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Forum Changes
« on: October 30, 2008, 11:09:21 AM »
As you may have noticed the front page of the forum has changed ever so slightly :) I'm hoping that this brings a fresh look to the site and as yet I haven't settled on a permanent setup, so you may see things change slightly over the next few days.
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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2008, 02:35:58 PM »
Mmmm not bad. At least you have the older home page as the forum tab at the top for those of us who hate change.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2008, 02:40:04 PM »
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those of us who hate change.
Ah now that wouldn't be you :) Change is a good thing.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2008, 03:01:53 PM »
I can adjust to change, it just takes a week or two  ;D

Whilst talking about change, I was thinking it would be nice to have a gallery where you can add information such as location, aircraft type, registration etc etc. Whilst the current gallery is nice to have, it's sort of limited slightly. What would it cost to implement a more detailed gallery? This site is slowly growing but it might attract a few more people if the photo gallerys were slightly more advanced. What do you think?

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2008, 04:00:35 PM »
looks great :D :D :D
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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2008, 09:05:51 AM »
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I was thinking it would be nice to have a gallery where you can add information such as location, aircraft type, registration etc etc.
This information can already be added either during upload or after.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2008, 10:19:43 AM »
Now how did I miss that one  :-[ I shall try it later on!  ;D

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2008, 10:35:14 AM »
No worries :) You can update the info on any of the images you have already uploaded.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 02:44:11 PM »
I've added another theme to site for testing - if you want to see what it looks like click 'User CP' in the top menu and then 'Look and Layout'. Then beside 'Current Theme' click 'change and select BK-SMF-2.0B4

Let me know what you think.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008, 03:52:19 PM »
The text is too hard to read against the dark background.

This forum is fine and well laid out as it is - no need to change it.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 04:06:09 PM »
Having been using airliners.net for a good few years now, the dark background is no issue to me. It's a pleasent change from the usual blue and white background. However admittedly the grey isn't too appealing, where as the red is quite nice.  :)

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2008, 04:09:18 PM »
No worries, I'll leave the two on and you can select which one you want to use. In the meantime I might try and tweak the colours of the new one.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 04:16:08 PM »
i like the new look alot, bit more dynamic looking ?!?

Casper, if i can be rude enough to put a few ideas to you?

*see under the dales planes logo at the top, i think instead of having
Dales Planes
avaition forum, gallery & wikik

Have
Dales Planes
N.Ireland Aviation Entuhast Forum

So that the website begins to look more like what it is,,,, a place for fantastic n.i info

*changing some of the sub forums to reflect this would be good too, make some of them more n.ireland centric, EG; n.ireland airports one, and develop the spotters section abit

*Community sub forum would be nice too, a place for single posts about upcoming charity / interesting gigs or events etc, only one section in the general area though, so that the main purpose of the site is kept

Bascially make it more n.ireland centric, while retaining some international aspects, easier said than done obviously !! Thats my 2pence worth anyway !

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2008, 04:42:38 PM »
Many thanks for all the comments. I like the idea of an 'Events' section and that can easily be added. I'll also start looking at the sub forums with a view to adding more Northern Ireland specific sections. I suppose this is something I should have looked at long ago. I think my mistake was trying to make the site an all encompassing aviation site instead of specific to one area.

Any more ideas or suggestions for new sections please feel free to post them.

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« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2008, 09:57:32 PM »
Is the addition of the weather collumn on the right hand side new, or have I just not noticed it before now? It's a nice touch!

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2008, 10:10:33 PM »
Added them either yesterday or the day before :)

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2008, 10:40:35 AM »
Love the title screen. very nice. ;) ;)
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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2008, 10:48:25 AM »
Thanks :) I'll be messing around with it so you may see it change.

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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2008, 09:40:03 PM »
Gary would like to know if you could make an airplane fly over the title bar to reveal the actual heading with engine noise something like a euro-fighter or tornado. just an idea.
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Re: Forum Changes
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2008, 10:00:17 PM »
Probably not to the title as it would re-load every time you viewed a new page, but I'll see if there's anything I can do for the front page.