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jema
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 4:20 pm    Post subject: Forum category order  Reply with quote    

I do not think we put our best foot forward with the "General" forum category at the top, people flip through web sites when surfing and you need to get them hooked in the first few lines of the page.

So what should be the top forum category?

jema

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

How about this order:
Projects
Wild Food
Food, Cooking and Processing
General
Downsizing
Value Added Facts

jema
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can only be better

jema

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Give it a go and see

sean
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks better, I think. It shows off the more attractive/content richer bits of the forums. Not that the finance etc bits aren't important, but they don't grab most people's eyes.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup, looks OK

Bugs



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Only just noticed this thread - but noticed the rearrangement of the forums the moment I logged in. Definitely much better, though I don't think it was bad to have had the other bits near the top to begin with as people were trying to find out what it was all about.

Only other suggestion is that this particular section "Site Guidelines, Announcements etc) should be a little more prominent within its section, as peopl might turn up, think hmmm interesting site...wonder if I can ask a question/join in etc and having this more visible might make it look more friendly?

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I wonder if we should create a new section with just the Site guide line forum in it and put it right at the top?

jema

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Bugs



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sure, I do rather like the "concrete" stuff near the top (the projects etc).

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Not sure, I do rather like the "concrete" stuff near the top (the projects etc).


hence the idea of just a single forum in the new category so we lose a minimum of the concrete stuff. Not certain myself on this one.

jema

Bugs



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah, I see. Can we try it and see how it looks? I@m off to bed in a moment though!

jema
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bugs wrote:
Ah, I see. Can we try it and see how it looks? I@m off to bed in a moment though!


I will try tomorrow. It will need a little thought and I am also tired.

jema

sean
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 04 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Could you put up a new section at the top called 'Introduction' say. Shove in the reasons for the existence of the site, a bit about its ethos, and the FAQ. Oh, and the mission statement. Then lock it.

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