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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by marurun Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:52 am

My personal opinion is that we shouldn't do a charity unless there is a community reason to do so. Which is not to say that we shouldn't all be charitable in our lives, but now that our community is a little less active in some ways, there are fewer instances of tragedy that touch directly on the community that compel our support. In recent years it has also tended to come together at the last minute, meaning it becomes kind of a mess to sort out. I think if a community charity auction/drive is going to work, we need to have a viable individual or cause identified much earlier in the fall.

Despite the rough patches in recent years, I am grateful to those who have stepped up to organize and participate, especially Anapan. But I think maybe we should take a year off and reflect on how we really want this kind of thing to look and operate when and if we attempt to do it next year.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by racketboy Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:57 am

I think that sounds good personally. From a different perspective, give people more of a chance to build up reserves of items to post for auction :)
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by Ziggy587 Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:12 pm

marurun wrote:Despite the rough patches in recent years, I am grateful to those who have stepped up to organize and participate, especially Anapan. But I think maybe we should take a year off and reflect on how we really want this kind of thing to look and operate when and if we attempt to do it next year.


+1

A lot of the years, I feel like we started way too late. I always felt that we should start prepping way earlier in the year.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by Ziggy587 Sat May 18, 2019 7:12 pm

The mobile version of the forum is missing a jump to last post button that the desktop site has. It's rather annoying. Any chance on adding it? Unless it already exists and I'm just missing it.
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by BogusMeatFactory Sun May 19, 2019 5:33 am

Ziggy587 wrote:The mobile version of the forum is missing a jump to last post button that the desktop site has. It's rather annoying. Any chance on adding it? Unless it already exists and I'm just missing it.


You can do this in the mobile version... Sort of. You can jump to the first unread post in a thread by touching the little page icon underneath the thread title. It doesn't send you to the last post but it does send you to the first unread.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by Ziggy587 Sun May 19, 2019 6:35 am

That icon is only there if there are any unread posts. But take this thread for example. I had no unread posts in this thread, so my only option was to start at page 1.
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by Ziggy587 Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:11 pm

So I thought of this because Ack posted a thread to coincide with a new article on the front page...

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And it made me think... Why don't we create a new thread EVERY time a new article is posted on the front page? I know there's the comments section below the article, but the actual forum is much more robust. It would allow for a nice discussion for each article. Not to mention, alert forum regulars that a new article was posted. I'm guilty of hoping straight to the forums, and only checking the front page periodically. I know others have admitted they do this too.

On this same topic, it also made me think, "Why doesn't Racketboy have an email subscription to alert people that new articles were posted?" And then I checked... Oh yeah, it does exist, but it's kind of out of site. It's alllll the way at the bottom of the page, and then it's really small and only an envelope icon. I would suggest advertising a little harder that this option exists. I could see if you disagree putting it on the top of page. But perhaps on the top or bottom of each article? Like, "Click here to subscribe for email alerts so you can be notified every time a new article is published!"
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Re: Official Racketboy Suggestion Forum Thread

by Anapan Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:03 am

I want user-submitted pictures on the racketboy.com main page. Rules will need to be made etc, but I just want to submit the same picture without the dithering.
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by Ziggy587 Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:56 pm

Ziggy587 wrote:On this same topic, it also made me think, "Why doesn't Racketboy have an email subscription to alert people that new articles were posted?" And then I checked... Oh yeah, it does exist, but it's kind of out of site. It's alllll the way at the bottom of the page, and then it's really small and only an envelope icon. I would suggest advertising a little harder that this option exists. I could see if you disagree putting it on the top of page. But perhaps on the top or bottom of each article? Like, "Click here to subscribe for email alerts so you can be notified every time a new article is published!"


So I believed there is a pop up for email subscriptions, but you can X it out. I guess I dismissed it long ago and it never came back, and so I forgot about it!
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