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Cat 08/30/2017 (Wed) 06:59:18 Id: d5841e [Preview] No. 468
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Just dropping some front-end / back-end feature suggestions I'd love to see.

Reports should be easily accessible by janitors, moderators, and administrators. Why not have a JavaScript widget similar to 4chan's thread watcher? It allows for janitors, moderators, etc to quickly and easily address reports inline.

Ban requests: On large-scale imageboards, where we can hope LynxChan to be eventually destroyed, you'll eventually need to hire janitors that you can't really trust. For this, I propose a ban requesting system that janitors can use to request for a user to be banned based on a post that they made. This BR would be sent over to the moderators and displayed in-line in the widget.

Viewing reports: Allocate reports to a catalog
Reports could be displayed in a catalog. Many imageboard users are used to using a catalog interface to view posts, so putting reports in a catalog would make the moderation experience more comfortable for new moderators.

Archive: In-line archive that expires after a set period of time. Like 4chan's internal archives.

Restorable deletes: Don't trust janitors to permanently delete content; hide it from the users and only allow the moderators to permanently delete them. Prevents abuse by untrusted rogue janitors. Perhaps make this a configurable option, so for example a role of root could only permanently delete content.

Live-posting: Like meguca, odilitime has already started working on this with his project called megud.

I took these ideas out of multiple imageboard softwares that exist, hopefully they will all eventually exist in a single imageboard software.

Do you plan to eventually write a featurefull, stable, good-for-public-use frontend? I like a lot of the front-ends out there, but none of them are comparable to 4chan's, vichan's (and forks), Infinity Next's etc. I love the engine, and I've been keeping a close eye on it!

Cat 08/30/2017 (Wed) 12:43:34 Id: 5a8d2c [Preview] No. 469
You should checkout penumbralynx.

The pop up with info and shortcuts seens interesting. But I really don't dig working on front-end features.

About the features:

>Ban requests
Interesting, but I wouln't make a separate feature.
I would instead make reports made by janitors to be displayed with some kind of highlight.

>Viewing reports
In newer versions the post is already displayed in it's preview form, which is more complete than the catalog form.
I'm yet to hear feedback from the new format, though.

>Archive
Already done and removed. Not much purpose and didn't play well with the file deduplication.

>Restorable deletes
I heard that suggestion before, but I rather hear more requests from people running sites to implement it. So far I don't really think its necessary. I think chan content is too ephemeral for this to be a major concern.

>Live-posting
No. All core features are meant to work without javascript and that can't be achieved without it.

Cat 08/31/2017 (Thu) 03:14:59 Id: d5841e [Preview] No. 470
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>The pop up with info and shortcuts seens interesting. But I really don't dig working on front-end features.
Oh, that's cool. I'm not really competent enough to do any front-end development, otherwise I'd start working on this myself.

Penumberalynx is pretty nice but I'm not fond of the cyber theme that comes with it. I'm looking for something that looks like a standard Yotsuba B / Tomorrow board but has the features that vichan does.


>Interesting, but I wouln't make a separate feature.
I would instead make reports made by janitors to be displayed with some kind of highlight.

Sounds like pretty much the same thing. I like this.


>Already done and removed. Not much purpose and didn't play well with the file deduplication.

I mean, it's only useful on semi-fast imageboards or imageboards that want their content to stay around in an archived state for a short period of time. It could also serve as a decent anti-spam measure.

>No. All core features are meant to work without javascript and that can't be achieved without it.

And this is something I really like about LynxChan. However, I've yet to see a lynxchan frontend that makes good use of JavaScript to implement the features that most people would want. I've ran many websites, and I can imagine that many people wouldn't have fun with lynxchan because most of the front-ends are, no offense, rather ugly and unfeatured. There's not a way to insert your own custom css, nor is there a way to set custom javascript. LynxChan's current front-ends are great for basic imageboards but on imageboards where the users demand features they just can't compare to other software packages. I hope for a future where we can all move away from vichan soon, but I don't see it happening until a front-end is developed that implements features that are present in vichan, 4chan, etc.

Again, I must say, the back-end is *really* top-notch, especially the API, but I myself can't imagine using it due to the lack of a good front-end.

Cat 08/31/2017 (Thu) 15:45:24 Id: 5a8d2c [Preview] No. 471
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>Penumberalynx is pretty nice but I'm not fond of the cyber theme that comes with it. I'm looking for something that looks like a standard Yotsuba B / Tomorrow board but has the features that vichan does.
Thats just a matter of changing the css.

>There's not a way to insert your own custom css, nor is there a way to set custom javascript.
That's the point of the modular front-end. You just modify it the way you want without having to change any code on the engine.


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