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Re: Ideas

Postby Montana Matt » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:15 pm

FortMental wrote:how about speeding up the site? That would be a lot more valuable.

That was a very high priority. I've spent the last two weeks working on site speed by optimizing MySQL queries and tweaking MySQL and Apache settings. The site is much faster and the server has much less load now.
FortMental wrote:And getting rid of those crappy flash ads.

Unfortunately the ads aren't going to change.
MoapaPk wrote:Video chat for the Off-Route forum.

The software I'm planning on using will have a video chat feature.
Bob Sihler wrote:Matt, if there is an IM feature, I hope the user will be able to disable it.

Yes, you can disable it. I too rarely make use of chat software.
Daria wrote:I just feel like IM feature would allow SP to become a more lively, interactive, less stagnant and slooooow experience.

I agree Daria. I think it would add a lot to SP for many people. I think, in certain scenarios, it would enable people to efficiently make plans and meet potential partners if there is a built-in chat feature on SP. Also, at least for me, it's much easier to get a decent "feel" for another person's personality by chatting with them than by reading posts in the forums or reading private messages.
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Re: Ideas

Postby Arthur Digbee » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:37 pm

Montana Matt wrote:
Daria wrote:I just feel like IM feature would allow SP to become a more lively, interactive, less stagnant and slooooow experience.

I agree Daria. I think it would add a lot to SP for many people. I think, in certain scenarios, it would enable people to efficiently make plans and meet potential partners if there is a built-in chat feature on SP. Also, at least for me, it's much easier to get a decent "feel" for another person's personality by chatting with them than by reading posts in the forums or reading private messages.

You may remember a discussion about 1000pks requiring just that before climbing with someone. There were two sides to the issue.

But whattheheck. As long as I can disable chat, the children can do what they like.

Thanks Matt for being so active in improving the site!
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Re: Ideas

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:44 pm

FortMental wrote:
Montana Matt wrote:
Daria wrote:Summitpost needs to get an instant messenger pop up chat option

There's a good chance that this will happen soon.


That would blow. ALL and EVERY conversation needs to be out in public view so we can see who's sniffin' whose butt. Who's plotting, scheming, conspiring. Who's tattling, etc.....

I don't see the value in doing what dozens of other services already do. and likely way better.


I agree in part with FM. The 'pm" works the same way 'im" works but the "im" would pop up and be quicker. The "pm"
should be sufficient for making plans. In regards to EVERY conversation needs to be out in the public- no it doesn't
but then again the "pm" can be used for that purpose of confidentiality.
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Re: Ideas

Postby MoapaPk » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:50 pm

Instant DNA sampler.
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Re: Ideas

Postby Day Hiker » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:58 pm

Montana Matt wrote:
lcarreau wrote:Gotta agree with FM! That would blow big time.

I'm not sure I see why having additional features on the site would "blow".

LC using the word "blow" in the post == just an excuse to post that annoying image.
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Re: Ideas

Postby Arthur Digbee » Sat Feb 19, 2011 2:36 am

Here's a simple idea:

Could the "mountains" on the "What's New" page list their parent too? If someone posts another Lookout Mountain page, for example, it would be helpful to know whether it's in the Cascades, Sierras, Front Range, or whatever.
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Re: Ideas

Postby butitsadryheat » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:23 pm

Sierras :P
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