• Jeff K.

    Forum Quotes: Start Rocking

    A couple of people -- okay, a lot of people -- have requested that we add quoting functionality to the ESP forums. Your wish is our command. Quoting is now possible, thanks to our web development team and to your feedback on making the forum better. Thanks for your patience. You can quote me on that (literally).

    • Road King

      "You can quote me on that (literally)."

      Actually we can't. The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

    • Jeff K.
      Road King wrote:

      The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

      Then quote me on this. Damn man, just quote me!

    • Road King
      Jeff K. wrote:

      The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

      Then quote me on this. Damn man, just quote me!

      OK, congratulations on implementing a function that should have always been available from this forum's inception. Here's what to work on next (according to other members' compaints):

      1. Ditch the reply/nesting functions.

      2. Ditch the approved member nonsense.

      3. Ditch the OP showing up first on each additional page of a thread.

      4. Implement confused smilies.

      tl;dr? Make the forum exactly like it was in 2012.

    • Jeff K.

      Thanks for the input RK! I will say that we're looking forward and not backward. We won't "ditch approved members", but we still can make tweaks to how the forum performs. We might consult with you and a few other folks here who seem to have good ideas on ways to make the forums improve. Are more smilies super important to the experience of using the forum?

    • metalhobo
      Road King wrote:

      The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

      Then quote me on this. Damn man, just quote me!

      OK, congratulations on implementing a function that should have always been available from this forum's inception. Here's what to work on next (according to other members' compaints):

      1. Ditch the reply/nesting functions.

      2. Ditch the approved member nonsense.

      3. Ditch the OP showing up first on each additional page of a thread.

      4. Implement confused smilies.

      tl;dr? Make the forum exactly like it was in 2012.

       

    • metalhobo
      metalhobo wrote:

      The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

      Then quote me on this. Damn man, just quote me!

      OK, congratulations on implementing a function that should have always been available from this forum's inception. Here's what to work on next (according to other members' compaints):

      1. Ditch the reply/nesting functions.

      2. Ditch the approved member nonsense.

      3. Ditch the OP showing up first on each additional page of a thread.

      4. Implement confused smilies.

      tl;dr? Make the forum exactly like it was in 2012.

       

       

    • metalhobo
      metalhobo wrote:

      The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

      Then quote me on this. Damn man, just quote me!

      OK, congratulations on implementing a function that should have always been available from this forum's inception. Here's what to work on next (according to other members' compaints):

      1. Ditch the reply/nesting functions.

      2. Ditch the approved member nonsense.

      3. Ditch the OP showing up first on each additional page of a thread.

      4. Implement confused smilies.

      tl;dr? Make the forum exactly like it was in 2012.

       

       

       

    • metalhobo
      metalhobo wrote:

      The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

      Then quote me on this. Damn man, just quote me!

      OK, congratulations on implementing a function that should have always been available from this forum's inception. Here's what to work on next (according to other members' compaints):

      1. Ditch the reply/nesting functions.

      2. Ditch the approved member nonsense.

      3. Ditch the OP showing up first on each additional page of a thread.

      4. Implement confused smilies.

      tl;dr? Make the forum exactly like it was in 2012.

       

       

       

       

    • metalhobo
      metalhobo wrote:

      The OP can neither be quoted nor directly replied to. Oops.

      Then quote me on this. Damn man, just quote me!

      OK, congratulations on implementing a function that should have always been available from this forum's inception. Here's what to work on next (according to other members' compaints):

      1. Ditch the reply/nesting functions.

      2. Ditch the approved member nonsense.

      3. Ditch the OP showing up first on each additional page of a thread.

      4. Implement confused smilies.

      tl;dr? Make the forum exactly like it was in 2012.

       

       

       

       

       

    • metalhobo

      1. nested quoting doesn't work right (only puts the last author)

      2. no multiple quoting yet?

      3. where is dynamically linked original posts? like, I want to click a thing on the quoted post to view the original post

    • ♥messiah♥
      Jeff K. wrote:

      Thanks for the input RK! I will say that we're looking forward and not backward. We won't "ditch approved members", but we still can make tweaks to how the forum performs. We might consult with you and a few other folks here who seem to have good ideas on ways to make the forums improve.

      Before when people made suggestions they were met with sarcasim and rude comments.  People who seemed to actually know the business (Single Coil Pickup and homess) were routinely dismissed before.  Now you want to consult with them to help the forum.  What caused this change of heart?

    • Jeff K.

      Okay, this is good feedback. Keep it coming. Thanks Metalhobo.

    • Road King
      Jeff K. wrote:

      Thanks for the input RK! I will say that we're looking forward and not backward. We won't "ditch approved members", but we still can make tweaks to how the forum performs. We might consult with you and a few other folks here who seem to have good ideas on ways to make the forums improve. Are more smilies super important to the experience of using the forum?

      Most noobs, as well as former members from the old forum, can't figure out how to become approved members. I pretty much had to upload 100's of pics just to get approved. Anyways, if some noob wants to show off his or her new guitar but then can't, I don't see this person sticking around.

    • ♥messiah♥
      Road King wrote:

      Thanks for the input RK! I will say that we're looking forward and not backward. We won't "ditch approved members", but we still can make tweaks to how the forum performs. We might consult with you and a few other folks here who seem to have good ideas on ways to make the forums improve. Are more smilies super important to the experience of using the forum?

      Most noobs can't figure out how to become approved members. I pretty much had to upload 100's of pics just to get approved. Anyways, if some noob wants to show off his or her new guitar but then can't, I don't see this person sticking around.

      How do I become an approved member?  I want to show off my Lynch collection but it won't let me.

    • singlecoilpickup
      Jeff K. wrote:

      I will say that we're looking forward and not backward. 

      Interesting statement given that this forum is a large step backward in terms of technical features. 

      The approved members thing is flat-out terrible. It's not about "looking backward," it's about making the forum usable. There have been many guitar-related things I've been interested in posting and then just gave up when I got the stupid "non-approved member" thing despite being around here for 6 years. 

      I'm quite confident you'll find old members and new members alike would agree on that point. Stopping people from being able to share until they reach some threshold that isn't described anywhere is pure frustration and drives users away.


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