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Discussion in 'Website Support/Help' started by Rowtard, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    So its been discussed that the forum needs a little reworking structure wise. Please use this thread as a suggestion box as to what you think we should change it to. Nothing is going to be changed until we have a final layout in mind however.
     
  2. Grappler

    Grappler <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Why not just shorten the list of makes and models of cars to just the make of the car that way the list is smaller and there is less clutter and no car is left out.
     
  3. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Thats kind of the feeling I had too, and maybe expand them in sub forums when we are large enough to deem it necessary.
     
  4. Grappler

    Grappler <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    That or just give them each a couple of sub forums like...

    Subaru-
    -Technical Help
    -Mods/upgrades
    Nissan-
    -Technical Help
    -Mods/Upgrades

    Then have a global Subforum for Universal things like wheels,paint,shiftknobs,pictures,videos,build threads etc etc...

    That way you can still have sub forums for individual makes but still be able to have a place for other things that can apply to all cars such as "where is a good place to paint my subanishonyota?"
     
  5. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Do it like 7club? Techincal, non technical?

    I like the idea of the global universal forums. It makes more sense than breaking them up for every car in my opinion, and keeps things looking full.

    We are for sure pulling the lounge forum out of every car subforum and making it a global forum.
     
  6. Grappler

    Grappler <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Yeah kind of like 7club maybe even just simplify it to Technical and Other for each family of makes and then the Global Universal forum w/subforums
     
  7. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Hows this:

    Garage Geek Business
    -News/Announcements
    -Suggestion Box

    General
    -Intros
    -The Lounge
    -Spottings
    -Events
    -Project cars
    -Multimedia

    Sponsors

    Car Section

    Audi
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    BMW
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    General Motors
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Honda
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Mazda
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Nissan
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Subaru
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Toyota
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Volkswagen
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Volvo
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
     
  8. Grappler

    Grappler <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Me rikey :p
     
  9. 1Kris06

    1Kris06 Member

    maybe make group buys, for sale, wanted into one general thread (per manufacturer OR site VS per model)
     
  10. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    oh derp i forgot for sale stuff

    Garage Geek Business
    -News/Announcements
    -Suggestion Box

    General
    -Intros
    -The Lounge
    -Spottings
    -Events
    -Project cars
    -Multimedia

    Sponsors

    Car Section

    Audi
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    BMW
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    General Motors
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Honda
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Mazda
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Nissan
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Subaru
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Toyota
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Volkswagen
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical
    Volvo
    -Technical
    -Non-Technical

    Classifieds
    -For Sale
    -Want To Buy
    -Group Buys
     
  11. derp

    derp New Member

    my suggestion still stands, structure it kinda like eurowerks.
     
  12. Gdschaf

    Gdschaf New Member

    i say don't even divide it up
    have an off topic thing for everyone
    a technical spot
    diys and how toos
    shit like that, we don't need to really split it up by make and model and such
     
  13. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Joelle wants the forum to be a go to type of thing when you are looking for car help/advice. So it needs to be easy to navigate and easy to find what you need, thus why its so divided up at the moment. We really need to find a balance between the two, being divided up, and everything together.

    My two cents was that we should make it more generalized at this point since the forum is just starting out. That was the forum looks nice and full and its easier for us to grow together, rather than all divided up into subforums. Then later down the road, when its needed, we could divide it back up if need be.
     
  14. 1Kris06

    1Kris06 Member

    wouldn't it be easier to leave it all divided up as it is now? otherwise after making everything 'general' it will need to be sorted through and placed accordingly when we divide it back up at a later point.
     
  15. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    True, but most people are going to see the forum as it is now, and either say what a fustercluck or what a dead forum lol

    I mean by all means we could leave it as it is, but I don't think theres even enough of a car scene to fill these sections up. I mean how many 240Z's do you see running around?
     
  16. derp

    derp New Member

    one or two.


    I still have no audi love :(
    there's Coupe Quattro,
    V8 Quattro
    80
    90
    A3
    A4
    A5
    A6
    A8
    R8
    TT

    etc. :D
     
  17. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Joelle has been super busy with work this weekend so she hasnt had time to mess with the forum stuff.
     
  18. derp

    derp New Member

    eetz okay.

    i'mma jus sayyin.
     
  19. Rowtard

    Rowtard <font color="#EF77A6">Super Moderator</font>

    Shes already communicated though that nothing is going to change until we have a forum layout decided on for sure because its a pain to change it around.
     
  20. derrian

    derrian Administrator Staff Member

    Some Audis have been added for you Brett :) Post away!
     

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