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PatNet Improvement Suggestions

By Dan8267 following x   2017 Jan 28, 1:48pm 50,527 views   233 comments   watch   quote     share    


Thread for idea submission for PatNet improvements

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201 Patrick   ignore (0)   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   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 9, 8:56pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     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   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 9, 9:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Yes, that would not be hard. Thanks for the idea!
204 anonymous   ignore (4)   2017 Oct 9, 9:24pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     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   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 9, 9:29pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     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   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 10, 1:57pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     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   ignore (2)   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   ignore (4)   2017 Oct 14, 4:11pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

stop deleting my posts @patrick
209 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 14, 9:00pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Anonymous posts need to be civil if you want them to remain.
210 goat   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 17, 10:32pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

disable submit buttons onclick to prevent double submissions.
211 anon_04599   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 28, 3:23pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

another test of an anonymous comment
212 WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Oct 28, 3:34pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

anon_04599 says
another test of an anonymous comment

Looks good to me. I do like that you made it a longer number. I don't want to be biased out of the gate with anonymous users . So if the number is longer and harder to remember I think that's good if you're looking for more users, even if they don't register. But if someone is being an ass, there's at least some identifier to know, especially if it's spam.

We'll find out tonight when the "oil" starts getting slick. Or they may legitimately be paid and have the weekends off. We'll see. We'll actually see if I'm here tonight. Got things to do.
213 goat   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 4, 10:02am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

patnet should support unicode characters like the rest of the modern web.

simply setting the following header on all textual pages will likely get you 99% of the way there:

content-type: text/html;charset=utf-8
214 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 4, 10:14am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

goat says
patnet should support unicode characters like the rest of the modern web.

simply setting the following header on all textual pages will likely get you 99% of the way there:

content-type: text/html;charset=utf-8


Thanks! Don't know how I missed that.

Better now?
215 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 10:46am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

People complained about the post titles being links to the external stories, so I put it back.

Now the main title is the patrick.net link once again. The (domainname.com) part after the title is the link to the external story.
216 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 5, 10:51am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Why can't you upload images anymore using Windoz ?
217 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 10:53am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Now you can, I think!

Thanks for telling me about this. Fixed a bug.

Works?
218 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 5, 10:54am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

@Sniper does it work for you too now?
219 BayAreaObserver   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 5, 10:57am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

@Patrick - works now, thanks.
220 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 5, 11:06am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says
@Sniper does it work for you too now?


@patrick

Yes, it does now. I thought it was a bug, as I was also getting some sort of "server node" error too, which I never saw before.
221 anon_6b6e3   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 6, 7:04am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

@Patrick

It appears you can no longer see anything but the last 40 comments in a thread. You used to have a link to see (say) comments 1-90 in a 130 comment thread, but now it's gone.
222 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 6, 7:16am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Damn, you're right.

Will try to fix during my commute.
223 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 6, 7:55am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

OK, fixed it!
224 Onvacation   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 6, 10:14am   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Get some ad revenue. We all ignore ads on other sites. You should make some money from your work here.

Somebody would love this demographic. Maybe the company that makes freeze dried yams?
225 mell   ignore (1)   2017 Nov 6, 10:32am   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

On Chrome on my Android phone the submit button does not work. Other browsers work fine.
226 WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 14, 7:40pm   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Any chance you can add how many people are on the site, regardless if they are registered or not? I like how you have the users that are online, but how about "guests" like a lot of other forums do? I don't know if there are only 3 "guests" or anons viewing the site at anytime or 300, but usually it shows something like 3-8 registered users online. That's not a good look.

I'm thinking a lot of people that could become active may be turned off by the low numbers that are clearly visible at the top of the page. Even if there are only 3-5 registered members online, but another 30 anons viewing the page, that might be motivation for someone to become active or post. I think I may have posted this in another thread (or even this one) but it would be nice to know the audience size a new post might be able to reach.
227 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 14, 7:41pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Yes, good idea. I should have "and 24 lurkers" or whatever it is.
228 WookieMan   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 14, 7:44pm   ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says
Yes, good idea. I should have "and 24 lurkers" or whatever it is.

Or "69 pussies that won't register and put a username behind their words." Just kidding ;)
229 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 8:10am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (1)     quote        

Sorry all, site was down most of last night. My fault for trying to fix things that were not broken!
230 anon_961a0   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 8:27am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

WookieMan says
Or "69 pussies that won't register and put a username behind their words." Just kidding ;)


Nope just me1-69, Patrick offered me 72 virgins if I could keep the site going through the weekend. Naturally I accepted.

What you couldn't tell every anon was me?
231 Sniper   ignore (7)   2017 Nov 20, 8:44am   ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Patrick says
My fault for trying to fix things that were not broken!


@patrick, speaking of broken. The ability to Edit a post is broken again. This is the error that comes up.

node server says: Cannot read property 'post_title' of undefined
232 Onvacation   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 8:57am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

anon_961a0 says
Patrick offered me 72 virgins if I could keep the site going through the weekend. Naturally I accepted.

You failed. No virgins for you :(
233 Patrick   ignore (0)   2017 Nov 20, 9:22pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)     quote        

Sniper says
Patrick says
My fault for trying to fix things that were not broken!


@patrick, speaking of broken. The ability to Edit a post is broken again. This is the error that comes up.

node server says: Cannot read property 'post_title' of undefined


Fixed now. Thanks for telling me.

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