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Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« on: May 12, 2013, 01:09:22 AM »
The internet forum craze has long since died. Well maybe not, only the sites with professional software are doing okay. We are currently on open source software smf. Sure it is okay. However it's format has long been dated. We are experiencing a lack of active and participating members. This isnt 2008 / 2009 anymore.

I propose:

1. Archiving the current forum.

2. Implementing open source social networking software that has forum capability like ELGG.  Customizing the theme where it fits in with the rest of the site. It will allow members to have their own blogs, share content, have tradition forum use, and communicate just like facebook or like GNR's Night Train . It will allow users to join via their facebook accounts (making it easier to join in) and share their own, others, and site content to other social networking site creating more exposure for this site. It can be moderated just like it is right now too. Plus it will allow users to block people and make things easier for moderating. It would also have video section for new videos and possibly user videos for GNR related topics or maybe even streaming from other video sites.

 
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 01:28:23 AM »
Brilliant idea. All of the members are still around but as said it's the professional software sites where they've all gone too, social networking capabilities would improve the site alot and maybe bring a lot of the older members back. As for the blocking users there are plenty of people over the years who I didn't want to see or hear but didn't deserve a banning, being able to block users would make things so much simpler :thumbsup:

Good luck getting Sladdi on board though, not even sure he's paid attention to the forum since 08/09, surprised the place is even still running.
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 08:34:16 PM »
Sounds like a lot of work. The admins and mods here are the equivalent of lazy Mexican immigrants, always attempting to shirk work.

Actually, I think that's what attracted adler to the place...
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 10:59:50 PM »
Fucking eh :thumbsup:
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 02:02:54 AM »
It isn't a lot of work.  :coffee
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 08:19:59 AM »
:thumbsup: Hope you guys are able to pull off the vision to a plan to an action.

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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2013, 05:15:28 AM »
we need to work as a TEAM, because

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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2013, 10:25:06 AM »
we need to work as a TEAM, because

Together
Everyone
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More.

HAHAHA  This is the best post of 2013 :lol:

I read it and imagined Mr Pinsel saying it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2013, 04:45:37 AM »
HAHAHA  This is the best post of 2013 :lol:

I read it and imagined Mr Pinsel saying it.

Pinsel!  :bow: :bow:

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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2013, 12:22:12 PM »
The internet forum craze has long since died. Well maybe not, only the sites with professional software are doing okay. We are currently on open source software smf. Sure it is okay. However it's format has long been dated. We are experiencing a lack of active and participating members. This isnt 2008 / 2009 anymore.

I propose:

1. Archiving the current forum.

2. Implementing open source social networking software that has forum capability like ELGG.  Customizing the theme where it fits in with the rest of the site. It will allow members to have their own blogs, share content, have tradition forum use, and communicate just like facebook or like GNR's Night Train . It will allow users to join via their facebook accounts (making it easier to join in) and share their own, others, and site content to other social networking site creating more exposure for this site. It can be moderated just like it is right now too. Plus it will allow users to block people and make things easier for moderating. It would also have video section for new videos and possibly user videos for GNR related topics or maybe even streaming from other video sites.

Most of what you want can already be found on other GNR sites, so maybe mass emigration is better than trying to recreate newgnr?

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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 12:31:25 PM »
Even if it what the op is suggesting was implemented, it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference. CD.com has all of those features - it's as dead as a door-nail.

We need more trolls.  :ninja:
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013, 06:26:38 PM »
Even if it what the op is suggesting was implemented, it wouldn't make a blind bit of difference. CD.com has all of those features - it's as dead as a door-nail.

We need more trolls.  :ninja:

No that isn't what I am talking about. Actually turning this place into a social network with a forum.
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 07:02:22 PM »
No that isn't what I am talking about. Actually turning this place into a social network with a forum.

Right, I see. I thought you were saying, well, err, make it the "same" in terms of the features CD.com has.

Still don't think it would make any difference. Forums are much less popular these days in general because of facebook. And in terms of a social network format you've got things like this to compete with (and this is just one page....)

https://www.facebook.com/GnRFansClub?fref=ts
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 07:17:41 PM by jplpool »
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« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 07:28:44 PM »
Mygnr is doing pretty well, I think it's not forums in general just a change in what people are looking for in a forum.
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Re: Proposal to better NEWGNR.com
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 07:40:17 PM »
Mygnr is doing pretty well, I think it's not forums in general just a change in what people are looking for in a forum.

Facebook has destroyed thousands of message boards.

The main problems this place has suffered from, is the shut down that happened, and many long term posters leaving or becoming far less active. I don't think an overhaul of the site will see them rushing back.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 07:48:11 PM by jplpool »
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