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05-29-2016, 04:39 AM
#42094 (1)
uh, so i've sort of come up with an idea i wanna work on.

i mean, i wouldn't exactly say the idea is unique; but i was thinking about how a file host like pomf.is could get turned into a community; and thought about building an imageboard on top of it.

then i thought, "hey, what if it wasn't just restricted to images?", which then lead me down the path of wanting to make a "fileboard" software.

basically it'd work pretty similar to an imageboard, except it'd be modernised and would support any file type.

i've put together a quick mockup of how i'd see the average thread looking (minus a tonne of small features); i'll post a screenshot below, but here is the link for anyone that wants to fiddle around with hover effects and stuff.

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if anyone has any thoughts, questions, suggestions, or concerns, i'd appreciate hearing them :3

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05-29-2016, 04:45 AM
#42095 (2)
I said this in discord, but I think it would be pretty cool to have.
I've never really used imageboards, or found one that I liked(visually for the most part.)

I think it would be something cool to have, and I might actually start using it.
And from the screenshot, I think I'll enjoy the way this one looks.

I'll support this.
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05-29-2016, 04:49 AM
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(05-29-2016, 04:45 AM)Kitsune Wrote: or found one that I liked(visually for the most part.)

i think that's the problem with most imageboards; they look like they were designed in the 90s and are pretty unintuitive to anyone that's new to imageboards.

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05-29-2016, 04:57 AM
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Also reiterating what I said on discord, it's a neat experimental idea, so I don't see why not.

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05-29-2016, 06:08 AM
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(05-29-2016, 04:49 AM)Senpai Wrote: i think that's the problem with most imageboards; they look like they were designed in the 90s and are pretty unintuitive to anyone that's new to imageboards.
That's a feature, not a bug.

To answer your question, FOSS imageboard-software vichan already allows for uploading of arbitrary files.
In fact, I believe that this feature is even called "fileboard" in their documentation. So why not contribute to vichan instead?
Unless, of course, you want to create something from scratch because it's fun, in which case I'd say go for it.
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05-29-2016, 06:14 AM
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(05-29-2016, 06:08 AM)hermit Wrote:
(05-29-2016, 04:49 AM)Senpai Wrote: i think that's the problem with most imageboards; they look like they were designed in the 90s and are pretty unintuitive to anyone that's new to imageboards.
That's a feature, not a bug.
eh, i wouldn't call it a feature. it's more or less that nobody's bothered to try and modernise imageboards.

Quote:To answer your question, FOSS imageboard-software vichan already allows for uploading of arbitrary files.
In fact, I believe that this feature is even called "fileboard" in their documentation. So why not contribute to vichan instead?
While vichan allows it, it's not really made for that purpose. And while vichan is great, it's also very old software that could probably do with a full rewrite.

Quote:Unless, of course, you want to create something from scratch because it's fun, in which case I'd say go for it.
Making something myself would be a lot more fun, and would allow me to make it exactly the way I see it in my mind. c:

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05-29-2016, 10:59 AM
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I think it would be preferable for you to fix attachments, but that's just me.

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05-29-2016, 12:56 PM
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I mean, I'd use it, but let's focus on Lewd first. There's still a bunch of features and touch-ups you promised, and I don't think the community is big enough to warrant developing an image board yet.

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05-29-2016, 03:51 PM
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(05-29-2016, 10:59 AM)tn5421 Wrote: I think it would be preferable for you to fix attachments, but that's just me.

or you could use the service provided as an alternative to the attachment system;
https://pomf.is

(05-29-2016, 12:56 PM)RevonZZ Wrote: I mean, I'd use it, but let's focus on Lewd first. There's still a bunch of features and touch-ups you promised, and I don't think the community is big enough to warrant developing an image board yet.

I don't see why an extra site has anything to do with Lewd; like, new sites get every day, how does me creating another site effect Lewd's community in the slightest?

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05-29-2016, 04:13 PM
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Reminds me a bit of volafile, except for the additional features of course like imageboard alike discussion instead of chat. I think it sounds like a nice idea.
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05-29-2016, 04:18 PM
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Would it function as a single board on Lewd or be it's own thing entirely?

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05-29-2016, 04:23 PM
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(05-29-2016, 04:13 PM)Yuu Wrote: Reminds me a bit of volafile, except for the additional features of course like imageboard alike discussion instead of chat. I think it sounds like a nice idea.
ya, volafile is a pretty similar concept; but in the end would function completely differently to this

(05-29-2016, 04:18 PM)All in One Wrote: Would it function as a single board on Lewd or be it's own thing entirely?

it'd be its own thing entirely

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05-29-2016, 05:35 PM
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(05-29-2016, 03:51 PM)Senpai Wrote:
(05-29-2016, 10:59 AM)tn5421 Wrote: I think it would be preferable for you to fix attachments, but that's just me.

or you could use the service provided as an alternative to the attachment system;
https://pomf.is

Is pomf upload integrated into the forums?

(05-29-2016, 03:51 PM)Senpai Wrote:
(05-29-2016, 12:56 PM)RevonZZ Wrote: I mean, I'd use it, but let's focus on Lewd first. There's still a bunch of features and touch-ups you promised, and I don't think the community is big enough to warrant developing an image board yet.

I don't see why an extra site has anything to do with Lewd; like, new sites get every day, how does me creating another site effect Lewd's community in the slightest?

I think @RevonZZ means that you would have less time to work on lewd because you're working on the board.

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05-30-2016, 05:47 AM
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(05-29-2016, 05:35 PM)RX14 Wrote:
(05-29-2016, 03:51 PM)Senpai Wrote:
(05-29-2016, 10:59 AM)tn5421 Wrote: I think it would be preferable for you to fix attachments, but that's just me.

or you could use the service provided as an alternative to the attachment system;
https://pomf.is

Is pomf upload integrated into the forums?

(05-29-2016, 03:51 PM)Senpai Wrote:
(05-29-2016, 12:56 PM)RevonZZ Wrote: I mean, I'd use it, but let's focus on Lewd first. There's still a bunch of features and touch-ups you promised, and I don't think the community is big enough to warrant developing an image board yet.

I don't see why an extra site has anything to do with Lewd; like, new sites get every day, how does me creating another site effect Lewd's community in the slightest?

I think @RevonZZ means that you would have less time to work on lewd because you're working on the board.

i just helped with lewd yesterday!

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05-30-2016, 11:48 PM
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I think that would be a great project. I've wished for a whle that someone would create a modernized imageboard but it seems like everyone thinks its a useless task since people are worried about "newfags" who aren't used to imageboards but i think that is dumb because there is plenty of talented folks who have never used an imageboard and get put off from joining a community because of how unintuitive it seems.. Please work on this.

"I think @RevonZZ means that you would have less time to work on lewd because you're working on the board."
meh, i dont really see anything that lewd is missing other than a chan-like quick reply panel
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05-31-2016, 10:33 AM
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I'm not entirely clear about what exactly is so unintuitive about imageboards the way they are now. Thread bumping is the same as any other forum and a quick read of the FAQs should explain the other things like tripcodes or sage.

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05-31-2016, 10:48 AM
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Actually, I was operating under the impression that this new site would be subordinate to Lewd, kinda like Lewdchan was. 

After giving it a little thought though, this seems like a really fun project, and an excellent opportunity to grow Lewd while we're at it. My only suggestions are that guidelines be similar to Lewd; and tripfagging be encouraged, kinda like it is on Lainchan currently.

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05-31-2016, 11:24 AM
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(05-31-2016, 10:48 AM)RevonZZ Wrote: tripfagging be encouraged, kinda like it is on Lainchan currently.
You sure we on the same lainchan?
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(05-31-2016, 10:48 AM)RevonZZ Wrote: ...My only suggestions are that guidelines be similar to Lewd; and tripfagging be encouraged, kinda like it is on Lainchan currently.

lol its not tripfags on lainchan every post gets a name from an array created by Kalyx with a bunch of different names from cyb movies, books, etc.

(05-31-2016, 10:33 AM)All in One Wrote: I'm not entirely clear about what exactly is so unintuitive about imageboards the way they are now. Thread bumping is the same as any other forum and a quick read of the FAQs should explain the other things like tripcodes or sage.

the layout seems to confuse people especially since there is usually no reply button by comments just the No.### which your supposed to click to reply to. also the fact that every post is a different width bugs me.
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05-31-2016, 02:50 PM
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(05-31-2016, 01:58 PM)Hexd Wrote:
(05-31-2016, 10:48 AM)RevonZZ Wrote: ...My only suggestions are that guidelines be similar to Lewd; and tripfagging be encouraged, kinda like it is on Lainchan currently.

lol its not tripfags on lainchan every post gets a name from an array created by Kalyx with a bunch of different names from cyb movies, books, etc.

(05-31-2016, 10:33 AM)All in One Wrote: I'm not entirely clear about what exactly is so unintuitive about imageboards the way they are now. Thread bumping is the same as any other forum and a quick read of the FAQs should explain the other things like tripcodes or sage.

the layout seems to confuse people especially since there is usually no reply button by comments just the No.### which your supposed to click to reply to. also the fact that every post is a different width bugs me.

Huh. TIL.

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05-31-2016, 04:15 PM
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(05-31-2016, 01:58 PM)Hexd Wrote: the layout seems to confuse people especially since there is usually no reply button by comments just the No.### which your supposed to click to reply to.

Most imageboards that have a quick-reply function allow you to keybind it to something instead of clicking on a post number. They just don't advertise it very well. Something like the New Reply button here on Lewd would work well. Even then there's the big reply window at the top of every thread.

(05-31-2016, 01:58 PM)Hexd Wrote: also the fact that every post is a different width bugs me.

Eh, matter of opinion. I tried out a theme with uniform post width and didn't like it very much but posts being as wide as their comments tends to leave a lot of blankspace.

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06-15-2016, 02:36 PM
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Any update on this