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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. 109072 ID: c9fe43
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109072
More chicks with dicks.

Seriously though, flags and the ability to have tree view.
>> No. 109073 ID: 12329c
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>>109071
webm support that doesnt blow, aka inline playing and mouse over play.

The same goes for images. Inline expansion and mouse over preview/view. Basically how 4chan and 8chan do it.
>> No. 109075 ID: c9fe43
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>>109073
I'd like to have jewtube inbeds fixed as well.

For jedi, what tree view is.
>> No. 109076 ID: 7b825a
>>109073
I 2nd this.
>> No. 109077 ID: 19518e
>>109071
>>109073
I'd be happy with webm thumbnails. Also, this site seems to reset webm volume, whereas 4chan retains the volume you set the last webm at even if it was on another board or something.

Particularly useful when every single webm made in all of existence, regardless of content, is incredibly loud. For a webm of a quiet river stream gently trickling, I have to set it to 5% volume, turn windows volume to 5%, and then physically put the speakers to 5% so the house foundations don't crack and the house doesn't collapse in on me. Last time I forgot to turn it down before looking at a webm here I think the sound was loud enough to kill my neighbor's dog.

Aside from that I'm happy with OPchan as a website. Everything relating to the website itself has been awesome for me. Just keep it up I guess, I don't really want it to change drastically from what it is now.
>> No. 109078 ID: 13f512
youtube embeds work, ya'll are just retarded.

But yes, that's on my list as are webms.

There will be flags. All potential platforms support that now.
>> No. 109079 ID: 9dcda2
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>>109071
I'd like to see better support for phone viewing. Some of that "Responsive Web Design" bullshit. I could help if needed.

And here's my request from five years go.
>> No. 109081 ID: 7e57c1
>>109072
>>109075
>tree view
Could you link to a site that uses that? I don't get how that would work with a post that links to more than one post.

>>109073
This site has inline expansion. Click on the filename.
Mouse over play and mouse over view sound annoying, but I guess they could be turned on or off as settings.
>> No. 109082 ID: 13f512
>>109079

>responsive web design

We got a plan for that.

As for the message box, why not just scale it bigger?
>> No. 109083 ID: 7e57c1
>>109079
>>109082
On the other hand, the site could remember how the user resized the message box, so that it would retain that size on future page-views. How does that sound?
>> No. 109085 ID: c5b6f2
>youtube embeds r broked

see:
>>>/sug/1426

I Can't Post/Embed Videos
Under KusabaX's standard embedding code, you only had to paste a YouTube video's unique video code into the embed field to post it (e.g. "L6UhFkUo9xI"). Now, you will have to paste the entire URL into the embed field (e.g. "http://youtu.be/L6UhFkUo9xI").
>> No. 109088 ID: c9fe43
>>109082
>>109083
>>109079

The proper way to do that is to have a little click and drag arrow in the response box, so you can resize it to whatever your heart desires.

>>109081
8ch.net has it in the top right corner.
>> No. 109089 ID: 13f512
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>>109088

a click and drag arrow to resize the box you say.
>> No. 109090 ID: c9fe43
>>109089
yeah, I saw that in your screen shot. The UI is still needing a tweek where it shows up as the resize arrow. :P
>> No. 109091 ID: da46f8
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109091
>>109088
The tree view concept evidently breaks down when you can reply to more than one post in a post. Does anyone else want this?
>> No. 109092 ID: c9fe43
>>109091
That's why it's an option to click on and off :P

Seriously though, spit that response at the bottom of all the trees, without trying to put it at the end of a branch. Think of it like a trunk.

It helps in 95% of the cases, tbh.
>> No. 109093 ID: d92ca7
>>109092

>Saging a sticky
>> No. 109094 ID: 74c131
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109094
Larger maximum file sizes?
>> No. 109097 ID: 13f512
>>109094

How big?
>> No. 109100 ID: de5834
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>>109097
Back in the day when I visited the 4chan /hr/ board, I wished the OpChan boards accommodated the large file sizes that HR allowed. Maximum file size allowed in /hr/ is 8192 KB.
As a result, I took large pictures and modified them with IrfanView before posting them here as shrunk-down images.
>> No. 109109 ID: 13f512
>>109100

Current plans are calling for a 10MB limit on files moving forward
>> No. 109118 ID: 13f512
Also BG what dumper are you using these days?
>> No. 109119 ID: d5d1da
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109119
>>109118
The old xChan Directory Dumper version 3.1 from 2009.
For a time, my spyware program thought it contained a trojan and would delete the program, but my new malware programs are cool with it.
While this happened, I used Pony Dumper, a My Little Pony-themed directory dumper, but it was not so easy to use.
>> No. 109127 ID: f11f4d
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>>109109
>10MB limit
Nice, that opens up a lot of new content to spam dmz with. Ever since 8chan's limits were raised to 8mb and then 12mb, there's been less and less available to post.
I'm curious, how taxing are my webm threads on the site's resources? I've probably filled at least a gigabyte of space.

Also, any plans to support mp4's?
>> No. 109136 ID: 13f512
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>>109127

>mp4

I'll do you one better. The new site will fully support posting MP5s in all threads.
>> No. 109137 ID: 791f24
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109137
c4 too plz
>> No. 109139 ID: c94531
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>>109136
I would be more impressed if you could support MP6's.
Just what happened to those things?
>> No. 109152 ID: d77c14
>>109072
>flags
There are people who don't use VPN to access this site? Holy shit!
>> No. 109153 ID: a2ccc7
Real talk though the current frontrunner for replacement software is Lynxchan, which supports mp4s.
>> No. 109155 ID: c94531
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>>109152
I have heard about VPNs. What are good ones that don't cost much?
Hide My Ass VPN costs $78.66/year ($6.55/month) or $11.52 for one month's service.
IPVanish VPN costs $62.31/year ($5.19/month) or $7.99 for one month's service.



The Best VPN Services of 2017
Whether it's for securing sensitive communications, protecting your identity, or streaming Netflix while you're abroad, a virtual private network (or VPN) is a key security tool. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403388,00.asp
>> No. 109156 ID: ea8f9f
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>>109152
There are location flags and then there are these things, which are evidently also flags. Don't think we've been planning on enabling either.
>> No. 109160 ID: 260228
>>109071
A motherfucking preview feature. Preferably one that doesn't require JavaScript.
>> No. 109162 ID: d4c8ee
>>109155
I've used Private Internet Access for like 3-4 years now, since my ISP started getting pissy about torrents.
https://torrentfreak.com/review/private-internet-access-reviews/
>> No. 109164 ID: ea8f9f
>>109160
As in, a feature giving you a page with only a single post in it? LynxChan has that.
>> No. 109166 ID: 5458cc
>>109164
yeah kind of like when you want to post a reply or a new thread you'd be able to preview (see how it would look) before posting.

so if you're posting a reply it would give you a page of the entire thread up until that point with your post at the ens of it.

for a new thread it would give you a page with only your thread (one post).
>> No. 109171 ID: ea8f9f
>>109166
That, LynxChan doesn't have. Each post has a "[Preview]" link in the post header, which takes you to a webpage consisting only of that post. It's not actually a way to preview a post before posting.

Honestly, that would be a nice feature.
>> No. 109172 ID: 13f512
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feature_creep
>> No. 109175 ID: 8be205
doing anything to bring in the unwashed masses you didn't want on opchan before it slowed to a crawl and died.
>> No. 109176 ID: b430d1
Don't fix what ain't broke

I know you faggots want to make unneeded changes just "put your mark on things", but you all are not good with computing technology and you're likely to fuck up and do something retarded. Opchan is just fine as it is right now, the conservative thing to do is not make changes and fag it up for no good reason. Of course you queers won;t listen to me, but stay away from tinyboard & vichan platforms, the people who developed them are malicious bastards and the developed those warez specifically because they knew that more imagebaord admins are stupid with computarz (like you) and wouldn't recognize all of the built-in flaws, backdoor, etc.
If you want to be smart about imageboard programming write your own software. notice how stable 420chang has been through the years? rolling your own give you full control over everything, you know where all the wires & switches are because you built the system. sites on vichan and tinyboard haven't been lasting too long.
>> No. 109177 ID: ea8f9f
>>109176
>you all are not good with computing technology and you're likely to fuck up and do something retarded
>write your own [imageboard] software
Whatever you say, boss.

>tinyboard and vichan
Tinyboard's GitHub repo hasn't seen a commit since July of 2014, and http://tinyboard.org/ redirects to http://stopnerds.org/ .
Meanwhile, in vichan land:
>Topic for #vichan-devel is: vichan is looking for a new maintainer
>Topic for #vichan-devel set by czaks!marcin@6irc.net (Mon Oct 19 04:32:37 2015)
and the guy is almost completely silent.
Neither platform was given much consideration.

Like Jedi said, >>109153, we're focusing on LynxChan, which is under active development, and whose creator hangs out and shoots the shit with developers, site admins running his code, and regular Joe Blows on irc every day. He's put up with and answered my questions for well over a month, now.

And honestly, I'm not aware of much else in the imageboard software world that isn't developed specifically for one site.
>> No. 109179 ID: 13f512
I'm not sure why you all insist on making everything a metathread.

>Opchan is just fine as it is right now

I guess I'll chalk this up to ignorance or not listening to my updates... no it's not. The software is failing and broken more each day. We can't even run basic cleanup scripts anymore because they go nuts and delete active content. Internal statistics are completely broken. The code is a nightmare.

If you're going to write a new imageboard for us to use, better do it quick.
>> No. 109182 ID: f11f4d
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109182
>Things are falling apart
>Let's use mongodb
I really do appreciate the work you guys put into this, and understand that all options are fucking shit...
But for your sake and sanity I hope that having a chan on mongodb is like walking through a minefield with very small feet.


A couple questions
1. Whats the timeline to make the jump?
2. Will threads be able to be moved over, or will we start fresh?
>> No. 109183 ID: 8c968b
Any way we can just have a simple but working image board? No need IMO to get all fancy with features and shit. Or just have whatever 4chan has currently. I dunno if there is any way to just copy the code as is and run it? I am not into computer shit.
>> No. 109184 ID: 13f512
>>109182

I get that there are some mongodb concerns, however in this application I think we'll be alright, we're not exactly doing anything fancy.

1. Sometime this summer, depending on time. I am actually working with real developers (my gift to you, not opchan money) rather than trying to do it all ourselves. I think that will help ensure we get a solid product that won't shit the bed.

2. We will migrate all the existing threads. There will be some concurrency with a test instance, and any threads created on that will get nuked and replaced with opchan's current content.

>>109183

That's actually the goal. When I say I have a list of features, we're mostly talking about front end stuff to get it closer to the current functionality so people aren't confused by anything, and addressing some long-standing requirements like webms and shit.

You can kind of copy websites but not really meaningfully without having access to the server. At least with this solution we're working with the guy who wrote the software so any issues we run into he can address directly.
>> No. 109186 ID: 13f512
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109186
Just so you know I have a plan. :)

Basically if we implemented everything according to these notional dates, at this point the changeover would happen mid-June.

That having been said, I anticipate moving all this back a bit to make absolutely sure we have everything set up the way it needs to be. Also I will be traveling and doing other shit in the middle of June, so figure at the very earliest late June, early July.

I don't want to rush anything for obvious reasons.
>> No. 109187 ID: 13f512
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Actually here's one a little more representative of how things will likely work out.
>> No. 109188 ID: 13f512
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109188
and here's the scenario if we don't wait for Lynxchan 1.8 to come out before starting our own development efforts.

Still figuring out if that's a necessity, but it may not be.
>> No. 109189 ID: 9dcda2
>>109188
What the fuck is this? Using your experience from the Modular Handgun System trials?

Going to downselect from different commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions? After that an evaluation programme of the 12 messageboard systems, leading the way into a nine-month production verification test (PVT) programme? Following the successful conclusion of the PVT, a preferred bidder will be selected ahead of low-rate initial posting and first operational deliveries to Operators?

You've been working for the government / behind a desk for too long.
>> No. 109190 ID: 13f512
>>109189

>putting tasks in a logical order

>YOU'VE GONE TOO FAR

Believe me, you want there to be a lot of testing. Seat of the pants development/testing on production is serv-tier.
>> No. 109191 ID: 13f512
>>109189

Also these are just the summary tasks. I haven't entered all the subtasks yet.
>> No. 109192 ID: 9dcda2
>>109190
Sure testing is important, but this isn't the Joint Strike Fighter.
>> No. 109193 ID: 13f512
>>109192

are you being facetious or are you actually triggered by a rough schedule?
>> No. 109195 ID: fae00a
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109195
>>109192
Do you want to go back to 500 Internal Serv Errors?

Do you?!
>> No. 109197 ID: 9dcda2
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109197
>>109193
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
>>109192
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
>>109197

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
>>109198
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
>>109209
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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109211
>>109209
But it's unnecessary, you can just put the URL in the filename field.
>> No. 109212 ID: c94531
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109212
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
>>109211
Doesn't work in chromium.
>> No. 109215 ID: 983596
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109215
/pol/ with .gif support.
>> No. 109219 ID: b70387
>>109211
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:
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6109624?tstart=0
http://askubuntu.com/questions/790049/how-to-provide-web-address-of-file-in-file-selector-dialog

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.

>>109212
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.

>>109215
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
>>109212

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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109221
>109219
I might be wrong, but having animated thumbnails on *every* board might be pic related.
>> No. 109222 ID: b70387
>>109221
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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>>109231
Yay!
>> No. 109275 ID: f11f4d
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>>109231
Fantastic!
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
>>109287

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
>>109290

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

Nope
>> No. 109315 ID: 13f512
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109315
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
>>109315
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
THANK U MR SENSELESS

>>109316
Either Burichan or M00lticam
>> No. 109319 ID: f2172d
>>109316
Buri. Accept no substitutes.
>> No. 109320 ID: a921de
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109320
Burichan
>> No. 109321 ID: f11f4d
>>109316
m00lticam: It's easy on the eyes, but not so dark that switching to a different page is blinding.
>> No. 109323 ID: b70387
>>109316
m2
>> 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
>>109347
>>109349
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
  >>109350
Clip related.

>>109349
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
>>109434
>• gun shaped cursor with different guns for every day of the week
Stupid.
>• 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
>>109487

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
>>109490
>- Forced anonymity (but keep ID's).
lolno

>- 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
>>109492
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
>>109618
That's a kusaba x issue. So far as i know, lynxchan doesnt have that problem.
>> No. 109620 ID: 19518e
>>109619
Oh neat, never mind then.
>> No. 109695 ID: 62a322
File katiusha.webm - (2.67MB )
109695
test
>> No. 109756 ID: 0725bb
>>109492
>- 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.

As a potential workaround, it may be possible to set wordfilters for references to post numbers that will appear in the future.

For example, ">>130012
" can be wordfiltered to ">>130012
Look here you fucking nigger, "
>> No. 109788 ID: 67f4a3
>>109756
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
>>109795

Yeah we've debated that. I think a final decision will be made after the transition to the new site.
>> No. 109826 ID: b70387
>>109795
>>109824
Most news is inherently political, though. How would you draw the line between news discussion d politics discussion?
>> No. 109834 ID: 454b25
>>109795
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
>>109826
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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109893
>>109837
>i want a safe space because opposing points of view hurt my feelings

ok ma'am
>> No. 109951 ID: 6ca38e
>>109893
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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110047
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
>>110047
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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>>110048
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.

tldr;

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
>>110049
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
>>110051
>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
>>110059
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
>>110088

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
>>110088
>>110089
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
>>110213
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
>>109079
>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?

http://www.strawpoll.me/13369950
>> No. 110244 ID: 19518e
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110244
>>110233
Damn I wish I knew what that question meant.
>> No. 110246 ID: 13f512
>>110244

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
>>110246
Thanks, I am not good with computer.
>> No. 110340 ID: 6bff1f
>>110214
I propose having siteops/admins exclusively allowed access to plain IPs.
>> No. 110402 ID: 13f512
>>110340

I don't see a reason why we couldn't set it up this way
>> No. 110404 ID: f50974
>>110340
>>110402
Done.
>> No. 110502 ID: f50974
>>110047
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
>>110502
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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110530
>>110502
>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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110542
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
>>110542

I'm down with this. Pls start contacting dictators.
>> No. 110573 ID: fbfadf
>>110562
>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
>>110757

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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111055
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
>>111055

that's kind of this board, but I see what you're getting at.
>> No. 111321 ID: b33ad0
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111321
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?
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