Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by Dragoneer, Apr 9, 2007.
ability to disable user page comments and comments on submissions.
Usergroups, Image Pools/Folder, Character Pages (details and gallery of images containing), Submission Tool Improvements for the forementioned, Keyword Filtering, Viewer Contributed Keywording, Stream Time-Slot Submissions
Submissions that are music or prose/poetry should be labeled as so. because thumbnails can be a little misleading sometimes
My biggest gripe with the current site:
No way to filter out certain content.
Before the thumbnail "update", I could block artists' galleries with AdBlock, so that they don't show up on the front page (they just appear as tiny black square), but I can't do that anymore because while "updating" the thumbnails, the file system for them was changed.
So yeah...a way to filter out via tags/keywords would be really nice. I mean, Inkbunny and SoFurry have features like that, so...why not FA?
I'm looking through a lot of these posts...mainly Dragoneer's posts...whatever happened to these suggestions and "coming-soon" new features?
A new UI is undergoing construction, you could ask Dragoneer about it. However given the issues currently at hand, it's likely to postpone for a while.
Also please note the date of the last post (above yours) in the thread, moderators and administrators may consider this as necro-posting. But this is just advice from me.
Hi, just short suggestion. It would be a good idea if you will integrate "Twitter bootstrap" framework in the UI. You'll get modern beautiful UI layout for free. It will be also responsive which will enable you make this site mobile and tablet friendly. Bigger buttons, bigger titles and more "air" between items would make it much better experience. Also if you will keep some sort of navigation scheme and reflect position in navigation area. Those are basic UX tips I think. Good luck with it!
I am going to assume that the Site runs on Java coding, If this is the case I suggest you should try upgrading to C++ It is a lot more stable and there is a lot more you can do with C++ than Java (Evidence is Runescape upgrade to the NXT Platform which uses C++)
Also if you are going to be upgrading anything on the site you should give users the ability to delete their own content from their page if they wish to. You basically say we retain the copyright to the content however we can not delete our own content though this isn't a violation of copyright law it is still quite annoying to those wishing to delete content that they no longer wish to have viewed or wishing to leave FA completely.
Another good upgrade would be to add a members list, which has several search perimeters IE; Artist type(Writer, Fursuter, graphical artist etc), Alphabetical order, Numerical order( assuming there is a numerical system) and so on. This will make finding artists easier for users.
Give users the ability to deactivate their account if they wish too, this goes in line with being able to delete content if a user chooses to deactivate their account the account should be placed in a 7 day limbo so to speak where should the user change their mind(Not likely) they can cancel the deactivation process at the end of the 7 days their account and content are automatically removed.
Mature and Adult content should be able to be viewed separately.
A grouping system for submissions by folder, currently you can categorize submissions together, however when viewing it becomes hard to select the correct submission while viewing, the idea would be that if you group the submissions together in the same folder and you click into that folder you would be able to view only the content inside that folder.
Submit as a book option, this would enable users to submit their content as 1 whole submission even though the files or submissions are separate submissions and allow users to flip the page just like as if they are holding and reading a book (Submissions of this type must be in the same folder.) As users add chapters to their submission the system would automatically recognize where the chapter belongs because while submitting the user can select where the chapter belongs with a numerical category.
Better labeling system for user submissions for categorical purposes.
You should work with the F.A.W.D Furaffinity writers directory and help make it easier to use the system to find written artists this same thing can be used to help find graphical artists as well and can be applied with my previous suggestion about adding a members directory.
Also add a way for users to be able to block specific content, with out having to just block the user, this will enable users with a better browsing experience.
The last suggestion I could pose is that you should change the way written content is uploaded to the site, Perhaps using Sta.sh like Deviant Art did, as it appears to be a solid and actually 100% of the time work method of posting written art.
These upgrades would aid in the protection of your users and yourself from attacks such as the one that happened not to long ago.
*Add security questions, set preset questions for users to pick from or allow the user to set their own custom questions
*Add G-Auth or Authy Security system into the sign-in and allow users to select to be able to stay signed in for 30 days if they wish too and remove the captcha system from the sign-in process also add G-Auth or Authy Security to the registration process
These are just suggestions of course and most likely will be disregarded however I hope that they are taken seriously. Some of these suggestions may have been mentioned before.
I actually quite like your suggestions in your post above (I've only quoted a small portion to avoid a large copy/paste issue).
However I somehow don't see FA supporting an OAuth or other such system for logins, but I do so like the idea of the submit as book, e.g. ePub or something like that.
Just to clarify, FA (as far as I know) is written in PHP and MySQL, hosted on Linux servers (I believe RedHat, but I may be wrong), with nginx as webserver (instead of something like Apache). This information is speculative based on previous posts made by administration and information gathered from public sources.
It would be nice to have the comic option on the browse page moved to the "category" drop down instead of the "type" drop down, as there are alot of situations where I (as well as others i assume) would love to sort for comics of a specific subject matter.
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