Activity and Wall Posts

We just deployed a very small patch that:

  • Floats all of your pending wall posts to the top of your profile page (you can only see this if you're viewing your own profile page).
  • Mixes approved wall posts (with full text) on your wall with your activity on your profile page.

Not huge changes, but should be a nice tweak for those of you who use the wall to communicate with other duders :)

Your Pending Wall Posts Appear at the Top of Your Profile
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Posted by coonce

We just deployed a very small patch that:

  • Floats all of your pending wall posts to the top of your profile page (you can only see this if you're viewing your own profile page).
  • Mixes approved wall posts (with full text) on your wall with your activity on your profile page.

Not huge changes, but should be a nice tweak for those of you who use the wall to communicate with other duders :)

Your Pending Wall Posts Appear at the Top of Your Profile
Posted by Sweep

<3

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Posted by Branthog

I still say blogs should just be forum posts. In fact, they appear in the same place, making the whole "blog" thing redundant. Also, I like pie and hash browns.

Posted by Hailinel
@Branthog
I still say blogs should just be forum posts. In fact, they appear in the same place, making the whole "blog" thing redundant. Also, I like pie and hash browns.
They're not required to be attached to a forum. That's the writer's choice.
Posted by FinalDasa

@Sweep said:

<3

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Posted by Branthog
@Hailinel said:
@Branthog
I still say blogs should just be forum posts. In fact, they appear in the same place, making the whole "blog" thing redundant. Also, I like pie and hash browns.
They're not required to be attached to a forum. That's the writer's choice.
I didn't even realize that. It doesn't change that blogs seem like unnecessary cruft. I don't want to diminish the hard work anyone has put into building out that functionality, but it still seems redundant; performing the same function as forums, with the option to segregate the content if the poster really wants to. I've never seen a "blog" entry that couldn't have just been a forum post (though I've seen people scold posters who make a significant post that they "should have made that a blog post" as if forums are only for trivial content) and if people really want a blog, there are plenty of services that do nothing but blog hosting.
 
Anyway, it just remains one of those things that seems like it shouldn't and maybe even doesn't "fit" and a trend that I'm surprised GB partakes in, since GB has had the wisdom not to keep the whole "voting on comments" thing or other gimmicks.
 
Note, again, that I'm not saying I've never seen GB "blogs" with great content. I just don't see why they need to be blogs, instead of forum posts. If it's because "they would get lost in the sea of forum posts", then I'd assert that the solution is to re-think the structure of the forums.
Posted by ZombiePie

@Branthog: This website started out as just a blog and blogging existed before the forums were created on this site. Deleting blogging would eliminate all of the site content from the beginning of the site.

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Posted by Branthog

@ZombiePie said:

@Branthog: This website started out as just a blog and blogging existed before the forums were created on this site. Deleting blogging would eliminate all of the site content from the beginning of the site.

Yeah, and before it was called "blogging" it was called "having a website". I'm obviously not talking about removing the actual content management system, but the user-side blogging system. Of course, I also misunderstood the first time I read Coonce's post and confused "wall post" with "blog", since we have so many different user-content functions going on. That was my dumb mistake. :)

Posted by Still_I_Cry

I don't use The Wall O_o

Posted by PatVB

Cool!

Another thing I would like to see is the removal of the two post limit if both users are following each other. This will still eliminate spam, but allow users to have conversations with each other.

Posted by lockwoodx

Posted by coonce

@PatVB said:

Cool!

Another thing I would like to see is the removal of the two post limit if both users are following each other. This will still eliminate spam, but allow users to have conversations with each other.

noted.

Posted by Sparklykiss

@PatVB said:

Cool!

Another thing I would like to see is the removal of the two post limit if both users are following each other. This will still eliminate spam, but allow users to have conversations with each other.

Yeah! Like beef it up to at least 5 or something. Or even have it so that the time in between having to wait is significantly lower. :D Thanks for these little updates, though. Super awesome!

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Edited by MattyFTM

Didn't they used to do this anyway? I thought it was just a bug that they didn't. Either way it's a cool update.

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Edited by Brackynews

@coonce: Nifty. Hearkens back to my graffiti wall BBS days. Though I'm noticing that it's double-posting in the activity feed of both users... or is that only visible to the users in question?

I definitely tend to chat using wall posts, but like many I'll deny all but the most golden because the rollover is still around 15 posts. So the result is my wall looks like a time capsule, and my Inbox is still full of notifications to A) keep track of tidbits and B) remember those sweet summer nights. So I guess what I'm really asking is when do we get mailbox folders? ;)

P.S. coonce == most golden

Posted by Mercy_

@Sparklykiss said:

@PatVB said:

Cool!

Another thing I would like to see is the removal of the two post limit if both users are following each other. This will still eliminate spam, but allow users to have conversations with each other.

Yeah! Like beef it up to at least 5 or something. Or even have it so that the time in between having to wait is significantly lower. :D Thanks for these little updates, though. Super awesome!

Yessssss.

Also, thank you so much, Coonce! <333

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@Buzzkill: I know this is random but I was thinking about getting that Whiskey Media Dragon as my profile picture too
Posted by takashichea

Sorry for bumping an old blog. I couldn't find the other blog where people post their thoughts to improve a Whiskey Media site. I was thinking the profile page could have a history of wall messages. I just noticed I can't view my conversations with someone for old time's sake. Heh, I'm a little weird.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@takashichea:

You haven't tried the "See Wall to Wall" button? Or do you mean something different?

Posted by Jrinswand

How does Coonce have a white version of the site? I've been trying to figure out a way to make this site a color other than gray and black for months.

Posted by takashichea

@Video_Game_King:

Well, I can't really access the "wall to wall" when both users' conversations get pushed down with recent messages. Since the person I'm viewing is no longer active, writing on their wall to make a new message (to access the wall to wall) doesn't work.

Edited by SlightConfuse

@Jrinswand. In the profile box their is a white box with an A in it. Click it. i ahve been rocking white for a while

Posted by Jrinswand
@SlightConfuse said:

@Jrinswand. In the profile box their is a white box with an A in it. Click it. i ahve been rocking white for a while

Holy shit man, thank you so much. You just made Giant Bomb about a million times better of an experience. Seriously. Thank you. Reading light text on dark backgrounds makes me physically ill.
Posted by LordAndrew

@takashichea said:

@Video_Game_King:

Well, I can't really access the "wall to wall" when both users' conversations get pushed down with recent messages. Since the person I'm viewing is no longer active, writing on their wall to make a new message (to access the wall to wall) doesn't work.

Why would you need to make a new message to access that functionality? Use the Wall tab. If it's not listed there due to more recent wall posts, click one of the other wall-to-wall links and modify the URL to include "takashichea" in place of the second username. Tada! Now you'll see the wall conversation between you and that person instead of random stranger and that person.