Here is the spoiler policy from another web forum's TV subforum:
We all love to follow the rules here on inforoo. So uhh make a rule
This might be a dumb question but does Proboards have any kind of notification system that can be directed at certain threads? Like a way for the mods to select certain threads that give users a message about a rule update? A ticker? Maybe an automated PM if a user post in say "Game of Thrones," "That Cloths Show Dave Likes," or "Red Shoe Diaries."
I was thinking it might be a way to spread the word without having to remind people of the rule over and over.
So a couple weeks ago we were discussing a dedicated TV show subforum, I think in The Leftovers thread. I still think this is a cool idea. I know "The Other Tent" is already the section for this, but I think a subforum where the only topics are specific TV shows would be great. So no general threads, just one specific thread per show. Also everyone who starts a thread gets a free medium dairy queen blizzard, with candy of your choice.
Is this is a good idea or just unnecessary board fragmentation?
I'm still thinking about it and am leaning towards making a separate section, postjack.
The question that I'm going back and forth on is whether or not to set it up so posts in that sub-forum wouldn't appear in the "Recent Threads/Recent Posts" view unless you wanted them to. One of the main reasons that people still post spoiler tags for episodes that have aired is for the benefit of board members who browse with Recent Posts.
I understand and appreciate you trying to consider the needs of all members. Personally I find browsing with the recent posts function weird, although I understand some people prefer to browse this way. I prefer to use recent threads so I can (A) only read the threads I care about (i.e. I don't care about whats going on in the Firefly festival thread, nor the majority of whats going on in the Hangout thread) and (B) consider the conversation chronologically. So I agree with emoney on this one, I think a public forum for TV/movies is still the best idea, with some kind of spoiler disclaimer. But that is just considering myself and my needs. Actually it would be interesting to know how many people browse using the recent posts function, maybe its more than I'm imagining. Maybe we could retrain them.
Post by Dave Maynar on Feb 22, 2016 7:21:35 GMT -5
I think this has been answered before, but I can't remember it. Due to using the mobile version of the site more, I have come upon an issue that is irking me. Sometimes, I can't find many options for an image I want to post in Now Playing, i.e. the one I just posted. The one I found is around 1000px wide. From what I know, there are two options for getting it under the customary 600px width threshold. The first is to edit it for the percent width. I took that one down to 50% width to get it in line with a reasonable size on my desktop. The issue is that it ends up tiny if I look at it on my phone. The alternative is to edit it for a max pixel width. Usually, I set it to 600px. The issue that comes with that is that it ends up only showing about half the image on the mobile version of the site because it spills over the right side of the screen. Is there a way to avoid these pitfalls or does it just come down to the mobile version of proboards sucking, and I should stick with the desktop view on my phone?
Depends on if we want to be the guinea pig and be the Beta tester. The proboards folks are in communication with me for some odd reason. I think they are under the misguided delusion that I am the IT person for this board.