Posted 06 March 2007 - 11:57 PM
Well, it would appear that this thread should be closed since the idea doesn't fit/work well. It no longer serves any purpose to post comments on this subject.
It was just an idea.
Since this idea got shot down too, a good idea would be to just close out the suggestions/ideas/comments threads once a moderator give his/her objectionable input about it. It's just the same as saying, "no further discussion on this matter", which means it should just be closed. What other support comment pertaining to a rejected one from the staff could change the reply?... nothing.
Just so I don't have to create any more suggestion threads that get kicked down, I would like to say this much: .........One Man's Opinion
I know this site is here to help the members and others that come here for computer help, and with that said, I feel it only fair to allow just the regular members only comment/reply on suggestions only, and not the moderators. Any moderator on any site can and does influence other members opinions, in many ways. And if it's just a suggestion/idea, and if any moderator is going to comment on the idea, it would be fair to say either it's an idea that will be looked into or if it isn't something they'll consider, then they should then close the thread. Why even want to have anyone posting in a dead issue thread anyway? if an answer is no?
The way I see it.... if a member makes a suggestion and any moderator likes the idea and posts it, many members will follow the moderators opinion, and many will try to even enhance on it some more. The same way is if a moderator started a thread in suggestion thread, many would follow on the idea of what the moderator posted, whether it's to do something or to not do something.
But if just members posted to the suggestions only forums, no matter which member starts the thread, I think it would bring a more balanced opinion of said subject at hand. But if a moderator replies to it, with a "We'll look into it" then the thread should stay open until the next moderators post of either a yes or no..... that's just my opinion, but just let the members give their opinions.
I know the work involved in implementing anything on a forum board. I agree with all the posts about the testing and such to be done. I've thought of those factors before making the thread, and I also do modifications to my forum boards too.
I would guess that the idea of a person not wanting to have their username displayed on a thread when they are currently reading it would be a bad idea.... I know they can choose a setting to show they're not online when they are, but what if they want to be seen online, but not their usernames on the pages they're currently looking at? I just threw that one out there, just to get a point across.
Just to not make any more threads on suggestions, have anyone asked/suggested the idea to allow them to go into their control area, and select the forums that they don't want displayed? That would be nice too. I don't like seeing all those HJT posts when I can comment in them anyway. Why even see them?.. just another one I threw out there.
But everything is fine, and nothing is broke.... just utilizing the suggestion box since there is one, and I had some ideas.
Oh... what about a sort feature for the headings like:Topic Title | Forum | Topic Starter | Replies | Views | Last Action for those that like to sort that way? ascending/descending..... just another one of those ideas.
I put them here just so I don't have to make suggestion in many threads, and have them all rejected, like they have been.
But it's all good. I just thought some of my suggestions/ideas would help out, but I wouldn't know if I didn't post them.
Keep up the great work BleepingComputer.