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 No.9222

Hello. Reg here.

Please post any feedback you have for gurochan into this new, stickied thread.

Somehow the old thread was deleted. I'm certain it wasn't intentional, so let's just start from scratch.

 No.9248

Is there a way to remove the ability to post blank posts? Its starting to drive me nuts seeing somebody bump a thread with a post that doesn't even have text, let alone an image.

 No.9249

Proposal:
The BASH-BUZZER.

The BASH-BUZZER(TM) is a device, that is connected
to your laptop/PC via bluetooth.

It consists of two components:
The BUZZER and the BASHER.

THE BUZZER is a huge red button you are adviced
to place onto your table right next to your
keyboard.

The BASHER is a huge red 'Button' you are
REQUIRED to put into your poo-poo.

GUROCHAN(TM) will implement a corresponding
Browser PLUG-IN ;) that enables the usage
of the BUZZER and enforces the 'installation'
of the BASHER by all users.

Associated with every post that has been made,
there will be a 'CONNECT' item, clickable
for every user, reading the post being published
by the person responsible.

If the Post is considered 'Bullsh*' every user
is able to 'connect' to the poster.

Once 'connected', Pushing the BUZZER next to
your keyboard will activate the BASHER of the
user you are 'connected' to.

The BASHER will be plugged into the user
ASWELL as into a regular power outlet, which can
easily be found in every house hold.

It's gonna be fun for everyone:
OLD, YOUNG, … THE WHOLE FAMILY :))
INVITE YOUR NEIGHBOURS KID'S TO COME OVER.


Totally worth it.
Trust me.
[famous last words]

 No.9261

The thread listing at the top of each board seems to have a problem if the window gets too narrow, and in this case "too narrow" is still quite wide. The date in the "Last Reply" column splits onto two lines and then the listing becomes much harder to read as each entry is two lines tall.

It may be possible to dramatically improve the formatting of gurochan with a browser extension rather than hoping the site admins will spend their limited time just to suit our tastes. For example, there is the option of Greasemonkey for Firefix and Tampermonkey for Chrome.

 No.9264

As turns out, we don't need Greasemonkey or Tampermonkey to adjust gurochan to our tastes. That is excessive. A simpler way to adjust the layout is using the extension called "Stylish" that provides an easy way to edit style sheets for any website. Here's a simple style sheet that I created and it seems to be improving my experience.

Perhaps some of these things could be considered for gurochan's built-in style sheets.

/* Expand the thread list to be wider and make it resizable */
.catalogtable {
resize:vertical;
width:90%;
margin-left:5%;
}
/* Prevent wrapping in the thread list */
.catataba {
white-space: nowrap;
}
/* Highlight the current row of the thread list under the mouse */
.catataba tr:hover {
background: #FFFFF0;
}
/* Limit the width of post bodies for easier reading, adjust to taste */
.body {
width:6in;
}
/* Prevent spans from wrapping */
form span {
white-space: nowrap;
}
/* Expand the width of the post entry form */
form table {
width:70%;
}
/* Right-align the left column and minimize the width */
th:first-child, td:first-child {
text-align:right;
width:0;
}
/* Expand the width of text and file fields */
form td input[type="text"], td input[type="file"] {
width:70%;
}

 No.9265

>>9264

Your proactiveness is both unexpected and welcome. Im at work right now so I dont have the oppurtunity to check how this looks. But once I get home I can, then I can make changes to our dev environment if its pretty ehich can eventually be pushed up to the real guro chan by the head developer.

 No.9293

>>9248
Yes please. I think this should be a priority, it's getting fucking annoying

 No.9306

Create a hidden service for Tor! I miss the old one.

 No.9307

>>9306

You can use gurochan comfortably with tor-browser.
What do you need a hidden service for?

 No.9332

>>9307

For when the regular domain goes down. Sometimes it's just the domain, and you can still access the site using the hidden service

 No.9336

>>9332

A hidden service is useful;
No doubts about that.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by:
>For when the regular domain goes down.

Usually, when only the domain is affected,
it's due to ISP- or Areal blocking.

In this case, proxying your traffic over
tor (using tor-browser)
or using a regular proxy
or using a VPN should suffice.

If gurochan gets hit by more serious
issues, for example getting kicked out
by the hosting service provider,
then I would recommend going Hidden
entirely and staying hidden.

 No.9340

SUGGESTION:
I'm not sure if this was already tested and
failed.

But what about a 'chat-thread'?
Doesn't need to be fancy or realtime.
Just as a place where ppl can casually
have their chit-chat.

No topic-specification.

As soon as a topic hits enough interest,
create a thread exclusively for that
topic and carry the discussion over.

This way, the overall generation of
'dead' threads which might only contain
a question of a single person or so
could potentially be decreased.

Maybe this could even increase engagement
and overall communication between ppl.

Who knows..

 No.9360

I realize this is asking a lot and it would probably never happen, but still it's something I've been wanting pretty hard, so I'll mention it.

It would be amazing if there were a way to show feedback and approval for the things we like, such as a button which would let us register an up-vote or a thumbs-up on high quality posts. We might even be given a way to post comments in praise of posts that we appreciate without that becoming clutter that diminishes the very thread that we are trying to appreciate. So perhaps comments could be folded away by default, and only revealed if you click to see what people's opinions are of a particular post.

That way people could do things like asking for the source of an image, without adding a no-content post to a thread. It would also make it clear that people are encourage to leave comments on gurochan content and thereby perhaps we might get more lively discussion of how great stuff is on this site.

For example, if I enjoy a little story I read in the /rp/ board, I'm not going to post in that thread to gush about how much I love it, because that thread is reserved for continuing the RP that it is designed for. It's not at all clear where I should gush about this, so it seems I'll just keep my enthusiasm to myself. If I could at least have a button to click to record my approval, that would be amazing.

 No.9367

>>9360
There is also a bit simpler idea to show page view counts if possible. as how many times each picture was clicked. since if someone clicks on your picture or story this is already same as thumbs up.

 No.9380

Perhaps this might be a practical option: We could have a comments board that's like the /dis/ board but it is used for commenting on things posted in other boards. That would be quite awkward to use without a bit of extra support from the site, so it's not quite as easy as just adding an new board. We would want the threads in the comment board to be automatically linked to and from the post they are commenting on. That way people are automatically taken to the correct thread for making comments, and they can always click a link to find the post that is inspiring any comment thread.

In particular, I would put a link to the comments board in the header of each post. If the post already has a comment thread in that board, then the link would take us to that thread and the text of the link would be something like "42 comments". If there is no thread, then the link would take us to the main page of the comments board and automatically setup the new-topic form to comment about the post we came from. In that case the text of the link could be something like "Leave first comment." Naturally for posts in the comment board, the link would take us back to the original post instead of creating a comment upon a comment.

This is probably akin to asking for the moon, but sometimes it feels good to dream big.

 No.9390

I think the light theme should be used for /g/ at least, if the light one is the red one. The grey one is… not very gurochan-like…

 No.9392

>>9336
Back when it was run on the .ch domain, a lot of people connected to the hidden service who would refuse to connect otherwise (e.g. it was linked on onion sites).

 No.9393

>>9380
You can do that with e.g. >>>/req/9222 (that example links back to this thread). So that feature already exists.

 No.9395

>>9360
A like button on an imageboard? You're joking, right?

Sage goes in all fields.

 No.9397

>>9393
>You can do that with e.g. >>>/req/9222 (that example links back to this thread). So that feature already exists.

It's too bad we don't have an FAQ to explain these fascinating details to people. Are all three of the greater-than signs required? Testing: >>/req/9222

Unfortunately that only gives us half of what we need for a comment thread, and it's the less important half. The more important feature would be a link from the post to the comment thread, or else the comment thread is of dramatically reduced value.

Having said that, it might still be fun to call out something really amazing I find by using this technique to link to it from a /dis/ post, partially to give people another way to find it and to allow me to explain how much I love it and why. Unfortunately doing that would tend to clutter /dis/, especially if multiple people comment on the same post by starting multiple separate topics in /dis/, not realizing that there is already a topic for that post.

>>9395
>A like button on an imageboard? You're joking, right?

No joke. It is frustrating to not be able to express appreciation for the wonderful things on this site. Perhaps we've been spoiled by having such a feature on so many sites, but that doesn't change the fact that it's very nice to have.

 No.9403

>>9397
>No joke. It is frustrating to not be able to express appreciation for the wonderful things on this site. Perhaps we've been spoiled by having such a feature on so many sites, but that doesn't change the fact that it's very nice to have.
I think I agree with Onix's idea, a simple view count would be nice enough. Having likes/dislikes sort of goes against the spirit of an anonymous imageboard imo.

 No.9418

>>9222
A normie game for a guro fan!

 No.9449

>>9418
Mortal Kombat

 No.9476

>>9248 Seconded. If there is a way to prevent posts without content without having to make people sign up for an account I would really appreciate that. But I can see that it might be difficult.

>>9367 I agree very much with Onix. Likes are not necessary but a view count would be nice and motivating.

 No.9477

>>9476
>Likes are not necessary but a view count would be nice and motivating.

If a view count is motivating, then surely likes would be far more motivating. After all, a view count doesn't really meaning anything. Just because someone looked at a post doesn't mean they appreciated the post in any way. They could just as easily have skimmed past it without paying any attention. A like count would give us a real idea of how many people we're reaching, while a view count would just be a meaningless number.

 No.9478

>>9477
As someone who occasionally does write in /lit/, I'm motivated primarily by my own desire to write.
Likes/dislikes can be too easily abused by people who don't like the fetishes you, the author, are into. That can be far more damaging than whatever positive feedback can be achieved by likes. If someone wants to leave positive feedback, or criticism, they can write a simple post in the thread. A shitposter is more easily ignored if they have to actively shit out a dumb ass post, whereas actual criticism of the story is more valuable in the form of a well written post in the thread.

 No.9479

>>9476
I'm not very well versed in software or coding, but it shouldn't be that difficult to include a filter that blocks any "blank" (no image or text) posts. IIRC, 4chan has just that kind of feature.

 No.9480

>>9478
>If someone wants to leave positive feedback, or criticism, they can write a simple post in the thread.

They can do that, but they have good reason to want to avoid doing it. People go to the /g/ board mostly looking for /g/, and usually not looking to find some /g/ buried under a ton of comments about how great /g/ is. By posting feedback in a thread, we dilute the very content we're trying to give feedback on. When something is really amazing and no one seems to notice, then perhaps it might be worth posting a comment in the thread, but it feels bad to do so. It is bringing the thread back to the top without having contributed anything new to it, and the next person who finds that thread will be forced to scroll past all the comments to get to the good stuff.

 No.9481

>>9480
>People go to the /g/ board mostly looking for /g/, and usually not looking to find some /g/ buried under a ton of comments about how great /g/ is.
Fair enough, but I was talking about /lit/, not /g/. Most active posters in /g/ are not posting their own content, but art from other artists, so I don't feel like they should get "liked" for doing something that anyone with a PC and access to a search engine can do. The biggest issue with /g/ is the infuriating amount of blank posts being spammed, and people who seem to have the English comprehension of a kindergartner (that's me being generous) posting off topic bullshit.

 No.9482

>>9481
>I don't feel like they should get "liked" for doing something that anyone with a PC and access to a search engine can do.

Being liked is a very small reward, so it seems rather appropriate to give such a small reward for such a small task. It's nice to know that someone out there appreciates even the little things we do. Plus, if we had likes then all the boards would get them, including ones which are more deserving.

On the other hand, is it really so easy to find guro with a search engine? One of the reasons I love gurochan is that it has stuff I never find anywhere else. Is there a trick to the search keywords that I'm missing?

 No.9483

>>9482
Well I typically just use pixiv, twitter and a bunch of boorus to find guro art. That, and certain japanese websites, like seesawwiki.jp and Pilot Suit Fetish. I don't know if there's any special trick beyond some basic detective work, using reverse image search, and knowing some japanese terms (which some anons have helpfully compiled on /art/).
All of these sites I came across through lurking on imageboards and my own browsing.

 No.9487

>>9477
>If a view count is motivating, then surely likes would be far more motivating.

While it may be nice to get likes for your work but Just from my own behavior I suspect that it is not really working because people do not bother with giving likes to you and even if they do it is entirely random process.
On my pixiv page my pictures get more 30% bookmarks than likes

Also we should count not just thumbnail views, but how many times full picture was "downloaded" as logically if you like that picture you will click on the thumbnail to enlarge it and give it more of your attention, and it you are not interested you will ignore it.

If you want view/like ratio, it may be good idea to show separate view counts for both thumbnails and full sized pictures.
as each picture woud have stat saying something
1000/200 Views

I am not against "like" button but I doubt that it will work here without user registering or everyone will be able to click it as many times as they desire and it will be pretty hard to prevent people from pushing it 20 times in a row.
But maybe this is not so bad just more motivation ;)

 No.9488

>>9487
>I am not against "like" button but I doubt that it will work here without user registering or everyone will be able to click it as many times as they desire and it will be pretty hard to prevent people from pushing it 20 times in a row.

Certainly we wouldn't want registration, but we can just think of the "like" button as being a substitute for posting a reply that says "I like this". There's nothing stopping people from posting such a reply 20 times in a row right now. The like button would just let them do it without messing up the thread, so it would be a purely positive way to make your satisfaction known.

 No.9489

So about likes or view counts: From my own behavior and from what i have seen on other sites, i'm pretty sure most people don't bother to "like" a post they actually like. For me it's pretty random, usually i don't bother to click the button, then very rarely i do and there will be tons of posts i didn't "like" that i actually liked far more. View counts are more honest in that regard, especially if they count the people who actually downloaded the picture, it just wouldn't work with text posts. And of course it's easy to manipulate a like count without registering. It's still easy to manipulate view counts in absolute numbers, but i expect the absolute numbers on that to be much higher - on other sites there are usually up to 100 views for every "like". I think view counts would overall be more motivating for artists than like buttons, likes could instead be pretty demotivating when nobody bothers to "like" something.

The best idea would probably be a view count for every thread for every time someone clicked on the thread and then a seperate view count for every picture for every time that picture was downloaded.

 No.9490

>>9488
In that case problem can be solved by renaming like button to "thank you" button like on some other forums. It will be more logical than like because if you did not received any thanks it does not mean nobody liked your work ;)

But of course I have nothing against like button either if admins are willing to implement it.
Of course like/thanks is only way that can somewhat work on stories
but also it is better just to write plain comment there as you are not in danger of contaminating thread anyway.


finally all that gave me another idea for another functionality:
if you start your post with
>>
(as if you are posting reply )
it is left collapsed by default until you press "expand posts" button
that way there will be no danger of contaminating threads with various irrelevant discussions and other stuff.
but of course this way gurochan from simple image board is going to turn into super advanced platform and I wonder if people want that.

 No.9504

Please add a stickied thread to /g/ explaining how to use common reverse image searching tools.

 No.9549

File: 1560194645161.png (12.7 KB, 846x168, Screenshot_2019-06-10 lit….png)

Could you add a minimal width to the first column of the thread list table?
I have a rather small screen, and on /lit/ this column auto-shrinks to the point that the date gets a line break, which doubles the height of ALL rows, and the div containing the table is already quite small as it is.

 No.9566

>>9549
>on /lit/ this column auto-shrinks to the point that the date gets a line break, which doubles the height of ALL rows,

You can fix this yourself using a browser plugin called Stylish which lets you modify the CSS for any website and do all sorts of wonderful things to your web experience. The problem you're talking about was hugely annoying until I found Stylish. I posted some of the CSS modifications I'm using earlier in this thread, but here's the one you really want:

.catataba {
white-space: nowrap;
}

Put that into Stylish for gurochan.cx and from then on it will be impossible for the thread list table to break its lines. You can also use Stylish to change the size of the table so you can see more than 5 threads at a time, and make it dynamically resizable by clicking and dragging.

I also love using this to limit the width of the text in a post to make them easier to read without having to scan your eyes all the way across the screen.

.body {
width:6in;
}

That makes all posts 6 inches wide, but obviously you will want to adjust it to your taste.

 No.9569

>>9248
>>9293
>>9476
>>9479
Just gonna reiterate my desire to see an end to these irritating blankposts. It bugs me, and a lot of other users to no end to see a thread being bumped by some jackass contributing fuck all in terms of images or writing.

 No.9630

Guys, do you think you could have a look at the search function.

For instance, I wanted to find works by Tsade on /lit/ , so I search

name:Tsade

And get "search query to broad" error.

That's nuts! How the hell am I supposed to find an authors work?

Thanks!

 No.9634

So what's happened to the formatting?

Now, when I post in italics using '' as before, I get invisible (spoiler?) text. Is this a glitch? I really don't want to have to re-post 55k words of my story (And if I do, I guess it'll be on another site).

Yes I'm pissed. Thankyou and love you all.

 No.9635

>>9634
Well it seems to be fine now. Either you guys did the fastest fix ever, or it was a glitch at my end. And I still love you all.

 No.9652

Hi all,
I’m something of a free range archivist, I go around and make backups of sites I consider either high-risk, or, at very least, of cultural significance.
While it’s easy enough just to run a scrape of the site with wget, and it’d probably be easy to get a regular imageboard archiver working with this site, I always prefer working directly with the sites operators if at all possible, which, at times, can allow for easier restoration of the site at a future date, should anything fail catastrophically, along with minimising any unnecessary overutilisation of the sites resources.
If any of the administrators would be interested in working with me on this, I’d much appreciate it.
(Even if you think things are pretty much going well, sometimes it’s valuable to have someone not part of the sites main team who has a copy of the site. As an example, I asked the operators of nyaa.se about running a site backup, they assured me everything was fine, and that the guy running the site was stable and doing a fantastic job. Two weeks later, servers were wiped. Go figure.)
If you guys have frequent public backups somewhere that I couldn’t find, then I guess all is cool, but the best I can find is dumps from a previous incarnation of this site.

tl;dr: if you want the IP address of a server you can run a weekly rsync to, “Just In Case™”, I’d be happy to assist.



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