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#1 )) Name: He Who Would Like To Sage-San @ 2020-12-27 07:09

I don't always feel like my contributions are worth aging. I'm not a good poster, to be frank.

#2 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2020-12-27 17:52

age

#2,1 )) Name: Admin !cRwJk8JEBs @ 2020-12-27 23:46 🌎 52chan

Is there much of a desire for "sage" (no bump)? It would be pretty easy to add.

I questioned including it for three reasons:
1) People not used to text/imageboards rarely use sage or care for it;
2) sage is a little less necessary when tags are used because fewer discussions appear under an index;
3) not including sage makes the software simpler (and remote boards may not choose to respect your "sage")

I would either implement it as a checkbox labelled "no bump", or include an "options" field that could later be used for things like youtube embed or things like that.

#3 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2020-12-28 03:52

I think a no bump checkbox would be fine.

Some newer users think that a sage is insulting, so there doesn't need to be a visual indication that a thread was saged. Simply not bumping the thread index would be sufficient.

I think it could be useful for a lot of people. If somebody doesn't feel that their contribution is worth bringing the post all the way to the top of the index, it's a useful feature to have. Sometimes all you have to say is a shitpost, and it's rude to get people's expectations up when they see their thread at the top but only shitpost replies.

I understand it could be hard to implement it with the decentralized nature of the thing you've got going on here, but if you do decide to do it, I think it would be a worthwhile addition to your next version build.

#4 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2020-12-28 03:58

If you go with other options to include, you could probably have other checkbox options like "return to board", "enable [sjis/bbcode/i don't know/whatever]". Is SJIS supported? I don't know. I haven't tested that, and the device I'm on doesn't support it so I wouldn't even know if my test worked anyway. But a checkmark to enable sjis art would be bitchin'.

#5 )) Name: dev !cRwJk8JEBs @ 2020-12-30 12:37

>>4
So far, there is no SJIS support because the only corner of the Western internet that uses it at all are textboards, and even in textboards, it's used sparingly. There are at most 10 people in the west who actively share SJIS content and probably 0 who actively create it. (Props to http://aachan.sageru.org/ for sharing 14 years of SJIS art with the West!)

As for "return to board" -- anon boards seem to struggle with returning a user to a thread OR the index after making a post. 4chan and other sites just drop the user off at the board, because it's simple and anticipates that the user will jump into another thread after making their reply. For now, multichan only offers "return to thread"; this can make it easier to jump to a view of a user's choosing, like a tag or site-view. I might just make the post-confirmation screen show a list of choices. If you have insight here, lmk.

BBcode or other formatting may come later. There really doesn't seem to be a huge need for it. Text formatting is mostly used on /prog/, the community with the most active use of bbcode, as a meme. I could see the need for a [spoiler] tag though. I'm slightly nervous about named hyperlinks and see no need for bullet points or most other hypertext features.

I am strongly considering adding something to the frontend that turns URLs into clickable links.

>>3
I think I may add a no-bump feature to the next update. The simplest version will have it work only on the current site. A major update to the commenting system would include federation-wide "sage" along with better support for backlinking (eg, if comment >>2 gets replies from >>4 and >>5, comment >>2 shows links to the later replies in the thread >>4 and >>5).

The current commenting system is fairly simple. A thread is a directory containing comment-chains (text files) downloaded from "friend sites". Federated textboards is still new territory, so I am evolving the technology slowly.

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