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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby blakebowling on Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:19 am

I wouldn't be opposed to this, however I wouldn't use it myself.

I'm definitely interested in getting the community opinion on this.
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby nicestash on Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:52 am

Be sure to make sure the Latest Forum Posts are hyperlinks to their threads. I'm sure that was part of your plan, but I'm just making sure
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby koontz1973 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:33 am

nicestash wrote:Be sure to make sure the Latest Forum Posts are hyperlinks to their threads. I'm sure that was part of your plan, but I'm just making sure

It was.

When ever I poke around the forums, I see the same old faces in there. With 15000 players, only a fraction go into the forums. This should give them a bump in popularity. As I said in the OP, we all came for the game we love, but the site offers so much more and a lot of us stay for that. It should also give a bump in forum posts for a lot of the smaller forums like suggestions and foundry. Someone with a question in Q&A should get an answer quicker.
blakebowling wrote:I wouldn't be opposed to this, however I wouldn't use it myself.

I'm definitely interested in getting the community opinion on this.

You may not use it, but it is something a lot of people would, and I can guarantee, a lot of people would probably end up scanning the thread titles when logging in including yourself. You may not use it but if a title is interesting to you, you probably would.
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby agentcom on Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:33 pm

Koontz, I think that picture looks pretty, and I can see the benefit. I also agree with your last that pretty much everyone would at least briefly scan the post titles as they logged in. And maybe some of those folks click through, even the ones who don't think they would.

I think I would get a lot more use out of seeing the forum titles than I do out of seeing the facebook/twitter posts.
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby koontz1973 on Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:31 am

agentcom wrote:I think I would get a lot more use out of seeing the forum titles than I do out of seeing the facebook/twitter posts.

This always bugged me about the twitter/facebook sections. Not only are they rarely used so the same thing can be up for a long time. Right now and on the screen shot I took, it shows the 6th Feb middle of the week posting for facebook. Both show the same thing 90% of the time anyway so why have both. We have more than enough room to put facebook and twitter on top of each other and have the threads run down the side.

When you look at the home page, what is it really, just a big advertisement for the site. Right now, when people log on, they see something that is not being utilised. Headline from the 7th of Feb. Facebook from the 6th of Feb. Twitter is a little better now but even that is 3 or 4 days old now. But it could and should be showing a thriving community, constantly changing. We are a diverse community and proud of it.

Lastly, I know this is not a sexy medal or gameplay option suggestion, but we have loads of them already. :P
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby IcePack on Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:43 pm

blakebowling wrote:I wouldn't be opposed to this, however I wouldn't use it myself.


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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby rishaed on Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:06 pm

I would like it :) there are quite a few sections of the forums to enjoy and respond to!
I had been off this site for awhile, b/c of crappy internet whatnot, and found that I could enjoy more of the forums, even when I didn't play as many games, 1/2 instead of a full 4. It helps draw people in and that's something good for people as well.
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby isaiah40 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:02 pm

*Bump* I think this is a really great idea!!!
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby greenoaks on Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:41 pm

Kickass Torrents have this feature on the right side of every page and i have spotted threads i've found interesting and clicked for a read.

a similar feature here on the homepage would add more to the site than a twitter feed.
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:48 pm

rishaed wrote:I would like it :) there are quite a few sections of the forums to enjoy and respond to!

And others you may not, but this would at least open your eyes to some threads. And places you may not go to normanly, could end up being a second home.
isaiah40 wrote:*Bump* I think this is a really great idea!!!

Thanks for the bump. ;)
greenoaks wrote:Kickass Torrents have this feature on the right side of every page and i have spotted threads i've found interesting and clicked for a read.

a similar feature here on the homepage would add more to the site than a twitter feed.

My point exactly.

As I said before, this is not the sexiest idea in the world, but it is one that I believe (and others to) would benefit the sites forums greatly, thus ensuring the site offers more than just regular games. A knock on effect would be player retention (IMHO) as freeium players waiting to play a game will may hang out in the forums instead of going to another site. O:)
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby BigBallinStalin on Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:48 am

SoC Training Grounds
Map Foundry
Suggestions
Strategy
GD
Callouts


Maybe:
Announcements
Tournaments
Q&A
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:37 am

BigBallinStalin wrote:SoC Training Grounds
Map Foundry
Suggestions
Strategy
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Callouts


Maybe:
Announcements
Tournaments
Q&A

All of those with clans. In fact, the only ones I would leave out are -
Whose Forum Is It Anyway, Cheating & Abuse Reports, Bug Reports, International forums. Not that there is anything wrong with those ones. ;)
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby agentcom on Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:07 am

Koontz, I'd go one farther than you and include the Off topics. If the idea is to show the full array of what CC has to offer, I think those are maybe the most important to include. I definitely agree with leaving out C&A and bugs, though. No need to put our dirty laundry on the homepage :)
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby koontz1973 on Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:57 am

agentcom wrote:Koontz, I'd go one farther than you and include the Off topics. If the idea is to show the full array of what CC has to offer, I think those are maybe the most important to include. I definitely agree with leaving out C&A and bugs, though. No need to put our dirty laundry on the homepage :)

I thought about it and went against it after reading some thread titles but having another look at it now, I cannot see anything too outrageous. Added to the list.

  • SoC Training Grounds
  • Map Foundry
  • Suggestions
  • Strategy
  • GD
  • Callouts
  • Announcements
  • Tournaments
  • Q&A
  • Whose Forum Is It Anyway
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Re: Move most recent forum posts to the home page.

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:01 am

blakebowling wrote:I'm definitely interested in getting the community opinion on this.

The community seems to like it. ;)
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