Smplification of the Forums?

Discussion in 'SHH Community Forum' started by Flash525, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Flash525

    Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    I know I'm still new here, so apologies if it seems like I'm trying to overreach, but does anyone else find the ... excessive amount of sections here a little tedious?

    Each Marvel or DC film seemingly has it's own section within the forums when surely this could all be condensed for easier browsing?

    General Movies could have the following:
    • DCEU Films (thus incorporating MoS, BvS, WW, JL and he upcoming films)
    • Old DC Films (Batman Begins, Green Lantern, Superman Returns etc)
    • MCU Films (incorporating the Avengers, Guardians and associated films)
    • X-Men Films (incorporating all the X-Men films)
    • Misc. Marvel Films (such as Deadpool, the older Spider-Man films & the Fantastic Four - maybe as subsections)
    • Misc. Comics Films
    • Misc. Films
    • The Cutting Room Floor

    Titles would be subject to change.. This would however elevate individual sections for each hero that has a project attached to them, and in doing so, I (would think) make it easier for the viewer to navigate and keep themselves updated on what/where they've posted?

    This would clean up a good 22 sections of the forums.

    I've only been here a short while, but already I sometimes struggle/forget which of the MCU topics I've posted in because here are so many different areas. I find myself having to go back through my post history to see where I've actually been.

    The Star Wars section could probably be simplified a bit too?
    • First Trilogy Films
    • Second Trilogy Films
    • Third Trilogy Films
    • Clone Wars Cartoon Series
    • Rebels Animated Series
    • Stand-Alone Films (Rogue One, Solo, etc)
    • Expanded Universe

    Maybe Star Trek too?
    • Trek Series (TOS, TNG, VOY, DS9, ENT & DSC; subsections if needed)
    • Prime Trek Films (from ST: the Motion Picture to ST: Nemesis)
    • Reboot Films (JJ's Star Trek through to Beyond)
    • Expanded Universe (books, comics, games etc)

    And Transformers?
    • Michael Bay Explosions
    • Cybertron (cartoons, games, fan fiction etc)
    • Products
    • Reboot Universe (speculation at the moment?)

    And then we move into the TV section;
    • Arrowverse (with subsections for Arrow, Flash, Legends, Supergirl & Black Lightning)
    • Netflix Shows (with subsections for DD, JJ, LC, IF, Punisher & Defenders(
    • DC Shows (subsections for Titans, Gotham, Smallville & Krypton)
    • Marvel Shows (subsections for AoS, Inhumans, Legion & Gifted)

    Possible Doctor Who and/or Wrestling stand alones too? They're popular.

    I would be more than happy to be a temporary admin/mod to restructure if it was ever desired. Again, I don't mean to overstep, and this is a suggestion (at best). I figure it would be easier to moderate too?
     
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  2. LTuser

    LTuser Well-Known Member

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    I actually like that suggestion..
     
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  3. Blackman

    Blackman C'mon Son

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    I don't mind this suggestion
     
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  4. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    I like the suggestion for the TV shows section in particular.
     
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  5. Spider-Aziz

    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    I prefer things as they are, makes it a real HYPE site.
     
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  6. Flash525

    Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    I'm sure there's some logic here somewhere, but, especially for new, and potential newcomers, the current setup, I think, is a little daunting.

    There can still be hype behind a better/different structure. Take a look down the list of sections; there's quite a few that haven't been visited lately. :)
     
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  7. Quasimod0

    Quasimod0 Bell-Ringer

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    Pretty good ideas. I'd be fine with some simplification.
     
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  8. psylockolussus

    psylockolussus Well-Known Mutant

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    This is a good idea. While Black Panther sequels, Ant Man sequels, Captain Marvel sequels could all be under 1 section = MCU future films especially those sections are rarely active. And Deadpool should be under Foxverse films like X-Men and new mutants.
     
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  9. Doug_Moore

    Doug_Moore Well-Known Member

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    + 1 on the simplification request.
     
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  10. jmc

    jmc away for a while

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    I like this idea. :up:
     
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  11. 3dman27

    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    I agree simplification is keynote
     
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  12. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Btw Flash, do you know that you can use your UserCP to check the threads you’ve posted in (or are subscribed to). They’d be sorted in order of which has been posted in most recently by you or anyone else.
     
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  13. Fallen Angel

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    Yeah it's getting a bit too crowded. I mean do we need forums for movies that sequels are like 5 years away? Or ones we know whon't be getting any.
     
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  14. Spider-Fan

    Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014 Champion

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    Star Trek had a forum at one time and so did Bond. They got little to no traffic.
     
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  15. 3dman27

    3dman27 super-hero wannabe

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    I don't think we do
     
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  16. Immortalfire

    Immortalfire The Iron Mod

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    I can’t believe we still have a Suicide Squad forum :funny:
     
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  17. KevanG

    KevanG Pragmatic Villain

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    It's gonna be a sleeper hit. Just you wait!
     
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  18. geetard

    geetard Rebirth

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    I like that SHH still uses vBulletin 3 for the forum software which is from the early 2000's. :woot:
     
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  19. Immortalfire

    Immortalfire The Iron Mod

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    We like to keep it retro :hyper:
     
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  20. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Are there better things to use now?
     
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  21. terry78

    terry78 I hanker fer a hunka cheese

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    I don't embrace change. :argh:
     
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  22. geetard

    geetard Rebirth

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    Good, because vBulletin 4 was a mess and just ugly from what I remember.

    I don't know about "better" since forums aren't as popular as back then and thus I haven't kept up with all forum software that are still now available. phpBB was/is a good alternative (and free) to vBulletin.

    No worries about SHH using version 3, though. From what I'm reading, the vB team is still updating it (v3.8.11 is latest version from last May while SHH uses v3.8.4 if I'm not wrong). So we're still somewhat good on the security front for the next few years especially if the vBulletin team keeps pushing minor updates for that version.
     
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  23. Iceman

    Iceman Daffy Duck Vs The Joker

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    Oh right, good to know. Thanks.
     
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  24. Flash525

    Flash525 The Scarlet Messenger

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    I did know, yeah, though it's still that little-bit-extra hassle each time to go there and check. Thanks though!

    What about the current sections with little to no traffic? ;) I would think Star Trek got no traffic because there was nothing happening (with Star Trek), I would also think that, with this new show on air, Trek discussion could return. We've at least got a thread about it, but it's currently a simple thread with generic discussion rather than an area with it's own forum and countless threads. :woot:

    Merely a request/suggestion anyhow!!
     
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  25. Spider-Aziz

    Spider-Aziz Raul Boston's Dish Gaunt

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    Good thing you really like it, cause this has the most reliable search function of all the forums I visit, it gives the results I seek without burying it deep between so much crap that has nothing to do with the words I type in the search bar.
     
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