Alright, so I wanted to suggest a couple suggestions for the forum- but unlike most people, I know better. Running this forum can only be hard, and large changes are difficult to say the least. So instead, I'm here today to suggest smaller changes; tiny things that are easy to implement, and in some cases may just be formatting errors. None of these matter to the forums, and all can be ignored. Still, something to gnaw on.
#01 Fix the Topslice of the forum bars for wide screens
Alright, this one is the definition of tiny. For screens approaching 2.3k pixels in width, the length of the images used to define the top bars end early, causing tearing. example#02 Default view: Give the topslice of the forum bars transparency
Simple fix; something that could be done in photoshop. All you need to do is add transparency to the top slice in order to remove the white bits here#03 Save post data when switching themes.
When someone selects a different theme while writing a new topic or making a post, the post data doesn't show in the new page. Perhaps it could save our posts for the next page instead?#04 Fix the sleepy icon?
This one has been annoying me for awhile, and I don't know if it's just me: THIS LITTLE MALCONTENT, RIGHT HERE
never shows up. #05 Sort search results properly
One of the things I've noticed when searching through the forums- when you order the search results by "most recent" it doesn't really sort the results by date at all.#06 Save user settings such as theme choice in database, not as cookies
This is a bit of a tougher one because it would require tussling with models and columns in the DB. Elliquiy is terrible at remembering customization settings. Settings in the Ajax chat, the preferred theme of the forums and so on don't stay that way for many users. I don't know E's backend, but I'd say it's from session data expiring- the best way to fix that would be to store these changes in a column in your registered users table. #07 Make the buddies list more accessible
Right now, the only way to get to a page to see the status of all your "buddies" in one place is to navigate to your profile, click the "modify" dropdown, and click on "Buddies/Ignore List". Maybe it's just me, but it'd be really neat if there was a similar link on the main navigation bar for viewing our buddies, somewhere on here