Page name: suggestions [Logged in view] [RSS]
2008-05-20 23:24:05
Last author: Imperator
Owner: peura
# of watchers: 29
Fans: 0
D20: 19
Bookmark and Share


This page is a complement for the Elftown, Suggestions forum.

How to make a suggestion:

Step one: Read through this page and the elftown_factory to see if it has already been suggested. If it has, you don't have to suggest it again.

Step two: Always post your suggestion in the Elftown, Suggestions forum <forum:Elftown, Suggestions> (except for suggestions for new fantasy races, those you write here directly). Keep it short and specific, don't ramble about how you are a newbie and very sorry if you are doing something wrong. That way, you may even get a response from Mayor [Hedda] :-)

Step Three: Write down your suggestion on the new suggestions page, so that others can see that it has been suggested. Again, keep it short and specific.

If you get feedback on your suggestion, for example if it gets rejected or implemented, you should come back and edit your suggestion and move it to the appropriate page.

Serious suggestions only, please!


New fantasy races

There have been many requests for new "fantasy race personalities". This page was getting full of them, so they have been moved to a new page: race suggestions. Go there if you want to suggest more races.



Is your language missing from the list of choosable languages in Your House? Add it to the languages page!


Competition Ideas

Suggestions for competitions that could be officially held can be added to the Elftown Competition Ideas.


-To enter a new suggestion, see new suggestions
-To view old and rejected suggestsions, see old or rejected suggestions


Implemented suggestions

Old suggestions that now are implemented are moved here.

Elftown Clock
I think it would be a good idea to have a clock on the main page, it could be decided by the higher beings of elftown to decide what time the clock goes by, but then people from other sides of the world can decide to meet on 'Elftown Time" which could simplfliy things for people, if this is possible that it.
Update: Hedda has done some of his magic again! There is now a clock on main street.

Elftown Academy
Place where someone like me could learn for example Quenya, or whatever it was, or other foreign languages, "History" of fantasy races, drawing etc.
Comment from [peura]: I think the Wiki would be an excellent place for that, so that everyone can help with adding to the knowledge. There is already a "artistic tips" section on the wiki, btw.
Update: There now is an Elftown Academy wiki page.

Diary improvement?
Diaries- Should we make private diaries that only that person has the choice to write in or view?
Update: This is now possible. You can set diary entries to be private, viewable by only your friends, or viewable by anyone.

Go To Wiki-Page
The go to wiki button currently only appears in the wiki itself, but it would be very convenient for people who spend a lot of time in the wiki or who have wiki-pages themselves to be able to use it from their house. Maybe a permanent "go to wiki-page" button beside the "enter username" and "mood" slots?
Update: Found below the Online Friends.

Private polls/diary visitors log?
Something so you can see what people have been voting in your polls and visiting your diary.
Update: You can make wiki-polls that allow you to keep track of voters using the <voting> tag.

"Roll Dice" when Editing
If it were possible to create some kind of engine that randomly chooses a number when you write a post, then we could enhance our Text Adventures and bring them even closer to traditional roleplaying, by using these numbers as the Dice. To explain better, someone edits a Wikipage, they need to roll a dice to see if their attack connects, how much damage they take, et cetera. THey hit "Edit this Wiki Page, they make their changes, and then they have the choice of hitting "Submit" and "Roll Dice." Hitting the Roll Dice button gives them a random number, and submits their changes. So even if they don't like their number, the only way they could cheat is if they deleted their post and wrote it again. Too specific? I know nothing about programming, but it would be great...
Update: We've had the D20 dice for a while, so this is being moved to done. See the wiki-page info box to view the generated number, after editing.

Wiki search
-Wikis should be sorted into sections of type, content, etc. That way you could search for wikis based on your interests, etc.
-Enable an Elftowner to be able to use key words to search for all Wiki's that have that word in them, so they can find unlisted Wiki's they might have stumbled on previously and cannot find.
Update: You can now search for wiki-pages by keywords, if there are keywords entered into the keyword box found on the wiki-edit page.

If we could get a page going for this, it would be nice. We could give tips on drawings certain objects, or say, faces, and hands, tips on painting your drawngs, tips for writing, and more.
Update: See official wiki Elftown Tutorials.

Images as links
Being able to make a wikibanner a clickable link that leads to that wiki.
Update: Now possible with the 'wikiimg'-tag.

"Private" wikis
See cnetg9 on Locking Wikis/Creating Private Wikis.



Go or return to:
-The wiki-index
-The elftown_factory
-The list of places where you can contribute to Elftown
-The list of new suggestions
-The list of old or rejected suggestions
-The list of fantasy race suggestions
-The list of suggested languages
-The help index

Username (or number or email):


2008-11-23 [losthero]: On a side note... Has there ever been thought of a preview ability when changing personal house data to where those that are not HTML inclined can see what they are doing?

2008-11-23 [SilverFire]: There is one. Above the box where you edit your presentation, there's a button that says 'preview'.

2008-11-23 [losthero]: Ty for pointing that out...observation skills need improvement

2009-03-27 [losthero]: Another idea (If I haven't noticed it yet sorry ><) Is maybe an erase all read/answered messages? I have a lot backed up and OCD is a pain I have been trying to clean it up for a while.

2009-03-27 [SilverFire]: The ideas been suggested before, and Hedda's never been keen on it - why do you need to delete the messages anyway? it's not as if you run out of inbox space or something.

2009-03-27 [losthero]: Eh just OCD I try to keep stuff as clean as possible. And is there a way to flag a message as "urgent" before sending? (If I get annoying let me know)

2009-03-27 [SilverFire]: No, there isn't, but you might want to suggest that in <forum:Elftown, Suggestions>. :)

2009-07-30 [another brick in the wall]: you guys really need a mad squinty-eyed emote. yesterday I had the need of one like 5 times.

2010-01-04 [another brick in the wall]: nother suggestion. I'm sure people suggest it a lot, but it would be great if you had a visitor's list on wikis just like you do on houses.

2010-01-07 [Imperator]: A "clear all" button for all the wiki comments/changes/invitations/dairies.

2010-02-01 [Hedda]: [another brick in the wall]: No, it's private information about what wiki-pages you visit.

[Imperator]: No, because that might cause more problem than it solves. But it should become easier to read through them.

2010-02-01 [Janouk]: But with the add-me button you could keep it private if you want to.

2010-02-01 [Hedda]: Good point. The problem is that it makes Elftown even more complicated, which is a problem... I'll think about it when I don't have a lot of good improvements to do <img:stuff/cheshmak.gif>

2010-02-01 [Janouk]: (I wasn't suggesting you should do it by the way ;) I was merely remarking that I didn't agree with your argument)

2010-02-02 [SilverFire]: It also adds clutter to the wikis, which are already scarily complicated for those who aren't very familiar with them. Also gives opportunity for the same kind of "harassment" we get in houses (people added themselves to the list just to annoy people) to happen in wikis as well. 

2010-02-02 [Imperator]: I'm not sure how my suggestion would cause any problems. If I don't want to look at whatever wiki invites, diaries, etc are all over my browser, why should I have to click on every single one to get rid of them?

2010-03-27 [Kaimee]: I really would love a clear all on my wiki invitations... *grumbles*

2010-04-01 [another brick in the wall]: Don't know if there's a better place to say it, But I just want to say I'm fine with the new layout, apart from the fact that the white new message indicator is far less noticable than the original blue. *a lot*

2010-04-01 [SilverFire]: You can comment on astyle. :)

2011-05-06 [Figment]: When you schedule a message to be sent to yourself, it says "You will be sent that message on (date you chose) around 4:30 o'clock in the morning."
X:30 o'clock sounds wrong. Usually unless it is on the hour exactly the "o'clock" bit is dropped.

2011-06-13 [Thrice]: Can we get one of those nifty check-all buttons for our messages? :)

Number of comments: 164
Older comments: (Last 200) 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 .0.

Show these comments on your site

Elftown - Wiki, forums, community and friendship.