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EviLore
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(03-29-2012, 09:12 AM)
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Community has been retooled from both directions, Gaming (primarily for older game |OT|s that have stayed active) and Off-Topic (for various self-sustained long-term communities), and it's not really set up to serve both purposes. We left the sports thread stickied in Community for a while, but that's just too messy, and I just tried an Off-Topic Community subforum in Community, but that's way too far removed from Off-Topic at that point and destined to kill those threads in obscurity.

We'll try moving to a separate Community subforum for both Gaming and Off-Topic, and return to the two pillars.

Sec.

Edit: implemented.

On the agenda:

-Subtabs for each respective Community forum in the tab navigation

-Streamlined custom subforum listing on the main respective Gaming/Off-Topic thread pages, to look better and take up less space.
Last edited by EviLore; 03-29-2012 at 10:17 AM.
GraveRobberX
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(03-29-2012, 09:14 AM)
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Hey Big Boss, why not 4 tabs

Gaming
Gaming Community

Off Topic
Off Topic Community

All OT's for Gaming moved from Gaming to Gaming Community 30 Days
An Off Topic OT get's started, starts in Community, Off Topic should just be random, nothing OT
IrishNinja
(03-29-2012, 09:14 AM)
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ah, good luck with it lore - community subforums do indeed feel like forum ghettos, sending threads in to die. hope a solution works out.

edit separate but equal, eh graverobbers
linko9
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(03-29-2012, 09:14 AM)
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I like it.
abusori
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(03-29-2012, 09:15 AM)
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It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.
Good luck.
AiTM
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(03-29-2012, 09:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

Hey Big Boss, why not 4 tabs

Gaming
Gaming Community

Off Topic
Off Topic Community

All OT's for Gaming moved from Gaming to Gaming Community 30 Days
An Off Topic OT get's started, starts in Community, Off Topic should just be random, nothing OT

I'mokwiththis.jpg
BoobPhysics101
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(03-29-2012, 09:15 AM)
This is sexy as hell, Tyler. GAF is expandingggg
Puddles
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(03-29-2012, 09:15 AM)
I thought your idea was great.
Gowans
(03-29-2012, 09:16 AM)
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I like it too,

Shame you can't do a big sweep for threads with |OT| in it.
xbhaskarx
(03-29-2012, 09:18 AM)
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I'm confused by this talk of subforums... will there be two tabs or four tabs?


Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

Hey Big Boss, why not 4 tabs

Gaming
Gaming Community

Off Topic
Off Topic Community

All OT's for Gaming moved from Gaming to Gaming Community 30 Days

This makes the most sense to me.
GraveRobberX
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(03-29-2012, 09:18 AM)
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Can have the Aus & Buy/Sell/Trade stickied on Gaming Community

Have all the sports stickied on the Off Topic Community

That would be great parity in my sense, but if no go, just maybe further down the line?

I mean for E3, can lock down the the community aspects for a few days, then ramp them back up afterwards
hamchan
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(03-29-2012, 09:19 AM)
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I like it. Though tabs still need to be changed I guess?
Kapura
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(03-29-2012, 09:19 AM)
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this is worse. go back.
Gowans
(03-29-2012, 09:19 AM)
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On second thought isnt OT mainly community's,

Sports, politics, tv shows, movies...

Hmm.. I dunno
FootballFan
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(03-29-2012, 09:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by hamchan

I like it.

Me too, wouldn't mind the "off-topic community" "gaming community" tabs idea either.
GraveRobberX
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(03-29-2012, 09:21 AM)
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Oh I get it EviLore, awesome

So 2 tabs

Gaming & Off Topic

Sub Forum at top consisting of Community for each side

I like it, my tabs was a worse idea, too many options
Branduil
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(03-29-2012, 09:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

Hey Big Boss, why not 4 tabs

Gaming
Gaming Community

Off Topic
Off Topic Community

I agree with this.
Keyser Soze
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(03-29-2012, 09:21 AM)
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I really should watch Community
AiTM
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(03-29-2012, 09:22 AM)
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Shouldn't it be at the bottom of the pages instead of the top?
CygnusXS
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(03-29-2012, 09:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

Oh I get it EviLore, awesome

So 2 tabs

Gaming & Off Topic

Sub Forum at top consisting of Community for each side

I like it, my tabs was worse, too many option

No, no. You were right the first time. 4 tabs.
Sentry
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(03-29-2012, 09:23 AM)
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I can dig this, makes OT-related stuff like RPJ or Poli-GAF more accessible and worth checking out.

I like it.
IrrelevantNotch
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(03-29-2012, 09:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

Hey Big Boss, why not 4 tabs

Gaming
Gaming Community

Off Topic
Off Topic Community

All OT's for Gaming moved from Gaming to Gaming Community 30 Days
An Off Topic OT get's started, starts in Community, Off Topic should just be random, nothing OT

I too would enjoy this setup
Westlo
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(03-29-2012, 09:23 AM)
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I like this much better than having 10 stickies and mixing gaming and offtopic threads in community.... /tips hat.
CoffeeJanitor
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(03-29-2012, 09:23 AM)
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I like this.
Nelo Ice
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(03-29-2012, 09:23 AM)
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This seems better than Community being it's own separate tab. Every thread that went there became a wasteland. People will probably realize these threads exist now.
GraveRobberX
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(03-29-2012, 09:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by AiTM

Shouldn't it be at the bottom of the pages instead of the top?

Top is better, first thing you see the first 5-10 stories and community aspect right there with it

If at bottom, most wont scroll down, and try to get into the sub-forum
EviLore
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(03-29-2012, 09:24 AM)
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This is all being decided and implemented in real time, so don't expect navigation graphics and so forth ;b
JJD
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(03-29-2012, 09:24 AM)
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I think the current set up is great. Good job guys!
Socreges
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(03-29-2012, 09:24 AM)
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Four tab solution seems most intuitive to me. Can't think of any reason why not.
Ultimadrago
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(03-29-2012, 09:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

I really should watch Community

As someone with an Arrested Development avatar, you should know better (as in it's not of any utmost importance to watch Community).

==========

As for the new design, kinda looming. But it's not bad.
Last edited by Ultimadrago; 03-29-2012 at 09:28 AM.
alexthekid
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(03-29-2012, 09:25 AM)
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Yeah as someone else said, we need a fourth tab.

Because of all this shit NHL gaf has gone through we should atleast name it "Struggling since 1967".
notworksafe
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(03-29-2012, 09:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Socreges

Four tab solution seems most intuitive to me. Can't think of any reason why not.

Eh, that just makes two community sections no one will go two instead of one. The solution being implemented is much better. Keeping the subforum at the top of Gaming/OT will make sure people are always seeing it.

2 tabs > 4 tabs
speedpop
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(03-29-2012, 09:26 AM)
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I really like it.
Narag
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(03-29-2012, 09:27 AM)
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I like this current setup.
CzarTim
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(03-29-2012, 09:27 AM)
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I feel like community sections should allow .gif avatars, signatures, smilies, karma, etc. I'd also like to be able to pay $10 to change other people's avatars. kthxbye
Branduil
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(03-29-2012, 09:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by notworksafe

Eh, that just makes two community sections no one will go two instead of one. The solution being implemented is much better. Keeping the subforum at the top of Gaming/OT will make sure people are always seeing it.

2 tabs > 4 tabs

There's no reason not to do both.

Also any of the subforums not having a tab is problematic because it means you can no longer click on something to return to the thread forum when you're in a subforum thread.
Last edited by Branduil; 03-29-2012 at 09:29 AM.
Salvadora
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(03-29-2012, 09:27 AM)
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Far better than it was before.
EviLore
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(03-29-2012, 09:28 AM)
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Can probably get some snazzy looking tab implementation that looks good and makes sense. Can also probably do something with how the subforum looks at the top of the page, customize so that it takes up less screen space and looks better. I'll get my people on it.
notworksafe
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(03-29-2012, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Branduil

There's no reason not to do both.

It would be ugly and redundant
CygnusXS
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(03-29-2012, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by notworksafe

Eh, that just makes two community sections no one will go two instead of one. The solution being implemented is much better. Keeping the subforum at the top of Gaming/OT will make sure people are always seeing it.

2 tabs > 4 tabs

Do both. Tabs and the links at the top of Gaming and OT.
hateradio
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(03-29-2012, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by notworksafe

Eh, that just makes two community sections no one will go two instead of one. The solution being implemented is much better. Keeping the subforum at the top of Gaming/OT will make sure people are always seeing it.

2 tabs > 4 tabs

Yeah, less clutter is better.

Also, what is "Sec"? Or is that Evil's name?
Bruiserk
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(03-29-2012, 09:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

Hey Big Boss, why not 4 tabs

Gaming
Gaming Community

Off Topic
Off Topic Community

All OT's for Gaming moved from Gaming to Gaming Community 30 Days
An Off Topic OT get's started, starts in Community, Off Topic should just be random, nothing OT

I agree with this
Tron 2.0
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(03-29-2012, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

Top is better, first thing you see the first 5-10 stories and community aspect right there with it

If at bottom, most wont scroll down, and try to get into the sub-forum

True, but it's an awful lot of screen real estate being eaten up at the top to include, basically, a link.

EDIT:

Originally Posted by EviLore

Can probably get some snazzy looking tab implementation that looks good and makes sense. Can also probably do something with how the subforum looks at the top of the page, customize so that it takes up less screen space and looks better. I'll get my people on it.

That would help.
Last edited by Tron 2.0; 03-29-2012 at 09:32 AM.
Black Mamba
(03-29-2012, 09:29 AM)
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this is a much better solution. I like the layout.

My only suggestion would be to put "entertainment" as a subheader with sports and politics.
Dice
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(03-29-2012, 09:29 AM)
Makes sense, but either way it doesn't matter to me since I use subscriptions and control panel.
TemplaerDude
(03-29-2012, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by EviLore

Can probably get some snazzy looking tab implementation that looks good and makes sense. Can also probably do something with how the subforum looks at the top of the page, customize so that it takes up less screen space and looks better. I'll get my people on it.

This is the best solution.
GraveRobberX
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(03-29-2012, 09:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by CzarTim

I feel like community sections should allow .gif avatars, signatures, smilies, karma, etc. I'd also like to be able to pay $10 to change other people's avatars. kthxbye

I'll pay $20 for none of these thing be added EviLore, monthly sub if I have too

Signatures, yeah, with this community, GOOD LORD!, just thinking about it, I'm already leaking spinal fluid through my nose
Dresden
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(03-29-2012, 09:30 AM)
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Yeah, much better than before.

Needs four tabs.
TemplaerDude
(03-29-2012, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

I'll pay $20 for none of these thing be added EviLore, monthly sub if I have too

Signatures, yeah, with this community, GOOD LORD!, just thinking about it, I'm already leaking spinal fluid through my nose

Ugh, is such a thing even possible?
Sentry
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(03-29-2012, 09:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by EviLore

Can probably get some snazzy looking tab implementation that looks good and makes sense. Can also probably do something with how the subforum looks at the top of the page, customize so that it takes up less screen space and looks better. I'll get my people on it.

I thought we were your people?

i love it when gaf changes, even if just a little.

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