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Community Feedback: how can the site improve?

pjk

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Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

So... Off-Topic is dead again. What if something was implemented that gives users am easier way to view off-topic? I think there should be a separate section in the menu for off-topic so that it could be easily noticed but not overpowering.
I totally agree. I think adding that menu bar would get more people to click on it if there was a "new messages” counter like for the discord.
Adding Off-Topic posts to the New Posts page makes it overrun the threads and makes the whole forum about off-topic stuff rather than on-topic. What is another way to make it easier to access off-topic without including it into new posts? Open to suggestions.

We need a laughing emoji and a confused reaction.
We need a laughing emoji, as well as a confused reaction.
Glad to add more emojis, can you post the emojis you'd like added so I can add them?

What do you all think about adding a list of people who offer coaching services? (In the resources tab maybe). I know of a lot of people who are offering their services now, and you can get coaching on almost every WCA event. It would be great to be able to see them all in one place.
Yeah, and add Cubicle Academy
How about starting a thread for people to post their services/needs and then update the thread with the list? If a lot of the community likes it and uses it, glad to add a new page for it to get more attention to it.

Options on what to have on the home page. The default would be what's on the home page now. Users can change it to say, not have puzzle theory or have off topic.
In terms of posts on the homepage? Allowing each user to customize what posts they see is a great idea. Will look into this.
 

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Adding Off-Topic posts to the New Posts page makes it overrun the threads and makes the whole forum about off-topic stuff rather than on-topic. What is another way to make it easier to access off-topic without including it into new posts? Open to suggestions.
I like the idea of having a setting so each user can decide whether or not to see off-topic posts, that way everyone gets it the way they like it

Glad to add more emojis, can you post the emojis you'd like added so I can add them?
Laughing emoji could be the same as the reaction, confused reaction could be the same as the emoji

In terms of posts on the homepage? Allowing each user to customize what posts they see is a great idea. Will look into this.
Yeah, and that also helps with the problem of whether or not to have off-topic on the homepage
 

pjk

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I like the idea of having a setting so each user can decide whether or not to see off-topic posts, that way everyone gets it the way they like it
Got it, looking into it now. Will update when progress is made - it may be harder to implement than initially thought.

Laughing emoji could be the same as the reaction, confused reaction could be the same as the emoji
I'd be glad to add more reactions, please post them here (as posted earlier in the thread), and I'll add them.

Question, with the online now section, how does it work, like what does the server check for?
Can you clarify what you're asking?

Can you make it so that you can edit Media Posts?
Edit your own media posts you mean?

See above, still working on it.
 

pjk

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Like what's the algorithm for seeing if they're online?
If you're browsing the site and logged in, it shows you online (though you can disable this in your profile settings), and if you're not logged in but browsing, it shows you as a guest.
 

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Glad to add more emojis, can you post the emojis you'd like added so I can add them?
Edit your own media posts you mean?
Yes. And comments. Sorry about the late reply.

Also, is it possible to block Sub-X Races from the home page? I logged on today and there were at least a dozen on there. They really don't help anything, being on the homepage. If you want to compete, you search it up.
 
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An option to turn of notification for specific threads, there are loads of thread that I interact with, some of them I visit daily, some of them I don't. I keep getting spammed with notifs for threads that I am not active in.

Erm, unwatch?
sorry for the wording above, I think you are confused, I meant that a long time ago I interacted with the X thread and then I'm not active on that thread anymore, but I still keep getting notifs.
 
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I think there should be an option for multiple people to have access to editing posts where the original poster can give them permission. This could be very useful in threads such as the guide to choosing a speedsolving method where you could have proficient solvers from a variety of methods give their reasons for using it and also in threads where a method is being proposed and multiple people have worked on it.
 
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