At 12/13/18 03:20 AM, liljim wrote: Like I said, it's something we plan to do, it's been on the agenda for over a year already.
Hmm, I still have some questions regarding the complications that come with static pages. What are the exact problems that arise as a result of this? I'm guessing it makes dynamic filtering of content difficult? In the games/movies portal for example: would filtering out all adult material leave the purple list with blank spaces? Or maybe it's hard to remove things in general? For instance, going through some audio portal listings a while ago resulted me in finding a couple of songs that had supposedly been removed. I'm guessing it's these types of problems that occur because of static pages?
These are changes we intend to make for audio, games and movies too. Just got some nuts to crack on how best to present the data, particularly in cases where you have one author uploading multiple entries - we don't want to handicap them by hiding items, but at the same time it's unfair on others if they swamp the listings, particularly on un-ranked data like "most recent".
Bulk uploads don't seem very tricky when you think of every portal as a grid. Every upload is its own little box therein and space within the grid is limited. When someone uploads in bulks, they claim space that could potentially belong to other users. In other words, they're robbing views from other users. The way I see it there's three options:
1. Leave it like this. Bulk uploads will hog the portal and rob other users from potential views.
2. All bulk uploads will show as a single box in the grid, robbing potential views from the uploader.
3. Bulk uploads are handled in a queue event and will show up in the portal after a certain amount of time (could be every 10 minutes or something else like once a new page has been created within the portal. Prior to this it will have shown up on the creator's profile and feedsystem of their fans). There is also the possibility to favor NG supporters by having them skip option 3 entirely and going straight for option 1.
Content filters is also an issue on user pages btw. We did try some of this filtering there some time ago, but the trouble with that is that some people had favourite content outside of the filters they had enabled and then got stuck wondering why they couldn't see them in their faves list. Some people applied filters that hid their own work!
Ahh right, I've noticed that adult content was visible on userpages. It also likes to show up in my feed. This issue reminds me of Steam and the ability to exclude certain tags in your search options. I've had times where I looked up a game on their platform and couldn't find it. At the top of the results, a message would tell me they had excluded some games from the listing and offered me a way to include them. That could be your solution: How about you offer 18+ users a link that reveals all adult content when clicked? I guess it's a bit redundant for people who always view the site in Adult mode anyway but it looks like a valid temporary option to me.
All of this is really compounded by the fact that you have to go INTO one of the listings to apply your filters and then of course you're stuck with them until you go back to some place where you can change them. Again, this is something we're aware of and trying to figure out how best (and where) to include this stuff so you can dip in and out of it globally.
Hmm perhaps adding something in the top navigator could work. But since mobile would get a little cluttered, instead of showing all 4 buttons (E, T, M and A), only show the most risqué selection. Users would for example see A, even though they also have M selected. When people click that icon they get a popup where they can see and change their selections and these changes would take place over the entire site.
Totally up for suggestions there, but regardless of what happens I'd like it to be among a bunch of settings you can change in one place in your account settings. It won't hurt to be able to get at that at other places throughout the site, it's just a case of figuring out where and how without adding to the noise in whatever page you're looking at.
That's probably why the top bar would be the place to go. I think it's probably a bad idea to bury it in account settings where some people may never find it and/or forget about it completely or whine about how it used to be more accessible. Maybe it's not nearly as dramatic though. I don't know.
I'm hoping this is all something we can roll out within the first couple of months of the New Year, but it's difficult to commit to any timescale because there are any other number of things that could happen between now and then.
Yeah, it's always been unpredictable and all this new traffic causes for even more unforeseen surprises it seems. Witnessing the tumblr purge, I'm starting to think NG's decrease in traffic over the years has turned it into an echo chamber. And sure, it's a good thing the active users are happy with the site but when you hold that same picture to the outside world, its flaws become apparent. That being said, I hope you guys will have a smooth ride running the back-end!