Does everything look clear and good. This is a forum I'm building.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by waloshin, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

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  2. Pugpuppydude macrumors regular

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    Looks good but i think it needs more customization like a logo or a unique color scheme. You know, something to make it look different from all the other like-forums using this template ect..
     
  3. aliannahfth macrumors newbie

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    Its Outlook is very nice. But you have to provide some rest of features is good in this forum. But It is to be add advance design templates in the forum.
     
  4. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    First of all, does your forum actually offer something different than others of it's kind? You should think about that.

    If you decide that it does, you've built an SMF forum, and they are easy to customize. Take some time to redesign the template so it has more of a unique look to it, and get some logos and custom imagery to use.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Why do you have so many different categories? You're just setting yourself up for disappointment. People don't check forums they deem as inactive.
     
  6. three macrumors 6502a

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    I would really work on combining forums into a easier to read and follow layout. I have prepared a simple mockup of what I think the layout should be.

    The layout above is much easier to follow and read than the old one. It cuts down on the unneeded and overlapping forums offered.
     
  7. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    hows my forum what should i change?

    Is it too clutered, too hard to read, too many topics etc?

    mopar.libertycrd.com

    * Note it isnt open to the public yet it will be moved to mopar4x4.com soon.

    I have been told to:

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    You're better off merging most of those subfoums. It is a bit too cluttered.

    So I thought to:

    So should I delete :

    Dodge / Chrysler Engines

    Jeep Engines

    Diesel Talk / Alternative Fuels

    Modifications! For all Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge Vehicles!

    And Merge :

    General

    with

    What Ever Goes!

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    And merge:

    Jeep Performance Talk

    with

    Chrysler / Dodge Performance Talk

    Or just delete them.


    * What should I do?
     
  8. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Take out the Dodge/Chrysler Engines section. Those posts can be there in their appropriate Dodge forum.

    Same with the other car manufacturers.


    And merge Whatever Goes with General.

    Oh, and rename the Dodge section to Dodge/Chrysler since it has Chrysler.
     
  9. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    K, thanks! When you say move the Engines to their approipate forum do you mean out the V10 8.4L with the Dodge Ram SRT 10. the 3.7l v6 with the Jeep Liberty as a child of the Jeep Liberty Section.

    * what layout looks better:

    A) libertycrd.com

    Or

    B) mopar.libertycrd.com
     
  10. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I meant take out the engine sections. The posts in that section can belong in the car that they belong to's section. Like let's say a 3.7l v6 Jeep Liberty.


    If somebody has a question about the engine, they can just post that in the Jeep Liberty section, there's bound to be another member that looks there that has the same engine, no?


    To me, forums.libertycrd.com looks better than the other one.
     
  11. Love macrumors 68000

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    You're kind of a new forum, and I'm just going to warn you about something. Take out "The Outpost" market forum. Until you get established more, and start having more members, I think a marketplace seems a little shady. That's my opinion though.
     
  12. carlosbutler macrumors 6502a

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    i agree. get rid of the many, many sub sections you have. also make sure you have good anti-spam addons installed. try and make, or at least get a template from somewhere to change the layout
     
  13. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I'd say you should concentrate on getting more members instead of posting here asking what you should change. You're overmanaging what's basically a set of dead forums at the moment.
     
  14. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    How can I edit the New Posts No New Posts images?
     
  15. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    This forum is not open yet, is it too bloated?

    This forum is not open yet, is it too bloated?

    mopar.libertycrd.com
     
  16. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    Edit: I'll stay on-topic, it seems fine for me?

    What's bloated mean?
     
  18. KoolStar macrumors demi-god

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    I think that it can fall under this category because it is internet related.
     
  19. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Too many topics / sub forums?
     
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