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(Mar. 14, 2019  7:08 PM)Kei Wrote:
(Mar. 12, 2019  12:07 AM)Barreto Wrote: If it's possible I'd like a revamp of the WBO Beyblade Communities section. Starting with strictly requiring posts to have the [City/State, Country] prefix. I'd also like for it to have 2 more "layers" for more specific areas to include States and Cities like: Continent>Country>State>City (NA>United States>Florida>Miami).

Yeah, a revamp of this section is on our radar for sure. We do have a stickied thread asking people to include a location prefix, but it requires manual enforcement. As does ensuring multiple threads for the same area don't get created. However, even then if we stick to one thread per location it could cause issues down the road when the thread creator isn't active anymore, which means members of the community wouldn't be able to post announcements in the opening post.

Lots to consider here.

I thought about that (having threads where the OP and/or multiple posters have been inactive for a long time), so I thought there should be a rule (or some way to make it automatic) where if you don't log in for a set amount of time, say a month, the thread gets deleted, then whoever is still active in that city can create a new one.

It'd force people to stay active, leading to a better event community. The only downsides I can see is if people were subscribed to the thread they'll lose that notification; and you'll lose the ability to PM/Email people who once posted in the thread that are currently inactive.
(Mar. 20, 2019  11:36 PM)Barreto Wrote:
(Mar. 14, 2019  7:08 PM)Kei Wrote: Yeah, a revamp of this section is on our radar for sure. We do have a stickied thread asking people to include a location prefix, but it requires manual enforcement. As does ensuring multiple threads for the same area don't get created. However, even then if we stick to one thread per location it could cause issues down the road when the thread creator isn't active anymore, which means members of the community wouldn't be able to post announcements in the opening post.

Lots to consider here.

I thought about that (having threads where the OP and/or multiple posters have been inactive for a long time), so I thought there should be a rule (or some way to make it automatic) where if you don't log in for a set amount of time, say a month, the thread gets deleted, then whoever is still active in that city can create a new one.

It'd force people to stay active, leading to a better event community. The only downsides I can see is if people were subscribed to the thread they'll lose that notification; and you'll lose the ability to PM/Email people who once posted in the thread that are currently inactive.

Id like to disagree with this. “Forcing people to stay active” is almost unhealthy on the internet, and it promotes internet > actual life and interests. Its almost no ones fault that theyre inactive, especially since they might be busy with school. Stressing people over staying on the internet is unhealthy
(Mar. 21, 2019  5:06 AM)XSabxManiacX Wrote: Id like to disagree with this. “Forcing people to stay active” is almost unhealthy on the internet, and it promotes internet > actual life and interests. Its almost no ones fault that theyre inactive, especially since they might be busy with school. Stressing people over staying on the internet is unhealthy

It'd be more about organizers/thread creators staying active, and if they can't, what's the problem with deleting their thread? Besides, it'd take them 5-10 mins (once a month, so their thread doesn't get deleted) to log in and check if there's any new posts/messages. If they can't commit to that they probably shouldn't be heading their city/local area thread.
(Mar. 21, 2019  7:04 AM)Barreto Wrote:
(Mar. 21, 2019  5:06 AM)XSabxManiacX Wrote: Id like to disagree with this. “Forcing people to stay active” is almost unhealthy on the internet, and it promotes internet > actual life and interests. Its almost no ones fault that theyre inactive, especially since they might be busy with school. Stressing people over staying on the internet is unhealthy

It'd be more about organizers/thread creators staying active, and if they can't, what's the problem with deleting their thread? Besides, it'd take them 5-10 mins (once a month, so their thread doesn't get deleted) to log in and check if there's any new posts/messages. If they can't commit to that they probably shouldn't be heading their city/local area thread.

Im sure theres always temporary mods, or the WBO staff can install that policy. Mods are considered responsible, so theyll tell us when theyre on hiatus and when theyll get back online to help. And with that, a temporary mod comes. Other than that, blatantly encouraging users to overconsume internet is sad
Maybe future WBO should have existing thread detector. When user make thread, plugin automatically search similar named threads and user need confirm, that thread not maked yet. Some forums use this function.
Can Committee add one new Report Reason: Existing Thread?
I have two suggestions, first, creating an automated Moderator for simple community rules that are not followed like OWPs and cuss detection. This will make the human mod's jobs much more easy.

Second, can there be an option for a Dark Mode? For the OLED champs and the people who use this website late in the night after work/school, that would be really cool. I don't think it's too big of a step anyway since all you have to do is add a button that changes the CSS code to make white into black...
(Mar. 23, 2019  3:07 PM)ks123 Wrote: Maybe future WBO should have existing thread detector. When user make thread, plugin automatically search similar named threads and user need confirm, that thread not maked yet. Some forums use this function.

This is pretty complicated to do, so we're not hugely fussed on doing this right now. I'll add it to our list of ideas, but I can't really comment on whether it'll happen.

(Apr. 02, 2019  2:51 PM)ks123 Wrote: Can Committee add one new Report Reason: Existing Thread?

This can definitely happen though. I've added this now!

(Apr. 03, 2019  9:00 AM)ThePheonix Wrote: I have two suggestions, first, creating an automated Moderator for simple community rules that are not followed like OWPs and cuss detection. This will make the human mod's jobs much more easy.

We already have "cuss detection", which is why you see carp written in posts sometimes. That's bad words being converted into that.

It's hard to control one-word posts. We already have the forum set to reject posts that have less than 10 characters (whether that works, I don't know), which should really prevent those shorter posts from happening. Nonetheless, one-word posts fall under the larger issue of "low effort posts" if I'm being honest, which we're aiming to address.

(Apr. 03, 2019  9:00 AM)ThePheonix Wrote: Second, can there be an option for a Dark Mode? For the OLED champs and the people who use this website late in the night after work/school, that would be really cool. I don't think it's too big of a step anyway since all you have to do is add a button that changes the CSS code to make white into black...

It's...really not as easy as you're making out, it's not just a button to click, someone has to do the work. Sure, it's just CSS tweaks as a second theme, but it still requires research and development time (including picking out what specifically needs a change of palette as not every colour works on black), as well as testing, implementation, figuring out how to address branched theme development etc.

We've heard the calls for a dark mode, and I addressed this myself recently as something we'll consider, but we just have larger priorities right now than turning the site black, haha.
(Apr. 03, 2019  10:06 AM)~Mana~ Wrote:
(Mar. 23, 2019  3:07 PM)ks123 Wrote: Maybe future WBO should have existing thread detector. When user make thread, plugin automatically search similar named threads and user need confirm, that thread not maked yet. Some forums use this function.

This is pretty complicated to do, so we're not hugely fussed on doing this right now. I'll add it to our list of ideas, but I can't really comment on whether it'll happen.

(Apr. 02, 2019  2:51 PM)ks123 Wrote: Can Committee add one new Report Reason: Existing Thread?

This can definitely happen though. I've added this now!

(Apr. 03, 2019  9:00 AM)ThePheonix Wrote: I have two suggestions, first, creating an automated Moderator for simple community rules that are not followed like OWPs and cuss detection. This will make the human mod's jobs much more easy.

We already have "cuss detection", which is why you see carp written in posts sometimes. That's bad words being converted into that.

It's hard to control one-word posts. We already have the forum set to reject posts that have less than 10 characters (whether that works, I don't know), which should really prevent those shorter posts from happening. Nonetheless, one-word posts fall under the larger issue of "low effort posts" if I'm being honest, which we're aiming to address.

(Apr. 03, 2019  9:00 AM)ThePheonix Wrote: Second, can there be an option for a Dark Mode? For the OLED champs and the people who use this website late in the night after work/school, that would be really cool. I don't think it's too big of a step anyway since all you have to do is add a button that changes the CSS code to make white into black...

It's...really not as easy as you're making out, it's not just a button to click, someone has to do the work. Sure, it's just CSS tweaks as a second theme, but it still requires research and development time (including picking out what specifically needs a change of palette as not every colour works on black), as well as testing, implementation, figuring out how to address branched theme development etc.

We've heard the calls for a dark mode, and I addressed this myself personally as something we'll consider, but we just have larger priorities right now than turning the site black, haha.

Oh OK. I'm so sorry for not checking first...