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PatNet Improvement Suggestions

By Dan8267 following x   2017 Jan 28, 1:48pm 46,140 views   210 comments   watch   quote     share  

Thread for idea submission for PatNet improvements

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201 Patrick   2017 Oct 7, 12:43pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
@Dan8267

You're right that that was a problem. If there was an error accepting comment content (typically an apple emoticon which is in some character set the database does not understand) then the site would erase the content and going back would not recover it.

I did not know about pushState() and that looks quite useful, but I did something even simpler:

+ if (!response.err) document.getElementById('commentform').reset() // don't clear the textbox if error

So now your problem should never happen again, at least not the same way. Thanks for telling me about it, and a solution with code.
202 goat   2017 Oct 9, 8:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
It would be nice if when someone posts a stock ticker like $shop that it would auto link it to yahoo finance. Might be even nicer if the $ prefix wasn't needed - download a db of all tickers.
203 Patrick   2017 Oct 9, 9:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Yes, that would not be hard. Thanks for the idea!
204 anonymous   2017 Oct 9, 9:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Get back to 'debt is slavery' and homes are overpriced. post the original rant about income vs. home price, and when it makes sense to rent.

your advice literally saved my life. it could save more
205 Patrick   2017 Oct 9, 9:29pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
It's still available, in the footer, broken into 3 parts:

10 reasons it's a terrible time to buy
8 groups who lie about the housing market
37 bogus arguments about housing

But yes, hoping to make the site more about specific topics instead of continuous flame war, and housing should be one of the top 3.

Looking for people who want to be moderators for a given hashtag (topic). Moderators will have:

moderation power for comments and posts for their topic
ability to whilelist or blacklist users for their topics
ability to free comments in their topics from comment jail
ability to upload a css stylesheet to be used for their topic
a donation link (paypal, patreon, or bitcoin)

also thinking they should be able to appoint deputy moderators
206 goat   2017 Oct 10, 1:57pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
It would be cool if I could take private notes on each user. Eg, add a new button or link near the user's profile picture area on each post/comment right next to the link to their profile, that when clicked, opens a popup / tooltip that has an editable text box. This way I can easily keep track of my interactions with people. It's hard for me to remember names, but I sometimes I wish I could note that a certain person was friendly, or a dbag, or that they helped me with a certain something.

Obviously, I could keep my notes in a text file, but it would be a nice touch to have it integrated into the UI for me.

Also, since people would probably not store any notes on most users, the button should indicate whether or not I have stored any notes on that person yet. That way as I read through the comments in a thread, it sticks out if I have notes on the author of a comment, and I can then just click the button to see the notes.

I guess you'd want to store data this server side, associated with their account.
207 jazz_music   2017 Oct 14, 3:47pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
Reinstate the paging link for list of users.

I can only see the first page of the list.
208 anonymous   2017 Oct 14, 4:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
stop deleting my posts @patrick
209 Patrick   2017 Oct 14, 9:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        
Anonymous posts need to be civil if you want them to remain.
210 goat   2017 Oct 17, 10:32pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        
disable submit buttons onclick to prevent double submissions.

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