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Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Phillip, Mar 24, 2012.
The new Twitter module on the side of the forum index is a bit of an eyesore, but oh well.
I like how ignored posts are now completely invisible. On the old forum there used to always be the empty shell of an ignored person's post compacted down with the words this message is hidden because so and so is on your ignore list. This makes it look so much better without the needless clutter.
yeah, I agree with that. Shame its not even collapsible
Does the MC Radio thing on the side update in real time?
Whenever the forum home page is first loaded it will display the song currently playing at that exact moment (just like the MC home page). When the next song begins playing, in order for that info to be displayed that part of the page would need to automatically refresh. This song refresh is currently disabled for a variety of reasons. Most people aren't on the forum home for an extended period of time so this is an ok compromise.
As has always been the case though, the song listings here are continually updated in real time as long as you are on the radio page.
I really am enjoying the forward-thinking changes here. Finally! Wow! This frogboy supports them 100%. Thanks guys!
Ah, that makes sense. It's great to see Frogboy4's wonderful album art on a much larger scale.
There are a couple of guidelines I'd like to see added and enforced.
It would be great to follow the TP tradition of using our real first names - at least in out in signatures.
It would also help if members wold list real information (at least state, region or country, but not necessarily city) concerning their location.
These guidelines would clear up confusion concerning media release dates and would also facilitate name-based, thoughtful discussions while still maintaining a level of privacy.
No no no no no. If this was the case, I'd quit
Huh? Quit what?
That should be entirely up to each member due to privacy reasons. I understand your point regarding discussions, but if a member wants to give out their name, they should be able to do it on their terms-like in a private message or something.
If we were to be required to supply our names, I would quit the forum. Yeah, I could use a fake name, but thats not the issue. I don't like feeling like people are trying to pry into my personal business
That's why I use my nickname, and since that name is common, I'm harder to track.
I must have missed that.
Listing a first name doesn't compromise privacy. First names help facilitate free, honest and open discussion. People are less likely to toss barbs at others if they are required to sign each post. Hiding seems kind of creepy. Actually very creepy to me.
None of us pay for membership so changes are up to the webmaster, not us. It is an unlikely change, but it has really improved the quality of other forums.
I think a "Real First Names" club for MC would be good idea.
There is no use in defending my stance because you are not inside my head and will never understand my reasoning and that is fine. But I will quit if our personal information is publicly displayed.
I have to agree, I don't love giving out my real name online, lol.
Again, I understand your point about discussion-names add a personal touch that can effect what a person posts-but I think that should be left up to the individual's discretion, so as to not make anyone uncomfortable if giving out first names makes them feel that way. You're also right in that the ultimate decision would be up to the moderators.
I agree, that kind of thing should be a choice.
That's already how it is and I can understand upholding the status-quo. I personally think it's about time for a change after 14 years. I'm already giddy over the new features in this upgrade!
The opposition to this kind of change not only seems odd to me, it also might be indicative that I'm growing away from MC. I understand the need for privacy, but not anonymity and certainly not opposition to a compromise that would permit members to keep both their member name along side a first name. There's only one instance of conflict and that's the few Muppet professionals who post here under screen names.
But as I've stated - it's probably moot. It's unlikely that the moderators will want to open this can of worms.
PS. Please excuse my typing. I'm still trying to master the stylus script-to-type feature on my wacom.
Separate names with a comma.