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YouTube embed??? Anonymous 09/16/2018 (Sun) 13:24:22 No. 406
How come no youtube embeds? That is a great way to add depth to a board. Sure, anyone can link to a youtube vid, but the ability to embed a vid right i. The board keeps the user at the board.

Anonymous 09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:08:56 No. 416
Penumbralynx has embeds. Did you create the settings.js file? Without it, js won't work.

Anonymous 09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:35:40 No. 422
hmmm... its interesting that Penumbralynx has embeds. Im brand new to lynxchan , just installed it yesterday. i was just working with the placeholder files, editing them slightly to customize the looks. I guess i will have to try and install Penumbralynx - it would be nice if there were working examples though, the git page with examples has either broken links or no example page for just about every theme.

Anonymous 09/16/2018 (Sun) 14:46:00 No. 424
having youtube embeds is a huge addition to any board- i am shocked its not a standard feature. I would say that is one thing that the older boards like tinyib tinyboard any vichan still have over lynxchan. especially on a mobile phone, its easier to be able to see the embed video right in the board, extra navigation is awkward on mobile phones.

Anonymous 09/16/2018 (Sun) 16:33:27 No. 427
i tried it, the youtube embed was not very good. On vichan for example, the youtube embed shows up a a video image. It is awkward for a user to have to click on "embed" link just to see the video pic. Lynxchan is interesting and clearly superior to older php boards- all that technology is lost if its awkward or more difficult for a user to navigate the board though, especially on mobile devices. Some things are very awkward. Like having the post lock to its own thread after someone posts. Think about the logic of that. You make a post, and it returns you to your own post. What is expected, that the poster just sits there on that page and waits for a reply? That is awkward. The poster knows that it make take a lot of time for a reply, so returning the user to the board in order to browse all the posts makes more sense. Moreover, navigation is awkward after the board locks one into the post that one just made. There isn't even a good link to return to the main board. And the youtube embed is totally awkward. Lnxchan clearly boasts superior technology to php boards, but there is a lot of room to make the user experience better and less awkward, especially for mobile devices. More and more people use mobile devices to browse, and this will never change. Oah and i really like the placeholder front end, its seems nice to navigate and is easy on the eyes and seems fairly modifiable.


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