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NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
OP: March 29, 2020, 07:21:04 PM
Ok all - I have a lot of thoughts. Some good, some bad, some in between. We've been talking a lot about different things we can do this time around before we get too far down the rabbit hole with this build. I have a lot of free time right now to custom code some features in as well.

Here's what I want to know. What do we want? We're thinking about breaking the site down in to multiple boards. Maybe one set of boards for easy topics like members meet, music/video sharing, coffee lounge, etc. Then another set of boards with one dedicated to topic(?) or once dedicated to a category of topics???

What are we thinking? If it were up to the masses (which it kind of is because you guys make this site what it is), how do you see the new and improved version functioning? As the world grows, the capabilities of what we can do grow and as that happens, we want to make sure we keep our site current and functional for those people who get the most use out of it. Please, hit me with ideas. Anything. Opinions on the boards thing, ideas for add-ons, ideas for themes/colors, etc? What do you guys want?


Thanks all! Happy posting!
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#1: March 29, 2020, 08:19:12 PM
Wanted to say thank you to NRG & Betacode, appreciate all you guys are doing, particularly in challenging times like this. Glad to be back brothers and sisters!

Here's what I want to know. What do we want?

I like the idea of separation of stuff, although so many of the things we talk about syncs in circles. Maybe:

  • Social - members meet, music/video sharing, coffee lounge
  • Esoteric/Weird
  • History
  • News
  • health
  • Private (was thinking about certain things we talk about attracting attention - IE the h3lm3r flash guys) with some kind of vetting process by Nick and Grass and others?

Would it be possible to create some kind of structure for some members to create a backup copy of the site? I know we could use a site scrapper tool, and that would be good to for someone to make backup copies periodically, but is relatively slow and somewhat hard to share. I could investigate spinning up a server and syncing the DB, to help should things go down again as well? IE a mirrored copy of the site in the event of another problem?

On design, the only request/suggestion is whatever theme we default to in the future be very mobile friendly. I typically use the site on my phone and making that easiest will help a lot.

Chat - I think having some kind of chat would be very helpful. I've done a lot of privacy research and depending on everyone's needs have some suggestions:

Signal - very secure (a bit of a pain in the ass)
Telegram - not as secure, but very simple to use - but is not as secure as signal.

Unfortunately both of these are app based though. One tool I'm checking out is:

Cyph.com - seems very strong (secure) and it's web based.


Again, thank you guys.
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#2: March 29, 2020, 09:08:26 PM
The only issue (not really an issue) I see with dividing the topics of our threads into different boards is that so many of the threads more often than not wind up connecting with each other and they eventually bleed into each other.

It's not really an issue but that's just my thought as of this moment.

Thanks again for your hard work on this.
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#3: March 29, 2020, 09:59:34 PM
I like the idea of breaking the site down into multiple boards. As long as it is kept simple. I've noticed creating too many directories and subs could bury quality discourse.
I agree with Museten regarding a vetting process for some sensitive discussion. "Private (was thinking about certain things we talk about attracting attention - IE the h3lm3r flash guys) with some kind of vetting process by Nick and Grass and others?"
Regarding spam. Perhaps designating some trusted members to moderate it.
The current color scheme (black/white) is a little hard on the eyes. I liked the #ocean boat blue

Thank you to NRG and Betacode for all your hard work! Glad the site is back up and look forward to seeing it grow!
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#4: March 29, 2020, 10:56:16 PM
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Ok all - I have a lot of thoughts. Some good, some bad, some in between. We've been talking a lot about different things we can do this time around before we get too far down the rabbit hole with this build. I have a lot of free time right now to custom code some features in as well.

Here's what I want to know. What do we want? We're thinking about breaking the site down in to multiple boards. Maybe one set of boards for easy topics like members meet, music/video sharing, coffee lounge, etc. Then another set of boards with one dedicated to topic(?) or once dedicated to a category of topics???

What are we thinking? If it were up to the masses (which it kind of is because you guys make this site what it is), how do you see the new and improved version functioning? As the world grows, the capabilities of what we can do grow and as that happens, we want to make sure we keep our site current and functional for those people who get the most use out of it. Please, hit me with ideas. Anything. Opinions on the boards thing, ideas for add-ons, ideas for themes/colors, etc? What do you guys want?


Thanks all! Happy posting!

Thank you for all your hard work and efforts, b3ta.   It's very much appreciated; not many people would volunteer as many hours as you have to maintain and build such a place.

I like your ideas on multiple boards. 

I'll be anxiously awaiting the option to change the theme on my devices, as black screens w/white font is hard on my eyes. 

An easier way to add photos would be nice, but I'm not sure if that's even plausible with this platform. 

Thanks again  ;D ;D
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#5: March 29, 2020, 11:28:51 PM
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#6: March 30, 2020, 12:00:30 AM
Would be cool to have a seperate site or subdomain with a wiki on it, but with legit info?

BTW what is nrgiseternal.co it seems to be hellmer?
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#7: March 30, 2020, 12:03:44 AM
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Would be cool to have a seperate site or subdomain with a wiki on it, but with legit info?

That would come off too much like dogma. In my opinion, that would defeat the purpose of asking and then finding the answer.
If it's all just laid out and you don't even have the right questions in mind what good is that info?

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#8: March 30, 2020, 12:44:11 AM
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Would be cool to have a seperate site or subdomain with a wiki on it, but with legit info?

BTW what is nrgiseternal.co it seems to be hellmer?

It definetely is or someone who wants to play at it, either way amusing
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#9: March 30, 2020, 12:59:16 AM
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The only issue (not really an issue) I see with dividing the topics of our threads into different boards is that so many of the threads more often than not wind up connecting with each other and they eventually bleed into each other.
I agree with you.  So much synchronicity and I love the pinned/favorite threads that keep dancing around the same topics.

Glad to see all the usual suspects are back and posting.  Also, fwiw, I like the black and white combo, very 80's retro but I'm ok with any color/style combo. :)
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Re: NRG 2.0 - Let's talk features and opinions
#10: March 30, 2020, 01:26:42 AM
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The blue is much easier on my eyes. 
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