Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:09 AM
I am wondering if you have gotten any requests or comments about forum displays?
The reason I'm asking is that I see the need to do 1 of 2 things concerning certain forums, in particular, the HJT forum.
It's sad that not only non HJT members can't post to those threads, what's worst is that when we come to the site, we are forced to see them anyway. Last week sometime, when I was away for a few days, I logged in here, and I had 21 pages of threads. As I done the counting of the threads per page, then subtracted the duplicates that carry over to the next page, I ended up with a total of 16 HJT pages worth of threads, out of 21 pages, but actually it could have been only 5 pages if they were blocked. Now let's be honest,,, that's waayyyy too many pages a person has to sift through just to read relevant threads/posts, (One Man's Opinion)
Please, by all means explain the downfall of making a tab at the top of the page, like the other tabs, and have a HJT label, and all HJT posts go there, and no one has to even see them.
Also, please explain the downfall of not doing the above suggestion, but adding the feature inside of the members Control Panel, and in there they can put a checkmark next to every forum they don't want to see, and then save the changes, and when they load the site, those forums will no longer show up?
Although I suspect the comments/ideas will be knocked down for whatever reasons, but this is something really needed on this site.
I also remember with one of my ideas someone talked about server loads and all that stuff, but I would only guess that the calling up on many threads, which equal pages, didn't occur as a server load on both ends. And that is a fact. If threads/forums can be blocked, it would definitely be a win-win on both sides.
The site isn't slow at all, but that same someone also talked about people being on slow internet connections, and why the ideas I had wouldn't fly. This will make page loads much quicker, and at the same time, reduce the bandwidth strain, and most importantly, allow the members to see what they want to see, and not see what they don't want to see, and are not allowed to post there either.
Don't get me wrong either, I can, and will continue to be a member here and still post if you didn't do anything about this, but at the same time, it's an old worn out ordeal to have to look at (mostly) nothing but HJT posts. That's why they need to be separated from the main forum, and mainly, again, the HJT posts are the most posts that dominate this forum. So why would I want to see them and I can't contribute? I would say that is wasting people's bandwidth, and page loading time.
One Man's Opinion