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Need your input: categories and general development of the site

Post #1 by Holger » Sat May 12, 2018 5:32 pm

Hi,

CMN is now in its 11th year and I am looking into ways to make the forum more attractive.
Do you have any suggestions?
Can we merge some of the forums/categories? Do we need more of them?
Are you missing anything?

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Post #2 by essexpete » Sat May 12, 2018 5:41 pm

TBH Holger I tend to look at new posts rather than different categories.
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Post #3 by hair bear » Sat May 12, 2018 7:37 pm

Hi Holger,
My bookmarked landing page is 'new posts' too. That said, the categories are good if you're looking for something specific.
I do have problems with pictures though, they load up nice and big then there's a message saying 'loading notes' and the picture shrinks a bit and won't magnify. A minor gripe really for a site which I'm not sure could be improved!
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Post #4 by allistairc123 » Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 pm

I used to live on forums , but sadly since the dawn of Facebook and now the advent of Facebook groups ...fourums have died a death. It’s such a shame as Facebook groups do not archive or categorise topics. Forums are still much better , just such a shame user numbers are down so much.
My suggestion would be to create a Facebook page for the forum , you may pick up a lot more users from Facebook as that’s where all the web traffic seems to live now.
I love this forum and hope to see it continue


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Post #5 by Mrsmackpaul » Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 am

allistairc123 wrote:I used to live on forums , but sadly since the dawn of Facebook and now the advent of Facebook groups ...fourums have died a death. It’s such a shame as Facebook groups do not archive or categorise topics. Forums are still much better , just such a shame user numbers are down so much.
My suggestion would be to create a Facebook page for the forum , you may pick up a lot more users from Facebook as that’s where all the web traffic seems to live now.
I love this forum and hope to see it continue


I gotta agree
I dont like FB as much but like it or not it appears to be the trend at the moment

I know the HCVC forum in Australia is linked to FB and it appears some how stuff gets linked across, dunno how but not all stuff appears on both

That been said I think a lot of FB pages have fallen by the way side as well

On a Australian forum I have had a thread going for years called "down on the farm" which just reports on my constant blunders and flukes as the years roll on thru

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Post #6 by Holger » Wed May 23, 2018 2:23 pm

It is not a question if the forum will continue or not. There is no way I would ever use FB.
And we wont cross post to FB as many users dont like to see their stuff on FB.
FB is not usefull in this sector, as mentioned, you cannot read as a guest and the content is not searchable and not categories. I dont understand why I would use FB groups at all.

What I rather would like to know is if we need to re-organize the categories, maybe include some newer stuff, not only "Classic Machinery". Also we might merge (or separate) categories?
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