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Old 07-30-2017, 12:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I've done some minor changes, more to come, just have some gun related items to attend to
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Originally Posted by ViperJeff View Post
I've done some minor changes, more to come, just have some gun related items to attend to
Forum is already looking a lot better!!
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Originally Posted by Bluez View Post
Forum is already looking a lot better!!
A good start I hope, feel free to toss out other forum changes you would like better

And remember, I have no control over the skin
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Jeff,

Who can change the default skin?
maybe from the very dark grey to a camo pattern... but even default will do.
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Based on running large+successful forums in the past I have some more suggestions to improve clarity and ease of use:

The "General Discussion" tab in "Weapons" I would change to read:

"Firearms Discussion"

Also could rename "Long Guns" to "Rifles (Carbines etc)" or just "Rifles" (since PPL new ot this think of them as rifles rather than long guns.. long guns is a term used by people like us who are very good at firearms)

Rename " Ammunition/Reloading" to "Ammo/Reloads" ( for space reasons so the tabs list doenst look too busy)

Then reverse the order of the tabs

So first "Rifles" (what u have as Long Guns) then "Handgun" then "Ammo/Reloads" (because of what brings newbs to gun forums in order of interest ARs are hot so Rifles would be first)

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What do you think is wrong with the current skin? I have used Google Adwords in the past for many forums and it never worked out. Would be spending a ton of money and get next to nothing in new members.

I'm also thinking of changing the forum software from vBulletin to XenForo.
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Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
What do you think is wrong with the current skin? I have used Google Adwords in the past for many forums and it never worked out. Would be spending a ton of money and get next to nothing in new members.

I'm also thinking of changing the forum software from vBulletin to XenForo.
The forum skin is dark.
Dark!!

Its the opposite of what you want in a forum.

A forum needs to have a nice inviting feel to it.

Even I can sense when I have the choice of posting something elsewhere vs here it comes much easier to me to post elsewhere it looks more inviting.

As long as that default skin exists any ad campaign will have little effect.
Forums are about encouraging posting.

Everything facet of a forums design needs to support that line of effort. ..
and the dark skin does not support that.

A nice camo pattern maybe (not a real dark one) say ATACS FG or some such would make an excellent skin.

Warm + lots of green (perceived by the human brain as a friendly color)
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Originally Posted by Bluez View Post
The forum skin is dark.
Dark!!

Its the opposite of what you want in a forum.

A forum needs to have a nice inviting feel to it.

Even I can sense when I have the choice of posting something elsewhere vs here it comes much easier to me to post elsewhere it looks more inviting.

As long as that default skin exists any ad campaign will have little effect.
Forums are about encouraging posting.

Everything facet of a forums design needs to support that line of effort. ..
and the dark skin does not support that.

A nice camo pattern maybe (not a real dark one) say ATACS FG or some such would make an excellent skin.

Warm + lots of green (perceived by the human brain as a friendly color)
Where are you getting all this info? I understand that some people have different tastes as in having a white background rather then a dark background. I hear about it all the time with all my other forums and members. When I do decide to change the forum to XF, it will have 2 different color schemes, light and dark. To please everyone.
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