With this logic, the tab, itself, should be renamed 'Notable Members' as clicking it will take you to /members/, which is really 'notable members'. The route should be changed to /notable-members/, too.Notable implies what it really is. Traditionally, when you say "Members" and link to a list of members, there is a user expectation that its the full members list. By stating its only 'Notable Members', you break expectations and can now limit and enhance what's displayed.
Yeah, not that important...but regular members do like to check the list to see who's on staff. But meh...not that big of a deal.A staff list isn't that important or widely used (how often did you visit a forum leaders page?), so I can't see any real benefit of adding a direct link to the drop down. Staff are notable members of the forum, so it falls into place.
I'll agree with the tab being slightly misleading but my argument for that would be in 2 parts:With this logic, the tab, itself, should be renamed 'Notable Members' as clicking it will take you to /members/, which is really 'notable members'. The route should be changed to /notable-members/, too.
True. Honestly, I've never been a big fan of having a members tab at all. It just doesn't fit. The main navigation, IMHO, should be for main features/content -> Home, Forums, Blogs, etc. The other stuff -> Members, Help, etc., I feel should be separate.I'll agree with the tab being slightly misleading but my argument for that would be in 2 parts:
- "Members" is encompassing of the actual links, and describes them all. Where as notable members, wouldn't.
Was this in response to me? The point I was trying to get at is that it's not a major navigation element to the site. It' something I would just have a simple link to, like how we have Contact Us, Help, Home in the footer links.I take the point, but if the forum has blogs, gallery, wiki, plus numerous other major add-ons then the members pages no longer relate to just the forum but encompass everything.
The new pages can be extended adding tabs for other content/achievements.
In which case a separate tab makes sense.
I would move it there without sub navigation. I don't see a need for sub nav for a list of members. That can be and is currently in 1.2 done on that particular page. Ideally, where the moderator bar is, I would have links like account information, members, and help, along with any other useful, but not as important links. Then leave the main navbar for things that actually have useful site content.The Members page can't be moved to the footer as it is structurally different to the other links; none of them have sub navigation tabs.
I wouldn't. Current visitors could be viewed on the actual members page via one of the tabs or some other method. It is also clickable from the forum home. I'd love to see the usage statistics of recent activity. I wonder if it really is even used often. Personally, I think the implementation just isn't where it needs to be. But that's a story for another thread.Where would you put the Current Visitors and Recent Activity links?
no need for a dictionary, we already figured out what it means....If Notable is kept most forums would need a dictionary to explain what notable is.