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The Creator
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Suggest a feature!

What new feature would ye like to see arise on Tolkien Forums in the future? This can be anything from expanding slightly on an existing feature to creating an entirely new one.


Please be aware however that the quotes page is yet to be expanded so please do not suggest that and also some larger features (like support membership or build thou own forums) are not worthwhile until we hath much more members.


This thread wilt then be used in future reference when our member list hath gone up and we can afford to expand.worship.gif



-- Edited by The One at 20:45, 2007-04-26

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hmmm, maybe, dunno I know! an OOME thread


<Tulkas edit> It is good idea The Might but i think that this site is not so strickt than other forums about keeping it totally Tolkien related and therefore i do not see the need for special OoME-forum. Of course, final decision will be given by The One. Thanks for your opinion.



-- Edited by Lord Tulkas at 14:51, 2006-06-12

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Yeah i have to agree with Tulkas.


Although we have no OOME thread the Halls of Mandos are completely non-Tolkien orientated, we have the RPs, and we have the Analytical forum for less Tolkien stuff.


Whats the point in an OOME? Just to spam and talk rubbish all day long and still upgrade rank whilst contributing nothing?


But anyway thats your opinion TM.


A featuree...hmm...difficult.

How about once the quotes pages is complete we have a search bar put up so we can find specific keywords in the quotes pages?



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Witchking of Angmar - Rank 10
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oh yeah
I always forget that the TF system is posts-based and not point-based.
So that doesn't really work
though talking rubbish all day long would be fun

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I would like to see an art feature where people can put their Tolkien related artwork on the site.
Maybe that would be possible with more members?

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Thats not a bad idear Bauglir. Could set up a forum for that maybe sometime when more members come.


I like the new 'Greatest Topics and posts' forum as it can show us the most recent topic of high interest and lets us see all the really good post on here.



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By the way - I like the new music on the website

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oh yeah really good music!


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I have a good suggestion:


Why don't we have an OOME - in Valinor?! That way only members who have contributed alot to the site can access it, therefore flooring the other reason why we cannot have one.



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so you mean in the Ring of Doom
I dunno if the Ring of Doom was designed for that
plus, I think ordinary members shouldn't be allowed to see what mods and admins discuss
but I am not the one to decide

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No no Valinor. The private forums, not the Ring of doom. Have another look - you will see it in the black bar 'Valinor - closed at present-

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aha I see what you mean
well, I guess after rank 9 that is ok...

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Well no, Rank 9 and above. Your not far off.

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well, I dunno.
I guess the One can analyse the situation better


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I'd like to have a thread where people can post a short notice if they have to be gone for a while. It would be nice to have a specific place for things like that where everyone can read them. I'm only mentioning this because I've had to be gone a lot on and off lately, and everyone seems to think that I'm not coming back when, in fact, I had never intended to leave the site. You know, just a place to say "hey, I'm going on vacation for a week so I won't be around"

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oh yea...sorry
I tend to always think that people are away

but I think the thread thing is a good idea.
maybe also a thread for like artwork and stuff
I dunno if the One would be ok with it
I mean...are could be like...something with Photoshop...or simply photos from the members to get to know each other a little better
maybe that is a stupid idea...dunno

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Atanvarne's suggestion would clear up anyconfusion about who is still active. I like it.

TM- I have suggested an a place where members could post their artwork already. Not sure about photos of members though.

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oh yeah...that is true
well, I mean not necessarily photos of the members, but like maybe photos they made, like photos of a castle, or a forest, or a mountain, I dunno

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I have an idear which follows on from mos', how about we have an OOME only for supporting members? Obviously I doubt there will be a supporting membership until more members come, but that could be one of the bonuses.

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supporting members?
do you mean...financially supporting?
or members over perhaps rank 9 or so?
anyway, I think that is not such a bad idea.
that way the post-based ranking system isn't a big problem, as these members have already proved they are interested in the site.

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'Supporting members' = subscribing members who get a number of bonuses for supporting the site. These could be the ones to access this forum.

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hmmm
supporting the site in what way?
that is what I didn't understand

for example supporting by paypal, or supporting by voting for the site, or maybe supporting by...posts?

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Many sites have a supporting membership facility where members take out a subscription. This is optional, but you can hardly expect a site which costs money to keep running forever on its own. It is after all non-profitable with everything else.



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There are some great ideas in here! I really like the idea of having a thread for artwork and photos and everything, and it would be a great way to get to know the other members. And once we have enough members for the whole supporting membership thing, that'd be cool too.

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A Tolkien related caption contest would be fun. What do you think about that people?

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How about a centre where members can go and look up answers to some of the commonly asked questions? So for instance 'If Balrogs had wings', you could look up Tolkien Forums' theory. Obviously it would not be lore but it would certainly help some members!

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You mean somewhere where members can read other peoples opinions on things like 'If balrogs had wings'?
That would be quite good I think.

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hmmm...well...yeah that would be good...I guess

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I think he means that the Powers construct the answer and it is viewable for all to see.


You could enhance this by using the debates forum. Take the 'Balrogs wings' subject. As there is little argument and mostly good content you could take Glorfindel's and The Might's debate and simply copy and paste it with a slight bit of editing.


Then when we have more good debates like 'Who was Tom bombadil' or 'What is Ungoliant' providing they are worthy they could also go up.



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hmm...I dunno what to say
I think many parts of our debate could be left away...

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Parts like 'Oh your wrong there TM' or 'Lets see what Eonwe thinks' etc would be taken out, but the important parts left to have the basic good argument with evidence to support either theory.

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I have been using the new search bar on Tolkien Forums. I now do most of my web browsing from there and I am glad to know that whilst I am doing it I am contributing to Tolkien Forums! Has anyone else used the adverts or the search bar yet?

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Indeed I have set Tolkien Forums as my IE homepage so now I can do all my web browsing from there via the Google search bar at the bottom of the homepage!

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I'm still new here and maybe I really am an ancient Noldo... What is an OOME? Sorry I didnt bother to look in a palantir or Galadriel's Mirror or even Google.

btw I like the fan art idea for the site. That would actually be a great thing if members would actually contribute. I know I have some stuff.


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OOME is Out of Middle-earth and is a kind of thread where you discuss about chocolate, cars, football and strange sea creatures...actually anything outside ME.
but as it has been shown, such a thread would not work here, because as the forums' ranking system is based on posts, people could very easily post some nonsense there and get a high rank
the only way that would work is if the posts from the OOME thread would not be counted in your rank

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ah...I have a question
is this perhaps a new feature of the forums?
for example when I hold by cursor above a word in English, for example Might I get underneath it a small box with synonims for this word in German, for example Macht...
just wanted to ask if you have the same...(in many of your cases it will probably give you synonims in English)
just curious, that's all

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Probably a new feature. Is it any good?

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nope, it's probably just firefox, cause I got the same thing on another site, so I doubt it is a new feature

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Sounds like its a feature specific to firefox in your country. I use firefox, opera, safari, and mozilla in the US, but dont have a feature like that in any of my browsers.

Back to the topic... Instead of an OOME thread, what about a chatroom? What do you guys think? For RP, discussion, OOME, or whatever.

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I am ok with any kind of chatroom or other OOME feature, but it is up to the One to take the final decision

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