What are some features that other imageboards or social media software have that you wish 4chon had (besides the bug limitations like file types and size restrictions obviously
)-or how about something completely new, huh? I'll start:
Editing: I tend to make grammatical errors a lot in my haste to shit out a post, it's not something I'm proud of but it is something a short period of time to edit a recently created post couldn't fix.
Images: I like how you can just mouse over images on many other sites and it automatically maximizes the image thoughtfully centered in your browser window without interfering with the layout of the page and posts surrounding it.
I also like being able to upload multiple images but would prefer they don't interfere with the flow and layout of the page-I think tw*tter actually does this really well by posting multiple images in a segmented fashion (something like this: https://twitter.com/jmw327/status/1294058496565170176
Text: I think constraining lines of text from going all the way across the screen wouldn't be a bad idea. I don't think it should be too
narrow, but admittedly it seems more comfortable to read something like the text as one writes in the comment input field than that same text is read in the posts themselves, when you have a large, modern American monitor and not the 20 year old Japanese CRTs that the legacy imageboard layout was created for.
In-post pagination is an idea I had which could help with the problem of needing to spam multiple posts to contain your word salad essays. I'm not sure of how I'd want to do this. Literal pages embedded into a post would probably have a high chance of not being read anyway. Maybe large posts could be scrolled through either vertically or horizontally? I don't know, something I'd just thought about in the past.
Content retention: I like how Telegram and facebook
have a repository of previously submitted images (in facebook's case I believe it's only cringe animated .gifs that normies use) that can all be summoned more or less at will without the need to upload anything to the server. On an imageboard a feature like that would have to be carefully curated though, and it would necessitate vast storage requirements.
I think that users should be able to have access to a sort of informal user account based on their (pre-hashed) ip-or perhaps a (no email required) username and password that simply adds a few functions to normal posting behaviors. By selecting a checkbox a user can add a post to a repository that is easily viewable to others. Think of R*ddit's (gay) post history function but in which participation is entirely voluntary, so only the posts you're proud of having made will be available to others. Like if some you-know-what is posting something that's been discredited six million ways from sunday you can just defer to that earlier post you made).