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This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by MoonyGekko on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:41 am

This forum is depressing. It needs to be burned down and rebuilt from scratch.

The place just isn't set up properly. I mean, a total of three sub-forums isn't enough for anything, even if there are only 20 registered users, don't you expect a rush of new users every time there's an update?
Plus it just doesn't look as official.

So, if I may give my 2 cents on how I think this could be redesigned.

Spoiler:

Updates
    Forum Updates

Any announcements or notices will be posted here by the admin team.


    Otherworld Updates

Any new news on the mod shall be posted here.




    New here?

Rules
These are the rules of the forum.


Arrivals & Departures
Introduce yourself or let us know if you're leaving.




    Otherworld

Suggestions and Feedback
Suggest and discuss new ideas for Otherworld, new Blocks, GUI, Mobs, Biomes, Items, or Textures. Only one suggestion per topic!


Discussion
General discussion about the mod, Otherworld development and anything that doesn't fit into the other specific sections.


Tester's Hub
This section is dedicated to the testers of the mod for them to report bugs, issues, feedback, and other tester-y responsibilities.



    Etcetera

Forum Suggestions/Technical Issues
Report your issues and post your suggestions here.


Video Game Discussion
Bring any talk of video games here.


Art Vault
Post any form of art in here.


Other Town
This is where topics that don't fit into any other category go. This is in no way a spam section.
^This setup would be much better IMO.






The 15 Golden Rules
Code:
1.) No double posts. Unless you are updating a topic you made, do not post again in a topic after yourself before getting a response from someone, just edit your post if you need to clarify something.

2.) If you hate someone, don't tell us, tell them. PM them smack talk if you're so inclined, and don't clog our topics up with it.

3.) No stealing ideas from others.

4.) NO POSTING SPAM!! (That includes links to sites with obnoxious flashing images, quoting another post without adding any real contribution to the conversation, or posting a topic with no significance to anything whatsoever, etc.)

5.) Nothing that breaks Forumotion policies. That is to say, no porn, no illegal or illicit activity, no piracy, no radical criminal activity. That can get this site shut down!

6.) NO POSTS IN ALL CAPS PLEASE!

7.) No impersonating other members.

8.) Refrain from bumping topics older than one month; If it's a topic that you think can make a worthwhile contribution to you may post, however take into consideration that it is up to a moderators discretion whether or not you will be warned for it

9.). Alternate accounts will be banned without question. Multiple alternate accounts will result in ban increases.

10.) DO NOT POST IN A BOT TOPIC. (Meaning suspicious looking topics made by forum bots that probably contain graphic material or malicious hyperlinks)

11.) Don't post giant pictures or put them in your sig or avatar. If they stretch the screen they’re too big. There are spoilers for a reason people.

12.) Don't post flashing animated pictures that can cause seizures

13.) No SWF files with sound, and no autoplaying sound files. GIFs and soundless SWFs are fine, but if I hear a noise that I didn't click to turn on, I will literally f*** you dead, with a pole.

14.) No back-seat modding. This means to let moderators do their work and don't argue with their decisions. If you have a problem with them please contact an admin or another moderator.

15.) If you don't say it's your opinion and it is wrong, we will chastise you. That's less of a rule and more of a fact of life.


Each of these (barring the sound one which results in pole f******) will net you a warning. 3 warning, 1 day ban. After a 1 day ban, 3 day, then 5 day, one week, two week, three week, month, 2 month, etc. into infinity.

Overall, use your common sense!
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Re: This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by Rollerman109 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:01 am

1. Yes this forum is rundown.
Nobody really looks at it, that's why.

2.Read what I said on the MC forum about waiting for the API.

3. Arent those rules always there, by default, whenever a forum with actual moderators is started?

4. There's some subforums that are certain ranks only, lower than that, they are invisible.
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Re: This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by MoonyGekko on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:53 pm

Rollerman109 wrote:1. Yes this forum is rundown.
Nobody really looks at it, that's why.
MoonyGekko wrote:The place just isn't set up properly. I mean, a total of three sub-forums isn't enough for anything, even if there are only 20 registered users, don't you expect a rush of new users every time there's an update?
Plus it just doesn't look as official.




Rollerman109 wrote:2.Read what I said on the MC forum about waiting for the API.
Ehhh... That's quite a few pages to flip through...




Rollerman109 wrote:3. Arent those rules always there, by default, whenever a forum with actual moderators is started?
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying.
Are you saying it doesn't matter whether the rules are posted are not?




Rollerman109 wrote:4. There's some subforums that are certain ranks only, lower than that, they are invisible.
Of course there are I'm not referring to those.
I'm talking about the only three we can see...
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Re: This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by Rollerman109 on Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:09 am

MoonyGekko wrote:
Rollerman109 wrote:2.Read what I said on the MC forum about waiting for the API.
Ehhh... That's quite a few pages to flip through...
It's on the last page.



MoonyGekko wrote:
Rollerman109 wrote:3. Arent those rules always there, by default, whenever a forum with actual moderators is started?
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying.
Are you saying it doesn't matter whether the rules are posted are not?
Pretty much

But in reality, what can we do?
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Re: This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by MoonyGekko on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:43 pm

You've obviously never been in-charge of a forum with a large abondance of noobs joining.

You need the rules. Even though 65% of the people won't read them, they are needed. They give you a solid reason to ban if necessary, speaking of which we need a warning bar.
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Re: This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by Rollerman109 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:12 am

Idea Make a new forum!
Seeming as you know all about them.
This one is under the label "otherworldmod" so why not make it just Otherworld?
Though you may need Somnixer/high in rank of cmd to accept this idea.
And yes, I haven't been on a forum with noobs joining... =P
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Re: This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by MoonyGekko on Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:43 am

Well that's an idea...
But then again I don't feel like running a new forum so uhh... Ya (^_^;)

We've already got a working one here anyway, no need to start completely over if we've already got a functioning forum.
It just sorta needs a make over I guess.
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Re: This Forum... Man it Needs Some Help

Post by Rollerman109 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:53 am

You still need permission to modify it.
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