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Here's an easy template for making a feature request:

Requested feature:

Why it would be useful:

[b]Requested feature:[/b] 

[b]Why it would be useful:[/b] 

Updated by Scrydan

Requested feature: Disallow users to delete their own forum posts.

Why it would be useful: Because only moderators should have that option.

Side note: A "Hide" function for users like the ones you see on comments would be good.

(Denied)

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Strike out banned accounts' names when they appear in the User and IP search utilities.

Why it would be useful: So when checking a banned user for making sockpuppet accounts, I don't have to click onto their userpage to see if they're banned or not.

(When we get around to it)

Updated by anonymous

Requested Feature:
Put a next/previous post button in for all images based on search terms.

Why it would be useful:
It would be really nice to be able to click through to the next image, whether I'm looking through my subscriptions, I've searched for potato, or just looking through the posts, rather than clicking on an image, going back. Clicking on the next image, going back. Or opening 20 tabs, closing them, then opening another 20.

(Denied)

Updated by anonymous

Char

Former Staff

RedOctober said:
Requested Feature:
Put a next/previous post button in for all images based on search terms.

Why it would be useful:
It would be really nice to be able to click through to the next image, whether I'm looking through my subscriptions, I've searched for potato, or just looking through the posts, rather than clicking on an image, going back. Clicking on the next image, going back. Or opening 20 tabs, closing them, then opening another 20.

Aurali would have to make the final call on this, but to my understanding, in order for this to work, the server would need to perform your search again every single time you click on "next" or "previous", and then display the next higher or lower post ID that matches your search terms.

It's a good idea, I'm just thinking it's probably not going to happen. But again, the technical abilities of the site are up to Aurali.

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: make it so people have to press either explicit questionable or safe when uploading, instead of just having it on questionable by default.

Why it would be useful: Because it would minimize the chance of somebody forgetting to rate a picture explicit or safe accordingly

(Denied)

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature:
When you upload a file, and leave the "source" field blank, e621 should automatically put the file name there.

Why it would be useful:
In the howto:source it says:

5: If you have no idea where you got it from, put in "Unknown source" and then the given filename surrounded by quotation marks.

Many people don't do that.

(Denied)

Updated by anonymous

Munkelzahn said:
Requested feature:
When you upload a file, and leave the "source" field blank, e621 should automatically put the file name there.

Why it would be useful:
In the howto:source it says:
Many people don't do that.

what_about_the_majority_of_pictures_with_file_names_like_this_5678795745745756776i7897868564651452656789890_it_isn't_helpful_at_all.JPG

Updated by anonymous

I already mentioned these in the other thread, but what the hell.

Requested feature:
The ability for contributors or higher to lock ratings from the upload page.
Why it would be useful:
A lot of people disagree with what constitutes questionable and explicit, and this will cut back on the erroneous rating changes.
(Denied)

Requested feature:
Implications and locked threads should be reflected in the mod actions.
Why it would be useful:
They just should.
(When forum changes come up ask again)

Requested feature:
Mods should be able to clear out FFD's without approving the image.
Why it would be useful:
FFD's are drama bait and it's better to clear them out as soon as possible even if we're not sure about approving the image yet.

(When we get around to it)

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature:
Subtractive favorites operator: -fav:username
Why it would be useful:
Omits posts that you've already seen (favorited) in searches

Updated by anonymous

Request: Riversyde actual pay attention and not do things behind peoples back.

Why it would be useful: Because I'm not gonna be doing any of these any time soon, as I told him, as I'm doing major revamps one section at a time and handling minor features just before being destroyed in the first place is retarded.

Updated by anonymous

Request: No fighting between staff members.

Why it would be useful: ಠ_ಠ

Denied

Updated by anonymous

Char said:
Aurali would have to make the final call on this, but to my understanding, in order for this to work, the server would need to perform your search again every single time you click on "next" or "previous", and then display the next higher or lower post ID that matches your search terms.

It's a good idea, I'm just thinking it's probably not going to happen. But again, the technical abilities of the site are up to Aurali.

Huh. Ok. Thanks, Char.

I think I've requested this before, but I don't recall the response. This makes sense, and it makes sense why it wouldn't get implemented. I'll not ask for it again and just keep opening a billion tabs.

Updated by anonymous

Major (and unlikely) idea.

Request:
Tag each character individually, and allow searching per image or per character.

Why?
Searching for multiple tags often leads to multiple characters each with only some of the tags. This is especially problematic when blacklisting tags.

For example, searching for female -mono_breast can exclude images with 1 normal female and 1 single-breasted one. (Although it seems my example fails as this site has a severe lack of mono-boobed entities).

Updated by anonymous

Char

Former Staff

doorspawn said:
Major (and unlikely) idea.

Request:
Tag each character individually, and allow searching per image or per character.

Why?
Searching for multiple tags often leads to multiple characters each with only some of the tags. This is especially problematic when blacklisting tags.

For example, searching for female -mono_breast can exclude images with 1 normal female and 1 single-breasted one. (Although it seems my example fails as this site has a severe lack of mono-boobed entities).

This has actually been proposed before (or I know I've certainly discussed it with Aurali before), and it's definitely something we'd like to do. I've not been made aware of any estimate on when this would be implemented though, or if it's even being worked on at the moment. I do know that Aurali is concentrating on improving other aspects of her Ouroboros software right now, but I think there's a chance we'll see this sort of "tag-grouping" implemented at some point too.

Updated by anonymous

Char said:
This has actually been proposed before (or I know I've certainly discussed it with Aurali before), and it's definitely something we'd like to do. I've not been made aware of any estimate on when this would be implemented though, or if it's even being worked on at the moment. I do know that Aurali is concentrating on improving other aspects of her Ouroboros software right now, but I think there's a chance we'll see this sort of "tag-grouping" implemented at some point too.

It's still in the design phase. That kind of functionality can cripple the site if not done right.

Updated by anonymous

Snowy

Privileged

Request: the ability to change your vote on a post
Why this would be useful: Misclicks happen.

Updated by anonymous

Request: The reason for deletion should be parsed for post numbers (or even get fully formatted).

Why: Presently, the reason for deletion is plain text only. This would be an improvement over copying and pasting a URL or figuring out the post URL given a post number (e.g. of the superior image being referenced in the reason).

On an unrelated note, maybe this should be a forum topic per request, like is currently done for tag aliases. Then features could be discussed better. Should I submit this as a feature request? :p Because funny I just came here looking for the feature request topic, but it's only five days old? Maybe I must have been thinking of the bug report topic.

Ssearching for the next post that has a specific tag should definitely be a trivial operation with the right indexes. What I'm conserned about is that the user interface gets changed. UI bloat isn't good!

Updated by anonymous

Snowy

Privileged

Request: ignore lists for comments/forums.
Why this would be useful: creeeeeeepy

Updated by anonymous

Snowy said:
Request: ignore lists for comments/forums.
Why this would be useful: creeeeeeepy

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Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Comment count added to 'tooltip' or option to be notified when someone comments on your submission

Why it would be useful: Allows users to interact at their convenience and the submitter to respond to those comments. the tooltip, while already useful for viewing current tags, rating, and score, does not show how many comments were made. You could also implement an option to send notification to the submitter if a comment is made, but I feel that the former is more viable and will be less annoying in the long run.

Updated by anonymous

Snowy said:
Request: ignore lists for comments/forums.
Why this would be useful: creeeeeeepy

Oh,seconding that as well.
The closest thing to a blacklist is disabling all the comments,which doesn't allow you to edit tags,if memory serves correctly

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: The post history should display the source URL history (I assume that information is kept, if not, start keeping it as well).

Why it would be useful: Recovering from vandalism, see who's contributing useful metadata... the same reasons we can see the parent post, rating, tags field histories.

If there is some way to see this, it's not accessible enough.

Updated by anonymous

TonyCoon

Former Staff

ThenIThought said:
Requested feature: The post history should display the source URL history (I assume that information is kept, if not, start keeping it as well).

Why it would be useful: Recovering from vandalism, see who's contributing useful metadata... the same reasons we can see the parent post, rating, tags field histories.

If there is some way to see this, it's not accessible enough.

There isn't yet, but it's on our todo list.

Updated by anonymous

Requested Feature: Ability to blacklist images downvoted by user.
Why it would be useful: No need to blacklist an otherwise acceptable tag, or tag group.

If this has been addressed already, and is in the works, or been denied, feel free to yell at me.

Updated by anonymous

Sorry, I worried I might not have been clear enough. I mean so I can blacklist the images I downvote. Not ones that someone else has downvoted.

Updated by anonymous

tiltawhirl said:
Requested Feature: Ability to blacklist images downvoted by user.
Why it would be useful: No need to blacklist an otherwise acceptable tag, or tag group.

If this has been addressed already, and is in the works, or been denied, feel free to yell at me.

I imagine this would be a particularly taxing feature to program. Would there be an option to turn it on / off in the settings? Would you be able to undo it if you accidentally voted down (which people often do)? How would it be categorized in the Hidden section on the Posts page?

Updated by anonymous

I'll try, here goes:

I think it would work like any other blacklist tag, like -rating:e, you change your mind about the blacklist, you delete it and save the changes.

Ability to change accidental downvote/upvote, would need to be added.

I would think it would appear as: tiltawhirl:downvoted or maybe tiltawhirl:post_downvoted or something similar. I don't know how it looks when one downvotes not having done so. Doesn't it show up for mods and admins when a user downvotes an image? If not, I guess that makes me an ass for assuming it does.

I agree that it sounds really complicated and may not be worth the effort needed. Especially since it sounds as though Aurali already has a lot to do. Still, I thought it couldn't hurt to ask.

Edit: I don't mean just me, even though I sort of made it sound that way. I used myself as an example since I made the request.

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Send a message to all new users about why they can´t upload things

Why it would be useful: Why it would be useful: so we get rid of all those WHY CAN´T I POST topics that keeps coming up

Updated by anonymous

Snowy

Privileged

voteddown:$username is already a searchable thing, so I don't see why it would be particularly difficult to make it blacklistable.

Updated by anonymous

Requested Feature: Be able to search for posts based on comment count. something like order:lastcommentedat.

Usefull Because: It's be nice if a user could find if one of his images sparked up some good comments.

Updated by anonymous

order:comments
comments:>0

Yeah we can probably destroy the servers with some of these features.

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Get a notification when one of your images gets deleted.

Why it would be useful: Would be nice to know, instead of randomly finding out by, looking at your deleted post counter

Updated by anonymous

Requested Feature: Highlight downvoted posts.

Usefull Because: It's hard to see which posts get downvoted. The only way is to memorize comments that haven't been downvoted before you show the hidden ones.

Updated by anonymous

Requested Feature: A list of "bad tags"

Useful Because: If you don't know if you are using a good tag or a bad tag it will flag it when uploading.
We have recurring instances where people tag something wrong simply because they aren't to date with latest alias and tag changes. Or if this is hard on the site just make a wiki-like page that contains tag definitions and what common tags are misused.

Updated by anonymous

Smoochy_Pooch said:
Requested Feature: A list of "bad tags"

Useful Because: If you don't know if you are using a good tag or a bad tag it will flag it when uploading.
We have recurring instances where people tag something wrong simply because they aren't to date with latest alias and tag changes. Or if this is hard on the site just make a wiki-like page that contains tag definitions and what common tags are misused.

http://e621.net/wiki/show?title=help%3Ahome

"bad tags" are already aliased to "good tags" so I'm not really sure what you're talking about there.

Updated by anonymous

TonyCoon

Former Staff

Smoochy_Pooch said:
Requested Feature: A list of "bad tags"

Useful Because: If you don't know if you are using a good tag or a bad tag it will flag it when uploading.
We have recurring instances where people tag something wrong simply because they aren't to date with latest alias and tag changes. Or if this is hard on the site just make a wiki-like page that contains tag definitions and what common tags are misused.

Most bad tags are already either aliased to a better one or aliased to invalid_tag.

Updated by anonymous

what about a temporally image post boost?

i mean like a button to request a temporally boost for the image post limit that needs to be aproved by a mod/admin.

so click button write a few words how many pics you have, what there about, from which artist or whatever.

i think there are some times it could be useful, in my case i asked for artists permission to upload their stuff here and i still got about 120 pics to upload and it is a real pain in the ass when you can only post a hand full pictures every day.

Updated by anonymous

tony311 said:
Most bad tags are already either aliased to a better one or aliased to invalid_tag.

ah I see, good to know

Updated by anonymous

Eck_van_Schleck said:
what about a temporally image post boost?

i mean like a button to request a temporally boost for the image post limit that needs to be aproved by a mod/admin.

so click button write a few words how many pics you have, what there about, from which artist or whatever.

i think there are some times it could be useful, in my case i asked for artists permission to upload their stuff here and i still got about 120 pics to upload and it is a real pain in the ass when you can only post a hand full pictures every day.

mods can already change a users postable limit.

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Extending the Contact Page with links to this thread and a link to the Bug Report Thread.

Why it would be useful: Took my 5 minutes of my life to find these 2 threads but only 10 seconds to spot that Contact on the Main-Site.

you know this code is used in more places then e6?
denied.

Updated by anonymous

Snowy

Privileged

I hate to sound ungrateful for the user blacklist ability, but can we get a control for it that doesn't also block the images they upload?

Updated by anonymous

TonyCoon

Former Staff

Snowy said:
I hate to sound ungrateful for the user blacklist ability, but can we get a control for it that doesn't also block the images they upload?

It's planned.

Updated by anonymous

Snowy

Privileged

tony311 said:
It's planned.

I love you all so much.

Updated by anonymous

slyroon said:
Requested feature: Get a notification when one of your images gets deleted.

Why it would be useful: Would be nice to know, instead of randomly finding out by, looking at your deleted post counter

A similar one:
Requested feature: Get a notification when someone answers to your comment.

Why it would be useful: If you're asking something, you would get notified, instead of constantly looking into the picture over and over again.

However, you could also turn this on and off.

denied,
https://e621.net/user/home go here and click "Search formyself in comments"

Updated by anonymous

Snowy

Privileged

Requested feature: searches for literal strings in comments.
Why it would be useful: Sometimes "near enough" isn't near enough. For example, if I click on "Search for myself in comments" in my account page, most of the results are actually people talking to/about "snowie", who is an entirely different user. The typical search operators to avoid this ("snowy" / snowy -snowie) don't work.

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: The option to show/hide avatars based on rating (particularly explicit)

Why it would be useful: As an alternative to blacklisting regular posts as well (one supposedly can't blacklist the avatars without blacklisting regular posts)

Updated by anonymous

Aerah.Eleganta said:
Shouldn't avatars be rating:safe only?

No, why?

Updated by anonymous

ippiki_ookami said:
No, why?

Less creepy... eh, similar to discouraging creepy comments.

The idea of a avatar being erotic seems off putting as well.

Updated by anonymous

Aerah.Eleganta said:
Less creepy... eh, similar to discouraging creepy comments.

The idea of a avatar being erotic seems off putting as well.

the blacklists apply to avatars. So if you don't like it. blacklist it.

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Some sort of "friends list", or just a sort of contact list.

Why it would be useful: If there are other users that you chat with, or just keep in contact with contstantly, you don't have to search through mail, posts, comments, etc. To find their username and send them a message.
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Requested feature: Auto-updating comments when viewing a post, a la YouTube.

Why it would be useful: Personally, I don't know, maybe if you're awaiting a response to your comment and tire of F5'ing a lot?

Updated by anonymous

I doubt this will get implemented..

Requested Feature: a News/Rules node on the home page and/or main page since the person may be lazy and not check the >> area

Useful Because: Users just signing up and posting a profile pic will know not to do this.
NOTE: Maybe gave a link to the rules not hidden away
NOTE2: add 'Don't upload tiny pics just to use as avatars, they will be deleted' to Posting Rules.

Updated by anonymous

Raiden_Gekkou said:
Requested Feature: Highlight downvoted posts.

Usefull Because: It's hard to see which posts get downvoted. The only way is to memorize comments that haven't been downvoted before you show the hidden ones.

Suggested improvement: display comment rating by total number of up/downvotes

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: A button to turn on/off the blacklist

Why it would be useful: When doing a tagging project it would help if you could turn off the blacklist and not just clear it every time first

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature:
Remove the green/yellow parent/child box from avatars

Why it would be useful:
Looks better

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Adding blip numbers next to blips

Why it would be useful: So you can see what blip is what number when it says "in response to blip XX"

Updated by anonymous

hg3300 said:
Requested feature: Comment count added to 'tooltip' or option to be notified when someone comments on your submission

Why it would be useful: Allows users to interact at their convenience and the submitter to respond to those comments. the tooltip, while already useful for viewing current tags, rating, and score, does not show how many comments were made. You could also implement an option to send notification to the submitter if a comment is made, but I feel that the former is more viable and will be less annoying in the long run.

I'm glad you were able to find a way to accommodate my request (a third option I hadn't even considered) though I wouldn't be surprised if it was there the whole time and I just overlooked it :P

Updated by anonymous

Added!

hassource:true, hassource:false

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Make it possible for individual users to hide certain threads and not see when they're updated.

Usefulness: Users who aren't interested in forum games or certain topics could use this feature to ignore them. It would prevent non-participants from having to repeatedly mark all discussions as read.

If desired, Admin could include a toggle for important threads so that those topics could not be hidden.

Updated by anonymous

slyroon said:
Requested feature: make a search-tag to find images with a source and for those without a source. like "source:true" and "source:false"

Why it would be useful: it would make finding and adding sources where it's needed a lot easier , or just finding images with sources for that matter.

It's in the next update.

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Being able to see what tag became "invalid_tag" in the tag history

Why it would be useful: To see what the person was trying to tag and be able to apply a more suitable term other than invalid_tag. Also so mods can see what a user keeps trying to tag and take action to correct it.

Updated by anonymous

Char said:
Aurali would have to make the final call on this, but to my understanding, in order for this to work, the server would need to perform your search again every single time you click on "next" or "previous", and then display the next higher or lower post ID that matches your search terms.

It's a good idea, I'm just thinking it's probably not going to happen. But again, the technical abilities of the site are up to Aurali.

You could do this using cookies, storing 2 ids (previous and next ones), when the user clicks next, the next id is loaded and the same for previous

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I have 2, not too likely but...
Requested feature #1: Expand the width of the comment box area to fit the screen
Requested feature #2: The same but for the height of a post fitting with the height of the avatar.

Why they would be useful: Dunno, more visibility and alignment of the comments?

Currently I have these overriden with custom CSS (on my browser) so that's why I considered them unlikely.

Updated by anonymous

xLuna said:
I have 2, not too likely but...
Requested feature #1: Expand the width of the comment box area to fit the screen
Requested feature #2: The same but for the height of a post fitting with the height of the avatar.

Why they would be useful: Dunno, more visibility and alignment of the comments?

Currently I have these overriden with custom CSS (on my browser) so that's why I considered them unlikely.

in the bottom right corner, there is a couple of dots shaped like a triangle, with that you can expand the box as much as you want

Updated by anonymous

slyroon said:
in the bottom right corner, there is a couple of dots shaped like a triangle, with that you can expand the box as much as you want

That's a Chrome thing.

Updated by anonymous

xLuna said:
You could do this using cookies, storing 2 ids (previous and next ones), when the user clicks next, the next id is loaded and the same for previous,

this wouldn't work :/

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I have 2, not too likely but...
Requested feature #1: Expand the width of the comment box area to fit the screen
Requested feature #2: The same but for the height of a post fitting with the height of the avatar.

Why they would be useful: Dunno, more visibility and alignment of the comments?

Currently I have these overriden with custom CSS (on my browser) so that's why I considered them unlikely.

would you mind showing me this custom css?

Updated by anonymous

xLuna said:
You could do this using cookies, storing 2 ids (previous and next ones), when the user clicks next, the next id is loaded and the same for previous

So let me get this straight: your search results look something like this:
2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29

User navigates to post 7. A cookie is created with field "prev" = 5 and field "next" = 11. So far, so good. User clicks next. Now they're viewing post 11, and the cookie has...what? Since they came from post 7, we can set "prev" to 7, and that works out okay. But what do we put in "next" now? The only way to figure that out is to run the search again, which runs into the whole "excessive server use" problem that this system is supposed to avoid.

slyroon said:
in the bottom right corner, there is a couple of dots shaped like a triangle, with that you can expand the box as much as you want

Hi there, fellow Chrome user!

Updated by anonymous

tony311 said:
That's a Chrome thing.

Snowy said:
Hi there, fellow Chrome user!

I'm using Firefox!

Updated by anonymous

...huh. I hadn't realized that Firefox adapted that. But they've had it since 2010. Oops.

Anyway, it's a browser thing, not a website thing.

Updated by anonymous

Aurali said:
this wouldn't work :/

would you mind showing me this custom css?

Sure! Um... it's ok if I post it here?

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tony311 said:
That's a Chrome thing.

and Firefox. I use Opera. It would be better if this was consistent between pages.

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Snowy said:
User navigates to post 7. A cookie is created with field "prev" = 5 and field "next" = 11. So far, so good. User clicks next. Now they're viewing post 11, and the cookie has...what? Since they came from post 7, we can set "prev" to 7, and that works out okay. But what do we put in "next" now? The only way to figure that out is to run the search again, which runs into the whole "excessive server use" problem that this system is supposed to avoid.

I was sleepy at that so couldn't think better :P. Thinking more, as you said: the results saved as an array (this cookie could be "SearchResults"=[2,3,5,7,11,13,17,19,23,29], or something like that) and cycling through them

Updated by anonymous

Requested feature: Making Flagging images part of the ticket system

Why it would be useful: That way you can be notified, when one of your uploads have been deleted and the other way around, you can get notified if a image you flagged was deleted or not.

Updated by anonymous

slyroon said:
Requested feature: Making Flagging images part of the ticket system

Why it would be useful: That way you can be notified, when one of your uploads have been deleted and the other way around, you can get notified if a image you flagged was deleted or not.

If you don't make it part of the ticket system, a helpful alternative would be a link in your account page that creates the search user:Rainbow_Slash status:flagged or something similar so that you can easily see your posts status the same way you can easily find comments on your posts or search yourself in comments. I still think it would be nice to have it in the ticket center.

Updated by anonymous