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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 1 month ago #9085 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot created the topic: Forum Restructuring
After some discussion its been decided to go for a forum restructure to accomodate the clan starting to play Battlefield Bad Company 2.

I had a good think and this new structure is the result.

Its still a work in progress for the next day or so so there might be missing or poor description here and there and probably some mis-spellings by me. Ill be correcting them by tomorrow.

Theres also working back through all the old posts to do, not looking forward to that :S
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7 years 7 months ago #9094 by S.A.F Masterpetey
S.A.F Masterpetey replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
AS ALWAYS, GOOD WORK ROBOTIC, LOOKS GOOD MAYBE COLOR CODED?GREEN-2142, BLUE BC2 ETC?

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7 years 7 months ago #9095 by Coincidence
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So what's happening to the 2142 server when BC2 comes out?

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #9098 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
If you want it to stay then use it!

We monitor it's usage history and it's very under utilised. We've blamed Christmas, school holidays and too many new games coming out so things may pick up. We will have to decide one way or the other when we look at a BF:BC2 server! In a perfect world we'd keep both but that is the expensive option and the clan will have to decide what we do.
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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #9178 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
Not sure about colour codingthe forum more Petey, plenty left to do and I was lucky to find a template that matches as well as this does already :) Saved me having to contemplate constructing my own which believe me is far more work than I want to get into with styling things :S

Mabye later though once bigger priorities have passed, also, the landmark new version of the forum is almost arrived, it will be a complete ground up rewrite of the system and promises much but it will be all new so I dont want to go doing a load of custom work right now if it all ends up relegated soon lol.

I have done some more evolving and refining of the forum structure as using it to move a load of posts helped me realise some things needed more work, I have also started to fill out the Battlefield Bad company 2 information section, not much today but its a start, I'll be detailing each weapon, vehicle, unlock etc and adding screenshots for everything and then later i hope to make an unlock progression chart for each class :)

If I can get all that done by the official launch then I'll move on and do the same thing retrograde for BF 2142 as well.

a huge help in the beginning would be if you could all get screenshotting and posting in the screenshots areas, soldier kits, map views, weapons, vehicles and so on, then I can lift anything thats really suitable for illustrative use :)

Once I get a bit of the info properly finished I would really like to appeal to any of the clan who want to help me do this to let me know. The same goes for adding any info you can into the tips and tricks, strategies, map info and tips and so on for both games.

If we can get a good source of info up by release day of BF BC2 I think it will potentially be good for attracting a huge amount of interest in the site and the clan ;)

anyways think it over folks and Id really appreciate the help.

BFBC2 is going to hit big a and last well I think if they balance it right and we have a great opportunity to grow with it, the kind of opportunity to get in on the start of a PC Battlefield franchise dosent happen often, wouldnt you all like us to be considered a good place to get info and discuss it all, I know some of your ego's wouldnt object to being referred to and consulted on how to play :P Its got to be worth a try :)
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7 years 7 months ago #9183 by S.A.F Masterpetey
S.A.F Masterpetey replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
perhaps pur bf2142 server might kick in after the final patch comes out?

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7 years 7 months ago #9184 by Coincidence
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I second that. Check how popular the server is when that and BC2 are out, and if it isn't too great, go for BC2 and repeat.

Then again, since Bad Company 2 will be a new game, there will be few servers for it when it is released.

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7 years 7 months ago #9185 by S.A.F I-Robot
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All the beta servers are from commercial server providers already and there is a large number of companies already offering commercial servers. Granted there will still be a lot of growth after the launch but there will already be a significant number of servers even before launch day. :)

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7 years 7 months ago #9255 by S.A.F I-Robot
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Completed a bit more restructuring and shuffled some moreposts to their respective areas today.

Reckon its going to take a week to get through the backlog.

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7 years 7 months ago #9374 by S.A.F TeMorituri
S.A.F TeMorituri replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
Cant see " who is online" and this version has so many sub tables and baby charts its doing my head in..what was wrong with the last version ?? It loaded well and didnt give me the run around ffs

where is the article on playing 2142 without the disc please ? I cant find it

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7 years 7 months ago #9376 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
Who is online has been disabled as it raises privacy issues. Look at the categories view and you'll easily see the structure. The old structure did not work with 2142 and BC2 sections. This is a public part of the forum so I'll PM you the link you are looking for, I will use the built in search to find it!

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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #9400 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
<strong>S.A.F TeMorituri wrote:</strong>

Cant see " who is online" and this version has so many sub tables and baby charts its doing my head in..what was wrong with the last version ?? It loaded well and didnt give me the run around ffs

where is the article on playing 2142 without the disc please ? I cant find it


Slow to this one as been ill. Looking into it, load speed should e unaffected, as usual theres a whole host of factors can come into play.

The site search is global right down to every last community picture and forum post. Scurity level permitting of course, you will only see whats permitted depending on your account level.

I simply tried to compartment information a bit, if anyone else in the Clan wants the job of looking after parts of the site Im sure sharing responsibility more wouldnt be an issue :P
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7 years 7 months ago #9401 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot replied the topic: Re: Forum Restructuring
Well I just cleared the url cache for the site and its fine, all of it loads for me ok. If youre still having issues make sure your browser page caching is either off (really no need for it these days) or is set to update on evry new page visit if you cant fully turn it off (and also if you cant turn it off set the memory capacity for the cache to absolute minimum.)

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7 years 7 months ago #9404 by S.A.F M3RRiK
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Confirmed: Category navigation looks to be fixed. I'm no longer sent around in circles!

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7 years 6 months ago #9801 by Coincidence
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I find a bit slow to get around since there's more boards than members...

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7 years 6 months ago #9806 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re:Forum Restructuring
Try using "recent posts", the only time I venture into category land is when I want to post something new and put it in the right place. We'll get around to trimming the stuff that isn't used and adding a little more BC2 at some stage.

Cheers.

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7 years 6 months ago - 7 years 6 months ago #9813 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot replied the topic: Re:Forum Restructuring
Sort of sidelined things a bit recently.

I will be doing some more refining of the forum etc soon, once I got this major site rework mostly done needed a rest from it to stay objective and wanted it to settle and see how folks were getting on with the whole site. Sort of got burned out with it :)

Jumping between doing a few sites atm and a number of other things so working when I can.

Im also holding out for a major ew version of the forum before I do too much more as well.
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7 years 1 month ago #11644 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot replied the topic: Re:Forum Restructuring
Right, much delayed but I will soon be continuing on looking at the forum structure and possibly slimming it down a little.

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7 years 1 month ago #11663 by S.A.F M3RRiK
S.A.F M3RRiK replied the topic: Re:Forum Restructuring
The less boards the better... consolidate the 2142 and BC2 boards. There's not enough to justify a 2142 setion and anyone posting on the technical board will need to say what game they are talking about etc.

As long as there is a clear Public, Member and Admin section we should be sweet. If any of these areas have more than 6 boards it's too many and there shouldn't really be any need for children off these.

Hope you are OK with this Duncan? If you are not, arm wrestle me over Mohawk sometime. :)

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7 years 1 month ago #11666 by S.A.F I-Robot
S.A.F I-Robot replied the topic: Re:Forum Restructuring
No probs, just got to look at it and plan a little, will be getting on with this soon today, just caught up on a long list of things needing doing first with the site :)
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