DLP Improvement

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  1. Option to show only posts from the OP in a thread

    To make it easier to read and re-read large WBA threads, rather than sorting through potentially hundreds of replies to find old chapters. This would be particularly useful if the thread isn't bookmarked properly.

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    • Notifications in Group Threads

      Make it so people can be mentioned or quoted in a group thread and be somehow notified of it. Alternatively, it could be made so the group owner can somehow draw the attention of all group members. That way owners don't have to PM everyone to let them know that there's something in the group for them to look at.

      4 votes
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      • Disable thread star-ratings in WBA section

        This reflects the fact WBA =/= For Review. WBA is for feedback on first drafts, it doesn't make sense to be rating fics there like a review section. People leaving ratings without any feedback in WBA can be actively harmful.

        5 votes
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        • GFY Support

          Ability to embed GFYs. They load so much faster than GIFs.

          2 votes
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          • Alerts System

            A new icon on the main dashboard (where User CP et al is). It would have a number beside it to let you know how many alerts. Users could customize it to their own preferences.

            Alert on thread updates, post likes, when somebody quotes you etc.

            I know we have the subscribe feature, but nobody wants a dozen emails each day.

            4 votes
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            • Upload Documents to WbA

              Currently it can be a real challenge to get a story from a text document into a forum post with correct formatting.

              Is it at all feasible to implement the ability to upload a file onto the forum and have formatting converted correctly automatically? This would be a huge improvement on the many tedious workarounds people currently go through. See this thread: https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=28446

              6 votes
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              • Show all library threads on "Library List"

                Currently at least "Stages of Hope" are not appearing ( https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showthread.php?t=22471 ) - (note story is in recycle bin, but it is hidden both with enable and disable option "recycling bin off")

                3 votes
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                • Add the default text color to the color bank

                  Default font-ing a chapter and going through the whole thing to add back in all of the italics and bolds and such is a minor annoyance, but it is an annoyance.

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                    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                  • Option for thread subscription only for updates from the thread starter, especially for WBA threads.

                    Or maybe a flag for the thread starter to set, to alert subscribers of a new chapter.

                    17 votes
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                    • Change the "Rate Thread" button to "Rate Fic" in the Library subforum. It'd slightly ease confusion for noobs grasping how DLP works.

                      When I was a noob, I wondered what the point of rating threads on DLP was. It seemed to be almost an e-peen thing that was added on so that OPs could feel good about themselves if they'd made a good thread. It wasn't until later that I realised their significance here. I wouldn't be surprised if some noobs temporarily assumed that the correct method of rating a fic was to write a "x/5 vote" in their posts without realising that they should use the Rate Thread tool instead.

                      Can we change the "Rate Thread" button to "Rate Fic" in…

                      7 votes
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                        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                      • Musical Subforum.

                        A subforum in Real Life Discussion that only has music threads inside it, along with music based TV shows, such as X-Factor or American Idol.

                        6 votes
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                        • Better UI for Forum Threads

                          Merrill suggested,

                          Assuming it's feasible, one way of going about what I'm thinking about is coding that forum to behave differently.

                          Rough sketch of what I'd like to see:
                          http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y21/Helvius/exampleofsomething.png

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                          Alternate Universe

                          Either make the initial poster capable of picking two or three tags, in addition to the story's rating, or perhaps experiment with allowing the DLP membership as a whole being able to adjust the story. Each poster (who actually reviews) is able to select one or two tags that have a very easily understood symbol associated with it. After 5 or so reviews, the…

                          148 votes
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                            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • Breakdown of Votes

                            Rubicon suggested,

                            An idea that came to me while reading through some library threads:

                            Show a breakdown of the votes by rating, rather than just an average. Something like this:

                            http://i.imgur.com/1XnVj.png

                            So you could see at a glance, for instance, whether a 3-star story got all 3-star reviews, or an even split of 1-star and 5-star reviews, etc.

                            137 votes
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                              planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                            • How about...

                              I want a new theme for DLP, something more modern. I want full PC integration. Raven didn't build Patronus Charm because it wanted it to sit and look pretty. He wanted it used. Maybe do something more with that FFFN filter that Moatra built. A link on the main DLP header, something directing traffic to it, since its now hosted on DLP's server.

                              These things I think will generate more traffic.

                              86 votes
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                              • Fix ninja posting

                                https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?p=488956&postcount=210

                                Basically, if someone replied in the time between you seeing the last post and replying to it, don't submit your post but show you the new reply.

                                48 votes
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                                • Library Improvements II

                                  Expanding on what Merril suggested regarding the Library and the UI, a different way to post things in For Review.

                                  When you create a new thread to post a story, there's not only the normal text field, but a form, which includes fields like Category, Rating, Summary, Pairing, etc., which you *must* fill out to post the thread. What you have entered then automatically becomes the header you currently have to write yourself. The text field is only there for your opinion and the maybe the rating.

                                  With this submit mask, all threads will have a minimum standard, even if…

                                  21 votes
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                                    This is definitely on my TODO list, removing the barrier to posting stories and standardizing / updating the metadata format.

                                    I’d also like to change up the view to pull in more updated information from the DLP API now that it’s available. Again, working on it.

                                  • Picture Intensive Threads

                                    Be able to mark threads as picture-intensive threads. These threads, when opened, only load images in unread posts. You have to click a button to load the pictures already posted.

                                    Purpose is to prevent the annoying "thread scrolls away from you as you try to look at pics" effect.

                                    38 votes
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                                    • An option to ignore a thread, like you can individual people.

                                      Militis, Custer, Gizmore, KrzaQ, Portus, Purple, Rubicon, Silens Cursor, TheSoundOfSilence, Xantam, and Zennith all suggest.

                                      59 votes
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                                      • Ellisande fix

                                        https://forums.darklordpotter.net/showpost.php?p=475344&postcount=142

                                        Warn users when they make annoying and cringeworthy spelling and grammar errors. Could of/should of should be trivial to catch since they are never correct.

                                        38 votes
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                                        • Disable pictures

                                          The ability to disable all pictures in posts, sigs and avatars for the iPhone style layout. Or just in general.

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