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Gogolski
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Now that I created a few blog-pages, I realised that these pages will be what the journals on this site are.

I'm one of those people that reads the journals, and I would rather like it if there was a 'latest blog-changes' or something in the left colum, so I easily notice when new blogs are up or that old ones got updated.

Maybe there's an option to display the blog-changes in the 'latest changes'-menu (which now only lists the t/wiki-pages)

I think the blog-changes are even more important than the latest comments on wiki-pages (which are listed in the left colum...)
I do hope this is possible, and not too much work. If not, well, pity...

It might also help people get used to the site more quickly, because the blogs are essentially the current journals, I think...

Cheese!

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Done!

Though I am starting to worry about all the areas floating around on the left side now. But I think that might be all we need. If we need other items in the left column I might need to make some code modifications.

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Great! Thanks a bunch!
I think you don't need to worry about having too much on the left side now. To me it seems still very reasonable.

What I do when I get to the homepage of the current site, is 1) check for news, 2) scroll down to see if there are changes in the journal-entries-list, 3) go to the forums.

I just wonder how the similar-pages tab on the new site works. Does it look for certain words or can you enter cathegories? It could be one of the best new features of the new site...

Cheese!

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Gogolski wrote:
Great! Thanks a bunch!
I think you don't need to worry about having too much on the left side now. To me it seems still very reasonable.

What I do when I get to the homepage of the current site, is 1) check for news, 2) scroll down to see if there are changes in the journal-entries-list, 3) go to the forums.

I just wonder how the similar-pages tab on the new site works. Does it look for certain words or can you enter cathegories? It could be one of the best new features of the new site...

Cheese!

Cool. I'm glad you like it. Good question. I have no idea what qualifies as similar. I'll have to find out.

Also keep in mind that the shout box will probably go away when we go live. Perhaps we can move latest blog posts there?

-Darke

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Darkehorse wrote:
Also keep in mind that the shout box will probably go away when we go live. Perhaps we can move latest blog posts there?
I didn't even know there was a shoutbox. (I doesn't display when I visit the site...)

Anyways, when the 'Instand Messenger' is in place, there will probably be no need at all for a shoutbox.

Cheese!

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Darkehorse wrote:
Cool. I'm glad you like it. Good question. I have no idea what qualifies as similar. I'll have to find out.
It looks like it compares words in other page-titles with the words in your own page-title.
I think it only looks at the titles, but I'm not sure yet...

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Gogolski wrote:

What I do when I get to the homepage of the current site, is 1) check for news, 2) scroll down to see if there are changes in the journal-entries-list, 3) go to the forums.

I think it is useful to know how the users of the current site approach using the site.

When I come into bgdf I look at any new Journal entries first (don't really look at the news as it is updated to infrequently...) and then go straight to the forums for any new entries, starting with those that I am least interested in.

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Nestalawe wrote:
I think it is useful to know how the users of the current site approach using the site.

When I come into bgdf I look at any new Journal entries first (don't really look at the news as it is updated to infrequently...) and then go straight to the forums for any new entries, starting with those that I am least interested in.True. Maybe it should be asked in the general forum to the users of BGDF.

As for the news, it's the central part of the page, can't miss it realy when you get to the homepage...

Funny you mention that you first go to the posts that interest you least. I usually do that too (unless I don't have much time...) I guess it's a save the best for last thing...

Cheese!

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Gogolski wrote:
Nestalawe wrote:
I think it is useful to know how the users of the current site approach using the site.

When I come into bgdf I look at any new Journal entries first (don't really look at the news as it is updated to infrequently...) and then go straight to the forums for any new entries, starting with those that I am least interested in.True. Maybe it should be asked in the general forum to the users of BGDF.

I think this could be a good thing, maybe even have some form of poll if possible? Of course this needs to be coupled with how you guys want to push the usability changes to the forum.

Gogolski wrote:
Funny you mention that you first go to the posts that interest you least. I usually do that too (unless I don't have much time...) I guess it's a save the best for last thing...

Yup, I always leave the best till last ;) Gives me more time to muse and I am more likely to respond if I muse longer ;)

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