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Viewed 682 Time(s)] Scroll To Top Of Page Direct Link to this Post Posted On: 12/26/13 12:38 PM

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Edited 6 time(s). Last Edit On: 7/28/18 1:04 PM

I always like to have a topic or two listing various updates, improvements or features I am either working on, or hope to do in the future. So, I figured why not here, seeing as this is currently my main focus. I'll update this as things get done and as things come up.

File Uploads

*Upload Multiple Files at Once
-- This is going to be tough. I've got something working to an extent; it works on normal computers, and it works fine in SOME mobile browsers, but not many mobile browsers I have used so far. To do this right, I would have to do a TON of work to accommodate the majority of mobile browsers I have tested.
*Replace Files (Honestly not sure about this)
*View files on Profile Page/Hide files from Profile Page This is basically done
*Delete Files
*Thumbnails for images Still needs some tweaking

General Posting
--- Pretty much anywhere that users get to post things. Forum topics, signatures, user profiles, etc.

*Possible Posting Limits - Character limits for specific fields
*Spell Check (Not sure if this is needed. Don't most current browsers have this built in?)
*Improved BB Code
--Possible Future BB Code
++++Lists
++++Indent
++++Embedded Video (YouTube video Embedding enabled)
++++Spoiler Tag (Generic, but works)
++++HR Tag
*Emoticons/Smilies (a rough draft is in place :-);-):-p )

Forum/Topic Specific

*Member Forums - Forums on Member Profiles, controlled by each Member
---This will probably have to wait until a full re-write of the site
*Mark All As Read Functionality
*Last Edit Date maybe?
*Get Newest Post - Currently enabled, but still needs some tweaking
*Forum Topic Ratings
*Move Topic Option - Currently Admin Only Feature
*Pinned Topics
*Open/Close Topics - Limited to Admin at the moment
*Topic Post History displayed when replying/editing reply - Generically implemented

Blog

A rough draft is in place for the Blog, but it needs improvements. Though, as I'm not big on Blogs, I don't know exactly what all it needs. But here are a few things I think it does need:

*Blog Ratings
*File Attachments
*Blog Comments
*Admin Ability to change "Blog" name to something else

Photo Gallery

A very simple rough draft is in place. This needs LOADS of improvements and features, but it is a start.

Some things to look into or flat out implement:

*Album Display/Management
*Upload Multiple Photos at Once
*Full Description on 'View' mode
*Rating System (maybe)

Personal Messenger

*Multiple Recipients
*Save Feature

Misc

*Report Abuse Functions
--This will probably be one of my next projects
*Various Social Media Stuff
*Various "Search" Options
*Various "Subscription" Options
*Sitemap
--sitemap.xml live, auto generated weekly. May move to daily if needed.

Member Profiles

*Profile Comments (Simple Version in Place, through site, not Fakebook)
*Rating For Members? Probably not...

Future Sections/Features

*Chat Room
*Casino
*Site Currency
----Something for fun only, get currency by posting and other actions, use in Casino, maybe other stuff
*RSS Feeds- In Progress. Blogs and Latest Topics currently given. Guest View only in RSS Readers
*Full "Mobile" Version (In Progress, will probably be an ongoing effort)
*Improved graphics, layout & design
*Photo Gallery (In Progress, simple efforts made)
*Shoutbox (Version 1 in place)
*Polls (Simple version in place, added simple comments)



Possible (but unlikely) Stuff

*Captcha (Rough draft in place on Registration and login after 3 failed attempts. Needs major work)



Misc Javascript Stuff

*Ajax Features For:
-(This refers to loading one section but not everything else, like on the full Shoutbox page going from page to page)-
--Avatar Gallery
--Personal Message Boxes (Inbox, Outbox, Sent)
--Possibly most forms to avoid having the "Redirect Message" page
--Timeout on global refresh



Other Site Features (Low Priority)

*Calendar
*FAQ Section



I will update this as time goes by. If you have any suggestions not listed above, feel free to post them.
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New Progress Report #1

As you can see in the main post, I've gotten a lot done since I started this topic. However, I also have a lot more to do.

One thing I've been working on is a function that validates the contents of a Zip file when it gets uploaded, and makes sure that every file inside is an allowed file type. It's not perfect, and probably can't be due to PHP limitation. The other problem is that this can only work for the actual ".zip" format.

gZip files (.tz) have their own set of functions, as do .rar files. And the .rar functions are not a standard for PHP, they have to be installed separately (something that cannot be done with most shared servers).

So, even if I do mostly perfect this ".zip" validation, I'll have to write a similar function for .gz files, and they will have to be able to cross reference each other. By that, I mean that with my .zip validation function, it also validates all zip files included in a zip file, so they'll have to be set to use each other should a zip file be in a gZip file, or a gZip file in a zip file.

I will also have to write in the ability to either not validate compressed files or to ignore some errors, just in case.

For now, I will not be allowing any compressed files to be uploaded, but that may change in the near future.

As for everything else, it's just going to have to progress as I am able to work on it all.

Side Note: I've got all this BB Code and formatting ability at my disposal when posting, but I still don't use any of it much. Kind of interesting to me.
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New Oh I can't wait until you get to the blog part. Also I do believe that most browsers have spell check built in and is probably not necessary to code into the site. Being able to embed/upload videos when the blog part is done is a FANTASTIC idea and I hope it works out! [:)]
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New I personally love the idea of a spell check. If you are logged in on your phone or tablet, and have auto correct off, then you will need ut. Lol
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New There are a few ideas I forgot about when I posted this topic originally, though I'm not sure how relevant they would be in this day and age.

First, I've toyed with the idea for years of creating a "casino" section. I had one years ago, but there wasn't much involved. Some things I've done in the past are Keno, Bingo and a basic dice game. I've thought about adding things like Blackjack, Poker and a few "Slot Machine" style scripts.

Second, which would be used for the Casino, as well as other things, would be a "Currency System". Basically, there would be a kind of site currency where you get "points" for things like registering (existing accounts would of course get a starting amount equal to registering a new account) and posting in the forum. You'd also get a certain amount on your birthday (maybe even more if you actually visit/login on your birthday).

Some other ideas for currency use would be maybe the ability to change your username for a price, upgrade message storage or upload limits, etc.

No clue if I'll do this or not, but it's just an idea.
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New I've been working the last few days on a new Blog Section. I've got a very rough draft put together, though I have not yet enabled it here. This was one of those things I was always on the fence about to begin with, but my wife and son both wanted a blog so I went ahead with it.

I'm going to see if I can think of anything to actually blog about, and if I can, I'll enable it here. It's very, very rough at the moment, but I've only been working on it 3 or 4 days and the functionality is mostly in place.
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New I've been doing some minor work here and there. I think I fixed some javascript that's been bugging me for a while, mostly in regard to the ShoutBox. I've also added a section on the home page to show the latest blogs, forum topics and forum post activity.

The last two sound like the same thing, but they actually aren't the same. The latest Forum Topics will show the last full topics posted anywhere the visitor can view. The latest Forum Post Activity is basically the latest posts to be posted, OR replied to.

I may tweak that last one though to only include topics that actually have replies, that way it would literally be the same as most recent replies... But maybe not, I'm not sure. For right now, that is all. Maybe I'll do more later.
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New This is technically part of my 'Site Notes', even though I did post a topic on it already. So I have added a new feature Blog & Topic Ratings. You can now rate blogs and forum topics with 1 to 5 stars.

That is all for now.
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New I whipped up a quick "Site Polls" section of the site. Click that link to read about it.

;-)
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New Just for good measure, here is a topic on some recent updates, including getting on board with HTTPS and some tweaks to the Photo Gallery:

https://www.distantweb.net/forum.php?do=topic&t=50
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New I should also say that I'm kind of running out of things to really focus on. Most of what's left in the original post is stuff that's not really that important. The photo gallery probably has the most I can work on, because there is still a lot left to do there; the problem is that I just don't care that much about the photo gallery lol.

But I may be forced to focus on it because there really is so little left with what I previously outlined. I permanently deleted my Facebook account, so I really have no interest in Social Media crap.

Some tweaking that needs to be done is hard to do with so little data in the first place. 'Search' options for example; without a larger data pool, it's hard to really work on that. I'd need a TON more data; forum posts, blogs, polls, etc.

Maybe I should start focusing on the minor details; whatever doesn't look as good as it can, try and make it look better. Replying to a topic for example; I kind of threw that together rather quickly, and the spot where it shows the original topic and latest replies and what not, I could make that look more like when actually viewing the topic.

If anyone is reading, and you have some thoughts or suggestions, I'd be more than happy to hear what you have to say!
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