Initial feedback on new site...

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#1 Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:14pm
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Initial feedback on new site...

So, in looking over the new site, it doesn't appear there is a forum set aside for discussing the site itself. I'm not sure where to start a suggestion thread so I'll start it here.

  1. Site should have a forum clearly meant for "meta" issues - i.e. discussing the site itself.
  2. Posts should be editable after being submitted. Either for a short period of time (enough to correct typos, etc) or indefinitely.
  3. When submitting a post the user is told to accept the "Mollom privacy policy". Not sure why users have to accept a third-party privacy policy to take part in this forum. The Mollom policy says that our e-mail address is being shared by TFMetalsReport with Mollom. The Privacy Policy here at TFMetalsReport says nothing about sharing our personal information with third parties. This needs clarification.
Edited by: DogFood on Nov 8, 2014 - 5:07am
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 5:30pm
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Privacy policy

The privacy policy on this site should be timestamped, and all users should be notified upon log-in if the policy changes. 

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:12pm (Reply to #2)
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Some suggestions for

Some suggestions for subforums:

  • commodities
  • other miners (palladium, uranium...)
  • Charts ( with topics for gold, silver...)
  • Questions

Nice work ! Hope the site will be a succes. Thx a lot !

Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 10:42pm
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A Mystic Healer on the Turd Board?

Turd,

You say you are not a soothsayer, psychic or a witch. So why did you haul off and add one to your lineup of consultants who will be helping you with your online presence? https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/about/

I see that this Stephanie Brail is a yogi, mystic healer and New Age wannabe psychic. Geez ... just when I was feeling comfortable that your advice and predictions are based in fact and reason I get this creepy feeling that things are about to take a weird turn.

Please Turd, tell us you're not going all psychic and mystical on us.

Lady GauGau
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:00pm
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Comment page Format suggestion

Reduce the vertical white space within each message so that not so much real estate is consumed. That would require fewer page turns and over time will allow us to browse thru the many comments a bit more quickly. 

The font size, type, color defaults are excellent.

"Buy PMs, in multiple forms, on dips, and hold" Since 2008, until after TSHTF ???
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 - 11:34pm
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Traffic Explosion

Turd... been lurking on your blog nearly since day one... but I have to say this site is getting amazing traffic/users on its first day!!! Congrats on the big success!

HonorandObey

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:19am
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Day 1 = Amazing

Turd... I'm sure we will all have suggestions but I thought I'd just share one very important message for now... You hit this out of the futhamuckin' park. Seriously, I think you've created a monster... A freaking amazingly awesome monster. The world will be better because a crazy yahoo that calls himself Turd and wears a giant cowboy hat stepped up to the plate.

It's better to deal with the devil you know than the devil you don't. http://www.ultra86.com/music/Get-To-Your-Feet-Criminals.mp3
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:20am (Reply to #5)
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Ditto

Totally agree, and adjust the pagination to 100 per page.

It's better to deal with the devil you know than the devil you don't. http://www.ultra86.com/music/Get-To-Your-Feet-Criminals.mp3
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:29am (Reply to #4)
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This is Turd's site

Lady Gaugau wrote:

Turd,

You say you are not a soothsayer, psychic or a witch. So why did you haul off and add one to your lineup of consultants who will be helping you with your online presence? https://www.tfmetalsreport.com/about/

I see that this Stephanie Brail is a yogi, mystic healer and New Age wannabe psychic. Geez ... just when I was feeling comfortable that your advice and predictions are based in fact and reason I get this creepy feeling that things are about to take a weird turn.

Please Turd, tell us you're not going all psychic and mystical on us.

My personal views and interests have absolutely nothing to do with the direction of this website. Turd thought it would be nice to give the consultants some recognition for the work we did to get the site up. He asked us to put our bios there, because he's a kind and generous guy. I have to honestly say, I was a little hesitant about putting my name and link up there, precisely because I was concerned about this sort of negative attention. I trust that you'll see that this site is in no danger into morphing into Dionne Warwick's Psychic Hotline soon enough.

P.S. Despite being "mystical" I am also interested in the economy, I lean libertarian, I don't buy into the two-party oligarchy, I understand the importance of PMs when it comes to navigating the coming economic turmoil...and...oh...I call them "UNpsychic predictions" on my blog for a reason. "Namaste." :-)

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:40am
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stephanie is an admin you fool

Why would you attack an administrator lady gaug, and an administrator who so far has proven so far fully solid in enforcing the turd law. She has no reason to need to respond to you, and I nominate you to be the first one banned from the Turd's new site. Dogfood and all others you are legitimate bug reportes but the lady is not contributing. You ad-homenim semantics are unwelcome. Can I get a second in the nomination for first to be banned?

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:48am
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Couple of things....

1. Apparently you can tip the hat to yourself. I tried and it worked. Granted I still only have one tip of the hat. LOL. Anyway, just thought I would point that out.

2 Also, is there a way to get continuity on posts? Like a way to see the reply or quote under the same post you replied or quoted? Unless I am missing a setting. This would be helpful.

Aside from that, thanks for the new playground!

“Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves.” Norm Franz
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:49am
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No Worries!

Thank you, SilverBleve, but there's no reason to ban anyone over this - there may have been some confusion and I just want to clarify and reiterate: The site is still own and run by THE TURD. But The Turd needs helpers! I am the "creative" one hired to help with things like site design and whatnot. Just remember - we creative types are often a bit more "eccentric" than financial experts.

:-)

PS Thank you to everyone for your lovely comments today. It was very, very exciting to see the site go live after two months of non-stop hard work. We hope you like it!

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:55am (Reply to #12)
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thegooddoctor, are you db

thegooddoctor, are you db cooper? Already tipped the hat to you either way. 

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 2:58am (Reply to #13)
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RE: thegooddoctor, are you db

Not sure what you mean there about the db cooper comment SilverBleve? Thanks for the hat tip. I was just playing around. Trying to break things. Just kidding stephanie!

“Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves.” Norm Franz
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 3:11am
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Facebook Login Didn't Work For Me //EOM

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Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 3:14am (Reply to #11)
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Hat Tips / Comment Threading

TheGoodDoctor wrote:

1. Apparently you can tip the hat to yourself. I tried and it worked. Granted I still only have one tip of the hat. LOL. Anyway, just thought I would point that out.

2 Also, is there a way to get continuity on posts? Like a way to see the reply or quote under the same post you replied or quoted? Unless I am missing a setting. This would be helpful.

Aside from that, thanks for the new playground!

1. It would take some additional programming to remove self-hat-tipping functionality - on Facebook you can also "like" your own comments so it did not seem like it would be a huge issue - someone would have to be extremely motivated to login under multiple accounts to "hat tip" themselves up to the Leaderboard. :-)

2. Turd specifically wanted a "flat" comment setting on the blog posts, to avoid the sort of back and forth bickering that goes on at other websites that enable comment nesting on blog posts. Here in the forums, though, you can absolutely change your comment view to "threaded" (i.e., "nested") by using the comment controls at the bottom of the forum page.

We are monitoring your feedback and are taking suggestions into consideration - we may not respond to every comment or suggestion but do know that they are being heard and are appreciated!

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 3:21am
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thegooddoctor

thegooddoctor I thought from your avatar you were a user from the blog named db cooper, thats all I meant. sry if it was vague. 

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 4:54am
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Chatroom

Turd / Admin.

I think the chatroom would be cool to have a pop out feature so it can be an independent window..

Just a thought.. 

Any information written above is purely for entertainment purposes only. I will not be held responsible for my own comments as I'm slightly mentally unhinged. As most people quote a movie in their signature here's one: "Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?" . Don't be the fool that follows me!
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 5:17am
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chat doesn't work from behind a (this) firewall

FYI, the tinychat doesn't work from behind this firewall.

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 5:19am
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https not supported

it would be nice to have https enabled to get some more privacy over the network.
should be easy to activate in drupal

Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 5:22am
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Mobile access

A mobile friendly theme for the forum and the blog would decrease the home quality time and increase my accuracy :)
Would be great to kill traveling time.

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