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Serebii Forums Suggestions Thread

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

  1. ArceusAlpha493

    ArceusAlpha493 Benevolent Creator

    I have a few suggestions:

    First I would like to suggest a public ban list of banned members and the reasons why they were banned but only viewable by members. Another suggestion is that we add more background skins maybe of other legendary pokemon.

    And I suggest adding the limit of PMs that can be stored in the inbox. And I also suggest some more regulations on the misc. subforums and disallow hateful remarks to religious members and other groups already included.
     
  2. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    I'm not sure that this is possible with the current Forum system, and keep everyone safe. As former staff, a large amount of "Ban Reasons" made in the past only make sense if you had access to deleted posts, or see stuff that we removed before the ban, or be a person involved in the banning. I can say for certain that at one point there was at least 10 bans per day, but a large amount of those were spam bots. Currently, the only way I know also posts the offending content with the reason for the ban, I should point out that Serebii nor I want to do that. If it did happen, I'd think it would bring out some very nasty elements of certain members, and staff will be forced to take action, which most likeystart a nasty spiral of destruction.

    Skins are made by Razor leaf, I'm not 100% on what can go where, so what you ask may be impossible.

    There is a PM Limit already, set at 200 PMs per user. Staff have a higher limit, but then they use alot more PMs. As for Misc subforums, I've spend years trying to ignoring it, plus there have been alot more issues in the past.

    EDIT:
    A. I'm going to leave this one to the staff, I personally think Hydrohs would have to comment on it..

    B. This is an option that Rep system allow user to see who gave them rep. According to who those been there when it was here last time, It used to be a nightmare to manage.

    C. Yes it can, but it may just be plug in which Serebii doesn't like, plus we already have one.. The Rep system.
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2014
  3. Locormus

    Locormus Can we please get the old forum back?

    A. He's the worst offender -.-
    B+C. Then why not do away with the rep-system in favor of the like-feature? The rep-system obviously fosters annoyance, while a like-feature would foster positivity.

    I go to different forums, and barely do I see any other forum that harbors so much animosity then this place, sad but true in my opinion. Last night, I got a neg-rep stating: "So much hatred man" when I did not have any hate inducing remark in my posts at all..
     
  4. bobandbill

    bobandbill Winning Smile Staff Member Super Mod

    Hydrohs' signature came up a total of one time before in a complaint to mods in the years he's had it as a signature, and it was decided that as Grammar Nazi is a frankly common internet term which isn't intentionally offensive then it's fine. I don't see that decision changing as nothing has changed about the signature, nor have I seen any use of the term that's rude or offensive. (Having a Polish heritage I'm not at all offended or am reminded of genocide and etc from the term alone).
    Another rep system or like system would require an external plugin to the vB system, and we hardly add any. That's due to Joe's preference and previous difficulties adding others. The current rep system however is built into the base vB system, I believe.

    If you have a rep you feel is unwarranted, report it to a mod via PM and they'll look into it. A bad rep doesn't mean that it can't also 'foster positivity', or only fosters annoyance. A liek system however only allows you to be positive, which in a sense is more restrictive.


    Also - we're not displaying ban reasons of members to other members. Infractions and bans are private, and vast majority of the time it's nobody else's business why so-and-so got banned or for how long. No need to glorify that info, so to speak.
    If you see a rule breaking post like people being rude to others/other groups, report it. Not sure what more regulations are needed that wouldn't cover insults or the like for that section, care to give specific examples?
     
  5. Chapter

    Chapter hello, im back sorta

    I've gotten into the spriting community lately, and they work really hard on these X and Y region sprites. They already have some finalized, for example, Dedenne, the Goomy line, and Froakie. I thought that after they complete some more, it would be cool if they could become avatars! They make the backsprite and shiny sprite, too.
    Here's the link for all of the finished ones.
     
  6. emeraldellie

    emeraldellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    we dont make fan art into avatars because then everyone and their mom would want their fan art as one
     
  7. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    The thing is, the reputation system is also restrictive, in that there is no way to respond to comments made, even when the person would have a legitimate response. It just seems like an easy way for people to dodge a discussion. They can post essentially whatever they want there (and they do), and there's no way to reply.
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
  8. EQWashu

    EQWashu Master Pokéwitch

    I apologize to sort of re-posting this; I don't know if it was overlooked, but I think this is a really good idea. I think we would benefit from a thread devoted to HG/SS(Apricorn), Dream Ball and Safari Ball pokemon trading in the 6th Gen Forums. I have spoken to several of people who, like me, have a bunch of pokemon in Apricorn/Safari/non-HA Dream ball females (I have about 3 boxes worth of just Apricorn ball pokes, another 4 for dream ball), and it is a massive pain to go into each individual pokemon's thread to post, especially if I have to update the posts to reflect what I'll trade them for. Just updating the Totodile, Chikorita and Cyndaquil posts is taxing after I whittle down my requests. Rather, a simple list post of females in their respective pokeball would be much simpler for both people that have, and, people looking for these pokemon! The reddit trading board is filled with people trading/requesting "Bank ball" females; and I think a dedicated thread for legitimately obtained Apricorn/Sport/Safari/Non-HA Dream ball females would be a good idea.

    Sorry, and thank you for your time once again :)
     
  9. tomatohater

    tomatohater Golden Sun 4?

    Is there a SPPF idea thread?

    I couldn't find one, so I'll just post it here instead.

    I think it would be nice to have that green light (to see whether the person is online), when you are sending them a VM via the 'View Conversation' link. I would like to know if the person will reply quickly, or whether I should just goo offline and come back later.

    Just an idea though!
     
  10. TheEliteEmpoleon

    TheEliteEmpoleon Well-Known Member

    The green light turns off like ten minutes after the person has gone offline, so it wouldn't be too accurate; you'd be waiting ten minutes for your quick reply.
     
  11. emeraldellie

    emeraldellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    this is for the FORUMS not the website
     
  12. Silicone

    Silicone Poison Moth

    Can we please be notified when someone quotes our post?
     
  13. Playful Latios

    Playful Latios @Soul Dew

    Its too server intensive to do that.
     
  14. emeraldellie

    emeraldellie Δ Staff Member Admin

    i actually didn't see this but i think it's a good idea and i'll make the thread

    it's not just server intensive, it's not possible with the current software. it may be possible with a large hack/plugin but 1. joe doesn't like doing those in the first place 2. it would be much more intense than the few addons we have had in the past and might be too much for our servers to handle
     
  15. Zhanton

    Zhanton le quant-à-soi

  16. Dragonair7

    Dragonair7 Feelin' the heat?

    In my mind, it can be a way to dodge having a conversation with the person. In the Debate Forum, I have gotten neg rep (which I really don't care about, I'm not whining) that said "There is so much wrong with this." Well, I would rather that person post in the thread so I can defend my point of view and we can openly discuss our ideas.

    A suggestion I would like to make is to categorize the avatars and either have a specific search function for them or keep a "Previously Viewed" list because there are a lot of them and they get lost, after a point. Also, could they all be shown on one page so you don't have to keep clicking next page, next page? I don't know if this is feasible or not, with the servers, just a suggestion.
     
  17. SBaby

    SBaby Dungeon Master

    Exactly. It's essentially a way to get around a discussion, where the person might actually have a response to your question or comment, especially in a debate section. Not only is this bad for discussions, but it's bad for the individual members, who may be less inclined to be honest about the topic at hand.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2014
  18. ShachonianX

    ShachonianX Spheal Lord

    A suggestion I have for Serebii.net is to update the IV Calculator. It would be a good idea to update it to include the new Kalos Pokemon. Currently, you can only get Pokemon up to Gen 5, which isn't helpful if you want to calculate the IVs of a Kalos Pokemon, such as Goomy.
     
  19. Myrrh

    Myrrh Well-Known Member

    There already is one. Notice on the right side of the page it lists "IV Calculator XY" right under "IV Calculator". If you get to the IV Calculator through clicking the "Game Mechanics" link on the left side from the main site, instead of clicking the link in one of the paragraphs look for it on the right hand side under "Mechanics".

    I know this is actually the forums suggestion thread, but maybe the Game Mechanics page could be updated to make the IV Calculator link take one to the XY calculator from now on.
     
  20. Nutter t.KK

    Nutter t.KK can Mega Evolve!

    Due to the Base stats being altered in Gen 6, Arty2 chose to create a new IV Calculator, instead of having two Entries for several Pokémon. It's here: http://serebii.net/games/iv-calcxy.shtml But I do agree, Serebii should to update them both for bug fixes.

    Arty2 is the Webmaster of another Pokémon Website, so you may need to visit his site if you want him up update his IV Calc.

    One final thing. This is thread is intended for Suggestions for the forums.
     

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