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#1 Offline fishers64

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 01:27 PM

So, let's say you become an admin for a day and are given the chance to make one improvement on the BZPower forums. What would you do?I would likely bring the Hot topics box back to functionality, in all its evil glory.
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#2 Offline ~Shockwave~

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 01:34 PM

make certain sites allowed to be mentioned....
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 01:36 PM

make certain sites allowed to be mentioned....

I meant technical improvements, not violations.

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 01:45 PM

I would migrate the site to the Amazon EC2 cloud, and orchestrate a huge credit card heist to pay the server fees.Bring back Hot Topics probably, fix the member of the day function, and introuduce AI´s that would replace the staff so we could all have a good time and the staff wouldn´t have to work so hard.

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 01:54 PM

Ban everyone.heh heh heh
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 01:59 PM

I would migrate the site to the Amazon EC2 cloud, and orchestrate a huge credit card heist to pay the server fees.Bring back Hot Topics probably, fix the member of the day function, and introuduce AI´s that would replace the staff so we could all have a good time and the staff wouldn´t have to work so hard.

Nah, I like being member of the day/half-year. :PIn all honesty, I don't really know how to run a website, so I probably wouldn't touch anything. Just to make sure I didn't screw it up.

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 02:53 PM

@Eeko: Perhaps we could turn over the menagemnt of the site to an AI that eventually turns malveolent?I wonder how much it would cost to get another server. Perhaps make them run together, one taking care of certain parts of the site, and other others.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 02:56 PM

make certain sites allowed to be mentioned....

I meant technical improvements, not violations.

ahh, but that wasn't clear...anyway i would make the forums look more like the old ones

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 02:57 PM

"Bored" messages. I miss them so.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 03:03 PM

Hot Topics, of course. That is all.-Lord Darkon, unknown leader of Metru-Nui
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 03:20 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think the Hot Topics are needed whatsoever? I rarely used them myself, and while it's fun to see your topic on the front page, it only slowed the server down from what I understand.That being said, it or the Member Spotlight would most likely be restored by me. I can't think of any truly needed cosmetic alterations to BZP.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 04:47 PM

Member spotlight. And the hot topics box. But which one?I'd say the member spotlight.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 05:17 PM

I would shut the site down permanently and delete all files related to it.Don't worry, it would be the best technical improvement BZPower has ever had. Think about it: The server wouldn't ever crash again.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 05:20 PM

I would shut the site down permanently and delete all files related to it.Don't worry, it would be the best technical improvement BZPower has ever had. Think about it: The server wouldn't ever crash again.

That you would happily eradicate our rich and deep cultural footprint is tragic in itself.

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 05:28 PM

I would shut the site down permanently and delete all files related to it.Don't worry, it would be the best technical improvement BZPower has ever had. Think about it: The server wouldn't ever crash again.

That you would happily eradicate our rich and deep cultural footprint is tragic in itself.

Bro it's called "burning the evidence," c'mon. Now help me get these bodies into the trunk.

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 05:56 PM

Skins. Having the ability to change the skins, add new ones, and other things like that would be awesome. The blue and white combo is cool, but it gets dull after awhile. =/
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 06:24 PM

I want Tohu back up there where I can see him.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 06:31 PM

I'd:
    [*]Replace the current forum theme with something more Bionicle-ish[*]Migrate the website to a more powerful server farm[*]Loosen up on moderation a little[/list]
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 06:36 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think the Hot Topics are needed whatsoever? I rarely used them myself, and while it's fun to see your topic on the front page, it only slowed the server down from what I understand.That being said, it or the Member Spotlight would most likely be restored by me. I can't think of any truly needed cosmetic alterations to BZP.

Slowing down the server, how?

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 06:47 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think the Hot Topics are needed whatsoever? I rarely used them myself, and while it's fun to see your topic on the front page, it only slowed the server down from what I understand.That being said, it or the Member Spotlight would most likely be restored by me. I can't think of any truly needed cosmetic alterations to BZP.

Actually, I disliked the HT box because members would make topics just to land their stuff there. I would want it back simply because it shows me where all the members are going, and reduces the event of members just diving off into their favorite forum without a notice of what else is going on here. I just think something has got to be decided about it - either fix it or remove it.

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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 07:44 PM

Give myself Lifetime premier membership XD.Seriously though, I'm with the folks who want new skins, oh and we need Hapori Tohu back.
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Posted Dec 21 2011 - 09:00 PM

Jack up my post count to OVER 9000!!Seriously speaking though, it would be nice to have the top ten hot topic list back up.
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 01:39 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think the Hot Topics are needed whatsoever? I rarely used them myself, and while it's fun to see your topic on the front page, it only slowed the server down from what I understand.That being said, it or the Member Spotlight would most likely be restored by me. I can't think of any truly needed cosmetic alterations to BZP.

Slowing down the server, how?

I don't know how, but it's been said before by the staff when the Hot Topics were removed to make the obese server run faster.

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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 01:41 PM

TOHUThat is all.
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 01:47 PM

I'd probably fix the Member Spotlight, and I'd also fix the problem of logging out when one visits the archives.-CM
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 02:09 PM

Skins. Having the ability to change the skins, add new ones, and other things like that would be awesome. The blue and white combo is cool, but it gets dull after awhile. =/

This.To have a green skin around BZP would be wonderful! :)

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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 03:55 PM

Bring back the two things that made BZPower awesome before the downtime!Top 10 hot topics, and Tohu in the overhead banner.
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 04:31 PM

"Bored" messages. I miss them so.

This and surveys about sets created by the staff, put on the Bzpower homepage.

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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 05:21 PM

I think the BZPower censorship policies, which include the word filter, the ####### and forum restrictions, and the rules against discussion of politics and religion, need to be drastically changed to be less strict, and in some cases eliminated.
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 08:38 PM

I think the BZPower censorship policies, which include the word filter, the ####### and forum restrictions, and the rules against discussion of politics and religion, need to be drastically changed to be less strict, and in some cases eliminated.

I suggest you look at the third post.I find it strange that people can´t understand why the restrictions are in place. Please BZP, take them out for a week, and then people will see the reason in them.

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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 09:28 PM

Well I'd want Tohu back. We need his head floating above us in an awesome manner. I'd also want to change the fact that we end up logging out if we enter the archive. It gets annoying over time.
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 09:48 PM

Elemental skins.Would be sick.
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Posted Dec 22 2011 - 10:00 PM

Get Tohu's face back onto the forums. And even stick an avatar onto his account and delete that ridiculous "42" thing he has going on with his post count. It was originally mildly amusing, but 42 is annoyingly low and without a special member title like "Heart of BZPower", he looks like the eternal newbie**no longer a new member but still learning the ropes.
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Posted Dec 24 2011 - 11:35 AM

Am I the only one who doesn't think the Hot Topics are needed whatsoever? I rarely used them myself, and while it's fun to see your topic on the front page, it only slowed the server down from what I understand.That being said, it or the Member Spotlight would most likely be restored by me. I can't think of any truly needed cosmetic alterations to BZP.

I also agree wit the fact that Hot Topics aren't needed at all. It can get quite annoying how much people care about their topic becoming an easy-to-answer topic, with over a hundred posts, just so it can reach the front page of Bzpower. I would much rather to allow users to post certain sites (Come on, even younger fans can venture into some popular sites that are banned), and most of all, make every post, no matter what forum it is on to count.

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Posted Dec 24 2011 - 11:40 AM

Relax censorship. Some words just don't need to be filtered and some websites should be permitted to be linked to, given it's pretty clear everyone goes on it. (You know what I'm talking about. The video one.)Although a more creative addition would be the introduction of a system that notifies a member if a post they made has been replied to/quoted. It'd be so much easier than traipsing back to a topic every five minutes to see if someone cares about what you said.
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Posted Dec 24 2011 - 11:51 AM

Relax censorship. Some words just don't need to be filtered and some websites should be permitted to be linked to, given it's pretty clear everyone goes on it. (You know what I'm talking about. The video one.)Although a more creative addition would be the introduction of a system that notifies a member if a post they made has been replied to/quoted. It'd be so much easier than traipsing back to a topic every five minutes to see if someone cares about what you said.

Actually, the new software already has such a feature. If you click the notification button on top of the topic, wait for the pop up menu to come out, there 's a link that says "Options". It will bring you to a page where you can choose for what actions that you do, or are done to relation to your profile, you are being notified about. It's actually quite handy and elegant.

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Posted Dec 26 2011 - 07:50 PM

Am I the only one who doesn't think the Hot Topics are needed whatsoever?

Yeah, I agree about the Top Ten Hot Topics not being too useful or necessary. It was almost always filled with random GD topics bumped up there by tons of brief posts.So, if I were admin for a day, I would remove the Top Ten Hot Topics list, and make the Member Spotlight work again. Sorry Eeko. :P~B~

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Posted Dec 28 2011 - 01:59 AM

I'd make it so that I could post from my DSi.
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Posted Dec 28 2011 - 05:14 AM

So, let's say you become an admin for a day and are given the chance to make one improvement on the BZPower forums.What would you do?I would likely bring the Hot topics box back to functionality, in all its evil glory.

God yes! I'd say that was one of my favorite features of the old BZPower. I often posted my posts in replies to topics in that box. Those were where you found easy access to good discussion topics. Not to mention I would pride myself on making the list occasionally. XDIf not this, then I'd like a little more personality to the forums, rather than this uniformed (though streamlined and efficient) appearance.

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