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Feature Requests

Postby Gellert Grindelwald » Sun, 2009.06.14 22:24

If there are things you would like to see us implement on the board, this is the place to let us know. I can't promise that all your suggestions will be used, but chances are you've thought of some things that have slipped my mind. I'll also be maintaining a list of mods and features that we have implemented, as well as those we won't be implementing.

Things We've Done:
  • Admin Contact Form: You can contact an admin, whether you're logged in or not, by way of the 'Contact' link at the top of every page.
  • Account Switching: If you've got more than one account, you can switch between them easily, with the "Switch User" dropdown at the top of every page. To set this up, see the "Account Linking" tab in the User Control Panel.
  • Mini-profile Link to User's Posts: When viewing a topic, you can see other posts by the same user by clicking the number beside the "Posts:" label beneath their avatar.
  • Title BBcode: The [ title ] BBcode is like using [ quote ], except that you can specify the entire title of the box, instead of just the speaker. This list should be using [ title ], and will be, as soon as Grindelwald gets off his ass. This list is now using the title bbcode. example: [ title="Title" ]Text goes here[ /title ]
  • Default Avatar: Users who have not yet selected an avatar all get stuck with the same dorky-looking one until they change it. This *should* be working, now. If it gives you any trouble, let me know.
  • Remove Guest Sessions: Killed sessions and page variants with the robots.txt file. Google is now less bitchy, and indexing appears to be working. Take out the 'sid=' variable from URLs if you're not logged in. This will help our search engine rankings. I think Google is currently ticked at our URL handling, as they're currently refusing to index the site.
  • Auto META tag generator: You will never see the after-effects of this, except in that it makes the search engines hate us less. This was b0rked by the update to 3.0.6.
  • Crappy RSS Feed: RSS is now available. Yay! Until phpBB v3.0.6, however, it's only available for the whole site, although I've cut out the OOC forums, to keep the potential spam down.
  • Proper ATOM Feed: Upgraded to 3.0.6. Feed is available for the whole board, sections, forums, or topics. Wherever you are on the board, just click the feed icon on the upper right, to find it!
  • Alphabetical Dropdown for Linked Accounts: Seriously, this annoyed me. Now, the list is alphabetical, like it should have been in the first place.
  • Spellcheck: Score one for the folks in the MOD forums at phpBB.com. By following those directions, instead of the ones in the install kit, I've finally gotten the spellcheck installed. Also, if there's a Potterverse-specific word that gets flagged, and you're sure you're spelling it right, let me know, so I can add it.
  • Time in Sidebar:Okay, it bugged the crap out of me that the current time wasn't displayed on every page. Now it is. Problem solved. I may go back and make it less ugly, later...

Things We're Working On:
  • Less-Stupid Field Ordering in Profile View: This is strictly a design quirk, and Grindelwald will not be touching it until all of the necessary starting content is done.
  • Excessive Punctuation Killer: Posts with multiple !s and ?s in a row in the title or body would have them automatically cleaned up.
  • Fix Stupid Spacing Problem in Portal Sidebars: Titles only extend to the middle of the box, and then wrap. WTF? I'm working on it.

Things We're Not Touching With a Forty Foot Pole:
  • Player/Character List: As was decided on our previous site, we're not going to allow our users the knowledge of which accounts are linked. The admin panel, however, will probably get a function for this, just to cut down on the amount of fishing through the database Grindelwald has to do, to fix things for people.
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