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Offline raqes

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A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« on: 18 January 2014 01:42:36 »
Hello everyone,
I'll be making as the title suggests a big list with alot of suggestions and improvements regarding the Paradise Minecraft: forums, server and advertising.

Forum
Regarding the forums, I think a big cleanup needs to be done. At the moment we got loads of forums (In total 24 of which 6 are archives).
A big number of them are never used or a contain little to none posts: "commands guides & help", "birthdays" etc.
These kind of forums can be easily combined to one forum. This is kinda hard to explain but I made a forum sample to make it more clear: http://testbuild.netii.net/
You don't need a dozen of different category's, that will only make it unorganized. Admins can post command guides and help in stickies. Screenshots can be placed in discussion. Birthdays can be posted in discussion etc.
The sample I made is a lot more organized. I combined the creative and survival server into one catergory (vanilla). This is because survival and creative both separated don't get that much attention and compared to FTB has far less server activity (that changed lately though because of people waiting for monster.) Combining these two will make the forums a little bit more active. In my opinion the theme of the current forum/software is outdated and boring aswell.
So changing that will be a good idea.
With a more professional looking forum people will be motivated more to join the server.
(more to follow)

Advertising
Regarding advertising for FTB we should use the FTB forum heavily for advertising.
Bump that thread alot and post it in the whitelist application (other) section not graylist.
http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/forum/whitelist-servers.102/
just state in the post that people can take a look around if they want.
Somehow the whitelist category of FTB forums gets more attention.
I think we can get alot of new players for the FTB server.
« Last Edit: 18 January 2014 01:53:11 by raqes »

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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #1 on: 18 January 2014 02:53:01 »
I like the example forum you linked.

I have encountered a few occasions when I've wanted to post something but not been too clear about which board it should go to..
Simplifying things would make it a lot tidier, and clearer for new applicants.

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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #2 on: 18 January 2014 10:48:52 »
I agree the forum become a bit bewildering over the years, I have been thinking of late to clean it up.

I will put some time in coming up with a new structure.

As for the theme if anyone can edit smf theme and can help please let me know.

I will see about getting the forum thread on the FTB forum move to the whitelist section.

If any one has any more suggestions then pleases feel free to post
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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #3 on: 19 February 2014 13:42:43 »
Someday I hope I could move mountains!  O:-)
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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #4 on: 14 March 2014 14:20:45 »
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Advertising
Regarding advertising for FTB we should use the FTB forum heavily for advertising.
Bump that thread alot and post it in the whitelist application (other) section not graylist.
http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/forum/whitelist-servers.102/
just state in the post that people can take a look around if they want.
Somehow the whitelist category of FTB forums gets more attention.
I think we can get alot of new players for the FTB server.

This was posted a while ago, and I consider it now needed more than ever..
Out of the 15+ most recent people to join the server, not a single one took the initiative to apply first, and had to be told what to do.
Admittedly there isn't a "How to apply" board at spawn yet, and the need to apply is (I assume) noted on the server adverts, however moving the adverts to the whitelist section of the forums (The Monster thread of which has become very popular recently) would attract a more discerning crowd..

http://forum.feed-the-beast.com/forum/whitelist-servers.136/

The advert itself could probably use a bit of an overhaul too. Bring it up to date, make it a bit more colourful..  An actual advert!

We've gotten a couple of decent players out of an influx of about 20.
Something must need to change..
« Last Edit: 14 March 2014 14:23:53 by Anteralos »

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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #5 on: 14 March 2014 14:39:00 »
With being a graylist server we keep the users with in the local community and not spread over 2 or 3 forums.

Also I think we get a better calibre of user as they take the time to sign up.

we could move to the whitelist section but that means we have to keep a check on 2 forums. Yes that is possible.

One solution is to move to whitelist but user from the FTB forums will be on 1 week probation as such. They have to join the forum after 1 week?
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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #6 on: 14 March 2014 15:02:53 »
The new users don't have to apply in the thread of the Feed-The-Beast forum in the whitelist section.
You can tell them that they have to register on the forum to apply and post in the whitelist section to get whitelisted.
This is also a great filter system and will prevent newcomers just coming online and asking what to do.
They will have to go to this forum, register and write a whitelist app.

Also the voting link (in purple) on the server. Isn't clickable.
« Last Edit: 14 March 2014 15:04:58 by raqes »

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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #7 on: 14 March 2014 15:18:58 »
OK paged edited

I am asking for us to be moved now!
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Re: A big list of suggestions and improvements.
« Reply #8 on: 14 March 2014 15:28:07 »
Awesome I'll be working on the banner, so you can put on the serverlister/on top of the FTB forum thread.

 

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