Quote: "With a resource the size of this improving the search features should be the number one priority"
It is pretty high on the list yes.
Quote: "One slight suggestion, it's not that important and I don't know how hard it would be, but it would be nice if the link at the top of a Global thread took the user back to the board they clicked into the thread from, as opposed to taking them to the Global threads board."
Agreed and it will
Quote: "Improving search functionality is a MUST. Starting with some simple features that every other forum takes for granted--being able to view all threads and posts by any particular user. Currently, we can only view threads a user has started and only the last 100, so a lot of historic posts and content is pretty impossible to find. This should be one of the easier updates to implement."
As said previously this is pretty high on the list of changes and the new search system will be very fully featured. There will also be paged results for users threads and posts.
Quote: "I am pleased that the search system will be improved but going back to an earlier point I made, apologies for repeating but do not want this point to be overlooked, if the search title is poor then searching will not find the subject in question. Example when the Subject Title is something like "Please help me". Often good and helpful responses are made but it is virtually impossible for others to find those replies because the main subject is not included in the Subject Title.
An idea is to have a obligatory tick box for main subjects linked to the subject title which is then also linked to the search. Not perfect but better than current situation. I am sure others can develop this idea or better it."
A search system for user generated material especially that of younger users or those that do not speak English very well can be very hard to manage as you will always get those type of threads with an useless title. The mods do a good job at mitigating this and there aren't as many now we will just have to try a few things and see how it goes.
Quote: "Also, out of interest why is there still an MSN button, I thought MSN was basically dead?"
Quote: "MSN is completely dead, replaced with skype. If this gets removed (I think it should), I would suggest adding some new buttons as well (Steam for example)."
A skype button will be replacing it, please suggest other buttons you would like I will add them all in one go.
Quote: "Sorry if someone has mentioned this already - can you disable posting unless its the last page of the thread?"
An interesting point I will look into that
Quote: "Maybe you could convert the user name (On the left side) to a link to the users profile, rather that a separate profile button, to me that seems to make more sense.. but that may just be me."
I also agree.
Sorry for the lack of updates recently all TGC have me working very hard on another project but once that settles down I will release a whole bunch
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