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Socoder -> Off Topic -> The Official Socoder End of Year Survey

Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:06
Jayenkai
Answer all the questions to get an "I completed the 2006 survey" badge!
(To make things easier, use the little white icon just above this post, next to the "Posted :" bit to copy+paste the survey text with BBCode intact)


1. Which of the sites features do you use most often?

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved?

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of?

4. What's the worst thing about the site?

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed?

6. What new features can you think of?

7. Shove any other comments here.


(And I'll fix the PM's real soon! I just have to figure out what's wrong with them!)

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Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:13
Stealth
1) The forums and chat. Never really use the blog.
2) Articles + Tutorials section. I don't ever notice them or use them because they don't really catch my attention.
3) I don't find anything on the site useless.
4) The layout is a little messy.
5) Not really.
6) A picture slide show feature!
7) Nice work, the site is impressive.

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Quit posting and try Google.
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:18
HoboBen
1) The forum Secondly, the Link Archive place... I'm a power poster

2) I think that I'm pretty happy

3) I don't know about those

4) I don't know about that, so I'll accuse you of phrasing this quiz too negativly, you sarcastic "too good for Cadbury chocolate" person.

5) No, I think that I'm good.

6) A preview function for your posts... to sort out those BB tags. |edit| And nicely displayed quoting tags. |edit|

7) I'll come back and edit this part once I've had a think.

|edit|
Idea 1: More aggressive advertising (of SoCoder, not on)... for a few more members. Maybe get Squeakyduck to give you a link on their site or actually in the Cobra product...
Idea 2: A reviews section... unless that goes in articles+tutorials as one more section
Idea 3: SoCoder goes 100% open source?
|edit|



Woo, badges

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blog | work | code | more code
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:21
hyruleknight
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often? the MUD

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved? the MUD, articles and blogs

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of? the WW, not enough people to keep it going

4. What's the worst thing about the site? not enough members to use all teh features properly

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed? nope

6. What new features can you think of? online deathmatchs between members

7. Shove any other comments here.
everyone needs to get a nintendo wii

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i like green haired girls...
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:22
ingenium1
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often?

- The forums and the chat.

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved?

- The Showcase section. It is confused.

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of?

- The Blog. If you want to write about yourself, just open your own website.

4. What's the worst thing about the site?

- The layout.

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed?

- No, there isn't.

6. What new features can you think of?

- A 3d chat. Or if you prefer, a flash chat.

7. Shove any other comments here.

- This forum is better than CW.


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But he is not alone.

Just relax... sometimes there's no need to argue.
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:23
shroom_monk
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often?
The MUD-Chat and the forum.

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved?
The MUD-Chat is a good start, but can be a bit laggy at times. That needs work.

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of?
Can't think of any...

4. What's the worst thing about the site?
It keeps coming up with that 'site is buggered up' error.

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed?
The MySQL error.

6. What new features can you think of?
Possibly some new smilies (animated?).

7. Shove any other comments here.
Nice site, keep up the good work.

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A mushroom a day keeps the doctor away...

Keep It Simple, Shroom!
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:24
magicman
1. the mudchat
2.The showcase, i think it should be more blitzcoderish
3.none of them, i like them all!
4.the lack of members
5.the showcase again, needs to be more blitzcoderish
6.a random showcase comming up on the frontpage.
7.The site is great, im very glad you started it, and i still think we need more members, should do something to attract people.

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Stuff... Yeah...
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:38
blanko1324
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often?
-The forum and chat, of course.

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved?
-The showcase definitely. It's hardly noticeable now. Needs more attention. Same with the badges.

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of?
-Well, I've never really used notepad before.

4. What's the worst thing about the site?
-The slowdown.

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed?
-Make the showcase section stand out more.

6. What new features can you think of?
-Blitzcoder style latest showcase entries on the front page.

7. Shove any other comments here.
-This site has a lot of potential, A LOT. Just needs some more members.

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Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:45
power mousey

I use the forums the most.
I have used the MUD+chat a few times. I'm starting to like this.

What to improve: definitely fix the problems with the PM system.

What I use the least is the blog feature. I know...I know this is strange and weird coming from me. Yet, I write a lot, at times, with the regular posts and topics too.

I can't think of anything else at this time.
So I'll scroll down a little to the last part of shoving any other comments.

I'll shove and shovel this onto everybody: I wish some of the people here were a little more open and less full of themselves. Thinking that life just revolves around them and their interests and concerns.
True, it will take time and more of Life 101 for all of us to learn this. And also that its peoples' choice and decision whether to talk,respond, and even sit on their butts. Yet, its a two-way street and my choice and decision as well too.
A friend here talked with me about that and gave me some encouraging words and wisdom. I thank this person very much.
Also, its annoying to keep hearing about getting a Nintendo Wii...hyrule. Life goes on and things come and go!
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 14:46
Jayenkai
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often?
Mudchat and Forum

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved?
The text boxes are really dull, even for Quick Replies.. I should do something about that..

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of?
Blogs, they don't seem to be used that often, other than by people going "Oooh, Blogs!"

4. What's the worst thing about the site?
Lack of Articles, Showcases and Code Snippets

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed?
If there were, I'd've fixed it by now.

6. What new features can you think of?
Some new weekly feature to compliment the WW. I tried "Sunday Showcase Selection" but fairly quickly grew bored of it. I might try starting that up again.

7. Shove any other comments here.
Yeay me

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Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 16:06
Phoenix
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often?
The forum and the Mud Chat, I don't check the code snippets/articles/showcases very often.

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved?
Like Agent Smith, I dislike the smileys. The member bar at the top shows a lot of obscure numbers, I don't see what purpose they have. New showcases/articles are too discreet; you should make some room on the news page for them.

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of?
Blogs. You can host blogs at millions of other places, there's no need to fill SoCoder's webspace.

4. What's the worst thing about the site?
It's been said before, but I say it again: The site is too inactive, we need more members!

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed?
I haven't noticed anything.

6. What new features can you think of?
Text formatting buttons right above the text area when you post a topic/reply.

7. Shove any other comments here.
You've done an awesome job, Jayenkai. Keep up the good work!
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 17:07
Stealth
Come to think of it Jay. I don't use the notepad at all. I don't think we really need that.

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Quit posting and try Google.
Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 17:33
garand
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often?
Chat and forums
2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved?
Layout.
3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of?
Blogs, Notepad
4. What's the worst thing about the site?
Nothing really..
5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed?
Nope
6. What new features can you think of?
Text formating would be nice, .com domain, advertising..
7. Shove any other comments here.
Great job! Keep it up, I think the layout could use a little pizazz though (highlighting on the images, Navbar like CW's, etc.) Maybe move the users and their clocks to the bottom somewhere...


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Tue, 26 Dec 2006, 19:17
Yayyak
1. The MUD, and the Forum. I haven't even looked at most of the rest.

2. Apart from the MUD, everything is pretty good. I'd like some better smilies, but that's just finding some, isn't it?

3. The blog. Go open a website. Or the notepad. I have any number of places to write things I need to remember, such as my forehead.

4. Nothing is bad.

5. Nope. All pretty good.

6. More smilies, better post formatting, better layouts, just asthetic things.

7. Nice work Jay. On the advertising thing: If you create a good website, it will attract good members through word of mouth. It is better to create a reputation for high quality answers to questions, reasonable on-topic-ness, and nice people, then people will come and stay by themselves.

All just my $0.02.
Wed, 27 Dec 2006, 00:43
shroom_monk
Thanks to blanko |edit| no, garand, actually |edit|, I've just noticed another small fault: If you forget to close BBCode tags (or at least EDIT, anyway), then they run over into your signiture.

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A mushroom a day keeps the doctor away...

Keep It Simple, Shroom!
Wed, 27 Dec 2006, 01:57
blanko1324
Wait? What'd I do?

I just remembered one small problem. I couldn't find a good showcase section to fit my Detonate 3 game in. Could you add an "Arcade" section, please?

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Wed, 27 Dec 2006, 09:33
HoboBen
Hey, I had a few more ideas...

The news articles on the front page should be shifted to another page... instead you should have a welcoming front page with a "SoCoder is a such and such thing... and this is why you should register and stay here" statement, and underneath any (say 3?) new showcases with screenshots have a big and shiny area to be showed off in.

And I found the notepad very handy... because I lose paper, and switch computers, but the SoCoder one is always in the same place.

I also thought that maybe an art bin would be fun... You just upload or provide a link to either a nice rendering, a ZIP'd/RAR'd pack of textures, or a neat doodle that you drew.

I'm sure that I had other ideas, but I can't remember them now.

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Wed, 27 Dec 2006, 10:15
ingenium1
Idea: Write under the avatar of the member what is the last ww comp that he or she (ahahah...) won...

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Roger Federer is go(o)d.
But he is not alone.

Just relax... sometimes there's no need to argue.
Wed, 27 Dec 2006, 18:21
Scherererer
1. Which of the sites features do you use most often? MUD Chat

2. Which of the sites features do you think should be improved? There should be more in the "Reply" section, since as of now there's absolutely no difference between it and the quick reply.

3. Which of the sites features are completely useless, and should probably be gotten rid of? Notepad i guess?

4. What's the worst thing about the site? lack of members

5. Is there anything on the site that doesn't do what you expect it to do, and that you'd like fixed? Changing the server time to GMT, i don't know what time its on now and its not even listed, so i put in -5 for my timezone but i don't know what time it is on the server and don't care to look, even though i know -5 is definately not right for where i am in relation to the server.

6. What new features can you think of? Better reply box (not the quick reply, the normal reply)

7. Shove any other comments here. You've done well with this site thus far, and i think we all appreciate it.


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Wed, 27 Dec 2006, 21:58
magicman
I just thought of somthing you could add, instead of a 1-5 scale for voting you might make it 1-10, that was if you have more to choose from, and dont have to say this is bad, instead just say, it wasnt so great.

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Stuff... Yeah...
Wed, 27 Dec 2006, 22:34
andrewsoltan
1) The forums and chat are probably the most useful
2) Erm, what's the articles and tutorials section?
3) I don't find anything on the site useless except for the 3 page long list of webstats.
4) There aren't that many members, though that can be fixed easily
5) No
6) Possibly a form to fill in (made using my favourite languauge, PHP!) when submitting your WW entries
7) Well Done Jayenkai, you've not only done well well, you've learnt my name!