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Discussion in 'Forum Feedback' started by OUTL4W, Nov 17, 2018.

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  1. OUTL4W

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    I know we all have our personal lives now and there is much more to life than just gaming. But would love to this forum busy again. Miss all the OG members as apparently they have moved on to bigger & better things. So just putting this out there...what improvements would you like seen done with the site to make it more engaging?
     
  2. DarthNutz

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    Gotta somehow get the word out that this forum even exists. Maybe ride the Black Ops 4 wave and change the name back to Call of Duty forum again?
     
  3. OUTL4W

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    It MAY bring more traffic temporarily but then what happens when next years call of duty comes out? ATM we are #37 for "black ops 4 forum" & the top 1,2, & 3 links for "first person shooter forum" & "FPS forum". What does that tell us? We need to post a shit-ton more threads for black ops 4 to raise our SERP (Search Engine Results Page) level.
     
  4. Mojo

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    I think the medium of online forums have gone past their sell by date, in a traditional sense anyhow. You could go back to basics and start play of the week over again, it’s surely easier to upload that stuff nowadays. You could even just make a collage of the best YT’ers per week/month or plug their tutorial vids and stuff like that. I think you need to ride on the wave of modern social media, instagram, Twitter, Twitch, PSN groups, FB, WhatsApp, Snapchat I guess. It’s just too easy to stay in touch without visiting a forum now. All official communication through these channels should also have an aire of professionalism to them also. Colloquialism doesn’t come off very well through official communication.

    Back in the day this place had a strong community, it literally evaporated though with the release of Advanced Warfare, I’m sure many other places suffered too. I don’t know how you get it back, CoD is Still a huge game so the people are out there I’m afraid though the demographics have changed and the new breed are even lazier than us when it comes to engagement online.
     
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  5. Mr. Xcntrk

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    How about making a small graphic that we could use in our signatures or whatever on other sites we go to or game at?
     
  6. OUTL4W

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    Would using a smaller version of the image in my sig work? The image won’t show if on mobile in portrait orientation. Should show up if you turn phone to landscape view though.
     
  7. Mr. Xcntrk

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    No, I don't really think that is what I was thinking along the lines of. Something more simple, sleek, shiny, not very complicated at all. Maybe just the URL would do if it was on a slick enough badge. Maybe, an M-16 or something in the background. But, it has to be simple in appearance and design and would not interfere with the URL. Layers, shiny, weapon, and URL. Maybe a unique kind of shape or maybe as simple as a bullet would do. I used to do a lot of photoshop and the likes, but I have forgotten just about every byte I had ever learned. You know what they say, use it or lose it and it is true it works that way. But thing will have to sort of be dripping with shiny. Have a gleam about it. The whole idea is to be unobtrusive yet eye-catching. Not something anyone would complain about because it is done with taste.
     
  8. OUTL4W

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    banner1.png

    OR

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    meh....if any member would like to give examples are more than welcomed
     
  9. Mr. Xcntrk

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    Howdy OUTL4W

    That was pretty quick, you must be playing with the photoshop ;) I like the second a lot better than the first. I think that simplicity is the key. I do not think that a lot of folks are going to get the FPSAD, even though they have it. It may fire up their curiosity and then they come trying to find out what it is, but I really think it better to use the simple and let it speak for itself. The few curious Georges that we may get with the first one, I do not think merits not using the simpler one. With your blessing, I would like to take number two out for a spin and see where I can use it. And to see what kind of response I get. I will, of course, report any findings or comments back here at HQ. I really hope that we can breathe life back into this place, I really think it is a great idea. I wish I had been around in its heyday.

    Oh, by the way, I love the "Kilroy was here" lurking mood sign. Not too many people anymore that have any idea who or what he was, its good to see him out and about. The others really do not apply to me at all, so when I saw him I just knew I had to use him ;)
     
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  10. Mojo

    Mojo 8th Prestige

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    Is there any way we can get the front page to look like the old site? It just seems really cluttered when I visit, especially on my phone which is 100% of the time these days
     
  11. OUTL4W

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    I can honestly say I can't remember what the old home looked like however I do have access to the cod247 backend admin panel so I can see blocks used which is basically the same blocks on the home screen.
    What exactly don't you prefer on the home page? darker buttons/article design layout?
    when on mobile you will only see the main content scrolling...


    while on the main home page, click/tap on "settings":
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    will bring you to this page:
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    here you have a few options to choose from.
    Filter the articles by categories ~ you can choose multiple categories to show pertaining to your desired search or simply from the main home page when tapping on any of the categories indicated in the spoiler.
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    Options ~ allows you to hide the Slider. As well as to disable the infinite scrolling which can also be done on the home page by tapping the button"Pause Infinite Scrolling" located at bottom right.
     
  12. Mr. Xcntrk

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    Is there a setting that would make the auto-scrolling front page to be in the off position by default? Allowing it to be engaged into the on position by those that would like to have the infinite scrolling turned on.
     
  13. OUTL4W

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    unfortunately that option is not available to me for this add-on.
     
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  14. Mr. Xcntrk

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    Thanks as always for the fast reply. You must be on like I am, most of the time LOL It's not a big deal it is just the first time I was here and a couple times since I was trying to get to the bottom page to see or to get to the links down there in the darkness. Since then I myself learned to look for the bottom on different pages :)
     

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