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# 56
04-04-2013, 07:19 PM
Originally Posted by pwebranflakes View Post
Hi Captains,

With Legacy of Romulus due out next month, and the introduction of a third faction, the time has come to start thinking about a forum reorganization. As you are the community and utilize the forums, I'd love to get your input and suggestions. Ultimately, I'll also need to make sure that the organizations make sense for the Dev team as they are reading the forums for feedback constantly, but I'd really like to involve you all in the process.

So, let's get started! Feel free to make descriptive suggestions or post something like this:

STO Forums
.Information and Discussion
..Federation News Network
..Release Notes
..Dev Tracker

etc, etc, etc.

Feel free to use the index as your guide:

Here's a few questions we should also think about:

Should the shipyards sub-forum (builds, feedback, not art, etc.) still be separated by faction?
Are there any forums that you think should be combined?
Is STO discussion and General Community Feedback too similar or should we keep them separated?

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and suggestions

Once we all come to, or at least try to, a consensus, the changes will be made. The goal for this is a week or two before the expansion launches. NOTE: These changes will not include the future update mentioned here, nor will anything else be changing at this time, other than what forums we have and the organization of them.


Brandon =/\=

New Forum should ditch fleetyards/gameplay format for each of the factions. It should just be New Romulus, Federation, and KDF sections with the ability to put a banner qualifier on the subject line identifying it as ship or gameplay related. Reman and Romulans should have default special avatars that differentiate them from other forum users, as well as default special insignia's differentiating fed Rom/Rems from kling Rom/Rems.

Rest of the forum seems meh and it needs some fine tuning. It would be nice if the different main sections-information and discussion, feedback, foundry, support, fleet admin, and text-could contain drop down menus that contained each of the subsections.

Along these lines and much like subscribing to a thread, it would be cool if I had a custom forum page that featured only the subsections I wanted to follow instead of having to parse through each of the sub sections to get to one I want to visit.

Edit: Another suggestion: Move our signature from the bottom of our message to below our user name, join date, and number of posts. That way, the forum should look much cleaner b/c half the page isn't taken up by .jpg signatures.

Last edited by knuhteb5; 04-04-2013 at 07:22 PM.