Suggestions for New Website Features

Hi Alex:

May I suggest some features that I find useful at other online forums?

1. New Post feature, that displays all new posts since your last log-in.

2. Subscribed Thread feature that emails you when someone posts a new message to a thread you have subscribed to.

3. User Profile feature that displays along with your user name and picture.  Can be your country or a favorite saying...just to give more info on the people that visit the HL.

The first two would help with the problem that new posts to older threads are quickly buried by new topics, before the previous conversations are really finished!  As the HL grows, the ability to sustain a thread on a topic will greatly help in searching the archives, otherwise you will get numerous hits as people keep reposting the same topics.

Good ideas, I'll check with the tech guys. Any other suggestions from
01/07/2008 - 19:28

others?

Yes!! better forum engine!! Theads ranked by last post date rather...
01/07/2008 - 20:44

... than first post date.

I fully agree with all the other proposed improvements...

Threads seem to get "lost" after 2 days of posting them... no more replies, etc...

You need a forum where if a post was made to the thread, the thread actually jumps back up to the top (ie: threads are listed by last post in the thread rather than thread starting post...

That would be fantastic!

Totally agree with you Nico...
01/07/2008 - 21:44

...it's not really pratical for people who can't connect to the HL regularly.

It's would permit to not ccreate redundant subjet if the concerned post jump and be actualised!

All the rest is very good, nice design, the forum is fast...and moreover, w have enthusiastics Loungers!!

Good suggestions,
01/07/2008 - 22:04

but I would like you to add the following.

You want to read a post located at the bottom of the page; you open and read it, but when you want to come back to the home page, you start at the top, but not where you clicked on this post. You should come back to the same position instead of searching it again.

This would be really helpful Alex.

Re: Suggestions for New Website Features
01/08/2008 - 04:45

1 is a must have

2 would be nice

3 would be nice also

All good suggestions!
01/08/2008 - 04:46

If I had one technical request, it would be to allow Loungers to post replies when using Apple's Safari browser (why is it not working?).

This would be a great thing for Mac and iPhone users!! (one can always download the Firefox browser on a Mac, but I don't think it can be done on an iPhone...)

Cheers,

Veillotron

thank you and some comments
01/08/2008 - 10:55

I'll need to talk to the tech people to see what is possible and what isn't however:

- having a thread with a new post jump back up on top of a page: this is possible on forums with low posting or when only the topics appear (not the whole thread) for the Hour Lounge it would be chaos and impossible to follow. We tried it for a few days when I was on The Purists a few years ago and the result was terrible, topics kept popping back up and it was almost impossible to follow.

- Apple's Safari just doesn't work with the software used for The Hour Lounge so unfortunately that is an impossibility, Mac users should download Firefox)