[Suggestions] [Feedback] New new management [Exciting!] (26)

1 Name: ssz!8KKxaxpAFg (Admin) : 2020-10-06 15:42 ID:muTytuBI

BPS has passed the site on to me, as you might have seen. Please use this thread for...

  • reporting anything that seems to be broken
  • any feature requests or other suggestions you might have
  • feedback for my own (and others') proposals and ideas

I'm also going to use this thread as an update log, for convenience.

For anything else, you can reach me over IRC (on #4-ch) or email (TBA).

2 Name: ssz!8KKxaxpAFg (Admin) : 2020-10-06 15:47 ID:muTytuBI

So far:

  • The front page, guide and services pages seem to be working now
  • I've setup SSL with Let's Encrypt, and made the whole site automatically redirect to https — is this okay, or should I allow for non-SSL browsing as well?

3 Name: ssz!8KKxaxpAFg (Admin) : 2020-10-06 16:19 ID:muTytuBI

So far, these are my current goals for the site:

Short-term

  1. Making sure everything works properly
  2. New DQN name (already done)
  3. SSL (also done)
  4. Fixing the fonts and adding submona support — I've done this for the SJIS boards (DQN, ASCII and Nihongo); should I make MS PGothic default for the other boards as well? Undo it and add a custom stylesheet for it? Please let me know)
  5. More stylesheets (mittens.css, amber.css and more?)

Longer-term

  1. Updating kareha, and also adding some custom features (backlinks? hover quotes?)
  2. Bringing back the archive scripts (Love, e.g., has over 2000 threads, none of which are archived!)
  3. Moving everything under one domain for convenience
  4. Potentially merging or closing some of the older boards (highly debatable — I would prefer to keep them active, but a few may be beyond saving at this point)
  5. Community projects, or other ideas to revitalize the place a little

4 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-06 17:51 ID:4oIf85zc

Hello new admin,
I have to admit that when I entered the site and saw the new front page image(the boat on the sea) I got shocked and thought that the site got hacked or that the the previous admin woke up from a nightmare and remembered he was supposed to maintain a certain website.
I would like to suggest season images for the front page, maybe changing every season (or month), of course images related to that season/month. Also, bring back the previous image.

>Potentially merging or closing some of the older boards (highly debatable — I would prefer to keep them active, but a few may be beyond saving at this point)

Please don't close boards, or if you really really need to, then at least put them in read-only mode for history/archive purpose.

Good luck.

5 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-06 17:53 ID:4oIf85zc

>>4

>suggest season images

I meant seasonal images. Changing them every season or month. Also bring back the previous image as a seasonal image if you decide to go forward with this idea.

6 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-06 18:06 ID:D534diIn

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7 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-06 18:52 ID:Heaven

Hey, post previews are now working perfectly (at least for me special characters were glitchy since always). I think the "WakabaMark" formatting option can be removed now since the posts are monospaced.

8 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-06 21:43 ID:bZCrpkrf

Remove the copypaste from /pol/ and link threads from dqn.

9 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-06 21:47 ID:XYIxdWw/

Unbelievable! Thanks for setting up the ssl!
I know you are not mentioning them, but please try to keep the old style "mobile" pages as they are even smaller than standard kareha pages and useful for quick reading, if that would not require too much work i.e. while upgrading kareha.
I may not be the only one liking them, as there are some cries after the "old internet" in /general, and these are some pre-HTML5 mobile pages which is super rare nowadays.

10 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-06 23:30 ID:h5/zi5wC

>>5
Seasonal images would be cute.

>>3
I'd strongly support merging/closing some of the boards. There's way too many of them relative to the size of the userbase, and it just makes the website feel dead. Obviously, archive them first.

11 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-07 00:59 ID:yg90PuEc

I don't know what any of these words mean, but can we finally get a mailing list?

12 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-07 01:41 ID:VJHeTjND

Why is the imageboard still in the navigation sidebar if it's closed?

13 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-07 03:21 ID:Heaven

Really minor issue and I don't know if it's just for me, but when I refresh the page and select a style, the site shits itself and loses all CSS, so I need to click on the option again.

14 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-07 11:24 ID:+L7HktOs

Please a way to stop people to constantly bump old, and for all purpose archived, threads.

15 Name: ssz!8KKxaxpAFg (Admin) : 2020-10-07 14:01 ID:muTytuBI

>>4,5,10
If I can find a good source of images, I was thinking of actually updating the front page with a new image every few months or so, but a seasonal cycle might work too.

>>4,10,14
If anything, the boards would go to the archive and remain readable. I'm thinking of getting the archive script up and running either way, and I'm tempted to also setup autosage for older threads.

>>7
Nice! I have no idea what I did.

>>9
I was actually thinking of updating the regular kareha.pl templates for proper mobile scaling and retiring mobile.pl completely; I had no idea people were actually using it. I'm still thinking of putting it up on robots.txt so it doesn't appear in search results anymore, would that be ok?

>>12
I'm thinking of bringing /img/ back at some point in the future, probably as a fresh start.

>>13
Happens to me with the frameset on webkit. Not sure how to fix it, might have to go back to unified CSS and some other trick for getting the font right on the three relevant boards.

16 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-07 22:35 ID:6rTj43Vb

>>15 People probably don't, maybe it's just me. The mobile.pl pages are actually not useful for mobile at all; they are useful for minimal desktop browsers, like lynx, as they will render in anything. They come from times when "mobile browser" meant opera mini for Java or IE for Windows CE. I'm sure there is no need to have them in search results.

17 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-10 15:59 ID:0nyTF/2R

Hi. Could you re-add imageboard?

18 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-10 17:02 ID:ussDuag6

Don't re-add imageboard, it's just a magnet for pedoshit and other garbage.

19 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-11 01:54 ID:vqusO77N

>>14>>15
I like talking to people from a decade ago.

20 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-11 11:56 ID:+L7HktOs

>>19
You're talking to cicadas' shells so stop doing that.
Or at the very least use sage while posting in old threads.

21 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-13 00:48 ID:VJHeTjND

>>18
I like sharing images, but it's true that pedos have no souls and like to ruin the internet for everyone.

22 Name: ssz!8KKxaxpAFg (Admin) : 2020-10-15 13:28 ID:muTytuBI

Recent changes:

  • Made the site slightly more mobile-friendly
  • The frames page now preloads CSS, which seems to alleviate problems with switching stylesheets in webkit
  • mobile.pl has been added to robots.txt -- the script (and archive.pl) are finally published to https://services.4-ch.net/view/kareha_scripts
  • CSS changes:

    • Added IPAMonaPGothic and Submona support to all stylesheets
    • Wide AA posts create a scrollbar instead of linebreaks if there's not enough horizontal space now
    • Slightly increased the font size on Blue Moon
    • The roses and Suigintou have returned to Mercury

23 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-16 16:46 ID:g1O3Hd18

make an overboard!! also maybe it's a good idea to make some dead boards read-only to centralize posting and make this place more active. NEVER delete archives

captcha: bipe

24 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-17 05:22 ID:4RYM8ozI

2 Channel — English Navigator is broken links do not work when you try to click on them.

25 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2020-10-22 16:51 ID:xTJS8a9R

It would be nice if Blue Moon could support mobile AA like pseud0ch

26 Name: ssz!8KKxaxpAFg (Admin) : 2020-10-22 18:59 ID:muTytuBI

>>17,18,21
I would like to bring it back, but no promises.

>>23
It's on my list, and would definitely be useful for catching spam and such early. Not sure about a proper overboard, but some sort of log of the latest posts (in the past 24 hours, or some fixed number) should definitely be doable.

>>24
2ch/5ch blocks foreign IPs, plus the whole page is in need of updating. If anyone feels like doing it or has a better site to link to, let me know.

>>25
Fixed, and added submona support to all the other styles as well (oops!).

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