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Pro feature suggestion Answered

I'm fairly sure somebody else has mentioned this, but I don't remember what the response was: It would be nice if there was an "logged in now" indicator, such as people's usernames being underlined, that was only visible to pro members. Or maybe there could be a page that simply lists all those logged in as you look. Just a thought.

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RadBear
RadBear

11 years ago

Had an idea for a Pro Account feature. Make it so folks w/ Pro accounts can suggest Ibles to the staff that should be featured. Pro account members wouldn't be able to make the Ible featured and they wouldn't be able to suggest their own, but they could point the staff towards Ibles they felt were worthy of being featured.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

The Feature Team is already mainly made up of "normal" members of the site (many of whom have turned pro, and all at their own expense). There's nothing stopping any member PMing a member of the FT to highlight a project, but they all get looked at anyway.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Maybe we need a certifiable list of feature team for suggestion, though I think there was a topic and group before...

Either way I think people will often ask questions about such things...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

I am totally for suggestions, but I  think what Eric has been communicating to us it that he needs code not ideas... >shrug<

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

I meant 'for suggestion' as in so people could suggest featurable 'ibles if they feel that one's been overlooked, though it might open lines for 'feature meeeeeeeee' messages...

There'd be no code to implement, just a topic and making common knowledge, eh, commoner...

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Ohh, misread that, sorry, I see what you mean.

Hmm, I feel awful saying it because it excludes a lot of perfectly valid (and frankly much better than me) users, but perhaps a pro topic for that would work for a trial run, and then if it seems to work we could give it a trial here with stern warnings not to spam your own ibles.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

There is already a group for the Feature Team - not all the team are in the group, but it's a start.

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oscarthompson
oscarthompson

Reply 11 years ago

That would be a very benifical idea, what im trying to say is, if you wanted a quick responce from some one you could see who's online that you know and comment on the work or pm them. of course the "see who's on line" menu will have to have a search as there is alot of members, like 10,000 inc pro and non-pro correct me if im wrong<br />Or instructables could make it only accesable to pro members<br /><br />Oscar<br />

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randofo
randofo

11 years ago

So... you are saying you want PM chat?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

No, I don't "do" chat (ask Lira - it confuses me).

What I mean is that (personally) it would be useful to know when others were online so that we knew where to go to for a quick response (I imagine a finger-in-the-dyke situation, where feedback is needed right now from somebody I know to be good with earthworks).

I guess the more sociable types might use it for live chat, but then that could also be presented as another feature that could entice people to turn pro.

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Not even IM, with just another person?

It can be handy at times...

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 11 years ago

Never mind... Read below and figured...

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Um, a pm chat would probably be one on one as it were. But I know what you mean....

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Huh, 1-on-1 confuses me, what with comments overlapping and what-not.

Seriously, ask Lira, she'll tell you.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Oh ok. Sorry. I know it isn't the easiest thing in the world to do.....I've been doing it so long I have adjusted to it, but I know it was very difficult when I first started at the ChatPlanet in the '90's.

My wife has difficulties with it too, especially if more than one person is in the same room (which is why she likes the exclusiveness of Facebook chat; one other person per window).

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Mainly, I'm hunting for features that could be realistically fulfilled, whilst acting as an incentive to turn pro.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

I think it just gives you a sense of connectivity simply knowing who is online as you type, at the exact same time as you. Might want an invisibility mode so it didn't turn into PM chat if you didn't want it to...

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

That's the kind of thing.

On the BBC messageboards, online members are marked with a pair of asterisks, so you know if you're likely to get a rapid response or come back later.

Since we have a touch more class here (the Beeb has bad moderation), I imagine that online members' names would aappear in bold, or an italic font.

Or maybe there would be a colour-change in the pro logo next to their name? Grey or dull-red for offline, the current bright orange for online.

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randofo
randofo

Reply 11 years ago

You're online the same time as me! (apparently)

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 11 years ago

Hahahaha see how good that feels?? :D

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

I'd quite like to see some advanced filtering options in my settings tab, like the ability to filter out categories from view. Also more instructibles per page would be really nice, so when I'm browsing new stuff I don't have to click and wait so often. :D

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

11 years ago

Maybe just use this for those you're subscribed to or those that are subscribed to you? I don't need to know everyone that's online, only a special few. 1337. :D

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mikeasaurus
mikeasaurus

11 years ago

it would also be awesome to see a list of who has selected your instructable(s) as a 'favorite'.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

well, things will smooth out soon enough we hope :-)

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Bigev
Bigev

11 years ago

Hmmm... nice. And handy for help. Yes, I like it too. not that that counts for much, but still...

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

I like this plan. Rated 5/5 to show my approval.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

11 years ago

Good idea, could have a little table showing weather the people you subscribed to are online

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=SMART=

Reply 11 years ago

yes