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What should I work on next?

Postby Tim » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:24 pm

As long as I've got some momentum on adding to the site, I'd like to get some feedback on what I should work on next. Mocking failed past efforts is perfectly welcome here, but please couple that with some actual feedback on how to make the site better.

Some ideas:

  • Enhance the Prospect Ranking - Add charting, more security, etc.
  • Recruiting writers - this is a hell of a lot harder than it seems!
  • NSB Podcast - this was done really well by the B^2 guys, and all other efforts were horrible.
  • Additional Message board features - I'm open to suggestions. Look here for possiblities.
  • Standings/Results - Plenty of places have standings pages. How can this be unique and valuable?
  • Schedule - same question.
  • Prospects - we actually get more information here on cubs prospects than I've seen anywhere else. But you have to read every thread to get to it. There must be a way to condense that down and put it on individual pages for each prospect.
  • Stats/Stats primer - I don't know that I can do anything better than what is out there already
  • News Feeds - There's a variety of ways to do this, but I could put together a news aggregator for the front page
  • "This day in Cubs History" - it would be a cool feature, but I have no idea how to feed it information

Any thoughts on how to prioritize these things? Any other ideas?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:32 pm

as it pertains to the schedule, maybe an upcoming 5-day pitching probables schedule with opponent, date and time of game? If that can be boxed off somewhere I could find that useful considering how often I can't remember who is next.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:33 pm

also nsb should start following back all the pornbots on twitter
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Postby VVMattVV » Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:37 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:also nsb should start following back all the pornbots on twitter


Follow Da Bots is the second best FDB option to work on next
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Postby Tim » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:57 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:as it pertains to the schedule, maybe an upcoming 5-day pitching probables schedule with opponent, date and time of game? If that can be boxed off somewhere I could find that useful considering how often I can't remember who is next.

That should be on the front page now. It's only showing three days because of the break.

Here's an example of the format:

Braves @ Cubs
07/07/2016 07:05 CT
Wrigley Field - Chicago, IL
Home - Hammel 7-5 3.45 era
Away - Harrell 1-0 1.5 era
TV: ABC 7
Radio: 670 The Score

Cubs @ Pirates
07/08/2016 06:05 CT
PNC Park - Pittsburgh, PA
Home - Liriano 5-8 5.34 era
Away - Arrieta 12-3 2.33 era
TV: CSN, MLBN (out-of-market only)
Radio: 670 The Score

Cubs @ Pirates
07/09/2016 06:15 CT
PNC Park - Pittsburgh, PA
Home - Kuhl 1-0 4.09 era
Away - Lester 9-4 2.67 era
TV: FOX
Radio: 670 The Score
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Re: What should I work on next?

Postby Tim » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:42 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:as it pertains to the schedule, maybe an upcoming 5-day pitching probables schedule with opponent, date and time of game? If that can be boxed off somewhere I could find that useful considering how often I can't remember who is next.

http://www.northsidebaseball.com/tools/cubs-schedule
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Re: What should I work on next?

Postby Derwood » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:18 am

Tim wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:as it pertains to the schedule, maybe an upcoming 5-day pitching probables schedule with opponent, date and time of game? If that can be boxed off somewhere I could find that useful considering how often I can't remember who is next.

http://www.northsidebaseball.com/tools/cubs-schedule


Not mobile friendly on iPhone. Cuts off half the info and rotating phone/resizing doesn't fix it
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Postby Proven Veteran » Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:56 am

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Tim wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:as it pertains to the schedule, maybe an upcoming 5-day pitching probables schedule with opponent, date and time of game? If that can be boxed off somewhere I could find that useful considering how often I can't remember who is next.

http://www.northsidebaseball.com/tools/cubs-schedule


Not mobile friendly on iPhone. Cuts off half the info and rotating phone/resizing doesn't fix it


I don't think any of the recent enhancements work on mobile.
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Postby Tim » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:03 am

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Not mobile friendly on iPhone. Cuts off half the info and rotating phone/resizing doesn't fix it


I don't think any of the recent enhancements work on mobile.

I have no idea how to create a mobile-friendly drag and drop prospect ranking page.

As for the schedule page...I'll try to figure something out.
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Postby Tim » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:29 am

The schedule table should be fixed.
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Postby Derwood » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:31 am

Tim wrote:The schedule table should be fixed.


It's now scrollable at least
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Postby Tim » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:04 am

Derwood wrote:
Tim wrote:The schedule table should be fixed.


It's now scrollable at least

What are you expecting - less info in the table when you're on mobile?
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Postby Derwood » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:25 am

Tim wrote:
Derwood wrote:
Tim wrote:The schedule table should be fixed.


It's now scrollable at least

What are you expecting - less info in the table when you're on mobile?


Sorry, that came off as horsefeathers. Thank you for the update
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Postby Tim » Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:28 am

In trying to make the div's responsive, I also fubar'd my source code for the prospect ranking analysis page, then uploaded the f'd code to the server. So now I've lost the code in both places.

<sigh>

oh well, I wrote it once, I can do it again. All the data is fine.
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Postby soccer10k » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:48 am

Can you fix the Cubs so they can win a game?
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Postby Tim » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:51 am

soccer10k wrote:Can you fix the Cubs so they can win a game?

I'll work on that next.
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:16 pm

Any way to add a link to the Archives to the 'Quick Links' section at the top of each forum page? Would save 3 clicks to go to a forum, click on the announcement about the archives, and then the archives link itself in that thread.
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Re: What should I work on next?

Postby Tim » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:23 pm

Yeah I should be able to get that done.
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Postby NOLA » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:29 pm

Maybe I'm an Internet moron and this has been done (entirely possible) but could you add a feature to put newest posts in a thread first? I know this is probably there already but now I'm asking.

Also, thanks for the good work. The front page articles are great.
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Postby philosophizer75 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:30 pm

You can set it to ascending or descending
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Postby philosophizer75 » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:31 pm

I'm in a car right now so I'm using tapatalk, but I know the option is there somewhere on the browser
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Postby Andy » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:30 pm

philosophizer75 wrote:I'm in a car right now so I'm using tapatalk, but I know the option is there somewhere on the browser

Right above the reply button
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Postby Tim » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:34 pm

To do it more permanently than just a single thread:

ucp.php?i=ucp_prefs&mode=view

There's a choice there for ascending or descending post order.
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Postby NOLA » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:04 am

You guys rock. Thanks. Good at some things, media is a work in progress.
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Postby UMFan83 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:29 pm

Suggesting someone write an article analyzing the Cubs slump. Preferably one where the conclusion is that the Cubs are dealing with a perfect storm of bad luck.
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