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109071 No. 109071 ID: 13f512
Tell me what features you want to see on a new, improved Opchan.

I already have a big ol' list, and the platforms we're considering already do some things, but I want to hear your wildest imageboard fantasies.

I'm not really going to be addressing whether or not they're feasible here, but I am reading everything.
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>> No. 109788 ID: 67f4a3
Anything is possible.
Have code generate a random number on every post and if that number is higher than a certain amount, insert the opening text.
>> No. 109795 ID: 24f31d
For the wishing: separate Politics and News into their own individual boards.
>> No. 109824 ID: 13f512

Yeah we've debated that. I think a final decision will be made after the transition to the new site.
>> No. 109826 ID: b70387
Most news is inherently political, though. How would you draw the line between news discussion d politics discussion?
>> No. 109834 ID: 454b25
That sounds like a lot of work, dude.

as in, wrangling /n/, and wrangling /pol/, in addition to keeping /pol/ out of /n/ and /n/ out of /pol/

but hey man i'm down for whatever.
>> No. 109837 ID: ed9c06
I'm not exactly sure where or how to draw the line, it's mainly a desire to see the shills (I still find myself shocked that they find Opchan significant enough to post on) and political shit posters contained somewhere and have actual discussiom about current events somewhere else. It's an unrealistic desire that I don't have any idea how to make work....but that's why it's a wish heh.
>> No. 109893 ID: f91983
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>i want a safe space because opposing points of view hurt my feelings

ok ma'am
>> No. 109951 ID: 6ca38e
I welcome opposing points of view. It keeps me honest about my own positions and makes me examine them regularly. The problem it's a waste of time to attempt to have any meaningful dialogue, due to the types of posters I previously mentioned.

Like...right now. Clearly I'm wasting my time replying to someone who has no interest in any of this beyond trying to rile me up. And /n/ is exactly this situation, to the tenth power. Thanks for helping to make my point.
>> No. 110047 ID: 22c903
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forced blanket anonymity would be nice. This site may actually see some use in that case. As is, its the personal blogs of a couple trippers and the playground of self absorbed moderators.
>> No. 110048 ID: bd9907
The site was dying without mods, and now it's dying with mods. I honestly wonder if the lack of mods drove away people who preferred some level of moderation, and now a lot of the people who are left are the ones who prefer a lack of moderation and are themselves being driven away by its presence.

OPchan has always been pretty namefag-heavy, and forced anonymity would tend to break the community atmosphere that we have. Would more people honestly flock here to be among fellow anons, when that's the experience they already get on the more major chans?
>> No. 110049 ID: 22c903
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well its like this see...

>anon chans get really popular, paid shills, social engineers and the just plain shitty people invade in number as they tend to do and make the experience less than fun.
>other chans copy their successful model and get the diaspora of the original community and leave the original to fester until it reverts.

wash, rinse and repeat.

Operatorchan is currently in the "recovering from diaspora" stage, if it ever actually had one.

Nobody goes to chans to talk to people they know, thats what normalbook and meatspace are for.


copy a successful model to be successful. Stay with an unsuccessful model to stay unsuccessful.

>community atmosphere

you are talking about like 10 people tops. 1-2 for any sort of frequent use or in-depth conversation.
>> No. 110051 ID: bd9907
As far as I can tell, the vast majority of chans and individual user-owned boards allow namefagging, and the majority of users on those chans simply choose not to. As far as what OPchan allows, we are following that successful model, then.
>> No. 110053 ID: 22c903
>A sick body and a healthy body are almost identical in composition.
>> No. 110059 ID: bd9907
Psst ... hey kid ... https://lynxtest.operatorchan.org/

There are a lot of things about the new site we're planning to have changed, but there it is. Anything posted there will probably be deleted when we migrate the posts from this site over.

I've tried to allow a wide variety of file uploads. Check out that site's zone for details.
>> No. 110088 ID: f11f4d
Is there a dedicated bug report place?

For me it seems that when making a new thread, hitting enter after entering the captcha results in the file not being uploaded and going to a "you need to upload something" page.

Manually clicking the "Post" button is what causes the file to upload.
>> No. 110089 ID: 13f512

just email senseless or post about it here. That particular issue may not get fixed, usually there won't be a captcha, and even if there is the idea is people would get a block bypass
>> No. 110090 ID: bd9907
I would prefer that bug reports be placed in this thread, so that other posters can see and comment on them. Once posts are migrated, this thread will still exist on the new site, and discussion of bugs can continue.

I've discussed this bug with StephenLynx, the developer of LynxChan, and he is aware of it. With JavaScript enabled, file selection is handled in JavaScript, and this isn't submitted with the form, when the browser submits the form on an 'enter' event. I've added a front-end modification to the list I've developed to hopefully have the 'enter' event captured in JavaScript and handled properly.

Jedi, the block bypass isn't the panacea I thought it was. Block bypasses aren't tied to IP addresses, so some malicious person could obtain a block bypass and then copy the resulting cookie throughout a botnet, and the bots would be able to submit a combined hundred posts before needing a new one. It would be more effective with a lower post count restriction, but that might begin to become more onerous for Bat Guano or similar posters. That said, to StephenLynx's knowledge, there isn't a Directory Dumper program that works with LynxChan, so this may be a moot point.

In any case, I set the site up to always require answering a captcha to create a new thread.
>> No. 110213 ID: 4e024b
Hey guys! For the new site- is there going to be any countermeasures against, say, someone hacking mod or admin credentials and being able to see IP addresses? Maybe hashing the IPs by default? I think that would be a pretty useful and good feature 👍.
>> No. 110214 ID: bd9907
The LynxChan site has a setting so site staff below a given level only see hashed IPs. However, it can't be set so that no-one can see clear IPs. At least Root users, currently Jedi and I, will be able to see them. It currently is set so that anyone down to a Global Volunteer (moderator) can see them. Keep in mind that if someone compromises a Root user's account, they'll be able to change that setting.

The site also has a setting so poster IP information is stripped from posts after a given number of days. This is currently disabled.

LynxChan's poster ID feature, when turned on, is different from that used here. IDs for a given poster will change from thread to thread, so you can only tell which OPERATOR is which within the context of a single thread. The plan is to have an add-on written to again have site-wide poster IDs.

In general, settings have been selected to be similar to the setup of this site. However, none of that is set in stone, and we welcome feedback from members of the community on these issues.

Finally, the site is set up with SSL, though you have to enter https:// to go to the site securely. LynxChan does not have an option to redirect http requests to https, though that is another add-on we hope to have.
>> No. 110223 ID: f50974
>I could help if needed.
Email me.
>> No. 110233 ID: f50974
File selection by url requiring JavaScript to be enabled in the user's browser: fine or bad?

>> No. 110244 ID: 19518e
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Damn I wish I knew what that question meant.
>> No. 110246 ID: 13f512

Do you have any kind of script blocker running when you browse the internet? If not, javascript is probably not an issue for you... some people don't like sites using JS to do things and block them.
>> No. 110247 ID: 19518e
Thanks, I am not good with computer.
>> No. 110340 ID: 6bff1f
I propose having siteops/admins exclusively allowed access to plain IPs.
>> No. 110402 ID: 13f512

I don't see a reason why we couldn't set it up this way
>> No. 110404 ID: f50974
>> No. 110502 ID: f50974
Idea: Have a mode that users can select that removes all names and IDs from the site, but just for them.
People who want to know who people are and keep the community thing going can do so.
People who want the anon chan experience can opt into it and have the weird experience of posters clearly referring to each other like they know who they are, but you can't tell, besides using context clues.

Stupid? Not stupid?
>> No. 110526 ID: 19518e
I think 4chan or the addons for it have that option, I see no reason why it wouldn't be a nice addition to people that just want to view content and not care about users, something I'm fine with.
>> No. 110530 ID: ebb4ba
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>put on this blindfold, at least then you'll only have to smell the shit in front of you
>> No. 110542 ID: 7f85b3
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Possible way to attract users: Convince the leadership of a small country to restrict all internet traffic within their borders so that operatorchan.org is the only website they can access.

I know this sounds unfeasible, but bear with me:
Some people will get around it (around 10% in the first week, but around 30% by the end of the first month), but it's bound to drive up the traffic by a little bit. If the country has a population of 500K, and 300K use the internet, we get a long-term bump of 210K users.

How much are 210K users worth?
>> No. 110562 ID: cb64c3

I'm down with this. Pls start contacting dictators.
>> No. 110573 ID: fbfadf
>inb4 OPchan's unapologetic libertarianism inspires the masses and causes the overthrow of the Belarusian government.
>> No. 110757 ID: 9e276a
I have a suggestion if this is still the place to do it.

I'm thinking that having the ability to click on a post's (poster's) ID and be directed to a View All Posts By <ID> page would be attractive.

Personally I think it's advantageous because if you implement this feature people can then very quickly have a list of everything a poster has said - that hasn't already expired, naturally. This I can, in my opinion, be a very useful and popular feature.
>> No. 110765 ID: 073845

That would be a useful tool for the user, not sure if it's feasible to work in to the site itself but that'd be a great add-on
>> No. 110811 ID: c01760
We're planning on sticking with LynxChan's thread-wise poster IDs, now. You'll be able to tell one OPERATOR apart from another within the context of a single thread, but the same OPERATOR will be assigned different poster IDs in different threads. This will allow a greater degree of anonymity for people who want it than we currently have here while avoiding the confusion inherent in trying to have a conversation with multiple anons without any kind of ID system.
>> No. 111055 ID: cf0272
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But no seriously why the hell don't we have a public Random board?

The site has no traffic as it is and frankly the site just isn't goddamn funny.

Go ahead and ask me why; I'd love to give you my opinion on it.

But let's stick to nuts and bolts. You want traffic? Start a public random board where global rules apply. Forced anonymity and start off with two pages of thread keeping.

'Cause the site just isn't fucking lulzy.
>> No. 111059 ID: 13f512

that's kind of this board, but I see what you're getting at.
>> No. 111321 ID: b33ad0
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Bring /war/ back :(
>> No. 111324 ID: 18166a
Not sure how this can be encouraged but I would like to see more dumbshit gunsmithing or cobbling of shit together. You know? Like people building shit and doing a shitty job or good job. Also more demeaning threads about women or jews like for venting. Or perhaps a seasonal thread where people kill shit during hunting season. Hey a guy can dream cant he?
>> No. 111337 ID: 3e843b
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I'd maybe be down for some stupid shit. I could do a followup to those flare gun firing actual ammo pics I did, still not going to chance a 12 gauge though. Not even sure on a 20 gauge. .410 was like shooting an airsoft gun so I think maybe there wouldn't be enough pressure to cause a major malfunction numbnuts but still don't want to chance it.

Also been thinking about doing an uber cheapo AR build, like see how cheap my incompetent ass can make one while it still functioning somewhat.

Also also someone way back when I mentioned I owned stormtrooper armor wondered how hard it actually is to shoot in especially aiming in the helmet. If there is some interest I could probably do something there.
>> No. 111592 ID: cb9940
Not a /sug/ for the new site per se, but can we move the We Did It Folks thread over in /n/ to /arch/?
>> No. 111593 ID: a083c4

yep it's there now
>> No. 111622 ID: c60044
So I just now saw this, but...

/w/ is locked and unlisted, but it's still there if you want to peruse old threads.

The latest version of LynxChan supports locked boards, so we may elect to keep the old locked boards around on the new site.

As per the usual, any discussion you'd like to have there you could just as easily have here.
>> No. 111695 ID: 1dec8f
Do we have a mobile app yet?

This is lowkey fucking painful.

It's like texting but after a couple lines you go blind and retarded.
>> No. 111697 ID: a083c4

the new site should be a bit better for mobile use.
>> No. 111701 ID: c60044
Well, there are plans to have the front end adapt itself to viewing on phones.

There's also an Android app for viewing LynxChan sites on phones, which supposedly works right now.

Really ought to be a readme in there somewhere...
>> No. 111702 ID: 1dec8f
Sheer irony here.

My textbox unfucks itself if I hit enter twice.

So uh...

I guess I'm back my dude.
>> No. 111708 ID: cb5d31
Please avoid auto-redirecting to mobile site based on user agent or ip or other arsenuggetry. I suggest a link in the footer of every page somewhere, or right above where it says kusaba x 0.9.3 + serverload right now.

>> No. 111711 ID: 6797b5
The solution we want wouldn't require having a mobile site with a subdomain. Whether or not we can get it done is the big question, though.
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