Feature suggestions and discussion [READ THE FIRST POST]

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As the other thread’s gotten quite long and a bit messy, I’m starting this new one and a separate bug reporting thread. Post here to suggest new features, improvements on existing stuff, etc.

Please explain things as clearly as possible; state what the suggestion is, why we need, how it would be used, etc.

Wherein I list the things that we already have a plan to do, and those things that have been suggested but are very much likely not going to happen. Discussing new things we should want to do is done over here.


See below for general list of things we already have had a think about:

Plan on doing:
General
→ Fix that one bug
→ Page that shows "previous versions" thumbs for images that have been merged
→ More forum sections (this post)
→ Improve reverse search engine
→ Multiple source URLs for images

Notifications:
→ Reply notifications specify if you were replied to directly
→ Notification system update (more events, better visibility, this post)
→ Allow viewing of recently read notifications

Streams:
→ Support of twitch.tv and piczel.tv streams (see this post)

Comments/forums:
→ Image comment search

User-related:
→ Ability to search through PMs
→ Ability to search for users by name
→ Add more things to this list


Actively doing:
→ Bug fixing
→ Redo upload workflow – one day, Simba…
→ More things in the tagbox (NSFW tab, ship names)


Not doing:
→ Per-image hiding
→ Per-user comment hiding – Taxes the server, and there are client side scripts for it
→ Private faves – THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OF FAVES
→ Account deletion / wiping – not great on the database, and pretty abusable
→ Greentext / colors in posts and comments – Because no
→ Public ban history – I’d be on that list…
→ Pinned task bar that follows you as you scroll down – not really our style, and they suck on mobile devices
→ Image deletion by uploader – because that’ll never be abused…
→ Spice up Background Pony IDs with randomized "pony-like" names (see this thread)


Done (because sometimes, things actually get done! also this list is probably incomplete):
→ Tag info on tag pages
→ Image comments that are replied to link to the reply with a click-preview (January 2013)
→ "Smarter" Spoiler display priority (Feb 2014)
→ Unspoiler on click as an option (Feb 2014)
→ Subtle vote button colors on image page (Feb 2014)
→ New (optional) homepage (Feb 2014)
→ Forum search (Mar 2014)
→ Forum post list by user (Mar 2014)
→ /tags/<sometag>/tag_changes (Mar 2014)
→ Watched Tags improvements (Mar 2014)
→ List forum posts the same as image comment posts under use profile (May 2014)
→ Implement Background Pony ID system to forum replies (May 2014)
→ Finish the Activity page and set it to optional home page (May 2014)
→ Forum post and subject search (June 2014)
→ Private upvote search (June 2014)
→ Update image comment section to resemble forums (Sept 2014 – May 2015)
→ Avatars in image comments (October 2014)
→ >>#t and >>#p syntax in image comments (October 2014)
→ Complex filters/watchlist (October 2014)
→ Notifications on image merger (Feb 2015)
→ Improve user page to include user description, custom links, comments, etc. (April 2015)
→ Automatic copying of tags when merging duplicates (May 2015)
→ Ability to check off notifications without going to the image/thread/stream (May 2015)
→ Mobile site (May 2015)
→ Implement Background Pony ID system to image uploader (May 2015)
→ Ability to edit image comments (October 2015)
→ Migrate site from MongoDB to PostgreSQL (October 2015)
→ Update site rules (May 2016)
→ Image upload previews (July 2016)
→ Show "Recent Artwork" section on artists’ profiles (July 2016)
→ Mark new/unread PMs and/or list them at the top (August 2016)
→ General UI tweaks / UI Redesign (September 2016)
→ Tag categorization (artist, rating, spoiler, character, important, important-NSFW, other) (September 2016)
→ Better tag visibility by type (September 2016)
Pools Galleries (September 2016)
→ General stream improvements (September 2016)
→ Save NSFW stream setting for streams (November 2016)
→ Divide tag display in tag list by category and then alphabetically (November 2016)
→ Prioritize tags image file names by category (December 2016)
→ Use faved_by: instead of the current favourites page (January 2017)
→ Private downvote search (January 2017)
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Ok, here is one suggestion from the old thread, which seemed to got sunken in somehow. So i think it’s ok to repost it here.

How about an list where you can see all the artist tags?
Maybe with some statistics with how many pictures it has, tags mostly associated with, or percents which systems tags apply the most, and a short timeline like the one by the users?

The statistics are only an optional suggestion. Nice to have, but not a must.
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I trust the "notification system updates (more events)" part means that there’ll be a way to boost them to more than just 51 max? ’cuz I keep loosing a bunch of them whenever I don’t check them for more than a couple hours like, say, sleeping, or going to work. :I
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@Keith Mowz
I trust the "notification system updates (more events)" part means that there’ll be a way to boost them to more than just 51 max? ’cuz I keep loosing a bunch of them whenever I don’t check them for more than a couple hours like, say, sleeping, or going to work. :I

There’s no limit to the number that are stored on your account, though notifications older than 3 days are removed globally, but there is a display limit – as you read things, new notifications will come into view. I’ve upped this to 100 going forward, since 51 was somewhat arbitrary.
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(why isnt this post sticked???)

on the Forum search
will it be posible to use the tag system on forum posts? to keep concistency and shit.

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Fancy tags style searching
Add visible tags to filters (as in tags that make an image not be filtered)
Edit: digged up that line of code i worked on for visible tags: next if image.tags.­any? { |i| account.v­isibletags­.include?(­i) }
Watched list searching
Fix fancy tags
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Well…It’s no biggie but I wonder if it’s going to be possible to "thank" for comments.
I don’t really want a comment upvote/downvote function, but sometimes you just want to send a message to someone who made an excellent/hilarious comment, just something like "yes I’ve seen this and I loved it". On some forums I’ve seen a function where you are able to press a "Thank" button, and a small "XY thanked the user for this post" message would appear under the comment (this is effectively "faving" comments, but maybe more primitive).
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Any plans on having some sort of image upload preview? By that, I mean provide a preview of the image before finalizing the uploads. It may be a little paranoia talking, but I keep getting worried about whether I might be uploading the wrong image by mistake. :/
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@dt
Exactly like a thumbnail. Perhaps something like a "Get Preview" button beside the upload field. It’s a simple thing, but it improves the usability and site experience a lot.
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So do I, but my mild case of OCD means that I also triple- or sometimes quadruple-check anything I upload. And even then, I’m not satisfied until I actually see the final uploaded image. A simple image preview improves the user experience significantly.
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Speaking of uploads, can a link to the Do Not Post list be added to the upload page?
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Yeah, I just noticed it right after I made that post. I don’t know how I missed it. Derp. Maybe capitalize Do-Not-Post or something, I dunno.


@dt
I could have sworn I had BORED already, but realized that was in another browser so I reinstalled it. Turns out there’s no preview, at least, not when you use the "grab from url" feature.

Another suggestion relating to uploads: How about an "Add comment to upload" box? Unlike the description box, this one will add a comment as you’re uploading.
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One teeny tiny idea: the image tooltips that shows the tags and size could also tell you the image size in kilobytes or megabytes. Like this (using image >>502749 as an example):

Size 2592x1944 (1021 kB) | Tagged: artist:thedarkestdaydream, …
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Low priority suggestion:

Add an option to the settings page to automatically subscribe to any images which you fave.
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Can we please change our screen names? I want to change mine because I’ve learned that it contains the name of a band, which may be trademarked. I may be legally obligated to change it if they take notice and have a problem with it.
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@Background Pony
Can we please change our screen names? I want to change mine because I’ve learned that it contains the name of a band, which may be trademarked. I may be legally obligated to change it if they take notice and have a problem with it.

They’re welcome to follow our DMCA takedown process which is linked to on the bottom of every page.

But no, you can’t, in general. We make exceptions on occasion for people who’ve never posted or commented, but want to start using their account ’properly’ without losing faves.
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