments it's not always easy to find the new one

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An_Old_Big_Tree wrote

To second Freux, tags instead of forums is probably the main big change I'd like.

Assuming that won't happen, I'll just mention that from an admin perspective, it'd be nice to be able to merge forums, to delete users, to disable certain combinations of letters from usernames, and also to make the user list much more navigable. There being a 'report' button for people to mark spam that notifies admins if it's a ToS break or mods and admins if its a ToS break or a forum rule break, in a different notifications inbox, would be nice too.

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chokingvictim wrote

some sort of way to have pronouns display

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GrimWillow wrote

I keep my pronouns on my profile page, and look for it on others. But I like the idea of being able to hover over a name to see it.

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Snowy wrote

Make it like a vBulletin...

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