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What features you would like to have on this site?

Asked by imrainmaker (8365points) February 5th, 2016 from iPhone

Many of you have come here from a similar Q&A site as mentioned in answers to my previous question. Is there any feature that you would like to have here as well? Eg on Answerolgy there was facility to rate answers on a range of 1 – 5 which gives more control to asker.Do you miss any such feature? I like rating the question as Great though which wasn’t there on Answerology.

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thorninmud's avatar

I can’t stop you from dreaming, but there hasn’t been any new feature development on Fluther in several years, and that’s unlikely to change anytime soon. The best we can hope for is that some of the existing features that have fallen into disrepair may get revived.

But in an alternate universe where development still happens, the feature I’d most like to have would be a really good search function.

I personally wouldn’t want to see any change that would make us more score-conscious than we already are. Even our relatively benign “lurve” and “Great Answer” system is often enough a source of hard feelings

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Rdeem cash for lurve.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I should be crowned king. At my last site there was one resident ready to assume the title “Queen of the universe”. I miss her and her assertion that the day would come when we would awake to discover her enemies’ heads adorning pikes!

Love_my_doggie's avatar

I’d love it if we could block PMs from selected Jellies.

No, I’m not having problems with anybody who’s currently here. Many years ago, however, I had to cancel my original identity because I was being harassed by someone. I’d posted a message that this person didn’t like, so she sent a string of nasty, profanity-laden PMs. I contacted one of the moderators – I believe this was so long ago, it was pre-Auggie – and was told that, unfortunately, I couldn’t block the person.

It would be nice to have that option.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Pea bean coffee from high mountain tops, freshly ground for my morning cup of “Joe”. jk

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I want pancakes.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I would like to be able to edit mistakes beyond 20 minutes. I would like to be spotted for greatness. I still would like to redeem account upgrades for lurve. Like to purchase another question beyond the basic three for 100 lurve.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@stanleybmanly All HAIL king stanleybmanly !!

Seek's avatar

More members, and an active development team. But then, I’m a dreamer.

Love_my_doggie's avatar

It would be nice if I could fix my stupid typos, beyond the 20-minute window for edits.

I should be allowed to change my moniker to “Her Loveliness,” and everyone should be required to believe me.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Right now I only want the search engine, the award and the question for you to come back. I was searching for a thread that contains pretty much all of my suggestion for this site and without the search engine I couldn’t do it. I think Fluther needs to fix its own problems before thinking about any new features.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Mimishu1995 Maybe we can get donations together to hire someone who knows Python. I tried learning it and got side tracked.

ucme's avatar

A high tension spring loaded boxing glove button, it crashes out of the desired victim’s screen & dishes out, sometimes severe, facial trauma.
Of course, those using a phone could only be hit with a relatively small glove, but size ain’t everything, it’s all in the velocity baby.

Mimishu1995's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 how about starting with Phi? :p

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Mimishu1995 ??? I don’t understand.

johnpowell's avatar

Phi took on the coding stuff for here for a while. He added the list of users in the chatroom along with a few other things. Then the little fucker had to go to college and leave us.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I heard somewhere that Phi is too busy and doesn’t have time to work for free, so I just thought that we could use our donations to motivate him. Turn out he doesn’t have time for the site altogether.

Cruiser's avatar

More conservatives~

ibstubro's avatar

Mariah has volunteered to help with programming.
Don’t know if that’s going anywhere.

I’m all for fixing what’s broken, and moving up from there.

jca's avatar

To be able to “unfollow” multiple threads in “Activity For You.”

This morning, I woke up to 35 new “Activity for You” and the majority of it was spam. There must have been major spamming overnight last night. I had to click on each question and read it (read that the question was deleted spam). To unfollow, you can only do one at a time, maybe two at a time if you’re fast. It would be nice to be able to do check check check check and unfollow about 10 at a time, or something like that.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The mods do pay attention. About a year ago I was whining about all of the blood type and “does she like me?” questions stuffed in my “just for you” box, and there hasn’t been a single item in there since.

Seek's avatar

Stanley, that’s because the Just for You is entirely broken

Blondesjon's avatar

I guess I’m a traditionalist. I would just fix the broken parts and leave things the way they are.

stanleybmanly's avatar

@Seek another balloon burst! Must you intrude on my delusions that I am being catered too exclusively?

longgone's avatar

^ Um…but we broke that feature just for you, Stanley!

stanleybmanly's avatar

Yes, that’s more like it.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I would like to be able download pictures.

Pachy's avatar

Call me a Pollyanna, but I’m fine with Fluther just the way it is.

dxs's avatar

I’d like a better way of posting pictures. The only way I can figure out how to do it is by having to upload it on Photobucket and then putting the link here.

For all of you wishing there was a better search engine (@thorninmud @Mimishu1995), go to Google instead, and include Fluther at the end of your search. Remember that putting things in quotations in the search bar searches for that string of words verbatim.

AshlynM's avatar

A way to post pictures directly on the site.
Editing a question longer than five minutes or whatever the time limit is.
A way to put in a keyword to search your own questions and answers. Who has time to click through twenty pages to see if you already asked it?

Brian1946's avatar

Pagination, so that threads with hundreds of responses wouldn’t tie up your CPU for whoknowshowlong.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

A way to post pictures directly to the site. That would save me thousands of words. About a thousand words per picture, as a matter of fact. And the other three items @AshlynM listed above.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

A list of jellyfish who are professional and experts in different fields.

johnpowell's avatar

No pictures please. All it takes is one shitheap to post porn images and everything falls apart. Imgur is easy enough. Post a link. Images are allowed in the chat and it generally ends badly.

At least with links we have some control over what flashes on our screen.

Seek's avatar

I second Imgur.

For those on mobile devices, the imgur app is a one stop camera, upload, link providing deal. I discovered that when I needed to share diy tea bags at the grocery store with ibstubro.

dxs's avatar

I’ll have to look into imgur. It is any better (easier) than photobucket?

Seek's avatar

Because of the app, absolutely.

This took considerably less than a minute to take, upload, link, and share.

PhiNotPi's avatar

Hello all, sorry I have been extraordinarily inactive on this site. (I’m still alive, though.)

dxs's avatar

@Seek Oh ok. I’m reluctant to get the Fluther app because of my anonymity. I don’t want people to find it on my phone. I also am not good with my smart phone.

Seek's avatar

There isn’t a Fluther app, I’m talking about the Imgur app

ibstubro's avatar

Fix what’s broken.

Then maybe we could merge with that Tweeper thing that has a big following but keeps doing everything wrong. ~

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