[Suggestions] [Feedback] New new management [Exciting!] (236)

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 .

182 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2022-02-04 17:35 ID:4cHwJHk9

remove the search bar from the front page on 4-ch.net, it makes the site look like a static landing page and google is bad. the "join in" button could be a bit more obvious. quite happy about new management and its nice to see this place is looking good.

183 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2022-02-06 05:32 ID:/sSumYl2


you want to remove the soul of the page

184 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2022-02-06 13:45 ID:Heaven

>>183 google is about as soulless as it gets

185 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2022-02-06 23:50 ID:Heaven

If possible I'd like a non-Google search bar of some kind.

186 Name: Anonymous Advisor : 2022-02-08 07:46 ID:Heaven

I think the idea behind keeping it is from the fact that it has been there since the middle of 2007, though not in the years before that. Back then Google wasn't as soulless (or at least not well known to be), it was just a basic search engine and it allowed some static Web 1.0 sites or DOS prone sites to get a search bar too by pushing the work onto Google.

This is a better idea than outright removal. Not only is the google search bar http which makes the search input public for pretty much every ISP you're routed through, it's also routed through google which is sad given the state of affairs in that company and how much data they collect.
If the search bar remains as is I'd like to at least request switching it from http to https so my browser doesn't alert me about how insecure it is, the google logo alone is enough of a reminder. Switching the form action url from http to https is enough, I tested it.

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