1. What do you like doing most on Scholastic's sites? I love hanging out on the forums - They're a perfect place for me to discuss my fandoms with other people and have fun creative writing.
2. What do you wish that you could do more of that you can't right now? Many of the things the other forumers listed were good ideas. Here's a list of the ones I'd like -
- The ability to post and view others' fan art. I myself wouldn't have any to post, but I love looking at others' fan art. This, of course, would be moderated, I'd assume.
- Thread notifications. It would be nice to have a slightly more sophisticated and more easy-to-access notifications system than we already have with the Urgent Missives board. I would appreciate if there were more settings with the notifications, like turning them off for notifications from your Friends who're posting on other topics [All of the notifications I get about various MBers who I've Friended posting on RPs I'm not a part of don't concern me, so maybe a way to turn that off would be nice?] I would also like to receive notifications for specific threads I've picked, not just random ones off the front page. And, lastly, as I stated before, perhaps there could be a way to access these notifications more easily like a little button on the site header [next to one's username, perhaps?] ?
- The ability to see whether an MBer is online/active or not. The only way I can tell whether my friends are online is if I check ther clans, assuming they have one. This can be a bit tedious, especially if the MBer didn't create the clan and I have to go fishing through pages of heroes to find them. Perhaps the same function in the Clans could be added to all MBers' profiles, like a little message underneath their hero stating whether they're online or offline. Another slightly more accurate way of doing this would be to add an option for a "Status". MBers could pick from various preset options, like "Online" or "Offline". This way, the status could be controlled manually, so even if the MBer's device is still on, they could still have "Offline" as their status if they're not actually on the MB.
- Specific thread access. Perhaps there could be a function to control who sees the threads you make. There could be preset options, such as the entire forum or your clan, as well as the option to select only specific forumers by adding their username. [This could work in a similar way to how "sharing" works in the Google product universe.]
- The ability to play the Spirit Animals game on a Chromebook. Although I don't play the game often, I would like to see the game extended to the Chorme platform.
- More signature space! Although the current amount of signature space is pretty good, I would like it if the max characters was moved up just a bit. I'd even be fine with max 275 characters.
- More text color choice. As much as I do like the current selection of colors, perhaps there could be an option to create "Custom" colors as well? [Again, kind of like the text color thingy on Google Docs.]
Thank you SO MUCH for taking your time to read my lengthy post, Admin Gavin! I appreciate it. :)