FIXED Ask GBATemp?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Sop, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Sop
    OP

    Sop groovy dude lmao

    Banned
    1,244
    207
    Nov 14, 2010
    qld
    Is it scheduled to come back anytime? It was a really good feature in my opinion.
     
  2. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

    Member
    2,273
    1,086
    Aug 24, 2010
    United States
    not sure
    Ya whatever happen to it?
     
  3. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

    Administrator
    12,393
    5,640
    Oct 24, 2002
    It will be brought back to life eventually.
    None of the existing questions/answers/contents have been lost.
    We just got a lot of stuff to do before we work on that :)
     
  4. nukeboy95

    nukeboy95 Leave luck to heaven.

    Member
    2,273
    1,086
    Aug 24, 2010
    United States
    not sure
    Like what kinda of stuff?
     
  5. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,076
    8,586
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    He added back some features, such as review center, tutorial/guide index, blogs, and scrips users don't notice like showing who edited a post, it wasn't a standard feature of xenforo.
    There's a new feature I'm sure most of you never noticed : you can grant access to your own "first post" in a thread to another user so they can edit/maintain guide in your stead.
    few plugins and features (tapatalk, shoutbox, user notification, etc.)
    real life stuff taking lot of time too

    There are still missing features, here are the one I think:
    ask.gbatemp
    Ability to move a thread to blog
    quick picture upload. (not the album, the first version we had, it was easy and fast. But I guess if we get it back it will be the gallery addon)
    ws.gbatemp.net is gone (I had stuff stored in it)
    release list, now using nforush but maybe having access to the old one
    even if I didn't go to that page often, I liked the Forum's index with links to all available features/links.
    and maybe stuff I don't know (or can't talk about it) ;)
     
    nukeboy95 likes this.
  6. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Member
    27,883
    8,108
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    If ask comes back, three problems need to be fixed.

    1 - It wasn't very visible, people wouldn't try to answer stuff because they rarely saw it.

    2 - With the way people were rated on their answers, a lot of people didn't want to try answering questions because the rating was based off of posts, which didn't take #3 into account, so ratings were really fucked up (the people that gave the best answers were often rated THE WORST because it'd take them multiple posts to decide the best course of action, and only one of those posts could be chosen as good).

    3 - Some questions people ask cannot be answered immediately. There needs to be feedback and a discussion to determine an answer, which the ask section did not allow happily (character limits, no multi-quote, etc.)
     
  7. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

    Member
    1,783
    802
    Sep 23, 2010
    Canada
    I liked the Ask section, but I don't remember many people using it.
     
  8. GameWinner

    GameWinner Take your heart

    Member
    4,190
    1,689
    Jun 14, 2009
    United States
    Oh yeah, I remember this feature. I really liked it.
     
  9. Black-Ice

    Black-Ice Founder of the Church of Renamon

    Member
    4,230
    9,091
    Oct 31, 2011
    London
    What about...Ask Black-Ice?
     
  10. pyromaniac123

    pyromaniac123 ส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็(ಠ益ಠส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็

    Member
    2,001
    1,671
    Sep 24, 2011
    How about no.