Thats why i wanted the mod job, I would of cleaned this forum in a heartbeat. Forget all the bullsh*tin the past.
I have no beef with no one and got mad love for this forum, the OG's of the forum know this and even the OG's I did beef with in the past.
We could revamp and organize this forum and make it one of the best on the site if we put effort into it and Im willing to give that effort.
Make me a MOD and see how quickly I whip some of you Melofanboys into shape.
^ I agree.
RJ is a fine Mod -- especially because he is one of the most level-headed, and composed posters on here.
But if there was a 2nd mod, perhaps it would be good if it would be the bad cop to his good cop. Be the more aggressive ying to his yang.
I agree w/ Crazy, though, re: design. IMHO (well, this is fact, not opinion ), it isn't an issue of graphical richness with (good) design, but in the user interface (ie how we actually use the site).
There will always be some clutter, and always be some fagtards running around wild and realizing our darkest fears (tribute to KingStarbury w that line...one of his classics), but, ideally, design improvement should make it easier for clutter to not appear happen at the same rate in the first place, or for it to not be as noticeable.
I didn't even get chance to see the link, but what Metro suggested and I'm sure is the link, would be a prime example of a user interface/UI change. Whatever is in the link is one graphical way of delivering it (and I'm sure it could be improved with some tweaks).
Once you make a real design change like that, when it comes to slapping on the colors and bells n whistles (ie what people usually think of when they think design), it's super easy and takes up hardly time and resource (and can also be changed very easily, moving forward).
One thing I think would be good is to add a basic "donate" button and option to support the site. I mean, ****, let's be honest, most fools around here won't give a dime covered in **** But hey, I bet some peeps would throw a few quarters around, and you never know when some high roller or generous man might splash some gelt around....
Attach this to a special sub forum for VIPs (aka people who contributed to the istes growth, by posting history or financial tribute), where you could settle on new features or cool **** run off the site with the money raised.
Just some random ass ideas while I watch my Rangers get smoked like ****ing lox.
Thank you all for your input, i really appreciate it. As of today i have started the process of upgrading the forum software and we're currently running on vB 3.8.7. Later this week i will take it to the next level and upgrade to the latest version available - (vB 4.2).
I also understand the need of keeping the board more organized - the most important things here are the duplicate threads and multiple trade suggestions that are going out of the hand most of the times. Therefore, i don't think adding some extra moderators is a bad idea. I'm thinking about promoting RunningJumper to SuperModerator and get some of the top posters in the mod team to help out keeping the forums well organized and clean: Crazy, Metro, Clyde, iSaYughh, dzwonsson, KS3.. - if you want the position, and it's cool with everybody, you can have it.
Design: with all the changes due to upgrades, we will probably lose the current format. Although i am very fond with this classic theme and colors we might just have to come up with something new and simple. If anyone here is a designer and would like to put his finger print on the layout, send a pm!
Donations: A button for donations has always been available on the footer of every page. However, i never asked for any, because the google ads that ran on the forum up until last month when they got disabled, helped me with all the costs needed. Still, if you feel about donating a few bucks - it's more than welcome - i can think of a system that will benefit all the contributing members.. maybe something like clutchfans has?
Let me know
Thanks Rady, I like the direction your going, this site can blow up like clutch fans if we put the work into it.
keep up the hustle fellas nice work