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What would you like to see on EC in future?

Discussion in 'Empty Closets Help and Feedback' started by Martin, Apr 17, 2011.

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  1. Martin

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    Hey peeps,

    The staff are currently in the process of looking at future upgrades and re-designs for EC, and we are hoping to use this as an opportunity to hear your input on what you want. We have a few ideas floating around, but we're eager to hear what you think the site should explore and what direction we should head in as we continue to grow.

    The staff have been giving their own ideas behind the scenes (which they are free to repeat here), but at this stage I am interested in hearing what you think. The next stage of this 'research' will be bringing the ideas from both usergroups together in a questionnaire and having you all fill it out. The results of this will influence decisions on EC's future and what sort of features and services that will be invested in.

    So yeah, what type of features, services, functions etc would you like to see on this site? Any new forums? Could the forum structure be changed? Is there anything that could be done to make you feel safer?

    Please feel free to suggest anything! We also welcome comments on other ideas (either for or against), but do remember to keep it friendly.

    Martin.
     
  2. British Lad

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    Maybe a Colour change and streamlining the user interface.
     
  3. Chip

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    Can you offer some more specifics about what you'd like to see streamlined? The more details we get about a specific suggestion, the better we can consider its feasibility. EC will likely get a pretty major facelift in the next few months so the more input the better :slight_smile:
     
  4. Ethan

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    Blog comment notifications? The only way to be notified if you have a new comment on your blog currently is if you actively search for it. Or subscribing to every blog you post.
     
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    The only suggestion I have is put me in charge of this outfit :slight_smile:
     
  6. British Lad

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    maybe customizable colour options and removeing/hide that bar at which has the blogs,FAQ, members list on it
     
  7. sexyalex

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    OMG OMG OMFG! I have tuns of ideas that has been raggering my mind, since...FOREVER!

    1. Can we use GIFs in our posts. Because that would be super cool.

    2. And have a like/love button that we can show appreciation for a particular person's post within a thread.

    3. Backlinks via NOTIFICATIONS or something of the sort so we don't have to go scrambling through the world to reply to posts of threads we recently just posted in.
    Especially if when you just posed a thread. And a day later you want to see the responses, and you click "New Posts", your seeing posts dated way back to when Abraham Lincoln was shot!
    And my post that was just posted last night is on the page 4!
    Usually, I would be crazy over page 4,
    (especially since, I am now working as a columnist for the local newspaper and I was given page 4 of the Sunday paper- a huge triumph for a young writer)
    but in this case, I am not crazy about it. I am just crazy.
    And if I could use a GIF right now, I would post one of a stick man using a sumari sword slicing his laptop in half and the laptop bleeding. -__-""

    So yea. would love a notification breadcrumb/tab
    so I can easy go back to threads I recently posted in.
     
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    How about allowing for larger avatar, sig and profile pictures. Also I second the blog comment notice.
     
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    Fixing this perhaps.
     

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    My only suggestion is adding music to your profile or something, but I dont think anyone else besides me would enjoy that. xD
     
  11. Aya McCabre

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    This.
     
  12. Eric

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    I second this.
     
  13. Chip

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    That's a search engine optimization thing. No easy way to fix it.
     
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    I sure as hell would!
    *hi5*? :grin:
     
  15. Lucky Panda

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    Maybe there should be a notification sent to you when you were quoted.

    It's nice to know your words were being used. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: Even if they are against you at times.
     
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    I think you can use GIFs, just in image tags. Testing:
    [​IMG]
     
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    When that happens, you could always just quote them and reply with your appreciation and agreement. I like to think of forums as a fundamentally conversational medium, and--speaking personally only, mind you--I'd be hesitant to support a feature that discourages such conversation by giving people a way to avoid it.
     
  18. Thatsit

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    I have a suggestion for the chat. When you hover over the members list in the room and you highlight someone's name, their avatar pops up under your cursor. Also, I've noticed that sometimes when I go to the homepage to see if anyone is in the chat, it will say 1 person is there when there actually isn't anyone. It basically just keeps the last person to leave in there for a bit. It's not that big of a deal, but those are the only things I can think of right now.

    Another idea would be to have a "poll of the day" on the homepage or something.
     
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    the ability to post videos from site other than google video and youtuve
     
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    I second this with a quote.
     
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