Home page - only a personal suggestion Mar 6, 2012 4:10:36 GMT -9
Post by Rhannon on Mar 6, 2012 4:10:36 GMT -9
This is not a criticism, just a personal observation, sorry in advance if it seems because it is fault of my bad english.
When I read this forum, every day (I like it and it helps me to relax), always start from the news' page, so I'm sure don't miss anything.
But sometimes I open the home page. And each time, by sliding it, it seems to me ia bit confused/old ( I am sorry but I cann't find the right word )
There are many sections ( News and Announcements, FREE DOWNLOADS, Papercraft and Modeling discussion, Craft Robo-Sihouette support, Papercut Awards, Sanity Studios, BIG JIM Miniatures ...) , and each has different Subforums.
And there are commercial users/artists' sections. SLICK MINIATURES, DAVE GRAFFAM Models, ARMOR GRID GAMES, INKED ADVENTURES, Dryw The Harper Miniatures, DARK MOOK Miniatures, Mayhem in Paper - Squirmydads Models, ANITANGEL MINIATURES and JABBRO JONES Miniatures.
Only a section for all other ( fre with 2/3 commercial ) artists, MEMBER PROJECTS.
At least seven of these personal sub-forums are not updated by more than two years. As well as some of those above ( slick, anitangel, jabbor ... sadly ), while three new very good commercial artists ( Dragnoz, mesper and sammo ) are lost in an alphabetical order of outdated sections.
Imho this is a very long home page. But can not always give right visibility to the sections and sub-forum.
So I propose a reorganization.
- News and Announcements - imho OK
- FREE DOWNLOADS - Ok ( but one sub-section, "Free Design Resources", has only two topics )
- Papercraft and Modeling discussion - OK ( but even here, "Reference Design Links", one has only a topic )
- Craft Robo, Sihouette support - OK
- Papercut Awards - Ok
- Sanity Studios - OK
- BIG JIM Miniatures - The founder, and not only of this forum. But two sections have no more updates from 2010, one has one topic, and now IP are owned by Sanity Studios.
Then I can think of a "BIG JIM Miniatures" section under "Sanity Studios"
SLICK MINIATURES, ANITANGEL MINIATURES and JABBRO JONES Miniatures ( as commercial producers ) are on hiatus from 2010.
Can not, up to its return, be moved in the general section "MEMBER PROJECTS"?
All other commercial producers/artists have 2/3 sub-forum sections. One is not enough for a proper visibility? ( There is also the "Industry News and Announcements" page ). So there is also the same right space for new producers/artists/users.
- MEMBER PROJECTS - there is a way in which the sections that are no longer used pass to the bottom?
Ok ... this isn't a criticism. And it is not even a proposal, after all. Only personal impressions from when I open the home page.
PS: there is another question ... but it is another story. ;D