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  • #588715

    Will Hill
    Participant

    Please provide your feedback to YWN on feature improvements, technical suggestions, and other wonderful ideas the Y.W. Editor would be sure to appreciate hearing from his loyal fans!

    #1224822

    ujm
    Participant

    How about a setting to change ones screen name. (It used to exist, but disappeared.)

    #1224823

    Chacham
    Member

    how about closing the coffee room for good

    #1224824

    smh1
    Member

    I would like to see guidelines/rules for what can be said on this site. Also, sometimes things get posted, and then later deleted. Why were they posted to start with?

    #1224825

    Jewess
    Member

    Will Hill, I’d think YW Editor would be a woman.

    I do get a lot of laughs from reading comments here. I think spell-check is needed here.

    #1224826

    i second ujm’s motion … i will be graduating this year (I’YH) and will need to change it, and am not a big fan of multiple screen names

    #1224827

    Bogen
    Participant

    Hire a bunch of additional moderators so comments post within a reasonable timeframe. (Especially for those of us outside the US of A, who have long no-post periods.)

    #1224828

    smh1
    Member

    on first screen of topics, “last poster” and “freshness” are not always accurate. for example, right now for this thread, it says: 7 posts(true); last post: shtultzy guy(not true); and freshness: one hour(not true). The last post I see here is “Bogen, 17 min ago”

    #1224829

    Anonymous

    For those asking for rules, please see the attached link

    http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/article.php?p=6765

    #1224830

    mw13
    Participant

    i think stronger censoring of lashon hara and general bashing would be great.

    #1224831

    RBS_gimmel
    Participant

    Jewess, FYI, the Editor is a man (I know him)

    #1224832

    Mommish
    Member

    On the topics screen, in addition to the topic name and most recent post/poster, I’d like the listings to show when the first post in a thread was made, and by whom.

    #1224833

    mamashtakah
    Member

    Simply not allowing comments on anything would be the best choice.

    #1224834

    notpashut
    Member

    mommish

    Took the words right off my keyboard.

    #1224835

    smh1
    Member

    thank you moderator for that link to rules. I suggest that it be more easily and obviously accessible, like maybe a link on the side. BTW, either due to more careful editing, or to maturing of posters, the tone of posts seems to be more pleasant and less angry, in general, the past few months.

    #1224836

    “BTW, either due to more careful editing, or to maturing of posters, the tone of posts seems to be more pleasant and less angry, in general, the past few months.”

    I’m still relatively new here, and I really can’t imagine- how bad was it before???

    #1224837

    smartcookie
    Member

    How about spellchecking? So careless mistakes will get corrected and bad mistakes will not look so bad anymore…. Some errors are so ridiculous.

    #1224838

    The Big One
    Participant

    Suggestion:

    More topics (before they disappear into the abyss).

    #1224839

    zimby
    Member

    Hhhmmm, cant think of anything 🙂

    #1224840

    yashrus20
    Member

    hmm…Maybe a shadchanim room or is this too public? or mabye YWN can come up w/ a way to make it like ride sharing where its a bit private?

    #1224841

    Y.W. Editor
    Keymaster

    Just added 10 additional threads to the front page. Now showing 40.

    Enjoy, fellers….and behave yeerselvs 🙂

    #1224842

    todah rabba

    #1224843

    JAPP
    Member

    i have heard storys from my close freinds who were blocked can you please tell us your policies concerning getting blocked

    #1224844

    JAPP
    Member

    is there a way to change your password

    #1224845

    oomis
    Participant

    I would like to see an option for ONLY seeing the new posts appearing on the list, but not having to wade through the ones you already have read to get to the others. Even with “Latest Reply” you still might have to scroll through a long page or even two, because you haven’t yet read the ten other posts from before the latest one.

    #1224846

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    absolutly none! you guys do a great job!

    #1224847

    Will Hill
    Participant

    Y.W. Editor:

    Thanks for additing additional threads to the main page. Big help…

    It seems the more topics you put on the main page, the busier the Coffee Room gets!

    (Most people probably only look at the main page.)

    Keep up the great job.

    #1224848

    chaimss
    Participant

    I’d like a feature where we were e-mailed when someone replied to a topic we were subscribed too. Especially with news stories, it’s a shtickel annoying to have to keep checking back.

    #1224849

    Joseph
    Participant

    I agree with chaimss. That would be a very useful feature (email subscription to comments), and is easily implemented with a free WordPress plugin.

    #1224850

    mw13
    Participant

    i third that motion!

    (and no, i don’t know if that is proper english, but you get the point.)

    #1224851

    xerox
    Member

    Ditto! (well in this case, i ??fourth?? that motion??)

    #1224852

    smh1
    Member

    Editor, could we please have some feedback on all these suggestions? are any f them workable? thank you so much!

    #1224853

    feivel
    Participant

    get a new “joke of the day” editor. 😉

    and change the name to “joke of the week”

    #1224855

    Joseph
    Participant

    How about posting a timestamp in the coffee room instead of X days ago.

    #1224856

    The Big One
    Participant

    How about a banner advertisement on the front page of YW for the Coffee Room, since most reader of the main site overlook the Coffee Room link and don’t even know about it??

    #1224857

    Will Hill
    Participant

    Post comments IN THE ORDER RECEIVED. Many times newer comments are posted earlier, sometimes MUCH EARLIER. This disrupts and makes difficult the conversation in the thread (and easy to miss a older message moderated later than newer ones.)

    This is in addition to the long times it takes to review and post messages by the mods.

    #1224858

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    how abt update recent posts even late at night!!! no sleep for the weary!!!

    #1224859

    The Big One
    Participant

    BTW I have a tech problem w/YW. When I post to the main site (not the coffee room) it doesn’t show my screen name under my comment. Instead it says “Anonymous.” mariner mentioned he has the same problem.

    I think it happens to whoever registered their screen name in the coffee room – the screen name appears on comments in the coffee room, but says Anonymous on the main site.

    If someone registers a screen name on the main site, it shows up there as well as in the coffee room.

    #1224860

    Y.W. Editor
    Keymaster

    We are reading all of your input, and as soon as we get time will try and make everyone happy!

    Anything else?

    Now in return, the news room is in desperate need of a heater, a flat-screen, and this dial-up Internet just has to go! Anyone?

    #1224861

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    yw editor

    i’ll sponser you guys the flat screen!!! where do you want me to ship it to???

    #1224862

    Chuck Schwab
    Participant

    Thank You Mr. Editor for hearing all these good suggestions, and helping everyone out by implementing them!

    Here is something I think would be useful. If a moderator rejects a comment for whatever reason, send the poster an email with the original message so he could edit it so it is appropriate and he can repost it without the objectionable parts. If someone writes a whole megila of a comment and it never gets posted, the original poster doesn’t have a copy of his original message and may not want to type it all over (without the objectionable parts.) Also, maybe the moderator can include a note in the email why it was rejected.

    If the moderator edits out the objectionable parts (instead of rejecting it outright) , which is actually a better idea if possible, then just out a little note where it was edited with something like “edited by moderator”. I don’t think it is necessary to make the poster feel bad by writing WHY it was edited for everyone else to see, the poster will get the hint anyways.

    #1224863

    Anonymous

    many times we delete the comment “why hasn’t my post been published” this can occur anywhere from 5 hours down to 5 minutes after the initial post was submitted. To take the time to send the post back with the objectional parts highlighed would be extremely time consuming.

    sometimes we will edit a post with just the deleted by YW Moderator comment other times we delete post entirely.

    sometimes, rarely, but sometimes a comment is added as to why the comment was deleted because the person submitting the objectional post did not get the hint after several deletions.

    #1224864

    Bogen
    Participant

    Did anyone already suggest adding new moderators to help things move along?

    #1224865

    Jewess
    Member

    Can we get emails telling us why our comments got deleted or will that be too time consuming? Half my posts are in Cyber Heaven or Hell and I get confused by the things you guys choose to post or not post.

    #1224866

    Joseph
    Participant

    Jewess,

    The rule of thumb is if its red, its a no-no.

    #1224867

    Truehonesty
    Member

    Suggestion: Please dont close threads because topics have been covered in other places. Not always can everyone read every thread and often threads tangent off to other subjects and we may not know that it was covered elsewhere. Also different people have different viewpoints and clearer pictures emerge. There are enough obvious reasons to close threads so I dont see why this should be a reason. What does it bother you to have things repeated in other threads? When the subject has been fully covered (again), naturally it will peter out.

    Many thanks!

    #1224868

    Joseph
    Participant

    I second Truehonesty.

    I think threads have been closed too quickly lately.

    #1224869

    brooklyn19
    Participant

    how about if we could see who’s on? and especially if we could see when there’s a moderator online.

    #1224870

    asdfghjkl
    Participant

    well said brooklyn19!!! i second that!!!!

    #1224871

    WOODRIGE1
    Member

    brooklyn19 this is not the jewish version of facebook!!

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