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A quoting system that encourages users to quote just the specific bit they're replying to ;)

The new forum software does exactly that - you can quote an entire post, or simply highlight the bits you want, and it will give you the option to quote the part you highlighted.

Less vertical space taken up, many forums do that and I hate it. In our case (at least in the IP Board theme which I use, btw please keep it or something similar i hate watmm classic) the user info often defines the height of the post, not the actual content of the post. like, ITT for example, juiceciuj's post a bit up falls into one line of text the width of my browser, yet his 'post' takes up like 15x the height of that text, because the post height is defined by his user info, which includes his avatar (necessary), the little quote above (imo necessary), his forum status (unnecessary), his country (listed as not selected even!, unnecessary), psn, etc...like, most of that info should be readily available if you were to hover over or click on his name (basically how it already is now!) but isn't necessary for me to see every single time he posts.

 

Just cutting down to the name/avatar/one snarky line of text above the avatar (as it currently is!) would cut the scrolling for the user in about half. There'd be issues with avatar size, signatures, etc., but nonetheless the huge tracts of blank screen that I so often see in a rolling lol is something that's always irked me. Tiny irk, but an irk. :)

No, I hear your pain - I think a "condensed" view would be pretty cool, and I've seen other themes do this.

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The new forum software does exactly that - you can quote an entire post, or simply highlight the bits you want, and it will give you the option to quote the part you highlighted.

Yeah the quoting system in the new IPB is definitely a step up from the current one - Actually the whole WYSIWYG posting system is pretty ace, looking forward to seeing it on here!

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somewhere to talk about EPs and singles

standard 1st post templates for releases

better search functionality for finding archived releases related to:artist, release, date, label, genre etc.

the ability to go back and link discog pages to posts about releases, or update the original data in 1st post.

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5 star rating system for what Watmm thinks of a specific release?

 

Custom emoticon submission for every 1 year/1000 posts/other criteria?

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5 star rating system for what Watmm thinks of a specific release?

 

 

we already have that, dont we

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5 star rating system for what Watmm thinks of a specific release?

 

we already have that, dont we

 

 

do we? lol

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afaik there's 5 star rating on New Releases subforum threads, I'm on mobile now and cant check it

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Yeah in the New Topic button, you'd maybe like highlight which sub-forums you'd want the post to go in. The danger of course being some crazy person spamming their latest release by highlighting every bloody subforum !

Just tag the thread with Aphex twin and it could pop up in both places?

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Chat takes very long to load on my ipad, and I'd like watmm radio soon.

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Watmm radio is a cool idea as long as someone (or a few) can commit to running it. Otherwise it could just die out after the initial excitement

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standard 1st post templates for releases

 

This is a neat idea !

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This may be a feature already and I just don't know about it, but the choice to ignore a thread for good (won't see it in thread listings). Some button where you can just forever rid yourself of scrolling past a thread you'll never visit.

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fix chatmm loading time

 

nice tits thread

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Heck yes

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Watmm radio is a cool idea as long as someone (or a few) can commit to running it. Otherwise it could just die out after the initial excitement

 

Could round-up some of the other more notable internet radio broadcasts and archives of those broadcasts and play them as well. Would need to get permission obviously but I don't think that would be too difficult. 

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WATMMPoints: Our own virtual currency so we can exchange them for digital goodies from our favorite artists such as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, etc.

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try again bt with sum1 else's coins?

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dank / shitposting subforum pls. you can make it so it doesn't contribute to post count and it can still be moderated as to not have it turn into XLT, but i just can't imagine this crowd flying that badly off the handle. we're pretty good eggs. it'd just be rad to have this purely creative weird space for dumb jokes and experiments. sort of like a sandbox. 

Despite you thinking this is a good idea on the surface, by "encouraging" this kind of behaviour, people will lean more towards doing so, and possibly fracture the community into people that want to do this versus those who don't.

 

The reason I think WATMM is "working" at long last is because we as a community finally have a balance of knowing what is and isn't acceptable, and for the most part we keep within those boundaries. By having a place to do this, people are more prone to posting nonsense, and it will inevitably spill out into the forums proper. It's the same argument against having an "adults only" section.

 

There's other sites for this kind of nonsense; let's keep WATMM primarily about the music and electronic music culture, and leave the other sites to handle that stuff.

 

 

while it's true there are other sites that are dedicated solely to shitposting they already are the horrible cesspools you feel watmm will turn into because shitposting is all they're about. i don't want to go there, i want to chill here with the decent peeps of watmm who have a good sense o humour. this forum is and will always be about the idms, that acts as a filter, and i'm confident that because of this the shitposting won't take over or become toxic. think of the good ol communal spirit - the dank meme thread has proven that we can have a laugh without descending into bullshit. i can only try to appeal to you and others to give it a try and if you really think it is going south then i / we would understand if you shut the experiment down. 

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Well, joyrex, if enough time goes by, like two years, then you should tell us what the plans were!

 

 

 

The new forum software does exactly that - you can quote an entire post, or simply highlight the bits you want, and it will give you the option to quote the part you highlighted.

Do you mean just copy+pasting it into the quote thing (like I just did) or something else?

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Watmm radio is a cool idea as long as someone (or a few) can commit to running it. Otherwise it could just die out after the initial excitement

Could round-up some of the other more notable internet radio broadcasts and archives of those broadcasts and play them as well. Would need to get permission obviously but I don't think that would be too difficult.

If you tag your creations with #watmm_radio it could be added to a rolling playlist.

 

Also chatmm compilations on there

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somewhere to talk about EPs and singles

standard 1st post templates for releases

better search functionality for finding archived releases related to:artist, release, date, label, genre etc.

the ability to go back and link discog pages to posts about releases, or update the original data in 1st post.

EPs and Singles - I don't see why they wouldn't go in New Releases - perhaps with a tag or topic prefix?

Agreed on the 1st post template - I think there was an addon to do this... I'll look into it.

Sadly, the search even on the new forum isn't much better than what we have (although we do have a Google Search as an option right now), but there is a lot more you can do with the new forum/site software that might make a custom search possible.

I like the idea of a Discogs link being standard for releases - the only issue might be is when something is NOT on Discogs (does that ever happen)?

 

afaik there's 5 star rating on New Releases subforum threads, I'm on mobile now and cant check it

The mobile skin will go away - the new forum/site is responsive, meaning the forum will reformat depending on your device/screen size. Things like that should be consistent across platforms.

 

Chat takes very long to load on my ipad, and I'd like watmm radio soon.

As mentioned, this is an issue with the currently hosted chat, and should go away with the new forum software, and we may implement a 3rd party chat instead if the integration is there.

 

Watmm radio is a cool idea as long as someone (or a few) can commit to running it. Otherwise it could just die out after the initial excitement

Totally agree - we will need people to keep the programming fresh, with a mixture of live stuff and pre-recorded material.

 

This may be a feature already and I just don't know about it, but the choice to ignore a thread for good (won't see it in thread listings). Some button where you can just forever rid yourself of scrolling past a thread you'll never visit.

There is an Ignore Topics addon for the new forum software...

 

 

Watmm radio is a cool idea as long as someone (or a few) can commit to running it. Otherwise it could just die out after the initial excitement

 

Could round-up some of the other more notable internet radio broadcasts and archives of those broadcasts and play them as well. Would need to get permission obviously but I don't think that would be too difficult. 

 

Hmmm... not a bad idea, but I'd rather curate our own content first and foremost if at all possible.

 

WATMMPoints: Our own virtual currency so we can exchange them for digital goodies from our favorite artists such as Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, etc.

Only issue with this I see is how to pay for the digital goodies...

 

Well, joyrex, if enough time goes by, like two years, then you should tell us what the plans were!

 

 

 

 

The new forum software does exactly that - you can quote an entire post, or simply highlight the bits you want, and it will give you the option to quote the part you highlighted.

Do you mean just copy+pasting it into the quote thing (like I just did) or something else?

LOL, it's already been a year (I think) since I started hinting at a collaboration...

 

RE; Quoting - you highlight text in a post, and a small tooltip pops up giving you a "quote this" link that auto-populates the Quick Reply box...

 

 

 

Watmm radio is a cool idea as long as someone (or a few) can commit to running it. Otherwise it could just die out after the initial excitement

Could round-up some of the other more notable internet radio broadcasts and archives of those broadcasts and play them as well. Would need to get permission obviously but I don't think that would be too difficult.

If you tag your creations with #watmm_radio it could be added to a rolling playlist.

 

Also chatmm compilations on there

 

I like the idea of tagging integration, although there should be some gatekeeper or queue to approve submissions (just to avoid people spamming their stuff). Since WATMM Radio will be a home-grown app, this should be possible.

 

100% agree on the CHATMM Compilations being in there. I can't wait to start having "create a bumper" contests!

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to not have to pay to use.

 

 

maybe one nominal fee, none of that recurring payment bs

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Pay it, beaner. You've leeched for way too long.

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The forums alone will bring lots of changes (far too many to detail right now in this post), but what would you, the WATMM community, like to see? Think of this as a "can we fix" or "could we have" bug/feature request, so hopefully the most good and reasonable ideas can be researched and tested.

 

Would you consider switching to a tree-like thread layout (like reddit), as opposed to the current linear layout? I'm thinking that message indentation helps a lot with readability, you don't have to quote much text, et cetera.

 

 

pls no

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