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Post Move to a new forum?
Guys,

Don't you guys think its high time we moved to a new forum? This one feels really dated, like something from the 90s. We need things like bigger screenshots, better reply threads, and much better UX for the general users. Hell, why not even create a custom Generally site, with all the related sites like the GR Archive, ToM and ToY etc all brought under one domain? As a UX/UI designer myself, I'd love to work on something like that.
What do you guys think?


Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:47 pm
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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
I don't think that's needed, we're all doing perfectly fine with this forum. I don't have any issues with it. Not to mention it would be a huge mess to try to move all the tracks and cars from here to a new forum as we'd probably have the same permissions mess as with trying to restore the old RSC stuff right now.

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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
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I don't think that's needed, we're all doing perfectly fine with this forum. I don't have any issues with it. Not to mention it would be a huge mess to try to move all the tracks and cars from here to a new forum as we'd probably have the same permissions mess as with trying to restore the old RSC stuff right now.


Yep. It's useless to move to a new forum just because this one seems outdated (it is not)

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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
And, moreover, there is no problem with change of style, but IMO it is not needed, in is simple and functional.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:33 pm
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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
There is no need to move, quite frankly that would cause terrible mess and that is what nobody needs :). Maybe change skin to allow something not green and orange but that is not a seriuous issue :D .

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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
Yes, the forum skin isn't most cool and fancy looking, but it was chosen on purpose so puristic - clean, simple, easy to load (contrary to e.g. other visual concept is spectacular polish forum). I can understand it's not everybody's cup of tea, but even if we'd change the skin, I believe the prinviples would be kept.

We can discuss the size of attachments, only sidenote, the screenshots are supposed to give a brief clue about a car, track etc, not to create galleries of gaming eye candy like on some other gaming forums. If you think the size isn't sufficient for that, guys, it can be larger. ;-)

Answer on final question - ToM, CoM, GR Archive, Track database or Gwr aren't run by one entity but various people collaborating on same general goal (support gr and its community) wiith mutual respect to differences between various approaches prefered by the particular individuals Which is imho a pro helping a lot to keep people initerested in doing that all.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:56 pm
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Yes, I just looked which skins are available and few I really like, but it is not really necessary, as I said, this style in functional enough
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https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/style/artodia_air/ or https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styl ... ia_deluxe/

You can change colours, but I think this green is good.

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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
This site looks good and the plus of its style is the short loading time. Yep, GRPL has advanced graphics but also mobile version which is helpful when you have not so good internet connection. Also the screenshots are ok, they have to only show the track and they do what they should do.

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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
The forum works perfectly fine, IMO there is no need to change it. Only thing I'd like to see added would be dark skin, something with a black or dark grey background to make it easier to use at night.


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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
Looks like its an no-brainer. :)


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@utopist, I think in such community which is constantly decreasing there is no need for big changes. I would consider a new style and new forum engine when GR2 would be released as a full game, but right now there is no need for changes and eventually splitting the community.


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Post Re: Move to a new forum?
I think it fine as it is. I just wish it would work better on mobile s :D

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