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the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-03
by Thrush Svartehjertet
Looks really bad. Isn't there just a logo that would look better? I'm in the middle of arguing about the new redo on the Dag boards and I came over here (why I don't know, no one posts here anymore) and realized that the header is the only majorly poor part of this whole forum.

Just a thought, from a user, not a web designer.

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Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-03
by fingers630
You nailed it, no one posts here anymore lol

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-03
by Amazing_Iltztafein
Everybody moved on over to the Facebook group.

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-03
by Thrush Svartehjertet
Neat.


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Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-03
by Sir Sturmbjorne
Facebook just makes it worse, Thrush. I'd rather have it here, that way people actually think before they discuss or comment. Let's bring this back to the forefront! Down with Facebook! ha

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-04
by Thrush Svartehjertet
It's amazing how posting somewhere like a forum vs social media is a completely different thing. From a post on another forum:

Maybe you over estimate just how much social media interaction many of us want with each other. Many of us don't want to be friends with everyone in [this game], but this board allows us to talk about the few things we share in common without allowing any more personal interaction than we want or feel comfortable with or are allowed by employers. I can talk to you here in this thread about these boards, but you don't know **** all about me and my life. And that's a ok by me. If we were friend's on facebook (for example), you'd know more than I want, 'cause based on how you carry yourself here, we got **** all in common other than [this game]. [this game] aint my support group, or my group of friends (not even half), it's a hobby I do every once in a while with SOME like minded people with whom I exchange ideas here in the most extensive way I see fit. And that's awesome.


All of Darkon does not need to be friends online and to "force" people to join a facebook group to participate in the (for example) discussion of rules... Is asinine. But most of Darkon is asinine, so it makes sense.

This game thinks so locally that it will never expand nationally. If I was new and wanted to deal with Darkon's rule book, I'd find the website, then the forum, see there was no one to talk to, and go play Amptgard, Dag or Belegarth. Again, from another forum:

Guy who thinks facebook is where it's at:
Now that that has changed, the forum might die on it's own, who knows, but social media has far exceeded the depth of social interaction that's capable on this forum. I think that's where it belongs.


Dude with 2 brain cells:
Really? Searching and sheer volume of posts seems to work better on a forum. Look at [this game's] group[s] on Facebook. If they had the same amount of use that the forums get for new posts from the community, people would constantly be having to scroll down to extend the page and get more content. People would have to dig a bit to see what was a new comment instead of having a nice link that shows you posts since your last visit. Etc.

Facebook is great for making contacts, but terrible for discussing things aside from one thing at a given time. The forums allow people to be discussing multiple things at once without getting in each others' ways due to being on separate pages instead of all in one feed.



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Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-04
by [__Yak__]
I AM New - and I got most of my info about anything from the Dag boards. But I still wandered into Darkon because I didn't see a sweet movie about Dag!

The other (of many, many) downside(s) of relying on Facebook is that that is a closed group. You have to ask permission to see its content. So ... if you were new and just creeping - you may not even submit. You can creep on the forums all you like.

Hey Thrush - did you get to see how bad the header is on http://www.foamnomads.org/ ? I'll be taking photos at the next few events to get more design content - and hopefully some veterans will be interested in helping me flesh out the rest of it... And I'm gonna sponsor contests. Darkon needs an enema!

- Yak

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-07
by Thrush Svartehjertet
It's not too terrible... lol

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Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-07
by [__Yak__]
This forum needs some "Like" button integration!

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-07
by Inox
Bulletin Boards -> Usenet -> Email Lists -> Web Forums -> Social Media

Natural progression. I am not saying FB is the be-all-end-all, but web forums will gradually and slowly die down to a very small user base.

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-07
by Thrush Svartehjertet
I agree. And this type of community is exactly where forums are still, and will remain, useful. That is, IF there is a need for a GROUP of people who are geographically and SOCIALLY separated, but DO need to exchange SOME ideas.

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Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-07
by Kobalos
Thrush Svartehjertet wrote:I agree. And this type of community is exactly where forums are still, and will remain, useful. That is, IF there is a need for a GROUP of people who are geographically and SOCIALLY separated, but DO need to exchange SOME ideas.


To help insure this forum is as successful as possible, I will make sure I'm socially separated from Thrush.

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-07
by Thrush Svartehjertet
I'm going to crap in your hammock.

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Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-08
by fingers630
Dead forums means Thrush will soon pass me in # of posts!

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-17
by Sir Sturmbjorne
GD Facebook threads are annoying as hell.
Noone reads what anyone else is saying and everyone thinks that they have the most original, important or valid opinion.
GAH!!!!!

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-17
by mardux zulammar
Yuuuuup. Fb makes me hate people.

Re: the header on this forum

Posted: 2013-10-18
by Thrush Svartehjertet
But it's the FUTURE of all communication between people! How else will you guys know at all times excactly how many FRIENDS you have and how much they LIKE your stupid dog picture? Also, always remember kids, your relationship is only as official as your status!

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