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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. 109192 ID: 9dcda2
Sure testing is important, but this isn't the Joint Strike Fighter.
>> No. 109193 ID: 13f512

are you being facetious or are you actually triggered by a rough schedule?
>> No. 109195 ID: fae00a
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Do you want to go back to 500 Internal Serv Errors?

Do you?!
>> No. 109197 ID: 9dcda2
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Facetious, mostly. I didn't really read the schedule. I'm more shocked that there is a schedule.

That's the kind of shit project managers on a construction project with subcontractors and drop dead dates. It's our shitty imageboard. Just do it. (But test it.)

Next we'll be doing surveys (which we have) and doing root cause analysis and asking the "five why's" and drawing out fishbone diagrams.
>> No. 109198 ID: b70387
I've already found three bugs in the LynxChan front end, just fucking around with it. The developer has fixed one of them so far, at least.
>> No. 109199 ID: 13f512

One of the most important aspects of project management is scaling the actual PM effort to the project... believe me we are at the bare minimum here.
>> No. 109201 ID: b70387
Additionally, having the test instance up for so long will give the LynxChan developer time to develop some of the back-end add-ons that we want, after being able to see that we are, in fact, serious about switching platforms to LynxChan.
>> No. 109209 ID: f11f4d
So basically you've managed to sweet talk the lynxdev into doing some of the work for you? Nice.

I guess I should add that one of the quality of life features I like about opchan is the "File URL" post upload option.
>> No. 109210 ID: b70387
For most of the back-end add-ons, yeah. It helps that people running other LynxChan sites can use them, as well.

File selection by URL was one of the first things I brought up with him. It'll be implemented at some point during the testing period.
>> No. 109211 ID: ebb4ba
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But it's unnecessary, you can just put the URL in the filename field.
>> No. 109212 ID: c94531
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Recurring request to have text modifying buttons above the message window (like what they use at GameFAQs) instead of using these:
[b][/b] - makes the text appear Bold
[i][/i] - makes the text appear Italic
[u][/u] - underlines the text
[s][/s] - strikes the text through
[spoiler][/spoiler] - hides the text until you hover over it with a mouse pointer or highlight it
[code][/code] - changes the font to monospace (Courier)
[aa][/aa] - changes the font to Mona/MS PGothic
>> No. 109213 ID: f11f4d
Doesn't work in chromium.
>> No. 109215 ID: 983596
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/pol/ with .gif support.
>> No. 109219 ID: b70387
Mind blown. However, this is OS-specific behavior. Windows is downloading the file to a temporary location on your machine, then uploading it to the post form from there. Other OSes don't seem to do this:

Additionally, having a File URL field is more intuitive, and having the server handle grabbing the file from its original source directly is more efficient.

That kind of thing would just add the selected markup to the message box, maybe surrounding selected text in it, I guess. Could be useful, but we're trending towards >>109172, again.

We have /n/ for that, and a conscious decision was made to not have animated thumbnails for animated gifs on this site, if I remember correctly. Considering some LynxChan config weirdness, we might be stuck with animated thumbnails on the new site.
>> No. 109220 ID: 13f512

I concur with >>109219, Bats. This is an imageboard after all. That kind of functionality sounds like something a browser add-on might address more comprehensively.

I think we're pretty maxed out on adding tweaks at this point. We will be proceeding with setting up the server, loading up the test instance and getting resources to work on making our identified changes.
>> No. 109221 ID: dc6a88
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I might be wrong, but having animated thumbnails on *every* board might be pic related.
>> No. 109222 ID: b70387
There aren't that many animated gifs posted here to begin with. I don't think it would really be that big of a deal.
>> No. 109223 ID: c2c9aa
If for some reason an entire thread or page got filled with gifs, it would be really fucking annoying. I also don't think it'll be a big issue most of the time though.
>> No. 109231 ID: 13f512
We will actually probably be able to support even larger file sizes than I thought.
>> No. 109236 ID: c94531
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>> No. 109275 ID: f11f4d
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I'll finally be able to post a webm I have of the japanese dubbed plane scene, which is 38,948,483 bytes.
>> No. 109287 ID: c9fe43
Also, can we get working previews? They've never worked on my end. Dunno if anyone else has that issue.
>> No. 109288 ID: 13f512

They generally don't work if you're on operatorchan.org, but do work on www.operatorchan.org

In any event, they will work on the new site
>> No. 109290 ID: 9723b1
>Tell me what features you want to see on a new, improved Opchan.
Removing SJW cucks from mods and userbase?
>> No. 109293 ID: 13f512

gr8 b8 m8.
>> No. 109294 ID: efeb68
Would being able to post multiple images per post be in the cards?
>> No. 109298 ID: 97f1de

>> No. 109315 ID: 13f512
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By way of update, we've selected and secured a new server which will be suitable for both testing and being the new production server. It is vastly superior to our current hardware and also cheaper. For now I am just paying for it, but obviously once we switch over you, the OPERATORs, will take on that financial burden. It's only $33 a month though so in theory it is sustainable forever with the current patreon income. (thanks patrons!)

If you glance back at the schedule you saw some tasks related to testing Lynxchan 1.8, so in addition to working on getting everything customized just right, we are also, for once, on the bleeding edge of imageboard technology.

Senseless has been working tirelessly on this, so make sure to thank him if you run into him on the interwebs. godverdomme, ihc, and a few other folks have also been very helpful as well as the lynxchan dev, StephenLynx.

Thanks also to retro for sperging out on some textfiles for me, much appreciated.

Pic related, trying to tame the good idea fairies. We have a pretty substantial set of modifications to make, so it's likely we can't entertain more change requests at this point.
>> No. 109316 ID: 13f512
That having been said though, what style is everyone using to browse the site?
>> No. 109317 ID: 9dcda2
Good shit.

> Senseless has been working tirelessly on this, so make sure to thank him if you run into him on the interwebs. godverdomme, ihc, and a few other folks have also been very helpful as well as the lynxchan dev, StephenLynx.

Thanks fellers.
>> No. 109318 ID: fe62b6

Either Burichan or M00lticam
>> No. 109319 ID: f2172d
Buri. Accept no substitutes.
>> No. 109320 ID: a921de
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>> No. 109321 ID: f11f4d
m00lticam: It's easy on the eyes, but not so dark that switching to a different page is blinding.
>> No. 109323 ID: b70387
>> No. 109347 ID: 631970
What I could stand to see would be a "front page" setup thay is somewhere between what a chan does and what reddit does. While we don't have, and hopefully won't have, an upvote/downvote system, having a the title page show the five or so threads with the most recent activity from all boards would be nice. With the present traffic level, it'd be much more convenient to check in on the title page to see if there's been any new posts, rather than hitting /k/, then /g/, then /vg/ then /t/ and if I really hate myself /n/.

Threads shown on this title page could perhaps behave like stickies where they only show the OP and latest 2 replies. Would make it fairly compact and at-a-glance. Perhaps it could even remember users via a cookie or some such so you could specify which boards you want to see in this feed.

I'm not sure if this is a function that is even possible with any of the code that is being looked at, but it's in my wishlist.

And no, not an active reddit user or anything, I just can see a possible benefit.
>> No. 109349 ID: 13f512
what's a good email for you, I'll send you a thing.
>> No. 109350 ID: b70387
And I guess for everyone else, there are several features available in LynxChan that accomplish roughly this goal, and which we will be using. The front page will display the text from recent posts, along with recent images. There will be an /overboard/ board, displaying the most recently bumped threads from throughout the SFW boards. Additionally, users will be able to specify their own multiboard, displaying the most recently bumped threads from their selection of boards, by building the appropriate url. In your case, you could enter www.operatorchan.org/k+g+vg+t/ and have all the boards you care about on one page.
>> No. 109351 ID: 6ca38e
Clip related.

Who, me? If so, included.
>> No. 109434 ID: 30e0f8
• gun shaped cursor with different guns for every day of the week
• legalize anime
• chemistry/biology/medicine making board for people who need to have some tactical meth on hand occasionally
• moar bullet points
>> No. 109435 ID: b70387
>• gun shaped cursor with different guns for every day of the week
>• legalize anime
In the works.
>• chemistry/biology/medicine making board for people who need to have some tactical meth on hand occasionally
Too many specialized boards was a big problem, already. Post it in /t/.
>> No. 109487 ID: 46f332
Fewer boards.
When people come for the first time, they expect a dynamic community and hiding interesting posts between boards sections the community. I only interact with k, t and DMZ out of laziness, and only n and meet seem additionally necessary. You can replace trade with a sticky on t, and possibly same for meets. Also, a front page with curated, interesting threads would be a nice touch.
Also we need someone in charge to collectively hate, can we give opchan to Broseph or something? (I joke though)
>> No. 109489 ID: 32028c

We've already pared it down. See above though where senseless mentions the new overboard the site will have - you could potentially never have to switch boards, just browse the overboard and see all the threads except /dmz/
>> No. 109490 ID: 0725bb
- Forced anonymity (but keep ID's).

- Anime on all boards.

- A script that randomly adds, "Look here, you fucking nigger," to the start of 0.5% of all posts.

- Autoban thread.

- A bot that imitates HM in his most definitive days.

- Fun & exciting wordfilters every weekend.
>> No. 109492 ID: 041ca7
>- Forced anonymity (but keep ID's).

>- Anime on all boards.
See Senseless' post, above

>- A script that randomly adds, "Look here, you fucking nigger," to the start of 0.5% of all posts.
I don't think that's feasible.

>- Autoban thread.
If you want a ban, just ask. Or post titties in /t/
Seriously, though please don't post NSFW stuff on the main boards.

>- A bot that imitates HM in his most definitive days.
Write it up and contain it to the Zone. If it's annoying I'm sure we'll bitch about it before banning it lel.

>- Fun & exciting wordfilters every weekend.
What is this, /b/ circa 2009?
>> No. 109493 ID: b70387
LynxChan doesn't support bans where the banned person can't view the site, so not really a great way to try and force yourself to be productive.
>> No. 109596 ID: 80dcf0
Ban Russian IP's from /n/ for a month. Bet you we'll see a marked increase in the level of discourse.
>> No. 109618 ID: 6057a8
This isn't a huge deal, but you know how link previews don't work unless you have "www." in the address bar ("something went wrong (blank response)"), would it be possible to have link previews work all the time in the new board?
>> No. 109619 ID: cb6b4f
That's a kusaba x issue. So far as i know, lynxchan doesnt have that problem.
>> No. 109620 ID: 19518e
Oh neat, never mind then.
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