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Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by ChrisTurk, Nov 15, 2016.

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  1. ChrisTurk

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    Currently I have 3 styles installed, and am 100% undecided on which one is best. I'm also open to purchasing a premium style if we find one that people overwhelmingly love. This site is the best I've found in my 5 minutes of searching for indexing good styles & add-ons, so any feedback on what people would like would be great.

    Styles: https://brivium.com/xenforo-styles/

    Add-Ons: https://brivium.com/xenforo-add-ons/

    At the moment I have live thread updates installed and enabled for all registered users. But that's pretty much it, no new smilies or anything, so bring on the requests!

    My current to-do list:

    • Finalize a style
    • Dark Theme (they're all so bad, suggestions please).
    • Add a love/awesome hit/boo [lol dislike] button for posts
    • Add extra bbcode for tables (currently hit exports will be kind of busted)
    • Add extra forums (requester, help, scripts, etc)
    • Smilies Import & Organization
    • Better post organization/theming (hard to see border between posts)
    • Enhanced work mode
    • Streamline/compact mode (sticky alerts)
    • Enhanced live update [solve memory issues]
    • Posts per page preferences/settings
    • Favicon w/ alerts
    • Animated avatars (imagick)
    • Tapatalk (waiting Fiverr logo, will be done ASAP)
    • Username changes (within reason)
    Quick user preferences addition log (if you haven't set these since the date shown, you may want to have a looksie):
    11/15: Favicon alerts, posts per page
     
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    I want my fort and my laser for shooting bears... :D:D
     
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    A darker theme. Zinc is ok, but I'd personally prefer a black or dark grey.

    Yep, just that.
     
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    Add the [hide] bbcode.
     
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    Would it be possible to get the helpful information threads on this site? They are a wealth of information and they keep me and many others from asking time consuming to answer questions that could be looked up.
     
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    This is pretty small, and maybe only a personal preference, but how about darker lines/borders to separate messages better?
     
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    This is the addon that MTG uses for the like/love/awesome HIT buttons: https://xenforo.com/community/resources/post-ratings-taking-likes-to-the-next-level.410/

    I have links to most of the other addons from over there, as well. If there's anything you're looking for, I might be able to help.

    Edit: nvm, I see you added it already lol.
     
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    @ChrisTurk, have you posted a paypal email yet for donations to cover the cost of the xenforo license and your monthly cost?
     
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    that was going to be my suggestion.

    get a donation link up, stat. no perks required.

    a subforum with threads for mturk specific faq sounds great. it's probably not kosher to copy/paste those threads specifically unless the users migrated here as well, but i'm sure we'll all be happy to chip in to make new ones.
     
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  10. ChrisTurk

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    Haha I think I had it bookmarked/saved (along w/ the Live Update) from a convo I had earlier, but thank you so much for dropping in to link it for me :)

    Re: Donations.. I know people like doing it, but I was never someone to donate and wont consider posting one until I have an actual good reason to. I appreciate the sentiment, but its not something I believe in (taking $ w/o providing value). Kinda. Don't hold me to this, haha.


    Working on a nicer dark theme next @Jesicu
     
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    A staff section.
     
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    So mturk support just emailed me with a great idea. We can randomly add TH masters. Everyone else gets this:

    https://brivium.com/resources/captcha-on-posting.17/



    If we want a different theme, is it possible to buy it from that site or do you have to purchase it?
     
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    I have to buy it and then install.. which I'm 100% willing to do for a dark theme because I can't find any free ones on any site that don't look like ass.. although I dislike dark themes in general so :dunno: (sad I know this smiley wont work yet)
     
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    This is probably just personal preference but what about a slight change of the name to TurkHub instead of TurkerHub? TurkHub rolls off the tongue better, IMO.
     
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    Its owned by someone who works for Amazon, already contacted him about purchasing it but - predictably from an Amazon employee - no response yet.
    Done, let me know if you can't see it for some reason.
     
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    I usually read these forums on my potato computer that I do 99% of my turking from. I have to post this on my main computer since the auto refresh option that seems to be on by default on these forums has pretty much locked up my poor little potato. Can that be turned off by default so that it inly updates the page when I actually refresh the page? I signed up, went to the first page of the forum and due to the auto updates, I'm getting post #217 on the first page. It probably drives up your bandwidth to be constantly pushing page updates when they are not requested.

    The 'potato' is an old vista laptop that has a great screen and keyboard, but a bad hard drive (until I can turk up another computer or a replacement drive) so I am running a minimal linux build off of a flash drive the better laptop that I'm typing this on has a really jacked up screen that while I *can* turk from it, since I have to constantly be moving the window around to get to a good part of the screen, it takes forever. and money is super tight right now.
     
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    I didn't word my question very well. Can I buy a theme and then give/assign/whatever it to you?

    I haven't even looked at the other themes you've installed yet but I'm not digging the default. And definitely don't take that as a slight at all. You came and built us a new house and I'm sitting here complaining about the shade of paint in the broom closet.
     
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    Requester Section. Let's invite them all (once everything is up and ready)
     
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    Someone else will have to help you with actually doing it, but you can use the potato laptop as a monitor for the decent laptop
     
  20. ChrisTurk

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    You can disable it by using the 'thread tools' on the top of any thread.. although I just realized its on in threads it really has no use for (like this one, who the heck needs to auto-update a suggestions thread LOL) so yes I will absolutely look into curtailing its default settings but I'm almost positive this isn't a built-in feature so I'll probably have to hack it up a bit. May not be feasible to disable until tomorrow, but I'll tone it down to 10sec/refresh for now to try and help a bit.

    ETA: Should only work on daily threads now, at least.

    Oh, technically yeah, when you 'buy' it I think they just send you a .zip file and pray you don't upload it anywhere (that's how the rating add-on is lol, was $20 and they just send you a .zip with no protection on it whatsoever).

    Yeah I don't really care for this theme either, but it was the best of a bunch of bad (but free & quick) options so I went with it for the time being.

    Extra sections are for sure on the to-do list.
     
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