LDSFF in need of some new changes!

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LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby Z2100 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:30 pm

Here are a list of things I would like to see in the future of LDS Freedom Forum

1. In-browser notifications: Get notifications of who quoted or thanked you for a post on your Chrome Browser (not sure about Mac)

2. Merge some forums together: Some forums could be merged together such as 2015/2016 elections with the past elections forum. I'm sure in 3 years no one will want a 2015/2016 election forum on the website

3. New font: Change the current font of the forum to Calibri Light

4. Get rid of unanswered topics: This might seem like a stretch, but those who posted threads that weren't replied to at all should be taken down. This will significantly decrease the number of "wasteful" threads on the wesbites. If a new topic isn't answered within 31 days, it will be deleted.

5. New Forum Icon: I'm getting tired of the icon at the very top- Get rid of the blue outside but keep the Moroni logo

6. Most Popular Discussion Forum: Compile the most discussed threads into one Forum

8. "Your home for discussing politics, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and the principles of liberty" o the top area by the logo should be changed to, "Your home for discussing the Last Days, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and the principles of liberty." Since the Last Days forum is so popular on this website.

7. Overall UI change. Recolate different icons and make it look MORE MODERN!

I'm not totally sure if many of you guys want new changes to the forum. It seems like most of you on the forum are Baby Boomers based off of a past thread with a survey, so I don't think you'll like the change. Pitch-in any ideas you have for this forum!
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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby e-eye2.0 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm

I don't even go into forums and never have. We just look at the most recent posts. I guess I don't start enough threads to care and I don't know if I am in outer darkness, church mall, or Julie Rowe dinosaur forum as it's all the same to me.

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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby Z2100 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:48 pm

e-eye2.0 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
I don't even go into forums and never have. We just look at the most recent posts. I guess I don't start enough threads to care and I don't know if I am in outer darkness, church mall, or Julie Rowe dinosaur forum as it's all the same to me.

If the majority only looks at recent posts, then it's probably time to clean-out house.
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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby inho » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:06 am

e-eye2.0 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
I don't even go into forums and never have. We just look at the most recent posts. I guess I don't start enough threads to care and I don't know if I am in outer darkness, church mall, or Julie Rowe dinosaur forum as it's all the same to me.
That is what I do too. Sometimes I check Your posts in the Quick links. This I do, if I remember that I have recently posted in some thread that I cannot see in the first page of the Latest Posts.

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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby BeNotDeceived » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:34 am

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I've tried to force desktop view on my iPhone, but none have worked, other than that every aspect is awesome. :ymapplause:
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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby David13 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:16 am

I see absolutely no need for any changes anywhere on this forum.
The whole idea of "New and Improved" is repugnant to me. Totally unnecessary.
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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby SmallFarm » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:34 am

Z2100 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:48 pm
e-eye2.0 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
I don't even go into forums and never have. We just look at the most recent posts. I guess I don't start enough threads to care and I don't know if I am in outer darkness, church mall, or Julie Rowe dinosaur forum as it's all the same to me.

If the majority only looks at recent posts, then it's probably time to clean-out house.
I've always only used the recent posts button
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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby Z2100 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:38 am

SmallFarm wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:34 am
Z2100 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:48 pm
e-eye2.0 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
I don't even go into forums and never have. We just look at the most recent posts. I guess I don't start enough threads to care and I don't know if I am in outer darkness, church mall, or Julie Rowe dinosaur forum as it's all the same to me.

If the majority only looks at recent posts, then it's probably time to clean-out house.
I've always only used the recent posts button

That’s why we need to get rid of some stuff
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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby lundbaek » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:02 pm

My sentiments exactly, David: I see absolutely no need for any changes anywhere on this forum. The whole idea of "New and Improved" is repugnant to me. Totally unnecessary.

Replacing "home for discussing politics" with "home for discussing the Last Days" would not stop me from discussing politics on the forum.

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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby MMbelieve » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:08 pm

Z2100 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:48 pm
e-eye2.0 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 pm
I don't even go into forums and never have. We just look at the most recent posts. I guess I don't start enough threads to care and I don't know if I am in outer darkness, church mall, or Julie Rowe dinosaur forum as it's all the same to me.

If the majority only looks at recent posts, then it's probably time to clean-out house.
That's all I do and rarely go down more than 20 posts.

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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby lundbaek » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:15 am

Many of the deviations from discussing politics, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, and the principles of liberty have disuaded some good Church members from participating on this forum.

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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby Silver Pie » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:11 pm

I think it is a bad idea to delete unanswered posts. During my years on here, I have sometimes looked through the list of unanswered posts and found some good subjects, and answered them. There was one, iirc, where a good discussion got started because replying to the post pushed it to the top and the thread was noticed.

When I get on, I look, first, at "your posts" and then "unread posts." Sometimes I'll go to a specific forum and look around.

I really don't have any complaints about the way the forum is set up, though it would be cool if we could choose the color (blue or a couple of other colors) and maybe the font we see, but Brian has worked hard to make and keep this place going. Since I can't donate $ to him to keep it going, I'll give him my full appreciation.
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Re: LDSFF in need of some new changes!

Postby BrianM » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:39 pm

This doesn't address all of the OP's points (it also wasn't intended to) but I have been working on some forum updates (more modern design). You can respond/read about it here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=46509
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