List of Features I Will Be Adding To This Forum

Discussion in 'Suggestions and Requests' started by branchd77, Jan 16, 2016.

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  1. branchd77

    branchd77 Administrator Staff Member Gold Supporter
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    Trophies Showing Off Your Survivalist Skills
    Moderators (please message me if interested)
    Voting System on Topics
    Rating On Merchants
    Breakdown of all Geo Locations
    Much More
     
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      Added a commenting system for posts. You can now keep the threads cleaning by putting smaller comments nested underneath posts.
       
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  2. Dave3006

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    For the forum software, can you add a link to the bottom that will take you back to the top of the page? I'm a lazy scroller.

    Some forum software allows the writer to choose his favorite font in his/her description settings. Is that something that can be added here? It's just a preference of mine on the font that I use.

    A lot of people don't care about those. Just a personal preference of mine.
     
  3. GARY R MOSIER

    GARY R MOSIER Expert Member
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    I would like to suggest the following categories of survival subjects:
    Shelter
    Water
    Food
    Medical
    Security
    Transportation
    Bug Out Gear (BOB)
    Individual Carry Equipment (every day carry)
    Knives (style size, shape, and retailer)
    Bush-craft
    Contingency Planning
    Scenarios
    Live To Tell About It
     
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  4. Dave3006

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    Gary could have covered this under transportation. Some would say this is the way that you BO. I think it should include 4x4s or Side-by-Sides. Many people feel they are invulnerable with their 4x4 and they take nothing if for some reason it won't start, or that it gets stuck somewhere (mud, snow, turned over, between trees). It might be interesting to add.
     
  5. Dave3006

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    I hate to keep bugging, but one thing to remember when surviving is what the surroundings might be, like coyotes, bears, urban dogs and packs, and thug packs, etc. And what to do.
     
  6. James261

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    since this site is global , would it be possible to put members in the same area in touch with each other or sort of put them in the same grouping, geographically . If people are here to learn and to support each other, would it be a good idea ?
     
  7. Tom Williams

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    Please allways remember you get what you pay for 3.96 knife at walmart. Is that a cheap knife might open a letter. Pay a little more for name brand buck gerber leatherman are good stuff milatary surpluss from nam and before are good. Etool shovel pick and sharpened right a hell of a weapon a compass the old heavy green metal one from us military last a lifetime and allways works day or night now at walmart a few years ago i got a pair of compact 8x power binocalurs for 12 bucks they are fantastic for price i have a handy little floding saw made by coleman that has many years of use on it hand ax get one with a hammer head on can split wood and drive nails two inone
     
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  8. Tom Williams

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    Transportation 40 years ago i got a Rokon scout runs as good as the day i got it worth every bit of cost it and a bigfoot wagon moves alot of stuff
     
  10. Tom Williams

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    Forge for irion work old bud rim from truck fasten copper in where vavle stem goes to that hook a foot pump nice anvil a piece of rr rail works great mines about 28inches long and has hole in in for bolts gereat for bends
     
  11. Tom Williams

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    Money tight in a pinch and easy to get a stovepipe can be made out of coffee cans finding a old metal file cabinet can be madee into a small stove for heat allso
     
  12. Tom Williams

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    Pallets any and all shipping containers you can find gather and store they are geat for shelter the best are made of oak. I made a nice shed out of 8 x12 plywood box i found ask and got for free alot of places are glad to get rid of them just ask my one friend went threw a tuff divorce his grampa gave him a lot to live on in old army tent we framed and made out of pallets a very nice home
     
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  13. Tom Williams

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    Gentleman when it comes down to it a nice 4x4 truck and a old camper to tow are a great way to survive if the time comes that you need it more n likely time to stand and fight for your right to be you
     
  14. Tom Williams

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    Does anyone have a catus jack tactical assaualt bag with rifle holder ??? I see it in sportmans guide ad wondered if it is a good buy for the price
     
  15. Para173

    Para173 Well-Known Member
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    How about some thumbs up indicators or thanks indicator for a person to tell the poster that we appreciate their message/thought? I'd like to give the other guy a friendly indicator that I learned something good from what they posted.
     
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  16. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    Already one there Para, a "Like" icon right hand bottom.
    Keith.
     
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  17. Hope

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    How about a way to rate another persons posts or rate them in general?

    Also may I suggest a few things?

    Categories:
    Tutorial Section - where we can post up tutorials of skills, teaching others via videos or step by step posts
    Misc Subforum - Where we can get to know each other on a more personal level, where we can post links to other places we visit or blogs or talk about our work or whatnot, just some place to chat freely without being worried about breaking TOS about it.


    Misc:
    A blog.
    I'm a blogger/writer. I love it. I love reading other peoples blogs. It seems like you have a lot to teach us or say, a blog for the website that others can comment or read might be really beneficial and attract more people who are less social to the site.
     
  18. John Snort

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    I have a suggestion for a new category — a general survivalist category. That way if something may not fit in any of the other categories/boards they could post it there. Or General Q&A board could broadened so even if one does not have a question but they have something that could interest all preppers they could post it there.
     
  19. Lakeisha Brown

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    I think tutorials would be nice as well. There is nothing better than learning from an actual video. Could there be more basic information for the newbies like a list of the terms often used in this forum and their meaning? Ex: prepping and canning
     
  20. branchd77

    branchd77 Administrator Staff Member Gold Supporter
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    I've added several of the requested features and pages to the forum. If there is still something missing let me know.
     
  21. BeautifullyBree

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    I just wanted to say I think you did an amazing job with this forum. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us, and letting us come here to learn skills. I truly feel more prepared every time I log in.
     
  22. sunnytn

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  23. sunnytn

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    How about a survivalist/prepper tip a day? Just a tidbit of vital information.
     
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  24. Keith H.

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    What exactly is "Trophies Showing Off Your Survivalist Skills".
    Keith.
     
  25. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    Are there not sections on this forum where these will fit into now?
    Keith.
     
  26. Rere

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    How about a way to rate another persons posts or rate them in general?

    Also may I suggest a few things?

    Categories:
    Tutorial Section - where we can post up tutorials of skills, teaching others via videos or step by step posts
    Misc Subforum - Where we can get to know each other on a more personal level, where we can post links to other places we visit or blogs or talk about our work or whatnot, just some place to chat freely without being worried about breaking TOS about it.


    Misc:
    A blog.
    I'm a blogger/writer. I love it. I love reading other peoples blogs. It seems like you have a lot to teach us or say, a blog for the website that others can comment or read might be really beneficial and attract more people who are less social to the site.
     
  27. m33kuh

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    I believe that this will be of much help for our fellow writers. We are learning a lot of things in this community and it's a must that someone should write something about our learnings here from the best survival minds that we have.
     
  28. Ystranc

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    Branch, how about automatic expulsion for the next person who begins a post about fictional cannibalistic zombies? At least until they've grown up?
     
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  29. Keith H.

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    Well at least the zombie scenario can be related to cannibalism & the hoards of people wandering the landscape looking for food & raiding properties. Zombie posts are preferred to many other pointless posts on here such as "what do we do if the earth runs out of oxygen"!!! AND "the best place to hide in a SHTF situation is a supermarket"!!! o_O
    Keith. :)
     
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  30. blade_foxhollow

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    I will necropost here for a simple suggestion. In my personal opinion prepping includes being able to repair your own vehicles. Perhaps a mechanics section that covers basics and a more advanced area for engine or transmission rebuilds or removal and install as well. Some people have no clue how to change a tire or do basic tune-ups. I feel that a section like this would be very helpful for the younger preppers who do not have any idea about a vehicle other than to get in and drive. Information based off of year make answer model. Yes there are books for this but a section here could help those with no clue.
     
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  31. survivalgames121

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    That would be awesome for mechanics to help other people out. I know I would help out for sure. I'm acertified technician (lvmr) please make this a thinh
     
  32. Travis.s

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    That would be helpful.
    Learning a few tricks of the trade.
    I myself know only the basics of upkeep a quick guide of on the road techniques would be useful.
     
  33. TexDanm

    TexDanm Shadow Dancer
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    How about a forum just for people to ask for repair advice on anything that they have that needs repair. I know that we have a lot of people with skills on this board.

    Would there be any interest in a place to post fiction that is original fiction about survival and surviving possible end of the world scenarios?
     
  34. F22 Simpilot

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    In my own forum (a computer forum) I have a subforum called Grease Monkey. That might be a great title. I also have a Handy Man subforum.

    Some constructive criticism. I don't know if it's Xenforo or what, but it's like a script on here makes the site load slow or Temp pause before links I open in multiple tabs open. It appears you have some sort of anti-spam script. I've seen it work in action trying to edit my post beyond four times or whatever it was. You really need to just use the Stop Forum Spam database and query that database on registration or login. Maybe you do already, not sure. Also, I can't remember if you have it, but on registration the use of at least Google Recaptcha could go a long way on preventing spam. On my own forum I have a sortables captcha and it has never been defeated. Albeit, I use a lot of spam prevention techniques. I also query the Stop Forum Spam database on registration and login. And all first time posts are held in moderation que. So nothing can get past.

    You may want to pull out Chrome and look at its Dev Tools and see what scripts are taking the longest to load.
     
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