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

Postby sglider12 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:48 am

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

Siddharth wrote:ALso the general discussion shud have topics related only to wilber :-*

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

Postby Ajit » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:53 am

actually i did comment.

i think it is a fairly good idea, but im where it is right now too
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Re: about the forum's layout..it's really starting to bug me

Postby yonyonjohn » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:55 am

like, woah :D
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Re: about the forum's layout..it's really starting to bug me

Postby sglider12 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:05 am

Ajit wrote:actually i did comment.

i think it is a fairly good idea, but im where it is right now too

yeah i saw your comment, but i was hoping for a moderator or someone with power to see this
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Re: about the forum's layout..it's really starting to bug me

Postby Ajit » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:33 am

lol im so powerless... 8O
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Postby yonyonjohn » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:37 am

and lazy eyed :D
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Re: about the forum's layout..it's really starting to bug me

Postby Ajit » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:40 am

d00d how did you know?
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Postby yonyonjohn » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:43 am

Look at my location
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Postby sglider12 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:53 am

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Postby Ajit » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:59 am

dude my brother is right behind me...

you are my long lost bro!
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Postby yonyonjohn » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:00 am

I knew it!
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Re: about the forum's layout..it's really starting to bug me

Postby B☠N3S » Sat Jun 21, 2008 7:40 am

Well the forum is kinda messed up...
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Re: about the forum's layout..it's really starting to bug me

Postby Gimper » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:36 am

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.
Photography:
=Photography Help
=Photography WIPs
=Photography Showcase:
_Photography Manipulations

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

Postby Siddharth » Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:46 am

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

Postby David » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:50 pm

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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