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FIN-IN-RI
06-27-2005, 03:13 PM
I posed this question to WharfRat but I said what the heck I'll just post it here too..

I was thinking of making the start page for the board come up with the shout box in the middle of the page, announcements and TOS reminders above it and options for your user cp/pms, link to the mb on the left..

I dunno it's just something I saw on another site that i thought would be a really cool feature for this site.

Thoughts, criticisms?

byroan
06-27-2005, 03:43 PM
What's the other site? I'd like to see what it would look like.

FIN-IN-RI
06-27-2005, 04:10 PM
What's the other site? I'd like to see what it would look like.

Unfourtunately, you have to pay to register. I'l try to get you a screen shot in a few minutes.

FIN-IN-RI
06-27-2005, 04:20 PM
actually, check that.. here's the link:

http://www.ewnet.com/ubbthreads/index.php

on top of that I just realized this is a ubb forum.. I bet maybe vbboards don't have this feature

Muck
06-27-2005, 07:00 PM
IMO that looks ugly. It's messy. Most importantly, it wouldn't fit with what we're trying to do on the forums.

But suggestions are always welcome. :)

njfinfan
06-27-2005, 07:27 PM
I completely agree. It's too busy - finheaven is much cleaner and easier to navigate. But, like Muck said, we appreciate the suggestions, as always.

FIN-IN-RI
06-27-2005, 08:28 PM
That's cool.. Just wanted to share my thought. :)

FIN-IN-RI
06-27-2005, 08:31 PM
I completely agree. It's too busy - finheaven is much cleaner and easier to navigate. But, like Muck said, we appreciate the suggestions, as always.


EWNet is very easy to navigate and is just as clean looking as finheaven. All you have to do is click on Forum Listing to navigate through the various forums. ;)

njfinfan
06-27-2005, 08:34 PM
No problem Fin. It just looks too busy and too hard to navigate to me. But thanks for the suggestion and keep them coming. We always value comments and suggestions from our members. :)


EWNet is very easy to navigate. All you have to do is click on Forum Listing to navigate through the various forums. ;)

Martel
06-29-2005, 03:41 AM
God you guys didn't have to be such dicks he was just making a suggestion! ;)

TerryTate
06-29-2005, 03:48 AM
God you guys didn't have to be such dicks he was just making a suggestion! ;)

Who was being a dick?

njfinfan
06-29-2005, 06:16 AM
I thought we were very polite and welcoming. We encourage everyone to make suggestions to better improve this site.

P4E
06-29-2005, 02:50 PM
I saw your winking smiley, Martel, so you're okay and we're calling back the hit team we dispatched to find you. But the fatwah against R.I. stands; -- anyone offering a suggestion is implicitly criticizing us and therefore must die.:D

We really only provide the suggestions forum as bait so we can catch the malcontents.;)

P4E
06-29-2005, 03:16 PM
Seriously, in regard to this suggestion...

The philosophy that's driven the design of the front page here differs from the approach at the other site linked in this thread (ewnet.com). Their front page is very "site-centric"; -- they use a lot of prime space to focus on the mechanics of their site instead of the site's topic, electronic whatever. (I'm actually at a bit of a loss to say precisely what the site's about, because their front page is so caught-up in site mechanics as opposed to the topic area that's the very reason for their existence. Their raison d'etre (sp?), as the frogs would say.)

FinHeaven is a site centered on information about Dolphins football. Thus, we try to offer a visitor the most up-to-date info available on that subject right in front of them upon entry to the site. And we try not to let the front page get too busy beyond that.

The notion of getting more information about the TOS in front of the forum visitors (without being too imposing or distracting) is certainly a worthy suggestion, and it's actually something we've kicked around a lot among the staff. Maybe we should revisit that and see if some adjustments would make sense.

In any case, R.I., thanks for having the potential improvement of this site in your thoughts even as you're surfing elsewhere. It means you want the site to be as good as it can be, and the fact that we all share that objective is a sweet thing. Ain't it?:)

RWhitney014
06-29-2005, 03:29 PM
I saw your winking smiley, Martel, so you're okay and we're calling back the hit team we dispatched to find you. But the fatwah against R.I. stands; -- anyone offering a suggestion is implicitly criticizing us and therefore must die.:D

We really only provide the suggestions forum as bait so we can catch the malcontents.;)

You are one tough cookie. :lol:

njfinfan
06-29-2005, 04:01 PM
I missed the winking smiley - didn't even see it. Sorry Martel. I agree with P4E, although he makes a more eloquent argument about site design.

FIN-IN-RI
06-29-2005, 07:13 PM
Seriously, in regard to this suggestion...

The philosophy that's driven the design of the front page here differs from the approach at the other site linked in this thread (ewnet.com). Their front page is very "site-centric"; -- they use a lot of prime space to focus on the mechanics of their site instead of the site's topic, electronic whatever. (I'm actually at a bit of a loss to say precisely what the site's about, because their front page is so caught-up in site mechanics as opposed to the topic area that's the very reason for their existence. Their raison d'etre (sp?), as the frogs would say.)

FinHeaven is a site centered on information about Dolphins football. Thus, we try to offer a visitor the most up-to-date info available on that subject right in front of them upon entry to the site. And we try not to let the front page get too busy beyond that.

The notion of getting more information about the TOS in front of the forum visitors (without being too imposing or distracting) is certainly a worthy suggestion, and it's actually something we've kicked around a lot among the staff. Maybe we should revisit that and see if some adjustments would make sense.

In any case, R.I., thanks for having the potential improvement of this site in your thoughts even as you're surfing elsewhere. It means you want the site to be as good as it can be, and the fact that we all share that objective is a sweet thing. Ain't it?:)

Hey P4E! Great explanation... Much appreciated :)

Anywho, I wasn't suggestiong that FinHeaven take the exact format or details of the entry page (to the message board NOT the home page, just to clarify) to the EWnet forums but more or less, for you guys/gals to finheavenicize it ;). I have the picture of it in my mind and I thought it would be cool and add more of a communial feel for the FinHeaven community.. :)

Criticism was welcomed guys, thanks :). I'll keep the suggestions comming! Maybe one will stick! :wink:

Martel
07-01-2005, 02:29 AM
Who was being a dick?


No, come on, I was obviously being sarcastic. You guys were very cool and welcoming to the suggestion. Another reason why Finheaven is the best football site on the interweb!!

FinHeavenAJ
07-01-2005, 07:35 AM
LOL - We know, we were just kidding man. No worries :cool:

Philter25
07-01-2005, 09:48 AM
Another thing.... would you really want the shoutbox open and on the main page?

I know that when I sign on, the first thing I want to read is "I just farted" in the middle of the page. :lol:

TerryTate
07-01-2005, 02:35 PM
Another thing.... would you really want the shoutbox open and on the main page?

I know that when I sign on, the first thing I want to read is "I just farted" in the middle of the page. :lol:

Amen to that...

The shoutbox isnt exactly our bread and butter ;)

RWhitney014
07-01-2005, 02:55 PM
I still don't completely understand the concept of a shoutbox.

byroan
07-01-2005, 06:31 PM
I still don't completely understand the concept of a shoutbox.

I use it as a place to post things that don't deserve a thread.

Jimmy James
07-02-2005, 07:46 PM
I use it as a place to post things that don't deserve a thread.

Can you give us an example, or is "I just farted" as suggested by others about the speed of it?

Jimmy James
07-02-2005, 07:47 PM
We really only provide the suggestions forum as bait so we can catch the malcontents.;)

You haven't caught me yet!


Darn. Never mind. Next time, I won't boast so quickly. Doh.


:D