Board suggestions and feature requests Anonymous Admin 9
Use this thread to discuss future improvements.
Should crystal.cafe remain as our domain or does anyone have a better idea?
Staff titles (Admin, Moderator, Janitor) can be replaced with custom titles. Please suggest some if you like.
pls add delete option admin-sama
Anonymous Admin 11
Please click the little downwards arrow to the right of your post number.
ahh thank you. i thought deleting wasn't an option since there wasn't an option to add a password to a post. can anyone delete any comment then or is it tied to an ip or?
Anonymous Admin 13
it's tied to your cookie :)
Can we please get a darker theme? All the bright colors make it difficult to browse for a longer period of time.
Other than that I'm really enjoying it. Especially because there are no bitchy/snarky anons who only seem to want to cause shitsorms.
As for the name, I like it.
Whenever I hide a thread, it hides all threads on the board. Can that be fixed? I want to browse /b/ without seeing the NSFW cute boy thread.
Anonymous Admin 43
Please try now. If it's still not working, try in an incognito tab.
It's only working in incognito, so I'll use that for now, thanks. Hoping there's a possible fix for it in the future.
How is the site being promoted? I really hope this can be a new "home" for me so I hope traffic picks up speed.
Anonymous Admin 52
I've created a dark theme, I'll install it within the next day. Until then, the Yotsuba B theme should be a bit more neutral on the eyes.
Everyone who's handy with CSS is welcome to submit more custom styles.>>45
I'm happy to listen to suggestions here as I neither want to shill the site too much nor do I think straightforward advertising will work too well. I'm considering a Facebook ad campaign targeted towards women in their 20s who have relevant interests, but of course Facebook isn't the best platform.
Thank you <3
As for the submitting more styles, is there any sort of base code or anything? Or at least where to find it? Would like to give it a try.
Anonymous Admin 66
Here's the stylesheet for our default theme:https://pastebin.com/d3EFdDJn
By using the Inspect tool on parts of crystal.cafe, you can change the css until you like it and copy any changes you made into the stylesheet. Please take a screenshot of the result and post it in here along with a pastebin link to your css. :)
Really minor suggestion, but on the rules page could you number them so if and when reporting a post you can simply refer to a specific rule by number?
And could we add no pro ana/mia/thinspo content as well? Since it was pointed out in a health thread
I've been thinking about nicknames for staff.
People who work with gems are called gemologists, jewelers or lapidaries, a lapidary cuts gems but it's a bit of a mouthful! I'm still thinking, as far as I've found there's no specific name for someone who oversees mine work other than just "boss". Correct me if I'm wrong.
>>134>as far as I've found there's no specific name for someone who oversees mine work other than just "boss"
Well we are all grills after all.
>holy fuck please let admin use the tag Foreman Grill oh sweet jesus
a mascot for our board would be cute~! and our own terms/slang
Would absolutely love an EGL/jfashion board. Could be cgl-like too but I personally dont cosplay so I dont really care about that aspect
What if apart from the suggested movie night in the survey, we also had a few "gaming nights"?
A lot of users seem to play videogames, so maybe grabbing a free online or very inexpensive coop game (i.e towns of salem) and playing it together could be good for the community and maybe even bring some new traffic!
Anonymous Admin 151
That sounds like a good idea, I'd like to see some suggestions for games from different users.
I second having another board specifically for cosplay or alternative/jfashion.
I don't know maybe later down the road, there could even be 3 separate boards:
>/beauty/>/fa/ (could include both normie and alt fashion)>/cos/
I don't think there's ever been a cosplay board for girls only seeing as /cgl/ is overrun with male cosplayers. It might actually attract more female gulls to crossover here or even girls who specifically stray from 4chan could have a safe haven here so-to-speak.
Anonymous Admin 154
Would a /cgl/ board be sufficient? Once we have much more traffic, I would eventually like to split it into sub-boards (cosplay, lolita, fash, jfash). But, right now, the board is too slow to add so many similar boards.
Also, I was wondering if an NSFW board would be a good idea.
I would be A-OK with an NSFW board
GW2 is mostly free to play, and I feel like PVE is a really good causal game that anyone can play!
Sorry, to clarify I feel like PVE mode in GW2 is good, not that "PVE" is another game that's good.
Ah! Seconded on GW2, played it for a while, ended up uninstalling it but it is quite fun for the first 80 lvls and fairly easy to get into, the community is pretty chill too and it's very easy to make guilds, which is nice. Also unlike ffXIV, everyone can play since it's free.
Otherwise maybe things like Drawful, 100% Orange Juice, Keep talking and nobody explodes, Tabletop simulator, ARMA 3, Left 4 Dead/Paladins (Although not sure how keen the girls here will be on shooting games) could be some good options.
Some of these games are limited players rather than MMO, but since the userbase is small, it could work. Most of them are under 10 dollars, free, or normally on sale for 1-5 dollars or less.
Anything first person gives me motion sickness but I bet others would have fun with a FPS!
could we get a summary of the apparent word filter?
Could aesthetic threads have their own board? I'm sad to see /b/ mostly picspam and no conversation
I like this idea, like /aes/ or something?
Sage cause doublefagging, but could we get a catalog version of all threads in one page?
Anonymous Admin 202
Please help decide about the new board by voting! It's just two clicks, thank you very much!
A new board for aesthetics would surely help unclog /b/ to give conversation threads a chance.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDpcWjmZvur5PznyaWolTgIaYr68wq2hEWoo0BDbRAMDTI5A/viewform
Anonymous Admin 203
I am working on this as part of our new front page!
Anonymous Admin 204
have been updated. From now on, please don't advertise Discord servers on crystal.cafe.
requesting a cooking board
Anonymous Admin 206
One more day for voting! Please comment in this thread if you want to suggest a board name. So far I think /aes(t)/ or /img/ would be nice!>>205
Sorry, but there is not enough activity and demand for this board, but please enjoy these threads!>>>/b/622
Healthy recipes threads>>>/health/398
Vegan diet thread>>>/health/2
Comfort food thread
Will we have a board-tan contest any time soon? I do have a clear idea for our board-tan hehe
Anonymous Admin 208
Wonderful idea. How long should the contest run? I am not an artist, so I wouldn't know how long a time frame would be adequate.
Is there thoughts of perhaps an animal board?
It's a shame there isn't enough activity to have a cooking board like >>205
Very cute site though.
Anonymous Admin 211
The survey results are crystal
clear, so enjoy the new board! >>>/img/>>210
The more active crystal.cafe becomes, the more boards we can open! I recommend making new animal-related threads to keep varied conversations going.
It really depends from artist to artist. In my case, since I already have a clear design in my mind, it would take just a few hours to sketch and paint. Some can take longer, or even less time, but it probably wouldn't surpass a day to have it all figured out, maybe.
My suggestion would be: Announce on everyboard (like LC does the hellweek announcements, for example) that the board-tan contest is/will be open. Specify the deadline to enter the contest with the design (I'd suggest a week up to 10 days max). Once the deadline ends, have another week (or less, like 5 days) for voting.>>211
Shouldn't the Autumn Thread be moved to /img/? I know it can have other things, but it's mainly an aesthetic thread right now.
Anonymous Admin 213
Thank you for the feedback! That sounds reasonable. I'll put it up with the announcements once I have a post drafted.
>Shouldn't the Autumn Thread be moved to /img/? I know it can have other things, but it's mainly an aesthetic thread right now.
You're absolutely right, I'm still in the process of moving threads. Please report any thread you think we overlooked.
Thanks, admin-sama! You're very thoughtful and cute <3
I really hope this site gets bigger, the staff is so nice
Admin-Sama this is super OT but thank you so much again for the autumn theme, I full screen that shit ass shit. Delicioussssss
Hoping for the best, it would be nice in the future for an art board and a nip board.
> I recommend making new animal-related threads to keep varied conversations going.
I was thinking about that but I'm not sure if I should put it in /img/ or /dis/, I want it to be more discussion like with people talking about their breeds of animal they have as well as their pets quirks but even then it could just dissolve into image dumping.
Anonymous Admin 221
It depends on the nature of the thread!
/disc/ - Ethics of adopting vs breeding
/b/ - favorite breeds and stories and pics
/img/ - post animal pics!
All these threads would be moved to the animal board if we make one in the future.
I will write an explanation for the differences between the boards soon and open an ongoing survey where users can suggest future boards. Then once we have enough requests for a specific board, we will open it on a trial basis!
We need a board-tan ASAP.
I would love to see the designs
Hey admin, I wonder is it okay to suggest a board idea? I'd really love an /x/ (paranormal) board.
I think I've seen a few girls here mention that they're into spooky stuff. We could talk about murder mysteries, witchcraft, our paranormal experiences, share spooky films, talk about cryptids from our individual countries…
I really liked /x/ before it became full of "how do I summon a succubus" memes. Maybe an all-female paranormal board would be more intelligent and interesting?
Anonymous Admin 268
Personally I would absolutely love this, but adding too many boards will dilute the site and make it harder for users to find content they like. I've considered adding an /x/ board as a seasonal Halloween trial thing and keep it if it's active enough. I'm working on a poll for more user input and will include a way to vote on new boards!
Another possibility is to offer ongoing board suggestions that users can vote on and we'll open boards once there are a certain amount of votes. Please let me know what you all think!
I honestly feel like we don't need /disc/. It covers such a broad range, it's really vague and that kind of OT discussion gets posted elsewhere anyways. I get it's kind of a containment board, but that's what /b/ should be until we need something else. Then we'd have room for another board possibly?
I kinda agree with this. I never really understood why /disc/ was created since I feel like it can be pretty similar to /b/. Similar discussions happen in /b/ and /disc/ (ex: the drug use general seems pretty discussion like to me but it's posted in /b/). It makes me confused as to where some threads should go
Anonymous Admin 301
As requested, I merged /health/ & /beauty/ and /b/ & /disc/. Unfortunately, I encountered a bug, so until I fix it, I cannot change the board menu links. I apologize for the inconvenience! The new board is available under https://crystal.cafe/hb/
Anonymous Admin 302
Fixed! Thank you all for your input and I hope you enjoy the new board selection.
Can we get rid of Spoony please? Marking her posts sounds like the best idea…
Anonymous Admin 305
She has been permanently banned very recently. I don't see the need to take any further action as outing her posts would set a bad precedent on this website. It's one thing to do it on lolcow, but I don't think it has a place here.
That's fair, hopefully it won't come to that, but she's been permanently banned elsewhere as well.
FYI, she's still in the cc Discord as ((personal information removed))
and has come out of the woodworks last night, probably to compensate for her ban.
Anonymous Admin 308
I have no power over the discord server, sorry. It was made by another user who seems to have abandoned it.
We don't have an 'official' discord and I don't plan on changing this as I think it would stunt the site growth.
can we not bring /r9k/ here? stop this bullshit whoever you are.http://boards.4chan.org/r9k/thread/40029075
It's probably Spoony. She is legit cancer and her being here is the worst thing that can happened.
Well, the name site is not mentioned (yet) so that is good, but fuck that sucks.
I don't care for Spoony and didn't mind her posting since i barely noticed, but i hope this is not her doing once again what she did with lolcow previously and posting the site to r9k as soon as she is confronted on the board.
I'm one of the few that thought "let her post as long as she doesn't sperg", but if she tries to bring the robots and incels here she can fuck off the board.>>307
Huh, i didn't know that user was her.That user seems to act fairly normal on discord, so i would have never assumed it.
eww those losers are so gross
someone posted about her in her /snow/ thread on LC as well it looks like.
Oh yeah, shit, didn't notice.
I'm blind kek
The dark theme doesn't apply to the catalog page. Would it be possible to change this, please?
I don't like getting raided.
Anonymous Admin 321
I'm on it.
Thank you for the compliments on the board software by the way. Domo arigatou Mr Roboto <3 Try harder.
great job admin! you guys are awesome~
You are doing an amazing job, admin! <3
Based admin. How I hate those fucktards.
This place is interesting tho. A girly chan? I would've never guessed it would've existed
You're doing a great job~! Deleted at lighting speed
Thank you for the hard work, Admin! ^_^
I'm reporting suspicious posts, should I keep on doing so or is that annoying because I think that I'm maybe reporting other miners as well.
Oh, and could you also add notifications to the gems à la pic related, please?
I'd also like to know the answer to this.
Anonymous Admin 341
I'm manually checking all new posts, but thank you!>>339
This would actually require a ton of code, so not anytime soon, sorry!
Wow, it seems like it should be such a small thing to do haha. Thanks for the prompt response, though!
Oh, I was doing this too. I will stop from now on then, sorry. I am just so paranoid that everyone is a robo now
im honestly kinda bummed /disc/ and /b/ were merged, was the shitshow on /b/ the result of that or just robots?
It was /r9k/ users poorly attempting to raid. What's funny as fuck though is that they seem to think that we're mostly "fembots" and this is payback for us attentionwhoring on their board, as if any of us would even go near that shithole.
Thank you admin for cleaning up the board! <3
Seconded. Thanks a lot, admin.
Anonymous Admin 365
I've received a few emails about wrongful bans because I was erring on the side of caution when a post looked suspicious and the user had no prior post history before the raid. I will be working through them as well as any ban appeals over the weekend. Thank you for being patient!
Hi! I really like the name crystal.cafe – it gives a nice cozy vibe to the website!
I'd like to ask for a search bar functionality (maybe later?), because at this stage, I don't know if crystal.cafe is active/popular enough to warrant one.
Thanks for creating the site, btw!
Is it possible to have a specific place for scary/spooky threads?
C.c is such a nice comfy space that I feel like they ruin b/.
Is there an IRC/ discord and can we have streaming nights? I want to watch girly anime but no one to watch it with T_T
I am also interested in an irc channel.
Could be our own network (irc.crystal.cafe) or just a channel on a network like rizon which is quite easy.
There was a discord channel but that has closed.
Oh boy, I would love one of those.
Anonymous Admin 520
I think any chatroom would hinder site growth as people will be more comfortable chatting and bonding instead of posting. I like group chats, but I'd like to make sure our site won't die off the minute users migrate to a chat app instead.
Once we're big enough, chatrooms and movie nights will definitely happen.
Also please see>>>/meta/364
Maybe you can add an /all/ board for people who want to read all the new posts from every board at once? Especially since there isn't a lot of traffic (yet).
Anonymous Admin 538
An /all/ board would be pretty tough to make since our software doesn't support this natively. I'm redesigning the index page to be more in the style of a catalog with both curated threads ("popular") and latest threads ("new"). The current index page is too confusing to newcomers and might deter them from browsing.
What software are you using? I don't think it's hard to do in any of the common ones.
Anonymous Admin 540
We use tinyboard with some of vichan's changes patched in and a ton of custom code. /all/ would be easy to add if we switched to vichan or Meguca which would lose us all posts made so far.
BLESS U FOR ADDING THE X BOARD. All my dreams have come true.
Can we change /cgl/ to something broader, like /fash/ or similar, as in to includie other forms or indie and normie fashion as well? I'm not into lolita or other weeby interests, but I'd like to discuss fashion and that would probably be the best board for it.
The only thread there that isn't lolita is the twee fashion. If posting other types of fashion there is a-ok, I'm fine with it. It's just a name suggestion, idk. Or even the description:
/cgl/ - Cosplay, Jfash, Fashion
Cosplay, Lolita, Jfashion, General Fashion
Or something like that.
This is a rly good idea. The cgl board seems to be dwindling in activity recently too, so I think opening it up could help it become more active. Changing it to fash would give it lot's of potential.
This. I'm p into lolita and mori kei but it's kinda hard to make /cgl/ active as is. I mean given we're an imageboard we're bound to have some jfash people floating around but not enough to have an entire active board on it. It'll come with time but until then it should probably just be a general fashion board. I don't want to feel the need to constantly bump threads with nothing to good to contribute lol.
I'm all for cgl becoming /fash/
I agree with the idea but you can't call a fashion imageboard fash though… That word has other implications lol.
Anonymous Admin 611
I changed the /cgl/ description to include all fashion.
With enough users, eventually we will split cosplay off into its own board and leave one board for all alternative, asian and normie fashions.
Are there any plans for a Christmas themed style? I liked the Autumn one a lot and thought a wintery/Christmas style would be fun.
Anonymous Admin 651
I am working on a winter theme!
Next time you're tinkering with the index page, adding a link to the rules page would probably be a good addition.
The only way I can see to get to them currently is from the link in the 'News' notice on individual boards, which people don't generally pay much attention to.
Can we have a Lite mode, admin?
The 'Girl Talk' theme displays the background image from the 'Autumn Light' theme at the top right. You can fix this in the CSS by setting the 'background' element for the body to #FEEBF4 instead of the 'background-colour' element.
Not sure if this belongs in this thread or the comments one, but thumbnails and full size images aren't always in the same orientation, e.g.:>>>/img/2519
I'm not sure if this is something that needs to be 'fixed' or if it's just a question of educating anons on how to rotate images properly. It might be better if the thumbnails weren't
rotated according to the EXIF data when they're generated though, because then anons can see the image isn't rotated.
Unless this is something that can be configured with a flag I imagine modifying the thumbnail generator might be a fair bit of work though.
Can there be a home link at the top?
I like returning to see the latest posts.
You can click/tap on the banners to bring you back to the home page.
That seems so obvious now.
What's the logic behind some posts simply stating "you can't sit with us" and other posts that are entirely deleted? I feel like posts being deleted is far better because it disallows more attention being drawn to the man posting.
I also think deleting the posts would be a lot better for the place
I think they usually just keep the posts that get lots of replies, so they don't ruin discussions among the real users.
Anonymous Admin 1563
Singular posts or short, less disruptive conversations usually end in a ban, while with spam or bait, it's more effective to remove the entire post history. Some posts that deserve a ban for maleposting are humorous or incite discussion among our userbase.
There should be a housekeeping board. I would post on it every day. <3
Please make thsi a reality. At least a Houskeeping General. I don't know a lot so I don't think I should but I would post.
It would be full of me flaming about how I can't keep things nice and orderly :(
I would love to have an opportunity to post my Trainwreck of a house and ask others what they would improve because I don't know shit about order and niceness. I can bake and stuff, even sew a bit, but home improvement is a riddle to me. :(
Where do you think the general thread should go? /b/?
I don't really know as I'm new here, but I think /b/ sounds right. Or if it works better maybe in /hb/. But I think /b/ is the most fitting.
Are there any plans to add the themes to the homepage and catalog?
Anonymous Admin 1606
Not at the moment, since we have a list of things we need to do before we can think about restyling, sorry!
It would be nice if I could highlight the text of a post, then click the post number, and it automatically puts the text in my reply as a quote (ala 4chan). Idk if that's a feasible feature.
I'm not sure if I used ala right. Please no bully.
You used it in the correct context, but there should be a space in-between 'a' and 'la'. Like pie à la mode.
I really, really, really miss being able to post four pictures. ;_; When I have an idea in my head that I want to talk about, I like to illustrate it from different sides and using only one pic is extremely limiting.
Can we add a rule that forbids linking to 4chan threads unless they're planning a raid or something? Even then, can we restrict the linking of /those/ threads to a general or something here?
I have a really stupid question/idea. Because we get sometimes males posting here and raids… Could we do like one special thread or one special channel on discord where they can be?
I think they would loose the interest in this board or the discord because it would not be forbidden anymore.
Like if you tell a child not to do something, they will do it. But if you say: "Yeah go ahead." it will mostly not do it.
It is probably a bad idea. I am really tired, I am sorry.
Anonymous Admin 1784
I have thought about it, but in the end I believe that containment zones don't work. If we give an inch, they'll take a mile. See /pol/.>>1750
Feel free to make a watch thread for raids and such and we'll direct users there in the future.>>1727
Unfortunately this board software doesn't support multi-image uploads, but in the distant future we might move to a different one with more features if crystal.cafe continues to grow.
You are probably right.
I am not on 4chan, don't like the site so much. People are weird there. So i don't now what happened on /pol/.
honestly i hate the prospect of accidentally clicking on it(hate porn) so im glad its off
Nothing wrong with the drawn stuff and masturbation thread but there is a blatant male loser in there posting ugly male-oriented porn gifs, just get rid of the scrot.
Anonymous Admin 1795
I noticed increased traffic on /nsfw/ that seems to trickle down through the other boards, so I'm hiding the board temporarily to see if that helps. It's still accessible, feel free to use it as always, I'll revert the change if I don't see an improvement!
I've noticed this too, there might be more than one though
I think there should be a zero tolerance policy on incel jargon, unless being used in an academic sense.
We are an IMAGEBOARD. People will use that lingo no matter what you think of them.
That's excusing issue. "Imageboard culture" isn't a monolith.
I don't agree that there should be a zero tolerance policy, but I with the sentiment that it should be limited because I feel like the recent decline in quality content is related to the incel baiting.
Why should we get rid of them though? Do you find them offensive? It's easier to say Chad/Stacy and other words because everyone here knows what they mean, it saves time.
NTA but it's not clear that everyone knows what they mean, also the definitions are kind of loose and lazy.
I am not for getting rid of them, but maybe lessening the usage since it doesn't really contribute to conversations very much since people assume they are talking about the same thing and speaking past each other. I already don't participate when there are discussions based around these topics, but I don't want to go as far as telling people to stop–because they won't, if something is taken away, it's going to result in backlash even if people don't have a large investment in it to begin with.
The only way I see the usage of those words organically lessening is for this place to develop a unique culture where people talk about other topics and natuy don't really use those words, however there are a lot of people here who want to talk about tfw no bf so the ship may have already sailed on that.
Okay this is dumb and nitpicky
But I get bothered how threads from /b/ and /feels/ get organized incorrectly. Like the names thread in /feels/ is more of a /b/ thread imo and then there was a pony thread in /b/ which should be in /media/. In general I've noticed mods have seemed to slow down, most apparent with how long it is starting to take to ban maleposters. But maybe it's just because my timezone is dumb.
If you can't think of people outside of a bonkers, silly, childish "Chad/Stacy" dichotomy then yeah, maybe you need to be banned, and remain so until you've read at least one book. But in all seriousness interlopers are going to use these "femcel" threads to turn this board into another far-right 4chan outpost and only stringent and forceful moderation is going to prevent that. You can pretend it won't happen here, or maybe you just don't care, but it's already begun and if you won't see it then more fool you.
What you perhaps don't understand is that these people are happy to lie, mislead and obfuscate in order to get their way. They aren't interested in having their opinions challenged or changed.
And what a lot of imageboard admins don't understand is that far from driving everyone away from an imageboard, this kind of moderation can create a unique online space that anonymous users want, but can't find since the mass-/pol/iticisation of many other sites.But whatever, everyone thinks I'm wrong until I'm invariably proven correct.
Yes you're right, that's dumb and nitpicky.
When you see people saying stuff that makes them sound like a man, just report the posts to the admin and they can check post history and find out if that IP has only posted trollish comments in political threads, if they are a man then they'll get banned and their posts will get wiped, I've seen it happen before. But not everyone that has far right opinions is a man.
Anonymous Admin 1814
Please report threads that need moving and we'll take action if necessary!
Omg I crave the warm embrace of validation, thank you anon <3>>1814
Okay, will do, I'm just always anxious that i already over-report stuff I suspect is male.
I'd like to suggest a search feature, it would be useful
Any chance of a thread watcher?
Can the board titles in the latest posts section be changed to their shortened versions at the top of the page?
It will look more organised and show more of what anon posted.
I like this idea
I wanted to ask about /nsfw/. I don't even care that much about the board itself, but I've noticed more people are posting topics for that in /b/ and /feels/, and my theory as to why is because /nsfw/ is not accessible from the site navigation.
Anonymous Admin 1845
I implemented this just now, thanks for the suggestion!>>1823
That's not likely for the time being, sorry! Once we grow more, we might move to a different board software that would make other features possible, but not for now.>>1822
That's a good idea, I'll install a search bar soon. Until then you can run a google search with site:crystal.cafe
and your search terms.
Thanks for shortening the boards!
Is it too much to ask if you can make the latest posts wider or show all of what anon said? I feel like the latter could look messy so I understand if you don't want that.
Is there a reason why I suddenly start getting "Post looks automated, try posting 30 seconds later" messages now?
This has never happened before yesterday.
This happened to me as well.
Anonymous Admin 1857
We're experiencing some spam issues again (which is why Captchas were switched on sporadically during the past few days) and our own spam filter can misfire and occasionally catch genuine posts. Sorry about that! We're still trying to improve it.
not sure if it helps but it happened to me when i tried to sage my post, but unsaged posted fine.
Is more moderators out of the question? I feel like a common complaint in the boards and discord is that trolls aren't dealt with swiftly enough. I'm not asking to be a mod per se, just wondering if that's something that's feasible. The community is small but not all of the mods can be around all of the time, and the frequency of trolls lately really puts a damper on the board.
Anonymous Admin 1860
I'm actively working on getting more people on board!
The captcha is really irritating, especially when I want to post something simple, sometimes I end up throwing away posts because I'm tired of clicking on pictures of busses. Is it possible to simplify it a bit more?
Anonymous Admin 1922
Sorry, I deactivated Captchas again, the spam seems to have paused. I'll try to find a less annoying option.
In my opinion the courtneychan style is not visually appealing. I think the red is too bright compared to the background and I would prefer to swap the colors to have a red background and the color text box should be the other color.
winter is lovely but i'm ambivalent towards the other two
what's the lore behind their names btw?
Creator here - thanks for the feedback! <3 I'm working on improving them now, I've found a few bugs myself.
Anonymous Admin 1937
The new themes were created by a volunteer in the Discord upon request, I renamed them to be more descriptive. The user and I will work out some bugs together soon. Thanks so much to you, >>1927!
No suggestion, but wanted to report my love for the snowflakes! Very cute.
me too, there's not too many of them, just a perfect amount, and I like that they are slightly transparent.
For the love of god, can you please get rid of Google Captcha? There are many captcha alternatives. I can't post 90% of the time because the fucking images are never correct.
Forgive my ignorance of web development for I am not a high-IQ computer scientist; but is it possible/feasible to merge threads with the OP post and image intact and migrated to another thread? The wonderful thing about this website is that post links work perfectly and are smooth (IE a post link from /feels and be posted here on /meta and immediately work) so issues with context and quoting posts shouldn't be a problem. I bring this up due to numerous duplicate threads and their OPs (and it's not just /feels and relationship venting; lots of same threads on /b). Right now the way to deal with this is to post a link in duplicate thread to older thread and lock the new one; but I don't like this for a few reasons.
1) most of the time while the discussion in the locked new duplicate thread may have been somewhat active that activity doesn't carry over to the older thread for some reason (shyness? Laziness in quoting another thread?). Even if locked duplicate thread stays in catalog at top for couple days (resulting in lots more threads clogging up catalog)
2) I am not a mod and I feel awkward being "that person" telling a small but active (say 5 post thread) that another thread is here as often times I have nothing else to say and just posting a link feels abit dismissive (for me, I don't mind seeing mods do this). There's for instance 3 different threads about a general topic that I am hesitant to report because 2 have atleast somewhat active recent discussion.
3) lots of older threads (cooking, general interests, etc) with nice stuff in them and nowhere near 500 posts. Some new somewhat related recent posts merged would bring life to those threads like a general thread without people having the shame of "necrobumping". And like that a cathederal is built one stone at a time.
Granted it's not perfect and there would be some confusion in context at first but is it possible?
Anonymous Admin 1980
I'll look into both of these issues, thanks for bringing it up.
If you catch a thread early on that already has an older equivalent, please don't feel weird about linking the old thread. Necromancy is of absolutely no concern on a site this slow.
I would really like it if the board links at the top/bottom of the site redirected to the catalog variant of them if I'm browsing in the catalog instead of the regular index.
I use the catalog exclusively and it's a bit irritating when I click on a different board to then click 'catalog' again.
would it be possible to make 4ch's tomorrow theme an option here? or at least get a better dark option
dark crystal is nice but it's just so purple
Is anyone else interested in a cooking/food-related board? Honestly 4chan’s /ck/ is complete shit but I like the idea of sharing recipes, giving cooking tips and talking about food/diets/etc
Maybe c.c isn’t big enough yet to include niche boards, idk.
I like this idea too but there have been a few cooking threads but not much was posted in them. I think people are either a) too scared to post b) don't want to post something that isn't very important c) don't want to bump old threads, but I think on a site as small as this doing all that would just help the discussion instead of being annoying like on a big site.
Please do share any recipes in those threads if you have any, I think the thread was in /b/
Anonymous Admin 2089
Our disk space was completely full, so I upgraded our server just now to make room for more posts!
If you'd like to help with our server bills, we now have a Patreon:https://www.patreon.com/crystalcafe
Thank you so much for any support!
Still holding out for a /diy/ board, the making and doing threads split between /b/ and /media/ make it hard to contribute consistently.
Anonymous Admin 2208
Right now we don't have enough activity for a whole new board, but if you see any /b/ threads that belong in /media/ or elsewhere, please report them. I know the threads are a bit scattered, but keeping a bookmarks folder of your favorite threads could help.
>>2208>keeping a bookmarks folder of your favorite threads
why no thread pinning tbh
Anonymous Admin 2210
If you mean following threads, our platform unfortunately doesn't support this. Pinning threads would be doing other users a disservice because everyone is interested in a different set of threads.
Thread merging is technically impossible right?
Anonymous Admin 2212
Currently yes. If you see duplicate threads, please report them and I'll make sure to lock them.
Can we get a /fit/ and /fa/ thread? I'm fucking sick of the trash on the other site.
Anonymous Admin 2217
You can create any threads you want as long as you don't break the rules.
Music board? That would be cool to have. I love talking about music and would be fun to give recommendations and stuff like that.
Anonymous Admin 2290
We don't have enough music threads and related activity to warrant this. Please post as much about music as you like. If enough content is posted, a music board is possible!
Make a s4s-type board
Hey maybe you could do a kind of 4chan pass thing where users pay a small fee to evade captchas to support the site? Just a thought.
Also Admin-sama I noticed you once mentioned you're looking for a different name for /hb/. What about /hbf/? Health, Beauty, & Fashion?
Tighten the screws on /b/. It's becoming the "complain about stupid stuff" board.
Hey, same poster here.
So is that a no? because it feels like a simple change that would improve "quality of life" (so to speak) on this site.
Anonymous Admin 2338
At the moment, I'm not planning any design changes. >>2307
/b/ is for everything.>>2305
The same as >>2290
It's a good idea, but I don't think it's enough of a change to warrant renaming it again. I'll keep it in mind for after we move though.
As for the Captchas, I'm currently looking into other options.
Please implement proper thumbnails for webms, instead of just the empty box with the ► symbol (at least on all the browsers I tested it on).
Fun filtered words sound like a nice idea, it would add to the board culture
How come some posts with pictures are formatted in an unreadable way? I mean something like this >>>/img/5485
I hate submitting a post with a picture and and finding out it messes up the whole text format.
I second the art board idea. But I think for right now /img is a good enough place. I've seen people post their own art there, but it be nice to talk about creative topics.
There's always media or b where there have been quite a few craft threads made. Though yeah, please let there be a /diy/!
But a "Arts & Crafts" board would be awesome
Please add a food and cooking board, there seems to be plenty of threads discussing the topic and it's a cozy place to have, you can't tease me by calling this place a cafe and not have it lol.
Seconded! I'll literally post 'cafe' beverage recipes!
Agreed I need cooking ideas and a place to talk about cooking.
I work in a kitchen
I agree, I was just thinking today how nice it would be if we had an arts and craft board!
Agree with all of you. A food and cooking board would be great!
Can we have a board where it's purpose is to share contact information, servers, etc.?
Suggestion: disable captcha on /img/. Or use the a captcha that autocompletes when you click on it.
cam we have a "home" button at the top with the boards
Any chance of a crystal cafe overboard?
Can /cgl/ be made a separate board again? /hb/ really feels off when asking for a discussion about fashion and cosplay tips.
allow pro ana discussion/thinspo.
I could see not allowing the topic it can be triggering, especially for the ones who are trying to recover.
i get it but this site is 18+ and the internet is full of triggering shit. would be cool with atleast 1 containment thread
Eh, imo there's plenty enough of that online if you seek it out
Is there any reasons why we can't see the filenames?
seeing filenames might make anons easier to track
Can we have a /terf/ or a /gencri/ board? /b/ is just too full of it lately.
this, it's taking over /b/
Yes it's better to contain the vent rather than it be around every thread.
Anonymous Admin 2962
A while back I posted a request not to make any new threads about this topic and use the general instead, I'll make that request more visible by adding it to the /b/ sticky. I'm hesitant about adding new boards as containment zones because I believe that they will bring in new users that are solely interested in that board and not integrate with board culture, and it will overshadow the regular activity and fully cement our reputation as a site whose only purpose is to talk about gender. Threads that vent about men are already taking up a majority of the site; I have even been thinking about making a board for talking about issues with men so that /b/ and /feels/ have more room to breathe, but again, containment zones rarely work.
Another issue with the trans subject is that anyone who isn't fully on board with gc is deemed a man/tranny and reported, which means that there's not much basis for discussion and I see this situation getting worse as gc discussion is expanded upon, making it impossible to moderate because of the strong belief held by many users that no real woman could be posting in support here, even if I've checked their post history and did not see any red flags. It's a weird slippery slope and our site is so small and already a huge target for trolls and infiltration, so big changes like these could make or break it. I'm leaning towards making a radfem board to contain manhate and terfposting if anything.
>>2962>a board to complain about men
I think that would be even better. Some time ago I made a thread on /b/ about how we talk about men too much here, and how that's not good. Since then it became even a bigger issue.
I think this influx is because the biggest subreddit about the subject was killed recently, so they came here. This and the natural growth of the site.
Agreed about those who don't hate trans (and I say this as someone who hates trans). We don't need to be hostile toward them, it's a mistake I won't make again.
Makes sense now that you mention it, how about the opposite? A board specifically to keep that kind of threads/posts out.
Like, anyone one either baiting or posting terf/men/pol stuff would either get the posts removed or a temp board ban. Might work since /b/ inherently invites it so may as well have one that avoids it.
Please add file size restriction info. I wanted to post a .webm, but 37 Mb was too much.
Anonymous Admin 2966
File size limit should be 30MB.
Can we please add options to hide threads or pin them? Just on the owner screen side of course.
If you happen to make a terf board, you should make a trans board. It's only fair. Especially since this website is for females. I do however think traffic will be over taken by one group. If it doesn't go smoothly.
>>2968>you should make a trans board.
LOL, fuck off. This website is only for women. Trans-identified men are not allowed here.
allowing trans is the beginning of the end to all communities
Trannies aren't females, this is an opinion the whole community agrees with. Go to /LGBT/ or some tranny Reddit if you want to be validated, cc is a rare space for women only to have discussions. Dilate elsewhere
Anonymous Admin 2972
>>2968>Can we please add options to hide threads or pin them?
You can hide a thread by clicking the minus icon at the top left of any thread in board view.
>If you happen to make a terf board, you should make a trans board.
>>2972>If you happen to make a terf board, you should make a trans board. >No.
>>2971>Go to /LGBT/
more like /TTTT/
sorry if this was asked for before, but would it be hard to mark when someone is quoting the OP? Like, adding a little (OP) after the quote?
Also, a Refresh button would be nice! The board is really well designed though, one of the best I've seen otherwise.
this is a well thought out concern
You SHOULD make a trans board, leave it running for a while, and then perma ban all posters. And we could do this every once in a while to purge the site.
we need a /fa/ board and a /cgl/ one, so on fa we can discuss anything that isn't jfashion and cosplay…also the /ck/ board would be on point, what site with cafe in the name has no cafes to offer?
also a periodic cleaning of old threads that don't get responses in more than 4/5 months
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Is it possible to get a thread watcher? So we can keep track of threads we post in, and when we get a reply
Anonymous Admin 3027
We used to have /cgl/, but it wasn't being used, so I merged it into /hb/ (Health & Beauty) which also implicitly contains /fa/. If there are enough /fa/ or /cgl/ threads to warrant a board again, I will make one.>>3018
It's not that I haven't considered that, but I don't think it'd work out. Ban evasion is easy and this would just fuel the flames and make them more likely to come back with a vengeance. I think it's best to just silently ban and delete their posts without baiting and provoking them. >>3022
I think it's nice to have archives for old threads and since a lot of threads don't move quickly, this would mean making new threads all the time even though the old ones weren't even close to full, and starting over with the same conversation. >>3023>>2987
So far there are no such features, but I think there are forks of 4chan X that work for tinyboard. >>2643
Discussion is allowed, you can post thinspo if it's spoilered. Sorry for the late response on that one.
What do you think about an /int/, admin? With flags and such? I posted on the wrong thread, sorry.
Anonymous Admin 3029
I don't think we're active enough to have a board just for that, the country/region threads on /b/ are really slow. I also don't want to invite users to post in other languages as it will make moderation impossible.
>>3027>I think there are forks of 4chan X that work for tinyboard.
I'm sorry what does that mean? ;-;
I don't know what thread this was in but we shouldn't invite LC users in, we can't have every thread become a bait thread baiting other posters to post their personal information and a photo of themselves, their mentality will leak over to this site
can we please make labeling graphic spoilers a rule? i hate entering the tranny complain thread on /b/ and not knowing if i'll see an irl mutilated penis or a vagina cupcake when i open an image
by "labeling" i mean
cw: mutilated peen
Why is political discourse banned? Wasn't this a place for women to share perspectives as long as the discussion remained civil? How come we have to be sheltered from issues that might be controversial
there are some opinions that, rather than "controversial", are just straight up incorrect and shouldn't be debated. e.g. maybe hitler was right.
anonymous ibs are the perfect breeding ground for that shit to grow. also…the internet is doused in politics. just go somewhere else imo.
You are inviting a lot of shilling and subversion from moids if you allow politics.
Could there be a system warning for when the thread is about to reach its replies limit? And when it's effectively locked?
>tfw admin is afraid of cc becoming gc general
>becomes kpop general instead
It was going to happen regardless. K-pop is extremely big.
Anonymous Admin 3087
They have one containment thread, which is very active. I'm going to put it on autosage (it's easy to find since it's in the pinned thread) and exclude /media/ from the front page for a while so other posts will stay on there for longer.
Thanks admin for your patience we love you
Could you please restore the link to the media board, mod? When I click 'Media', 'unkown-3' downloads.
Thank you for all your hard work, this is a nice space free of a lot of negativity.
Now it does this when I try to click 'meta' (I got here via a link from the the front page)
Anonymous Admin 3096
I'm very sorry, but that seems to be an issue on your end. I hope it gets fixed asap, if I'm wrong please let me know.
>>3087>put it on autosage>dedicates a sticky directly linking to it
literally what's the fucking point?
Because the sticky doesn't take as much space?! Plus it warns the newfags about not creating new threads related to kpop
Anonymous Admin 3103
The sticky is compact, informs users not to make additional threads, and can be edited to always contain an up-to-date link to the current general.
then what the fuck is the point of the hide thread button?
Mod-san, why did you delete the two Reddit face responses to the barmaid fucking their married boss thread i understand they were unhelpful but I found them hilarious
The kpoopers keep making new threads