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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MuushuPork, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Enchantre

    Enchantre Oil Painter

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  2. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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  3. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    This idea isn't dead, just stalled. I'm on the road until August 20. I'll start the ball rolling when I get home.
     
  4. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    C'mon, Pac! You can't take any time off from FC!! What ails you?!?!?

    Just kidding - and very much so!! Hope you're enjoying your time on the road. Think I speak for all here in saying - enjoy it and don't dare worry about this!! Think it will be quite an enhancement to FC, but seems like most are doing OK for now.
     
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  5. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    We have finally managed to move forward with this idea. Please see the Plugins Best Of and Portables Best Of sticky threads for details.

    These will only work if you do your part. What we could really use is at least one volunteer for each of our monster threads who is willing to slog through and pick out the good posts. If we get more than one, we can divide up the work. We've done our part, now it's up to you.
     
  6. exit

    exit Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed the best of forum pop up. A really great idea and I definitely support it.
     
  7. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    I'll have some time to spare over the next week or two that I could spend powering through some threads. Should I just PM for a section when I get some time?
     
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  8. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    Thanks for the help. You can just pick a thread and start. It would be a good idea to mention what you're working on here to avoid duplication of effort, but we'll onbly need to assign sections if we get a lot more volunteers than I expect.

    I think we'll see two ways the threads grow: from volunteers who are willing to review a whole thread to find the good posts, and from nominations that happen as people see new posts that should qualify.
     
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  9. flotntoke

    flotntoke thoroughly vaped

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    Thanks so much for this pak!! Hope to be adding some choice posts soon.
     
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  10. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    Went through first 129 pgs. of Ud thread. Hopefully it's the kind of posts you had in mind. I tried to keep it limited to stuff that is still relevant (i.e. if post was mainly about the older silicone stems, or mostly outdated info).
     
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  11. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    Many thanks for the work. I've created the Best of the Underdog Vaporizer thread. It's good to try to keep the selections current but inevitably information changes as a design evolves. There's nothing wrong with including historical posts.
     
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  12. stickstones

    stickstones Vapor concierge

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    @pakalolo -- would it be a good idea, if possible, to put a link to the 'best of' section that inconspicuously shows up somewhere on each page so it isn't hard for people to navigate to the nominating section?
     
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  13. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    You could ask @vtac to do that, but really, that's not how the forum should work. What you're describing should be a bookmark in your browser. I have four FC bookmarks strung across the top of my browser, but all this Best Of stuff means I'll probably add a couple more.

    There are definitely rough spots in this idea that need to be worked out. I'm concerned about collisions—multiple reports of the same post. There's no easy way for members to spot these, or moderators for that matter. I still don't know how those should be handled.

    There's also the issue of threads that exist but the parent thread has been only partially surveyed. That should sort itself out over time.
     
  14. Stu

    Stu Maconheiro Staff Member

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    I was thinking about this as well. What if we "gilded" posts that have been selected for "Best Of" inclusion? Maybe a little star, or blue ribbon, or picture of @max or something....:shrug:

    That way people would:
    A) know that the post they are reading is quality and
    B) know that there is no need to nominate it (again) for best of status.

    :peace:
     
  15. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    Oh sure, more work for us mods. :p

    I think it's a reasonable solution as long as the marker isn't a picture of @max. We want people to read these posts, after all.
     
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  16. Magic9

    Magic9 Plant Enthusiast

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    I keep forgetting. Just did some DBV.
     
  17. scottg402

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    This is a great idea! I have another suggestion I would like to see (if possible). I find myself reading through and wanting to "bookmark" certain posts that I might want to go back to in the future. I would love to have all my favorite contributions all in one place under my profile. Possible?
     
  18. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    Not with the current version of this software. :( That's an excellent suggestion though. I wonder if anyone has submitted it to xenForo.
     
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  19. VJJJV

    VJJJV No clue what I did yesterday

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    I'm sorry, but I just saw that best of thread... I think there is little functionality to it. An endless list of links with little to no description won't be looked upon by many. Many new users and/or lurkers will never even see it.

    The Vaporpedia is where the good information belongs. It's an existing system that everyone understands. Currently it's poorly formatted though and the information is extremely uncompressed, outdated and somewhat random. Like this...

    Rather than starting more and more new project, we should work on existing ones.
     
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  20. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    You're looking at the list of links to nominated posts. Those are removed once I can find time to copy the posts they link to into the proper BestOf thread, such as the Best of the E-Nano from Epicvape thread. When a post is selected for a Best Of thread, it gets a badge in its original thread that is linked to the Best Of thread.

    [​IMG]

    I think that should draw people to those threads, don't you?

    Concerning Vaporpedia: I put in many hours working on Vaporpedia and eventually concluded that it seems like a good idea but it's not working. Not enough people wanted to contribute and not many people even know it exists.
     
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  21. VJJJV

    VJJJV No clue what I did yesterday

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    Oh ok, that looks much better then. That's definitely much better.

    Maybe we could have a sidebar like subreddits? Like on the nootropics thread
    I find that very useful.

    Really shitty mockup

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v4.0a (unstable) Staff Member

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    @vtac is the one to ask about that. I agree it's a nice idea.

    I don't think your mock-up is shitty, by the way. Well done!
     
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  23. vtac

    vtac vapor junkie Staff Member

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    I like the idea. The functionality isn't in the software at the moment, but it's possible with some modifications. I'll look into it and for the time being I'll put up a notice with the links. :)
     
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  24. Iambekk

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    I'm loving this ocean of info lol educate me Mofos
     

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