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Posted by: larrytetris Dec 27 2010, 11:52 AM

-A link to HD homepage from HD wiki without having to type the URL in the address bar.
-A photo gallery lightbox on the front page (similar the current video lightbox). Excludes avatar uploads.
-Forum search bar rather than link to search option in subforums.
Currently, it is not conspicuous enough... Something like http://i56.tinypic.com/1dzhqx.jpg


Spoiler tags, instead of or in addition to the hidden content tags.

Posted by: Maii04 Dec 27 2010, 03:05 PM

That pic made me lol smile.gif

Posted by: lmartins Dec 27 2010, 06:05 PM

The world page has a photobox thingy

http://harddrop.com/world/

Posted by: ohitsstef Dec 27 2010, 06:16 PM

these suggestions sound good besides the photo light box one
the front page should be as minimalistic as possible

Posted by: Blink Dec 27 2010, 07:58 PM

QUOTE(larrytetris @ Dec 27 2010, 03:52 AM) *

-A link to HD homepage from HD wiki without having to type the URL in the address bar.


Done, clicking the hard drop logo in the wiki will send you to HD's main page.

QUOTE(larrytetris @ Dec 27 2010, 03:52 AM) *

-A photo gallery lightbox on the front page (similar the current video lightbox). Excludes avatar uploads.


I don't think it's necessary. You can view the gallery by going directly to it ( http://harddrop.com/gallery/main/ ), the gallery button on the main page and there's a mini gallery in the world tab.

QUOTE(larrytetris @ Dec 27 2010, 03:52 AM) *

-Forum search bar rather than link to search option in subforums.

Done, search bar is on every page now, removed the Search link. I wanted to do this awhile back but never got around to it.

QUOTE(larrytetris @ Dec 27 2010, 03:52 AM) *

Spoiler tags, instead of or in addition to the hidden content tags.


Added

Posted by: Paradox Dec 27 2010, 08:06 PM

Awesome blink, thanks! Can you add a lil button for spoiler tags when we make posts.

Posted by: Blink Dec 27 2010, 08:22 PM

QUOTE(Paradox @ Dec 27 2010, 12:06 PM) *

Awesome blink, thanks! Can you add a lil button for spoiler tags when we make posts.


added

Posted by: Pikiwedia Dec 27 2010, 08:26 PM

The spoiler-tag works, indeed. But when you hold the mouse over "click to show", can you make the mouse-pointer into a small hand, so it's more distinct? If you know what I mean lol. I know it's not the most important thing, but still ;D

Posted by: Paradox Dec 27 2010, 08:34 PM

The spoiler button doesn't work :x

Posted by: Blink Dec 27 2010, 08:42 PM

QUOTE(Pikiwedia @ Dec 27 2010, 12:26 PM) *

The spoiler-tag works, indeed. But when you hold the mouse over "click to show", can you make the mouse-pointer into a small hand, so it's more distinct? If you know what I mean lol. I know it's not the most important thing, but still ;D


Done. I think, test:

Do you see the hand?


QUOTE(Paradox @ Dec 27 2010, 12:34 PM) *

The spoiler button doesn't work :x


Works for me, highlight the text and then click the spoil button and it will add the [.spoiler][./spoiler] around it

Posted by: Pikiwedia Dec 27 2010, 08:48 PM

I'm seeing the hand biggrin.gif Awesome, thank you!

Posted by: Paradox Dec 27 2010, 08:57 PM

Strange. All the other buttons work for me but the spoil one still wont work. I tried highlighting as well. Anyone else with the same problem?

Posted by: Pikiwedia Dec 27 2010, 09:06 PM

Hm, the spoil-button works in Opera and Google Chrome for me, but not in FF Beta 8.

Posted by: Paradox Dec 27 2010, 10:17 PM

I'm on FF, so that makes sense.

Posted by: larrytetris Dec 27 2010, 10:35 PM

QUOTE(Blink @ Dec 27 2010, 07:58 PM) *

Done, clicking the hard drop logo in the wiki will send you to HD's main page.
I don't think it's necessary. You can view the gallery by going directly to it ( http://harddrop.com/gallery/main/ ), the gallery button on the main page and there's a mini gallery in the world tab.
Done, search bar is on every page now, removed the Search link. I wanted to do this awhile back but never got around to it.
Added


Thanks for the quick response smile.gif

Posted by: caffeine Dec 28 2010, 03:09 PM

I may as well...

Am I the only one here who ctrl+clicks? For example, say I'm on the home page and am chatting on the shoutbox. Now, say I want to open the forums in a new tab. Under normal behavior, I'd be able to hold down ctrl and click on the "forums" button near the top of the home page. This would simply open a new tab for the forum. However, the buttons up there are funky. If I ctrl+click them, they open the page in a new tab and the current tab.

Small, insignificant annoyance, though. No biggie.

Posted by: coolmaninsano Dec 28 2010, 03:12 PM

Same here caff, and sometimes when I ctrl-click or plain right click it doesn't even load.

Also can you capitalize the first H in the "hidden content" tag?

hidden content, you must reply to reveal.

Posted by: GoldPlatedDish Dec 28 2010, 03:20 PM

QUOTE(coolmaninsano @ Dec 28 2010, 11:12 AM) *

Same here caff, and sometimes when I ctrl-click or plain right click it doesn't even load.

Also can you capitalize the first H in the "hidden content" tag?

<{HIDE1}>


Grammar nazi
Good grammar and syntax is what makes great forums great, you know!

Posted by: Agamemnon Dec 30 2010, 03:08 AM

Would appreciate if Fast Reply or something could work with Android, same goes for responding to inbox messages. Inbox responses should also allow you to see the message you are responding to while you write the answer ohmy.gif

Posted by: lmartins Dec 30 2010, 06:41 PM

Fast reply works for me.

Sent from my Android phone.

Posted by: coolmaninsano Dec 31 2010, 02:36 PM

Fast reply works from my iPhone.

-On the main page, how about Facebook-Twitter-Ustream-Fumen-Tournament-IRC?
-When you reply to a post with an image in it, how about the image's size is reduced to 50%?
-Same goes for fumens, it's just annoying to see the same image/fumen four times on a page.
- IRC having no avatar on the shoutbox.
-Hell, no avatars on the shoutbox'd be nice.
-Having the comment box and PM box work on iPhone (and possibly other phones)
-More information about ongoing tournaments, not just TTOs.

More to come…

Posted by: Paul676 Dec 31 2010, 02:39 PM

I like avatars on the shoutbox smile.gif

Posted by: Agamemnon Dec 31 2010, 02:49 PM

Fast reply suddenly works on my Droid too, nice!

Posted by: GoldPlatedDish Jan 2 2011, 01:26 AM

A "Send" button on shoutbox for when you lack the enter button...such as Wii

Posted by: perfectclear Jan 2 2011, 04:04 AM

QUOTE(caffeine @ Dec 28 2010, 03:09 PM) *

I may as well...

Am I the only one here who ctrl+clicks? For example, say I'm on the home page and am chatting on the shoutbox. Now, say I want to open the forums in a new tab. Under normal behavior, I'd be able to hold down ctrl and click on the "forums" button near the top of the home page. This would simply open a new tab for the forum. However, the buttons up there are funky. If I ctrl+click them, they open the page in a new tab and the current tab.

Small, insignificant annoyance, though. No biggie.



+1, I also ctrl+click a lot.

Posted by: larrytetris Jan 2 2011, 04:21 AM

QUOTE(caffeine @ Dec 28 2010, 03:09 PM) *

I may as well...

Am I the only one here who ctrl+clicks? For example, say I'm on the home page and am chatting on the shoutbox. Now, say I want to open the forums in a new tab. Under normal behavior, I'd be able to hold down ctrl and click on the "forums" button near the top of the home page. This would simply open a new tab for the forum. However, the buttons up there are funky. If I ctrl+click them, they open the page in a new tab and the current tab.

Small, insignificant annoyance, though. No biggie.


The same goes for clicking the mouse wheel to open a new tab. I thought it was just my hardware being buggy (the same mouse doesn't work on some of the computers in my house), but I guess not.

More about the nav bar: because of the annoyance of the active and new tab opening up the desired page, I've gotten into the habit of using right click > new tab to open up a new tab on HD. However, only the pixels of the button that has text (e.g. "FORUMS" or "WORLD") is part of the hyperlink and will result in the drop down menu for hyperlinks. The solid color around the words is treated as a javascript [?] item, and will not show the browser's features for a link. Also petty, but annoying. If this could be on a low-priority list of improvements for HD.. smile.gif

Posted by: Blink Jan 2 2011, 04:50 AM

I think the control+click problem only happens in webkit browsers (chrome and safari). They used to also have a problem where middle clicking would open in both the new tab + current tab, but that's since been fixed. I would suggest middle clicking to open in a new tab until either I fix the problem or they do with webkit.

Posted by: chopin Jan 2 2011, 04:54 AM

Option in profile settings to upload your own background picture for profiles.
I kinda like the idea of a photo slideshow thing too, sort of like the last 4 recent similar to the 'Recently Uploaded Videos' on the homepage.

Posted by: Zircean Jan 2 2011, 07:18 AM

QUOTE(chopin @ Jan 1 2011, 11:54 PM) *

Option in profile settings to upload your own background picture for profiles.


What is this, MySpace?

Posted by: Noogy Jan 2 2011, 07:22 AM

QUOTE(Zircean @ Jan 2 2011, 07:18 AM) *

What is this, MySpace?


+9001

Posted by: meow Jan 2 2011, 07:31 AM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 2 2011, 03:50 PM) *

I think the control+click problem only happens in webkit browsers (chrome and safari). They used to also have a problem where middle clicking would open in both the new tab + current tab, but that's since been fixed. I would suggest middle clicking to open in a new tab until either I fix the problem or they do with webkit.


Using Firefox 3.6.x, I can confirm that the caffeine's ctrl+click behaviour is replicable.

Posted by: Blink Jan 2 2011, 07:46 AM

QUOTE(meow @ Jan 1 2011, 11:31 PM) *

Using Firefox 3.6.x, I can confirm that the caffeine's ctrl+click behaviour is replicable.


Okay, does anybody see something wrong with the button code that might be causing the behavior?

CODE
    <td class="dmenu" onclick="java script:window.location.href='http://harddrop.com/wiki/';" onmouseover="this.className='dmenu2';showMenux('memmenux4');" onmouseout="this.className='dmenu';hideMenux()">
        <a href="http://harddrop.com/wiki/">WIKI</a>
    </td>

Posted by: larrytetris Jan 2 2011, 08:26 AM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 2 2011, 07:46 AM) *

Okay, does anybody see something wrong with the button code that might be causing the behavior?

CODE
    <td class="dmenu" onclick="java script:window.location.href='http://harddrop.com/wiki/';" onmouseover="this.className='dmenu2';showMenux('memmenux4');" onmouseout="this.className='dmenu';hideMenux()">
        <a href="http://harddrop.com/wiki/">WIKI</a>
    </td>



Is the border around the text defined as the same thing as the text? The blue color within the text (e.g. inside the O in "FORUMS") is part of the link. Otherwise I'm clueless about the coding.

Posted by: xlro Jan 2 2011, 01:47 PM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 2 2011, 07:46 AM) *

Okay, does anybody see something wrong with the button code that might be causing the behavior?

CODE
    <td class="dmenu" onclick="java script:window.location.href='http://harddrop.com/wiki/';" onmouseover="this.className='dmenu2';showMenux('memmenux4');" onmouseout="this.className='dmenu';hideMenux()">
        <a href="http://harddrop.com/wiki/">WIKI</a>
    </td>


well it behaves correctly (as in how you coded it) I'd say, since ctrl+left click (in contrast to middle click) triggers the onclick event in the browser, so it executes your js that loads the page in the current tab + the ctrl-click on a normal <a> link opens it also in a new tab

maybe it is possible to check in the onclick handler / code, if the click was done with ctrl held down? not sure, but would be an option /quickfix - my js is very rusty :)

edit:

ok, I quickly had a look, you can add an easy check, by modifying it like this:

CODE
onclick="java script:if(!event.ctrlKey){window.location.href='http://harddrop.com/wiki/';}"


as before, the ctrl+click (as well as the middle click) wont work ofc, if you dont hit the actual link (<a>), but the box around.

personally I would just remove the onclick event from the td box, this way there are no issues for any kind of click (with just a normal <a>), it's not like the boxes are really big, or ppl wouldn't click on the text anyway

Posted by: XaeL Jan 2 2011, 01:53 PM

QUOTE(caffeine @ Dec 28 2010, 03:09 PM) *

I may as well...

Am I the only one here who ctrl+clicks? For example, say I'm on the home page and am chatting on the shoutbox. Now, say I want to open the forums in a new tab. Under normal behavior, I'd be able to hold down ctrl and click on the "forums" button near the top of the home page. This would simply open a new tab for the forum. However, the buttons up there are funky. If I ctrl+click them, they open the page in a new tab and the current tab.

Small, insignificant annoyance, though. No biggie.

That hapens to me too

Btw caffeine i use mouse3 (aka middle click) its faster than ctrl+click but does same thing.

Posted by: Dakhath Jan 2 2011, 07:06 PM

QUOTE(xlro @ Jan 2 2011, 08:47 AM) *

ok, I quickly had a look, you can add an easy check, by modifying it like this:

CODE
onclick="java script:if(!event.ctrlKey){window.location.href='http://harddrop.com/wiki/';}"


as before, the ctrl+click (as well as the middle click) wont work ofc, if you dont hit the actual link (<a>), but the box around.

personally I would just remove the onclick event from the td box, this way there are no issues for any kind of click (with just a normal <a>), it's not like the boxes are really big, or ppl wouldn't click on the text anyway



You beat me to it. Yeah, that fix works fine (and I just tested in Firebug to verify this)... but I kinda agree that using it on every single button is a little bit redundant. If you're concerned about people missing the text in the boxes, turn them into images and use image rollovers instead. That might slow down your page load time, but I'm thinking most of us are on broadband anyway so it wouldn't be noticeable.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Jan 2 2011, 08:44 PM

QUOTE(Zircean @ Jan 2 2011, 07:18 AM) *

What is this, MySpace?

Next we'll be having really irritating and intrusive music that plays automatically when you're on someone's profile.

Ohwait...

Also, an actual suggestion:

Can we have a different emoticon for tongue.gif than the one currently there? Or just no emoticon at all? The one that's currently there is totally different to what I ever intend to be there when I write it :\

CODE
<Rosti> does it annoy anyone else
<Rosti> that the emoticon for ":P" on HD is totally not what :P usually represents?
<clincher> YES
<Zircean> yes omg

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 2 2011, 08:53 PM

I like the tongue.gif

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Jan 2 2011, 08:55 PM

I don't mind it as an emoticon, but it needs a different handle.

Posted by: xlro Jan 2 2011, 08:57 PM

on that subject: I'd like a setting in the user options that automatically unchecks the "Enable emoticons?" checkbox in the post options per default, thx
since the images especially for the common :) ;) and :P all pretty much suck, text is the way to go here

Posted by: gif Jan 2 2011, 09:45 PM

QUOTE(xlro @ Jan 2 2011, 08:57 PM) *

on that subject: I'd like a setting in the user options that automatically unchecks the "Enable emoticons?" checkbox in the post options per default, thx
since the images especially for the common :) ;) and :P all pretty much suck, text is the way to go here


i second that ! :)

Posted by: chopin Jan 2 2011, 09:57 PM

Hey man, Tetris is personal, so we should have personal backgrounds for our personal pages biggrin.gif
Yes, new emoticons PLEASE. The ones on the Page comments are nice. Or my AIM ones are nice
IPB Image

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 2 2011, 10:00 PM

QUOTE(chopin @ Jan 2 2011, 01:57 PM) *

Yes, new emoticons PLEASE. The ones on the Page comments are nice. Or my AIM ones are nice
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/7421/skdfj.png

icon4.gif

Posted by: Blink Jan 2 2011, 10:03 PM

Emoticons are going to stay on the forums, but I'll change to a different emoticon set rather than the current default one.

Using this code caused the page to stop loading:

CODE
onclick="java script:if(!event.ctrlKey){window.location.href='http://harddrop.com/wiki/';}"


it just loaded a blank white page instead.

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 2 2011, 10:11 PM

Err disregard my suggestion of halving the images/fumens in replies, instead it just shows the link and not the whole image/fumen/youtube.

Posted by: xlro Jan 2 2011, 10:24 PM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 2 2011, 11:03 PM) *

Using this code caused the page to stop loading:
CODE
onclick="java script:if(!event.ctrlKey){window.location.href='http://harddrop.com/wiki/';}"


it just loaded a blank white page instead.

I hope u fixed the space in java script: that gets inserted by the board (even tho we use the code tag?!), no clue why it does that

edit: ok its some wild auto-replace going on there to prevent script injection in posts or smth lol
even when you write javascript in plaintext it inserts a space haha

Posted by: Blink Jan 3 2011, 02:09 AM

Updated the preset emoticons for the forums + all parts of the site that have comments (profiles/blogs/videos/etc)

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Jan 3 2011, 02:17 AM

Good job Thumbs Up.png

Posted by: chopin Jan 3 2011, 03:30 AM

These emoticons... KICK ASS! Halo.png

Posted by: larrytetris Jan 3 2011, 03:38 AM

Perhaps with the rising popularity of teams, a child forum in the tetris subforum for team threads or something? Not sure, because it's not like there's an overwhelming number of these threads.

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 3 2011, 03:47 AM

New emotes Thumbs Down.png

Posted by: Pikiwedia Jan 3 2011, 03:51 AM

These emotions needs more color! Now they just blend in too much with everything else Frown.png

Posted by: Blink Jan 3 2011, 04:28 AM

Fixed the ctrl+click behavior thanks to meow. He PMed me a solution. It might have some problems, we both haven't really tested it out much yet.

*EDIT* did xlro's suggestion of just removing the onclick code. Is there a way to make the full button clickable though?

*EDIT2* Increased font size by 1 to make the clickable link a little bit bigger. You might have to clear cache to see any changes.

Posted by: Paul676 Jan 3 2011, 04:31 AM

it works fine for me - thanks!

Posted by: larrytetris Jan 3 2011, 04:33 AM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 3 2011, 04:28 AM) *

Fixed the ctrl+click behavior thanks to meow. He PMed me a solution. It might have some problems, we both haven't really tested it out much yet.


Works like a charm! Thanks! Heart.png

As for the new emoticons, I guess to each their own. Is there a way to make the old emoticons available (with different text shortcuts) in the Show All popup window? Or we could all stop being spoiled young kids and let Blink rest... Sticking Out Tongue.png Seriously this thread spoils us HD users.

Posted by: Dakhath Jan 3 2011, 06:07 AM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 2 2011, 11:28 PM) *


*EDIT* did xlro's suggestion of just removing the onclick code. Is there a way to make the full button clickable though?

Increased font size by 1 to make the clickable link a little bit bigger. You might have to clear cache to see any changes.



You could turn them into images, like I suggested before. The simplest way to do this might be something like this: http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2777/homek.png

Transparent background, white text, so your mouseover effect is still visible. The code would look something like this:

CODE
<td class="dmenu" onmouseover="this.className='dmenu2';showMenux('memmenux1');" onmouseout="this.className='dmenu';;hideMenux()">
    <a href="http://harddrop.com"><img src="http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2777/homek.png" alt="HOME"></a>
    </td>


And of course you'd use a new image for each button. At 352 bytes, that image is tiny and won't screw with your page load time, and the alt text ensures that users who aren't viewing images can still see the link.

I'd be happy to do the rest of those, by the way, if that's what you go with.

Posted by: Blink Jan 3 2011, 06:16 AM

Okay Dakhath, I just tried that out, I like it better. Can you please do the remaining images for me? Thank you.

Except can you move the font a little bit lower so it looks more centered on the button?

I'll be replacing the "Post Icons" right now (the image that shows up on the left of posts if someone chooses one)
*DONE* , replaced with GPD's ARS/SRS tetris pieces.

Posted by: Dakhath Jan 3 2011, 06:19 AM

Can do. Shouldn't take too long. I'll PM the image links when I get it done so you can reupload to your server of choice.

Posted by: Blink Jan 3 2011, 06:59 AM

Thanks Dakhath for fixing the ctrl+click problem and also keeping the entire button consistent/clickable =).

Also: Fixed the logo and button transparencies for IE6.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Jan 3 2011, 11:49 AM

Given that most of the clans we're getting are multi-discipline, I think the team stuff in the World part of the website would probably be adequate if there was an extra category for just General Tetris or Tetris Clans something.

EDIT: nvm, I thought there was some sort of message board system on the team pages. Though I still think the extra category would be useful.

It would be pretty nice if there was some sort of private thread system for teams, but I think allowing each team to have a child board with permissions would get really stupid, and I can't see any other way it'd work without moving it off the forum and into some other feature of the site (like the teams pages). Plus if it was on the forum there'd be privacy issues given moderators etc would be able to see it Sticking Out Tongue.png

Posted by: Blink Jan 3 2011, 12:31 PM

QUOTE(GoldPlatedDish @ Jan 1 2011, 05:26 PM) *

A "Send" button on shoutbox for when you lack the enter button...such as Wii


Added


QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Jan 3 2011, 03:49 AM) *

Given that most of the clans we're getting are multi-discipline, I think the team stuff in the World part of the website would probably be adequate if there was an extra category for just General Tetris or Tetris Clans something.


Added Tetris (ALL) category, removed Tetris Evolution category.

Posted by: xlro Jan 3 2011, 12:42 PM

IPB Image

Posted by: caffeine Jan 3 2011, 02:09 PM

Thanks Dakhath and Blink! These links are way awesome now.

Posted by: GoldPlatedDish Jan 5 2011, 04:46 AM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 3 2011, 02:16 AM) *

I'll be replacing the "Post Icons" right now (the image that shows up on the left of posts if someone chooses one)
*DONE* , replaced with GPD's ARS/SRS tetris pieces.


I think I love you
I am blown away. Who would have thought that my 13 brainchilds (2 RS's x 6 diff. orientations and colors + O) would become famous? I...am...*sniff* PROUD of them!

Posted by: perfectclear Jan 11 2011, 12:18 AM

With the rise of team tournaments and team matches I would appreciate a way to contact all members of a team at once. A group message would be preferable.

Posted by: Paul676 Jan 11 2011, 01:08 AM

yes

Posted by: Paradox Jan 12 2011, 04:10 AM

I would like a team section on the forums now that TTO is over. Heart.png

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Jan 14 2011, 10:13 PM

The teams board is a nice addition, but is it right that all the team threads are pinned and the tournament ones aren't? Isn't it going to be the case that most of the non-team threads are going to be tournaments and other stuff that might want to be pinned anyway? Isn't it going to get a bit ridiculous if we start getting dozens of teams?


Posted by: Blink Jan 14 2011, 10:18 PM

QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Jan 14 2011, 02:13 PM) *

The teams board is a nice addition, but is it right that all the team threads are pinned and the tournament ones aren't? Isn't it going to be the case that most of the non-team threads are going to be tournaments and other stuff that might want to be pinned anyway? Isn't it going to get a bit ridiculous if we start getting dozens of teams?


I agree with you, I'll unpin the team threads and pin up the tournament ones.

Posted by: chopin Jan 14 2011, 10:47 PM

Hey, I don't agree with that... If we get dozens of teams we will deal with it then. That thread isn't that big anyways and wasn't the point of it for teams? Shouldn't the tournament threads be in a tournament subgroup or something

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 14 2011, 10:51 PM

Yeah, we need a Tournament subforum like TF.

That subforum on TF? Thank me for that. Grin.png

Posted by: Ryan Jan 14 2011, 11:59 PM

QUOTE(coolmaninsano @ Jan 14 2011, 10:51 PM) *

Yeah, we need a Tournament subforum like TF.

That subforum on TF? Thank me for that. Grin.png

Ya because people use that tf tourney subfourm sooooooooo much.

Posted by: Paradox Jan 15 2011, 02:26 AM


I think any tournament threads that are going on should be unpinned, it will be obvious what tournaments are active by what is at the top of the list of topics. Unless the tournament is an HD one and its big.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Jan 15 2011, 07:43 AM

QUOTE(chopin @ Jan 14 2011, 10:47 PM) *

Hey, I don't agree with that... If we get dozens of teams we will deal with it then. That thread isn't that big anyways and wasn't the point of it for teams? Shouldn't the tournament threads be in a tournament subgroup or something

I think you misunderstood? Yesterday all the individual team threads were pinned, so there were already like 10 pinned threads. If you get a board with thirty or forty team threads, and they're all pinned, then it's going to get daft. Even with the number we had it seemed a bit silly.

Posted by: goofer Jan 15 2011, 10:50 AM

maybe supporting to send forum messages and comments with your phone?

Posted by: Blink Jan 29 2011, 12:32 PM

QUOTE("virulent")


dear bestie,

i would formally like to request 8 "my top friends" in opposition to the current 6.
irealizethatyouareaverybusyblinkerandwouldlikeyoutoknowthisismostlyjustajokebutn
otcompletelysinceicouldntdecidewhotodelete:[
that is all.

yourbestfriendinthewholewideworld,
virulent


You can now do 12 instead of 6 if you want to. Just go to the friends icon top right and change your "total friends to display" to 12.

Posted by: virulent Jan 29 2011, 04:10 PM

QUOTE(Blink @ Jan 29 2011, 07:32 AM) *

You can now do 12 instead of 6 if you want to. Just go to the friends icon top right and change your "total friends to display" to 12.

Gasp.png i was mostly just kidding! D: but dang 12! now i don't know what to do with myself! gosh. thx bestie Grin.png n holy..that was fast lol

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 29 2011, 04:40 PM

I formally request moving back to Livestream (or any other streaming service with archived videos always playing) because this was my first experience with Nullpo and TOJ. This might advertise these games to new members and get them interested in playing them.

Posted by: goofer Feb 17 2011, 12:08 PM

QUOTE(goofer @ Jan 15 2011, 10:50 AM) *

maybe supporting to send forum messages and comments with your phone?


yes ? no ?

Whenever I try, it lightens op in green and wont allow me to type text

Posted by: Blink Feb 17 2011, 12:15 PM

Not sure what I can do about that goofer, if I find a way I will implement it.

Posted by: virulent Feb 17 2011, 05:06 PM

2 things:

1. to be able to switch btwn current and old avatars w/o having to reu/l them(?) someone asked me n i tried looking for it but couldn't find a solution? if there is already a way..maybe make it a lil more obvious?

2. how do you mass pm w/o having to select each person's name :s [particularly team pm but also a pm all your friends thingiie where you can deselect ppl is nice~]

neither of which are necessary but slightly helpful~ thx

Posted by: gif Feb 17 2011, 05:09 PM

QUOTE(virulent @ Feb 17 2011, 05:06 PM) *


1. to be able to switch btwn current and old avatars w/o having to reu/l them(?) someone asked me n i tried looking for it but couldn't find a solution? if there is already a way..maybe make it a lil more obvious?



i requested it like half a year ago :x but yeah, its really annoying ... if you want to go back to an older avatar you have to upload it again, and delete the old one ? ;// losing all comments... and if you leave it you have gallery full of instances of one picture ;/

or just disable avatars xD

Posted by: Pikiwedia Feb 17 2011, 05:36 PM

The ability to personalize our profiles even more:

- Change color of background
- Change color of info-boxes etc.
- Change the font-type
- Re-arranging the info-boxes, avatar-box etc. to our own liking

I'm not sure this is even possible, but would be really cool and unique if you could!

Posted by: virulent Feb 20 2011, 05:32 PM

QUOTE(Pikiwedia @ Feb 17 2011, 12:36 PM) *

The ability to personalize our profiles even more:

- Change color of background
- Change color of info-boxes etc.
- Change the font-type
- Re-arranging the info-boxes, avatar-box etc. to our own liking

I'm not sure this is even possible, but would be really cool and unique if you could!

sounds pretty laggy :x

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Feb 20 2011, 05:42 PM

HD should clearly just be like MySpace but for Tetris :|

Posted by: ohitsstef Feb 20 2011, 06:24 PM

QUOTE(virulent @ Feb 17 2011, 05:06 PM) *

2 things:

1. to be able to switch btwn current and old avatars w/o having to reu/l them(?) someone asked me n i tried looking for it but couldn't find a solution? if there is already a way..maybe make it a lil more obvious?


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Posted by: Pikiwedia Feb 20 2011, 06:57 PM

QUOTE(virulent @ Feb 20 2011, 06:32 PM) *


sounds pretty laggy :x



Not if Blinky buys better servers!

Posted by: virulent Feb 21 2011, 06:08 AM

QUOTE(Pikiwedia @ Feb 20 2011, 01:57 PM) *

Not if Blinky buys better servers!

pretty sure he's been trying to find a good one for a while now :x
when fb had those box rearranging things i couldn't open certain people's profiles cause they had sooo many apps my browser would slow to a crawl n possibly crash D: i am nay for box rearrangements! lol
i'm not really all for the customizations either even though i normally LOVE customizing things..it'd be 1 more thing i'd have no time to do :[

Posted by: blazen_azn Feb 21 2011, 07:06 AM

delete account button


edit: insta-ban button

Posted by: Blink Feb 21 2011, 07:08 AM

QUOTE(blazen_azn @ Feb 20 2011, 11:06 PM) *

delete account button


If anyone wants to be deleted from HD, whether for privacy reasons or whatever, PM me. I have honored requests in the past and will continue to do so now.

Posted by: Pikiwedia Feb 21 2011, 02:39 PM

QUOTE(virulent @ Feb 21 2011, 07:08 AM) *


pretty sure he's been trying to find a good one for a while now :x
when fb had those box rearranging things i couldn't open certain people's profiles cause they had sooo many apps my browser would slow to a crawl n possibly crash D: i am nay for box rearrangements! lol
i'm not really all for the customizations either even though i normally LOVE customizing things..it'd be 1 more thing i'd have no time to do :[



Since we wouldn't be able to add other boxes than the existing ones, I don't think it would slow it down that much?

Ps. I can customize it for you for a small fee!

Posted by: coolmaninsano Mar 2 2011, 09:20 AM

When one's post gets removed from a topic, not having the "From: (thread title)" on your page under "My Topics".

Posted by: dkorn725 Mar 3 2011, 01:38 AM

add tetris o wait u disproved

Posted by: virulent Mar 7 2011, 02:58 PM

QUOTE(coolmaninsano @ Mar 2 2011, 04:20 AM) *

When one's post gets removed from a topic, not having the "From: (thread title)" on your page under "My Topics".

lol sounds like that'd have to be manual :x

Posted by: dispo_io Mar 16 2011, 04:27 PM

I would like to request that a mooning emoticon to be added to Clickable Smilies, like the one they have on Skype.

ref: code to make mooning emoticon on skype is ((mooning))

Posted by: Paradox Mar 16 2011, 05:34 PM

QUOTE
would like to request that a mooning emoticon to be added to Clickable Smilies


nty

Posted by: virulent Mar 17 2011, 04:43 AM

quoted from skype:
[3/16/2011 12:35:05 PM] virulent: i think he took away the emotes cause
[3/16/2011 12:35:12 PM] virulent: 1. they disappeared on their own
[3/16/2011 12:35:17 PM] virulent: 2. he was too lazy to put it back
[3/16/2011 12:35:25 PM] virulent: 3. he considered it but then ppl told him it was spammy
[3/16/2011 12:35:37 PM] virulent: 4. the took up too much room on the sb

Posted by: Blink Mar 26 2011, 08:38 AM

I understand that during tournament seasons like this, it can be hard to follow or keep tracking of all the tournaments going on. As suggested by member Anonymous, I've added and will be updating a tourney list page of ongoing tournaments, and tournaments starting soon.

You can reach it by clicking the tournament button no the main page, the "Tournament List" link at the top of the Arena subforum, the "Tournament List" link under the Arena subforum on the main forum page, or directly by going here: http://harddrop.com/tourneylist .

Hope this helps some people out.

Posted by: killahbee Mar 26 2011, 09:32 AM

credits to anonymous for coming up with this idea ! and credits to blink for working on it so fast .. loool
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BEE

Posted by: virulent Mar 28 2011, 01:55 PM

sounds like more for you to update Sticking Out Tongue.png

but this should've existed long ago!! thx anon~

Posted by: Anonymous Mar 28 2011, 03:36 PM

Woo hoo hsout out to me! Although I figured that the people running the tournaments would take care of the their own tourney, but whatever works!

Posted by: Paul676 Apr 7 2011, 04:34 AM

Please could we have a "like" button like facebook does so we can like a post which someone puts? I'm aware we can use QFT but that's got a slightly different use from "Paul676 likes this"

Posted by: Alexsweden Apr 7 2011, 04:45 AM

QUOTE(Paul676 @ Apr 7 2011, 04:34 AM) *

Please could we have a "like" button like facebook does so we can like a post which someone puts? I'm aware we can use QFT but that's got a slightly different use from "Paul676 likes this"

Like

QTF?

Posted by: Alexsweden Apr 7 2011, 09:13 PM

I have been wondering if we as a comunity could not try to pull together some nice videos. I mean we have people that have done asum videos Xeal for example. What if we could try to get together some people who are interested in video editing and do something together?

I mean It probebly best if its just one guy who edits all the stuff but if everyone could send in replays or something then we could get well made videos with great and varied content. This would not only be fun but it would be great for PR. So what do you guys think.

If nothing else if there is anyone whos good with video editing i could send videos if i reccord something good..

something like this



Watch 6:28 and a few sec forward Smile.png

Edit: i have no idea how hard it is to do stuff that looks this good but i have a feeling its much about the software.. but iduno

Posted by: XaeL Apr 7 2011, 10:34 PM

QUOTE(Alexsweden @ Apr 7 2011, 09:13 PM) *

Edit: i have no idea how hard it is to do stuff that looks this good but i have a feeling its much about the software.. but iduno

its not hard but it involves using software i don't have.

Posted by: Alexsweden Apr 22 2011, 10:33 AM

I have Power Editor 7 (legally!) and its good, but I think I would need #9 or something to do rly fancy stuff Smile.png

But at least my future videos will look better now Smile.png

Posted by: Ravendarksky May 11 2011, 10:25 PM

I have a suggestion that is simple and everyone will enjoy.

Display the CURRENT time on the shoutbox. This stops people trying to reply to something said hours ago :<

Posted by: clincher Jun 8 2011, 04:47 PM

Remove the avatar dimension restrictions

Posted by: Blink Jun 15 2011, 02:23 AM

QUOTE(clincher @ Jun 8 2011, 09:47 AM) *

Remove the avatar dimension restrictions


Done. If you guys run into any problems let me know.

Posted by: virulent Jun 15 2011, 04:50 AM

wOo guess we don't need that resizing thread anymore Sticking Out Tongue.png

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jul 2 2011, 02:17 PM

harddrop.com/hdtl --> http://www.ravendarksky.com/phpBB3/index.php
please Smile.png

Posted by: Alexsweden Jul 3 2011, 02:40 PM

Add a respond button to comments in profile pages and under videos? So we dont have to go back to " # New Comments" thing in the top right corner each time we want to respond to a message Smile.png

Posted by: larrytetris Jul 18 2011, 07:08 PM

If at all possible, perhaps on the first page of each thread have the little orange square that skips to the first unread post.
Thanks! Smile.png

Posted by: VienVong Aug 29 2011, 03:07 PM

-Not holding tournaments at the same time because the new one can steal the thunder of the old one before it had ended (e.g. TFO5 and HDO6). Tournaments can have a deadline to finish of 2 weeks or something
- breaking up longer threads. e.g. the twist guide is too long now. It should be further subdivided somehow.

Posted by: Paul676 Aug 29 2011, 03:23 PM

That's a good point. Maybe into primarily T, J/L, S/Z, I, "O", Multi-piece.

Posted by: myndzi Aug 29 2011, 08:11 PM

QUOTE(VienVong @ Aug 29 2011, 03:07 PM) *

-Not holding tournaments at the same time because the new one can steal the thunder of the old one before it had ended (e.g. TFO5 and HDO6). Tournaments can have a deadline to finish of 2 weeks or something


This has kind of irritated me, but I put it on the people running them rather than HD moderation to manage this. For example, the first HDTL I had planned for a while before I ran it, but I wasn't able to wait for a lull in competition because people were constantly making new tournaments. Which is fine, but really what's the point of having three that are basically the same?

Perhaps a simple solution would be to have a planning thread where people can post what they have in the pipe and about how long it will run for, so that organizers can coordinate better.

Posted by: Paradox Aug 29 2011, 11:32 PM

I think tournaments here should be approved first. That way we can ensure one goes on at a time and that the tournament will have adequate preparation. It will even make things more organized when it comes to commentators and things like that. Our tournaments should all be streamed + commentators. It keeps people involved and interested.

Posted by: Paul676 Aug 29 2011, 11:59 PM

How do you control them though? I mean, you can't say "THIS IS NOT HAPPENING", because people can just go "eff you I'll join anyway it's unofficial"

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 9 2011, 08:44 PM

I'd like to make a suggestion pertaining to POTM

HD users should be able to vote for POTM - the players can nominate themselves, state their improvements of THAT month, someone can make a thread for that month with a poll and users can vote

I'm only suggesting this bc Blink hasn't been really active on HD lately, so it seems unfair for him to pick out a POTM when he's not around to see everyone else's improvements besides what's submitted. Also this will bring in more user involvement.

It's only a proposal, but what do you guys think?

Posted by: Blink Sep 9 2011, 09:33 PM

I'm down for it. After each month you or someone else can make a poll with potential POTMs and members can vote on it for a week before I put up the new POTM.

Posted by: killahbee Sep 9 2011, 09:46 PM

I think we should filter it, or blink should filter it to the top 3 he feels is the most deserving and then the community vote from there.

First off, so it's not so much a "popularity contest" and people who don't deserve it as much as others get it.
Secondly, because this will make the choices more "obvious" instead of let's say each person having two votes or whatever... chances are if there is a tie.. it'll only be 2 POTM (which has happened before) and not like 5+

Just throwing the idea out there.

Posted by: Paul676 Sep 9 2011, 10:14 PM

Would Blink be there to choose a top 3, given that he only managed to pick a POTM on like the 10th July for the month of June? In theory, ok, in practice, huge drawn out process

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 10 2011, 01:54 AM

QUOTE(killahbee @ Sep 9 2011, 09:46 PM) *

I think we should filter it, or blink should filter it to the top 3 he feels is the most deserving and then the community vote from there.

First off, so it's not so much a "popularity contest" and people who don't deserve it as much as others get it.
Secondly, because this will make the choices more "obvious" instead of let's say each person having two votes or whatever... chances are if there is a tie.. it'll only be 2 POTM (which has happened before) and not like 5+

Just throwing the idea out there.



I think that filtering it out would be a good idea - however the reason why i put in my proposal was bc Blink hasn't been active on HD a lot.. so to say that Blink would be the person filtering it out would defeat my proposal.

It doesn't have to be Blink who filters it.. I think the HD community itself should be able to filter out the players. Since we're mostly made up of serious passionate tetris players I don't think there will be much of an unfair filtering going on bc a lot of players take POTM very seriously.

And no there will be no cash prize going out to POTM lol I think that's silly.

Posted by: Paradox Sep 10 2011, 04:53 AM

just what we need a popularity contest

now i wont get it for sure!

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 10 2011, 03:55 PM

QUOTE(Paradox @ Sep 10 2011, 04:53 AM) *

just what we need a popularity contest

now i wont get it for sure!


paradox haven't you been POTM before??

Posted by: killahbee Sep 10 2011, 04:15 PM

Or the suggest could work the other way around as well,
if the community votes, and if there is a tie of some sort, or three way tie, or four way tie (I'm saying IF)
then Blink can decide from those. And if it's obvious then we're all good.

I mean, even if he is not as active on the site, he will still eventually put up the POTM anyway, so that could work too.


Posted by: Paul676 Sep 10 2011, 05:31 PM

10 days late (as per recently) isn't really good enough. It would still defeat Stef's proposal. Furthermore, there are usually only 3 or fewer standout performances in a month.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Sep 10 2011, 07:15 PM

Going back a page to the tournaments stuff, I disagree with only one tournament being open at any one time.

I totally recognise the issue that it was suggested for, but I feel it's a problem with the player base itself, and not fundamentally with there being too many tournaments. People should be able to have a choice of what they want to sign up for, and people should be able to play in as many tournaments as they're comfortable to schedule.

The issue is entirely not with there being too many tournaments, but in far too many people being a complete waste of space when it comes to actually following up on commitments and showing an ounce of organisation or maturity about these sorts of things. Far too many people sign up to tournaments only to drop out when it's barely begun, and that sort of crap just shouldn't happen as much as it does. Occasionally, sure, people are going to have stuff come up they hadn't seen coming, but it shouldn't be the status quo for a tournament organiser to expect a reasonable number of people to drop out or go AWOL.

Almost all the tournaments take up basically no time. Are you guys so busy that you can't spare maybe half an hour a week for a match, plus maybe another half an hour total in admin to get stuff arranged? It's so fu**ing annoying how many people agree to tournaments where the dates and times are clearly marked in the OP, only to later have to back out. If you're typically not free on Sunday evenings, then don't sodding sign up to tournaments when it says the matches will be on Sunday evenings. If you don't have time to train or prepare, then who cares? You're still better off being crap than you are being a pain in the a** for the organiser and screwing things up.

Currently we don't have sponsors for any of these tournaments, and there are no prizes, and we're basically relying on people in the community to run these things and give up their own time for it. Yet so many people show so little respect for these sorts of things and the people who run them. Organisers shouldn't have to deal with people dropping out for stupid reasons, and they shouldn't have to continually chase people up to play their own matches. It's just daft how little people apparently give a sh** besides the tiny number who go to the (sometimes considerable) effort of setting these things up. At this rate we won't have to worry about multiple tournaments being hosted simultaneously because there'll be so few people left who can be bothered to run them.

It's not like these tournaments require people to fly around the world. It's not like we'll run into issues of players being fatigued if there are too many of them. The problem is entirely down to the players, and not the number of tournaments and not the organisers either.

Personally I'd much rather see some sort of blacklist implemented where people who frequently drop out of tournaments because they're too retarded to work out they won't be free in a week's time (or, I suspect, basically just can't be bothered getting organised) are noted down, and it's up to the discretion of the tournament organiser whether they allow these people to register or not when they have such a poor track record of actually showing up. Maybe it would actually make people think twice before they just blindly sign up for everything and then magically discover they don't have the time to play matches.

On a slightly more positive note, I think it'd be cool to do some sort of weekly Nullpo single-elim tournaments, probably on weekends or something to make it easier for people across different timezones to get in on. It'd be the same time every week, sign-ups would be maybe 10-20 minutes before, it could be quite easily run on Challonge, and it wouldn't matter too much if only 5-6 people turned up because the idea would be it'd be a fairly short tournament each time anyway. It'd be good for getting a few people on Nullpo at a regular time each week, and also just to keep competition bubbling over when no big tournaments are going on.

Posted by: Paradox Sep 10 2011, 07:27 PM

QUOTE(ohitsstef @ Sep 10 2011, 03:55 PM) *

paradox haven't you been POTM before??


Yeah I was. I was jk anyway I don't really care about POTM. Still a popularity contest if its based on votes though.

QUOTE
Above Post


tl; dr

I say we have only one tournament at a time

Posted by: killahbee Sep 10 2011, 07:46 PM

It doesn't defeat the purpose IMO lol it's not a big deal it's 10 days late but that's just me. I mean if we go with it then who would post it on the front page? Lol blink will still need to do it in good time right ? Unless what you're saying is that someone else should take over the website ... Otherwise it will still need to be posted on the front page lol

And to rosti's post
I won't lie I have my own blacklist of people who have either constantly dropped out of my tournament without reason or are always late with their matches.

Honestly if I run a tournament it takes me X more amount of time to run a tournament than you guys to play your games ... Obviously I know sometimes things come up and with reasonable explanations I'm pretty leanent ... But most of the times some of you really leave me in awe and that isnt a good thing. I mean I believe the host of the tournaments should reserve the right to not allow people in ( within reason ) but there is too much of a fine line ... For example maybe suddenly someone who in the past didn't play any games becomes someone who takes the most initiative lol ... Idk

Also obviously for HDO i wouldn't say people should be taken out of the sign ups as it is for the community but at the same time I chase people around a lot less and I care less for people who decide to not play or be difficult ...


Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 10 2011, 08:20 PM

QUOTE(killahbee @ Sep 10 2011, 04:15 PM) *

Or the suggest could work the other way around as well,
if the community votes, and if there is a tie of some sort, or three way tie, or four way tie (I'm saying IF)
then Blink can decide from those. And if it's obvious then we're all good.

I mean, even if he is not as active on the site, he will still eventually put up the POTM anyway, so that could work too.


I don't know if you aren't understanding the point of my proposal or something - but I proposed it because Blink hasn't been active on HD and hasn't been on time with POTM lately. A lot of users like to have POTM up at the beginning of the month. 10 days in is "beginning" but we'd rather have it on the 1st of the month.

If there's a tie then I think we should do something like have a poll for just the ties.. or just give it to whoever has the most achievements.. or whoever has improved the most. There are ways to deal with ties and stuff that don't require Blink picking the final POTM.

In the end it should up to the community to pick the user most deserving.

Keyword - Community

Posted by: killahbee Sep 10 2011, 08:44 PM

Lol okay i don't think you're getting my point either lol I actually said to filter it so that there's like a tie ... Moreover if you're taking a week ( I presume the last week of the month to vote ) and there's a tie do you give another week ? Or are you going to give them ONE day after that to decide cause that wouldn't be fair right? And if it was a whole week isn't it the same as being a whole week late which blink is anyway ? I dont understand how me saying we vote and if there's a tie blink chooses is not the community actually lol ... It's like the top are chosen by the community anyway and he just makes the final decision IF it is to come to that. Math you misread what I was typing when I said IF it were to come to that ...

Also to be completely frank I don't think it'd happen that often I'm just takingthe precautions if it were to come to that. I don't think I am neglecting or at all not understanding the idea but just to add onto it.

Maybe it's cause I was typing on my phone and didn't make myself clear . Hope this resolves any issues you may have with my previous post ...

As in I totally do believe in the community idea and I NEVER in my posts omitted that ... I am just adding more to the idea ...

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Sep 10 2011, 09:19 PM

QUOTE(killahbee @ Sep 10 2011, 07:46 PM) *

Honestly if I run a tournament it takes me X more amount of time to run a tournament than you guys to play your games ... Obviously I know sometimes things come up and with reasonable explanations I'm pretty leanent ... But most of the times some of you really leave me in awe and that isnt a good thing. I mean I believe the host of the tournaments should reserve the right to not allow people in ( within reason ) but there is too much of a fine line ... For example maybe suddenly someone who in the past didn't play any games becomes someone who takes the most initiative lol ... Idk

Also obviously for HDO i wouldn't say people should be taken out of the sign ups as it is for the community but at the same time I chase people around a lot less and I care less for people who decide to not play or be difficult ...


I'd agree that there should be an element of forgiveness in there - especially for a single infraction, because sometimes stuff does genuinely come up and I wouldn't expect people to prioritise Tetris over all aspects of their life, but at the same time there are so many people who just seem totally disorganised or otherwise unmotivated to play matches.

I don't personally understand why people would bother to sign up to tournaments if playing matches is such a chore. Why bother signing up if you don't enjoy competing? It shouldn't be the case that people need to be chased down constantly, they should be motivated themselves to just arrange things.

Maybe the HDO would still be open to everyone. Ultimately even if a list does get created, it's still up to the tournament organiser as to how much he does and doesn't heed it. I'd just prefer if there was some sort of genuine record to name and shame so that people would take things a little more seriously beforehand. It's really depressing to see people put so much effort into organising tournaments only for them to be severely hampered by competitors not actually competing.

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 11 2011, 02:50 AM

while i understand why you'd want to have Blink pick the final POTM if there is a tie, i find that it defeats my proposal because it is JUST for the community to choose. And yes Blink is part of the community, he hasn't been active.. which again is why I posted up this proposal.

I probably wouldnt have the POTM polls open for a whole week, since that'd be really long. Maybe 2-3 days.. again ties will be handled within the community.

but anyways, this is just a proposal so it's up to the community if they want to do it this way or not ~

Posted by: killahbee Sep 11 2011, 03:44 AM

it's actually to make sure things don't become so tedious.
For example, if i voted once, why would i want to go vote again.
and it would make it SO MUCH EASIER if just one person made the final decision.
Moreover as I said before only if it were to happen.
chances of that are low, and I think if that is the case we should def allow blink to because it would be the COMMUNITY that picked the TOP TWO anyway.

or if it makes you happy we could just make everyone player of the month that gets into the top two or three.

I'm glad you understand why i suggested blink to be the final decision maker in the end. I still stand by my point and i don't think there's anything wrong because the community is STILL CHOOSING.

but you are right, whatever blink deems fit for his website and the hard drop community I will agree with.
obviously we're just having this talk to throw out ideas out there so the community can think upon it, right?
just opening up different windows and doors. loool

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 11 2011, 07:05 PM

QUOTE(Blink @ Sep 9 2011, 09:33 PM) *

I'm down for it. After each month you or someone else can make a poll with potential POTMs and members can vote on it for a week before I put up the new POTM.


Posted by: DarthDuck Sep 14 2011, 10:07 PM

It is aggravating that this site always reverts to the first page of a thread.

I plan to read through every single post on this site, but the moment I get past the first page it becomes difficult to follow because I keep having to click on "2" or "3" at the bottom and then find my place again to keep reading. It would save me countless hours if this could be fixed somehow before I attempt to read through every thread.

If this can be changed somehow then in general there would certainly be less posting without reading.

What would need to be done is to have it so we stay on the page we were on before clicking on a post. Currently, if you click on a post it immediately bounces back to the first page.


Other than that, I love the site and made the forums my browser home page. Great work to the mods and developers Thumbs Up.png

Edit: I'm a noob and had it in outline mode.

Posted by: Dakhath Sep 14 2011, 10:15 PM

This goes along with the previous request (or duplicates it? I admit I'm not sure what was being requested...) but I'd like to see the ability to view more than 15 posts per page. Currently, that's the most I can set it to. I'm fine with 15 being the default, really, but it would be nice to be able to view more.

Posted by: DarthDuck Sep 14 2011, 10:33 PM

I also share your sentiment but what I am requesting is that clicking on a thread will go to the latest page, or more importantly, that once you are finished reading a post that you don't have to find the page you were on (i.e. 2, 3, or 4 as shown at the bottom).

QUOTE(Dakhath @ Sep 14 2011, 10:15 PM) *
I admit I'm not sure what was being requested...) but I'd like to see the ability to view more than 15 posts per page.

What you are articulating Dakhath is something that I would love to see but I have had too much resistance in the past from on other sites with that suggestion and find that this problem is more of a priority.

But to extend your idea, I was on a forum that had a feature to "show the last 10 post" or "show the last 100 posts".

This showed all posts that were made on those forums chronologically rather than divided by threads. So, if you were gone for three days you can read EVERYTHING that was posted in the past three days without having to dig through the respective threads. And if you are more OCD like myself then you can use this feature to dig through all posts that have ever been made. This would be nice for new members so they know what threads have already been out there and what has already been said.

For example, I was oblivious that Caffeine brought a tspin setup to the table a year ago that does a tst > tsd > stsd so I rehashed it. And judging by the responses not everyone was aware that it had already been brought up as well but they might have if we had such a tool.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Sep 14 2011, 11:17 PM

QUOTE(DarthDuck @ Sep 14 2011, 10:33 PM) *

For example, I was oblivious that Caffeine brought a tspin setup to the table a year ago that does a tst > tsd > stsd so I rehashed it. And judging by the responses not everyone was aware that it had already been brought up as well but they might have if we had such a tool.

It's called the wiki. Or it would be if people actually used it.

As for digging through threads? This forum has a (comprehensive) search feature. And people still replicate threads. If they can't be arsed running a quick search to see if something has been brought up before, I seriously doubt they're going to bother reading through every single post ever written on this site.

Posted by: DarthDuck Sep 15 2011, 12:18 AM

QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Sep 14 2011, 11:17 PM) *

It's called the wiki. Or it would be if people actually used it.

The said move was not in the wiki, which is why I brought it up.

QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Sep 14 2011, 11:17 PM) *

As for digging through threads? This forum has a (comprehensive) search feature. And people still replicate threads.

Replicating threads is very different from replicating ideas found within the threads. For example, if I type "tspin triple" into the search feature, one of the threads has 63 pages and another has 32. The present absence of the feature I suggested entails several extra hours of redundant "correct page finding" to read those two threads alone.

And as for a unique visual scenario, such a thing simply cannot be searched. Yes you can go to the wiki, which may or may not have it, but due to our rather arbitrary nomenclature system where we find pages like "Albatross" and "Parapet", that would mean digging through every single wiki page just to make sure that a given scenario is not in there.

Also, it's precisely the comprehensive nature of the search function that works against itself. If you get a ton of responses, then aside from the thread titles, even the most zealous person would be discouraged from scanning the threads for details.



Tangent:

And if you note Dakhath's suggestion, you will see that being afraid of the search engine has nothing to do with that (similar) problem. The comprehensiveness of the search engine is unrelated to the presentation of the hits it produces. It would be nice to have the option to see entire posts rather than single lines.
And taking that a step further, it would be nice to see entire posts chronologically and not just within any particular thread.

Posted by: Dakhath Sep 15 2011, 01:18 AM

Uh. DarthDuck... it kinda sounds like you're using the wrong view. Try changing:

IPB Image

to "Standard" in that menu if you aren't already using that view.

Posted by: DarthDuck Sep 15 2011, 01:29 AM

Yes I was using the wrong view, I had it on outline. Thanks Dakhath.

That makes my suggestion irrelevant except it still would be nice to have a way to see "all recent posts" and go back as far as you want.

Posted by: Dakhath Sep 15 2011, 02:01 AM

You could try the subscription option and have it email you a daily or a weekly digest, if you want. I tend to find that a bit spammy myself so I never use it.

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3223/forumsubscriptions.png

Posted by: Barneey Sep 16 2011, 07:11 PM

So it appears Corrosive has been quite active in Shoutbox recently, because of this I would like to propose the addition of an ignore function, and no, I'm not saying this to be funny or clever, I'm saying it because most of what Corrosive says is insulting, and frustrating to read.

Posted by: Paradox Sep 16 2011, 08:28 PM

Why do you need an ignore function? You can literally just ignore it.

Posted by: Barneey Sep 16 2011, 08:49 PM

QUOTE(Paradox @ Sep 16 2011, 08:28 PM) *

Why do you need an ignore function? You can literally just ignore it.



sigh...

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 16 2011, 10:38 PM

QUOTE(Barneey @ Sep 16 2011, 07:11 PM) *

So it appears Corrosive has been quite active in Shoutbox recently, because of this I would like to propose the addition of an ignore function, and no, I'm not saying this to be funny or clever, I'm saying it because most of what Corrosive says is insulting, and frustrating to read.



QUOTE(Paradox @ Sep 16 2011, 08:28 PM) *

Why do you need an ignore function? You can literally just ignore it.


honestly, i don't understand why this is a hard concept for you guys to understand - if you don't like something, ignore it. if you don't like what's going on in corrosive's threads don't feed fuel to his fire and keep replying bc that's what he wants. more people riled up about his threads and replying to them so they're always "active."

or if you really want an "ignore" function on sb code it and give it to blink, bc who is going to take the time to code this? blink has other things to do besides babysit.

cool?

cool.

Posted by: Barneey Sep 16 2011, 11:08 PM

Oh, I'm very sorry Steph, I thought this was the Suggestion thread and not the Share what you coded thread.

When Corrosive is on shoutbox recently, he has the dying need to spread his faith in Christianity, no matter who he insults, or how long it takes. This makes other conversations impossible to have in the shoutbox unless there is an option to ignore him.

Give my suggestion a little thought before you reply in such a condescending way, please

Posted by: Dakhath Sep 17 2011, 01:14 AM

I haven't tested this much yet, but you could try running this userscript: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/113211

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 17 2011, 01:30 AM

QUOTE(Barneey @ Sep 16 2011, 11:08 PM) *

Oh, I'm very sorry Steph, I thought this was the Suggestion thread and not the Share what you coded thread.

When Corrosive is on shoutbox recently, he has the dying need to spread his faith in Christianity, no matter who he insults, or how long it takes. This makes other conversations impossible to have in the shoutbox unless there is an option to ignore him.

Give my suggestion a little thought before you reply in such a condescending way, please


my bad - well this has been suggested so many times and blink's turned it down so many times that's why i'm annoyed that it keeps being brought up

Posted by: DAS44 Sep 17 2011, 01:47 AM

QUOTE(ohitsstef @ Sep 16 2011, 09:30 PM) *

my bad - well this has been suggested so many times and blink's turned it down so many times that's why i'm annoyed that it keeps being brought up

I think the problem Barneey's facing is that when Corrosive is logged on he spams the shoutbox to the point where any conversation that doesn't revolve around him become impossible. He spouts nonsense and insults at a rate that makes proper discussion impossible.

Posted by: Barneey Sep 17 2011, 01:54 AM

Exactly! Thank you Joey.

Also, sorry Steph, I did not realise.

Posted by: DAS44 Sep 17 2011, 01:54 AM

QUOTE(Barneey @ Sep 16 2011, 09:54 PM) *

Exactly! Thank you Joey.

Also, sorry Steph, I did not realise.

I am DAS.... :x

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Sep 17 2011, 01:55 AM

QUOTE(ohitsstef @ Sep 16 2011, 10:38 PM) *

blink has other things to do besides babysit.

You realise that on a gaming forum babysitting is typically the primary job of any (non-technical) administrator or moderator?

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 17 2011, 02:12 AM

QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Sep 17 2011, 01:55 AM) *

You realise that on a gaming forum babysitting is typically the primary job of any (non-technical) administrator or moderator?


i realize that a gaming forum "babysitting" is the primary job of the admin/mod

=_= that's also another problem
i think if he doesn't have time to maintain it he should get more mods on board to help out or something

mods that are active and can ban users from spamming - not only the shoutbox, but in the threads and blogs

Posted by: Barneey Sep 17 2011, 02:26 AM

QUOTE(DAS44 @ Sep 17 2011, 01:54 AM) *

I am DAS.... :x


Oh, hahaha your avatar set me off

Posted by: Dakhath Sep 17 2011, 02:38 AM

QUOTE(Dakhath @ Sep 16 2011, 09:14 PM) *

I haven't tested this much yet, but you could try running this userscript: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/113211



Quoting myself I know, but if you already installed this you might need to do it again. I forgot to make it check for comments more than once. It's now doing it once every ten seconds which hopefully isn't that bad.

It should work in Chrome, too (Chrome installs it as an extension) but I've not tested it there. Let me know if it doesn't for some reason.

Posted by: Boingloing Sep 17 2011, 02:45 AM

re-installing is worth it, believe me. Sticking Out Tongue.png

Posted by: Barneey Sep 17 2011, 03:42 AM

Thank you so much Dakhath, I really appriciate it, and Corrosive if you're reading this, you reap what you sow

Posted by: DarthDuck Sep 17 2011, 04:31 AM

QUOTE(Barneey @ Sep 17 2011, 03:42 AM) *

Thank you so much Dakhath, I really appriciate it, and Corrosive if you're reading this, you reap what you sow

I will be all over this ignore script believe me. I just hope that you and others can separate the ravings of someone who is starving for attention from the ideas that they claim to represent.

It seems to a sweeping characteristic of fanatics to be blind and ignorant to the concept of counterproductive results.

Posted by: Paul676 Sep 17 2011, 11:51 AM

An auto-updating records page (at least from online games) such as nullpo, toj, tf, bb etc. That would mean on our records page, we would get the true state of things. For example, just seen NoManual's 40 lines record on the records page as 55ish, and ZeroT's one as 30.46, both of which are wrong.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Sep 17 2011, 02:57 PM

I'd be surprised if it wasn't easy to pull the leaderboard data for Nullpo and have it on the site somewhere.

Posted by: DarthDuck Sep 21 2011, 07:15 PM

I got this error while submitting a post. After hitting back I was able to get all of my data back and make the post, but just doing what the message told me to by reporting it. This is the first time I've seen this. At the moment there are 39 people online.


IPB WARNING [2] mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections (Line: 131 of /ips_kernel/class_db_mysql.php)


There appears to be a connection issue with the database. Please report this error to support@harddrop.com.
You can try to refresh the page by clicking here.

Possible reasons for this error:

Database server is down.
Server load is too high.

Posted by: ManOfMiracles Sep 21 2011, 09:29 PM

QUOTE(DarthDuck @ Sep 21 2011, 07:15 PM) *

I got this error while submitting a post. After hitting back I was able to get all of my data back and make the post, but just doing what the message told me to by reporting it. This is the first time I've seen this. At the moment there are 39 people online.
IPB WARNING [2] mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Too many connections (Line: 131 of /ips_kernel/class_db_mysql.php)


There appears to be a connection issue with the database. Please report this error to support@harddrop.com.
You can try to refresh the page by clicking here.

Possible reasons for this error:

Database server is down.
Server load is too high.

dw it happens

Posted by: Paradox Oct 20 2011, 05:04 PM

Is there any way we can clear out all the teams that we currently have (http://harddrop.com/groups/edit/)

and make it approval based once you get 3 people on a team. I feel like we have a billion useless teams that aren't even really teams. It would be nice if they were actual teams.

Posted by: coolmaninsano Oct 20 2011, 11:00 PM

http://harddrop.com/groups/view/id_117/title_dirtdobber-fan-club/

Posted by: Paradox Oct 20 2011, 11:56 PM

LOL i love how hes the only member.

Posted by: Sisu Oct 23 2011, 06:11 PM

Considering they get to sit on the front page for a month, a member should have an avatar to be eligible for POTM IMHO.

Posted by: ohitsstef Oct 23 2011, 06:45 PM

QUOTE(Paradox @ Oct 20 2011, 05:04 PM) *

Is there any way we can clear out all the teams that we currently have (http://harddrop.com/groups/edit/)

and make it approval based once you get 3 people on a team. I feel like we have a billion useless teams that aren't even really teams. It would be nice if they were actual teams.


no!

i like my misdrop team

Posted by: DarthDuck Oct 25 2011, 07:16 PM

We should add NullpoMino [100 Lines Mode] to the http://harddrop.com/records/.

40-Line mode gets all the glory around here but I've been practicing 100-Line mode lately and have been learning more from it than I ever did from 40-Line (although I can't exactly pinpoint why). Maybe because there's less of an inclination to ragequit, it brings you more in touch with your true TPS average, is better for endurance, and has more of a chance at providing unfamiliar topographies.

I don't have a good 100-line score, so this isn't about me. But if people see it up there as a fresh category more people more practice it and therefore get better at tetris. -shrugs-


PS. The following players have sub-35 Sprint scores which they forgot to update: Microblizz, Hebo, Blink, Carolyn, Kenny, Rowa, BentoBoxer, Maserati, Mayojjin, jkwon, MoM, and Arf. You might not care about the record board but I give you a Thumbs Up.png anyway.

http://www.tetrisfriends.com/leaderboard/index.php

Posted by: Corrosive Oct 26 2011, 09:04 AM

nevermind

Posted by: Ravendarksky Oct 26 2011, 01:41 PM

I agree... the record board needs some work. Basically it should link into profiles so people can see all their records at a glance and update them as necessary.


Posted by: Alexsweden Nov 7 2011, 07:36 PM

I dont know if this is a feature really but wouldn't it be cool if we could have a HD youtubechannel?

We have loads of very skilled people in a wide range of tetrismodes and styles. But only a few of us like spending time on uploading videos of what we or others do and have achived. We have a few channels out there posting great stuff but what if we could try to make something together? If we take my youtube channel as an example, sure im good with ST stacking and some people will like that, but its very niched and im not the only one with only a limited type of tetris videos. But combined I think it would attract much more people to sub and watch more videos of tetris Smile.png

A channel with a large amount of contributers to it and with a admin to watch over what gets uploaded we could get a wide range of awesome material posted that with some luck could attract some people here.

In general I think we are bad at getting to people considering how much skill there is here. But I guess that is mainly since we dont show up at Tetris Battle at facebook (for a reason I know but anyways). They have 6milion monthly active* users which is ALOT. I bet there are loads of people that would think it would be fun to see some pro people here duke it out on their game and that would contribute to the "esport" Sticking Out Tongue.png

But I duno, it would require some work ofc, but I think it migth be worth it Smile.png

Posted by: Blink Nov 7 2011, 11:07 PM

I'd be down for that. There's already an official HD channel that rarely gets used: http://www.youtube.com/harddroptetris . I linked it to the Ustream account so people who stream can have their recordings automatically sent to that youtube channel, but nobody uses it (not even me).

If anyone has a cool video they want on HD's youtube channel, upload it to some free file hosting like sendspace.com and then give me the link. If it's decent quality/content I'll put it up.

Posted by: Alexsweden Nov 7 2011, 11:22 PM

Ok, I think I will post my ultra WR there then, with music or without?
youtube link below, if it is ok i will upload it to sendspace.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLGTDJPy70s&feature=channel_video_title

Posted by: salami_pastrami Dec 19 2011, 07:24 PM

Maybe i`m just over looking something here but it would be nice to be able to get to our settings without having to go to the home page. I say this because my phone hates sb and refuses to let me on the homepage while using it.

Posted by: DarthDuck Dec 19 2011, 08:04 PM

'My Controls' will do that (from the forums).

Posted by: salami_pastrami Dec 19 2011, 08:15 PM

Thanks darth! I never even thought to look there. I`m dumb I know.

Posted by: Paradox Dec 31 2011, 07:45 PM

I have an idea I'd like to propose.

I think the biggest problem we have when it comes to tournaments/competition on HD is time commitment. People have to schedule and meet up at specific times, which is hard for our busy schedules. We also had that Hard drop ladder which also required scheduling and didn't seem to grow very popular ( at least for not too long)

We could have an HD ladder that is done by automatchmaking (similar to starcraft2) . Pretty much it could be a form and you would click on it to quick match, and it would basically sit and wait until another player clicks it as well. This way there is absolutely no scheduling at all, you are just matched against whoever is on at that time.

We could set up a few terms of gameplay like you must commit to the match once you hit quick play, no ragequit/swearing etc.

We can even make ranks and rating. If it gets really popular than we can even split into 2 divisions (more divisions over time) so that you are matchmaked into your division and you rank up later into a higher division if you get better.

I have no idea how or even who would be able to make such a thing but its just a proposal. Let me know what you think.

Id prefer it be on a game chosen by the members so that we can ensure its as popular as possible.

http://oi40.tinypic.com/2wevxc9.jpg

Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 1 2012, 12:07 AM

This would probably take a fair bit of programming and stuff.

And remember that we (obviously) don't have as much of a player base as StarCraft II.

And that everyone will countlessly argue "which game?" to set it at and if NullpoMino is the agreed game, "which settings?"

(I'm not bashing your idea, I just don't think it would work with our size of player base).

Posted by: Paradox Jan 1 2012, 12:20 AM

QUOTE(coolmaninsano @ Jan 1 2012, 12:07 AM) *

This would probably take a fair bit of programming and stuff.

And remember that we (obviously) don't have as much of a player base as StarCraft II.

And that everyone will countlessly argue "which game?" to set it at and if NullpoMino is the agreed game, "which settings?"

(I'm not bashing your idea, I just don't think it would work with our size of player base).


yes I know starcraft has a large player base, but they still split it into regions, and again into leagues (significantly smaller) in our version we will only have one player base. I know there still aren't that many people but its similar to someone saying on the shoutbox "anyone want to play?" Usually there is at least one person who wants to play you. and if you are just sitting on the shoutbox talking to kill time anyway, you have more opportunities.

the ratings could then be adjusted according to whoever decided to play you and the outcome of the game.

I honestly don't mind what we decide on as the game as long as its by vote or something, I think most people wouldnt' mind Nullpo TOJ settings.

The only problem I really foresee is the coding. I think the participation levels and the game chosen will only be seen if we try.

It would also suck if you keep getting matched against the same person since you are hte only ones on the shoutbox lol. but again takes more coding to treat that issue.

Posted by: virulent Jan 2 2012, 03:34 AM

i don't play tf but iirc they have the quick play button?
i think only a handful of ppl would be on at any given point anyway :i
even w/ being split onto diff servers or whatnot, sc2 has a lot more ppl on at 1 time
[esp playing at 1 time cause their games last much longer]
on avg how many ppl are on nullpo or hd [as compared to sc2] looking for a game at any given point?
i agree w/ aaron but if the coding is simple i say let's just try n see!
personally i would probably go on n check if anyone's playing n then decide whether or not i wanna play that particular person before i pressed a quick play button [same w/ on sc2 or tf]


Posted by: coolmaninsano Jan 8 2012, 08:03 AM

QUOTE
©2009-2011 Hard Drop Community & Forum
harddrop.com is not sponsored or endorsed by The Tetris Company or its subsidiaries.
>2012

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Jan 8 2012, 11:04 AM

QUOTE(Paradox @ Jan 1 2012, 12:20 AM) *

yes I know starcraft has a large player base, but they still split it into regions, and again into leagues (significantly smaller) in our version we will only have one player base.

Except as virulent says there are still absolutely craptons of people online looking for matches compared to here.

I think it's a neat idea, but I think it'd be really difficult to implement and it would struggle to serve as a matchmaker at all. The whole point of matchmaking is that it will match you against someone who is very close to your skill so that your games are fairly close and enjoyable. If this thing is not only going to have to wait for someone else to click a button, but for someone else of roughly equivalent skill to do so, then it's going to take hours to find matches using it with the number of people we currently have.

Posted by: Paradox Feb 9 2012, 06:55 PM

lets switch stream to twitch.tv

I've noticed the quality is much better, but im not sure if you have an unlimited amount of recordings.

Ppl streaming should use xsplit which is quite simple to understand

Any recordings we make should be saved locally anyway for higher quality.

also all of your streams are saved for like 7 days automatically so you can just click the "upload to youtube" button

so yeh.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Feb 9 2012, 08:29 PM

In all I've used Twitch.tv (which is just Justin.tv but split off for gaming stuff), I've never seen anything to suggest you have limits on uploads.

And yeah, it's way better than Ustream. You have to use Xsplit, FMLE or other programs to stream, but there are plenty of guides out there on how to do stuff if you know how to use Google.

Posted by: Paradox Feb 10 2012, 06:51 AM

yeah plus xplit is easy as hell to use anyway.

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Feb 10 2012, 10:13 AM

Xsplit actually totally doesn't work with the audio on my laptop :\

Plus fairly soon it'll no longer be a free program, and it won't be easily pirateable either.

Posted by: Paradox Feb 11 2012, 05:53 AM

nah it will be easily pirated. its retarded that they want to charge money ~_~

if not FML because FMLE is hard to use

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Feb 11 2012, 04:54 PM

Not sure if it'll be that easily pirated - you need to log in through the Xsplit server for it to work.


And FMLE is piss easy to use. All you need is something like VHScrCap and a handful of brain cells and it's no problem. And if you're that retarded then again, there are plenty of guides on the internet that'll walk you through setting it up. The only actual issue with FMLE is that it can be pretty fickle and unstable on certain installations, and it has a tendency to crash a bit too regularly for my liking. But when it works it's better than XSplit imo, you just need to herp derp a bit less to use it properly.

Posted by: Paradox Feb 12 2012, 08:34 PM

QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Feb 11 2012, 04:54 PM) *

Not sure if it'll be that easily pirated - you need to log in through the Xsplit server for it to work.



yo thats what cracks are for.

QUOTE
And FMLE is piss easy to use.


i haven't really made an effort to use it yet. I like how xsplit is quick and ez you just drag and drop crap. Is there anyway to do little overlay type things?

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Feb 12 2012, 08:55 PM

Of course there is. It's what everyone used for streaming for like the three years before Xsplit came along.

And lol like anything streamed on HD is worthy of an overlay.

Posted by: Paradox Feb 12 2012, 09:26 PM

oh i was actually thinking about sc2 teehee. but yeah you can still make fun looking things though for tetris

Posted by: coolmaninsano Feb 14 2012, 02:10 AM

This annoys the hell out of me:
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x347/AaronHD/63897161.png



(If it's not obvious, the line below "my forum topics" is a darker blue than any of the other lines.)

Posted by: virulent Apr 24 2012, 10:24 PM

seriously guys, if you don't like hd for whatever reason or want it to change, do something about it. you're not the only 1 that wants to improve hd.

Posted by: Dakhath Aug 14 2012, 11:41 PM

Suggestion: Edit the email address check so that Gmail aliases (that is, your.username+any.alias@gmail.com as explained http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=12096) are considered valid email addresses.

Posted by: PolarisTR Aug 15 2012, 01:42 AM

A link to the Tetris games

An easier forum thread creator. The hashtags drive me mad

Posted by: Paul676 Aug 15 2012, 01:57 AM

An updating of the links at the bottom - half of them are out of date (magna's blog, de brique et de bloc, etc).

EDIT: There's an error with the [img] tags - whenever you come back to edit them, there is 1 enter space inserted below them each time (by that, I mean

this), so after about 5 edits, the words which were just below your image are now







here

Posted by: larrytetris Aug 25 2012, 08:18 PM

Is there some way to make the World page show more than just the 500 most recent members?

I've noticed it takes quite a long time to load at the default 500 members. Perhaps it should default to 100, but have a drop-down option to view all.

This came up for me because I'm moving in a few weeks and want to know which players are in the area, but the recent members don't give a very complete picture of who is in the area.

Thanks for looking into this! Smile.png

Posted by: Rosti_LFC Aug 25 2012, 09:02 PM

QUOTE(larrytetris @ Aug 25 2012, 08:18 PM) *

Is there some way to make the World page show more than just the 500 most recent members?

For me it always shows all members? It says most recent 500 but given that I can see my tag on it, and I was one of the first 20 members or so I'm pretty sure it's just lying. There are also people I recognise on it that aren't me who are definitely not in the 500 most recent.

Posted by: Blink Aug 25 2012, 09:05 PM

QUOTE(Rosti_LFC @ Aug 25 2012, 02:02 PM) *

For me it always shows all members? It says most recent 500 but given that I can see my tag on it, and I was one of the first 20 members or so I'm pretty sure it's just lying. There are also people I recognise on it that aren't me who are definitely not in the 500 most recent.


It's lying, I think it's actually the first 500 members. I'll mess around with the code in the future to see if we can make this feature more useful. If all else fails I'll make it display 0 flags as default and have it used as only a member search.

Posted by: Paul676 Aug 28 2012, 12:13 AM

Have recently streamed videos as a bar on the home page, either instead of random people's 40 line times, or as well as them in a higher or more prominent place

Posted by: larrytetris Aug 29 2012, 09:20 PM

QUOTE(Paul676 @ Aug 28 2012, 12:13 AM) *

Have recently streamed videos as a bar on the home page, either instead of random people's 40 line times, or as well as them in a higher or more prominent place


Paul's just bitter that Bento is the fastest white guy and doesn't want everyone else to know. Sticking Out Tongue.png

Haha I kid.


I'd like to request Funhouse recent posts not show up on the recent forum posts thing, if that's possible.

Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 19 2013, 03:56 PM

I suggest you update us on the redesign, BLINK.

Posted by: Aaron Sep 19 2013, 08:18 PM

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Posted by: ohitsstef Sep 20 2013, 01:33 AM

QUOTE(Aaron @ Sep 19 2013, 08:18 PM) *

IPB Image


let's kill him

Posted by: yotipo91 Sep 20 2013, 02:24 AM

QUOTE(Aaron @ Sep 19 2013, 04:18 PM) *

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Posted by: caffeine Sep 20 2013, 02:42 AM

QUOTE(Aaron @ Sep 19 2013, 03:18 PM) *

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Posted by: Aaron Sep 20 2013, 02:48 AM

QUOTE(Aaron @ Sep 19 2013, 01:18 PM) *
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Posted by: Lucho Sep 20 2013, 03:49 AM

QUOTE(Aaron @ Sep 19 2013, 04:18 PM) *

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Posted by: PolarisTR Sep 20 2013, 07:58 AM

http://rack.3.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA2LzEyLzc3L0xlb25hcmRvRGljLjJkZmVmLmdpZgpwCXRodW1iCTEyMDB4OTYwMD4/7e5a92f5/328/Leonardo-Dicaprio.gif

Posted by: DarthDuck Jan 29 2014, 10:03 PM

Please link directly to http://harddrop.com/wiki/Category:T-Spin_Methods from the http://harddrop.com/wiki/Main_Page of the wiki. At the very top of the Tspin Methods page is a link to the "main article' of the basic tspin page. That's why simply changing the flow of redirects to the main page would make everyone happy.

The Tspin Methods page is very important, and aside from some concept pages like 'skimming' or 'parity', it's what most advanced players would be interested in.

However, there is no link to it from the main page. I have it bookmarked, and otherwise can only find it because I know where to look. First you have to click on 'Tspins' then scroll down to the very bottom and go to See Also: 'Tspin Methods'. That is not ideal navigation for what is arguably the most important section.

The 'Tspin' page which is linked to directly from the main page is rather worthless, especially in having any value as something that you would revisit. Rather than have the 'Tspin' page link to the 'Tspin Methods' page, I think it should be the other way around. Unfortunately, that very basic http://harddrop.com/wiki/T-Spin page has 32,000 hits! This is embarrassing people people otherwise directed to that more detailed methods page would be seeing some amazing information. It also is a kink in the advancement of collective knowledge if you think of all the people who could have learned about prophesy spins or STMB Caves but instead just saw a basic page and decided not to come back anymore.

Thanks for reading.

PS. I even went through the length to create a dedicated link to the tspin methods instead of the front page of the wiki so that A) more people could find it and B) because I honestly think it functions as a better (or at least more important) main page. http://worldthought.com/links/link/27-hard-drop-wiki-t-spin-methods/ For the record, my name is Eric not John; that's an imaginary character.

I have a lot of Harddrop bookmarks, so I made that link from my own site for quicker access. But I don't think a lot of people are going to make their own websites just to more easily access the content on this one.

Posted by: morningpee Jan 29 2014, 11:41 PM

It is on the main page.
http://i.imgur.com/WlLO89p.png

That said, I agree that it should be more visible.

Posted by: DarthDuck Jan 30 2014, 12:25 AM

QUOTE(morningpee @ Jan 29 2014, 01:41 PM) *

It is on the main page.
http://i.imgur.com/WlLO89p.png


That said, I agree that it should be more visible.


Yeah, never noticed that considering there is an identical anchor link beside it for 'popular pages'. We should haven't to rely on tooltips/hovering to deal with equivocation issues like that. I think it should be bold and at the top, and with a proper anchor link.

Posted by: DarthDuck Feb 1 2014, 07:25 AM

Ok I granted access to edit the main page found a solution for this, which I will leave unless there are any objections:

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w464/Eric_Allione/tspin_methods_zpseb710570.jpg


The second 'T-Spin' was renamed to 'T-Spin Methods', moved to the top of the list, made bold, and capitalized. This is the sort of thing that a tag cloud does to draw attention to the most highly trafficked links. This is what we really want traffic to (as opposed to board games about tetris etc). Hopefully this will help the T-Spin methods section to make it to the 'Most Popular Pages' list!

That being said, I would like to make a suggestion which is still beyond my control, that the 'Home' link actually links to the main page. Instead, you must hover over 'Home', wait for the dropdown menu, then hit 'Main Page'. Took me 3 days to figure that one out so I know I'm not the only one...

Posted by: Integration Feb 1 2014, 07:38 AM

LOL, Sisu became a http://harddrop.com/w/index.php?title=Special%3AListUsers&username=&group=sysop&limit=50 http://harddrop.com/w/index.php?title=User:Sisu&action=history.

Hey Sisu, I have a proposal. Replace Cultris with Cultris II on the http://harddrop.com/wiki/MediaWiki:Sidebar. Perhaps this would motivate http://gewaltig.net/Forums/Thread.aspx?pageid=1&t=678~1 to edit the http://harddrop.com/wiki/Cultris_II. Wink.png

Posted by: DarthDuck Feb 1 2014, 07:44 AM

QUOTE(Integration @ Jan 31 2014, 09:38 PM) *

LOL, Sisu became a [url=http://harddrop.com/w/index.php?

Behind the scenes, Sisu pleaded with me for two years to come back on board. That's dedication! Don't knock the behind the scenes work!

Just wanted to add that I put in a link to the advanced spin section at the top of the highly trafficked (and overly-basic) T-Spin page. Of course if there are any objections then I will consider them, but I believe this completely resolves the problem now.

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w464/Eric_Allione/more_advanced_players_zps4de90aa4.jpg


That little red box isn't actually there, it's just my "nofollow extension" on Chrome.

Posted by: agizzlefizzle123 Feb 16 2014, 02:15 AM

This isn't really a feature but of is 2014 now so you should change the 2009-2013 to 2009-2014 at the bottom of the page.

Posted by: Orel Feb 27 2014, 12:50 AM

Automatic refresh setting on/off for homepage - I might receive a PM.

Edit: Also the page navigation buttons, which exists for threads that come up in search results, for the front page threads, so users don't have to click twice to get to the most recent post.

Posted by: Sisu Feb 27 2014, 02:29 AM

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http://harddrop.com/forums/index.php?act=search&CODE=getactive&lastdate=999999999

Posted by: djackallstar Jun 29 2014, 05:30 AM

Hi, could you please change the shoutbox clock into a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/24-hour_clock?
Or could you append "a.m." or "p.m." at the end of each timestamp?
It helps me to fix a bug in my https://greasyfork.org/scripts/2874-jkwon23-saver script.

Posted by: djackallstar Jul 12 2014, 11:04 AM

Don't let M_Bison down! Please consider rewriting the YouTube URL parser on HD.

M_Bison: Also, cant upload my new vid to HD...keeps sayin 'video needs to be from youtube'....which it IS :/ Oh well...

The YouTube URL parser currently used on HD can only read something like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Where a better one should be able to read
1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...&p2=...p3=...&pn=...#location.hash...
2. both http and https
3. youtube.com and youtu.be

Let's make M_Bison happy again!

Posted by: ohitsstef Jul 15 2014, 02:25 PM

that sounds like a good suggestion. maybe blink will have that for hd 2.0 in 20 years

Posted by: officegunner Jul 15 2014, 03:10 PM

you know, we dont have to wait for HD v2.0 for this...

we have skilled coders on HD XD... I'm sure DJ can offer to do it if he is allowed to

Posted by: ohitsstef Jul 15 2014, 05:20 PM

QUOTE(officegunner @ Jul 15 2014, 10:10 AM) *

you know, we dont have to wait for HD v2.0 for this...

we have skilled coders on HD XD... I'm sure DJ can offer to do it if he is allowed to



We've had offers before from other users. The only people coding on the site will be Blink and his brother.

Posted by: Blitz Jul 21 2014, 02:22 PM

How about displaying the 15 latest topics if they have been active the last 24 hours? If 5 or less topics has been active the last 24 hours, then display only last 5.

Edit: and automatically hide threads with arabic and lots of numbers.

Posted by: caffeine Jul 22 2014, 05:02 AM

Voice recognition artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

Posted by: officegunner Jul 23 2014, 05:20 AM

QUOTE(caffeine @ Jul 22 2014, 05:02 AM) *

Voice recognition artificial intelligence and virtual reality.



I'm sure by the tiem HD 2.0 comes out, the singularity would have happened, making this a banality.

On the more serious side, voice recognition is easily implementable in the search.

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