about the forum's layout..it's really starting to bug me

Discussion in 'Help with the forum and suggestions' started by sglider12, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. sglider12

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    ok i copied this from the other thread david made and no one has responded.

    no because general discussion is exactly that. its a general discussion, which is about anything. we just don't need the pointless stuff. but i'm kinda confused about the fairy land thing. you can't really tell whats fairy land and what's a general discussion. it'll confuse everyone at the forum. it confuses me. i think you should probably just get rid of it. or, you should change the way the sub sections are organized.

    the general gimp category should contain gimp only stuff. you should make another category and name it "general discussion"
    inside the general discussion category, you should have "off-topic" which would serve as the original general discussion, "fun stuff" (with post count disabled), maybe a spam section (post count disabled of course), a help section (which would serve as help for anything and everything, except gimp cause that has it's own section), an introduction section, a test section (cause some people aren't use to some of the forum's features), a forum help section, and a graveyard, to put all of the locked & old stuff in (and of course people aren't allowed to create new topics in it or respond to anything in it).

    in the general gimp category, you should add the tutorials, gimp help section, gimp competitions, etc. everything else should stay as it is. ^-^

    and you should have them in this order:

    General Section:
    -Forum Rules & Guidelines
    -Introductions
    -Off-Topic
    -Fun Stuff
    -General Help Section
    -Forum Help Section
    -Test Section
    -Spam Section
    -Graveyard
    Gimp Category:
    -Tutorials
    -Gimp Help Section
    -Gimp Competitions
    -Gimp Resources
    Graphics:
    -Showcase: (it'll have the sig subsection and everything else will be the show off stuff)
    =Sig Showoff
    -Work In Progress
    -Photography:
    =Photography Help
    =Photography WIPs
    =Photography Showcase:
    _Photography Manipulations
    -Requests

    just like that...
     
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    actually i did comment.

    i think it is a fairly good idea, but im where it is right now too
     
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    yeah i saw your comment, but i was hoping for a moderator or someone with power to see this
     
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    lol im so powerless... 8O
     
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    d00d how did you know?
     
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    dude my brother is right behind me...

    you are my long lost bro!
     
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    Well the forum is kinda messed up...
     
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    the general discussion is for discussions that are useful and informative. threads about post counts or promoting personal websites isn't really a discussion. that's why we set up the fairyland land section.
    posts that many people would consider spam will be sent there and won't count to your posts.

    the reason why David chose the name "Fairy Land" was because we thought using the word "Spam section" might offend some users.

    regarding what Siddharth said about the general discussion, i disagree. and would like to continue seeing people using it for anything other than spam.


    I appreciate the input sglider12 and if you still disagree feel free to pm and convince me otherwise :)

    Edited: forgot to address the other changes to the Photography section.
    those look great but right now no one seems much intrested in Photography here. so setting up more would be pointless.
     
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    ;D I also agree that what I said was wrong
    general discussion should be about anything but that should be solid :p
    and yeah SG nice compilation of list but
    we have suggestion box for Forum Help Section
    and what is graveyard and test section ??,? (avoiding a smilies [:p])
     
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    Well, Gimper covered most of the things I was going to say, and Siddarth pointed out that the General Discussion topic should be used for solid discussions of any subject.

    As for the forum structure, I'll go along with what Gimper decides. Imho, it's not really that bad at the moment.

    Fun Threads has Post count turned off. If you want the "off-topic" (a.k.a fairly land) moved below general discussion (as a subforum) I guess I could do it after Gimper gives me the green light.
     
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    right right...but i've seen a few other topics in there that are a discussion..i think that its confusing some of the people as to what is and isn't..like the Final Grades topic. that's a discussion, yet it was put in the fairy land section. some of the website stuff is contradictory, though. some of it, that kinda deals with graphic design and such should sort of be ok, so long as they're considering it as a resource..others who are just blatantly spamming shouldn't.

    here's an idea about links and stuff.. maybe you should create another thread called "Links" or something of the sort, so people can share these there. its up to you whether or not you want to count them towards post count.

    just some ideas... ^-^
     
  17. Siddharth

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    I think the links should be incorporated in the fairy land or if we want a link forum then we should have that only members with atleast 50 post can post in it like Digital Points otherwise many people will join only to post links :p

    Regarding what gimper said
    I dont think there should be much of photography sub forums because as it is quite clear that it is not much active :D
     
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    here me out.

    maybe if we added the additional subforums to photography, it will open up gimper.net to a new crowd. Maybe its not being used because the photography forum is being abused?

    I enjoy photography, and would use it more, but if you noticed, i never post my photography there because no one goes there. It would just be me lol.

    just additional thoughts
     
  19. B☠N3S

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    its true...but its like going to a Nintendo forum for only ds...stuff...bad example...you get the idea?
     
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    i agree sg. the form for discussion is unorganized. yeah, like warez-bb has a links thread and its really useful. good ideas.
     

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