Status update: with the main post body being (mostly) done, I'm working on the post form. Right now the idea is to make one that looks like the current form but less buggy (for tablets and mobiles), and to have it pop up in a fixed position at the bottom so it is easier to multi quote (the post form persists in a fixed position so you can scroll the thread and click reply and type in).
I'll also do a more traditional imageboard style form. For the new traditional look, you'd want a traditional post box fixed in the right corner (by default), as that design isn't as wide.
One little detail is that you'll be able to control all of it from keyboard properly, including using the nsfw/spoiler buttons. And yes, post subjects will come back, or at least I want them to. I'll also drop that "toggle poster info" bullshit, all fields will be visible by default.
>417828 I think most people just forgot about this site. The site being semi-broken for a few years probably didn't help, and neither does the fact that most people browse from mobiles (we don't have a mobile layout yet).
>417754 And you might not be familiar with a droodle (a doodle-riddle). This is a Frank Zappa album cover, and most people only see the letters "Z A" on the picture, assuming it stands for Zappa, the artist of the album. However the "Z" is a ship on the sea, and the "A" is the drowning witch floating on the sea. Therefore, the picture actually depicts the album title.
It's a reverse "filename thread" joke. The filename is not for what the picture is (an album cover), but what is on the picture (a ship arriving too late to save a drowning witch).
>417752 After my account being deleted without explanation (I don't even know if it was joining too many servers and forgetting to check one that got up to bad stuff while I wasn't looking, or just my cat somehow pressing keys in a way that navigated to the account deletion page.) I wasn't sure if I should bother joining again, and this seems like reason enough not to bother. Refusing to give my phone nubmer to social media is why I'm not using Twitter either! Besides, isn't the whole point of using an invite-based system to let people vet each other before giving them an invite?
>417774 >Besides, isn't the whole point of using an invite-based system to let people vet each other before giving them an invite? Besides, it's not like spammers have a whole range of tools being made for them to circumvent automated checks. Why else do you think we don't bother with CAPTCHA here? $0.50 USD for 1000 human-performed CAPTCHA solves last time I checked.
>417745 Tell me about it. I just had a talk with a band that had an extremely unstable but talented member who had to be kicked out twice for serious shit. All kinds of messed up. I believe there is a definite link between quality of art and the abnormality of the artist. That's part of why you always see narcissistic or depressed artists and nuked galleries.
I have been approached by someone who is not only going to fix the code, but will also help me handle at least some of the day-to-day administration. This is pro bono so I don't have a date for when it will be complete, but at that time we will do a soft-relaunch with the updated software. Until that time, +4 will remain open unless/till we get a nastyspam, and then it will go read-only either for a short time or until improvements are complete.
For when read-only mode kicks in, here are some temporary refugee** locations set up by others: