Archive for Feature Requests

A Pet Peeve Regarding Tokenization and Forms

Look, if you are going to tokenize your forms (and you should because of CSRF), you also need to have some active JS (or whatever) on the page that at least hides the form after the last valid token expires. For those of us who leave websites that we sign into open, we are tired of logging in twice! I’m looking at you.

Why 3rd Party Providers (i.e. Google) for OpenID/OAuth is a bad idea:

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Both @LucidChart and @SaneBox are using the old methods… and probably many more startups as well!

@LucidChart Why no version numbers insert?

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Feature Request: Free Enabling of SSH/SFTP Access to Sub-accounts on Host Gator’s Reseller Servers

It’s 2013, and you are still wanting to charge me for adding SSH/SFTP access to each user’s account? Please note: FTP is inherently insecure and should not be in use anymore, except perhaps wrapped in SSL. When you are sitting on a shared network, it is trivial for your passwords and so on to be sniffed. And in the Reseller setup, the default FTP account has the same password as the cPanel login… which is why we always use one-time throw away FTP account when forced to do so.

This is the #1 reason why I prefer to open sub-accounts under our other hosting providers.



We offer you jailed SSH, which limits access to your account only. In order to get jailed SSH access, come into Live Chat and request for us to enable this for you. Please note: This is a free service only for the primary domain on the account.

If you would like to activate SSH on a sub-account (separate cPanel), there is a one time charge of $10 per sub-account you would like activated. Please submit the online form.

If you have multiple cPanels which need SSH, then you will need to fill out the form as many times as necessary.




Feature Request: Basecamp Completed To Do Lists at top of Active To Do Lists

…or at least have a toggle-able option in the settings for such. Thanks!

Browser Text Area Updates

Now, we are seeing some of this to be fair, in mobile browsing applications (i.e. Android, iOS and so on…) but it is still correct to say it is for the most part ignored. Even something like browser-level caching and local clipboards of typed content would be handy.

Btw there is something strange going on here: the textarea is the most popular text editor out there, the most used one where millions of people write short and long text every day, and still browser developers are not realizing that it should be improved.

The New Basecamp: Y’all Fix This Now

Dear Basecamp,

The new Basecamp is great, and I know you are working on the upgrading process. A couple things that would be nice are

(1) An option to de-privatize all “Private” items in a projects, in lieu of a method of being able to import them.

(2) An option to notify All Users of a project when it is imported.

I find myself manually doing these two steps on each project that I do import, because not having Private items in the new version is not a deal-killer for most projects (the loop-in feature neatly replaces most of the need for this, although they are do not fit exactly the same scenarios), and everybody does have to be notified when the project moves 🙂 although I appreciate that it is not automatic.

Thank you!

UPDATE 20120424-Tue

It would also be very nice to have a one-click import for all eligible projects. It takes a while to go in and click on each one, and wait, and click, and so on.

UPDATE 2012-05-07 Mon

Everything’s migrated except one project… Where I’ve gone through and looked and looked for that last tricky Private item and haven’t found it yet. Aaargh…

Feature Request: Signature Filter (in Basecamp, RTM, others)

We need a signature filter for Basecamp email inputs, RTM email inputs, and others, where the software learns to recognize the “signature” elements of the inbound email and removes them from the “active data” portion of the message. It should also apply retroactively, since in the abscense of an industry standard signature demarcation (excepting “–” which seems to be the only standard) it would take 2+ repetitions for the AI to determine what constitutes the static portion of the inbound messages. Alternatively, some other form of marking the active data could be used, but that would be a less clean solution and require user training.

Perhaps a single, open-source component could be developed and implemented in many places.

Facebook Link/Quotation-esque Plugin for WordPress

What I really, really should like would be a plugin for WordPress that would mimic Facebook’s (and now Google Plus’s) citing method… the one where it pulls in thumbnails and a little excerpt automatically from the target page, and let’s you select which thumbnail you prefer. I’d like to be able to use that at the beginning or anywhere really in WordPress posts, pages, and sidebars. Let us know if anything like that already exists!

Dropbox Free Space Increase Ticker

Hey Dropbox, how about giving us more free space incrementally, as a function of time, like Google’s now-famous Gmail space increase ticker?