DLP Improvement

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  1. Thread icon indicates new chapters

    Change the colour/image of the picture next to the thread for around a week if there's a new post tagged as a chapter on a wbA thread. That way you can tell, at a glance, whether the author has updated as opposed to the thread being bumped by a commenter.

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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…

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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.

      • 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…

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        • 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.

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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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            • 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…

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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.

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