Suggestion for improving forums

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    Dec 03, 2007 4:54 PM GMT
    I don't know who moderates these but I think it would be better if we could have a better system for tracking read message, and tracking particular threads we like. It is kinda annoying to just come and look through the whole list to see what has been updated within the last few hours.
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    Dec 03, 2007 5:06 PM GMT
    i feel the same way, and i feel the response should be continuous in some sense. you think if everyone type the person's name who you addressing, it'll help if you know someone response to you?
  • Timbales

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    Dec 03, 2007 5:58 PM GMT
    a flag that shows new posts and threads where you have posted would be great.

    also quote buttons at each person's reply, so it's easier to quote them on your replay when you want to.
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    Dec 03, 2007 6:38 PM GMT
    jeff from realjock here. thanks guys. good suggestions. if anyone knows of any other sites with forums that have post tracking they particularly like, please let me know so we can check it out.

    jeff
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    Dec 03, 2007 7:09 PM GMT
    Being able to start 'polls' would be cool.

    I know a few sites like muscletalk.co.uk that allows you to 'subscribe' to a thread.
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    Dec 03, 2007 7:11 PM GMT
    Jeff,

    Making the forums trackable via RSS feed would make me so very happy. Thank you for your work on this site.
  • GeorgeNJ

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    Dec 03, 2007 7:38 PM GMT
    http://www.muscleservice.com/

    (More specifically within this site,

    http://p214.ezboard.com/bmuscleforums)

    I'm not sure if this site has everything hippie4lyfe mentioned, but one advantage to the forum is -- when someone responds to your post, you (optionally) receive an email with a link to the response. I don't believe RealJock does this.
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    Dec 03, 2007 7:42 PM GMT
    A simple, heirarchical "tree, branch, leaves" structure would be immensely helpful, and is pretty much standard on at least half of sites with forums.
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    Dec 03, 2007 8:09 PM GMT
    Your thread posts are listed on YOUR PROFILE. Once you post, you can revisit 'your favorites' by looking there.

    PM8

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    Dec 03, 2007 8:34 PM GMT
    Thanks Jeff,

    http://www.soulforce.org, http://www.thingbox.com has a pretty good tracking feature.
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    Dec 03, 2007 8:39 PM GMT
    also maybe new threads that have been updated can be bumped up. its annoying to scroll down through old non-replied to posts.
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    Dec 03, 2007 10:35 PM GMT
    I maintain a bunch of sites. Two forum packages that I like are phpbb (http://www.phpbb.com/) and fireboard. Both have the abaility to do some of these things:

    1. See posts in the last 24 hours
    2. See posts since your last login
    3. "Watch" threads

    Seeing posts since your last login really helps people keep up with what's new, and consequently increases responsiveness.

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    Dec 04, 2007 12:37 AM GMT
    sound like it would be great if each of us has a home page that keep tracts of our last posting, with the updates since last time you post something at a glance.
    also would be great if it would show who's in your area online now and stuff like that.

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    Dec 04, 2007 12:38 AM GMT
    ebl you can do the search for locals online, when you do your search just specify all you want and click online. you can also save that search.
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    Dec 04, 2007 12:40 AM GMT
    Yeah, as I have said before, InvisionBB is great. Sites like www.nightly.net and www.talkbass.com have excellent forum software.
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    Dec 04, 2007 1:55 AM GMT
    ya i know hippie, just that if we can all log in to our own page, and right there show's who's around here online now, and my latest posting with latest common would be great.
    A ME oriented site. lol
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    Dec 04, 2007 2:05 AM GMT
    ebl, that's a really great "me me me" homepage idea...and may coincide with a homepage redesign that's in the works. let me think about it with our developer some.

    polls are already on our "to do" list. we like them too.

    also, thanks to all for the other suggestions. we know about phpbb, etc. and will look at those.

    we're in the midst of the holiday crunch, so I can't promise anything for a bit. in the meantime, please continue to use this forum as a "great additional forum ideas" thread.

    thanks guys,
    jeff
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    Jan 08, 2008 1:58 AM GMT
    Hey Jeff

    Had an idea. How bout a "motivational" tip of the day/week or a subforum for people to help keep each other motivated through those times when it's tough to drag yourself to the gym etc.

    Almost everyone I know goes through low times when motivation is tough.

    cheers
    pete
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    Jan 08, 2008 2:17 AM GMT
    I think you all suck and hold back expressing your real selfs. We need a couple of mothafuckas to steer this bit up! I volunteer bitches! icon_biggrin.gif
  • BlackJock79

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    Jan 08, 2008 2:43 AM GMT
    I like the idea of the new posts going to the top and the old posts at the bottom automatically. All the other boards I post on are like that, when someone starts a new topic or responds to a topic those posts are automatically at the top and the older one go down towards the bottom unless someone posts in it then it goes back to the top, etc. etc.