1. API Information

    The TurkerView API page has instructions as well as contact information for support in getting set up with our new API infrastructure.

    You can also email us directly at hello@turkerview.com if you run into any problems!

    Dismiss Notice

Suggestions

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by ChrisTurk, Nov 15, 2016.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Yuuichi_Trapspringer

    Yuuichi_Trapspringer Turker

    Messages:
    86
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +74
    Found the option, after rebooting the potato and turning it off on the more powerful computer, it is turned off here too, and turned off by default now thankfully. which should make things a lot smoother for the po-tay-to.

    I do have to say tho... the potato has been a very dependable computer over the years, built like a tank structure wise, perfect screen (though it is a little slow on the screen coming up to full brightness) but it is showing its age. got my eyes on a real cheap dell refurb off of ebay, guy selling tons of them for $100 each with various stats (and no guarantee of the battery being decent) Even though I am one of the lazier turkers, I have more than doubled the cost of the potato in money earned from it over the years, and I've never had a laptop with a better microphone setup, which came in so handy with the ancient project endor 'ok ____ ' hits.
     
  2. Salamander

    Salamander Survey Slinger

    Messages:
    6,805
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +31,710
    Is there an option somewhere that allows you to change how many posts you see per page? Maybe I overlooked it somewhere but I can't find it.
     
  3. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

    Messages:
    34,028
    Ratings:
    +85,740
    Just added this, should be available in preferences. Thanks for pointing it out :)

    http://turkerhub.com/index.php?account/preferences
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. Salamander

    Salamander Survey Slinger

    Messages:
    6,805
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +31,710
    You da real MVP.

    However, when I click any of the boxes, no options show. I'll be patient and let you fix that but just wanted to make ya aware! Thanks for being willing to do all the work of setting up and running a forum :)
     
  5. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

    Messages:
    34,028
    Ratings:
    +85,740
    Hah, whoops, fixed!
     
    • Love Love x 1
  6. Tripsa

    Tripsa Moderator

    Messages:
    8,119
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +20,311
    The section is working.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. rdaneel

    rdaneel Active Turker

    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +619
    Regarding posts for page, I think it'd be swell if they were set to 50 for everyone, by default*. Since people don't change those as much, it'd normalize what people mean when they say 'It's on page [x]' and might encourage some newcomers to read all posts on a page before asking a question.

    * To clarify, not saying to take away the option to change, just to start it at a saner option. :)

    I'm also a fan of the dark gray type theme. Zinc's almost okay, but not quite as good as MTG Dark. However, being able to properly post trumps this small nitpick.

    Suggestion for the "About Us" to replace the lorem ipsum:
    "Turker Hub was founded by a turker, for turkers. We are a community of works on Amazon's Mechanical Turk platform. Spoons sold separately."
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Useful / Informative Useful / Informative x 1
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2016
  8. rdaneel

    rdaneel Active Turker

    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +619
    Fixes: Allow editing of posts for a longer amount of time, so it's not necessary to reply to oneself. :)

    Allow hiding of images and other media; Kad's script's helpful, but it would reduce bandwith for some of us to not have automatically load. Ie, from MTG's prefs:

    [LIST]
    [*]Hide avatars
    [*]Hide smilies (display as text)
    [*]Hide [IMG] tag (display as link)
    [*]Hide attachment's thumbnail
    [/LIST]
    Would also be nice to have option to hide Likes Received, Trophy Points, etc under avatars, so that posts aren't so big vertically. A feature request would be to the "Home Page" just as a link in of itself, instead of displaying it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Useful / Informative Useful / Informative x 1
  9. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

    Messages:
    34,028
    Ratings:
    +85,740
    I have a very exhaustive custom MTG script that I plan on implementing most of the contents as feature sets for this forum (almost certainly last, since I need this to be stable before injecting my own work, but I'm praying it wont be later than this weekend). So hopefully it'll cover almost all of this as well as a few other things ;-) I'm not sure what kadauchi's script does but its probably similar given the work he tends to put out.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. rdaneel

    rdaneel Active Turker

    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +619
    Kad's script does some utility stuff, like hiding Masters hits and what not. I don't use that, but I do use the wrapping of media in spoilers, so I don't see youtube/animated gifs, etc. I think there's a xenforo thing which simply switches <img> to be <a href>s, which is insanely useful to not have to look at the random images people post. :)

    I should note these are suggestions for the sake of suggestions; if it bugs me enough I'll do an adblock or something. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do here: I think it's awesome you took this initiative. ;)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. Randomacts

    Randomacts Survey Slinger

    Messages:
    80,521
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +108,738
    If we could get embedding support for https://gfycat.com/ that would be great.. I normally rehost my forum gifs to there because gifs can be rather large. This is even more so an issue with the awesome auto loading that this forum has.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Jalisa

    Jalisa New Turker

    Messages:
    19
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +15
    Tapatalk support plz!
     
  13. Spcbttlz

    Spcbttlz Turker

    Messages:
    54
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +63
    I don't know if this is too full of lazy or not.. but I see those insert related links and I was wondering if maybe a direct link to things like hitscraper, HM, jr crazy panda, etc. Down there would be useful? I realize most people probably have them bookmarked though.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. momster23

    momster23 Turker

    Messages:
    53
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +64
    Would it be possible to add a Grinch thread so people (okay, me) could get my bitchiness out and not on the mail daily thread?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Sunlite

    Sunlite Survey Slinger

    Messages:
    4,541
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +7,137
    There is so much knowledge, info and helpful suggestions just sitting over there- wish we could bring some of that over here. Can't really just copy it all and post it but any ideas or do we just start over with what we already have and know? I was just there playing games- posted how I hate to lose the games and my high scores, but then that got me thinking about all the threads in the help and requester areas... o_O also, there were only 2 of us logged in...lol
     
  16. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

    Messages:
    34,028
    Ratings:
    +85,740
    This is done!

    Haha, right now I'm locked in on making thread tools that'll allow for "work mode" & "social mode" on the daily thread to filter stuff like this in/out depending on folk's moods. I also have something bookmarked that might make this a viable & streamlined function of the forum so maybe :)

    Agreed 100% on the vast amount of knowledge & content at MTG. Incentivizing that kind of content creation here is high on my list, but it can't come until I flesh out features and places to put it (moar subforums!). It'll come with time :) And the nice thing about the active daily thread here is it lightens the load on MTG just enough to be able to browse the old content without the site shitting out 50 errors LOL.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  17. Vinidarius

    Vinidarius Well-Known Turker

    Messages:
    1,713
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +4,268
    I was actually thinking about this recently. Who 'owns' those posts? As in, say, is the OP the content creator or is it a 'everything you post here is now ours' type of deal, or is it just public? Please select option 3 if you are reading this? I'm really curious though.
     
  18. Sunlite

    Sunlite Survey Slinger

    Messages:
    4,541
    Gender:
    Female
    Ratings:
    +7,137
    That's an interesting point to consider with the help section on MTG- because if it is the OP's- like say Electrolyte's- we could probably get permission from him to copy it to our help section here. And some of the other OPs are no longer around for various reasons- but many are and we could ask them, too. But maybe we should find out before the site goes down. I will ask some Turkers if you want me to. Let me know Chris.
     
  19. ChrisTurk

    ChrisTurk Administrator

    Messages:
    34,028
    Ratings:
    +85,740
    http://www.mturkgrind.com/help/terms
    So the poster, in theory, retains copyright. In reality the content is probably in some weird limbo because no one in their right mind would take forum content to court.. because how do you know who posted it? Who is hosting it? Who copies it somewhere else? Are there even measurable damages? Blah blah blah.

    My objection to copy/pasting is 90% practical (I think most of the info/guides are out of date, or are incomplete) & partly moral (its a dick thing to just rip content like that without at least asking the OP). Sidenote, that was always my qualm w/ HN, but now I'm on the side of the fence where stealing all of y'alls brilliance is helpful.. soo, booyah baby!
     
    • Useful / Informative Useful / Informative x 1
  20. Vinidarius

    Vinidarius Well-Known Turker

    Messages:
    1,713
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +4,268
    Oh yeah, most definitely agree. Copy/Paste was never a thought, it all needs an update. There is so much useful information that goes ignored. So much work. Ha.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.