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Discussion in 'Community, Meetups and Events' started by Winbot, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. SimplyXY

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    Anyone got any good ideas how we can bring in some good people?
    I don't know how many people are active regularly on here - I'd guess about 12-15 super posters and about 30-40 who post a few times a week.
    I tried posting an article on gentlemint, but it's more of a normie site. Should we try getting/running a Gab account?
     
  2. Iron

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    Would be funny to tie the Gab in directly to a few threads on here so when a post hits here it automatically posts over there.
     
  3. SimplyXY

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    Maybe threads would be better- new ones and very active ones.
     
  4. Winbot

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    Not going to advertise but I wouldn't mind more social media presence. A few people already have access to our twitter account which is a very laid back screw around thing. This summer the new Facebook page launches. Maybe I can tie the FB updates into Gab.

    Referrals are the best system but those are dicey with the current job climate, considering how many guys here are in cushy sales jobs they don't want to lose.

    I would love to do bumper stickers again at some point, even though the old ones didn't bring in forum posters so much as a nice boost to article viewership in general (which makes them go up in search engine rankings).
     
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  5. RockMan

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    I thought you hated Facebook?
     
  6. Michael

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    Everything happens first on FB, I don't know if winbot will even begrudgingly admit this.
     
  7. Winbot

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    I do
    What are you talking about? Facebook is "Yesterday's news, today!" just a bunch of slow ass phone posters who mostly look at fake news, that site never had a chance. The entire reason I've prioritized other things over FB is because I think the returns there will be so low. FB is where men who have given up on life go to stagnate online.
     
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  8. SimplyXY

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    Facebook is home on the internet for most people over 25 or so.
    YouTube is home on the internet for most people in their teens and early 20s.
     
  9. Michael

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    Almost every meme and bit of news you guys post I've already seen via faceberg.
     
  10. Winbot

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    Had to use my phone on here earlier and found the controls frustrating. Maybe it's because I have a ghetto phone with bad reception. Does anyone have recommendations? I already have both styles and all images optimized for mobile use, shouldn't suck up your data at all to browse this site. If I make the like and reply buttons bigger it would look silly on PC, would need to release dedicated mobile styles that would hopefully auto-switch depending on what you're using.

    We will never have an app.
     
  11. sterling

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    My suggestion would be to put a button on the header or home screen for "MOBILE" or "PC" to select the preferred version for that session. Then in the user options allow the user to choose between which format is the default for their login. they can then select which styles to use for each format as default . I would not waste time trying to auto detect the device type let alone which browser or browser version since different computer types use different versions such as windows and linux.
     
  12. GMOTU

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    I find it dumb that the thread page numbers only appear when you hover over the thread title. It's a minor inconvenience but why? Is it so that message boards will look cleaner?
     
  13. Winbot

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    Yeah it's for looks, the numbers should pop up just from getting close so you don't have to hunt for them. You can always see the number of replies on the right though. Most users are clicking "first unread" (this is also the default if you just click a thread title" and not navigating to certain pages from the front page so it seems ideal.
     
  14. Winbot

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    I'm editing the forum templates to be compatible with upcoming features. Part of this is allowing the sidebar to exist on ALL pages, including forum threads. This may look funny on mobile browsers and other smaller screens. Let me know if it's an issue for you.
     
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    Updated the sidebar some more to fix minor errors, let me know if it freaks out at all on your devices.
     
  16. Winbot

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    Tweaked a few style changes and have the chat room disabled for the time being, things should return to normal by the weekend. In the meantime if you want to chat live the Discord server has text and image chat as well as voice.
     
  17. Iron

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    Is there a proxy site that still allows all the functionality of, say, posting and seeing the chat window that you know of? I tried a couple and they strip out the post box, disable discord, and the chat window doesn't work.
     
  18. Winbot

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    That's going to be tough because if the proxy site is blocking Discord or Ajax (the chat window) I can't do anything about it. If you're using a free site that's usually the issue, the paid services allow for full internet capabilties.
     

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