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rappo 10-19-2008 02:49 PM

New forum structure
 
Several members raised the issue of too many forums and sub-forums on the site, so we went ahead and merged a lot of them. Below is a current list of the forum hierarchy and the changes that have been made. If you have any other suggestions feel free to let us know:

<pre>GTAGaming
Announcements & Updates
Feedback (merged Report an Error)

Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto IV
Multiplayer
Tips, Cheats & Strategies
Music, Culture & Easter Eggs
Troubleshooting & Technology
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (merged sub-forum)
Grand Theft AUto: Liberty City Stories (merged sub-forums)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (merged sub-forums)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Vice City Online
Grand Theft Auto III
General Grand Theft Auto (merged Stunting forum)
Modifications (merged sub-forums)

Off Topic & Unrelated
Video Games Chat
Media & Entertainment (merged sub-forums and Technical Support forum)
Off Topic & Unrelated
Crap Shack
GTAGaming Hall of Shame (and Very Little Fame)
Creative Expression (merged only two sub-forums)
Requests & Assistance
Portfolios
Free Your Mind!
Website Advertising</pre>

Nite 10-19-2008 03:55 PM

Looks good

My only suggestion is to add the "Help" sub forum back to "modifications" so its not mixed in with WIP and REL, gonna be alot of activity thier when GTA4 hits PC.

rappo 10-19-2008 04:00 PM

If that's the case then I'll do it at that time. To be honest our forums haven't been too big on the modding scene since 2004, so we'll just see what happens when the time comes.

Thundercracker 10-19-2008 07:13 PM

I really like the layout you've constructed there. I put my vote on it unless something better comes along.

Is the VCO forum necessary?

FireFox2 10-19-2008 07:17 PM

rappo's plan looks good, I think it looks attractive, and makes sinse. tbh..I was fearfull that a new plan mite flub. This would preserve the GTAg everyone knows, and be a bit more handy..good job,rappo.

Nite 10-19-2008 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rappo (Post 1887448)
If that's the case then I'll do it at that time. To be honest our forums haven't been too big on the modding scene since 2004, so we'll just see what happens when the time comes.

June 2005 actually because thats when GTASA came to PC :P and yea I can understand why modding slowed down alot, gtasa is an old game

Thundercracker 10-19-2008 08:42 PM

To be frank, modding/stunting was much better when Vice City was the latest GTA.

rappo 10-19-2008 10:09 PM

True that Olin, Vice City was the modding peak!

But anyway, as for the VCO forum, after the application is released if there isn't significant traffic there then we can decide what to do about it. It's not causing any harm by being there, so really there is no point in getting rid of it. The goal here wasn't to make as few forums as possible, it was to make relevant threads easily accessible yet still organized at the same time.

Slim Trashman 10-19-2008 10:52 PM

Everyone thanks rappo, I had input on the structure :(

rappo 10-19-2008 11:09 PM

I'm the pretty face that we need to get our collective ideas across with the public. Otherwise they would see a thread by Slim Trashman and disregard it instantly.

lillb 10-19-2008 11:11 PM

haha i think the new system looks good
and thanks slim

Slim Trashman 10-19-2008 11:59 PM

rappo you suck.

Haha thanks lillb :)

Thundercracker 10-20-2008 12:00 AM

Thanks to all of those involved in the process of making these forums better, and a little more to the guy who's doing most of the work.

Johnny-Z 10-20-2008 01:25 AM

I liked that the General Discussion forums were merged as many of those boards were hardly getting people posting in them anyway, but I kind of think that the San Andreas boards should of remained as they were in my oppinion, as there seem's to be too many stickied threads on the one San Andreas board now :P.

Just my oppinion that I thought I should point out but overall I think that the new layout looks good :).

claud3 10-20-2008 02:01 AM

Great work to all that is involved


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