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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #135 on: March 22, 2012, 08:45:18 pm »
"How to improve Omnimaga" suggestions:

1: This image:

2: Keep the front page index navigation more up to date, same for the tutorial pending queue. For example, right now Elmgon and Homescreen Game Pack are still listed under our projects, even though Ztrumpet has retired months ago. A link to the Google+ page below the Twitter follow link would be nice too.

3: Enable vertical scrolling for user signatures and limit the height to 200 pixels, for example (via CSS in all themes). There are horizontal scrollbars already, but vertical will make overly huge signatures less annoying, while still letting people put as much stuff in them.

4: Real-time PM notifications (except the Alert box/pop up): Every 60 second, via AJAX, it checks if you just got new PMs, like on Facebook, so those who are on OmnomIRC and rarely refresh the page will not miss the important PM your friend just sent you.

5: For some sub-forums, sticky a topic like JustCause did here to clarify a bit more about some of the forum rules. Eg, if Omnimaga discourages cheating in exams, post a sticky in the help section telling people to discourage cheating if people ask help to do so, in the projects section suggest efficient ways to announce a project and get feedback (eg discourage project announcements such as "HAI ME GONNA AWESOME GREYCALE FPS IN XLIB THE BEST AWESUM CALC GAME NEED HELP TURNING MY CALC ON!" and "This is where I'll post updates about Washaticha Nabato Zizzu. More info next month please comment my awesome project now!"). For staff maybe in their respective private boards, have rules about the kind of news article not to post or the order of punishments to give to offending members, so it's more clear how things works at the moment.

6: Not really for now, but in the future if this ever happened often again: If there is ever another series of instances where someone posts a controversial message that might easily start drama, but have his friends or allies behind him mass-rating up his post to make it look like the post is pretty fine, I think the admins should look into possibly re-enabling negative ratings, but only for posts that has more than +1, for example.

7: Not really a problem as of the last 4 years, but make sure no forum member ever add chatrooms in their signatures again O.O (anybody remember that on the old board?)

8: Make the 3 affiliates on the front page open in new tabs instead of the current tab.

9: Fix Alex's account (Netham45, check your PMs)

On a side note I just finished sorting the minus world last night. I started a while ago, but I was still not done with the Miscellaneous discussion forum.
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #136 on: March 22, 2012, 08:47:21 pm »
I like the idea of a newser image :D
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #137 on: March 22, 2012, 08:48:13 pm »
Yeah I thought it would make the site a bit more consistent. Also I just added 8 and 9.
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #138 on: March 22, 2012, 09:11:08 pm »
I would love to be able to access the forums through the Tapatalk app on my phone. Right now I am using the browser and the forums are really slow, especially when typing. Tapatalk integration would be absolutely amazing.
Hmmm.... I wonder how to do this.....

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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #139 on: March 22, 2012, 09:15:07 pm »
what about a screenshots archive? That has all the screenshots on omnimaga?

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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #140 on: March 22, 2012, 09:22:48 pm »
I would love to be able to access the forums through the Tapatalk app on my phone. Right now I am using the browser and the forums are really slow, especially when typing. Tapatalk integration would be absolutely amazing.
I agree, but isn't that app paid?

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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #141 on: March 22, 2012, 09:29:08 pm »
I would love to be able to access the forums through the Tapatalk app on my phone. Right now I am using the browser and the forums are really slow, especially when typing. Tapatalk integration would be absolutely amazing.
I agree, but isn't that app paid?
It is paid on the market, but it is a Getjar gold app, so it is free on there.
 http://www.getjar.com/mobile/237628/tapatalk-for-google-nexus-one/?ref=0&lvt=1332466309&sid=42d80023wqzzsv40&c=g7oztiieiab89o2s13&lang=en

I use the app for all of the forums I browse on my Samsung Skyrocket.
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #142 on: March 22, 2012, 09:34:08 pm »
Meh that's a bit weird and hard to create. Last but not least: it would eat space.
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #143 on: March 22, 2012, 09:48:31 pm »
If tapatalk ever gets thought about integrating with the omnimaga forums, it can be done here for free by forum owner.
 http://www.tapatalk.com/plugin.php
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #144 on: March 22, 2012, 10:54:40 pm »
what about a screenshots archive? That has all the screenshots on omnimaga?
That would be nice, or maybe an attachment gallery for images.

As for Taptalk I do not know what it is, but I guess it could be nice as long as it doesn't cause slowdowns/compatibility problems for regular browser users and as long as it doesn't require Netham45 to give the forum password to that site for security reasons.
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #145 on: March 22, 2012, 11:07:17 pm »
As for Taptalk I do not know what it is, but I guess it could be nice as long as it doesn't cause slowdowns/compatibility problems for regular browser users and as long as it doesn't require Netham45 to give the forum password to that site for security reasons.
It would be great. Its a very popular forum application for smartphones. I would greatly appreciate it, as my primary source of the web is from my phone. My poor laptop is getting lonely.
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #146 on: March 22, 2012, 11:09:26 pm »
Another alternative is the WAP mode available through our front page navigation http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?wap2

I-mode also works http://www.omnimaga.org/index.php?imode

Of course none shows images, though, and they are limited. It can sometimes make forum browsing a bit easier, though.
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #147 on: March 22, 2012, 11:12:23 pm »
Neither of them look good on a 4.5 inch screen, but I will keep them in mind. :)
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #148 on: March 22, 2012, 11:17:20 pm »
Really? ??? They seems to look OK to me...
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Re: How we can improve Omnimaga?
« Reply #149 on: March 22, 2012, 11:35:20 pm »
Really? ??? They seems to look OK to me...
Maybe i'm just used to see the pretty colors of the regular omni site. The irony in that... I'm colorblind! XD
But really the regular site is plenty fast for regular browsing, but posting is a major pain.
Hmmm.... I wonder how to do this.....