>If you got any ideas, suggestions, grievances or fun jokes I am happy to hear them all.
Your wish is my command.
Let's start with my biggest gripe with the site: the archive. It's great that we have one on-site, the only problem is that it sucks.
ᐅ It's a wall of text
ᐅ It's not searchable
ᐅ The voting feature is useless
ᐅ The threads in the archive do not have post links preserved
ᐅ The threads in the archive do not allow you to save files with the original filename
ᐅ If you open an image in an archived thread and close it, it will take you to the very top of the page unless you have another image opened already
ᐅ Posts and threads in the archive cannot be linked to from posts that are not archived
So! Time for some suggestions about that.
ᐅ Archived posts should be linkable from unarchived threads
ᐆ Linking to them should be an easy, seamless ordeal:
ᐆ Cross-thread links can be achieved a few different ways:
ᐇ >>>/mlpol/(post number) (preferred)
ᐇ >>>/mlpol/archive/(post number)
ᐇ >>>/mlpol/a/(post number)
ᐆ No matter the method used, the threads should clearly be shown as archived when linked to (strikethrough, appending (Archived) to the link, etc)
ᐅ Archives should be displayed and searchable the same way a normal board should be: there should be no static spreadsheets meeting me when I visit it!
ᐅ There needs to be more ways to find and bookmark important archived threads
ᐆ The voting and featured thread features, while never used, are fine and can be kept
ᐆ A bookmarking feature should be implemented in the archive, so you don't have to keep searching for posts there every time
ᐇ Being able to call these bookmarks up when out of the archive would be a plus, too
Other than that, here's a small laundry list of problems I've noticed:
ᐅ SVG files aren't thumbnailed, nor are they opened as standard images when clicked on.
ᐆ However, they do render when image hovering is turned on.
ᐅ The thread JSON has no custom flag support; when a custom flag is used, the flag information is just omitted completely from the post's JSON entry.
ᐆ This is more important for mobile clients such as >>4241 →
, but still warrants fixing.
ᐅ There is little consistency between bracketed formatting tags (or BBCode style as I say) and the 8ch formatting tags.
ᐆ There is no BBCode method for creating 8ch redtext headings.
ᐆ There is no 8ch method for colored text, text alignment, or dice rolls.
ᐅ Post deletion and mod banter messages are not shown in an already open thread: a refresh is required to notice any such changes, instead of being shown dynamically as the thread refreshes.
ᐅ Image hovering has a multitude of problems:
ᐅ Catalog image hovering doesn't work.
ᐅ When mouse following is turned off, there's no option to choose which corner of the screen to anchor the hovered image to.
ᐆ Hovering downloads the data of all files that are hovered over, regardless of whether or not they can be viewed while hovered (ZIP, PDF, TXT, videos, etc.)
ᐆ Videos have no hover support.
ᐇ If video hover support is added, they should be muted by default and be configurable to either continue playback when opened fully or restart playback.
And lastly, some feature suggestions.
ᐅ Expose MD5, SHA1, etc. hashes for every file posted
ᐅ Implement the option to disable filtering on a per-thread, per-board and/or sitewide basis
ᐆ An insane idea inspired by >>>/mlpol/201560 →
: an idea that may be insane enough to work as added shill repulsion
ᐆ Disabling image hiding optional, but definitely should be a per-thread option
ᐆ Should be a staff-only setting if implemented: could janitors use this?
ᐅ Enable the ability to list the contents of ZIP files and offer confirmation before downloading
ᐆ Could have security implications if a malformed ZIP is used
ᐅ Virus scanning for uploaded files
ᐆ Could be implemented as configurable ClamAV support on the backend?
ᐆ Could use https://github.com/nextcloud/files_antivirus
(another PHP+JS monstrosity) as a template?
ᐅ Open PDF files in a new window
ᐆ Should be configurable to open in an inline window (if possible), a smaller separate window, or the default of opening in a new tab
ᐅ Code tags when you lazy niggers decide to fucking enable it
should have the ability to specify syntax highlighting
ᐆ Should be user-selectable and not autodetected
ᐆ Should be implemented similarly to the align tags: (code=c)(/code), (code=diff)(/code), (code=php)(/code), etc.
could be a starting point for this?