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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:49 pm

Yo!

Got two things to ask for opinions on:

First of all, removing the ads costs 17.82 euro, but it also stops Blizzard from QQing and practically guarantees a sticky. Would people be willing to donate? Between all the people who visit the forum, let's say, 34 on average, it's 50 cents each. So not a lot to ask for really, and that's annually!

Secondly, what do people think of the setup of the forum, I mean, if you check out some other forums, improvements sure can be made or suggestions to improve. Personally I think it still does feel a bit clustered and inflexible, sections can be added to loosen it up a bit and specify certain things etc.

So, are there any suggestions to the layout of the forum?

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Post by Cathee Piner on Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:55 pm

As we have discussed this I would personally be alright with working on the setup of the forum. All depends on what the others say Smile

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Post by Shaelyssa on Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:04 pm

I dont mind paying that entire 18 euro fee for the one year im sick of this fucking forum telling me I need to lose weight uff

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Post by Larnira on Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:16 pm

I dont mind paying either

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Post by Skarain on Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:04 pm

Up for paying also, if its only that for a year.

About the setup... well i think it works just fine, but its one of the few forums i use so can't compare.

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Post by Feral / Blackfall on Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:02 pm

...This forum has ads!? *peers about*

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:24 pm

In terms of layout. The example I'd like to draw on would be http://forums.threehammers.org/

That forum has the type of layout I would personally recommend!

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Post by Shandrea/Nar'Gaya on Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:34 pm

"Nothing here

There is nothing here yet. It is possible that there will be but there isn't now. Sorry for the inconvenience!"

Is the message I get up when clicking that link. Razz

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Post by Guest on Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:45 pm

As discussed with Wulfgnar, I'd like to put forward an idea for an art section.

Like a story section, except with art. Simple.

You apply for your own forum type thing and post your artwork with it, or make your own thread within a sub-forum.

Made sense to me anyway and easier to sift through than 65 odd pages.

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Post by Cathee Piner on Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:58 am

I wouldn't mind that. But a thought could also be to have a art sub-forum to your library section to keep it in the same spot. Just a random thought pop-up from me right when getting out of bed and not having had my coffee bounce

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Post by Vaell on Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:23 am

Feral / Blackfall wrote:...This forum has ads!? *peers about*

(My epic contribution to this thread; I actually genuinely had no idea and am surprised.)
Adblock keeps me safe from the UV rays of advertisement.

I'd like to push for this thread to have its own sub section
http://www.defiasrp.com/t6048p75-unique-ic-weapons

Like with general stories, one could click onto a tab that has Weapons/Items/Artifacts. It would allow a seperate topic for each one and therefore allow people to discuss each one, as opposed to a single messy thread.

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Post by Ledgic on Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:46 am

I assumed that was the plan, actually. Julia must've missed the suggestion, I'm sure she'll notice it now.

Though, where would people prefer to see the section? A third sub-forum in game related (sub-forums seem to be something a few people detest, though I'm not quite sure why) or given it's own section entirely? I think the latter might be a bit far, given that not everyone will be making their own weapons.

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Post by Cathee Piner on Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 am

I have kept this in mind, though wasn't sure about the above question (of where to put it), hence why I waited. Maybe make a separate post about this and discuss it for a bit until any decisions are made?

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Post by Vaell on Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:20 am

It is Alorah's idea so I can't say for certain. Personally, I'd put it into game related in its own sub-section, I'm not sure if I'm using the right term but...

In the same way you click on General Stories and it opens up a page with 3 stickies (For 'IC weapons' you can have a template/example) and then a list of the stories. If it can have its own section like that with all the names of the items in their own topics, that'd probably be the easiest to use.

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Post by Zalissa on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:15 am

Yeah pretty much, the way I see it is similar to the library sub-forum, template above, along with the explanation of what to write what not to write etc. I think I might do away with the vouches on it though, since Raenmar and Drustai suggested just to give your opinion if you're oh-so-offended by something someone posts. I think everyone can be fairly happy with that, rather than mentioning the word vouch and everyone simultaneously runs screaming and shitting themselves. People will probably just RP with their items anyway regardless of vouches.

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Post by Lexgrad on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:21 am

I think it would be wise Alorah tbh Smile

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Post by Amaryl on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:38 am

maybe we´re getting sub fora crazy? Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:41 am

That is what I was thinking.

As I said, with a neater layout that allows for simpler navigation it can work.

I for one have no problem in scrolling down once or twice to see the rest of the forum for example. I feel that some things deserve their own forum entirely and that there should be sub-sections.

Example:

Game Related:
Lore
OOC Mechanics (PvE, PvP & AH)
Character Profiles and their equipment (can also include Unique weapons, doesn't have to)

In Character:
Stories
Announcements
Rumor Mill
Art

Out of Character:
Events
Registry
????
Other shit

General Chat non-game related (has sub-forums, least important imo)

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Post by Anivitas on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:16 am

Feral / Blackfall wrote:...This forum has ads!? *peers about*

(My epic contribution to this thread; I actually genuinely had no idea and am surprised.)


That was my exact reaction xD I completely forgot I've had addblock up.

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Post by Vaell on Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:16 am

I actually think the current layout is really simple to navigate.

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Post by Raenmar on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:35 pm

I think everyone can be fairly happy with that, rather than mentioning the word vouch and everyone simultaneously runs screaming and shitting themselves.

Or maybe people just see the gaping flaws in such a system? Stop being so mad.

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Character Profiles and their equipment (can also include Unique weapons, doesn't have to)

In Character:
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Out of Character:
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This seems good imo, but too many subforums can either be confusing or too much for people to bother reading.

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Post by Vaell on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:39 pm

Raenmar wrote:
I think everyone can be fairly happy with that, rather than mentioning the word vouch and everyone simultaneously runs screaming and shitting themselves.

Or maybe people just see the gaping flaws in such a system? Stop being so mad.
Don't. Bring. This. Here.


I'm confused, what is wrong with the current layout? It is really simple to navigate, the only awkward thing is the Guild Forums.

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Post by Guest on Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:42 pm

There are emerging sub forums that will make it more difficult to navigate.

In the short term, fine, it's okay. We're thinking in the long-term, the forum comes across as obsolete.

A larger layout with more space and stuff will be better in the long run, with more space to add things as well.

We're expanding as the amount of people actively visiting DefiasRP grows. The forum I take a lot of inspiration from is this:

http://forums.prologue-wow.com/

It's very neatly laid out, and I am sure people have no problem scrolling down.

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Post by Drustai on Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:25 pm

I agree with Vangrel. I'd much rather have category divisions rather than this subforum craze we have going on right now.

Subforums are nice at times but it's a lot nicer to have everythign viewable right from the get-go, and just dividing things by category header instead.

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