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The death of the internet forum

Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by SentinelSlain, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    some questions

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    i think the number of people using these forums has definately decreased, and instead of trying to see all the former users come back, i think the forum needs fresh blood, you really think the new software will help with getting brand-new people to join ultimate metal??

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    what exactly do you mean by "more functional"?? what exact changes would be made in terms of more functionality?? to me (as a guy using forums since before facebook existed) this forum seems to function just fine

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    you showed us the "default theme" and i was wondering... can you please make the new ultimatemetal.com look really close to what it looks like now??

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    when you make all those "standalone sites" using the "ultimate________.com brand", could you make one about superheros?? i'm seriously requesting this
     
  2. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    not really sure if i'd have a problem either way but i'd like to know the answer to this too, if you even know yet
     
  3. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Melted by feels

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    How bout individual blogs like you promised 2 years ago?
     
  4. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    that would actually be totally freaking awesome
     
  5. MetalAges

    MetalAges Metal Is As Metal Does.
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    Everything will transfer over to the new software - I'd be shooting myself and the site in the foot otherwise :).
     
  6. unknown

    unknown fuck ftagn

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    bring back the reputation points! :D
     
  7. MetalAges

    MetalAges Metal Is As Metal Does.
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    Yes and no. I don't necessarily think the software alone will open a magic portal to new users. It will make it more intriguing to use the site (see below) which should in turn get people talking more. Also adding the proper content portion to the front will bring in more search traffic and hopefully convert to new forum users.

    Being able to easily share link to threads/posts to our Facebook/Twitter etc. accounts. There's better alerts when someone quotes you or messages you. People can do simple things like "like" your posts/threads. Unlike the failed reputation stuff on Vbulletin (it got abused) there is a system of "badge" earning with xenForo that looks pretty cool. There are many things like this, little things that add up to a lot better user experience.


    It will be similar, but cleaner, and with a few color options to choose from. New logo too which the icon is in my avatar.

    I have actually looked into a name that would cover the superhero bit but am still searching :)
     
  8. MetalAges

    MetalAges Metal Is As Metal Does.
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    I hear ya. Part of that became the whole software issue. I had actually went a step farther and bought metalblogs.com (which I still have) and was going to set it up under there with Wordpress blogs for everyone - but couldn't find a good way to tie the two together. I will look into this again - since there IS a solution that exists for xenForo and Wordpress to share the sign-on.
     
  9. MetalAges

    MetalAges Metal Is As Metal Does.
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    AND FRANK - I will finally get the $#@@#$%$#^ UM T-Shirts made soon!
     
  10. Krigloch the Furious

    Krigloch the Furious Pants full of poo

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    ha!!!! You read my mind!
    I was going to post that for sure.

    yeah cool, more to do with twitter/facebook type stuff.
    actually thought about hitting a "like button" in certain threads to realize that it wasnt there. lol

    One thing I like about UM now is how each post is seperated very well. I hate being on forums where they blend together.
    The grey line does a good job of that. (simple as it is)
     
  11. Nephilim96

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    Better be, I don't want all this post paddin' to go to waste. ;)
     
  12. Einherjar86

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    Would there be any way to improve the search function? It's easy to search for threads since the text is in the title; but if I'm trying to search for something someone said somewhere in a thread, it will direct me to the thread but won't locate the actual post, or even the page of the post. Can the search function be made to do that?
     
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    -CC- Something in My Eye

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    You have to switch the search from "Search thread" to "Search Post"
     
  14. Einherjar86

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    You probably can't tell from reading my posts, but I'm actually pretty smuckin' fart.

    Why is there even an option between showing the results as threads or posts? It's still going to tell you which thread the post is in. I don't see the point in having a "search threads" option.
     
  15. MetalAges

    MetalAges Metal Is As Metal Does.
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    I was going to say the same as Cyanide :) I would imagine the two exist for searching "something I remember that was in the thread" vs. "I remember in the specific post someone talking about butterflies!", etc.
     
  16. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    wow
    changing the site actually sounds like an awesome idea now
     
  17. crimsonfloyd

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    Omgz if I lose my '03 join date it will be like the last dacade of my life never happened!

    No seriously, all the upgrades sound good and I like the idea of having a real front end site. It feels like Alestorm has been on the front page for two years now.
     
  18. monoxide_child

    monoxide_child New Metal Member

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    :lol:
     

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