Bitcoin Forum
December 04, 2016, 04:09:45 AM *
News: To be able to use the next phase of the beta forum software, please ensure that your email address is correct/functional.
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: How do you manage to read this forum ? (Suggestions)  (Read 1707 times)
Transisto
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1624



View Profile WWW
October 17, 2011, 09:45:21 PM
 #1

How to you guys follow what's going on at this forum ?  

The amount of noise is unbearable,

I am convinced that this poor forum is what hinder Bitcoin development the most.

I think everyone would agree that we need a way to "Down Votes" or Hide threads like this.

  • WHy do people only buy ATIcards when NVIDA is somuch better?  replies 75 , views 2000+

Also; How can we sort threads by start date ?
1480824585
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480824585

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480824585
Reply with quote  #2

1480824585
Report to moderator
1480824585
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480824585

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480824585
Reply with quote  #2

1480824585
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1480824585
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1480824585

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1480824585
Reply with quote  #2

1480824585
Report to moderator
BitcoinPorn
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560


Posts: 69


View Profile WWW
October 17, 2011, 10:02:46 PM
 #2

Use other forums https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin:Community_portal

I personally have used and can suggest  http://bitcoin.org.uk/forums and http://www.btclog.com/

with http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/ being my true love.

So that is how I manage to read this forum, by making sure I read sane posts where people are actually trying to progress Bitcoin elsewhere.  It isn't as fun though.

RandyFolds
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 434



View Profile
October 17, 2011, 10:20:33 PM
 #3

Use other forums https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin:Community_portal

I personally have used and can suggest  http://bitcoin.org.uk/forums and http://www.btclog.com/

with http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/ being my true love.

So that is how I manage to read this forum, by making sure I read sane posts where people are actually trying to progress Bitcoin elsewhere.  It isn't as fun though.

The other forums are totally dead by comparison. It's unfortunate, because there is waaaay too much garbage here. I think an up/down vote type thing might do well, but it would also make it harder to follow along with the really current stuff.

▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
▓▓ ONEDICE.ME ▓▓▓▓▓ BEST DICE EXPERIENCE ▓▓▓▓ PLAY OR INVEST ▓▓▓▓▓▓
▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓▓
Transisto
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1624



View Profile WWW
October 17, 2011, 10:23:23 PM
 #4

I do visit these regularly but there are no alternatives in term of size.

BitcoinPorn
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 560


Posts: 69


View Profile WWW
October 17, 2011, 10:34:05 PM
 #5

I think the numbers on these forums are not an accurate representation of current active users.

But then again, there is also less noise in any other Bitcoin forum.

Transisto
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1624



View Profile WWW
October 17, 2011, 10:47:50 PM
 #6

I think the numbers on these forums are not an accurate representation of current active users.

But then again, there is also less noise in any other Bitcoin forum.
The problem asked is: How do you filter through 500 000 post from 50 000 members, 15 000 noobs, 5 000 trolls, and 10 000 market manipulators.

The place is way too centralized and the software is way too inefficient at managing that amount of content.
I think offloading subs of the forum to other places (niche website with different software) is the best way to go.

For instance I would auction the whole "Marketplace" sub the highest bidder or get rid of it.
Same goes for :

Economics
Off-topic
Politics & Society
Alternate cryptocurrencies

Otherwise, How many man/hrs would it cost to implement crowd filtering over SMF ?
theymos
Administrator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2492


View Profile
October 18, 2011, 02:45:34 AM
 #7

I skim four of the main sections on every visit, and a couple others every once in a while. The others I don't read unless someone points me to a topic there. I check my "show new replies to your posts" a lot.

The next forum software is required to have a watchlist feature, which I think will help a lot.

Later on other ways of viewing topics might be added. For example, topics could be viewed in a strict chronological order without bumping so you don't miss any topics. You could also maintain a list of people you like and have topics they post in highlighted.

I don't like global ratings (like Reddit). While I agree that these communities are often fun, it is difficult to express controversial opinions with such systems.

1NXYoJ5xU91Jp83XfVMHwwTUyZFK64BoAD
fennec
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 76



View Profile WWW
October 18, 2011, 03:15:21 AM
 #8

Can we please make the 'ignore' button also hide the ignored user's threads?

Preev – simple Bitcoin converter with live exchange rates
error
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 574



View Profile
October 18, 2011, 06:12:52 AM
 #9

Aggressive use of Ignore Boards.

15UFyv6kfWgq83Pp3yhXPr8rknv9m6581W
stryker
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 232


View Profile
October 18, 2011, 07:04:41 AM
 #10

Use other forums https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Bitcoin:Community_portal

I personally have used and can suggest  http://bitcoin.org.uk/forums and http://www.btclog.com/

with http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/ being my true love.

So that is how I manage to read this forum, by making sure I read sane posts where people are actually trying to progress Bitcoin elsewhere.  It isn't as fun though.

+1

Thanks for that, couple of new ones for me there.... I must admit I only read these forums through fear of missing something but any other good source of news etc is most welcome
fennec
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 76



View Profile WWW
October 20, 2011, 06:13:39 PM
 #11

Aggressive use of Ignore Boards.

Thanks, didn't know about that.

Not really what I was thinking, but I guess it's a half-way solution.

Preev – simple Bitcoin converter with live exchange rates
repentance
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 840


View Profile
October 22, 2011, 12:56:47 AM
 #12

I think the numbers on these forums are not an accurate representation of current active users.

But then again, there is also less noise in any other Bitcoin forum.
The problem asked is: How do you filter through 500 000 post from 50 000 members, 15 000 noobs, 5 000 trolls, and 10 000 market manipulators.

The place is way too centralized and the software is way too inefficient at managing that amount of content.
I think offloading subs of the forum to other places (niche website with different software) is the best way to go.

For instance I would auction the whole "Marketplace" sub the highest bidder or get rid of it.
Same goes for :

Economics
Off-topic
Politics & Society
Alternate cryptocurrencies

Otherwise, How many man/hrs would it cost to implement crowd filtering over SMF ?

A lot of information about problems with the exchanges gets posted in the Currency exchange subforum of Marketplace and nowhere else.  If Marketplace goes, then it would make sense to create an "Exchanges" subforum under Trading or under the general Discussion forum.  Right now, threads about what's going on with the exchanges can be in any one of those forums and I'm sure that people often miss out on up to date information unless they regularly check all three.

All I can say is that this is Bitcoin. I don't believe it until I see six confirmations.
TiagoTiago
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 616


Firstbits.com/1fg4i                :Ƀ


View Profile
October 22, 2011, 02:11:41 AM
 #13

I have way too much free time i guess...that and the ability of receiving new reply email notifications, it is quite handy...

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

Wanna gimme some BTC for any or no reason? 1FmvtS66LFh6ycrXDwKRQTexGJw4UWiqDX Smiley

The more you believe in Bitcoin, and the more you show you do to other people, the faster the real value will soar!

Do you like mmmBananas?!
Sannyasi
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 455



View Profile WWW
October 22, 2011, 02:28:59 AM
 #14

if you like foruming without all the ignorance then ignoring certain people and certain subforums is a very good start.

1DxP5iL6hN5Gd3cwmDz9uFSntW8ALBQaGK

http://gamerkeys.net/common/home.htm <- the best place to get games!

my portfoio: http://windowsofamind.com
Transisto
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1624



View Profile WWW
October 22, 2011, 02:36:16 AM
 #15

With no way to sort post by start date,
what I see again and again,
The same 20 threads with 50+ post that changed subject ~12 time.
eldentyrell
Donator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 966


felonious vagrancy, personified


View Profile WWW
October 30, 2011, 08:41:48 PM
 #16

With no way to sort post by start date,
what I see again and again,
The same 20 threads with 50+ post that changed subject ~12 time.

Yeah, web-forum interfaces just do not scale.  Period.

We need a simple, stable forum API so people can come up with innovative interfaces tailored to the needs and reading habits of different kinds of users.  Expecting the person operating the forum to meet the UI needs of every single user is pretty silly.

The printing press heralded the end of the Dark Ages and made the Enlightenment possible, but it took another three centuries before any country managed to put freedom of the press beyond the reach of legislators.  So it may take a while before cryptocurrencies are free of the AML-NSA-KYC surveillance plague.
TiagoTiago
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 616


Firstbits.com/1fg4i                :Ƀ


View Profile
October 30, 2011, 08:49:14 PM
 #17

You should be able to change the sorting options by clicking the column headers, not sure what's wrong. Also, isn't there a couple options to control sorting in the control panel?

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

Wanna gimme some BTC for any or no reason? 1FmvtS66LFh6ycrXDwKRQTexGJw4UWiqDX Smiley

The more you believe in Bitcoin, and the more you show you do to other people, the faster the real value will soar!

Do you like mmmBananas?!
cruikshank
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 84


View Profile
October 31, 2011, 07:20:37 AM
 #18

I think everyone would agree that we need a way to "Down Votes" or Hide threads like this.

I think an up/down vote type thing might do well, but it would also make it harder to follow along with the really current stuff.

Up and down votes could just be bought or sold. Which would be fine if you wouldn't mind a market for such a thing.

Hell, anyone with a grudge or just in the mood to do so could give down votes for the hell of it.

As for the question at hand:

I skim four of the main sections on every visit, and a couple others every once in a while. The others I don't read unless someone points me to a topic there. I check my "show new replies to your posts" a lot.

That is about the same thing I do. Easy enough to filter things out by skimming and staying away from the sub forums that don't interest you that much and ignoring anything else.

1JvnFCbMXAyeooPggF9snLAeg3A2QVV8eh
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!