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As a lot of you may know the site is currently being re-built from the ground up to allow for cleaner code, more features and to make it more manageable (Hence the lack of visible activity on my part).

Well one thing that has constantly shadowed us is the amount of games that are available for Xbox 360, Windows Phone, [hint=Games For Windows Live]GFWL[/hint] etc... everytime we want to add a sub-forum section for it we have to enter all the details in for it then manually shuffle them into alphabetical order - something which is extremely time consuming - it usually takes around a couple of minutes to do just one new sub-forum.

Therefore I am currently looking into better ways of doing this in a way in which the forums wont manage - I.E. I will handle it without the use of the forum. However the way in which I plan to do it may remove the ability to browse the individual game sub-forums via the forum itself... instead you will only be able to post news, topics and comments from outside the forum and the forum will just be a place for general discussion and staff rooms etc... it will also mean that EVERY single thread/news article will all be piled into one huge, but hidden from near enough everyone, forum regardless of what game it belongs to - and the site & database will then sort them into the relevant game categories.

I would really appreciate any ideas on the matter because I want to know how many people use the forum for commenting as opposed to the main site... if it is the minority that do then I will see no problem in making topics float outside of the forum so I can manage them manually.
 

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x2i
Administrator
8 years ago
As a lot of you may know the site is currently being re-built from the ground up to allow for cleaner code, more features and to make it more manageable (Hence the lack of visible activity on my part).

Well one thing that has constantly shadowed us is the amount of games that are available for Xbox 360, Windows Phone, [hint=Games For Windows Live]GFWL[/hint] etc... everytime we want to add a sub-forum section for it we have to enter all the details in for it then manually shuffle them into alphabetical order - something which is extremely time consuming - it usually takes around a couple of minutes to do just one new sub-forum.

Therefore I am currently looking into better ways of doing this in a way in which the forums wont manage - I.E. I will handle it without the use of the forum. However the way in which I plan to do it may remove the ability to browse the individual game sub-forums via the forum itself... instead you will only be able to post news, topics and comments from outside the forum and the forum will just be a place for general discussion and staff rooms etc... it will also mean that EVERY single thread/news article will all be piled into one huge, but hidden from near enough everyone, forum regardless of what game it belongs to - and the site & database will then sort them into the relevant game categories.

I would really appreciate any ideas on the matter because I want to know how many people use the forum for commenting as opposed to the main site... if it is the minority that do then I will see no problem in making topics float outside of the forum so I can manage them manually.
liquidblue4
Member
8 years ago
honestly... i don't know wtf you're saying. haha
Darkwings18
Member
8 years ago
I'm not 100% sure if I am understanding it correctly, but to answer the end of the main post, I mainly use the forum over the main-site, but whatever helps you with the improvements is a good thing.