The Brainstorming Thread - Ways to make BigSoccer better...

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Huss, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Ok, y'all use the interwebs. This thread is for brainstorming any and all ideas (boring or crazy) for what we can do to make BigSoccer better. This thread is not really intended to be a policy thread, but more about the products we currently offer and what products we should offer. What you expect out of this, or any, soccer website.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    Think bigger ...

    Change the name to SuperSizeSoccer.
     
  3. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    For the 7000 posts after this...bring back the yellow.

    Now that that has been said, you can disregard 7000 of the next 7005 posts.
     
  4. Z010 Union

    Z010 Union Moderator
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    PDA Apps that go beyond the current mobile interface making it easier to view most frequent forums, manage messages, etc.

    Facebook has one for BlackBerry that is easy to use. It isn't a full version of facebook, but allows updates to status, photo uploads, friend list view, friend invites, wall posts, and messaging that are all accessible through an icon and GUI.
     
  5. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    On my profile page, specifically for Friends & Contacts, I'd like to be able to take private notes dedicated to each friend. For example, as I get to know random user Huss, I'd like to be able to put... real name John... wife Betty... birthday 01-04-65... likes turtles... hates bears... whatever.

    Most of this type of information I have through PM's, but it's getting tougher to keep all of those random PM's due to lack of space - not to mention it's not very efficient.
     
  6. TallTowerMan

    TallTowerMan Member+

    Apr 8, 2007
    SoCal
    Club:
    Club Tijuana
    Nat'l Team:
    China PR
    A button that allows us to go to the first unread post on the next subscribed thread within the current thread I'm reading. Maybe this button exists and I don't know about it yet:eek:.
     
  7. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    One of my wish list items is for Personal Messages to act more like email. Reply All, search, sort, etc.
     
  8. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    Amen, I hate having to retype names when I reply to a pm with multiple people.
     
  9. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Once and for all, get rid of the [R] rule. It's all but useless anymore anyway... the front page is always riddled with results. It's universally recognized (or should be) that if you want to stay ignorant about a soccer result, it's best to stay off of BigSoccer altogether.

    It's outdated, impracticable, unenforceable, annoying, and unneeded.
     
  10. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    Better QA before releases
     
  11. Bison1997

    Bison1997 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2001
    RFK - Lot 8
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Agreed - even just getting the option to Reply All would be great. The ability to sort by sender would be a close second.

    Also - is there any way the number of posts per page could be increased? I really liked having 40 posts/page. Much easier to make your way through longer Pre-match/PBP-style threads.
     
  12. Sachsen

    Sachsen Member+

    Aug 8, 2003
    Broken Arrow, Okla.
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Seconded.
     
  13. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Get rid of the sockpuppets. :D (aka - if you can do something so that there isn't a WR-related bitchfest in this forum every month, that would be awesome.)

    Ok, seriously, some sort of BigSoccerIM whereas their BS screenname could be typed into some sort of downloadable IM client and then regular IM'ing could occur. Obviously, this would be some sort of agreed-to thingy, as i'm sure not everyone would want to join. Just like Yahoo, you could leave messages for people to see when they return.

    Then you go to www.trillian.cc and do whatever you'd need to do to make it work over there.


    I do like the "go to first unread post in next thread" idea.
     
  14. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And make the allowable amount to send to at one timer bigger than 9 or 10 or what ever it is now.
     
  15. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    New York City FC
    I think you can set it for at least 25 now no?
     
  16. FoxBoro 143

    FoxBoro 143 Member+

    Jan 18, 2004
    MA
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You can, but it was much better when it was 40.
     
  17. Knave

    Knave Member+

    May 25, 1999
    I'd like to see the return of 40 posts per page as well.
     
  18. maturin

    maturin Member

    Jun 8, 2004
    Seconded. Although I can see why Huss wouldn't - that probably means fewer page views for them and their advertisers. 40 would be nice but 25 is a good compromise.
     
  19. Crimson Ace

    Crimson Ace Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 4, 2003
    McKinney, TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I use My BigSoccer to navigate and I'm subscribed to several boards. I'd like to be able to use "Mark Forums Read" and only have it apply to my subscribed forums.
     
  20. Bison1997

    Bison1997 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 30, 2001
    RFK - Lot 8
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    True, but I liked 40 more. :D

    -- This isn't gonna put me off of BS for good or anything, it'd just be nice to have. I'll deal if not, just throwing it out there.
     
  21. The Jitty Slitter

    The Jitty Slitter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Bayern München
    Germany
    Jul 23, 2004
    Karo Viertel
    Club:
    FC Sankt Pauli
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    Hit counter for blogs please

    Functionality attached to friend list (whats the point at the moment?)

    More input from clubs into the forums.
     
  22. Beech

    Beech Member

    Jul 26, 2001
    Kansas City
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1) As a moderator, if I create a new thread, I would like to have a checkbox ability to make my first post always the top post of page one of that thread regardless of date/time stamp of the others.

    This would be effective when a tangent breaks out on an existing thread and they need to be moved into their own thread/topic. As it stands now, I create the new thread, move over the posts from another and now my lead in is buried 20 posts down and people who come to the new thread are reading maybe a reply to something that started it all the discussion in the original thread. Thus the topic is then not introduced very well until the moderator post that happens to be number 20 or whatever. Call the thread tool "header post", or "headline post" or something that prioritizes those first over the date/time stamp posts sort order.

    2) More smilies!
     
  23. osho420k

    osho420k Member

    Jan 31, 2007
    Germantown, MD
    Nat'l Team:
    Peru
    how about an imbeded chat window on the main forums for users that are online
     
  24. Sport Billy

    Sport Billy Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 25, 2006
    I like those.

    Add -

    1. Move blogs off the front page. If I want to read a blog I'll search it out.
    2. Let me have "My BigSoccer" as my front page.
    3. Access to view other people's reputation.
    4. Lose the "visitor messages"

    Oh yeah, when I log on, I want a soft voice that says:
    "You're Good Enough, You're Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like You!"
     
  25. Peakite

    Peakite Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    Berkshire
    Club:
    Halifax Town
    The option of having a stripped down skin (basically akin to the feature levels of when I first joined). I've probably got more entries here than anywhere else in my various Firefox extension preferences and I still haven't successfully got rid of all of them.
     

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