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General forum organization

Post by Hirazi Blue » 04 Jun 2009, 14:10

Let's start a thread on the way this forum should be structured...

The first thing that springs to mind when glancing at the way it's structured now,
is that there obviously have to be some other download sections in addition to the ICE downloads...
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Re: General forum organization

Post by testuser » 04 Jun 2009, 14:28

...yes..! that´s true...as the structure is not jet completed, just make suggesgtions ;)

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Re: General forum organization

Post by Hirazi Blue » 04 Jun 2009, 14:56

Well, it all depends on answering one question: does the download-forum have to be functional or complete? What I mean by this is the following: "render tree compounds" would deserve their own little niche in download-land, but I have seen hardly any "render tree compounds" online, ever since they were introduced with version 7.
But well, here goes (to have something to debate):
- compiled plug-ins
- ICE compounds
- RT compounds
- scripts
- written tutorials (as I would imagine, hosting video tutorials is out of the question)

All of these categories (except maybe the RT compounds-section) could easily be split up into subcategories on the basis of their (intended) functionality... But that might be overkill...

To begin with the five subcategories suggested above should suffice. And Forum-categories that do not work can eventually even be closed again... (Never be afraid of drastic change!!!)
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Re: General forum organization

Post by owei » 04 Jun 2009, 15:39

I think, this will be OK for me...as I has to install the download mod, these structures will be installed..

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Re: General forum organization

Post by Taros » 04 Jun 2009, 17:06

Don't forget "Materials", it's a own section. And the "FX-Tree" or "Compositing", what would be better, I guess.

And one point: I think "Modeling" ist the right notation, not "Modelling". :)

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Re: General forum organization

Post by Hirazi Blue » 05 Jun 2009, 14:01

Highly debatable, I'm sure: wouldn't it be nice to add a forum for all those Modders/Mod Tool Users out there?
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Re: General forum organization

Post by Taros » 05 Jun 2009, 16:48

Hirazi Blue wrote:Highly debatable, I'm sure: wouldn't it be nice to add a forum for all those Modders/Mod Tool Users out there?
Oh yes, of course! 8-) Done!
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Re: General forum organization

Post by Taros » 05 Jun 2009, 19:43

@owei:
Maybe one point: The links in posts should have a better identification. Gray text in combination with black post-text is not optimal, currently. :)
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Re: General forum organization

Post by owei » 05 Jun 2009, 23:37

...yes..on my screen this had never been a problem but I´ve to check this on other monitors...never the less...I think there´s just one style for links...any suggestion for a link-color..?

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Re: General forum organization

Post by Hirazi Blue » 06 Jun 2009, 07:45

Silly idea: why not "elevate" the "gallery"-bar to become the right side of the header? At least until a final header has been chosen. The way the gallery is placed now, right under the header and not aligned "properly" darkens the top of the page too much in my opinion...
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Re: General forum organization

Post by owei » 06 Jun 2009, 09:34

@hirazi
...well...the alignment shows up to be a problem in firefox. try opening in IE ;-)
The darkening aspect is correct. I can leave the bg-color as it is and do not use the black one.
I won´t put the gallery into the banner, because it has not i´ts full width. The gallery should at least fill mostly the full width containing with up to 10 links...

this header is "hardcoded" for now...wold be great if someone could write a little script to automate the task of changing content of the gallery...

thanks..!

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Re: General forum organization

Post by owei » 06 Jun 2009, 11:49

...I will reoganize the upper area of the board, means, that some info or menues should be taken to somewhere else to free some space...perhaps near the footer or something..any suggesgtions..?

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Re: General forum organization

Post by Hirazi Blue » 06 Jun 2009, 18:38

The "new" gallery-background looks much better now... :)
About coding the gallery: did you already look for readily-available mods to this board?
(BTW I'm an Opera-afficionado)
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Re: General forum organization

Post by owei » 06 Jun 2009, 18:49

...yes, hirazi, but I didn´t found anything appropriate for this kind of "problem"...

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Re: General forum organization

Post by Hirazi Blue » 06 Jun 2009, 18:51

What should said script be able to do exactly??? :?:
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Re: General forum organization

Post by owei » 06 Jun 2009, 21:08

...well...as you ask..I think I have to think about that on more time... ;)