Jez wrote: found that image tags don't work... which I'm now unable to remove because there's no editing function either
Snootle wrote:The functionality does need to be extended, which Tim says will happen. Hopefully he agrees to include at least some of the forum formatting functionality we're used to (image tags etc).
Certainly increasing the functionality of the comments section is something we'll be doing, hopefully in short order. It's clear that we underestimated the community's reliance on features provided by the forum software, so we'll do our best to replicate that.
Otto-matic wrote:I have another option that has kind of been brought up. How about merging the comments database into the forums, so there is actually no difference?
Essentially the comment entry bit remains on the article, but every time somebody makes a comment it gets added to the end of the forum thread as well and vice versa. Would be easier if they were the same database obviously since a copy operation wouldn't be required. Shouldn't be too hard for a competent web dev to write a transform plugin if Wordpress doesn't like the PHPBB database formatting.
As for the changing the forum thing if the article changes, don't have a blurb just have a link. You shouldn't be changing links to articles after they're posted anyway.
It's not that simple unfortunately. There is no clean way to implement a bridge between phpBB and Wordpress that doesn't result in unnecessary duplication. The previous CMS that GON was using shows clearly how difficult it is to manage forum threads that link to front page articles.
Unfortunately, sometimes it is necessary to change articles after they're posted. Sometimes they have to be pulled, edited, or held back temporarily to meet embargo deadlines. This makes managing a separate forum thread a nightmare.
Otto-matic wrote:It seems obvious to me that an overwhelming majority of the existing community wants the forum option. Currently it looks like you are giving them the finger to try bring in new people.
While the results of this poll are certainly in favour of the old system, games.on.net receives between 120,000 and 150,000 unique visitors each month. Until I see 150,000 entries in this poll saying "I prefer the old system", I won't be too quick to can this new system.
CelticAngel82 wrote:where will competitions be held? forum or the new news system?
Competitions will be held on the front page under the new news system. Competitions, again, are a great way to get people to register for the community and become a part of it.
.J.J.McLowski. wrote:**** website **** management **** ideas, seriously who thinks this is ok. on a 24inc monitor i have less than half the useage from the website. its like you must fit all on a A4 size. are you people just dumb? its the year 2012 and you are still maing webpages to fit a 17 in monitor and fit all on a A4 size screen.
can we have a LOGICAL and INTELLIGENT answer as to why you make this webpage so **** and so small and seems like such limited functionality to the original site. you did not give the site a face lift, you totaly made a new site that NO ONE Likes, since NO ONE likes alot of things are you going to FIX those things., GoN community has been around longer than iiNet douchebags so i think the community should come first.
and i think you should listen to the community and not what the iinet douchebags say
not only do the morons now use WHITE with black writing which may be fine when wrting on paper but i do NOT want to stare at ehe BRIGHT WHITE WEBPAGES akin to staring into a 100watt light. so if i get snowblindess from your website i can sue?
think about it, how stupid do u have to be not to realsie tha most have very big bright LCDs and DO NOT want o stare into the damn sun. are you people jsut complete idiots or what?
I've addressed the issue in other threads, but here's an explanation of why the site is the size it is: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=195720&p=2617272#p2617272
We have thought long and hard about the best way to sustain and grow the GON community throughout this entire process, and I hope you'll trust that we're doing this because we want to see it continue.