February 15th, 2003 01:11 PM
Suggestions for Jupiter Media
I've seen a couple of threads with suggestions/questions/wishes about the new AntiOnline already. My suggestion is to centralize all suggestions in this thread. You have a constructive comment about the antipoints-system? Post it here. You want the news-feeds back? You have a suggestion to speed up AntiOnline? Post it here.
You can't expect Jupiter Media to immediately announce what their plans are with AntiOnline, what they plan on changing, what they plan on keeping, what they plan on getting rid off,... if they don't know what lives here at AntiOnline. And we, the users, know what's going on here, what the current problems are, how AntiOnline works. From what I know, they are reasonable people, and willing (wanting even!) to listen to our suggestions.
February 15th, 2003 01:23 PM
1) For the AP system. I think if you took the job to write a thread (good or bad) and someone is completely free to negg you for nothing writing whatever he/she wants as insulting messages (i repeat maybe your post is good and for not respecting your opinion the negg you with insulting messages), at least where it says "contact user about this assignment" you can send back a message to him/her too (always without knowing who he/she is). If he/she was a normal person and gave you greenies or negged you but giving you a good reason for that then all is OK, but if he/she wrote an insulting message to you, then, at least you have a way to "defend" yourself and this could prevent people for getting angry with "the world" and opening a new thread whining for the recent insulting message he/she received and being "bad negged" and sometimes banned for his/her extremely high "anger".
If there's another way to stop insulting messages, well, better then, but i can't imagine one now.
2) Another idea is (this is an old idea from an old post), seeing that AO main page has some blank space in the right side below the calendar, why not adding a new feature to the site called: THREAD OF THE WEEK and/or THE MONTH (for example, it could be given to the thread with most replies or views, etc. in the week and/or month) with a link to see the "old threads of the week and/or month"). It don't have to be only useful threads but interesting and funny too. This way we could have a faster way to know about most "interesting" threads around the site, good or bad, but that took the attention of many AO members.
Well, these are my opinions, thanks,
BTW, good post Negative!!!
February 15th, 2003 02:02 PM
I agree with what Dark has suggested. That would be nice to be able to add a few words when trying to contact that user. In addition (i have said this several times before in other threads) it would maybe not be a bad idea to earn the posibility of asigning APs once you have reached a certain member status. The reasons are simple. Someone who is long enough on AO and gets a higher member status, means that this user knows how and what AO is all about. Users with a higher member status usually take their time, and think before posting (yes, i know there are exceptions), meaining that the APs that they assign are not asigned unfairly, or with dumb remarks. Its really the newcommers who dont understand the AP system yet that well, and once they get negged, the go neg hunting. I think the AP system is a great way to maintain this board, and it should not be removed, but dont let the newbies have the posibilities to assign APs. Now, what status should earn this is entirely upto you. I think that jr.members is ok for this, if it still doesnt work out, then raise it more.
About the IRC. Since JP and several other people have said that they would host an ircD and that AO will provide a link to it, i think this matter is solved. Whats the difference on which server its hosted? Or is it (no offense here) only cause some people have o-lines and dont wanna give them up. Or why not just open a channel on a public server? There are many solutions for that.
The forums themselves are actually a form/type of work places, where people come and read, think and post. Within the forums, let there not be too much advertising. Its disturbing. I dont think that it would convince users to go and click on them. People who come into the forums come in to help or be helped. Im not saying dont place ads or banners. Just not in "our" work enviroments (inside the forums). Keep them on the main page, the downloads, for guests to view. Let this also be like the existing earned site benefits. I for sure would be very annoyed to get banners and ads everytime i switch a page in the forums, or want to reply to one. Hense...i would not come back so often, or even at all. Please believe me when i say that i understand Jupiter Media, i also work for a living and know how important adverstising is. But AO is a workplace. Imagine at where you work, on your desk, on top of every stack of papers, or stuck on every drawer and table, you would have stickers and papers with "COCA COLA IS IT", and/or "NIVEA CREAM FOR SENSITIVE SKIN" and "Get it now for only 99.999$" etc.... Thats so annoying and will turn users away. Im aware of the fact that its the way you make a living, by advertising. Just give us some room though. Dont over do it. (If i ever get a popup here, then im gone).
I have heard about the conference that you intend to bring up here. I find this a great idea. I would love to hear a bit more detail on it, aswell as a few other ideas that you might bring. The experience that Jupiter Media has as a company will surely bring many wonderful things here to AO. I like when they said that they wanna try to increase the speed here. Thats a very good idea indeed. Maybe also a few more options in the threads themselves, like ways to point out certain threads that are real good ones, something similar to the stickys which are also good. Also maybe a few places for volunteers, where they can help to make AO better. Who else is more convienient than people who have been here for a long time.
Maybe even a real time help desk (lol, sounds like irc to me), but the fact of having volunteers sitting in a channel at regular times to help out on issues that require assistance is a great idea. I have had a look at an application called chatspace. ( www.chatspace.com ) Its a great java chat interface that runs on irc. It has all kinds of neat skins and places to post many ads. Its the perfect solution for a company chat that offers real time help.
One last thing.....
Will there be rules on what is allowed to be posted or something like that? At this point i think that the freedom of speech that we have here on AO is important and a great thing. Also i would hate to see non security related forums to dissapear. I think that the chit chat section, the humour section and the cosmos section are cool. It helps to get my mind cleared out after sitting for 8 hours in AO doing security related issues.
Oh well, if i have any more queries i will let you know. Good thread here negative. It shows that some of us are actually aware of the word "organization". This will hopefully become the only thread with these issues, and not every day 20 threads concerning with any of this. I want to see more security related threads, and less threads about whats going to happen. This thread should be enough for everyone to stay informed and to suggest.
Good luck on your task here Jupiter Media, and once again welcome.
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February 15th, 2003 02:18 PM
One thing that's been on my mind for a while is something I like to call AO Jobs. Start a new page on this site where prospective employers can recruit people from AO members. You could charge the employers if they find an employee or the member if he finds a job. The advantage of having this on AO as compared to another site is that the prospective employer could actually look at that person's previous posts and get a good idea of what the member is capable of. That would probably encourage better posting and it'll be great for the community as a whole.
February 15th, 2003 02:19 PM
February 15th, 2003 02:21 PM
Well, Lots of things have been said already by Dark Raider and Instronics.
I still have thingie that could speed up searches , certainly for Newbies.
It's so that if you do a search on forums, certainly on the tutorial forum, it could take time
and certainly if you do not really know what , how , were..
You could solve this to arrange all those nice tutorials in a tree - like directory after some time
and the thread or tut is dissappeared a bit.
You still would be able to reply on those tuts but they certainly would increase searching and
clear out better stupid questions on the Active forum.
Don't find it there, post it ... already was and will continue like this.
Also a nice fat link on the top of the main page to this tutorial tree would help lots of people,
in particular newbies. Me, personally I've wandered around, before registering, but lots of newbies come in, post , get flamed and shot... they get angry and their you have the weakness of AP-system... they gonna abuse it , get together and stuff.
Get rid of the first confusions for newbies and there will lot less flaming and banning before they make it to their 5-th post. At this point AP-system will be very usefull to award the nice posts and to negg those who are persistent. There are lots of help-faq's and tuts, but my opinion is they don't seem to find them... I knowit , it isn't hard if you're willing and at least try.
Unless I think most of us already knew this, it had to get it of my chest...
February 15th, 2003 02:27 PM
just in regards to dark raiders post letting people know who gave you antipoints is a bad idea it opens up the way for revenge antipoints yes i know its sad but knowing the history of the points it will happen no doubt about it having been around for a while it has been suggest a lot of times and jp has said no every time for that reason
February 15th, 2003 02:51 PM
Rioter, I think wot he meant was a feature that allowed you to pen a conversation with the person who negged you to find out why, while still remaining Anon.....does that make sense? if that WASN'T wat he was talking about then that's what I would like to see added
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February 15th, 2003 02:58 PM
Buddy, i think you misunderstood my point i didn't say we must know who negg who, i said that:
It could be a a flame war if you know who negged you. I agree 100% with you.
...you can send back a message to him/her too (always without knowing who he/she is)...
I know it was just a confusion so no prob.
Edit: Thanks Noia, i was replying to RiOtEr but you posted first.
February 15th, 2003 03:03 PM
ummm ever clicked contact this user about this assinment you can do it already