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BP Modifications/Updates/Improvements Tracker


Will Bryant
Staff member
[new] GALLERY: (active project)
[strike]- Install Coppermine.
- Force it to work and play well with vBulletin and existing user databases and cookies.
- Configure group and system settings/options.
- Integrate aesthetically with site, tie into existing site navigation via CMPS.
- Add link to navbar[/strike]
- Override existing file upload process with gallery functionality
- Create front page functionality to pull random OSU image into content.

[strike]- Just plain not working. Reinstall? Check database entries. Check code. Check related support threads.
- Default to "OFF" for registered users.
- Default to "ON" for guests.
- Make Romper exempt?[/strike]

[new] WARNING SYSTEM: (active project)
[strike]- View Warnings available only to individual user, and mod/admin structure.
- Warn User available only to mod/admin structure.
- Better define warnings (need feedback for this).
- Modify the following;
-- Create "shelf life" for warnings so they fall off over time.
-- Create "decay rate" for points so they too fall off over time.
-- Create history files so mods/admins can see all warnings a user has received even if they've fallen off.
-- Add warning point value to User Profiles, visible to all.
-- Add warning point value to postbit, only visible to user and mod/admins.
-- Auto PM on warning with info to the warned.[/strike]
- Debug
- Finalize, place warnings, test, and get a brief overview to the mods.

[improve] PICK'EM: (near to mid-range future)
- Bug: Allow users to play only some of the games. At present, they have to play all for score to be recorded.
- Interface: Make game entry more intuitive relative to the game week #.
- Interface: Allow the edit of games *and* results entry in the event of mistakes.
- Interface: "Show picks" per user, per week. Picks and results.
- Interface: Tie the above in as the page that loads after picks were made, as a confirmation.
- Interface: Create ModCP add/edit/finalize game interface.

[new] MARCH MADNESS BRACKETS: (mid- to longrange future (before March))
- Spec out, put John on it ($), test, implement.

[improve] IGNORE LIST: (mid-range future)
- Nothing from ignored users appears at all. Not even a notice that ignored content has been blocked.
- Allow admins and mods to place users on other user's ignore lists (force ignore).
- Allow locking of individual ignored users on accounts so that they may not be unignored.

[improve] PRIVATE MESSAGE SYSTEM: (near future)
- Allow users to mass-prune own folders.

[improve] REPUTATION: (near future)
- Divide all values by 10? Effectively restructuring the "green bullet" system so that it would take years and 1000s of positive reps to max out.
- Create better scale. 1st green comes faster than 2nd, which comes faster than 3rd, etc.
- Start at 0 points (grey bullet), not 10 points (green). Up to 1 point (green) with 1st post?
- Add new 'gold' tier of chicklets

[new] SPELL CHECK: (complete)
[strike]- Final WYSIWYG functionality tweak, then roll out.[/strike]

[new] MOBILE ACCESS: (unknown)
- Check WAP progress, implement when/as possible.

[new] STATS ENGINE: (mid-range future)
- Pay programmer. Install on main site and stress test. Tweak/fix. Start plugging in data.

[improve] ARCADE: (low priority)
- Allow users to flag games as 'favorites' so that personal arcades can be created with only those games.
[strike]- Add Yeti 6.[/strike]
- Remove games with any new copyright issues (check list).
- Add game categories for better organization.
[strike]- Add Arcade Stats[/strike]

[improve] ARTICLES: (low priority)
- Tie article feedback to reputation system.

- Not compatible with 3.01, requires upgrade to vB 3.03 (see below)
[strike]- Black and white version for VL.[/strike]

[improve] SEARCH ENGINE: (active project)
- Install a more robust search engine with improved functionality.
[strike]- Tie in alternate Google search/indexing?[/strike]

[improve] THREAD SPAMMING PROTECTION: (near future)
- Reduce time to 5 minutes (in terms of a post immediately following another one of the *same* user's posts being merged into their last one).

[improve] VBOOKIE: (unknown)
- Bookmaker tools to edit/add/subtract vCash.
- Bug fixes.
- User option to loan (with user-definable terms (length, interest)) vCash?
- 'Miserable User' for default loans?
- vGuido who gets all the book's take?

[improve] GENERAL: (unknown)
- Defeat off-site file linking/leeching via Apache setting.
- Automate daily database backup (local).
- Automate weekly directory backup (local).
- Automate weekly transfer of both backups to dev.bryants.net.
- What's wrong with mysqlhotcopy?
- Find someone who knows how to solve the mmcache/apache segfault issue.
- Upgrade to 3.03? Probably not, but find out when the big upgrade is coming and prepare custom hacking for migration.

[new] NEW FEATURES: (unknown)
- Inline Moderation Tools (mass moderate from a single page)
[strike]- Who Quoted Me?[/strike]
[strike]- Latest Reputation Given in UserCP[/strike]
[strike]- User Away Messages (profile notice and PM autoresponder if on vacation, dead, etc.)[/strike]
[strike]- Comprehensive site stats page (boardstatistic v2)[/strike]
- Spend rep points to do little extras? Change username, change OTHER user's title, etc?
- Allow multiple .sigs with random placement?
- Reply to threads by email? (PocketPC, Palm, WAP, etc.)
- Forum Brawl? (Modification of RPG hack)
- Gaming League Support? Built in tracking and support for localized console game competition leagues. NCAA, Madden, Tiger Woods, etc.

If you have suggestions for improvements to existing resources, or additions of entirely new ones, please (as always) touch base with me directly, or start a thread in the Administrative forum to discuss it with other users.
"Great Post" award system added (wasn't on list, I need to reel myself in).

"Who Viewed" added as an administrative tool.

"Yeti Pentathalon", "Yeti 6: Big Wave" and "Yeti 7: Snowboarding" all added to the arcade.

Added open-join custom usergroup "Paint Chip Party" and dedicated member-access subforum off of Open Discussion. Anyone can join through User CP.

Warning system still kicking my ass.
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When the Deathstar is complete, the system will allow mods to warn posters of various offenses....obvious flaming, trashing recruits/players, etc. When your warning gets to 100 you are banned for a certain amount of time. Severe offenses are permanent.

Basically, someone has to be a dick intentionally to get the boot.
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- Just plain not working. Reinstall? Check database entries. Check code. Check related support threads.
- Default to "OFF" for registered users.
- Default to "ON" for guests.
- Make Romper exempt?
For the sake of BP watching it's own ass. Should this be applied to certain under 18 posters? These people already know what words are being censored out, but maybe their parents shouldn't be allowed to see them. Is it possible to just censor the words ,ala ****, or does the entire post get deleted?
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