I think this site really needs improvements, especially on design. I'm not saying something's really bad there and must be changed immediately, we just need some fixes and new options (like reporting threads, blocking some users and etc)
I would like to see some kind of instant private chat like on facebook for example, also some download section for example cfg's, monitor settings and similar :) Also it would be good to separate banners from forum/media/stats/general sections
recent results on the side somewhere with links to the community match page,
stats incorporated more into the fan centre and both incorporated more into the community pages, ability to "ignore" so I don't have to read some peoples garbage,
an easier way to find my older posts,
a star rating like on gotfrag so i can show everyone how high and mighty i am,
maybe a favourite demo system, with the top10 hottest demos of the month being displayed somewhere for public download,
a public player rating system so the public can rate players.
just making random shit/ideas up off the top of my head
Thread reporting, list of past matches/results (i.e. 10 latest games from premier leagues/LANs)
I know there's somewhat of a filter for news, but it would be nice to have to have for the forums/blogs aswell - other than that there's not much to improve on (maybe a wiki like TL has, I know kniferound.net already has a a few things going, so maybe fuse them together with HLTV)
Blocking of comment content, so it cant breach the borders.. This will make the user experience on mobile device much better, since the total width is affected by this bug and then the readable content is scaled down and cant be scaled up. Some topics are unreadable on mobile device (Only tested with IOS)
Fix this by using css : Overflow: hidden; on the .textbox class Since no word would be to long for your forum width anyways..
This will reduce the amount of trolling and filter bad content from good as long as the user takes advantage of it.
Latest matches function:
I used google so many times to find matches which have gone out of the "Active threads module" I simply dont know how to find them if they are not there.
Copy the Active threads module, and make a Active matches. So they will stay on frontpage longer, and are easier to find. This i have been wanting for years!
Results page on PC like we have on mobile device.
Enable captha requirement on topic creation. Not on commenting..
Strongly adviced to reduce amount of Spam/back link building, not to mention the user experience of the site.
Locking nicknames after registrering. Maybe also a limit of character use since it can get really stupid sometimes..
Just a personal preference.
The forum target used is _self, and i do not know how many times i have lost the current page and would wish the default target was _blank.. This forum is using a lot of links, and i dont understand why you would not prefer keeping your viewers here and opening links in other tabs..
Another thing on links i would like to have rel="nofollow" again to reduce the attractiveness for bots and spammers. This would remove 90% of the SEO advantage they are gaining.
I dont know how relevant it is, and how your user statistics are, but this site got some serious issues when viewing in older IE versions.. Some z index trouble with the adverts and some java problems when viewing large threads..
I think the edit time should be longer, i dont know the arguement for the 10 minutes set atm. but im sure there is some reason for it. Would prefer longer though.
Comment min width:
Maybe introduce a minimum width to comments, since some large conversatoins can be so small widthwise that its impossible to read the content of the comment because of the overlaying name, comment id and buttons.
IE is used by less than 3% of our total users, and no version but the very latest is supported, much less anything below 8.
I'll look into your other suggestions, the text one actually stems from an old bug with IE, that made the forum bug with the overflow set to hidden, I'll try to reenable it and see if modern browsers will deal with it better..
I think that the comment bug it's a Textarea bug, so there's almost nothing to do. A simple fix could be to add a requirement to split a word when it's larger than X characters without a blank space.
Another fix could be that when a comment has more than "x levels" of replies, like the following:
Then to show the rest of the comments in a jQuery effect, where the user will load each set of replies, like "load 10 more replies" and so. Maybe it could make it a bit more difficult to follow ALL the replies from a comment though.
The cheat message appears if you try to place a bet after the game has started, e.g. by not reloading the page, leaving it with the bet open for 1 hour till after the match as finished, and then try to bet.
make thread report button to auto delete thread when it gets reported x number of times(good number imo is between 15-20)
so some people will be able to help the admins a lot,and also if we see that this is being abused u can always higher its value ;p
Like I said in some thread about dreamteam... You should create some script so when you buy some players,they will be autamotically added to your dreamteam as soon as the market opens up...So you wouldnt need to be in front of computer exactly at the time of the market opening.
To counter some of the childish and unwanted comments here i think implementing user levels could have a positive effect.
These levels could be in graphic elements or a simple a 1-20 number. How the level could be calculated is a cheeky matter, since not only comment count should be the factor.
This would also help the reader to determine how respected and serious each user and their comment therefor is. I think we all know there is a lot of spam and useless comments going around, and maybe an introdcution of user levels would counter that slightly. This is probably a large one for you nomad, and im sure this topic have been discussed in your admin team, maybe you should revisit the topic and weigh pros-cons to rise the average quality of the content here.
I'd like streams to appear in the mobileversion of the site, also it'd be nice if the notification system worked properly in the mobile version, it doesn't take you to the post if it's inside a news post.