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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by MPG187 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:26 am

I need quick reply, active topic listing, and stuff like that...

Are the 2000 members there active?
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by ric323 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:48 am

MP]G187 wrote:I need quick reply,
Included in 3.0.6, but I don't "need" it.
active topic listing
Been there all along, but enable/disable control now works correctly in 3.0.6

Are the 2000 members there active?
Like most boards I've been on, about half are.
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by stevemaury » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:56 am

Those two MODs you "need" are included in the 3.0.6 you don't want to upgrade to.
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by MPG187 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:57 am

I need quick reply. And the on in 3.06 is not as good was the mod one I have. And it should have had it in 3.04.

I mean an active topic listing on the index page.

And I wish I could get half my members active. I have about 50 members and only 2 are active.

I am planning on upgrading but can't get around to it.
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by HGN » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:20 am

So you're having 20 styles for only 2 users and you require them all and that is keeping you from updating? :shock:

Active members depend more on content of the board than on the styles and mods that are installed.

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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by KevC » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:01 am

I agree. 20 styles for 2 people is mad. Pick one and stick with it.

Also if you have only 2 people on the board you have to take a step back and seriously look at what you have and decide why it's not working. You have nothing really unique. You've got forums on xbox etc and windows and music. It's nothing that isn't on 3 million other boards so you need to work out how you can get it to work better. Also because you have that active topics bit at the top, you have to scroll down half the screen to actually get to any forums you want to post in. I think that's actually hindering the use of your board.

Finally I agree with the other guys about MODs. I have 4000 members on a board with no MODs. You add things that are useful to the people you have on the board right now, not because you think they might attract people in.
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by efficacious » Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:13 pm

I never said that you shouldn't have mods.. I simply said its easiest to update a board without mods on it.

If your worried, you can simply create another board and use it to update and add mods before hand. Then simply copy the finished board over to your live directory. Or you can just install your mods and carefully go though the update features that assist you with updating a modded board. Those are pretty much your only two options unless you plan on paying somone to do it for you.
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by MPG187 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:22 pm

I only updates the mods the active users are using, but if new members join and use a certain theme it's hard to keep up...

My forum is a one stop for everything. If you only are there for XBox then you can just post in that section.

The active topics listing does go on top of the board listing, I am used to it. I understand others may not be, but I want to have the active topics shown. Maybe there is a way to make it take less space or something....

It's hard enough to attract members with mods, so it would be harder without. And I don't wanna exclude certain topics because there is no section for them...
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by HGN » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:37 pm

All right. Good luck then!
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by MPG187 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:09 am

I am asking this to evaluate the site not to recruit members: Do you wanna join? If no, why not?
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by Cpt. Blackbeard » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:37 am

Very few in here will want to join yours or any other site posted here, we have our own Forums and already frequent the others that interest us, like this one. But to answer what you really want to know, I have never found a Forum by accident, there is always something I'm interested in that draws me to look for them, and it is truly content and users that determine if I stay.

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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by MPG187 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:13 am

My forum covers lots of things so everyone should want to join. You are using a computer to type this, so that alone is reason enough, is it not?

I know I have joined forums I found here and have had others do the same.
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by Cpt. Blackbeard » Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:57 am

No it's not enough reason, I have no desire to join a computer Forum. Right now I have no desire to join anyones Forum, but if I do it will be because I developed a need and it met it. Part of that need will always be the people already there, if I won't mesh I won't join.

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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by KevC » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:45 am

MPG187 wrote:My forum covers lots of things so everyone should want to join.
Forums about general stuff often are not successful.

Think about the forums you're a member of. They're probably about something specific. A subject where you have or want specialist knowledge and you want to talk to people with the same interest. For instance, what would someone google in order to find your site? The domain name doesn't really mean anything. If they're looking for (for example) xbox they'll find thousands of bigger dedicated sites before they hit yours, likewise any other individual subject that your board is about.

You need to think about why you want the board and what service you want to provide with it and if you want to give that to hundreds or thousands of members and how you're going to attract them.

For me, personally, I don't like the style and I don't like the active topics bit because it means scrolling down a screen to see the forums.
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Re: Prevent user from editing their posts

Post by MPG187 » Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:34 pm

Cpt. Blackbeard wrote:but if I do it will be because I developed a need and it met it.
My forums meets all needs...
what would someone google in order to find your site?
Anything, since my forum has to do with everything it would be related to more searches.
For me, personally, I don't like the style and I don't like the active topics bit because it means scrolling down a screen to see the forums.
I believe you can turn it off.
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