Fishwrecked site upgrade list

Hey Crew,

Going to use some of the donation money you guys have so generously given to update, upgrade things on the site when my computer nerd mate gets back in two weeks. ;)

 

1: Go straight to latest post on threads over 100 posts long, rather than having to scroll down and click to page 2.

2:

 

I have more but can't think of them at the moment due to a thumping dive headache, if you've got any ideas, suggestions, improvements then please add them to the list.  Thanks again to you guys that have given, you will notice their user names with a fish icon next to it as recognition.

Cheers,

Adam

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adam

Sun, 2008-07-27 15:07

to be able to delete posts!

and as eddie said i think, a specific section on fish..

hope that helps

 

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make posting photos easier

Sun, 2008-07-27 16:12

i'm a computing deadhead, i know its been explained in earlier threads but if there is a more obvious/simple way possible - that'd be gold.

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Upgrade List So Far

Sun, 2008-07-27 16:22

LOL - nothing like a hint - and that was nothing like a hint Ads - no, seriously - I'd donate as soon as I get a job (and you stop being mean to me) :)

In the meantime, I'll donate some organisational skills :)

List So Far:

  • Go straight to latest post on threads over 100 posts long, rather than having to scroll down and click to page 2 - Adam
  • Able to delete posts - tommo 77
  • A specific section on fish - eddie via tommo77
  • Photo albums in alphabetical order - Dreamweaver
  • Display of thread posts when inserting a post - Dreamweaver
  • Ability to mark forum threeads as read, without having accessed them - Dreamweaver
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    yep definately

    Sun, 2008-07-27 16:43

    compressing of the pics when loading has been ticking me off haha!!

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    automatic sizing of pics so

    Sun, 2008-07-27 17:06

    automatic sizing of pics so that they don't push the page out.  which might depend on wether people are using a wide screen monitor or not. 

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    yeah col2

    Sun, 2008-07-27 17:17

    i have a widescreen comp but half the picture only ever comes up its quite annoying i dont know why ...

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    tommo....

    Sun, 2008-07-27 17:19

    Most pics come up ok for me - might be your screen res settings. 

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    ohk i see ...

    Sun, 2008-07-27 17:21

    il try change a few things see how it goes ..

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    Update List ...

    Sun, 2008-07-27 17:16

    List So Far:

  • Go straight to latest post on threads over 100 posts long, rather than having to scroll down and click to page 2 - Adam
  • Able to delete posts - tommo 77
  • A specific section on fish - eddie via tommo77
  • Photo albums in alphabetical order - Dreamweaver
  • Display of thread posts when inserting a post - Dreamweaver
  • Ability to mark forum threeads as read, without having accessed them - Dreamweaver
  • Opening the link in a new tab or window when clicking on Outside Links ie www.google.com.au - NoWorries
  • Automatic sizing of pic's so it doesn't push out the page size. - NoWorries
  • A 'Notify Moderators' facility that PMs all moderators - instead of having to send 4 PMs. (Could be post driven, thread driven, or menu driven) - Dreamweaver
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    There is plenty of code he

    Sun, 2008-07-27 18:25

    There is plenty of code he can salvage from elsewhere to put a little up and down arrow for all posts. That way you can elect to see newest first or last.

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    more cpu maybe..... i tried

    Sun, 2008-07-27 19:32

    more cpu maybe..... i tried for at least half hour last night to get onto site and then gave up... damn spam

     

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    Cool

    Sun, 2008-07-27 20:25

    Cheers Jes, will look into that one.

    As for the photo galleries, they won't change, but I do need to re-order them a bit.  The first 10 galleries are those guys/groups which joined and supported the site early and is my way of thanking them.  Some new ones have slipped in above where they should be and will be re-adjuste when I get some time.

    The other suggestions are great, will get onto them when my mate gets back.  C'mon Col, I thought I was being really subtle... Wink

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    is there

    Sun, 2008-07-27 20:38

    a way to put a short video on without going through google ? if not would it be possible to set something up?

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    hrm

    Sun, 2008-07-27 20:51

    I can try that Russ, I've been reluctant to do it before because I'm sure some numbnut from another site will try to continously upload stuff to slow the site down.  If I can set it up so you need a password to log into it then it may work, just depends on how much work is involved in doing it as computer techie's don't come cheap these days.  If its easy to do and viable then I will certainly look into it.  Good idea mate.

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    it would

    Sun, 2008-07-27 22:06

    be good to see some under and over water action on here just for members.just thought it would be good

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    definatly something to fix

    Sun, 2008-07-27 22:20

    definatly something to fix the account suspended cpu usage over used or something like that error, another forum i frequent has a " whos birthday " window in the corner ? but other than that keep up the good work

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    agreed with feral

    Mon, 2008-07-28 15:53

    the cpu over usage suspended thing is so frustrating ... does anyone know why that really happens???

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    Adam - Site Comments

    Mon, 2008-07-28 07:21

    Ads - you being subtle? Hahahaha LOL

    Definately agree with the CPU bu boofhead, I had the same problem on Saurday night when attempting to upload my pics - copped the same CPU screen and also gave up. 

    Point taken on the photo galleries - but maybe deploy Till's idea so we can sort them before we post. It's a bit of a drag having to scroll though, find and select your gallery each time you go to add a pic in a series?

     

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    a window that pops up when

    Mon, 2008-07-28 07:44

    a window that pops up when you get a private msg,

    happens on a couple of car forums im on ??

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    What about a FAQ section?

    Mon, 2008-07-28 08:28

    I see alot of posts asking the same questions/advices as 100 times previously? perhaps a window could open after making a new thread with a list of previous threads with the same topic in title? It could be made more user friendly by only listing the top ten threads based on number of posts or reads?

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    Good idea carassious.....2 more Update Requests

    Mon, 2008-07-28 08:59

    Spell checker 

    Save option - for long posts (reports etc). Many of us have sufferred the pain of typing in a long report or detailed response to something, only to loose it just before you click  the Post Comment button. This can currently be worked around in two ways:

    1) External software - typing up the post in say MS Word (or some other word application), then posting it. This has limitations as you can't format the text compliantly.

    2) Incremental - type up, format and imbed images a bit at a time, post, then edit and add a bit more, until you're completed. But that posts the thread before you are finished - tedious and probably a bit frustrating for those that want to view it.

    The save button, would save the content to the server, but wouldn't display a post. It would simply represent your post ready to edit again. With the text input scrollorable dialogue box up and the curser positioned at the last point.

    You repeat this process untill you are finished, edit as required etc, then click on the Post comment button. 

    (Hope that makes sense!) 

     

     

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    Dictionary

    Mon, 2008-07-28 15:35

    So NORMAL people can understand what some of you's are going on about .

     

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    Mav...

    Mon, 2008-07-28 16:15

    ...then you know the proper meaning of normal WinkLaughing

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    when you click on "new" to

    Wed, 2008-07-30 18:31

    when you click on "new" to go to new posts in a main post you go straight to the new posts .... EXCEPT... when there is 2 pages.... is there a way around this??? would be good if there was......

     

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    Boof...

    Wed, 2008-07-30 18:36

    Yes, Ads is onto this, that was his starting point on this thread. 

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    cool..... wasnt sure...  i

    Wed, 2008-07-30 18:56

    cool..... wasnt sure...

     i just scrolled up to the top and said to myself " self, your an idiot! scroll up and read it all again.... you bloody idiot"

    thanks Col... next time just tell me im an idiot and read it properly....Laughing

    im an elephant not just cause i never forget(except for this bloody oldtimers ) but cause i got thick skin as well.....lol

     

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    No Boof

    Thu, 2008-07-31 07:11

    ...you're not an idiot Laughing

    This thread is getting pretty long, so it's inevitable that there will be duplications on suggestions, better to suggest a good idea twice than not at all Laughing

    I'll post a consolidated list soon.  

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    Sign in saved...

    Wed, 2008-07-30 21:11

    ... Is it possible to have a little box down the bottom of the sign in details to tick, if you want fishwreck to remember your sign in details... so you don't have to sign in ever time you enter the site?

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    Sign in saving

    Wed, 2008-07-30 21:26


    A way to avoid having to sign in each time is to sign in first then go to Latest content and save that page as your favourite. Just don;t log out and you won't have to log back in again. That's how I do it and it works for me.
    Cheers

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    us too

    Wed, 2008-07-30 21:31

    saves time one day to the next

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    cheers...

    Wed, 2008-07-30 21:35

    ... thanks for the heads up Andy!

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    Me too Andy

    Thu, 2008-07-31 07:13

    Yeah, that's how I have mine set up. 

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    Updated Upgrade List

    Thu, 2008-07-31 08:33

  • ITEM 1 - LATEST POST SCROLLING:

  • EXPLANATION - Go straight to latest post on threads over 100 posts long, rather than having to scroll down and click to page 2
  • BY - Adam also requested by boofhead.
  • ITEM 2 - POSTING PHOTOS:

  • EXPLANATION - Making posting photos easier. i'm a computing deadhead, i know its been explained in earlier threads but if there is a more obvious/simple way possible - that'd be gold.
  • BY - Hansie

  • ITEM 3 - POST DELETION:

  • EXPLANATION - Ability to delete your own posts rather than asking Admin / Moderators.
  • BY - tommo 77
  • ITEM 4 - FORUM CONTENT:

  • EXPLANATION - A specific section on fish
  • BY - eddie via tommo77
  • ITEM 5 - PHOTO ALBUMS:

  • EXPLANATION - Photo albums in alphabetical order
  • BY - Dreamweaver
  • FEEDBACK / COMMENT:

  • Adam - As for the photo galleries, they won't change, but I do need to re-order them a bit. The first 10 galleries are those guys/groups which joined and supported the site early and is my way of thanking them. Some new ones have slipped in above where they should be and will be re-adjuste when I get some time.
  • Dreamweaver - Point taken on the photo galleries - but maybe deploy Till's idea so we can sort them before we post. It's a bit of a drag having to scroll though, find and select your gallery each time you go to add a pic in a series?
  • ITEM 6 - POSTING/THREAD DISPLAY:

  • EXPLANATION - Display of thread posts when inserting a post
  • BY - Dreamweaver
  • ITEM 7 - MARKING THREADS AS READ:

  • EXPLANATION - Ability to mark forum threeads as read, without having accessed them.
  • BY - Dreamweaver
  • ITEM 8 - HTML LINK HANDLING:

  • EXPLANATION - Opening the link in a new tab or window when clicking on Outside Links ie www.google.com.au
  • ITEM 9 - IMAGE SIZING:

  • EXPLANATION - Automatic sizing of pic's so it doesn't push out the page size.
  • ITEM 10 - POST SORTING:

  • EXPLANATION - There is plenty of code he can salvage from elsewhere to put a little up and down arrow for all posts. That way you can elect to see newest first or last.
  • BY - till
  • ITEM 11 - CPU ENHANCEMENT:

  • EXPLANATION - To avoid / minimimise CPU 'no access' message
  • BY - boofhead
  • FEEDBACK / COMMENT:

  • boofhead - i tried for at least half hour last night to get onto site and then gave up... damn spam
  • Adam - Cheers Jes, will look into that one
  • feral1975 - definatly something to fix the account suspended cpu usage over used or something like that error
  • tommo77 - the cpu over usage suspended thing is so frustrating
  • Dreamweaver - Definately agree with the CPU by boofhead, I had the same problem on Saurday night when attempting to upload my pics - copped the same CPU screen and also gave up.
  • ITEM 12 - SHORT VIDEO UPLOAD:

  • EXPLANATION - a way to put a short video on without going through google ? if not would it be possible to set something up?
  • BY - Russ
  • FEEDBACK / COMMENT:

  • Adam - I can try that Russ, I've been reluctant to do it before because I'm sure some numbnut from another site will try to continously upload stuff to slow the site down. If I can set it up so you need a password to log into it then it may work, just depends on how much work is involved in doing it as computer techie's don't come cheap these days. If its easy to do and viable then I will certainly look into it. Good idea mate.
  • Russ - It would be good to see some under and over water action on here just for members.just thought it would be good
  • ITEM 13 - BIRTHDAYS:

  • EXPLANATION - another forum i frequent has a " whos birthday " window in the corner
  • BY - feral1975
  • ITEM 14 - PRIVATE MESSAGE NOTIFICATION:

  • EXPLANATION - a window that pops up when you get a private msg,happens on a couple of car forums im on ??
  • BY - boogernissan
  • ITEM 15 - FAQ SECTION

  • EXPLANATION - I see alot of posts asking the same questions/advices as 100 times previously? perhaps a window could open after making a new thread with a list of previous threads with the same topic in title? It could be made more user friendly by only listing the top ten threads based on number of posts or reads?
  • BY - carassius
  • ITEM 16 - SPELL CHECKER

  • EXPLANATION - self evident
  • BY - Dreamweaver
  • ITEM 17 - POST SAVE OPTION

  • EXPLANATION - for long posts (reports etc). Many of us have sufferred the pain of typing in a long report or detailed response to something, only to loose it just before you click the Post Comment button. This can currently be worked around in two ways:
  • 1) External software - typing up the post in say MS Word (or some other word application), then posting it. This has limitations as you can't format the text compliantly.

    2) Incremental - type up, format and imbed images a bit at a time, post, then edit and add a bit more, until you're completed. But that posts the thread before you are finished - tedious and probably a bit frustrating for those that want to view it.

    The save button, would save the content to the server, but wouldn't display a post. It would simply represent your post ready to edit again. With the text input scrollorable dialogue box up and the curser positioned at the last point.

    You repeat this process untill you are finished, edit as required etc, then click on the Post comment button.

    (Hope that makes sense!)

  • BY - Dreamweaver

  • ITEM 18 - SIGN IN SAVED

  • EXPLANATION - Is it possible to have a little box down the bottom of the sign in details to tick, if you want fishwreck to remember your sign in details... so you don't have to sign in ever time you enter the site?
  • BY - dpost80
  • FEEDBACK / COMMENT:

  • Andy - A way to avoid having to sign in each time is to sign in first then go to Latest content and save that page as your favourite. Just don;t log out and you won't have to log back in again. That's how I do it and it works for me.
  • Russ - It would be good to see some under and over water action on here just for members.just thought it would be good
  • ITEM 19 - NOTIFY MODERATORS FACILITY

  • EXPLANATION - PMs all moderators - instead of having to send 4 PMs. (Could be post driven, thread driven, or menu driven)
  • BY - Dreamweaver
  • I hope the above format is agreeable to all. I thought it might be a good iea to consolidate content of requests and comments which can be updated.

    Adam - you could add in a status section for each item - Underway, Not adopted, Completed etc (once work is tarted on them) - just a thought.

     

     






     

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    I feel that deleting a post

    Thu, 2008-07-31 09:29

    I feel that deleting a post should not be allowed. This is a public forum and sometimes the responses given are a reaction to the earlier or original post. If the post were deleted, the thread might not make sense anymore.

    Yes, allowing one to edit the post has almost the same effect, however if the original post was quoted, then edited, the quoted response will not change (same for a quoted post that was deleted). It is then possible for the readers to draw their own conclusions.

    However if the original post was edited by erasing everything, the post will still stay, but be message area would be empty. If it is deleted, it is gone with no trace.

    Ouch - that hurt my head, can't think what it would do to yours!

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    LOL Alfred - Deleting Your Own Posts

    Thu, 2008-07-31 09:42

    Thanks Alfred, had to take two panadol after that! hehehehehe!

    IMO - I can see your point with regards to thread continuity, but I feel that if we could delete posts it would be better. I'll be self honest and humble enough to say that I have, on occassions, been guilty of posting content, that, on reflection, or constructive feedback from other members, I've wanted to delete. In such cases, I've simply sent a PM to Ads, Tim, Andy or Colin - depending as to who is on line at the time.

    Personally, I think removing the original post all together and making the whole episode invisible is better and tidier as leaving any sort of 'footprint' can solicit further comment and inflame the situation, or at least, give rise to enquiry.

    Self deletion, would also, of course save Ads and the team some work I expect.

    anyway...my 10c :) 

     

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    For those guys writing a

    Thu, 2008-07-31 09:56

    For those guys writing a long post, if you're using firefox it can keep the data if you accidentlally close the window or your computer crashes. If you're not using firefox then you're missing out :p 

    For those with firefox, for it to keep the data, you need to go to Tools>Options>Privacy, then click the text box "remember what I enter in forms and the search bar" (or alt+f will do it too).

    If you accidentally close a window, then go History>Recently Closed Tabs and click on the tab you wanted, and it will reload, with your data you've filled out as well.

    If you're computer crashes, when you restart firefox, it will ask you if you want to restore the previous session. Click OK and as long as you've ticked the text box above, then it will restore all your tabs as well as all the data you've inputed.


    Also, when you sign in, you can tell it to remember you're username (you can do this in both firefox and IE) 

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