NecroVMX wrote:Although whether you continue to use this or not is completely up to you guys, i'd like to offer my thoughts on this.
NecroVMX wrote:1- phpbb is unstable, i've used it many times before, and one thing it loves to do is crash. this can lead to a time when requests can't be put in unless the dj happens to be on aim or the chatroom
NecroVMX wrote:2- the thread will get big, the previous way seemed to only keep requests up that were a certain amount of time old, but now someone will have to literally go in and dump them once in a while.
NecroVMX wrote:3- users will have to actively unselect the signature box with each post, regular users might forget leading to unwanted bbcode or html on the front page
NecroVMX wrote:5- the old system was great, and wasn't really broken, so it didn't need to be fixed. it was wonderful for anyone to just come to the main page and without having to navigate away both make a request and start listening.
NecroVMX wrote:6- the main page refreshes every minute, so if people leave messages you didn't have to be at the forum and looking at that thread, and hitting refresh
NecroVMX wrote:7- new listeners might be put off by it. previously i could show someone delicious agony and be like "hey check out this site, it really kicks ass" they start listneing and make a request right on the main page, the dj plays their song (possibly) and they feel really gratified and realize what we all have come to know....that DA kicks a lot of ass. Now to make a request the user will have to open another window to a forum and create an account, then post a reply in the forum. people might decide it's not worth it. we all know that it is, but the old way was SO easy and conveinant that even lazy people will love it.
NecroVMX wrote:8- more on that, many people will make accounts at the forums only to make requests, it can become glutted with users only using that one thread or only using it once and not again.
NecroVMX wrote:9- it's near the bottom of the page with "music you want da to play" near the top. a lot of new listeners will follow the forum link from the main page to the forum to make a request and use that forum, instead of the correct one.
NecroVMX wrote:However i DO like the idea of it showing our name and links to our profile when we post. so perhaps it could be done both ways? leave this system and also have a way to post requests right at the main page? i'm sure there's a way that will do it.
NecroVMX wrote:thanks for reading this, if you do
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