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Category set-up: Any glaring omissions?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CyclingTribe, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    If you've got a spare minute would you mind taking a look at my category list and seeing if I've missed anything obvious?:


    Many thanks,
    Shaun :D
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Kitchen sink?

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  3. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    If something's worth doing ... it's worth OVERKILL !!!! :ROFLMAO:

    All I need now is a small army of posting bots to fill the bugger up ... (y)
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    LOVE that logo. Who designed it? Im after a logo redesign for my site but so far all attempts have been steriotypical boring stuff.
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  5. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I did - last night - in preference to watching the same old repeats of detective series that Mrs.Geeks seems to have a passion for. :ROFLMAO:

    I'm a bit rusty though as I haven't been actively designing much of anything for about four years now.
  6. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    WOW that is alot of forums for an empty site! woooooo... :eek:

    I like the new logo too!
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  7. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I know ... I know ... but I wanted to cover everything.

    I may try to group more things together a little later on (it's not like I've gone all out to publicise it as OPEN yet - it's very much a work in progress) - but the 50 character forum name limit kicked in for some of them, and the nomenclature/taxonomy sometimes precludes certain things from being lumped together as well.

    I just decided to start moving forward with it, because I can sit here for months and months trying to get it all looking and working perfectly, but I might as well tidy it up as I go along and begin the XF learning process.

    One of the next things I want to do is reduce the spacing between categories/forum to shorten the front page. With that many categories it needs to be tight.

    I'm also really enjoying the simplicity of the XF templates - especially the in-template conditionals that run on-the-fly - very cool.

    There's a lot to learn, and I'm behind the curve due to wasting months gassing in the off-topic forum, but I'm liking XF more and more as I play with it, and once I've got this one set up I can get the other two licenses into play.

    Any other advice on layout/design that any of you can offer would be gratefully received ... it's always good to get other opinions.

    Shaun :D
  8. Wuebit

    Wuebit Well-Known Member

    Try here like the rest of us.....

    But as a mod has even posted on here.
    Same as peggy says "HOW MANY FORUMS!!" start with a small amount and work up
  9. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Dont suppose you wanna give my site a go :D
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    To much vertical scrolling, it would be overwhelming for most people.
  11. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    This is more of a critique thread, of which there are many.
  12. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    So shortening and consolidation are the order of the day?

    Okay, I'll fiddle around with it some more. :)

    Shaun :D
  13. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Ok my suggestion for something to think over. Whenever starting a new forums, so many categories are always a bad idea. See stop thinking from an admin / site owner point of view and think as an end user. One of the main reasons why folks join a forum is because they see lots of people there. Showing an empty forum is the quickest way to force someone out. I would always suggest to start with as few categories as possible and expand as the need arise / time goes by. Obviously we have different approaches and I am not saying yours can't/won't work. Just my two cents.
  14. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    No, don't worry - it's advice that is often given for start-up forums, and I appreciate it.

    The category list I've come up with - and added to the forums - is a "covers everything" kind of set-up. I understand it will be overwhelming - not to mention full of tumbleweed too - so I will look to consolidate it into fewer forums to start with and expand as needed.

    I just wanted to make sure I had the main bulk of the "technology/geek" arena covered.

    I need to play with the layout some more too to make is more compact; the sheer length of it is a scroll wheel's nightmare, however I want to accommodate this many forums into the long-term future, so I do want to get the layout working with this many forums so that there is some small amount of future-proofing.

    Thanks for the feedback though ... it is appreciated.

    Shaun :D
  15. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Categories re-done as smaller sub-forums.
  16. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    erm... did you know that you have a google ad for 'speed dating' on that site? :confused:
  17. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    lol ... Google's obviously feeling us Geeks need a hand in that department ... :D

    Time to get some content in there now. :)
  18. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Now that looks a million times better!

    Hey I didn't spot anything on broadband, mobile service providers and Android in there... Just saying... :)
  19. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    Ohhhhh, nice one ... more categories ... more categories ... more ... :D

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