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gabe
09-25-2006, 04:45 PM
I will be moving some threads around and possible creating/deleting forums. If you have any suggestions on how to improve the forums, either by rearranging stuff, adding something new or doing things differently, now is the time to voice your opinion!

I will keep this thread open for 2 weeks (don't hold me to that).

DrJim
09-25-2006, 05:45 PM
One thing I hope you do is archive in raw (but searchable) form the old material. Regardless of how hard we try, we'll realize we really would of liked a copy of something :o about two weeks or so after it's removed (and have the same problem periodically thereafter).

Jim

gabe
09-25-2006, 06:06 PM
Jim,

What do you mean by "after it's removed"? I thought I had things set up to never delete anything (unless I personally do it manually).

Can you not see all the threads in the subforums? It could be a simple permissions thing I overlooked. (As an admin, I see all, so I just assumed registered users could also see everything.)

gabe
09-25-2006, 06:13 PM
OK, I think I have set this up correctly. You should be able to see all threads instead of from the past x days/weeks. Please let me know if this is the case.

Mr Nemo
09-25-2006, 10:02 PM
A suggestion would be too make a general forum for socialization. For reasons why, please see the most recent? post on the student lounge forum.

DrJim
09-26-2006, 01:57 AM
I had interpreted "deleting forums" as meaning removing everything, including the posts in the forum, from online access.

gabe
09-26-2006, 11:54 AM
I had interpreted "deleting forums" as meaning removing everything, including the posts in the forum, from online access.

Jim,

I haven't deleted anything from the forums except the occasional duplicate post or spam. You should be able to access everything since the beginning, either through searching or going page-by-page.

If this is not the case, let me know. Note that you can also customize how many posts are shown per page as well as teh default thread age cut off by going into your User CP > Edit Options.

gabe
09-26-2006, 11:57 AM
A suggestion would be too make a general forum for socialization. For reasons why, please see the most recent? post on the student lounge forum.

I had originally intended the student lounge to be for anything that didn't fit in the other forums...including socialization. Hence the description "general discussion." :)

gabe
09-26-2006, 01:19 PM
OK, I shuffled things up a bit.

1. Changed Student Discussion to General Discussion, as not all questions on how to do things with Alice come from students.

2. Changed Student Lounge to The Lounge. As per Mr Nemo's suggestion, this will now be the place to talk about anything that doesn't fit in the other forums, either Alice-related or otherwise (although I would prefer you try to stay on topic). ;)

3. Renamed Comments and Inquiries to Questions and Comments and moved it from Administrative Stuff to General Discussion. I'm not 100% pleased with this so it might change. I want a subforum for questions and comments that aren't about functionality, i.e. how to do something. I might want to break this up further to make it easier to sort things out...any thoughts on clarification or how to improve this?

Shadow Sovereign
11-03-2006, 10:06 AM
Here's an idea... try moving the textbook section into Q&C (questions & comments) since what's most in there is questions anyway. The Contests section (and whatever else specifically has to do with the forums) could go into a 'What's New?' section or something, too.

If I think up of any more useful ideas, you'll be the first to know... ;)

lanceA
11-03-2006, 09:28 PM
I concur 100% with this suggestion. This way we have an area to send students where they will not mix with "penismuncher", "fxxkoff", etc. -

1 place for the game makers/graphic artists and....

1 place for the serious student

Just my thoughts,

Shadow Sovereign
11-03-2006, 09:42 PM
......You know what's funny? I'm a high-school student, and it still scares me how immature some people can be... "you give 'em an inch, and they try to take the whole mile"...

Anyways, I've been thinking of some ideas, but I'm finding it quite difficult because the forums are pretty well-structured as it is. But I have thought of something, though it may seem pretty weak...
Why not include a section in the 'lounge' or 'general discussion' where we (the inquisitive, young forum members that we really are, inside or out) can simply ask one another questions and just talk to each other and get to know each other. I'm not suggesting alice's very own Myspace site (which I don't trust anyway), but just somewhere where those who like to converse with one another can get the chance to talk, get accquainted, share ideas and suggestions, and all that good stuff.

Anyway, it was just an idea. If I come up with anything else, I'll be sure to post it. :cool:

Web-Media
10-05-2007, 05:31 PM
Very nice forum, I'm an italian reader and your english is simple and easily understanded from me :-)

Regards,
Michele

jamesxwj
10-12-2007, 10:13 AM
the he-builder and she-builder has very limit choice upon the character. I wish Alice could add more features to it. There are lots of gaming websites that have tons of examples, so I think that Alice could add that in.