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Mike2025

Recent Status Update Suggestion

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I just recently started being active on the forums again, but even before I was away for a while I always had this same thought regarding the Recent Status Updates section of the forum and thought I'd share to see what everyone else thinks.

 

I never really liked how Twitter can be integrated into the Recent Status Update lists on the right side of the home forum page. It often gets flooded with status' of either people that are no longer active on the forum anymore and wouldn't reply to a comment made on those status' if someone were to comment on it, or it just simply floods out status' that are relevant to the forum and ones that would spark conversation. 

 

Before Twitter integration for status updates were made, I remember that section of the forum being useful and relevant. It sparked conversations between active forum members exclusively beyond posting. Now it's a section of the forum I tend to ignore mainly because none of the status' have any relevance to the forum or its members.

 

Just a suggestion. :)

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I agree I've never paid attention to that section since I joined mostly because it's linked to other social media and is just random stuff.

It would be nice to have it only be statuses updated from the site. Then I might acknowledge its existence.

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Good luck getting any changes made to anything on this forum.  Mr. Bug has been very absent lately, which is no good with all the new LIGHTS stuff going on.  If Mr. Bug no longer has time to manage the forum, get a new admin who does have the time.

 

ETA: Here's when JTB was last active here: "Last Active May 08 2014 01:02 PM"

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Good luck getting any changes made to anything on this forum.  Mr. Bug has been very absent lately, which is no good with all the new LIGHTS stuff going on.  If Mr. Bug no longer has time to manage the forum, get a new admin who does have the time.

 

ETA: Here's when JTB was last active here: "Last Active May 08 2014 01:02 PM"

 

It really bothers me when people talk this way about JBug.

 

Their job is NOT just about Lights' forum, they have a job at WB and they deserve some credit, not negativity. They DO have a life, after all.

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Anyway, back on topic, if I cared about what someone had to say on Twitter, I'd just follow them.

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Mr. Bug has been very absent lately, which is no good with all the new LIGHTS stuff going on.  If Mr. Bug no longer has time to manage the forum, get a new admin who does have the time.

 

ETA: Here's when JTB was last active here: "Last Active May 08 2014 01:02 PM"

To be fair, none of the other admins or moderators have been active recently either. The only one that's close to being active is Frostfire. Maybe that'll change when the new album gets released.

 

if I cared about what someone had to say on Twitter, I'd just follow them.

I forgot to mention this point in my original post. 

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To be fair, none of the other admins or moderators have been active recently either. The only one that's close to being active is Frostfire. Maybe that'll change when the new album gets released.

 

Exactly what I was thinking as well.

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I just recently started being active on the forums again, but even before I was away for a while I always had this same thought regarding the Recent Status Updates section of the forum and thought I'd share to see what everyone else thinks.

 

I never really liked how Twitter can be integrated into the Recent Status Update lists on the right side of the home forum page. It often gets flooded with status' of either people that are no longer active on the forum anymore and wouldn't reply to a comment made on those status' if someone were to comment on it, or it just simply floods out status' that are relevant to the forum and ones that would spark conversation. 

 

Before Twitter integration for status updates were made, I remember that section of the forum being useful and relevant. It sparked conversations between active forum members exclusively beyond posting. Now it's a section of the forum I tend to ignore mainly because none of the status' have any relevance to the forum or its members.

 

Just a suggestion. :)

 

What would you rather it do? You mentioned you don't like the Twiiter integration. Instead of twitter, what should it do?

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It really bothers me when people talk this way about JBug.

 

Their job is NOT just about Lights' forum, they have a job at WB and they deserve some credit, not negativity. They DO have a life, after all.

 

Why do you get so defensive?  I'm not making any personal attack on the bug.  I don't even know them personally.  I'm simply pointing out the lack of attention given to the forum.  Like I said if they don't have time for the forum, give it over to someone who does have time for it.  I remember what it was like here when Jeremy was actually very active.  Jeremy used to show a great deal of love for this forum.  Now it's the forgotten little corner of internet real estate devoted to LIGHTS.  This forum is need of many updates.

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Why do you get so defensive?  I'm not making any personal attack on the bug.  I don't even know them personally.  I'm simply pointing out the lack of attention given to the forum.  Like I said if they don't have time for the forum, give it over to someone who does have time for it.  I remember what it was like here when Jeremy was actually very active.  Jeremy used to show a great deal of love for this forum.  Now it's the forgotten little corner of internet real estate devoted to LIGHTS.  This forum is need of many updates.

 

Because it's just not necessary. Besides, people get busy.

 

I'm sure if the forum was as popular as it used to be, there would be more attention paid, but it really isn't popular at all these days. And if I were the Bug, I wouldn't give anyone complete control, because who's to say you could trust them?

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Because it's just not necessary. Besides, people get busy.

 

I'm sure if the forum was as popular as it used to be, there would be more attention paid, but it really isn't popular at all these days. And if I were the Bug, I wouldn't give anyone complete control, because who's to say you could trust them?

 

Obviously if I bring it up, I feel it is necessary.  Remember this thread?  Whatever happened with implementing any of those suggestions?  Look at how long ago that thread was created.  I just want to see some improvements made around here.  There's nothing wrong with being critical.

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What would you rather it do? You mentioned you don't like the Twiiter integration. Instead of twitter, what should it do?

Make it forum-exclusive status updates only.

 

If you click on 'View All Updates' on that section, as an example, you see 'montythefrogs' status with a different icon which indicates she created that status on the forum. When this forum first started out, forum-exclusive status updates were only allowed in that section, and it was a feature that was used quite frequently by most users. Ever since Twitter status updates have been mixed in with forum status updates, I've noticed less people commenting in that section, and less forum status' created since it's usually flooded with tweets. I would comment on montythefrog's status for example, but I know in a matter of hours its going to be buried by Twitter updates that aren't relevant to forum discussion.

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Obviously if I bring it up, I feel it is necessary.  Remember this thread?  Whatever happened with implementing any of those suggestions?  Look at how long ago that thread was created.  I just want to see some improvements made around here.  There's nothing wrong with being critical.

 

Is it really a big deal though? /:

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Is it really a big deal though? /:

 

Does it really matter if it's a big deal?

 

Anyway I agree with the point Mike is making with this thread.  Ditch the Twitter updates.

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Yeah that would be nice. Occasionally we have a small convo on it before it gets buried.

 

I agree Katie, the forum could do with many updates/changes and the bug isn't around to do that.

I think that they could give someone rights to be able to change a lot, yet Jeremy would still have powers over them just in case they prove to be destructive, less than useful, etc.

It isn't a big thing, but it would be nice. I don't expect it to happen though and I am not going to cry if it doesn't lol.

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Personally I don't mind seeing so many people post "Go Kings Go" status updates. But hey to each their own. ;fs

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Personally I don't mind seeing so many people post "Go Kings Go" status updates. But hey to each their own. ;fs

 

Whoa, haven't seen you around here in a while. :)

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Personally I don't mind seeing so many people post "Go Kings Go" status updates. But hey to each their own. ;fs

You must mean 'Go Hawks Go' status updates. ;fs Good to have you back on the forum btw! :D

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hehe. Hey Katie & Mike. Sorry I was merely lurking while working a graveyard shift a few nights ago. I'm usually only back on these/this board(s) around tour time. :P

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It really bothers me when people talk this way about JBug.

 

Their job is NOT just about Lights' forum, they have a job at WB and they deserve some credit, not negativity. They DO have a life, after all.

 

They do need more admin-types, though, especially with the flood of new fans that are going to come with this new album. If they even start to use the forum, idek.

 

 

I agree Katie, the forum could do with many updates/changes and the bug isn't around to do that.

I think that they could give someone rights to be able to change a lot, yet Jeremy would still have powers over them just in case they prove to be destructive, less than useful, etc.

It isn't a big thing, but it would be nice. I don't expect it to happen though and I am not going to cry if it doesn't lol.

 

 

Something like this is what I mean

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