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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #120 on: May 11, 2012, 09:57:26 PM »
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Can we edit tag and description of all the pages/topics?

Meta descriptions are not a bad thing, don't let them get you down about this. Allot of social sites will and do use the meta descriptions for page links. So yes meta descriptions are important to a certain audience, to search engines not so important.

Allot of them also take open graph meta tags, not all of them though. The rest rely on meta descriptions for a link description.


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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #121 on: May 11, 2012, 10:11:29 PM »
There's still a fundamental problem... unless it's automated using the content itself (i.e. the first post), users aren't generally going to fill something in, meaning that unless it's automated, you won't get anything at all (users don't understand why they would have to fill something like that in, they don't care about your site being well ranked)
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #122 on: May 11, 2012, 10:17:51 PM »
You must be talking about the tags. I don't see any problems with meta, just pull the description of the board or the first post of a topic and shorten it to specs. Basically all my SMF sites do this. There shouldn't be any source code edits required though to get this work. In index.template.php, if your in a topic just pull the first post out of the topic array, in a board pull context['description'] to get the board descriptions, in board index well nothing there to hook onto.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #123 on: May 14, 2012, 11:31:25 PM »
Nice, so how's about plan, when we could test on RC and use Stable edition of 3.0?

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #124 on: May 15, 2012, 03:30:41 AM »
sigh. The answer is in this thread. I hope the expectation to take a few minutes and read back a few pages isn't too much. If it is, we're talking years. Can't get any more specific.
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #125 on: May 21, 2012, 03:31:41 PM »
sigh. The answer is in this thread. I hope the expectation to take a few minutes and read back a few pages isn't too much. If it is, we're talking years. Can't get any more specific.
Plus the pages will still increase ;D
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #126 on: May 24, 2012, 12:20:51 PM »
awesome!!!
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #127 on: May 25, 2012, 06:32:45 PM »
I'm done reporting. No one gives a ******.

That, and the fact that the whole reporting system just doesn't get peoples' attention enough, another reason why the whole moderation system needs an overhaul.
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #128 on: May 25, 2012, 07:11:42 PM »
Well, actually, the problem is that the folks who red the reports are not the folks who delete or ban....  And the few admins who can, don't....   When I had admin, I think I was one of the few who actually did something about the spammers.

Right now, the user is muted, warned or watched so as to keep track, but that's all that the non admins can do.
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #129 on: May 25, 2012, 07:13:27 PM »
But surely anyone who can read the report can remove the relevant post and document it in the moderation boards? Or is it now that no-one but admins can delete posts?
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #130 on: May 25, 2012, 07:53:05 PM »
Removed the posts :)

System does need slightly better notifications system or display though.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #131 on: May 25, 2012, 11:39:29 PM »
Removed the posts :)
Thank you. I see mine is gone too, but noo biggie. It verged onto the trolling side.

But surely anyone who can read the report can remove the relevant post and document it in the moderation boards?
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #132 on: May 26, 2012, 07:56:16 AM »
Think about that for a moment. The mods in use here are because they are things that are not present in SMF (topic solved, helpdesk etc.) but that have distinct use here.

Consider what would happen if it became the situation that the SMF team find the moderation panel so bad even they didn't use it. What message would that send?
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #133 on: May 26, 2012, 09:27:22 AM »
Well, actually, the problem is that the folks who red the reports are not the folks who delete or ban....  And the few admins who can, don't....   When I had admin, I think I was one of the few who actually did something about the spammers.

Right now, the user is muted, warned or watched so as to keep track, but that's all that the non admins can do.
It depends on the spammers but I've found that banning the accounts are generally a waste of time if you don't do it immediately.  Most spammer accounts I see come in, spam, and then are never used again.

What would be good is if the team can take a person to the level where their posts require approval.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #134 on: May 26, 2012, 01:57:00 PM »
Well, actually, the problem is that the folks who red the reports are not the folks who delete or ban....  And the few admins who can, don't....   When I had admin, I think I was one of the few who actually did something about the spammers.

Right now, the user is muted, warned or watched so as to keep track, but that's all that the non admins can do.
It depends on the spammers but I've found that banning the accounts are generally a waste of time if you don't do it immediately.  Most spammer accounts I see come in, spam, and then are never used again.

What would be good is if the team can take a person to the level where their posts require approval.
They can, set the "warning" level to 100% and the person can't post.


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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #135 on: May 26, 2012, 02:10:14 PM »
Wait may I ask where this discussion is going...?
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #136 on: May 26, 2012, 02:34:08 PM »
Wait may I ask where this discussion is going...?

Very far to the left of the topic :P

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #137 on: August 01, 2012, 11:47:31 AM »
It could be the greatest thing for the group who really had their effort on this project but then expanding will also means a lot of responsibility which I think will lead you onto some technical support to successfully manage everything at you own convenience.

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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #138 on: August 01, 2012, 11:48:23 AM »
Wait may I ask where this discussion is going...?

Spamwards, very quickly.
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Re: Simple Machines is expanding
« Reply #139 on: August 01, 2012, 01:36:12 PM »
reCaptcha for plugin in, admin can use on Register, Login or Submit or insert in a post. Oh, I think should be a separate plugin but full feature like that :D

And attach image to insert into post must be improve as well ;)