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How do you encourage people to post in the right places?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Carlos, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    So, when I revamped CODForums back in late October, everything was good and dandy, but then from Black Ops 2 launch day forward and into Christmas... I see people posting in the wrong places.

    I have to move their threads into the right forum every time.

    So, then one day, I'd had enough of that, I decided to make a new notice on login...
    And they still post in the wrong places! :(
     
  2. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Site looks great.
    Even increasing the font size of the forum names improve the forum home ! http://www.codforums.com/ Good work.

    Why have a media only forum ?
    It's nice to have a mixture so that people get a variety !
     
  3. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Media means everything from montages, videos, and so on.... I wanted to keep it short. Inside the forum is the longer version of the "Call of Duty Media" forum.
     
  4. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    You have to start with the assumption that they're lazy and/or stupid and make it as simple and clear as possible. This will reduce it but you will never completely eliminate it.
     
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Heh.
    I know what it means !
    Why have separate forum for: Call of Duty no-media and Call of Duty Media ? Why not just have one ?
     
  6. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Oh, I see what you mean! Okay...
     
  7. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I don't think it's a good idea to have media and non-media forums.
    But if you did want people to access Media only posts .... I would have only 1 forum ... but with a filter for media only threads.
    posts.with.media.jpg

    Would be helpful if this was possible.
    posts.with.media.sort.jpg
     
  8. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    Okay, sorry for the delay in responding. I was interrupted when I was posting that above.

    Anyway; I'm more of an organized person, so I would prefer not to mix montage threads with the general discussion of Call of Duty games. And I've seen another BO2 forum have this problem; members don't like it either. They complained that there isn't a dedicated video/montage/media forum yet.

    But CODForums did have dedicated media forums, they used to reside inside those specific COD forum sections. I moved all of them into "Call of Duty Media" because I wanted to match the success of leading Call of Duty forum now known as www.thecodforums.com (Formerly COD4Boards). They have the same structure.
     
  9. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    I just give infractions for threads started in the wrong area. The real problem is users are lazy.
     
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