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Now that Windows 7 has been released, forum activity has shot up in the past few days :)

I thought I'd create a thread to see if anyone has suggestions or thoughts on how we can make w7forums.com a better place and improve the experience for fellow users.

If you have any ideas or things you'd like to see on the site, please post them in here so we can discuss and implement them :D
 
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Just had a thought myself, but thought I'd put it up here to get the ball rolling. How about a section where people could submit guides and tutorials? Would that be of use? :)
 

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That might be helpful, Ian. Content rules, as they say. Other than that, I cannot think of anything else at the moment (besides a larger font for posts). ;)
 
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Just had a thought myself, but thought I'd put it up here to get the ball rolling. How about a section where people could submit guides and tutorials? Would that be of use? :)
Thats a great idea Ian but like everything else would need to be moderated :)
 

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Perhaps a "Solved" option, This to be allowed only by the moderator or the OP.
 
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Perhaps a "Solved" option, This to be allowed only by the moderator or the OP.
Thats a good idea davehc

Gives me an idea of maybe an "outdated post" for issues that were fixed in updates or newer versions.
 
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I was thinking along the same lines as davehc, some kind of "Solved" added to the Post Name would help. And of course, maybe archive or mark the older/ no longer relevent posts
 

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I'll see if I can find a way to add a solved function to the site and try it out :)
 

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...I cannot think of anything else at the moment (besides a larger font for posts). ;)
That's one of my next challenges - making an option in the control panel to adjust the font size. I'll see if there's a plugin for vbulletin already :)

Thats a great idea Ian but like everything else would need to be moderated :)
Yep, it would be a moderated section and then the best articles could then be promoted to appear on the main articles section. If anyone has anything they'd like to submit at the moment, just post the thread in the closest existing section and I'll take a look.
 

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If I am on the right track, there is already an option for different size fonts in the Go Advanced Sub options.?
 

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If I am on the right track, there is already an option for different size fonts in the Go Advanced Sub options.?
Yep, they are ones for when you create a post - I think James means an option to increase the size of fonts across the whole site (if I understand correctly). I've found a way to do this, I just need to figure out a way to set up a way for vBulletin to record options.
 
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The site needs a "tutorials" forum in the list??
 
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Good idea Dave, for user submitted tutorials and things like that? If so, that's not a problem to add! Are you interested in creating any yourself?

This and the crash diagnosis sections are great expansion ideas. :)
 

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I have a stack of stuff on a partition I have been creating since early Vista. I confess I refer to it a lot when offering help. (Part failing memory, part convenience - lol) Finding the time to edit it for clean user operation is another problemm. But I am read to go.
 
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I don't know if this is a site suggestion, but on the question of improved traffic, may I suggest a very prominent sticky asking the regulars to ad cooments for this site on Alexa? The site is creeping up, in comparison with other 7 sites, but could do with some advertising.
 

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Just thinking as Christmas will soon be with us are there any plans for seasonal decor for the Windows 7 Forums ?, snow would be nice :)
 

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I have a stack of stuff on a partition I have been creating since early Vista. I confess I refer to it a lot when offering help. (Part failing memory, part convenience - lol) Finding the time to edit it for clean user operation is another problemm. But I am read to go.
Great stuff! I'll add the user tutorials section today and post a new thread about it in the Announcements forum. I'll check out Alexa today too.

edit : Now done :) https://www.w7forums.com/user-submitted-articles-t2748.html

Just thinking as Christmas will soon be with us are there any plans for seasonal decor for the Windows 7 Forums ?, snow would be nice :)
Haha, that could be fun. I might add something to the logo nearer Christmas :)
 
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I will look my Christmas Hat out later today :D
 

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