Here is my current progress on elfens post of sugestions:
ok guys the whitish text the requests, green text DeMiNe0's reply and the blue text just some comments by Elfen Lied
either bring back the shoutbox or some institute some kinda live chat a form of d3.com msn, we faithful members miss the shoutbox bad, you could have shoutbox or live chat on a seperate page only accessable by members of this site, that way guests would be able to read whats in it, that and spamming why the shoutbox was taken away wasnt it
Done, look at the java irc client.
cool, still some people cant access it, is Livechat/shoutbox still a possiblity
inactive account deletion after 3 months or so, coz something really needs to be done about the abundance of inactive accounts here (sorry if it seems a little harse its just how i feel and im not the only one with this point of view)
inactive accounts need to stay for the purpose of brining people back through mailings if we happen to find somthing more interested to add to the site. This is the reason why we have the "Active Member" count. This ensures that people know how active the site is.
ok then, but it is annoying having all those guys just sitting there for 4 or so months and not posting
different names other than junior member, member, and senior member (prehaps the ones i suggested in my new post names poll http://www.diablo3.com/forums/showth...ght=post+names) and if these names are choosen, a link to a page that says, what each name is and how many post you need for each (people keep asking it gets annoying, [this kind of things really should be in the FAQ, im not sure if it is])
I think im going to go with your titles. I dont want to post a page that says when a user will get each title, because it gives a user something to spam toards. I rather just leave it as a surpise on when they'll get the rank,
right on, change complete
an area for people to post introductory posts, you know a seperate subsection like 'd3 chat' ''polls and surveys' also in this area should be posts detailing things new comers need to know, mostly posting rules and the like (even though this kind of info is FAQ material)
I'll do that soon as well.
ok, these sections really help out a lot. and they keep the hello spam out of other threads and stuff
if it doesnt already do so, and we just dont know about it, i would like reputation to actually do something, yeh its fun to spread it around but what does it do? also does the 'X is on a distinguished Road' (mousing over the green dot in your post profile) meaning anything, coz it seems like everyone is on a distiguished path even new comers
The reputation system was put in there just for that reason. To help users determin if somone has a good or bad rep, not to act as a reward system. I'm going to fine tune this system to work out a little better, and if i can think of some type of reward i'll think about adding it.
hmm not really sure i have any ideas for a reward. will keep thinking/looking though, DeMiNe) ill let you if i find/think of anything
the 5 or so things on the 'portal home' page in the top left corner that dont work either need to be deleted, or be made to work, esp the gallery and downloads
lot of requests for the galleries and downloads esp from me seeing as it will make finding my fonts easier, any idea when they will be up and running
a gallery thats full of screenshots from all the diablo series games, and a subsection of submitted char builds with pics, oh and a gallery/subsection for non diablo related pics
THis can be done by You or other members once i get that gallery up and running.
same as above really
instead of just 1 top poster, show top posters, maybe 5 or so, currently one would have to go the the members list, then clicks posts to see this info,
Maybe. Depends on if i get time to implement it.
it is nice to see more than one top poster, i feel so lonely at the top lol
if you change the colour/font of your posts, it should stay as the colour you choose instead of reverting back to the default
Hell no. You know how many morons would run around with a black font on a black background?
i see your point but it is a little annoying if you like to post with red text, having to change it everytime
also those 4 spinning stars in the post profile, do they mean anything, i think newer member should have less, and older members should have more, i dont know maybe 1 star for every 250 posts or something like that
Heh... Thats actually totally broken right now and is most likely going to be gotten rid of.
ok, still something similar to what it was suppose to do would be ok (if you can get it to work)
your mouse icon should be a wepon of sorts (sword or axe) from d2, or prehaps the classic gauntlet like in diablo
Nope. It slows down on slower computers, and also sometimes isn't supported on other browsers.
stink, would have been pretty cool though
a link on the home page diectly to the information in the first post in the Silversurfnstudism post
http://www.diablo3.com/forums/showthread.php?t=540 it is important people learn who Lord God Silver is
And i should also link to a post about how sexy I am..
why not, still as i said before, it is important for people to know who Lord God Silver is
if the new names i suggested are rejected, still have a link that says how many posts are required for each level JNR member, member SNR member (people keep asking) or at least have in the FAQ
Read my reply to your names..
right, good call
a link from the front page to the back story of diablo 1 and 2
i am sick of posting that the prime evils can all exist without their soulstones, baals soulstone is smashed, and the other crap that people should know, and any other point from the storyline that has a difinite answer, eg tal rasha is dead, warrior/rogue/sorcerer from diablo are all dead
Want to write me a full story and i'll put that up?
working on it, it is a little bigger than a PM message, i might have to make it a post that no one but senior staff or higher can edit, then you can put a link to it from the portal home
not really sure if this can be done, but would be nice, to have the diablo 2 soundtrack play in the background of this site, and of course you can turn it off if you want
Again, for compatability, and bandwidth costs, im going to have to say no to this.
yeh i see your point would have been cool though
Not sure if its just me, but the 'contact us' page at the bottom of the home page doesnt work, it really should
It does work, i just ignore most of the emails that are sent from it now. You have no idea how many "WHEN R D3 COM OUT!>!>!?" and "U NEED TO PUT TIS IN D3 BLIZARD!!!" emails i get per day. If you really need to talk to me, just PM me.
very good point, well all i got was an error message, maybe it could be changed so it desplays admin usernames or something
not sure if it exists, a link from the home page detailing how to submit pics in posts, create signatures, put a pic under your accountname in your post profile (i get tired of people asking), or alternatively put this info in the FAQ
Make one, and i'll link to it.
i had the screenshots for this one but lost them, i just make new ones.
not sure how successful this would be, but some kind of insentive to stay active, other websites have points that count towards downloads you cant get anywhere else, its really annoying to see that out of the 2000 accounts on 500 are active and around 20 or so of that 500 post on a regular basis, now i know people can post everyday like some of us can, but it does seem like a waste to create an account then never use it.
I'm going to talk to umaro about an adsence profit sharing system for active posters. This is completely up to him though.
yeh some insentive i think is needed. it does seem like a lot of people make an account then never use it
also it seems a lot of people are quite fond of the idea of Sliversurfnstud and i (elfen lied) to be made administrators, we seem to know our stuff (but thats your guys call).
I'm fond of the idea as well. Let me talk to umaro first though. If everything works out, I'll start you out as senor mods first, then be promoted based on how well you do.
cool, and i also think you guys made a good call with the people you guys promted to moderators
the ability to merge 2 of your posts together, it should be an option not automatic like on some sites
There allready is. A moderator has to do it though to ensure no conflicts are going to happen.
i just thought of it looking at a lot of posts by people (mostly at the time), and thinking why dont they just merge their posts together, thats 1 person merging 2 or more of their own posts in a thread together not other peoples posts), some websites have that 'will merge posts - doublepost thing'
newcomers to this site, should either be automatically or manually(by someone) PMed a 'hello welcome to this site' message, the should include a quick rundown of the posting rules (the important ones) and the age old 'we hope you enjoy your time here' line
Sounds like a good idea to me. Write up a PM and send it to me, and i'll get this in place.
done, well almost, i sent you a copy it just needed a little padding in the middle
somewhere on this site, there needs to be these rules;
-if you view a poll vote
-dont reply to a poll you havent voted in
-dont spam in polls and surveys
-stay on topic in polls and surveys
-and do try to stay on topic
The first 2 i don't agree with. Thats like saying "If you live in this town you HAVE to vote for the mayer. If you don't then shut the hell up". I dont want to run a forum like that.
i can see your point but it is annoying when you are trying to have a poll, and you see that the view number more than triples the reply number, and you sit there thinking, if people take the time to view the poll, the least they could do it vote. 2000 accounts, 20 votes. but its like 356 views, pretty shocking
a link somewhere to the diablo font and other cool fonts
The perfect thing to add to our upcoming downloads page.
cool just waiting on the page to be up and running, few more fonts since i first posted these suggestions, does get a little frustrating searching the fonts tread to find them
change the post profile
currently it looks like this
i suggest it look like this now
Title Elfen Lied(with new names)
Paladin (with new Names)
Administrator (if it applies)
I guess i can do something like this.. I'll get the user titles up first.
well the titles part is easy, trying to get the bit that comes before the username is harder, infact i dont think it can be done, which is why i was forced to change my post names. and trying to get staff rank and post name to show up is a little hard too. might take another look at it sometime when i have more time.
was also thinking of implementing the Silversurfnstudism titles if i get time