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Old 07-25-2007   #31
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afterfl0w, just a quick question, you seem to want very big changes to the site, some good ideas and all, but how long have you been checking this site? Were you around in the edge days and stuff, this forums colour scheme is based upon that and the main site hasn't changed it's design that much in years, yes some things need to be sorted out, updated, cleared up, etc but it's proven to be a winning formula. Changing a few things is good, but a total rehaul of the site will just seem awkward for those of us who have been around for a long time. I'm not saying you have bad ideas, infact most are great, but scrapping the sites look and colour scheme seems drastic.
I think you're clinging onto the old site a bit much. I've been checking since the Vice City promotional sites started coming out (kentpaul.com), but I don't think that should matter too much.

What this site needs, is a little bit of change of direction. They asked for ideas, and I gave them. It is a winning formula, but it's the same formula as every other site. Now, wouldn't it be great if the site overcame other GTA fan sites, in more than just having more visitors? An up-to-date design would be one of these things that helps it in leaps and bounds above the rest. The good community is already here, and it's one of the things I've always liked about GTAGaming. The color scheme is fine though, it's a classic thing and it matches. The main site layout needs cleaning up though, and that's the main thing I was going for.

I don't intend my ideas to be things that, if used, completely change the site from GTAGaming, to GTA INFORMATION CORP, removing anything personal from the site. In fact, having the content on the site, the opinions, the readings, being MORE personal, makes the site so much more down to earth and fun to read.

Change is good, change is great, and the site growing is also a good thing.

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Old 07-25-2007   #32
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Change is progress , you know what they say in video games.. " gamers know what happens if you stand still to long "
Just don't throw out the good stuff , is all I'm saying.
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What you're saying, I don't have anything against it, but I don't see what's wrong with the current layout, maybe just expand the resolution and get rid of a few liust things like Latest Headlines (Since they are all already displayed on the page) and latest files added (since Mods haven't been updated in ages), just tweaking small things like that so people know it's the same website but with improvements. As for hard to find stuff, I don't find anything hard or confusing about the current layout. The User submitted content sounds good though, kind of like Picture Of The Day kind of thing, but with short articles and reviews too.
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What you're saying, I don't have anything against it, but I don't see what's wrong with the current layout, maybe just expand the resolution and get rid of a few liust things like Latest Headlines (Since they are all already displayed on the page) and latest files added (since Mods haven't been updated in ages), just tweaking small things like that so people know it's the same website but with improvements. As for hard to find stuff, I don't find anything hard or confusing about the current layout. The User submitted content sounds good though, kind of like Picture Of The Day kind of thing, but with short articles and reviews too.
ok , you both sound like your saying change but not all of it . Some of the new looks are nice so just be carefull an keep that which is helping the forum , tbh the current lay-out is popular now with prospective members i've talked to.
I hear all the time how GTAgaming is coming back bigger than before and none of it has a thing to do with having a new color scheme , just little suggestion mainly.
most have been stated in this thread by guys like Ash an slim.
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I've noticed when we get new news, and its a large amount.. it stretches the page really really long, and with that.. some newer people or people passing by, might not see older stuff that is still important? what if you were to kinda change the news thing at the top right corner, to the middle top just below the "Countdown for GTAIV"? with older news.. but keep the newer news in the middle of the page and remove older stuff, and keep it above.

I also like the look of this forum, site and all that.. I have since I joined.. I would hate if it changed different, like everything in a different spot, and more confusing.. its really set up good the way it is right now. But if a little colour change happened, might look better?
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Colors are staying, blue, red, black/grey have always been GTAGaming colors. The site layout is old, and I've already begun work on a new one, but I assure you it will be much better and easier to navigate.
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I have a solution in mind for the long post, post stretching.... "hide rest of post" feature.
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A new layout would be awesome. RSS feeds, make mods easier to find, a nice videos section (stunts and all that), I like the forums but it might be too thin. Maybe a way to sort through news. I like lifehacker's layout. See: http://www.lifehacker.com/

It's great to see a revamp in the site.
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Please do not complicate the navigation of the forums , I think this is what made this site the best of the pack.

IT is considered* USER *friendly by most of the people I've talked to , progress is good , just be careful
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Yeah, an RSS feed would be awesome. Other than the fact that the mods are hardly added onto gtagaming, gtagaming.com is great.

I think you could add like a points type system to the forum. Basically, there's a bank where there is an interest where your money goes up regularly. and you can deposit your points and take out some points. You gain posts for posting and people donating points. With these points you can buy into user groups and ribbons for certain things like awareness for a certain thing, to show support for various causes in the forum (which show up under your rep pips) The QJ forums have an excellent example of this.
^Agreed. Maybe some contest were we give away free GTA brand items. Maybe cover other Rockstar games in the news, or at least GTA Cannon games such as Manhunt, and Manhunt 2. A manhunt section. More mods! Just clean up the site alittle.

Forum, Combine The "VC and VCS sections. Combine GTA3 and LCS sections. A section for arranging online games. The ability to change your name again.

I'll think more ina while.

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Old 07-27-2007   #41
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Please make a white theme chooser

Its very hard for me to read when there is white text on black background.
It gets my eyes tired.
You should really make a chooser like the one on gamespot where user can choose between white and dark theme.
Its not hard to do, but it's needed.
Afterall all u want is people to get in and read with pleasure.
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mhmm only thing i can ask of is to please remove these




dont wanna sound harsh but they're so annoying and big.
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I can agree, they're a good idea, but they stretch out the table a bit. They should be made smaller at least.
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I agree they are too big. A quick fix is to make them smaller, a bigger fix is to make admin/mod/legend color specific text and post background. I'm looking at having that done.
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I would just like to suggest a re-shuffle in the topics at the start forum page. Surely the GTA IV forum should be top of the list. It's just a little thing (ie Iím being anal) but I think it makes more sense than the current order.
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