Suggestions for Improvement

Andrea

17 day(s) ago

Someone is obviously gaming the voting system. Posts that went up within the past hour or so have dozens of votes all skewed one way, and the Blanchard post in particular has made a remarkable "comeback." Is there anything that can be done to combat this?

Judith

16 day(s) ago

Get rid of the captcha already. What's wrong with you people. It's the main reason this site is getting so few comments relative to the number of readers. It's a waste of time.

Alfred

16 day(s) ago

Get rid of the captcha already. What's wrong with you people. It's the main reason this site is getting so few comments relative to the number of readers. It's a waste of time.

Judith

All right, all right, no more captchas. Nothing we wouldn't do for our impeccably mannered users.

Debiprasad

14 day(s) ago

Thanks for the forum! Some suggestions:

- Auto-convert urls to urls.

- Increase width on posts and views columns on main page.

Bradley

11 day(s) ago

Implement HTTPS as soon as possible (and by default, too). We really need some basic encryption here given the controversial nature of the discussions.

Alfred

10 day(s) ago

Implement HTTPS as soon as possible (and by default, too). We really need some basic encryption here given the controversial nature of the discussions.

Bradley

Done. All traffic to and from philosophymetaforum.org is now encrypted with a certificate from the let's encrypt poject (https://letsencrypt.org/), and all http-traffic is automatically redirected to https.

Since Bertrand and I are running this site, we have been amazed by how worried people are that their data might be fished. It certainly says something about the climate in the profession.

Karl

10 day(s) ago

test

Karl

10 day(s) ago

For at least as long as we have dedicated usernames, I would suggest the ability to delete one's own posts. In addition, it would be nice to be able to edit posts for a short time after posting (e.g., 5 minutes).

Bernard

4 day(s) ago

How about a "quarantine" or "holding tank" for junk threads? This would be a way to exercise light moderation and improve the quality of content on the front page, but anyone who wants to actually read those threads go head to the subforum and see them. So don't totally censor the purposely disruptive posters, the idea is, but instead just limit their impact. This may prove necessary for the health of this forum, I think. People who don't like anonymous and lightly-moderated discussion of academic philosophy have already attempted to disrupt this and other forums with junk comments and threads (ant spam, 9/11 truther crap, "That braen es heavy gendered"). A strategy to deal with them sounds important.

Muhammad

4 day(s) ago

Perhaps this is intentional, but I find it a little annoying that in going to a given page in the thread, one is taken to the bottom of the page, rather than the top. So if I'm reading a thread from beginning to end, I have to scroll up to the top each time I change page.

Overall, though, I think this site is working quite well; good job!


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