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Posted Jun 28, '13 at 5:18pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,691 posts

Knight

That's possible but I don't think it's a big deal there. Nobody brings up edit button abuse there.

You could have trial run with the edit button. If the issues are minimal, leave it as is. If it's being abused, introduce restrictions. I just don't see it turning into a problem on this forum, most of the posters follow the rules.

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 5:22pm

ivanxxxxxxx

ivanxxxxxxx

1,056 posts

Knight

No one seemed to read carefully what I wrote

Edit button:
''But since abuses are possible, there should be a time limit in which the modifications are possible! Or other limitations, for example you can only correct the last post that you made. Or is it required to put the reason for the correction.

It also can serve as a preview of the post!''

About change name Community to Forum
''The word 'Community', in my opinion, should be changed to the word 'Forum'
Forum is a universal word!
I do not think everyone knows what exactly the word Community means, or in what context.
Especially for those who are not in English-speaking areas.
''

But since the name in the meantime has changed,nobody pays attention :(

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 5:42pm

Ferret

Ferret

5,586 posts

Administrator

Which part of Community are you talking about? :)

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 5:52pm

ivanxxxxxxx

ivanxxxxxxx

1,056 posts

Knight

I got such a conclusion based on the last few comments.
I know about the possible abuse of the system...That is why I said that we need some restrictions on edit button.

As for the labeling FORUM name, it's the purpose of advertising in order to maximize the number of visitors to forum.

 

Posted Jun 28, '13 at 10:31pm

xeano321

xeano321

2,557 posts

Knight

What do you think of something like this?

Second one looks way better. More streamlined and less cluttered... Some great ideas in here!

 

Posted Jun 29, '13 at 7:12am

AenyeDeithven

AenyeDeithven

26 posts

One more feature, I would like to see in the forums, is a search interface, allowing to look for appropriate threads insted of starting new ones all the time. This would be particularly nice with the sixty or so pages of this very subforum. Taking into account all of the forums, this seems even more necessary..

Cheers,
Aenye

 

Posted Jun 29, '13 at 7:23pm

Riptizoid101

Riptizoid101

3,231 posts

One more feature, I would like to see in the forums, is a search interface, allowing to look for appropriate threads insted of starting new ones all the time. This would be particularly nice with the sixty or so pages of this very subforum. Taking into account all of the forums, this seems even more necessary..

Cheers,
Aenye

We actually do have something similar to what you are asking.

This is a custom Armor Games thread search engine.

Though, this is not official and I do agree we need a small search interface somewhere on the site itself.

 

Posted Jun 30, '13 at 5:16am

AenyeDeithven

AenyeDeithven

26 posts

Oooh *eyes water*, thanks for the link ! ;-D Although it's google (which I personally don't use anymore), the approach can be grafted onto other SEs with the site:armorgames.com/*community* parameter...

 

Posted Jun 30, '13 at 12:29pm

ivanxxxxxxx

ivanxxxxxxx

1,056 posts

Knight

I was thinking about the search button.

Not as easy as it seems.

1. Search by exact word or phrase

Firstly if there is such an option, it would have to be advanced.
Because if you are just looking for the words that are typed in the Search tab.
Search could throw the results as 0 (zero)
And in fact you can just make a mistake in one letter.

So I think that the search on principle, Find exactly as I typed, would not be good.

2. Search by keywords
I think it's much better search principle to appear in the results is themes that include keywords
or combined similar results with keywords.

3. Search by all words that are typed
This search would give so many results that would not fulfill its purpose.

Besides the kind of search, its very important option where to seek.
For example:

1. I want to search the entire forum
2. I want to search only a part of it (a subforum)

Which all ofcourse depends on the interest of the requester.

One more important thing.

3.Search within the topic

For example:
In some topic are more than 1000 posts,
And I'm really interested in that subject, and I want to find something in it.
So I want to search only that topic.

 

Posted Jun 30, '13 at 1:41pm

ivanxxxxxxx

ivanxxxxxxx

1,056 posts

Knight

But while we sit and just wait for AG to do something.
Users, can we help ourselves? :)

We can create a topic (And ask the moderators to be sticky one):
Name of the topic: Where can I find this on AG?
I'm sure there are many users who would gladly help.

Or in any subforum we should make sticky topic:
"The content of subforum" in alphabetical order
or by publication date.

 
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