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Serebii Forums Suggestions Thread

Discussion in 'Serebii.net Discussion' started by bobandbill, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Hey I know that there's a way to turn them off already, but how about having alerts for likes off by default? I can't imagine why anyone would want an alert for a like.

    Not really a big issue or anything, just a thought
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  2. I-am-the-peel

    I-am-the-peel Justice Forever

    I'm not sure whether this is the best place to post some of my criticisms and suggestions to the new forums, so if its shouldn't be posted here then I apologise in advance to the moderators, but I just wanted to air some of my thoughts on the new forums and offer constructive criticism;

    1.) I'm not a fan of the new green and black format of the forums. The black just feels really grim whenever I scroll through the forums and detracts from some of the warmth and welcoming that the old forum's bright green and dark green had. I think a more brighter colouring format would look more appealing.

    2.) I really miss the old visitor messages on a user's profiles. This was a really good way for users to talk to each other really quickly with one another without having to do it in private messages or having to delete old private messages to fill up room in their inboxes. I think bringing this back would make users more active and involved in these forums.

    3.) I haven't seen a way to be able to post Pokemon sprites on these forums anymore. On the old forums, loads of users including myself posted Pokemon sprites as part of my posts in the 'If you were in charge of the Anime thread' but I haven't seen a way to be able to do that on the new forums.

    4.) Having more subforums like the Debate Forum and subforums for Anime, Games etc. presented on the main menu would also make things neater and easier to navigate.

    These are just a few suggestions and thoughts I've had since returning to the forums. I don't visit as much as I used to because these were the features I used the most on the old forums but can't anymore now that they're gone. I'd appreciate any response from the moderator team.
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  3. Psynergy

    Psynergy Strong Winds Staff Member Super Mod

    Just want to point out that the #1 and #4 have been brought up to Joe before, and they are things that most of the staff wants fixed as well. Part of the issue with the forum style is that there's no longer a graphic artist around to help with these (which you may have noticed when the old styles never got updated), but otherwise I know I want these addressed as well. If it's of any help, there are software extensions you can use to use a custom style if you'd prefer, or otherwise switch to the default "Happy Style" if the green and black style are too straining on the eyes. No real excuse for the silly subforum drop-down menu other than "Joe hasn't gotten to it."

    As for #2, the old style visitor messages are a forum software thing and as far as I know there isn't a way to change that unless some weird extension exists for that, so if you're not a fan of XenForo's style you'll probably just have to get used to it. If #3 is referring to the smilies that used to be in place to post Pokemon sprites, those are gone but you can still post sprites using the image URL using the dex page for the Pokemon (see the button next to the smiley when making your post).

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    Both the old and new ones if you have either preference. I know this isn't a satisfying answer for everything you mentioned but you're definitely not alone on these issues.
  4. I-am-the-peel

    I-am-the-peel Justice Forever

    Thank you for the swift response, I'm glad points #1 and #4 have been brought up before and that the moderator team are working on sorting them out, I hope its not too much trouble and that its sorted soon.

    That's a real shame about not being able to support having visitor messages or posting smilies anymore but like you said its just something users like me will have to get used to.

    I'm glad to know that the moderator team are acknowledging some of the issues and suggestions users like me have and are working on addressing them. I hope everything works out well and I'll try to be more active on these forums because I've been a member for over seven years now and really enjoy being here.
  5. I was wondering if there are any plans to extend the width of the post bit (or whatever that space with the avatar/username/usertitle is called)? As it is now, anyone with a username over 15 characters has their username cut and continued on the next line, which imo looks aesthetically terrible. this is an example of what I mean

    Also it's difficult to tell when people are banned now, which makes some things difficult like voting in awards threads that don't allow you to vote for banned members, or knowing when not to waste time replying to someone who won't see your post.
  6. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Lillie Best Girl

    For a while ads stopped showing up near the top and bottom of this forum while using the mobile site option, but for the past week or so the ads have returned and it's sort of slowing down the site for me. Can you please get rid of them again if possible?
  7. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    I've been away from the Let's Go section since the games came out to avoid spoilers. Now that I'm back, I see that it's been completely overrun by trade request threads. It makes it a little hard to search for actual conversation-based threads. Could we get a separate sub-section for trading like the other games have? It would make things a lot easier on everyone, I'm sure.
  8. mockingjay

    mockingjay swift and lol

    Can we get a Detective Pikachu (and all other theatrical cinematic Pokemon projects) section? As we approach the release of the movie in May, there are going to be a lot more promotional/marketing materials released and as such, a lot more discussions spawning.
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  9. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    I think the signature rules might need updated, with the switchover size 5 font now appears to be what size 4 used to be.
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  10. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    Can we please allow double posting in Clubs? Some of them seem to die off unfairly because of the rule against double posting particularly those that are for shows that air one or two seasons a year and at least six months hiatus in between said seasons. I’m only asking for an exception for that particular section of the forums. My Rupaul’s Drag Race And Drag Queens Fan Club was shut down because of the rule and I think it was starting to get noticed. And the MLP Club I started was shut down because I was the last one to post and I couldn’t post again and the new season had started after I posted last and it had at least six members who were interested in the series. And I don’t want the Gay club to die because I was the last one to post in it two months ago and haveto wait until someone else post to talk and I want to ask if the other members there think we should elect a new owner as the current owner rarely posts on the forums but I can’t do that because of the no double posting rules. And there are two co-owners that haven’t posted on either the forums or the club in years with one being now deceased. The owner hasn’t posted on the forums since November and hasn’t posted in the LGBT club since June. I really think some changes are necessary as this Club helps our LGBT users.
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
  11. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Well-Known Member

    It's not really a huge deal, but Generation V & VI are out of order in the Pokémon Games section if an admin has some spare time.
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  12. My suggestion is removing the tongue and wink emojis. They look terrible so please consider. Thank you
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  13. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Lillie Best Girl

    Can we have the option to change our usernames?
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  14. Playful Latios

    Playful Latios @Soul Dew

    It is something they have done in the past. When they did, there would be a thread made by the staff and you'd have a certain amount of time to post what your current username and desired username is. Once the thread gets locked, staff would change your username when they had the time to do it. I am not sure if the new forum system allows it though.
  15. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ Lillie Best Girl

    I'm aware, I'm still waiting for my username to be changed from the last one and it should because it's possible on bulbagarden and other xenforo forums.
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  16. Jb

    Jb Tsun in the streets

    I don't post here often anymore but one thing that's always annoyed me were the signature rules because they are layed out in a way that makes people think it was made in 2003.

    Rules like no more than one spoiler, text bigger than size 4, no gifs over 500kb, no image wider than 6oo pixels is probably the dumbest one since your post and any quoted message is twice as wide as that.

    Honestly the the only good rule is no ******* because of random image links. oh, and the porn one. This isn't 2006 anymore with all the lag, Myanimelist and tons of other sites have way less strict sig rules. No one that visits this site is on internet so bad they can't load a couple MB images. And if they were, there's an option to turn sigs off. They really need to be updated
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  17. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    I get the need for ad revenue, but one that follows me around on the bottom of the page blocking my view, with no way to minimize it, is kind of aggressive. I don't know if you're in charge of that so much as just the ad service suddenly did it, but I feel it will only encourage ad blocking.
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  18. shoz999

    shoz999 Do you wanna try a good Tapu Cocoa? My treat.

    Is it an skinny ad box with a circle x on the top right corner? Yeah, that's really annoying. It's actually kind of pissing me off lol.
  19. Captain Jigglypuff

    Captain Jigglypuff Leader of Jigglypuff Army Staff Member Moderator

    So I’m not the only one. At least the offensive insurance company I loathe hasn’t appeared.
  20. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    There is a way to minimise it. There's a circle which should have a X next to it which means you can dismiss it.

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