Hello, mods, admins and developers of HLTV.
Inspired by this thread, I want to address upgrades that could benefit HLTV as a community.
1) Betting ads and betting overall (inspired by hltv.org/forums/threads/2441214/betting-..
I know HLTV needs to make money in some sort of way, but I can't stand opening HLTV and all I find is betting ads and betting websites that fill 50% of a match-page before the comment section.
Maybe make a separate page with the betting odds or make it occupy not as much space? Or let us, users, have the chance to hide it in the settings. Adblock will remove the background and header ads, but it won't remove the match-page ones.
2) Block users
It's not just addressed by me. I guess a lot of users asked for this. The option to block someone, to both hide their comments and/or topics but also to disallow them to comment on my threads and PM me.
3) Follow users (inspired by hltv.org/forums/threads/2441059/favorite..
Introduce some sort of way to allow us to follow users, so we know when they make a thread.
Also display how many (not who, just how many) followers and following users you have on your profile, below the "fan of" section. That would appear on the notifications as "*user* made a new thread!" for example.
4) Widen the main area of the website
The website has a huge ammount of negative space on each side. Widening the area would make space for more content to be displayed side by side or in bigger proportions. Would also help with comments not getting deformed after a certain number of comments. Making the replies narrower (removing the line and relying solely on visuals) would also improve this aspect.
5) Allow for username changes every 6 months/1 year
I guess there's people that would like to change their usernames. I guess there's a way of doing it, at least that's the conclusion I take from this user ( hltv.org/profile/803733/wr0ng-choice
) that was called IJustWantThisCurseToEnd and is now called Wr0ng_choice. Make it so that users are allowed to change their username upon a certain period of time (being it once every 6 months, 1 year, once and never again, after being on HLTV for a certain period of time).
6) Delete account
Add an option for the user to delete his account. That would 404 all his threads or at least hide his username.
Just my two cents. I'm appealling the community not to be disrespectful, so the staff can actually take a look at the thread and give their input or take it into consideration.
Thank you for your time,