Complete list of suggestions for Qj.
Long list of QJ suggestions in a word document all read from the previous posts to be discussed here. Makes it a lot easier to read then the 250 odd posts on the subject in various threads.
Edit - Posted here as requested.
Moderation of comments, a lot of comments end up in flame wars between the likes of 12 year olds and 'mature' people. I understand not all comments can be kept clean but this is a priority. (Disabling Guest posting should fix this fairly well) I have been upset by a few comments in the past.
I simply can not find a place to submit news to staff for review. A submit news board / page would be an advantage to developers / site owners who would like to share news.
REDO THE SITE
Because of the Opera un-friendliness, I hate FireFox and IE and the one browser I use gets buggy and slow on QJ. Because the main website is slow as anything. Because the downloads page is awful in general. Because those with premium status (and developer status) don't get ads taken off the main website only the forums.
What can you do to save QJ? First I'd say re-write the entire site and make it faster to load (big pages + slow connection = eternity of loading).
Fix the downloads page on the main site, its buggy as hell on all browsers. Actually create some link between the main website and the forums (and I don't mean a hyperlink). Stop filling up the main website with things people don't care about, coming from the past using pspupdates there was a lot of things people obviously wouldn't give a damn about.
The Download page also need to be updated. The search is horrible,many files are unneeded and sometimes very very slow.
Have a PC Frontpage, loads of people program on PC. This would bring in a LOAD of new users. Make a new section of the forums to go with it Or just build upon the PC section already here.
Clean up dl.qj.net. It seems to be a simple layout, but it still takes forever to load. Search also never seems to bring up anything relevant, and sorting by date or downloads clears the whole thing.
How about adding a mobile version of the site that is more viewable from cellphones and psp. like how engadget has engadget mobile or m.engadget.com.
They should have a bot post every blog article in the respective forums.
Would you please fix the "remember me password" on the front page asap? It is really becoming a pain trying to reply somebody on the comments section and you have to relogin and you have to find the article and the comment again.
Fix the Front page remember me password, it does not remember long enough. It needs to remember like forever until somebody delete their cookies.
Get rid of the stupid comment star rating and have Votes like youtube comments.
It's not too bad as of right now (the immediate front page), but I find that a lot of the content that reaches the front page of PSPUPDATES has absolutely nothing (zip, zero, nadda) to do with the PSP whatsoever. It's kind of a big clue that the front page has gone to sh*t when content up there is unrelated to what the page is supposed to be all about makes it there. Sometimes you post news that is not about all formats but you put it on all and sometimes you post stuff that is completely crap and what people dont want to see while looking at ds or psp news.
The Pandora handheld device is on its way to release in the next few months after several delays; maybe covering that will be a nice venture to go down. Many sites do not cover homebrew releases and developments, that's where QJ has succeeded but without homebrew it is going to be difficult.
A brand new Ipod/Iphone section, exclusive releases, get people to join, have contests, people loved the summer homebrew contests for QJ.
Wiimodding, C++ tutorials.
The themes some people here make are amazing. Just in how good they are with graphics and how they've mastered making them. Give them some credit. Frontpage them.
So i suggest that Qj , as other people have said, decide to cover the Pandora and also indie games. Indie = homebrew anyway just for PC so why not cover it?
Support PC Downloads news. Like software, updated messengers, pc games and Tips and Tricks to speed up your computer. It would be great!
Avatars (no .gif please) on comments (maybe xbox360 section have Gamertags like Major Nelson Blog)
Do some weekly features on the site.
Cover ds homebrew!
Bring back the point system.
Bring back the VBplaza.
As a vet i feel this site needs to get a shoutbox.
An improvement on the premium system would be a good thing to start on. Maybe some more discounts to other sites like in the past.
Give us back 300k. I paid for Premium here and I liked the fact that even when my subscription was done, I was still able to get some of the features that premium users had. I like supporting this site, but I don't like to do it at the expense of 5 dollars a month.
Start to get exclusive content for a prem/vip only section also if we get such a forum to post exclusives
If QJ is going to see any signs of revival, you're going to obviously need a new set of staff. The threads here are out of control and the rules have been chucked out the window onto the curb and have been pooped on by a very large grebe several different times.
The admins neglect of these forums seems sickening. Now I don't know if it's you in particular, but the others in charge left these forums in the dark. They gave no updates or anything. Absolutely ZERO communication. Now do you know what is one of the steps in the wheel of conflict? It's COMMUNICATION.
Have a podcast.
Post more yourself admins like the big boss dude to show that you care about what we say.
You need to use a better theme. Definitely change up the site a bit. It looks very basic to me. When guests find the site, on graphical design alone, they probably leave right away. It shows that the administration doesn't care to clean it up.
I personally think that davee bubbletune slicer4ever and a-noob get there long overdue developer status.
Also i think that you should require people to tell what programming language they used to make there apps because lua shells suck but ones made in c or c++ are way better.
Change in piracy policies. I'm not talking about linking to pirated materials, but rather things like posting gameboots (PMFs, which caused a lot of stupid arguments in the past). A looser policy is what we should aim for, kind of like M for Mature.
Have a strict grammar policy, but no censorship. That will make sure that people post readable and meaning full posts, they had a point system based on how well you posted.
Censorship is an issue. People have gotten banned for stupid reasons. I think this forum either needs to not have censorship at all or looser censorship rules. If I say ass or call someone an ass, it's probably because they deserved it. Now if I tell everybody to go **** themselves, that's a different story.
Remove Censorship or have a optional to disable
Some new moderators. A lot of the moderators on this site aren't even active anymore. It's time to give some of the more experienced members a shot at moderating the forums with some gratitude in hopes of bringing this forum back to its former self.
REDO THE FORUMS
vB is completely unnecessary and only adds to server bill. When people go to forums.qj.net, they want a forum, not a forum and some ads and some useless banners and some overdone css and 100KB of HTML.
If you want to fix the forums,
-Change to a forum system that is lightweight so you stop spending so much (fluxbb)
-Offer something that other people don't have - content, community, and cleanliness
What you need to do is re-install the forums using the current DB, these are useless because of Myst's whack modding.
This forum requires that you wait 40 seconds between searches. Please try again in 13 seconds. That is annoying.
Just to note, for some reason you're 'Report Post' feature is written in Spanish. Or Portuguese. Or some random language.
Maybe having an overall Development forum with sub-forums (Psp, NDS etc.)
Make a new sub forum in the Development or the PSP Development, Hacks, and Home-brew forum for shells and portals because they are so numerous and block up the decent home-brew so we can then choose if we want to see them ALL or not.
Clean up the dev forum of crap, maybe some simple rules and yaustars guide at the top.
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