Posted by: DarkKlown [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 22, 2012 09:39AM
So maybe I'm gonna look at doing another site rewrite. I'd like to hear from people to what features they'd like to see. I'm tempted to rewrite everything in python as a learning exercise and would like to hear what people want.

I'm thinking of:

    [*] allowing for galleries (so you can upload a grouping of photos),
    [*] private photos/galleries (so you can upload something but it wont appear in the normal galleries and can only be seen via direct linking)
    [*] live chat system
    [*] allow auth via open account methods.. ie facebook/google+ etc
    [*] update forum
    [*] deploy css based site

Any additions?
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 22, 2012 10:01AM
Allow tagging when uploading images
Consider multi-image uploads (at least maybe for registered users over X amount of time?)

Umm I dunno, there's loads of things. I'll think more.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 22, 2012 02:06PM
those are all great ideas guys. i'm not sure what the advantage of having a direct linked image would be though.
does "update the forum" mean voting might come back? i loved that option.
a search by key words in comments might be good to find pics, for pullovers or whatever, that people named.

most important, i want the option to be able to reach through the screen and knock the shit out of a few people. (*horse*)(*finger*)clown
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 22, 2012 02:09PM
a grouping of some sort of pics named all the same would be cool. "random, ..........., cameltoe, yada yada yada, other than the obvious tagging system.

and free $100 bills on Mondays. smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 22, 2012 02:14PM
oh....and real pics of you 2.
Posted by: quasi [x] - (68.28.230.---)
Date: July 22, 2012 02:35PM
I'm pretty happy with not having the horrendous slowdown that's been happening regularly at this time each week. Guess that should have been under "first world problems" while it was happening.
Posted by: GAK67 [x] - (202.36.8.---)
Date: July 22, 2012 09:12PM
"i want the option to be able to reach through the screen and knock the shit out of a few people" - it's nice to know you're thinking of me fossil (and yes I am assuming I'm on that list).

I think the "allow auth via open account methods.. ie facebook/google+ etc" might bring some new blood to the site - so it's probably a good idea.

I also think having some of the features available only to those who have signed up is a good idea - it will encourage people to not hide behind the anon tag.
Posted by: pro_junior [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 22, 2012 10:31PM
if only there were some way the IOTW could change weekly...spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 22, 2012 11:01PM
i like Yak's last idea. smiling bouncing smiley
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 22, 2012 11:04PM
if the IOTW actually changed weekly by votes, there would be nothing but girls in bikinis every time. look at the top list
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 22, 2012 11:16PM
Yeah, that was always the problem with automating it. Well, there's a few, particularly on this site (some of the issues are lesser on the porn side) but.. there's not typically enough votes to distinguish a weekly winner, they'd all be along the same lines (not saying I don't choose things on the same line but I try to mix it up at least a little bit whenever I bother doing it), and the last one is page loading size. Unlike the thumbs in the gallery which are generated and small, the IOTW on the front page is the FULL image just shrunk in-browser. This means that if, say, people liked the 5 meg Mars rover picture I uploaded a few weeks ago, page load time would be 20 seconds for most people (or 25 minutes for those on a modem) which isn't acceptable smiling smiley

Given one of the things search engines profile and rank against is page load time, I still try to keep things as fast as possible (which is one of the reasons for the recent hardware replacement, to try and make things a little snappier around here).

On the porn side we get enough votes but I still try to keep things 'relatively' tasteful on the main page, don't go for full spread-eagle shots etc - which typically perform the best in voting (same as bikini shots do here).

It's a tricky one. And honestly if people nominated pictures in my 'suggest an IOTW' thread I'd probably do it more often too winking smiley
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 23, 2012 12:16AM
Flexible image scaling: WHen viewing an image, if I have free space on my browser window (particularly on my desktop with high res screen), let's use it - rather than the image being scaled smaller than it needs to be and having to expand it.
Posted by: pro_junior [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 23, 2012 01:02AM
fossil_digger Wrote:
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> if the IOTW actually changed weekly by votes,
> there would be nothing but girls in bikinis every
> time. look at the top list


I didn't say anything about votes...
Posted by: woberto [x] - (144.136.97.---)
Date: July 23, 2012 05:41AM
From an holistic approach;
Personal webpage etc = bad
Interactivity = good
Comment bubbles inspire views
Trolls inspire comments on comments
Votes inspire return views and debate
Polls inspire community
Forums inspire tumbleweeds smiling smiley
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 23, 2012 09:34AM
but votes are what P goes by to chose the IOTW
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 23, 2012 09:36AM
It helps but really it's a bit random smiling smiley If there's been a good image with some good votes uploaded recently it's likely to be chosen, otherwise I flick around and try to find something good.
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 23, 2012 11:08AM
I like all the ideas so far.

I am still wanting a way to know who uploaded the pic before viewing it so I am putting that out again smiling smiley I know most think that is trivial, and it is, but I'd still like it.
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 26, 2012 05:29PM
If you're gonna change the stars coding then stop it from going to another image after voting. I don't want an image in my face I didn't choose to look at.

The number of views counter is kinda flawed too. It should be one view per user counted.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26/07/2012 05:32PM by BlahX3.
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 26, 2012 08:23PM
How about an auto-refresh at least for the gallery page? I think that would be pretty cool.

Change the posting rules to reflect something closer to reality too.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (49.176.100.---)
Date: July 26, 2012 10:45PM
The need for clicks is a commercial reality.
Assuming you have users online...
Voting and going to the next pic is very common practice, deployed in many different ways.
I would like to see "new uploads since my last visit".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26/07/2012 10:46PM by woberto.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 27, 2012 12:01AM
how about a whiney bitch of the month award? spinning smiley sticking its tongue out
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 27, 2012 12:29AM
How about we just crown you whiney bitch of the decade and be done with it? smiling smiley

Re the moving to next image, that discussion goes back a long, long time (back to 2004 when Revert still existed here) where I think he wanted it to go to a random image and I said that I wanted it to go to next image after somebody voted. The idea being that, at least when we had a small number of pictures, it'd be easier to find the oldest (new) image that you haven't seen and then vote your way through to current.

I think it was even implemented as random image for a while, and the link at the top said "next image" instead of "random image" if I recall.

New images since my last visit would be cool though, particularly on the porn side, not quite as relevant here (though there's been a few pics posted lately which is nice to see). Though that would also tie in with my idea of finding the image and voting your way through.

The counter.. well, as far as the site is concerned it's served you again so it's a new view. In the same way that if you go to McDonalds and buy a Big Mac every day, just because they've fed you before doesn't mean it's not a new burger winking smiley The page generation is still loaded from the database, so it's a fresh hit every time (even the side boxes will change if you refresh - it's all dynamic).

It's not so much a commercial reality on this site though, as we don't have any paid advertising here - it's porn that keeps things afloat (well, it used to generate about 80% of the costs but now with the new server it's probably closer to 35%).
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 27, 2012 10:32AM
I appreciate the explanations. It may seem like whining but I'm really just commenting and suggesting as requested. If that amounts to whining then ok, I'm a whiney bitch. Gimme the fucking crown.
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 27, 2012 11:40AM
since skull with no brains has gone awol, you might get to keep the burger king crown all to yourself. (*binladen*)
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 27, 2012 12:46PM
No it's ok, you can keep it.
Posted by: pulse [x] - (Moderator)
Date: July 27, 2012 10:15PM
I was actually calling FD a whiner, but really all of you are just whiney bitches smiling smiley
Posted by: fossil_digger [x] - (76.185.173.---)
Date: July 28, 2012 12:29AM
i'm tellin'. (*finger*)
Posted by: woberto [x] - (144.136.97.---)
Date: July 28, 2012 01:33AM
Don't make me he-bitch man-slap you.
Posted by: woberto [x] - (144.136.97.---)
Date: July 28, 2012 02:11AM
Why do you need a home page and then a gallery?
Can't the home page just be a gallery?
And could you make it look like this but with the comment balloons?
Posted by: BlahX3 [x] - (96.39.185.---)
Date: July 28, 2012 07:41AM
So how many Burger King crowns do we need?

I rarely go to the home page, I have the gallery bookmarked.
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