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New Posting Engine (Spoiler tags, Quoting, etc)

#1SBAllen(Admin)Posted 10/6/2010 2:16:44 PM
Disclaimer:
When commenting in this topic for the first time, you should include a quick vote as the very first character of your post - that makes it easy for me to figure out the overall enthusiasm for this particular idea.
1: Do Not Want - I hate this idea and would block it/leave the site if you added it
2: Do Not Care - I have no love for this idea, but no real hate either
3: Kind Of Want - This might be a good idea, but there are other things to do first
4: Do Want - I like this idea, and think you should work on it
5: Do Want Now - I love this idea, and think you should do it as soon as possible

Description:
Upgrade the 2006 post engine to allow more features.

Rationale:
The current post engine was last upgraded in 2006, and has fallen far behind. A new engine is needed to allow for more modern posting features such as spoiler tags, message quoting, and (limited) HTML.

Downside:
Would require a lot of back-end work. Too many quotes and spoilers can over-clutter content.
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Um, not to criticize science or anything, but wouldn't it be easier just to call it "the pink one"?
#2UberGuy9000Posted 10/6/2010 2:49:56 PM
4

It's definately necessary, but give the users a lot of notice on this one so they don't flip out.
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#3ashockeyPosted 10/6/2010 2:50:26 PM
4
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#4TouphiPosted 10/6/2010 2:51:11 PM
4

And borrow from gamefox.
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#5mnkboy907Posted 10/6/2010 2:51:25 PM
5

Spoiler tags are a must have.
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#6sir briaxPosted 10/6/2010 2:51:27 PM
2: Do Not Care - I have no love for this idea, but no real hate either

It's not anything that is completely necessary. Some things would be nice, but a complete overhaul would only serve to clutter things up in the long-run.
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#7Kard8p3Posted 10/6/2010 2:51:29 PM
5
Would be easier to hide spoilers, wouldn't have to worry about if I hit enter enough times, and it wouldn't stretch the page.
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#8RedSwordMagePosted 10/6/2010 2:52:39 PM
3. Most everyone has their own style of showing someone's earlier post message. Spoiler tags would be great though.
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#9AngusYoung93Posted 10/6/2010 2:53:13 PM
5

Spoiler tags are a must, IMO.
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#10guwaPosted 10/6/2010 2:53:32 PM
If I can split my vote, 4 for spoilers and 1 for everything else.
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