Future Changes (Suggestions Welcome)

51eleven

Active member
Maybe a current members online feature at the bottom of the page? Something on another website I visit that I enjoy noting sometimes. Food for thought. Also something I think sometimes encourages other posters (me at least) to respond to their presence.
 

Mike

Administrator
Maybe a current members online feature at the bottom of the page? Something on another website I visit that I enjoy noting sometimes. Food for thought. Also something I think sometimes encourages other posters (me at least) to respond to their presence.

We already have that on the main forum listing page. If you're on a desktop it's in the sidebar to the right. If you're on a mobile device it'll be near the bottom.
 

WV Backer

Active member
Personally I really like the Lone Star Football Network site and appreciate all the work that went into it. Not enough to take on the task of keeping it updated mind you, that seems like a lot of work. :)
 

51eleven

Active member
We already have that on the main forum listing page. If you're on a desktop it's in the sidebar to the right. If you're on a mobile device it'll be near the bottom.
I'm on a laptop. The sidebar to the right has Share The Page, Random Media and Latest Posts (6). Latest Posts does show the 6 most recent posters. The other site I mentioned shows any members logged in and just reading plus a number of non registered guests perusing the site. Once again, just food for thought. The way it is works fine for me as well. Just glad to have the site back. Thanks again for saving it!
 

babebraham

New member
I think some sort of tagging system for teams mentioned in threads would be cool. Was just looking at Anton's schedule, and thought it would be convenient to see who's saying what about the team recently.
 

Mike

Administrator
I think some sort of tagging system for teams mentioned in threads would be cool. Was just looking at Anton's schedule, and thought it would be convenient to see who's saying what about the team recently.

I think this idea. I won't make any promises here, but I'm going to think about this some more and see what I can come up with. It would be neat for folks to be able to leave notes, or comments, about specific teams all in a central location.
 

El Reggaeton

New member
Before the season comes to an end and everyone goes into hibernation mode, awaiting next season, I wanted to give everyone a head's up on things that I'll be working on this off-season. I also wanted to give an opportunity for y'all (especially those of you who are coaches) to recommend changes that you'd like to see made to the site before next season to make it easier to use.

Here are some things on my list already, in no particular order.

  • Update the overall look/style of the site. The plan here is just to make the site look a little better overall. I think the colors could be different, a new logo needs to be in place and I'd like to get some action shots from some games in the background. I will, most likely, be using images that have been uploaded into our media gallery for this so if you'd like your images to be considered, feel free to upload them there.
  • Make it easier to report errors with schedules. I'd like to have a way for folks to click a "report" button right on the schedule or game to report errors.
  • Make it so that coaches and/or school representatives can edit their own schedules, even after they've been submitted.
  • Update the team pages to include more data such as division/district rank and standings.
  • Live score update changes. I'm still not completely sure what I'd like to do here, but I'm thinking something needs to be done differently for getting live updates. The text updates for the live scoreboard is nice, but there isn't much control there and it's fairly hard to find individual scores on that page. If I can't come up with something better we'll roll with texts again, but I'll definitely keep folks posted on this one.
  • Better playoff brackets. This year I just threw something together quickly because playoffs came up on me way too fast and I wasn't ready! Next year I'm hoping to have a better bracket that displays more info (date/time/locations), or at least has a button to click that will show a popup with that info. I'd also like to have it so that when a score is added the bracket is automatically populated so that scores don't have to be added in two separate locations.
  • Speaking of playoffs, how about a playoff pick'em? This is one that I wish I'd known about at least several weeks ago and I would have tried to get it added this season. Too late for that, though, so next season it is!
  • Re-organize the forums. It's an awfully long scroll down the main forums page. I think having individual forums for each district is too much, and quite a few haven't even had a post in over a year, so those will probably be condensed. There are several other forums that have very few topics that I think can be combined.
  • Add historical score/ranking data.

Again, please don't hesitate to let me know about any changes you'd like to see made for next season. This site is for y'all, the coaches and fans of six-man football. As such, I want to make sure it's as easy to use and informative as possible. Feel free to private message, email, or text me if you don't want to post your suggestions here.
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51eleven

Active member
Since I just made a post involving this . . .
When someone replies or quotes another might the date, maybe even time be shown somewhere in the box the reply/quote is shown in?
Food for thought.
 

ragid0

Member
All time records between schools.

I would love to see Junior High/Middle School schedules as well (maybe results?). I know that many coaches for small public/private/home school teams use this site to help fill JH/MS schedules.
 

Cavman1

Active member
Mike, it would help if your posters could delete or edit their post with incorrect information, dates or spellings after posting them. Would be very helpful on the games needed tab. If when you fill a date you could delete it. Would clear a lot of space.
 

Mike

Administrator
Mike, it would help if your posters could delete or edit their post with incorrect information, dates or spellings after posting them. Would be very helpful on the games needed tab. If when you fill a date you could delete it. Would clear a lot of space.

This one has been suggested at least a few times now. I'll work on a way to make that happen for specific forums (such as the games needed one). For historical reasons, though, I certainly wouldn't want that to be possible across the entire forums.
 

Mike

Administrator
Mike, it would help if your posters could delete or edit their post with incorrect information, dates or spellings after posting them. Would be very helpful on the games needed tab. If when you fill a date you could delete it. Would clear a lot of space.

Looking into this, I noticed that you should have the ability to edit your posts for missing/incorrect information. Below each of your posts, you should see a button that says "Edit". Click that and it should bring up the editor to let you change whatever you'd like within the post. I'm still working on something for removing the old/filled posts in some forums, but wanted to make sure everyone was aware that you can edit your posts.
 
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