• What Needs Changing Around Here?

    Question for y'all--

    We would like to know something about where you want us to focus our efforts in continuing to build the site. We've got a lot of features both implemented and in the queue, so this is NOT a request for more of those. (If you have ideas in that regard, post them in this thread.) Rather, out of what's already implemented, we'd like to know what needs attention. What are the biggest pain points? What works strangely? What needs fixing? What should be changed? That kind of stuff.

    Remember, no new feature requests. Yes, there is sometimes overlap; fixing things may involve implementing a feature. That's OK, but try not to ask for something really new.

    We really do want the community to help steer our efforts, so please let us know what you think!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: What Needs Changing Around Here? started by Ken View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Dave's Avatar
      Dave -
      When I last looked about a week ago, JUL cards were not in the trade database. We need to make sure that those as well as the AOU cards are entered.
    1. pk2317's Avatar
      pk2317 -
      Reserve Pool FAQ and Contact Us links on the right side of the main page both point to the incorrect location.

      I don't know if it's easily feasible, but if I visit a page that has my post quote or @ mention, my notification would ideally go away then (since it's no longer "Unread"). As it stands, the only way to remove the notification is to view the post quote from the notifications tab.

      I don't know if it's a setting or what, but there were some picture albums that I was unable to add pictures to. I don't think Galleries are intended to be for private use only?
    1. Randy's Avatar
      Randy -
      Starting salary
    1. digitallimit's Avatar
      digitallimit -
      It's still quite clunky to add card images to posts. I've found it more convenient to just search dicemastersdb and paste the URL than use the naming conventions.
    1. LuigiX's Avatar
      LuigiX -
      In the trade database, it would be nice if you could do a custom search ("show all users that need x card and have y card").
    1. Mathrin's Avatar
      Mathrin -
      Run leagues games or have an expiration on players. I have challenged quite a number of players for games without getting any response. Maybe if you haven't played a game in 4 or 6 weeks, then your name falls off the list and you'd have to re-register for games. You wouldn't lose your points, just not show up as an active player.

      Just looking at fully constructed video players shows 31 players with 15 not having played a game.
    1. IgwanaRob's Avatar
      IgwanaRob -
      Only thing I'd like to see changed is a small template issue for me - The links to the first new post in each thread on the New Posts page (small green circle with the goto=newpost link). With my nerve damaged mouse hand, hitting those little icons multiple times in a row to open them in new tabs is difficult. The main thread link just goes to the first post in the thread, while only the little icon actually brings you the to first new post in the thread. A lot of other forum skins have it so the thread link is the goto=newpost link. Usually just a minor skin template change, but it's really a minor issue overall.

      Otherwise, watching this site go from a generic WP blog to a full blown Dice Masters gateway has been a blast to witness, doing great so far!
    1. jigsawhc's Avatar
      jigsawhc -
      Can we get the JLU cards added to the trade list?
    1. Scorpion0x17's Avatar
      Scorpion0x17 -
      Better mobile support, particularly:

      • The entire League/Ladder section.
      • The ability to Like posts on the mobile version.
      • Editing of draft blog posts on mobile publishes the post instead of saving as draft.
    1. gkpon66's Avatar
      gkpon66 -
      Is there a way to set the pages so that when you save an article to pdf, for later reading, the top three line aren't obscured? Thanks.
    1. LastManOnEarth's Avatar
      LastManOnEarth -
      Complete set of cards available in trade list, followed by a big fat sticky post imploring people to use the trade database rather than using forum posts.

      LMoE
    1. Necromanticer's Avatar
      Necromanticer -
      The blog system is mostly good to go, but these are the things that I think need work:
      • The blog post preview is based upon character length. This shoves other posts down a massive way whenever an article leads with images (like most of mine do). I'm not sure how to fix this, but it needs a new system.
      • Navigating posts within a blog is a great feature, but the buttons for it are small and out of the way. Give them an actual reasonably sized button instead of hyperlink text and maybe put them at the top.
      • I don't know what you can do about this, but I think I'm one of the only people who knows you can rate blog posts. Publicize this in some way as I think it's a great feature.
      • Let me delete my blog draft. Seriously, I've tried everything I can think of, but I have a single blog draft that just won't go away.
    1. Scorpion0x17's Avatar
      Scorpion0x17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Necromanticer View Post
      • Let me delete my blog draft. Seriously, I've tried everything I can think of, but I have a single blog draft that just won't go away.
      ^^^So this!

      I too have a blog draft I can't delete.
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Necro, if you, and other bloggers use the preview break icon to break your intros at the right spot, you will get the desired spacing, and not muscle others out with a wall of text. That button is the one with the red line across a page in the default blog posting toolbar.

      Spread the word, and get others to do it, then we can all share the feed.
    1. Necromanticer's Avatar
      Necromanticer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shadowmeld View Post
      Necro, if you, and other bloggers use the preview break icon to break your intros at the right spot, you will get the desired spacing, and not muscle others out with a wall of text. That button is the one with the red line across a page in the default blog posting toolbar.

      Spread the word, and get others to do it, then we can all share the feed.
      I don't see the button you're talking about. I have a blog post open as we speak and I'm not seeing a red line across a page in the toolbar.
    1. Scorpion0x17's Avatar
      Scorpion0x17 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Necromanticer View Post
      I don't see the button you're talking about. I have a blog post open as we speak and I'm not seeing a red line across a page in the toolbar.
      I don't see that either. Even in advanced mode. Could be a privileges thing?

      I can tell you the BBCode you want, though, Necro. It's:

      (PREVIEWBREAK)(/PREVIEWBREAK)

      Edit: for some reason wrapping it in Code tags doesn't work! So change the round brackets to square ones.
    1. Necromanticer's Avatar
      Necromanticer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion0x17 View Post
      I don't see that either. Even in advanced mode. Could be a privileges thing?

      I can tell you the BBCode you want, though, Necro. It's:

      (PREVIEWBREAK)(/PREVIEWBREAK)

      Edit: for some reason wrapping it in Code tags doesn't work! So change the round brackets to square ones.
      That works perfectly! I'll be sure to use that whenever I'm writing up my blogs in the future, thanks so much for the help.
    1. Shadowmeld's Avatar
      Shadowmeld -
      Yeah, sorry, it's in the default for Articles, but not Blogs. Maybe THAT could be something @Ken can Tweak?
    1. Ken's Avatar
      Ken -
      Hmmm... Not sure if I can add it to the Blog toolbar without it showing up in the forum post toolbar. (Article toolbar is a special case). I'll check.
    1. jigsawhc's Avatar
      jigsawhc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
      When I last looked about a week ago, JUL cards were not in the trade database. We need to make sure that those as well as the AOU cards are entered.
      Looks like they are still not there Hoping JUL and AOU can get added for the 15th.