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Suggestions on how to improve the forums

posted by ryannumber1gamer on - last edited - Viewed by 64.2K users
I made this thread so people can discuss how the fourms can be improved so i'll start off.

I think the classics part of the thread should be back in the main menu of the fourms with all the rest of the forums topics because since they are in the classics hardly anyone ever replys anymore to them.
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  • Tobi-Is-A-Good-By said:
    Here's a link to my petition.

    http://www.telltalegames.com/community/discussion/64012/telltale-give-your-moderators-the-ability-to-ip-ban-petition

    IP bans are a decent idea but they won't really work. Trolls can just use alternatives.... I think one strategy would be to just not give these weirdos any attention when they show up. Whenever it happens people freak out and keep bumping the trolling threads and no doubt the troll seeks this reaction. Just flag the posts and they'll be taken down soon enough.

    • Firewallcano said:
      IP bans are a decent idea but they won't really work. Trolls can just use alternatives.... I think one strategy would be to just not give these weirdos any attention when they show up. Whenever it happens people freak out and keep bumping the trolling threads and no doubt the troll seeks this reaction. Just flag the posts and they'll be taken down soon enough.

      finally someone who is clever

  • Tobi-Is-A-Good-Boy said:
    As we all know troll attacks have been getting worse as of late. Trolls have been more aggressive in their attacks, going so far as to post child pornography. If you look at The Walking Dead forum, you'd get the idea. This place is supposed to be a clean place for people, and in some countries child pornography is a crime! For example, Canada, where I live. Trolls are not only insulting and ruining the community, but also risking people's lives by increasing the chance of getting arrested for unintentionally viewing such distasteful images.

    Yes, mods has the ability to ban user accounts. But that does not stop trolls from coming back with new accounts and posting the same crap. I believe and a majority of the community would rather have IP bans now, after latest events. I'm seriously considering of not being here as much, perhaps never again, after the crap I've seen. Also I believe we need moderators who live in different time zones so we have at least 1 mod around all day long, per se. Please Telltale Games, give moderators the ability to IP ban!

    Please help this community in keeping this place safe!

    do it telltale

  • I heard THOSE pictures happened again last night was it true? if so I say ban the IP address they won't stop till you do

  • Rafoli said:
    IP ban mandatory
    These shitty trolls have gone too far. If there's a better solution than this, so be it.

    I say Blind Sniper should have the ability to ban the ip's atleast. he seems like a cool guy and knows what he's doing :D

  • The IP ban is an good idea in theory but in reality it wont work. There are many methods to getting round them.

    I think what should be done is people need to ignore these scumbags and stop freaking out so much when they post and simply flag them and get them removed, they do this for attention and if people dont give it to them they'll stop soon enough

  • You know what would be awesome? If enough people flag a thread, it gets hidden from the rest of the community until a mod gets a chance to look at it.

    • You know what would be awesome? If enough people flag a thread, it gets hidden from the rest of the community until a mod gets a chance to look at it.

      came here to say this and saw notablyunstable had already got in first. Maybe if say 20-30 flag a thread it's automatically sunk(but not deleted) until a moderator can check it.........
      Only problem that could arise is people just flagging to troll (hence the high 20-30 mark).

  • So does flagging actually work again?

  • Mark, my friend, you would make an excellent guilty king.

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  • You know...I am an active user of these forums since December 2013. At first I kind of liked the forum system because it was something new and it was easier to reply to previous posts without the need to quote the person, but after a while, I realized that I actually came to loathe it. Why? Because it creates more trouble than it actually saves you from. Take a look at the "Community Appreciation Thread" (basically nothing else but a smalltalk forum for all users who know how to find it). It has multiple pages of discussion, many of them longer than the equator itself. You need to scroll for minutes if you are scanning the page for a specific discussion only to realize it wasn't on THAT page, so you go to the next one and start again.

    It also infuriates me how the last page actually always is "half a page" because it always loads the half of the previous one to "become" a full page. What if I told you that I don't need the previous half anymore when I change the page? I already read it. That's as if I would change a page in a book and the previous half would repeat again...why do it that way?

    The worst thing about all this is that it becomes incredible tiresome to find new posts in those discussions. Try to find new posts in one of these endless pages, especially when they reply to an older topic. It becomes impossible. Sure, there is that "scroll to new comment" feature, but that thing ends up being useless, because comments you have already read still count as "new" for, like, forever. I would have to click my way through dozens of already read "new" comments to find the real "new" one. And guess what? Most of the time, I just don't find it no matter what I do. I am not sure if I accidentally skip the new post while skimming through the fakes, but most of the time, I just end up giving up because the post most likely isn't worth the trouble looking for it.

    The discussion also always jumps on weird pages when you open them. My guess is that it tries to guide you to the new post and thus starts you off at the right page, but if it does that, can't it already jump to the new post instead of merely pointing me into the right direction?

    These nested discussions also become very confusing once everything ends up in that "grey area of doom" in which it becomes hard to tell who replied to what. Especially if more than two people are talking to each other. When that happens, it clearly defeats the sole purpose of this system.

    Lastly, the spoiler tag and "hide thread" button really should remember you already clicked on them the next time you click on this discussion. It's annoying to always have to "despoiler" a thread in order to reply to it, even though you already know the thread's contents. Same goes for the hide thread button, because it would help A LOT if you could hide unimportant (and long) discussions so that you don't have to scroll trhough them all the time. But it just doesn't do that and thus becomes rather useless. Why should I go through the trouble to hide all threads I don't wanna read when I will have to do it again once I return?

    I really praise Telltale for trying a different way, but it just doesn't work. They should either improve it or switch back to a classic style forum. I would rather quote someone and post at the end of the thread if it means I can find and reply to new posts easily (because I will know where to look for them at least)

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    You can upvote/downvote a post, but you can't undo upvoting/downvoting a post. Downvotes can be changed to upvotes, and vice versa, but a vote can't be gotten rid of. What if somebody edits their post and you no longer agree, yet don't want to downvote them to undo upvoting them? It would be cool if clicking the upvote/downvote button a second time undid the vote, so it was as if you hadn't voted on the post to begin with.

    I'm unsure if it's possible, but there doesn't seem to be any way to delete your own posts. I can see how posts that have been quoted might be beyond deleting, but it would be nice if there were an option to delete things you've posted.

    Every thread I visit gets added to the Followed Discussions list. It's not a big deal, but it means I frequently have to clear them from the queue so I don't get notifications for everything. What's the point of the follow button if every thread you visit gets added to the list of threads you're following, anyways? It's possible I have some setting a certain way, but I tried to check under settings and there was only avatar/password stuff.

    EDIT: So, how exactly is the PM system supposed to work? I.. don't think it works at all. Either that or I can't figure it out.

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