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Post by cclloyd9785 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:42 pm

As some people have been complaining, the vote was close on that Too Much topic. I suggest we follow through with these.


=> Merge WOA News/Notices (Name: Announcements)
=> Merge Welcome mat/Join WOA (Name: Entry Center)
=> Merge Ranks Center/Clan Events/Clan Event Signups (Name: The Area)
=> Delete Want a War with Us!? Its simply not used anymore...
=> Change Hericy to not show sub-sub forums (Like in the Consoles forum, it won't show the console's name forum unless you delve into that forum.
=> Merge the less played wii games into a forum called 'Other Wii Games' (I mean ACCF & TCon)
=> Put Upcoming Releases into a subforum under Other Video Games
=> Turn the Gifts forum into a subforum of The Gallery
=> Merge the videos/music forums into Media forum.
=> A Journals forum.


journals:

add a "Journals" forum so people can make a topic and post in it as they want, so we can stop people making 20 topics in a month just to update us on their status n such.

there would only be 3 rules.

1. The title would be in this format
<-NAME->'s <-STATUS-> Journal

The status are either CLOSED or Extended. Closed is only they can post in it. Extended is open to anyone posting in it.

2. If a user says that it is their main journal, it can be marked as important. Any others are marked as a normal topic.

3. There could be an Admin Journal. It would be a global annoucment, and it could be a topic where instead of making a new topic in the WOA news, smaller news could be posted in this topic.


EDIT:
4. All updates of lesser activity for short periods would be posted there. (0-4 days). Anything longer can be posted in the Notices forum.


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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by Ender on Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:47 pm

It's too bad that forumotion doesnt support user blogs, cause that would be cool.
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Post by Kurono on Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:08 pm

sounds great, i approve this.
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Post by Chu on Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:46 pm

its a suggestion it hasnt been decided yet :U

also accf is one of woas top wifi games :U how dare you say its a less played wii game

i think gifts should stay the same though, it doesnt fit under gallery


journals:

add a "Journals" forum so people can make a topic and post in it as they want, so we can stop people making 20 topics in a month just to update us on their status n such.

um...what

nobody does that..

but a journals section to keep a mini blog of a person sounds cool
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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by Ender on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:21 pm

key points are in red

"gifts" is easily the stupidest forum not only on WOA but in the history of forumdom. I have confirmed this with many people.

The gifts forums is basically a way to avoid using the PRIVATE MESSAGING SYSTEM in order to
a) get post count up
b) get compliments from people who have nothing to do with the gift

Delightful.

No offense to everyone who uses it, but it is entirely useless as forumotion already has numerous methods of delivering gifts.

Unless you are sharing a gift someone sent you or giving a gift to the whole site, there is no reason to even look in it. No one cares if so and so made an avatar for so and so. I see it entirely as a method of fishing for compliments.

If you have art to share, put it in the gallery. That's what it's there for.

just my opinion, haters gon hate.


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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by Grimblade on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:25 pm

I do agree with the points brought up in the post above, by Ender.

However Lloyd, that's just...waaay too much. xD The vote was somewhat close, but it doesn't change the fact that one choice outnumbered the other. Close doesn't always cut it.

Through the poll it's pretty much decided that we do NOT need any major forum changes....especially not of the caliber that you're mentioning.
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Post by Ender on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:26 pm

Indeed. ie: If you were CLOSE to winning the lottery, you still didn't win. If the winning number was 12345 and you had 12354, they arent gonna give you the money.
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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by BA on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:28 pm

I have been pushing for an optimizing of the forums for awhile now, but a lot of members are comfortable with the way it has been set up.

Also as you could see in the topic "Too Much?" It wasn't really decisive enough to consider either way.

http://woaclan.forumotion.net/woa-news-f2/too-much-t3687.htm

There has been talk in the Admin/mod lounge about this subject, and it shall continue, with the added suggestions from here.
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Post by Ender on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:35 pm

Although this is not necessary, I would advise making the specific game topics, ie: The Conduit, into sub topics off of their respective console forum. Making it more concise without jeopardizing proper organization.
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Post by cclloyd9785 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:43 pm

Grimblade wrote:However Lloyd, that's just...waaay too much. xD The vote was somewhat close, but it doesn't change the fact that one choice outnumbered the other. Close doesn't always cut it.

Well I was one who voted we dont need changes, so dont go thinking that this is just a 2nd attempt or anything. Im just thinking of a way that we rly do have many unused forums or forums that can be merged with jsut about no ill effects.
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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by Grimblade on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:06 pm

cclloyd9785 wrote:
Grimblade wrote:However Lloyd, that's just...waaay too much. xD The vote was somewhat close, but it doesn't change the fact that one choice outnumbered the other. Close doesn't always cut it.

Well I was one who voted we dont need changes, so dont go thinking that this is just a 2nd attempt or anything. Im just thinking of a way that we rly do have many unused forums or forums that can be merged with jsut about no ill effects.
Ah, I see what you're saying. I was thinking this was a "It was close so do it anyway" sort of thing, but I still don't necessarily agree with all of the points you've mentioned. All those mergings will be somewhat annoying, as it will throw numerous types of posts into the same forums, rather than keeping them separated, which leads to more unorganization than anything in my opinion.

I do however agree with toppling the Gifts forum for the reasons already mentioned. It's not used much, and those can just be put in the Gallery section or PMed...we have a Requests forum already anyway.
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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by Ender on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:20 pm

red= disagree
green= Agree

=> Merge WOA News/Notices (Name: Announcements)
=> Merge Welcome mat/Join WOA (Name: Entry Center) better idea: get rid of "join." "Applications" make joining a hassle...and make us seem like some sort of elitist group. Just moving the announcements to the welcome mat would be enough. Let's face it, we arent a warring clan, so why do this? If people want to tell us something about themselves, let them do it in their "hello" post and then take questions.
=> Merge Ranks Center/Clan Events/Clan Event Signups (Name: The Area)
=> Delete Want a War with Us!? Its simply not used anymore...
=> Change Hericy to not show sub-sub forums (Like in the Consoles forum, it won't show the console's name forum unless you delve into that forum.
=> Merge the less played wii games into a forum called 'Other Wii Games' (I mean ACCF & TCon)
=> Put Upcoming Releases into a subforum under Other Video Games
=> Turn the Gifts forum into a subforum of The Gallery
=> Merge the videos/music forums into Media forum.
=> A Journals forum. strongly agree


The entire gaming category could be easily divided into forums with sub forums
Nintendo
Sony
Microsoft
Computer Games
Forum Games

then these lareg forums have "big name" games, such as SSBB and COD, as sub forums and also each forum has an "upcoming releases" sub forum.
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Post by BA on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:36 pm

I personally agree with the removal of the Gift board as well.
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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by cclloyd9785 on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:45 pm

BA wrote:I personally agree with the removal of the Gift board as well.

While i do agree with this I do suggest 1 more thing while on the topic of the GFX forums.

That we have some consistancy in the names of the gallerys. It just seems cluttered to me with all the different names -.-
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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by Ender on Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:08 pm

Variety is the spice of life
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Re: Organize the fourms

Post by BA on Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:26 pm

So far the only idea being generally accepted here is the removal of the gift board. The journal board idea is still up for consideration.

As for optimizing the board, it'll have to be done a step at a time and when more members are willing to have the change. We had a vote for a reason and so far it is not decisive enough to enact such a change in haste as the one suggested here.

better idea: get rid of "join." "Applications" make joining a hassle...and make us seem like some sort of elitist group. Just moving the announcements to the welcome mat would be enough. Let's face it, we arent a warring clan, so why do this? If people want to tell us something about themselves, let them do it in their "hello" post and then take questions.
I do find the "Welcome Mat" and the "join WOA" boards to be redundant when our only requirements to join this clan is to register with the site and stay active and it would be more convenient for all introductions could take place in one board. However, I fail to see how it would make us an elitist group just by the fact that we have applications; every clan believes they're better then the rest, that isn't a new concept within the gaming community.

Also the premise of this clan is a place for everybody, "Whether you're looking for organized, competitive gaming, or if you're a casual gamer that just plays for fun." warring clan or not, we should leave that option open. Which is why I personally disagree with the removal of the "Want a War with Us!?" board.

Some of the board mergers and the hierarchical changes sounded like good ideas, but again, it will take a lot more support to have that taken care of anytime soon.
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