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Discussion in 'Update/Upgrade Info Forum' started by Eric, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Jan 1, 1970
    If you have any ideas about improvements to the site, or to things I am doing please share them here. If you have seen features or functions on other such sites that you would like to have here, this is the place to post about it. Please do not post comments here about what you think of the changes being made, folks. Eric
  2. c-mama

    c-mama Moderator Moderator

    Jan 15, 2004
    Tangled in my yarn...
    Eric, is there a way to hide certain avatars or signatures?

    I know we have an option to turn off all avatars or all signatures, but I was wondering if, instead of placing someone on the ignore list because I don't like the avatar or signature, I could have an option of turning that off for specific members.

  3. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Jan 1, 1970
    I'll look into it, but my first thought on it would be that it would carry with it quite a bit of overhead. It isn't a bad idea though. I'll kick it around. Eric
  4. Maybe A download section for wallpapers or manuals ect? Also maybe an option on the bottom of the forum or in the USER CP to use different color schemes.


    How about a friendly Glocktalk radio?? I seen some forums and websites that have this
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  5. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

    Feb 15, 2006
    Las Vegas
    In all my years on the net, this is the first site I've ever paid a membership fee for.

    I did it because I believed I was supporting a worthwhile cause that was struggling and in danger of failing.

    I came in at the top tier hoping it would give me benefits unavailable to others, and because the cost was reasonable to be top tier and if I was going to support GT, I was going to go as far as I could financially. At the time, it was a rash expense I regretted almost immediately.

    I'm glad I did it now, but for a while, I could have really used that money elsewhere.

    Since I have never been a member of any premium site, not even porn, I keep waiting to see what useful benefits come with my CLM.

    My expectations where high because my level of commitment was also high.

    So far, I'm under-whelmed.

    I guess I expected too much.
  6. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Jan 1, 1970
    Jim, did you read my first announcement in this forum, or the messages posted at the top of the two threads you have no responded to in this forum? You've now shared this comment twice and it had no place in either thread. I am working to improve this site and I am asking for comments that are directly related to the upgrades I am undertaking. If you have comments to make on your membership, have the courtesy to take them up with me directly. Not here.

    Guys, I will ask once again that comments in this forum remain on-point. Eric
  7. MrsKitty


    Mar 23, 2003
    I liked the ability to change the colors on other sites. One I liked the best was simple color schemes: blues, grays, black/white, pinks, etc. You picked the color and the whole site changed. After I had been reading a while, it was nice to switch to something else when my eyes started to get tired.

    Thank you for the notifications being back, especially unread PMs in the UserCP. :wavey:
  8. SomeDay


    Mar 15, 2005
    What about an archive site for old threads? Maybe have a separate search engine for the archives, so it doesn't bog down the regular system, but still be available?
  9. April

    April Lifetime Member

    Aug 24, 2005
    Keeping the Asylum
    Another thought.. A lite or mobile version? I know a lot of folks log on using a mobile device. I know I use Opera Mini on a Blackberry Curve but even that can be slow.

    A subdomain that pulls the DB to a super simplified style perhaps? You could also just run a browser check and redirect from there.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  10. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Jan 1, 1970
    If I get the computing power to spare. Right now, the server couldn't handle it.

    That is on the to-do list, probably as an added paid member service.
  11. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Jan 1, 1970
    We will have a limited variation of this functionality here. Eric
  12. SFLglock


    Jan 27, 2008
    South Florida
    Maybe somthing like has. If you look at the right corner of the screen they have "page options" not a bad idea.
  13. SomeDay


    Mar 15, 2005
    I understand.
    Eric, at one point you had mentioned possibly dedicating a corner of GT to those that have passed on. Is that still in the works? Also, a list of those who have been banned - more morbid curiosity than anyting else.
  14. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Jan 1, 1970
    I have already wasted enough time on those that had to be banned and would probably not doing anything to aggrandize them, but I do want to do something for people who have passed on. I have a user group for them and already have a number that I have found out about set up there. This way, if someone who know them search for them on the site, they'll know they have died. I'll do more, when I can. The problem is, I know little or nothing about most of them.

    On an ironic and somewhat related note, I recently moved my first person from the banned list to the deceased list. I heard about a formerly-banned member who passed. That is the first time THAT has happened. Eric
  15. HAVOC

    HAVOC Remember Millennium Member CLM

    Jun 20, 1999
    Location: Location:
    A site I just joined, that seems to be using vBulletin, has a chat servlet that hooks into the membership system. I fondly remember the days when GT had a chatroom. It'd be nice to have one again.
  16. prism

    prism more ammo

    Sep 26, 2002
    havoc chat ® !

    yeah, bring back chat.
  17. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001

    I'm not sure why I find that slightly humorous but I do.
  18. havensal

    havensal Nozzle Jockey CLM

    Aug 14, 2003
    Western, NY
    I don't know how hard this would be to do, but how about a way to reorganize the forum list on the main page. It's not a big deal, just with all of the forums we have now it can sometimes be easy to miss the on I'm looking for.

    Another option would be a customizable GT start page. You could have you favorite forums listed, stuff like that.

    Like I said, not a big deal, just something that would be cool. :wavey:
  19. Hondov65

    Hondov65 Need Help?

    Is there a way to notify the Moderators quickly when you have a request? I have been trying for about 2 weeks now to get my handle change to Wake County Glockman. If that is too long Wake Co. Glockman will do. Who do I notify?
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2008
  20. Eric

    Eric Big Giant Head Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Jan 1, 1970
    Come in, man. Did you read what I posted concerning the purpose of this forum and this thread? If you need a change made to your account email about it and we will get you fixed up as soon as possible. This is not the place for this request. Eric