I wanna work on "low hanging fruit" today. Razor made some suggestions about the changes in the forum structure yesterday. What do u think about them? Are these ok? Should we add more changes?
alright, suggestion list:
1. Merge blizzard and MOBA games section into PC gaming.
2. Delete subforums in Console section and add prefixes [PS3][X360][PS4][XB1][SONY][MICROSOFT][WIIU] etc
4. Rename Boxing club to Grudge section or Call Outs section or even Fight Club, don't want anything that resembles that other forum.
5. Better skin theme (ko related maybe)
6. Trades section in each member's profile, even if it has to be edited manually, it could come in handy. Just need the name of the trade, item / money traded, who went first, payment method used, outcome, trader rating (success / failure + explain what happened) and the link to the thread.
7. "Other" gaming forum section removed / threads merged 1 by 1 (probably time consuming)
8. Restrict regular users from opening threads in the announcements section. (and delete this: Test )
9. Rename "Cheaters" to "Trading disputes & reports".
10. Remove the link to "Off topic" inside the main KO forum.
11. Merge "Tech support" with "Hacked accounts" (section used mainly to ask wtf to do when you get hacked) into the new "Technical help" section.
12. Remove the flood control.
13. Update the private server forum rules, remove the "no KO to PS trades" rule, add "Posts must be made in english" and "Excessive thread hijacking will be punished" rules.
14. Add a "2 weeks before being able to post" rule to the Private server section.
15. Restrict regular users from opening threads in the Hall of Shame
16. Move the Hall of Shame outside the KO section.
17. Remove the current subforums from Off topic.
18. Put the Archive section into the Off Topic section.
19. Remove General entertainment and merge into Off Topic subforums: Media (music and videos, basically youtube stuff) and TV & movies, anime & manga.
20. Merge "Clans" and "In-Game Requests" into "Recruitment and In-game requests". Add [Recruiting] and [Looking for] prefixes.
21. With the KO section now only consisting of General Chat, PS Area, Technical Help, Game questions & tips, Media, Recruitment, Trading disputes & reports and Marketplace (8), there's no need to have the entire Knight Online Section redirect you to an entirely different window, I believe it can all be kept in one page now, making all the other sections more accessible for everyone.
22. Forum now should look like
1. Forum discussion
1.3 Introduction section
1.4 Hall of Shame
2. Knight Online
2.1 General chat (Talk about anything KO related here)
2.2 Private Servers (Advertise, recruit and discuss anything about unofficial knight online servers)
2.3 Game questions and tips (Ask any questions regarding your character in-game and KO knowledge in general)
2.4 Technical Help (Get help regarding hardware, your KO account, game settings and general tech knowledge)
2.5 Media (Post any KO related media in here)
2.6 Recruitment and In game requests (Looking for a clan? clan recruitees? sharers? trade mods? or maybe an specific in game request? Post here)
2.7 Trading Disputes & Reports (Report any and all suspicious activities from community members in here).
2.8 Marketplace (Sell any KO goodies in here) (add a "Intergames trades" section, KO -> other games and viceversa).
3. General Gaming
3.1 PC gaming (subforum: marketplace)
3.2 Console gaming
3.3 Retro games
4.1 Offtopic (general section and then subforums: media, tv & movies, anime)
4.2 Flame section (rename pending) (description: rant about anything, call out people, and act as rude as you can be. just be careful when delving into sensitive topics)
I think this would work nicely!