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PostSubject: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:28 pm

Well as I explained in my introduction, I too engineered a Combat Arms forum, but it didn't work out too well. So, I'm joining you guys, and hoping I can help out in anyway possible (I'll do some advertisment [AKA spamming the servers... Just kidding] and what not next time I get on).

My forum had been mostly finished, and it had many more boards than this one. Here are ALL the suggestions for categories and boards for this forum, so it'll attract more people. I'll add more if I can think of any as time goes on. If you already have any of these, I'm just copying my entire old forum, so just ignore the ones that you already have.

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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS -
1. News and Announcements
2. Important Info

GENERAL DISCUSSION -
1. Introductions
2. Media Discussion (sub-boards: News, TV, Books, Music, Video Games, Movies)
3. Off-Topic Board (post count is dis-abled, spam is not allowed)

COMBAT ARMS DISCUSSION -
1. Weapon/Equipment Discussion (sub-boards: Assault Rifles, Sub-Machine Guns, Shotguns, Sniper Rifles, Light Machine Guns, Pistols, Explosives and Secondaries, Equipment)
2. Map Discussion
3. "What Does the Future Hold?" (talk about possible new updates/patches to the games that have or haven't been confirmed yet [or you can predict your own] )

CLAN DISCUSSION (if this gets big, we should try to host tournaments and allow clans to come here and recruit/find matches with one another)
1. Clan Recruitment
2. Clan Matching
3. Tournaments

CREATIVITY CENTER (if the imaginative, like myself)
1. Tales from the Foxhole (members can talk about their epic fights on the battlefield)
2. Funny Stories (members can talk about funny stories they've had in Combat Arms)
3. Fan Fiction (members can make up their own Combat Arms/forum stories [this gets interesting])

FORUM MANAGEMENT
1. Forum Suggestions?
2. Complaints?
3. Report-A-User (members can report other members who are breaking rules, if they have proof)
4. Questions?
5. Staff Lounge (for moderators, staff, and admins only)
6. Trash Bin (this really isn't necessary, but if new members just want to see what we used to talk about, they come here [we move all dead threads to this board, and disable post count] )

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So that's all I've got for now. I'll be adding in anything when I think of them. Also, one last suggestion, just for the fun of it: Every good forum/site I've ever been to (well some at least) have had a mythical and mysterious creature that haunts the forums. E.G. Bungie.net = Soffish; Podtacular = Nay Nay.

I think we should make up a forum creature that will haunt the forums and make members ask "Whoa, that was wierd... Maybe it was <insert name here>"

It's an interesting and funny thing to have. We could have it as a reserved name so only a staff member could register an account and make sudden appearances on the forum, only to disappear a few moments later (delete account, then remake whenever necessary, or at least hide it from all other members' views).

I'll post a seperate thread about that, and you guys can give suggestions for names (if it's OK with you guys, of course =P).

So anyway, that's all I've got for now. Hope you guys consider any or all of these board ideas!

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:48 pm

Seems like a good layout. I'll get right on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:51 pm

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Seems like a good layout. I'll get right on it.

...And your thoughts on the forum creature? Huh... Huh? :cyclops:

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:01 pm

You can attempt to do that. -.-

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:31 am

lol little forum creature

lol got one i call him....

BENDER!!

.....what? he was already taken????? Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:07 pm

Great ideas ghost! I look forward to seeing that layout put into place!

Oh and by the way...I think the forum creature's name should be Max
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:10 pm

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Great ideas ghost! I look forward to seeing that layout put into place!

Oh and by the way...I think the forum creature's name should be Max

Meh, it needs to be something like "Grelkin" (my old forum creature) or "Nay Nay" (Podtacular forum creature), or "Soffish" (Bungie forum creature).

There can be only one of these creatures in existence, and they have strange powers that no others possess. Little is known about these creatures, and more and more information is found on them everyday.

The forum creature makes random appearances on the forums, and then disappears once again. Few can track them, and they are shrouded in mystery :affraid:

So anyway, we need some kind of wierdo name to go with it... But Max can be it's non-scientific name...

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:23 pm

Wait... Whats a forum creature? D:!
Someone who just goes out another account, and makes random posts?
I'm confused... -.-

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:00 pm

DeathByCyanide wrote:
Wait... Whats a forum creature? D:!
Someone who just goes out another account, and makes random posts?
I'm confused... -.-

It's supposed to leave all other members in confusion of what this forum creature is. It's a creative thing, that people just like to mess around with. In reality, it's just someone that made the account and randomly decides to make an appearance on different threads, by giving their "wise and all-knowing" thoughts on the subject.

If you ever have been to a forum like Bungie.net's (guys who made Halo), there's is Soffish, and it's some magical fish they made up. That probably didn't help you much. If I could demostrate it when the forum gets larger and this thread gets forgotten, then I can show you what I mean... Muhahahahahaha! :face:

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:08 pm

Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. xD
Ill think of names for it. >.<

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:43 pm

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Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. xD
Ill think of names for it. >.<

Don't strain yourself. You can't have forgotten last time what happened when you thought to hard... Right Cyanide? We don't that poor noodle of yours to implode again. There was a lot of blood, and it was hard not to laugh. Laughing

On subject: (lol, wut? Shocked) I'll make another thread in General Chat so you guys can enter a forum creature name.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:09 pm

Go for it.
Ill sticky it for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:05 am

DeathByCyanide wrote:
Go for it.
Ill sticky it for you.

And that's just what makes me feel a little bit special on these forums. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Wed Jul 30, 2008 12:02 am

It all sounds good to me, except I believe the off-topic should be either scraped or moved to the bottom, and all of the combat armsdiscussion boards should be moved to thetop following announcements and the whatnot because the first thing that shows up on a combat arms forum IS the combat arms boards. This would mostly prevent the forum turning into a chatting place rather than becoming a gaming community.

Also, its lacking a combat arms general discussion board.

I think its a great outline, it just needs minor tweeking.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:07 am

NegativeZ wrote:
It all sounds good to me, except I believe the off-topic should be either scraped or moved to the bottom, and all of the combat armsdiscussion boards should be moved to thetop following announcements and the whatnot because the first thing that shows up on a combat arms forum IS the combat arms boards. This would mostly prevent the forum turning into a chatting place rather than becoming a gaming community.

Also, its lacking a combat arms general discussion board.

I think its a great outline, it just needs minor tweeking.
You have many valid points. This will all happen within the next 10 minutes.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:20 pm

I think if the forum creature had a random quote every day that would be cool, because people would keep coming back to see what it is, and it could be posted in a different random thread every day so that people have to search alot of the forums to find it.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:28 pm

^^ Genius... Now stop speaking off it. I'm almost finished with the name for it, and I don't want many people to find out who/what it is!

And holy crap Sinister, couldn't you have done this BEFORE I went to bed last night? The forums caught a major makeover! And thanks for the input on the outline =P

The off-topic board shouldn't allow counting towards your post count, because people will just go in there spamming it up to get more posts...

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:10 pm

Ghost wrote:

The off-topic board shouldn't allow counting towards your post count, because people will just go in there spamming it up to get more posts...

~ Ghost


I'm 99.9% sure we DON'T have that option.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Boards/Categories Suggestions   Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:53 pm

DeathByCyanide wrote:
Ghost wrote:

The off-topic board shouldn't allow counting towards your post count, because people will just go in there spamming it up to get more posts...

~ Ghost


I'm 99.9% sure we DON'T have that option.

Mad Dang... We do on my forums, but they're hosted by proboards instead of Forumotion... Forummotion seems to be better in almost everything else though tongue

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