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What is your most wanted feature for Pokebase (the community)? [closed]

17 votes

As in the other question, I'd like to hear what everyone else wants on the Pokebase, the community area.

By asking here, everyone can upvote each item so I know which are most popular. (That doesn't mean I will definitely do all the top suggestions, but it is more likely.) You can suggest anything that's been suggested before or anything new you think of. Rules:

  • One suggestion per answer only. This way we can vote on individual features. If you have several suggestions, post multiple answers.
  • This is for Pokebase only (including meta/RMT/chat) not the main site. There is a separate question for PokemonDb. Note: you can suggest other community-related features here.
  • Vote up your favourite suggestions but please don't down-vote. If you don't like a suggestion just leave it alone.
  • Don't suggest a general discussion forum, as I am going to do that at some point.

I will keep this open for a week or so and start work next weekend.

To repeat: this is for Pokebase and the other member areas, not the main site.

closed with the note: Finished taking suggestions.
asked Dec 16, 2012 by Pokemaster
closed Jan 15, 2013 by Pokemaster
Why is this closed?
Because PM is finished taking suggestions.... closed with the note: Finished taking suggestions....Blind..
Yeah I closed it to stop people adding more suggestions. I'll work on the ones suggested first!
Man I missed it. And I have a really good one.

127 Answers

32 votes

# 5, not sure if this violates the rules, but a Private Messaging system would be awesome. Say that Mew is on the Pokebase and not on chat, we can just PM him to come on, instead of commenting on one of his answers.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Psychic x
edited Dec 16, 2012 by Psychic x
I want this BADLY! This is the best suggestion here so far.
I'm rooting for this one, I remember I suggested it but it got a lot of hate.
The new version of the Q2A software will allow (public) comments on user pages. There is a PM system already but it doesn't work very well, hopefully that will get improved too.
Yay 9999
23 votes

Something in chat to indicate that another person is currently typing in chat would be sweet. Like, a little pen icon next to the person's username in the user box.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by the_netts
edited Dec 16, 2012 by the_netts
I just know Mike will be tat one person who will have "typing.. typing... typing.... typing... typing... typing... typing.... typing... typing.... 'Hi' "
:< I dont have a mom
dang,i was gonna upvote!but i cant....
17 votes

Exact join dates.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by Ninja
16 votes

#3, the Expert limit to earn it should be changed based on how long you were contributing to the site, not based on reaching 6.000 points. That was a major flaw I was seeing.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Psychic x
edited Dec 16, 2012 by Pokemaster
I actually think 10,000 should be the new limit, but whatever.
I agree with Mew. People like Da (forgot new name :( ) became expert on the Pokebase by spamming good answers. Nothing more. He never made any activity anywhere else until he hit that 6000. He's a brilliant expert now but once again another user has hit expert by answering a lot of questions on Pokebase.
There shouldn't be a limit. That defeats the purpose of raising it.
Exactly. I mean I have been here for about 7 months now, and I know almost everything about pokemon. Sooo just saying, I really don't care about reaching 6,000 points cause I know I am already an expert on pokemon :) But I see your point Mike. A good one too.
I like this idea, I wonder if Pokemaster likes this idea to and add this idea.
I would say no to this. If we're going to change the system, let's make it so that we don't give sassmang or whoever the last placed user is any power.

If we're going to change it, I'd say 3 or 4 moderators have to vote for a user to become an expert. Three might be better for the current activity of moderators but four would make sure only the most qualified are in. After all, I would think it very difficult to get DT's vote (based off him saying multiple times that if everybody has power, nobody has power) or my vote (because I think we have enough moderators and would say no on every user besides Rio, who is awesome).
Of course, Pokemaster could also make people Experts. :P

As to whether our current experts would remain experts, that I would like to know what Pokemaster would think if he adopts this system.
14 votes

Change the forum in the RMT into a forum format, to make answering questions easier overall. Clearly #1 in my list.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Psychic x
This deserves more love -.-'
YES. Finally someone gets it!
14 votes

Ok this has been suggested a million times so i will just put it here.
User Search bar
Useful when trying to look for users with 20 points
Please this would be really useful

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Sciz
Why do you need to look for users with 20 points?
Scizornician, I'm pretty sure, got the idea from trying to find his friend iAdam. I also want it.
Just For the fun of it
14 votes

People not being able to see who hid their posts would be great.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Ninja
No, I like to know
It's to keep people from complaining about that specific person hiding a post. It's been a pretty annoying issue, especially when people get really petty about it and do things like vote that person's posts down.
13 votes

Removed character limit.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by Ninja
Character limit on what? You mean all questions and answers?
I hope. and on profiles.
13 votes

When you accidentely try leaving a question / answer that you haven't finished writing, give some type of warning before actually leaving the page.

answered Dec 19, 2012 by Mewderator
edited Dec 19, 2012 by Mewderator
It's unbelievable how many typed out answers I lost due to a misclick.
This is definitely needed.
12 votes

Give Experts and Editors the power to kick. I think the deserve the power as well. Make them get timed kicks though, and give Mods a separate kick power where they can time their kicks. #2 in my list.

Also it could be done so that Experts can not kick Editors, and Editors can not kick mods.
commented 46 seconds ago by SentByRavens

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Psychic x
edited Dec 16, 2012 by Psychic x
Also it could be done so that Experts can not kick Editors, and Editors can not kick mods.

lol you didnt say anything about Experts not kicking mods ;)
12 votes

Removing the base powers on the sections. Mods give / take all powers.

For gaining:

So, on the Admin page, whenever a user gets a certain amount of points, they get put on notice for a privilege. Those points would be like this, likely:


The Mods can approve or reject the ability.

For losing:

The mods go here.

On the highlighted area, there is a link that says "Remove" and when clicked, it removes the privilege. Also an "Undo" button.

A follow up from this, add "Chatting" as a privilege. No matter what points you have, you have it. Unless the Mods take it away, then you cannot enter chat.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by Ninja
edited Dec 17, 2012 by Ninja
11 votes

Add a question in the RMT or PokeBase for good battles fom PO/PS.
Example Question: Post your BEST battle videos from PS and PO!

This will help new battlers become more experienced and help people
prepare in advance for upcoming battles against rivals on the DB.

For Example: Absol and I in Mono-Dark.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Flare
edited Dec 18, 2012 by the_netts
I like this one.
Nice one, Flare.
This one is nice btw Grammatical mistake:**Absol and I. Also I think the Q should be on the Meta as it is a more central place.
Hey...uh, can I post this question if we agree to do it? Sine everybody liked it so much I really want to post this when I can.
I originally suggested this :)
Flare, you can't until Pokemaster approves........................
Has PM approved or not?
11 votes

Allow Mods to set the time they kick for.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Mewderator
You know they can ban you for a year just as easily
This would be good... if we also got the ability to remove kicks.
Or if we can just have the time we set be limited to ten minutes or less.
11 votes

A way to convert questions between the sections.

This will hopefully resolve some issues with questions asked on the wrong section.

answered Dec 17, 2012 by ƒιzz
This needs more upvote!
10 votes

A user list sub-section displaying all the new users that joined that day. This would be helpful for catching dupes, innapropriate usernames, and welcoming new users.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by the_netts
10 votes

Give Mods the ability to see who upvoted in what question and Answer.

answered Dec 18, 2012 by Psychic x
You can't already?
Wait a second, then how did you guys find out that "There" has up-voted me?!
Because we're smart like that.
lawl trachy XD
9 votes

#4, allow Mods to change Usernames, to make that job way easier for you.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Psychic x
edited Dec 16, 2012 by the_netts
9 votes

Super Admin please?

answered Dec 16, 2012 by trachy
edited Dec 17, 2012 by trachy
Don't you mean co-super admin?
8 votes

On the "All Activity" page, it wuld be very nice if "Selected by", "Reshown by", and "Retagged by" would be removed.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Ninja
I like this one.
7 votes

Redo the ranks.

Experts hand picked, Editors with kicking powers, etc.

answered Dec 16, 2012 by Ninja
edited Dec 17, 2012 by Aura Warrior