So I recently discovered this site. First of all I appreciate that this place is fully functional without JS. I would like to know if the board software is available. I would love to use it in my site. How does this site control spam though?
>418456 >Sure, but what's on the functionality to-do list? The most common complaint is that the current design is shit (doesn't look like an imageboard, doesn't scale with mobiles/tablets), so I'm redesigning everything. The old code is so basic that fixing things on it requires so much work, that I'd be rewriting it from scratch anyway, so that's what I'm doing. This means that everything that's working on the boards right now, is on the todo list. Most features are done though, but I'm stuck with one or two things I have yet to figure out from a UX point of view, so I'm fixing minor stuff until I figure it out.
>Even if the site is somewhat minimal, it's got all it needs and more as far as I can tell. Unfortunately that's not true. Sure, it works, but it isn't what people want when they come here. And there are many things which are buggy or outright broken, and many things which are expected to be on the site, but aren't. The current layout doesn't even have a mobile view for example. That's something that must change, because half the internet uses phones today. We don't have a big enough userbase to be able to afford holding out on advanced features, so the site needs to be more user friendly to attract users.
>418457 I definitely think those are fair points, I just think in most cases JS should be a bonus enhancer rather then a requirement. On some sites that can't be done, but forums and imageboards rarely have a need to require JS just to load and post (captcha being the biggest exception I can think of)
Regardless of that, I want the new design to retain every function of the current one, there must be no regressions. And that means there's still some work left to be done.
>418411 >The rest of the world is resorting to shadow puppetry?
Not resorting, more like manipulated into. It's why Android is now the leading OS, Gmail locks you out if you don't add a phone number, and big sites like twitter and facebook require your phone number to sign up.