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Title: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on July 31, 2015, 06:03:10 PM
With the upcoming forum upgrade, most of the current extra features on the forums will have to be deactivated temporarily, while they can be re-incorporated (if at all possible). For this, I need your feedback in defining a priority list for existing forum features, so that I can work in re-implementing them in a sensible order.

Please, note that this poll does not include new, upcoming features, nor does it guarantee that any of the features, existing or to-be, will come back after the upgrade. Security and integrity will be my top priorities during the process. I am trying to make the forums safe from spam again, and the fact that the forums use such an old version of SMF has a lot to do with the issue. Therefore, this is completely necessary. Nevertheless, I am sorry for any discomfort this may cause to the community.

Regards,
Jessica
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Legacyblade on July 31, 2015, 07:22:38 PM
I think the shop is woefully underused. Inflation is rampant, as a majority of the regulars have maxed out both their bank and pocket change. Unless there's a good way to make the shop actually contain something fun or meaningful (and also make currency a bit harder to obtain), it'd prolly be best to remove it.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Dragon Mage on July 31, 2015, 08:05:45 PM
I agree with legacyblade, the shop hasn't been used/updated since Quintessence was the trend of Freebird. I don't mind if you remove it but profile comments, chat, shoutbox and the media gallery I want to stay.
 :needshat!:
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Thunderbird on July 31, 2015, 08:17:10 PM
While I like the idea of the virtual shop, there is nothing interesting you can buy (the darts are interesting, but sold out), the interest rate in the bank is broken (everyone has max level). Also a functioning shop would would give an incentive to spam.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Legacyblade on July 31, 2015, 08:22:37 PM
I think if you came up with some fun things to do with the coins, a way to combat spamming for coins (maybe only gaining coins from a post if it's been more than 15 miuntes), and priced these fun things relatively high, the shop could be awesome. But I feel that'd be far more work than its worth.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Dragon Mage on July 31, 2015, 09:50:49 PM
I brought a telephone that was supposed to have a secret message in it but it's been broken for a while.

everyone has max level.
Not everyone. I'm not a spammer like Lance :P
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Kyo on August 01, 2015, 03:46:04 AM
everyone has max level.
Not everyone. I'm not a spammer like Lance :P
You are a spammer like Lance once was, but that's not the point - max level is Tier 7, so you do have it.

Spoiler: show
Thus you can stop spamming already.




As for the poll, shoutbox of course. Not only my favourite and most use function. In fact, it's the only function we need. The forum could do without forums, but the lack of a shoutbox would be unacceptable.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Akira on August 01, 2015, 04:18:07 AM
For the shoutbox, I don't want Arwym remove it. Same reason with Kyo (but a bit different). The forums will kinda quiet if the shoutbox is removed. But still, everyone want shoutbox not disappear from forum. 

As for the chat, i didn't have any objection if Arwym wanted to remove it. The forum already had shoutbox as chatting place.

For the media gallery, I don't mind if the media gallery removed, and as the fanart/video move to Creative Showcase (http://freebirdgames.com/forum/index.php?board=19.0), but I'm enjoying searching any fanart/video at there, because the media gallery looks portable and I can see any fanart/video at below freebird homepage.



Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Dragon Mage on August 01, 2015, 06:54:52 AM
For the shoutbox, I don't want Arwym remove it. Same reason with Kyo (but a bit different). The forums will kinda quiet if the shoutbox is removed.
I agree. The SuperShigi forums seemed very quiet before I requested a Shoutbox to be put in (and it still seems quiet :reivsweat: ). However I don't want you to remove the media gallery. Believe it or not, this is the only place I can find Quintessence fanart and fanfiction. :needshat!:
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: EgotisticalRaven on August 01, 2015, 11:25:49 PM
I really like the media gallery (but for some reason I have to go offline to view it), I do use the bank for getting my credits down to 1000. I like the profile comments, although I don't get a comment on my profile that often. The shout box is always nice thing on Freebird. The chatroom is something I don't use very often, but I probably would like to.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Kyo on August 02, 2015, 04:50:08 AM
media gallery (but for some reason I have to go offline to view it)

Same. I've mentioned this once before, but no one believed me.

Spoiler: show
(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fc.1339.cf%2Fhredraa.jpg&hash=f7ace2b6c56f872b7aa06ea8f77ba557)
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Dragon Mage on August 02, 2015, 04:52:28 AM
media gallery (but for some reason I have to go offline to view it)
Same. I've mentioned this once before, but no one believed me.
That's strange, it works for me. I wish I knew why it doesn't for you :(
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Kyo on August 02, 2015, 04:54:58 AM
media gallery (but for some reason I have to go offline to view it)
Same. I've mentioned this once before, but no one believed me.
That's strange, it works for me. I wish I knew why it doesn't for you :(
But I do know the reason why it doesn't work for both of us (and for some other members, I suspect, like Thunderbird). However, we're not the ones who could do anything about it.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Dragon Mage on August 02, 2015, 06:07:55 AM
media gallery (but for some reason I have to go offline to view it)
Same. I've mentioned this once before, but no one believed me.
That's strange, it works for me. I wish I knew why it doesn't for you :(
But I do know the reason why it doesn't work for both of us (and for some other members, I suspect, like Thunderbird). However, we're not the ones who could do anything about it.
Yeah. Well hopefully this 'upgrade' will change that.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on August 02, 2015, 11:52:06 PM
Guys, I will do my best to keep as much as I can, but like I said, there is no guarantee. Security come first. Anyway, what is it that you think makes some members unable to see the gallery when in session?
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Kyo on August 03, 2015, 03:44:54 AM
Anyway, what is it that you think makes some members unable to see the gallery when in session?
I'm pretty sure the forum group we are in doesn't have the privilege for viewing the Media Gallery. If SMF works like some other forum engines I've seen, it shouldn't take more than three minutes to fix this (or 30 seconds, if you know where to find the needed option).
Although this isn't a big problem - we just need to log out to be able to enter the gallery.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on August 04, 2015, 12:05:03 PM
That's probably it: a permissions problem. I'll  take a look during the upgrade/re-implementation process. :)
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on January 19, 2016, 10:34:53 AM
Bump here. I think we need more votes before concluding anything, as we are a pretty large user-base. Maybe I'll send mass e-mail about this.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on February 22, 2016, 08:23:04 PM
One last bump. I may have to open another poll for this, but let me try here first: which features could you guys LIVE WITHOUT? XD I may have to disable a lot of stuff for a while, like I said before. I want to know which features to treat with the highest priority.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Dragon Mage on February 22, 2016, 09:02:47 PM
We really don't need the shop and the chat never gets used anymore. If we want to chat, we use either Skype or the Shoutbox.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Legacyblade on February 22, 2016, 09:19:47 PM
Yeah, I could totes live without the chat. It's pretty dead now anyways.

Though if you could eventually embed a discord chat in the site, that'd be pretty snazzy.

I like the shoutbox, as it's where most of the site's activity happens. But I feel like if it was removed, people would hang out in chatter spot more.

And the shop? I've never really understood the purpose of it. I don't think I'd miss it if it had to be removed or disabled for awhile.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on February 22, 2016, 09:54:23 PM
Anything else, guys? Profile comments, I take it you're using them? How about the gallery?
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Dragon Mage on February 23, 2016, 01:30:18 AM
I don't want the media gallery, shoutbox or profile comments taken away. However, last time I tried to leave a comment on someones profile the other day, it came up with this message:

(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Forig00.deviantart.net%2F242c%2Ff%2F2016%2F052%2Fc%2F9%2Fwhat_iz_dis__by_dragonmage156-d9sk2hw.png&hash=75fb7e7f1d22b84d606c97459acd575f)

Any reason that may come up? I did insert valid digits or so I thought :deepstuff:
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Sun on February 23, 2016, 01:49:20 AM
Least used: Add one more strike to chat and shop.
If only one thing would go, it's the shop. I don't really see what to use it for.
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Legacyblade on February 23, 2016, 01:51:17 AM
I think we should leave the gallery. (Mostly because I'm working on some quintessence fanart ;) )

But I've never really used profile comments or the buddy system.

To make a more concise list of the features I could definitely do without...

Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Double A on February 23, 2016, 02:12:27 AM
To me it's basically chat and shop I can live without. Still don't understand the purpose of the shop and for chat, well we got the shoutbox. And we've also been doing meet-ups lately on Skype, so, yeah. Profile comments, maybe. I don't really use it that much, but others may do. And leave the gallery running. It's still ok and I visit it every now and then
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Kyo on February 23, 2016, 05:19:47 AM
The only thing we need is the shoutbox. The rest, including the forums, is objectively optional.



(https://freebirdgames.com/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FDk5p5YQ.jpg&hash=4a977bfdb8238415144d2d4a56c5ea92)
Title: Re: Favorite / Most Used Feature? Please vote!
Post by: Arwym (آرویم) on February 23, 2016, 09:40:04 AM
Honestly, I think we should find a balance between forums and shoutbox/chat, so after the upgrade happens, I'll review the "logistics" aspect of the site. XD

Thanks a bunch for your feedback. I think I have a better idea of where to go now.

@Dragon Mage: Thanks for the bug report. I'll look into that as soon as I can.