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Australia has an idea database online allowing users to request a feature they would like to see developed on Railpage.

  MetroFemme Assistant Commissioner

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  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Appreciate the feedback.  Hopefully over the next few weeks we can get an idea of the next projects we will look to engage on.

Please keep the votes coming in.
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I would rather you just focussed on fixing what you already have, before starting on new stuff. Typical geeks Razz

The Photo Competition is a great feature that could be used to expand the Railpage brand, but unfortunately it is a shambles at present.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
I would rather you just focussed on fixing what you already have, before starting on new stuff. Typical geeks Razz

The Photo Competition is a great feature that could be used to expand the Railpage brand, but unfortunately it is a shambles at present.
bingley hall

The photocomp is a high view module so we are keen on how we can improve this feature.  Can you provide some detail please BH?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
First and foremost: Thanks to all who own and maintain the site. Exclamation

One feature that I would like to see enhanced would be a little additional detail (optional/voluntary of course) in one's 'Profile' beyond the virtual nothing that is provided for at the moment.

Pursuing my well known 'hobby horse' would be a once off general blast to all members asking them not to use acronyms or jargon that will not be understood by everyone, local, interstate or overseas, who may read a particular post. This could, perhaps, take the form of an email to every member? Question
  bingley hall Minister for Railways

Location: Last train to Skaville
I would rather you just focussed on fixing what you already have, before starting on new stuff. Typical geeks Razz

The Photo Competition is a great feature that could be used to expand the Railpage brand, but unfortunately it is a shambles at present.

The photocomp is a high view module so we are keen on how we can improve this feature.  Can you provide some detail please BH?
bevans
I will send a PM a bit later, but have already made some of my feelings known on the photography forum.
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Pursuing my well known 'hobby horse' would be a once off general blast to all members asking them not to use acronyms or jargon that will not be understood by everyone, local, interstate or overseas, who may read a particular post. This could, perhaps, take the form of an email to every member? Question
YM-Mundrabilla

On the old forum at airliners.net, there was some sort of macro/widget/tech thing that could recognise airport and airline codes (e.g. SYD for Sydney and QF for Qantas).  If you hovered over them for a moment, the site would shoot up a little popup of what the acronym meant.  Perhaps something similar could be done here?  Im not sure what exactly would be included in this macro though.  SSR, PN, AZ etc for operators.  Thoughts?
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Pursuing my well known 'hobby horse' would be a once off general blast to all members asking them not to use acronyms or jargon that will not be understood by everyone, local, interstate or overseas, who may read a particular post. This could, perhaps, take the form of an email to every member? Question

On the old forum at airliners.net, there was some sort of macro/widget/tech thing that could recognise airport and airline codes (e.g. SYD for Sydney and QF for Qantas).  If you hovered over them for a moment, the site would shoot up a little popup of what the acronym meant.  Perhaps something similar could be done here?  Im not sure what exactly would be included in this macro though.  SSR, PN, AZ etc for operators.  Thoughts?
james.au
The thingy for airline/airport codes seems to have disappeared from the new Airliners.net.

Trouble with RP, however, is not so much with the well known acronyms like NSWGR, PN, WAGR, SSR etc it is that there are a number of posters who insist in using esoteric acronyms/jargon known only to themselves, a localised group to which they belong, or known only in a specialist/specific area of rail. The signalling and safeworking people are the worst in this regard, making some of their posts utterly meaningless to the average reader.

I don't know how the system could cope with any automated system as so many of the acronyms exist only in the poster's head.

All that is needed is common sense and courtesy where the first time an unusual acronym is used it is explained eg: DADFA (Deputy Assistant Director of Flaming All).
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Yes, it is a feature that was lost in the 'optimisation' of the forums there...

And agreed - some posters do - theres little to do for some of them though, they won't change!
  railblogger Chief Commissioner

Location: At the back of the train, quitely doing exactly what you'd expect.
Pursuing my well known 'hobby horse' would be a once off general blast to all members asking them not to use acronyms or jargon that will not be understood by everyone, local, interstate or overseas, who may read a particular post. This could, perhaps, take the form of an email to every member? Question

On the old forum at airliners.net, there was some sort of macro/widget/tech thing that could recognise airport and airline codes (e.g. SYD for Sydney and QF for Qantas).  If you hovered over them for a moment, the site would shoot up a little popup of what the acronym meant.  Perhaps something similar could be done here?  Im not sure what exactly would be included in this macro though.  SSR, PN, AZ etc for operators.  Thoughts?
james.au
It certainly is a nice idea. The popup could contain a "Find out more" link that would take users to the station, fleet or operator page, or to the glossary definition if one exists in the system.
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
I would rather you just focussed on fixing what you already have, before starting on new stuff.
bingley hall
Agreed, go through the bugs thread. Some of the current very annoying bugs have been around a long time. MGH is always "complaining" that he is the only developer and has no time. No reflection on MGH, no doubt he does what he can, but perhaps we can find some additional volunteer developers? I would volunteer myself, but have no experience on the platforms in use here, it is a couple of decades since I developed any software!
  The Vinelander Minister for Railways

Location: Ballan, Victoria on the Ballarat RFR Line
Railpage is THE go to site for rail enthusiasts, rail workers and (unofficially) government officials as well.

I'm pleased to have been a member for over 10 years and over that time, some have left for reasons best known to themselves, or had their profiles cancelled by perhaps over zealous moderators. Those disgruntled departees created that much lesser, and far less useful, anything goes and no holds barred site of Railb@stard.

Acronyms should not be used unless the acronym has its meaning well spelt out in its first use...an easy one:

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS)...thence after its been explained, use the acronym, until it's well known by all. If not, continue to use the acronym and its meaning.

It's not smart to use obscure acronyms and it shows a high level of ignorance by the writer that obscure acronyms by implication should be known to all...

I'd like to see the return of the International Forum as the current one since dropping the media releases and information from rail journals etc. is now a dried up desert of information, whereas once it was a go to site for the latest on International matters.

I wish it was as easy to post a pic in Railpage forums as it is in Facebook or TripAdvisor...the current setup requires a Engineering degree in rocket science Exclamation

Mike.
  simstrain Chief Commissioner

I agree with vinelander on the image posting.
  Newcastle Express Chief Commissioner

The Photo Competition is a great feature that could be used to expand the Railpage brand, but unfortunately it is a shambles at present.
bingley hall
What he said, um ur typed.

Fixing up the code for links, such as text automatically sizing, fixing up the photo links

AND making it a rule that whole posts are NOT quoted. (Have you seen the mess when you get quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes within quotes.
  Grantham Minister for Railways

Location: I'm with stupid!
I'd like to be able to upload photos from my telephone without having to do the hosting site thingy, I would contribute rather more often if I could.

I used to have an imageshack photo hosting page (several years ago) but it appears to have been taken from me!

M
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS)...thence after its been explained, use the acronym, until it's well known by all. If not, continue to use the acronym and its meaning.
The Vinelander
Technically, Qantas has lost its status as an acronym and become a word unto itself..!  But i get your point.
  BigTrain2015 Junior Train Controller

I'd like to be able to upload photos from my telephone without having to do the hosting site thingy, I would contribute rather more often if I could.

I used to have an imageshack photo hosting page (several years ago) but it appears to have been taken from me!

M
Grantham

Really need this one which is listed here https://www.railpage.com.au/ideas/forums/ability-to-insert-an-image-fro but also needs to be uploaded from mobile device.  Also good would be from your gallery which I have found.
  woodford Chief Commissioner

I also agree on the image problem already quoted, a suggestion here, Elvastower a small railway site hosted in Canada allows images of any size, the host enforces a total storage limit per user, each image you put up using part of this storage alloctation and will not allow image formats other than jpg as this usually means a smaller file size and therefore more images can be stored.

woodford
  Grantham Minister for Railways

Location: I'm with stupid!
I'd like to be able to upload photos from my telephone without having to do the hosting site thingy, I would contribute rather more often if I could.

I used to have an imageshack photo hosting page (several years ago) but it appears to have been taken from me!

M

Really need this one which is listed here https://www.railpage.com.au/ideas/forums/ability-to-insert-an-image-fro but also needs to be uploaded from mobile device.  Also good would be from your gallery which I have found.
BigTrain2015

Yes, upload from computer would be equally nice. I'd happily see a data limit on each member so you don't get snowed under.

M

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