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htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:05 AM
Rather than make everyone wait any longer, I've decided to release a somewhat "less than perfect" solution that will at least incorporate the most-wanted/most-needed changes.

Please review and vote either "Yes, I like it" or "No, I don't like it"

PLEASE do not inundate this thread with "alternate" suggestions. We've done that thread already. I've tried to incorporate as much as possible from everyone's suggestions.

Old Layout (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=58429)

Proposed Layout (http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=58431)

PLEASE NOTE:

The proposed layout was changed at 12pm central time, 6/15/2006. If you voted before that time and would like to change your vote, please PM me.

Bootlegged
06-15-2006, 09:08 AM
Rather than make everyone wait any longer, I've decided to release a somewhat "less than perfect" solution that will at least incorporate the most-wanted/most-needed changes.

Please review and vote either "Yes, I like it" or "No, I don't like it"

PLEASE do not inundate this thread with "alternate" suggestions. We've done that thread already. I've tried to incorporate as much as possible from everyone's suggestions.


Oh HELL no. I hate it.


What is it?

hypersensitiveZO6
06-15-2006, 09:08 AM
What will be done in the new layout?

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:08 AM
Here's the proposed layout structure.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:10 AM
What will be done in the new layout?

Would you like to vote AFTER you view the picture?

Dumbass.

Brock
06-15-2006, 09:14 AM
I don't care about any of the other aspects, but I like having the hall of classics.

hypersensitiveZO6
06-15-2006, 09:15 AM
Would you like to vote AFTER you view the picture?

Dumbass.

Anything is better than the layout we have now so... yeah. Didn't realize you even had a picture of the layout. Relax.

Rain Man
06-15-2006, 09:16 AM
The Hall of Classics is going away? What will you be doing with all of the marble?

JBucc
06-15-2006, 09:19 AM
You suck!

morphius
06-15-2006, 09:20 AM
Does someone here have ability to edit code if this passes?

I would love to go in and edit the drop down menu's and the like, but since Phob's is no longer an admin I don't have access to make the changes needed.

JBucc
06-15-2006, 09:20 AM
#6 is the only good one

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:21 AM
I don't care about any of the other aspects, but I like having the hall of classics.

Nobody is populating it, and the search function works well enough to find the 74 threads that are there...

JBucc
06-15-2006, 09:23 AM
The Planet store should be left alone. It is very active and fun.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:24 AM
The Hall of Classics is going away? What will you be doing with all of the marble?

Bob Dole and I are building a palatial estate in Mexico...

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:29 AM
Does someone here have ability to edit code if this passes?

I would love to go in and edit the drop down menu's and the like, but since Phob's is no longer an admin I don't have access to make the changes needed.

What does it take? I imagine I have the ability, I just wouldn't know where to start when it comes to actually using said ability.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:30 AM
The Planet store should be left alone. It is very active and fun.

You're so funny.

JBucc
06-15-2006, 09:38 AM
You're so funny.Good lookin too.

Logical
06-15-2006, 09:45 AM
I like it, but may I suggest you link it into the the thread header so everyone immediately sees it.
Like this:

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/attachment.php?attachmentid=58430

Raiderhader
06-15-2006, 09:46 AM
Nobody is populating it, and the search function works well enough to find the 74 threads that are there...


While I hate all of the forum and sub-forums, I'm with Brock, I kind of like having the hall of classics. Other than that, the new lay out is probably about as good as close as I'm going to get to what I want.

JBucc
06-15-2006, 09:47 AM
I really don't care either way. About how long would this take to do?

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:51 AM
I really don't care either way. About how long would this take to do?

Depending on whether or not I can move whole forums worth of threads at a time, a few minutes to a few days...

:D

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:51 AM
While I hate all of the forum and sub-forums, I'm with Brock, I kind of like having the hall of classics. Other than that, the new lay out is probably about as good as close as I'm going to get to what I want.

When's the last time you visited the Hall?

Raiderhader
06-15-2006, 09:56 AM
When's the last time you visited the Hall?


Five minutes ago. :D

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 09:57 AM
Five minutes ago. :D

Nice try. You and JBucc should get along nicely.

Dumbass.

Saulbadguy
06-15-2006, 10:06 AM
Only objection (minor) I have is I like the Hall of Classics.

BigMeatballDave
06-15-2006, 10:06 AM
I think these suggestions are great! htismaqe is the greatest MOD evar!!!

Raiderhader
06-15-2006, 10:09 AM
Nice try. You and JBucc should get along nicely.

Dumbass.


Seriously though, I'm not a good basis to judge activity on; my participation board wide has dramaticaly decreased the past several months (having a life sure sucks some times).

Maybe it is just because I spent a lot of time looking up threads for that forum when it was first created that I don't want to see it disapear. All of that tedious work for not?

Raiderhader
06-15-2006, 10:10 AM
Only objection (minor) I have is I like the Hall of Classics.



ROFL

cdcox
06-15-2006, 10:14 AM
The only significant change is #6.

I don't like Music or Geek forums now. Putting more content in a forum off the main page is a bad thing in my opinion.

BIG_DADDY
06-15-2006, 10:23 AM
I like it other than the fact that I would like to keep the classics but that is really no big deal.

FAX
06-15-2006, 10:30 AM
I know that, because you're a mod and all, Mr. htismaqe, you don't have to explain anything or justify decisions or even respond to a questiion. And rightfully so, of course.

But, I'm curious as to the logic behind toasting the HOC?

FAX

morphius
06-15-2006, 10:31 AM
What does it take? I imagine I have the ability, I just wouldn't know where to start when it comes to actually using said ability.
I wish I could describe it easily, but as it has been a few months, and I have slept since then, it isn't something I could tell you off the top of my head. I know you have to go into the admin page and then get into the code. There will be a few places it needs to be changed, once in the header and once in the body, maybe in both default and full viewing modes.

chagrin
06-15-2006, 10:32 AM
I browse the Hall Of Classics from time to time and I think that it should remain where it is - this is a good opportunity for newer members, such as myself, to see how far back the dumbassery goes - we can go back and see the truly respect earning threads of the few vets who demand respect based on their time here and also we can see where said vets really don't earn respect at all, and we also get to see the funny, oops/I'm leaving type threads. Oh, and also we can't forget the fughts and stuff too.

Shouldn't a Hall Of Fame or Classics have its own thread altogether?

morphius
06-15-2006, 10:33 AM
I know that, because you're a mod and all, Mr. htismaqe, you don't have to explain anything or justify decisions or even respond to a questiion. And rightfully so, of course.

But, I'm curious as to the logic behind toasting the HOC?

FAX
Thats it! No more press pass for you!

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 10:41 AM
Seriously though, I'm not a good basis to judge activity on; my participation board wide has dramaticaly decreased the past several months (having a life sure sucks some times).

Maybe it is just because I spent a lot of time looking up threads for that forum when it was first created that I don't want to see it disapear. All of that tedious work for not?

It's "for naught". :D

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 10:42 AM
I know that, because you're a mod and all, Mr. htismaqe, you don't have to explain anything or justify decisions or even respond to a questiion. And rightfully so, of course.

But, I'm curious as to the logic behind toasting the HOC?

FAX

Honestly, the logic behind it is that it's a relatively unused forum. That and I can't really see the reason to have the HoC AND the Romper Room...

Maybe I targetted the wrong forum. :hmmm:

JBucc
06-15-2006, 10:44 AM
Honestly, the logic behind it is that it's a relatively unused forum. That and I can't really see the reason to have the HoC AND the Romper Room...

Maybe I targetted the wrong forum. :hmmm:You should get rid of the romper room insted. If a thread is shitty enough to get sent there just delete it.

Mr. Laz
06-15-2006, 10:46 AM
I don't care about any of the other aspects, but I like having the hall of classics.

agreed ... the new layout it good except i think we should keep the hall of classics where it is for storage purposes.

Logical
06-15-2006, 10:49 AM
Just curious but the NEW FORUM location, is this for a rotation of forums such as the draft, casino and others to be rotated through or will it be for an unyet defined as of this point in time concept?

HemiEd
06-15-2006, 10:51 AM
I think the changes are positive, but have you considered keeping the "Hall of Classics?" It is kind of a fun place to hang out in the winter months when things are slow on here.

mcan
06-15-2006, 10:54 AM
Just curious but the NEW FORUM location, is this for a rotation of forums such as the draft, casino and others to be rotated through or will it be for an unyet defined as of this point in time concept?


This is the new DIGI-PLANET forum.

It's to hold all the music/movie/tech discussions, which is at least a step up from seperating everything into individual discussions.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 10:55 AM
agreed ... the new layout it good except i think we should keep the hall of classics where it is for storage purposes.

Yeah, I think I may keep the Hall and nix Romper Room instead.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 10:56 AM
This is the new DIGI-PLANET forum.

It's to hold all the music/movie/tech discussions, which is at least a step up from seperating everything into individual discussions.

Exactly.

It'll be the new digital entertainment forum, as well as tech help.

It doesn't yet have a name, as that will be determined by the community at some point in the future.

FAX
06-15-2006, 10:59 AM
This is the new DIGI-PLANET forum.

It's to hold all the music/movie/tech discussions, which is at least a step up from seperating everything into individual discussions.

I don't know, Mr. mcan. I mean I like DIGI-PLANET, but I sort of like Mr. Logical's name ... The Unyet Defined As Of This Point In Time Concept Forum.

I think it's appropriate, given the content.

FAX

mcan
06-15-2006, 10:59 AM
For my own part, I think this is a step in the right direction. It's not my perfect Planet (everything thrown back into the lounge except pictures and romper room) but it'll do donkey.

And it'll probably get me to shut up about the format for at least another year.




Benifits: I think the "new forum" will get a lot more activity then a bunch of seperated forums.

Downfalls: I think this takes even more good discussions (movies and such) out of the main forum, which could lead to even more of a rift.



But just like a 3rd round draft pick, I think it'll take a year or so to be able to tell what we have. I reserve the right to fight the good fight again next summer.

dirk digler
06-15-2006, 11:01 AM
I like it and I will concur with several of the others that we need to keep the Hall of Classics. Killl the Romper Room instead.

Great job Parker.

Raiderhader
06-15-2006, 11:04 AM
It's "for naught". :D


Whatever, you know what I mean.

Mr. Laz
06-15-2006, 11:13 AM
Yeah, I think I may keep the Hall and nix Romper Room instead.

i take it that you're shooting for a specific number of forums then?

mcan
06-15-2006, 11:16 AM
i take it that you're shooting for a specific number of forums then?


Keep em as low as possible...


I mean, how much USE does the romper room get anyway?

SPchief
06-15-2006, 11:25 AM
Has anybody mentioned that we should keep the Hall of Classics??

dirk digler
06-15-2006, 11:27 AM
Keep em as low as possible...


I mean, how much USE does the romper room get anyway?

Yep I think I have been there once or twice.

I like the Hall of Classics because it is the best of the best.

mcan
06-15-2006, 11:28 AM
Yep I think I have been there once or twice.

I like the Hall of Classics because it is the best of the best.


That's the same reason I like Muscleman's Applesauce... YUM!

Logical
06-15-2006, 11:55 AM
Yeah, I think I may keep the Hall and nix Romper Room instead.If you do that what would the mods do with threads that get out of hand and in the past would be moved to the Romper Room?

Logical
06-15-2006, 11:56 AM
Keep em as low as possible...


I mean, how much USE does the romper room get anyway?I understand your point, but as I asked Parker where do the bad actor threads get put if you get rid of it?

Lzen
06-15-2006, 11:59 AM
Bob Dole and I are building a palatial estate in Mexico...

I didn't realize that you two were a couple.
:hmmm:

Gaz
06-15-2006, 12:15 PM
As long as the DC Forum and Pictures are isolated, I am content. Can the Planet be configured so that I do not even SEE the DC Forum? I really have no interest in seeing the deliberately-outrageous thread titles.

As far as Romper Room is concerned, by all means get rid of it. Any posts eligible for Romper Room status should simply be deleted, IMO.

In a perfect GazWorld, the Pictures and DC Forum would be on the same level as The Lounge. That way, I could set my bookmark for the Lounge and never bump up against the other Forums.

xoxo~
Gaz
All in favor of streamlining.

Raiderhader
06-15-2006, 12:19 PM
If you do that what would the mods do with threads that get out of hand and in the past would be moved to the Romper Room?


Lock 'em up.

alpha_omega
06-15-2006, 12:26 PM
Seems fine to me.

alanm
06-15-2006, 12:47 PM
Why don't you just merge Hall of Classics and Romper room together. Their pretty much the same thing anyway. :hmmm:
But they can't be dumped. I'd be a shame. :shake: :(

Tribal Warfare
06-15-2006, 12:53 PM
The only significant change is #6.

I don't like Music or Geek forums now. Putting more content in a forum off the main page is a bad thing in my opinion.

I agree with the Music forum assesment

Reaper16
06-15-2006, 12:54 PM
New proposal looks pretty okay to me. :thumb:

Mr. Kotter
06-15-2006, 01:19 PM
Why don't you just merge Hall of Classics and Romper room together. Their pretty much the same thing anyway. :hmmm:
But they can't be dumped. I'd be a shame. :shake: :(
Heh. ROFL

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 01:53 PM
i take it that you're shooting for a specific number of forums then?

No, just trying to keep it as low as possible.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 01:53 PM
If you do that what would the mods do with threads that get out of hand and in the past would be moved to the Romper Room?

I plan on moving them to the DC forum, of course.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 01:54 PM
I didn't realize that you two were a couple.
:hmmm:

It's no fun being a Latin American drug lord all by myself.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 02:00 PM
Why don't you just merge Hall of Classics and Romper room together. Their pretty much the same thing anyway. :hmmm:
But they can't be dumped. I'd be a shame. :shake: :(

I thought about that, but they serve two different purposes.

go bowe
06-15-2006, 02:42 PM
will the d.c. forum link be shown as a subforum on the lounge page?

like it used to be...

go bowe
06-15-2006, 02:43 PM
I plan on moving them to the DC forum, of course.:cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 03:44 PM
will the d.c. forum link be shown as a subforum on the lounge page?

like it used to be...

Yes, it will.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 03:45 PM
:cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

Sorry, but it was too rich of an opportunity to pass up. :evil:

SLAG
06-15-2006, 04:04 PM
Will the "Whos Viewing this thread" and the "Who's Online" appear back at the bottom of pages?

Logical
06-15-2006, 04:04 PM
I plan on moving them to the DC forum, of course.

I of course expected this answer, as you are always going for the easy one liner. Still it was funny.

OldTownChief
06-15-2006, 05:10 PM
I plan on moving them to the DC forum, of course.

I like the new layout ESPECIALLY if this is true. That would ROCK.

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 06:23 PM
I of course expected this answer, as you are always going for the easy one liner. Still it was funny.

We've been frequenting the same bulletin boards for going on 10 years. You knew exactly what I was going to say. :D

htismaqe
06-15-2006, 06:24 PM
Will the "Whos Viewing this thread" and the "Who's Online" appear back at the bottom of pages?

No.

Mark M
06-15-2006, 10:39 PM
WTF is the "Gilbert Brown" zone ... ?

Weight loss forum or something?

MM
~~:spock:

DaFace
06-15-2006, 11:54 PM
It looks like a pretty solid majority favor the changes, so when's all this supposed to actually happen?

grandllamajr
06-16-2006, 12:07 AM
No I dont like it we should stick to the old one

BigMeatballDave
06-16-2006, 12:20 AM
I think these suggestions are great! htismaqe is the greatest MOD evar!!!
ROFL Yeah, that is REALLY what I meant to say...

htismaqe
06-16-2006, 07:27 AM
It looks like a pretty solid majority favor the changes, so when's all this supposed to actually happen?

Probably start today. It'll be a gradual change, because threads have to be moved one-by-one.

htismaqe
06-16-2006, 07:27 AM
ROFL Yeah, that is REALLY what I meant to say...

:thumb:

DaFace
06-16-2006, 08:28 AM
Probably start today. It'll be a gradual change, because threads have to be moved one-by-one.

Yuck - have fun with that. You oughtta enlist the help of a couple temporary mods to help you move everything. I have no idea the logistics of all that, but it's a thought.