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OMG. PlanetCrap 7.0?
June 27th 2004, 12:37 CEST by Morn

Let's just imagine we were all living in some kind of fantasy world where I am actually working on a new version of this site. What would be your top feature/change requests?
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#1 by "1st"
2004-06-27 13:02:19
1st post?
#2 by "1st"
2004-06-27 13:03:22
Ok features:
List of Quake servers in NA EU and AU thanks
#3 by "1st"
2004-06-27 13:04:05
Oh and links to latest game reviews thanks Morn
#4 by Morn
2004-06-27 13:09:15
morn@planetcrap.com http://hmans.net
How important to you people is the ability to post comments without signing up for an account first?

Who runs this place?!
#5 by Anonymous
2004-06-27 13:14:50
I would love to have the ability to unsubscribe.
#6 by Jamiekin
2004-06-27 13:19:09
More crap and less planet.

I have a crocodile down my pants.
#7 by "1st"
2004-06-27 13:57:07
Morn. It is very important
#8 by zimbardo_ugly
2004-06-27 14:17:18
zimbardo_ugly@hotmail.com
#4 by Morn

How important to you people is the ability to post comments without signing up for an account first?


It is by now an integral part of the Spirit of PlanetCrap.

"Warez non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"
#9 by zimbardo_ugly
2004-06-27 14:18:55
zimbardo_ugly@hotmail.com
Oh, and if Warren doesn't come back, we'll need a snarky bot with a database of all his comments responding to keywords and nicks. Also, he must have a 50% chance of just saying "What?"

"Warez non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"
#10 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 14:41:54
http://www.jackinworld.com
- the ability to ban sports threads.

- animated avatars.

- our own torrent tracking system for planetcrap members.

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#11 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 14:44:09
http://www.jackinworld.com
where is warren anyway, the stupid fuck?

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#12 by gaggle
2004-06-27 15:10:01
that Sex and the City movie was canceled, maybe he couldn't take that..

I yearn for a New Posts popup feature. I understand the OpenCrap program has it, but webbased. Something lowkey and unobstructive, can't have big THERE ARE NEW POSTS!! windows popping up when sitting at work.

Definitely keep anonymous postings.

A handy link to CrapSifter maybe? :)

superman flying in the movies is a plot hole because there isn't any reasonable method of propulsion
#13 by TheTrunkDr.
2004-06-27 15:34:38
A catch up feature so when you're away for a week one click marks everything as read instead of going through 1000s of posts!!! I suggest putting it on the edit profile page.

I kid cause I care.
#14 by TheTrunkDr.
2004-06-27 15:35:28
Also be able to change your user name without having to create a new account or e-mail you about it.

I kid cause I care.
#15 by jjohnsen
2004-06-27 16:15:13
http://www.johnsenclan.com
How important to you people is the ability to post comments without signing up for an account first?


I prefer it with people having to sign up, but as long as there is a way to distinguish between sign-ups and non sign-up I'm fine.

No animated .gifs, no .gifs in sigs.

Oh hell, I can't think of much, I like it how it is.

#16 by Post-It
2004-06-27 16:17:47
keithlee@speakeasy.net
Yeah, no animated nothing.

I also agree with the IRC conversation from earlier. $10 PayPal'd to Morn gets any topic posted immediately.

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#17 by TheTrunkDr.
2004-06-27 16:22:29
I also agree with the IRC conversation from earlier. $10 PayPal'd to Morn gets any topic posted immediately.

This is what democracy looks like????

I kid cause I care.
#18 by TheTrunkDr.
2004-06-27 16:24:35
I prefer it with people having to sign up

I think it's good to leave the anon. posting, planetcrap is a small enough group as it is and could use new people. Mandatory signups are just another barrier to entry for new people.

I kid cause I care.
#19 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 16:39:11
http://www.jackinworld.com
Yeah I agree. That's just the point that guy...what was his name again... Baldy? yeah, Balderama, was trying to get through.

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#20 by Gunp01nt
2004-06-27 16:49:02
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Maybe it would be a good idea to have an option to ignore certain users and all non-registered users, or just put their post in a div with display: none and only display a link that sets the div to display: block in case you want to read the post after all. This feature would certainly get approval from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Scroll Wheels.
Maybe the Front page could have an option to display all the topics with unread posts, or another way to read the topic Intro of topics that are off the front page. Or let the user decide how many topics they want on the frontpage.

I want a horse that ribbits and a frog that neighs... oink oink oink
#21 by G-Man
2004-06-27 16:53:07
The only thing I would add is tracking of statistics, like posts per user, words per post, for each user, etc., that you could view on a statistics page. Also a viewable referrers log maybe. And searching might be nice, but I would settle for post of the day nonsense. Maybe better tag support, like automatic link making or broken tag detection? Anyway, whatever you put in, don't add any support for the stupid IRC quote bot.
#22 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 16:53:14
http://www.jackinworld.com
ignoring posts is so childisch. so....warren.  when will you grow up?

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#23 by UncleJeet
2004-06-27 17:02:47
Is anyone using Xfire?  List your username if you are....I'm unclejeet - surprise!

I'm fighting terrorism by playing violent video games!
#24 by jjohnsen
2004-06-27 17:03:41
http://www.johnsenclan.com
I also agree with the IRC conversation from earlier. $10 PayPal'd to Morn gets any topic posted immediately.

I'd like the opportunity to Paypal to Morn at all, I stopped a long time ago because someone said it wasn't working for him or something.  Is this no longer true?


Maybe it would be a good idea to have an option to ignore certain users and all non-registered users, or just put their post in a div with display

I don't mind ignoring non-registered users, but if you make it too easy to ignore people we'll be having conversations with ourselves pretty soon.

#25 by G-Man
2004-06-27 17:08:54
Since someone brought it up: Warren's Last Post. Clearly AT&T took him out for his insolence.
#26 by jjohnsen
2004-06-27 17:11:11
http://www.johnsenclan.com
Wow almost two months.  Truly we have done a great job of getting rid of developers since the start of PC.  Only a few left now . . .

#27 by G-Man
2004-06-27 17:47:07
Narcissistic/Solipsistic Post
My last post was 9/19/2001. I had actually stopped posting on 6/30/01, but I came back to read through the September 11th topic as it unfolded and apparently got sucked in enough to make one last post. I used some sort of lame superfluous nickname based non-sig sig ('sup shaithis) and I would still argue about politics and the law all the time (I wasn't in law school then). Hell I posted essays from economics textbooks for God's sake. I was always meticulous about formatting my posts though (bolding titles of movies, games, companies in proper Wall Street Journal style, making sure to always quote people properly etc.) but I wasn't as much of a link-fiend back then. Oh well, at least the really embarassing stuff from pre-1999 is gone forever.

I started posting here again on 05/15/03 after having seen the Matrix Reloaded and feeling an intense need to explain how terrible it was. I'm not sure it was such a good idea.
#28 by DEATH KILLER INTERNATIONAL (INTERGALACTIC DIVISION
2004-06-27 18:00:05
deathkillerint@hotmail.com
Since FAVICON is nowhere to be found, I'll request a FAVICON on his behalf.

Intergalactic Turnip Festival Destroyer
#29 by Terata
2004-06-27 19:03:34
Admittedly I'm not usually spamming the site with comments, but I like it quite a bit how it is.  I'd like a 'mark thread as read' button, I guess.  I guess I'd second DKI's request for a favicon, even.

Nothing particularly big comes to mind though.
#30 by zimbardo_ugly
2004-06-27 19:09:41
zimbardo_ugly@hotmail.com
This is my current bookmark for PC:

http://www.planetcrap.com/blah.php?action=archive&mode=unread

...so, obviously, I would like that mode to remain unbroken and, if possible, equally functional.

"Warez non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem"
#31 by BobJustBob
2004-06-27 19:55:42
Ditto.

Dood.
#32 by Dumdeedum
2004-06-27 20:42:39
http://www.dumdeedum.com
To be honest there's not all that much I'd change about the site, it's almost all good.

The few things I would tweak:

Sub-threading (a la the bug reporting thread) I'd probably do away with as never seemed to be used much and looks like one of those things that complicates code.

One or two parsing bugs, like the \"quotes in url text\" one (htmlspecialchars() should fix that) and the one where two spaces are replaced with "  " rather than "  " which occasionally causes odd line wrapping.  Oh, and a search and replace on the database to convert pre-PC6 posts to using craptags rather than html.

As G-Man mentioned, a rolling top-referrers thing might be nice, if only so we can invade other forums that link here from time to time and sow discord.

And of course, a search feature would be great, mainly just for the pleasure of seeing all Jibble's work on Crapsifter made null and void.

Oh and finally, limit Trunks to about 20 characters for his sig.

#33 by yukon dance fever
2004-06-27 21:04:19
Make it all HTML so people can create 24 x 24 tables and embed a different autorun midi in every cell.

pop quiz, hotshot: why does George Bailey allow Uncle Billy to live?
#34 by jafd
2004-06-27 21:12:32
Can you make it compatible with the latest version of CrapSpy?

You generate your moods yourself, and then you generate your excuse for having them.
#35 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 21:19:23
http://www.jackinworld.com
[Dr. Evil]How about no.....okay? You crazy dumb bastards.[/Dr. Evil]

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#36 by Creole Ned
2004-06-27 21:46:12
Make the submission bin totally transparent, showing the exact numbers needed to vote a topic in or out and giving a live tally of the votes thus far. Tighten up the process so topics don't linger in the bin for days before getting voted in or out.

Allow for easier formatting, such as being able to highlight text and click a button to apply bold or italics to it. Add a proper quoting feature that automatically attributes the quote to the author. This is one of the few forums that requires a separate app (OpenCrap) to do such things. I'm lazy and don't like that.

An easily accessed "show unread posts" link.

A way to change the color scheme. PC's is not bad but I prefer lighter text on darker backgrounds. It's easier on my eyes.

Automatic tagging for valid URL's.

Allow people to set the timestamp to their own timezone, not the current Goblin Standard Time.

That's all I've got for now.

"I don't bemoan the great paste" - LPMiller
#37 by Sgt Hulka
2004-06-27 22:01:51
Make it good enough for the Goonies.

#38 by G-Man
2004-06-27 22:06:43
#34 jafd
Can you make it compatible with the latest version of CrapSpy?

I wanted that too, but didn't want to go there...

Crazy Revolutionary Ideas
How about reinventing this site as some sort of real-life popularity/democracy metagame by letting people nominate and vote for each others' position in a hierarchy. The highest level becomes admins with topic pushing powers, a lower level can write the topics, and each level below can moderate and comment on (but never delete) the posts of anyone below them in rank. Program it for global resets every few months (or maybe even a voteable reset) and see what emerges.

Or how about this: Set up random logic bomb type events which will do wacky things to peoples' posts. Like mess with the colors or parse the post text through a pig latin translator, randomly changing someone's displayed username, etc. Maybe have some colorful fake personalities intercede in discussions randomly with non-sequitors and hi-jinks.
#39 by G-Man
2004-06-27 22:07:58
Wait...scratch that last one. We already have enough typos, urking, and Immolating Dictionaries.
#40 by yukon dance fever
2004-06-27 22:18:59
I suggest using the GameSpy model -- 50 moderators for every 10 users. People learn to say the right things over and over to attain moderator status. Moderators are equipped with two big buttons, a red one that prints the sentence "The Search Button is your friend" and a blue one that prints "This has been moved to the Off Topic Forum."

pop quiz, hotshot: why does George Bailey allow Uncle Billy to live?
#41 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 22:22:37
http://www.jackinworld.com
in more interesting news, Fahrenheit 9/11 is No. 1 at box office, and the torrent is also available, at only 700MB!

Yeeehaaaw.

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#42 by Anonymous
2004-06-27 22:25:39
If poster ranking becomes reality, then why reset it all together at once? Just let the person's rank slowly slip down the hierarchy with time.
#43 by Anonymous
2004-06-27 22:31:29
#41
So link the torrent, damn fool!
#44 by Dethstryk
2004-06-27 22:31:58
jemartin@tcainternet.com
I love PlanetCrap as it is. However, I do miss the random sentence thing that used to be here.

"The Square who is not Cool with the double dipping pecker!"
#45 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 22:38:12
http://www.jackinworld.com
Just check torrentreactor.com Anonymous.

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#46 by jjohnsen
2004-06-27 22:47:11
http://www.johnsenclan.com
As G-Man mentioned, a rolling top-referrers thing might be nice, if only so we can invade other forums that link here from time to time and sow discord.


oooh, that sounds like fun.

#47 by Matt Davis
2004-06-27 23:01:33
http://looroll.com
I'd like...

- The ability to change my email address.
- Easier way for doing links/error correction (or more ways to stop mistakes, e.g. no http://http:// or /urk])
- A way to mark everything on the site as read without having to read it all.
- Usernames being unique (I think two people can run with the same name right now).
- More love here.

#48 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 23:05:08
http://www.jackinworld.com
And I'd like fries with that, too.

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
#49 by Sgt Hulka
2004-06-27 23:21:24
Yo Joker, Shake that ass bitch!

#50 by The_Joker
2004-06-27 23:24:59
http://www.jackinworld.com
BREAKING NEWS: A man identified by Iraqi insurgents as a captured U.S. Marine is shown in a video on Al-Jazeera TV. Coalition trying to confirm. Details soon

You should all congratulate your president on the creation of a new Iraq.

Joker, Ph.D. Procedural Assholian Behaviour, Pedophilosopher
- All your ass are belong to my wang Jafd. Prepare to are penetration.
"I fart in THX." - Sgt_Hulka

PENETRATOR: Rise of the Wang Cuming "When it's done".
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