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Tidying things up!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements and Feedback' started by GazHyde, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. GazHyde

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    Hi all,

    As you know I like to keep you all informed as the site develops. One of the things that has bugged me for a while is the total amount of individual forums, and the overall length of the forum list page.

    What I will be scheduling at some stage will be the merging of a couple of forums, and an overhaul of how the forums are presented. This will involve:
    • Moving the location of some forums
    • Merging forums which have some overlap of content (for example 'Banter' & 'Lounge'). This should reduce confusion as to where to post general chit chat.
    • Converting some forums in to sub-forums which allow greater control of how they are displayed.
    Here are a couple of mock ups of how this should look once completed. These changes will reduce the overall forum list page by about 50%, making it easier to find things!

    Image 1: This is an amalgamation of the current "Roadster Community", "Regional & Interest Groups" and "Anything Else" sections.
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    Image 2: This is how these 2 sections will display following the update. Nicely compressed, and easier to view!
    forumlist_02.png

    There will be no change to the model specific forums. Work will be scheduled in the next week, along with a update to the core Xenforo software. Let me know if you have any questions/comments.

    Cheers, Gary
     
  2. z3cade

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    Bump!

    I don't know where anything is on here now, If you move more of it Gaza, I'll be completely lost. LOL:nailbiting:
     
  4. GazHyde

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    I agree that it's difficult sometimes to find things, and having overlapping forums doesn't help either! That's the exact reason for making the changes, to make it easier to find things.

    The result will be three sections (down from 6). One for Community stuff, one for the Zed Technical discussion and one for General Car Stuff.
    Sleep deprivation Liam? o_O :D
     
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    Just make it one forum Gaza and give us a good search engine. Much easier all round.:ymdevil: might even be able to find BMG's posts.:arghh:

    M&S
     
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  6. GazHyde

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    Forum will be offline from 10am to 11am Wednesday 09/10/2013 for this update!
     
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    Quick reminder that I will be updating things in a bit! Forum will be offline for around an hour!
     
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    Just making the most of the last 10 mins lol ;)
     
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  9. GazHyde

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    Funny that, because I have loads of things I'm doing right now... Backups, double checks & final coffee before I get started...
     
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    Good luck with the update, I'm sure all your hard work will be appreciated ;)
     
  11. GazHyde

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    Just 3 minutes over!

    Updates are now complete... :)
     
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    Well done, now having a look around before I go to work :)
     
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    Let me know if you spot anything daft! :)
     
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    Looking good , well done , ;)
     
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    spot on gaz keep up the good work:cool:
     
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    Looking good Gaz, more straightforward:happy:
     
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    it looks awful.......the sub forums with the arrows look very untidy ...sorry mate but it does
     
  18. GazHyde

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    I do take your point Wayne, and certainly no offence taken. It's the best compromise with the comments about not being able to find stuff. I tried about 3 different ways of making the forum list more organised.
     
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    im just old gaz and dont like change...but it makes the forum look un-uniformed...i'll get used to it.
    thanks for the hard work
     
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