How Could We Improve Scioly.org?

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Re: How Could We Improve Scioly.org?

Postby sahil31415 » February 18th, 2018, 9:37 am

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Postby WhatScience? » February 18th, 2018, 7:24 pm

Just saying, I feel like the test exchange is much more accessible in wiki form.
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Re: How Could We Improve Scioly.org?

Postby Riptide » February 20th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Really minor detail but having profile pictures that are larger than 6 KiB and 75 by 76 pixels would be nice lol - I've resorted to the horrendous Scratch cat because I couldn't find anything else xD
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Postby PM2017 » February 20th, 2018, 7:10 pm

Riptide wrote:Really minor detail but having profile pictures that are larger than 6 KiB and 75 by 76 pixels would be nice lol - I've resorted to the horrendous Scratch cat because I couldn't find anything else xD

I second this. I've tried three times, and given up three times to set my icon to an astronomy image, or my school's logo etc.
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Postby PM2017 » February 20th, 2018, 7:34 pm

Sorry- double post

Another tiny thing, but it might be nice to specify if one is from South CA or North CA in the profile. (currently the only option is CA.) Since they are different competitions, and run separately, it might be best to have two separate options.
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Re: How Could We Improve Scioly.org?

Postby Tailsfan101 » February 21st, 2018, 7:33 am

PM2017 wrote:
Riptide wrote:Really minor detail but having profile pictures that are larger than 6 KiB and 75 by 76 pixels would be nice lol - I've resorted to the horrendous Scratch cat because I couldn't find anything else xD

I second this. I've tried three times, and given up three times to set my icon to an astronomy image, or my school's logo etc.

Thirded. I think that even if the max pixel space was expanded to 128 x 128, it would open up lots more possibilities.
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Postby DarthBuilder » February 22nd, 2018, 6:35 am

Scioly stickers app, amirite? xD
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Postby antoine_ego » February 22nd, 2018, 7:32 am

A selection in the image gallery for just memes :D
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Postby WhatScience? » February 22nd, 2018, 3:40 pm

antoine_ego wrote:A selection in the image gallery for just memes :D

you want memes, join the discord
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Postby Random Human » March 9th, 2018, 6:59 pm

Raleway wrote:At least for towers, there is a HUGE thread... full of information. Like the info present if someone just took the time to read through it would have placed at MIT. Far too often there will be new topics and threads asking questions that have been discussed thoroughly and just really waste space. Maybe have a pinned topic or some sort of preview before accessing the thread to that and asking: "Could your question be answered? Please read through here first!" could solve some of the issues.

The threads for nearly all events are extraordinarily cluttered and maybe assigning an event moderator would be helpful (you would need multiple for towers...) could help organize threads and combine some and lock useless ones.

And yes. Upvotes would be nice. And a mobile app. And updated aesthetics that have more pleasing colors. But only so much can happen.

Just my two cents.

agreed so hard. pretty butterfly at everyone asking questions when a little read through the forums answers it.
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Postby cheese » March 22nd, 2018, 8:53 pm

^ I would have just upvoted that if upvoting existed.
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Re: How Could We Improve Scioly.org?

Postby robotman » March 25th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Tailsfan101 wrote:
PM2017 wrote:
Riptide wrote:Really minor detail but having profile pictures that are larger than 6 KiB and 75 by 76 pixels would be nice lol - I've resorted to the horrendous Scratch cat because I couldn't find anything else xD

I second this. I've tried three times, and given up three times to set my icon to an astronomy image, or my school's logo etc.

Thirded. I think that even if the max pixel space was expanded to 128 x 128, it would open up lots more possibilities.

The main reason against larger profile pictures is the amount of storage resources that images take up, and even small increases add up with the large number of users that would use larger images. Also its a fun tradition and challenge to have to work to make an avatar!

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Postby PM2017 » March 25th, 2018, 5:43 pm

robotman wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:
PM2017 wrote:I second this. I've tried three times, and given up three times to set my icon to an astronomy image, or my school's logo etc.

Thirded. I think that even if the max pixel space was expanded to 128 x 128, it would open up lots more possibilities.

The main reason against larger profile pictures is the amount of storage resources that images take up, and even small increases add up with the large number of users that would use larger images. Also its a fun tradition and challenge to have to work to make an avatar!

lol, where's yours then?

In all seriousness, that makes complete sense. (except for that last part. Maybe I'll think otherwise once I do get an avatar though)
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Re: How Could We Improve Scioly.org?

Postby John Richardsim » March 25th, 2018, 6:22 pm

PM2017 wrote:
robotman wrote:
Tailsfan101 wrote:Thirded. I think that even if the max pixel space was expanded to 128 x 128, it would open up lots more possibilities.

The main reason against larger profile pictures is the amount of storage resources that images take up, and even small increases add up with the large number of users that would use larger images. Also its a fun tradition and challenge to have to work to make an avatar!

lol, where's yours then?

In all seriousness, that makes complete sense. (except for that last part. Maybe I'll think otherwise once I do get an avatar though)

Yeah, having an avatar to call your own changes everything.
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Postby Tailsfan101 » March 26th, 2018, 7:39 am

John Richardsim wrote:
PM2017 wrote:
robotman wrote:The main reason against larger profile pictures is the amount of storage resources that images take up, and even small increases add up with the large number of users that would use larger images. Also its a fun tradition and challenge to have to work to make an avatar!

lol, where's yours then?

In all seriousness, that makes complete sense. (except for that last part. Maybe I'll think otherwise once I do get an avatar though)

Yeah, having an avatar to call your own changes everything.

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