AdamManchester

Forum Suggestions

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It says suggestions in the description for this sub-forum so here are mine...

Hire a vBulletin designer for a custom theme (but keep it minimalist such as the current default theme and not flashy)

Or at least get rid of the huge vBulletin logo at the top of each page, that way more stuff fills the page on load for less scrolling down, etc.

Reduce the number of sticky topics on the main forum or combine some of them.

Replace the Java-based Chat Room with Flash-based Chat Room such as the app from Userpane. In fact an Ajax-based one would be best if one existed.

Put a restriction on the max number of characters possible for the "Location" on profiles, some WGs have lengthy ones that expand to fill half width of the page, I see one member here with a location that's 77 characters long!

But I do like the restriction on not being able to hotlink/embed images in posts.

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Put a restriction on the max number of characters possible for the "Location" on profiles, some WGs have lengthy ones that expand to fill half width of the page, I see one member here with a location that's 77 characters long!.

Even Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch isn't 77 characters long :(.

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Even Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch isn't 77 characters long :(.

but

The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave".might be, but I'm not counting them.

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The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave".might be, but I'm not counting them.

93 excluding spaces but of course including punctutation marks - tough I might have made a deliberate mistake to get some of you checking.

Helen, you knew you had enough admirers for someone to come arse-licking to you with the answer - even someone you have dumped from your PM correspondence list (and justifiably I might say).

:):(

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The one thing I would really like - though that's down to vBulletin - is a 'Back to the Top" button!!

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The one thing I would really like - though that's down to vBulletin - is a 'Back to the Top" button!!

You mean scroll back to the top?

I usually press Home on my keyboard for that.

I think it's possible if admin modifys the default template and adds an anchor at the top and a hyperlink at the bottom of each page linking to that anchor.

Even Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch isn't 77 characters long :(.

Actually I was wrong, it was 91 characters long not 77 :)

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The one thing I would really like - though that's down to vBulletin - is a 'Back to the Top" button!!

Actually there's one there already, next to the Archive hyperlink at the bottom of the page, titled "Top".

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even someone you have dumped from your PM correspondence list (and justifiably I might say).

:):(

Who what where when????????? I never Ahh sayed Never dump anyone from my P.M. C.L.

*Goes to check

* Comes back from checking. Nope nothing on ignore list apart from a wee Idjit

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Who what where when????????? I never Ahh sayed Never dump anyone from my P.M. C.L.

*Goes to check

* Comes back from checking. Nope nothing on ignore list apart from a wee Idjit

Ah no, nothing so formal as putting me on ignore list, just didn't answer after a wee spell of PM exchanges - but nothing serious meant, just enjoyed the contact with you was all I meant. :(

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Call it what it is Pnet Forum or similar rather than Message Board, i know from personal experience many punters didnt know there was a forum till i told them.

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You mean scroll back to the top?

I usually press Home on my keyboard for that.

I think it's possible if admin modifys the default template and adds an anchor at the top and a hyperlink at the bottom of each page linking to that anchor.

Actually I was wrong, it was 91 characters long not 77 :(

Thanks for the info re 'Back to the Top'. I don't normally scroll that far down. Was looking for something at the bottom of posts but, like you said, 'Home' seems to do the job. Ta.

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I'd like the chat room to stop shouting "WELCOME!". Make's it difficult to skive at work when you've left your speakers on.

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I'd like the chat room to stop shouting "WELCOME!". Make's it difficult to skive at work when you've left your speakers on.

Easy - turn sound off before entering Chat!

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It says suggestions in the description for this sub-forum so here are mine...

Hire a vBulletin designer for a custom theme (but keep it minimalist such as the current default theme and not flashy)

Or at least get rid of the huge vBulletin logo at the top of each page, that way more stuff fills the page on load for less scrolling down, etc.

Reduce the number of sticky topics on the main forum or combine some of them.

Replace the Java-based Chat Room with Flash-based Chat Room such as the app from Userpane. In fact an Ajax-based one would be best if one existed.

Put a restriction on the max number of characters possible for the "Location" on profiles, some WGs have lengthy ones that expand to fill half width of the page, I see one member here with a location that's 77 characters long!

But I do like the restriction on not being able to hotlink/embed images in posts.

One of the reasons I think G has kept the Pnet "branding" pretty minimal is that it makes it easier to browse inconspicuously.

Some sites scream porn/sex the moment they load - much more difficult to explain :D

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Sometimes old threads get bumped to the front page which causes confusion as some users don't read the date, is there a built-in feature or add-on to vBulletin that auto-locks threads that have had no postings in for example last 30 days?

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I don't mind the default settings for the style, and it does help make it look normal and inconspicuous (as opposed to a custom design with adult banners everywhere).

What I find frustrating is the way my posts still require approval - I try and join in discussions, but if it's active then my replies are buried before they are moderator approved.

Think I read somewhere that members are probationary up to 10 posts, but as I currently have over 20, I'm finding it hard to feel part of the community while still moderated and not allowed to properly engage.

Take pity please, mods, but feel free to delete this no doubt "requires approval" post as you see fit. :rolleyes:

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