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Question: Which forum changes would you like  (Voting closed: January 19, 2006, 03:12:48 PM)
Merge all FB and QB forums and add post icons - 16 (45.7%)
Merge all FB and QB forums and do not add post icons - 4 (11.4%)
Do not merge FB and QB forums, but do add post icons - 6 (17.1%)
Do not merge the forums and do not add post icons - 9 (25.7%)
Total Voters: 34

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« on: January 18, 2006, 03:12:48 PM »

http://forum.qbasicnews.com/viewtopic.php?t=11299

Basically some users have raised the idea to merge the qb and fb subforums into one group of subforums.  This would reduce the number of forums people have to look through and make sure more people see a post and don't just get tired of looking through every forum.  I agree with these thoughts, but I'm going to let the general forum population decide.

Also, the point was raised as to how we would distinguish between Fb and Qb posts.  A post icon mod was brought up and some seem to like it while others don't.  You can see examples of this mod at www.fbtk.net (I just put it in, so it's not all forums, but I filled the spam and general forums with them).  Again I am letting the users vote on this.

The vote will last for about a week, depending on whether votes are still coming or they seem to be done.  When the voting is over, the results will be what happens to this forum.  You may also respond with ideas on this subject here or in the other thread.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 04:54:41 PM »

I like the idea of merging them together....and icons are purrty...lol.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 04:56:48 PM »

What exactly do you mean with "mergeall" forums?

There would still be separate Newbie help/Programming help
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 04:59:27 PM »

The way I read yt it would be something like:

QB an FB section:

QB/FB News

QB/FB Help

etc etc...
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 05:26:12 PM »

Exactly as MystikShadows described it.  You'd have a general forum that would be both for QB and FB, a projects, etc.  It's not just going to be one big forum for it all.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006, 06:07:42 PM »

Better safe than sorry ^^. My vote is cast,
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2006, 07:02:24 PM »

I like the forum as it is, merging wouldnt be bad but I deffinatly dont like the post icons idea.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2006, 07:39:28 PM »

Maybe if PhpBB allowed subforums....
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2006, 07:47:51 PM »

what's wrong with the "view post since last visit" search? it works pretty well for me
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2006, 07:50:19 PM »

as long as there is a way to identify a qbasic post BEFORE clicking it, I don't care. Otherwise I will answer all coding questions with freebasic since I don't even have qb to test it with. Tongue
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« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2006, 08:23:27 PM »

I like the idea of merging the forums and of the post icons. However, good luck on getting some people to use the post icons...don't forget that some people just don't know how to read. :roll:
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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2006, 09:23:59 PM »

I think this post is important, so i'll just use the IMPORTANT! icon for it.

Post content:
"HELP ME PLIZ!!!1"
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2006, 10:59:50 PM »

Quote from: "Kevin_theprogrammer"
Maybe if PhpBB allowed subforums....


We're looking to have less forums to read through rather than more forums/subforums.

Quote from: "marzecTM"
what's wrong with the "view post since last visit" search? it works pretty well for me


This site would still have all the forums to choose from.  Why have so many when so few of them (especially the qb sections) get posts regularly.  This would make the site appear less intimidating and easier to get through along with making forums not look so dead.

Quote from: "NecrosIhsan"
I like the idea of merging the forums and of the post icons. However, good luck on getting some people to use the post icons...don't forget that some people just don't know how to read. :roll:


I can make a default icon that says "I am a moron" for people that don't choose an icon.  Maybe if people were to not read the "I am a moron" posts, others would get the idea that you have to actually do something right if you want a response.  Or moderators could change it.

Quote from: "Z!re"
I think this post is important, so i'll just use the IMPORTANT! icon for it.

Post content:
"HELP ME PLIZ!!!1"


As I mentioned before, we can block users from using certain icons.  Right now the only icons I can see using are QB, FB and some only the admins would be able to use.  Things like "READ ME" and "ANNOUNCEMENT" on FBTK are only able to be used by Admin.  The same would apply here.  If people wanted more icons, we could then expand them to be able to be used everywhere, but never would things as vague as "Important" be an icon.
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« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2006, 01:17:47 AM »

I like the ideas too.
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« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2006, 04:44:58 AM »

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