View Full Version : Improvement Suggestions
28th September 2004, 09:50 PM
I am planning on making a few changes to WorldSnookerForums, and would like a few suggestions on what you would like to see appear on the website.
Are people happy that this is a snooker only forum, or do we feel that we should offer forums about pool and billiards, obviously we would need to change the domain name for this.
Also are there any other features that people would like to see appear within the forums, such as games, gambling etc.
The layout of the site, do you think the layout should be changed at all?
Any feedback that you may have, please pass on, i will try to implement most things but lets chat about them here first.
28th September 2004, 09:55 PM
I think the Off Topic area is good for that, if not just add a couple more forums aimed directly at Pool, Billiards etc.. Maybe even a birthday forum :)
Maybe a Social forum, General Chat etc.. I know on another forum I use they have one for organising meets etc.. Could be good :cool:
28th September 2004, 10:40 PM
I don't think a domain name change is neccessary. I feel that if you change it, the snooker side of the forum could fade into obscurity. It's fine to have a category set aside for pool and other pocket billiards, but how would you feel being the administrator if your hard work became a 9ball forum?
I think the format of the site is great, it's not hard to follow a thread and it's easy to navigate around the entire site. What you need to impliment now is a snooker theme to the site, So you know as soon as you look at the site you know it's about snooker.
I did a brief search on gifs and jpgs that were snooker related for site building, but sadly there was very little of anything very good. You may need to grab your camera and get your own stuff.
What type of gambling did you have in mind? Not that I gamble, but I don't see how it would be benificial to the site.
May I suggest that, rather than try and impliment everything we come up with, vote on the changes that seem to be questionable or opposed by some? If you impliment everything...the place would be a mess.
28th September 2004, 10:49 PM
Yeah I agree, Dont change the domain mate, its purely aimed at Snooker :)
If we just add extra functionality for users to discuss other topics like Pool, Billiards etc I think that wing it for us :cool:
29th September 2004, 08:48 AM
Good, im pleased that you dont want to change the domain name.
I will re organise the forum categories this week sometime, and include the others that you have mentioned above.
Snazy the i had the idea of gambling, where i was going to implement a points system, where you can gamble points on certain snooker matches. There will be a store where you can spend your points to get better features. There will be no real money involved. This is far away, i think the first thing i need to concentrate on is the theme.
29th September 2004, 10:30 AM
Cool, that sounds like a pretty good idea when the site has the numbers. I like it.
29th September 2004, 11:16 AM
The idea of bringing in people with interests in pool/billiards is good, at the end of the day, we all like potting balls :) It should help build a bigger community.
21st October 2004, 10:06 PM
I don't see why the domain name needs to change if you want pool and billiards sections.
One thing I do think is required is a place to whore - where it's legal to post one word replies and get that post count up! It will make the place seem more inviting to new folk if they don't come across a load of empty topics.
21st October 2004, 10:15 PM
Thas something that Dave will have to consider. I think we're doing ok for the short time that the site has been up and running.
As you can see by my post count,......that i talk too much? LOL, i've been trying to keep people talking and keep them interested. I'm not usually so vocal but I believe that worldsnookerforums can be the best and i want to see it take off.
Just keep talking, we'll get there. Regardless of the topic.
Got an opinion on anything? Post it!
22nd October 2004, 11:04 AM
I'd increase the number of 'recent topics' on the front page. I think you'll find people won't go searching through forums, so if you have a busy day some of the topics won't get the exposure they deserve. I'd bump it up to 15 or 20.
23rd October 2004, 12:30 AM
I don't like having to write a post of minimum characters - it takes the fun and speed out of saying something like "I agree" or "Templeton Peck has it" which as well as adding your opinion to a thread, cuts the crap and gets that all important post count up.
24th October 2004, 08:38 PM
Oh please, get rid of the rotating topic thing it is HORRENDOUS.
24th October 2004, 11:42 PM
Whats wrong with it?
24th October 2004, 11:48 PM
You mean the scrolling posts on the Home page?
My suggestion for that is to have it as a list that we can scroll through ourselves rather than it zooming across the screen.
I'm not real fussed on excessive movement on pages.
25th October 2004, 01:10 PM
Just read the plans for the future, sounds good.
Have to agree about the scrolling thing though, would be better as a nice long list in the centre of the page rather than scrolling and squashed to the side.
25th October 2004, 03:12 PM
Ok, ill get the list put in the centre of the page as soon as i can.
25th October 2004, 05:42 PM
We appreciate your hard work, but the scroll is just too difficult to use. I like to see what has been posted at a glance so I can open all the topics in a matter of seconds. On the scroll it is not readily obvious what the most recent topics are and you have to wait for them to come round to open them.
25th October 2004, 10:24 PM
There should still be a reseverd spot at the top in the centre for the use of Administrator to make announcements and important news about WSF.
26th October 2004, 04:41 PM
i am glad we have a good snooker forum to use hope it goes from strength to stength :D
28th October 2004, 01:10 PM
is there a button anywhere to go straight to the main forums page without going to the home page first? Like if I come out of this topic and click the button which says WorldSnookerForums (then > Information > Feedback etc) it takes me to the main home page...
28th October 2004, 03:39 PM
Click on the forums button on the top right hand side of the page.
28th October 2004, 06:17 PM
that's the one ;)
29th October 2004, 10:57 PM
Definately a billiards section! I don't think that there is a forum anywhere that has a dedicated (English) Billiards section!
31st October 2004, 09:37 PM
This was discussed in another thread. For the time being any other cue sport will have to be posted in the off-topic section until the site has been well and truly established as a dedicated snooker forum.
Good to see other like billiards though. I like billiards but am totally useless at it :)
12th November 2004, 11:57 AM
nice idea to have a news feder but I'd rather see it down the side somewhere so that I can always see the recent forum posts at the forefront of the page when I log on...
12th November 2004, 05:28 PM
I know I tried that but it took too much space up. You can view all the forums at one by clicking the forums button in the top right hand corner, all the new posts will have a yellow ball next to them.
28th January 2005, 12:16 PM
Well i agree with some of the other guys/girls above i think the name should stay the same. as a pool player and a snooker player i can get the relevant info i need from this site about both sports which is good. with it being clear
that this is a snooker related site
I think it was mentioned earilier but a chat room area whould be good, i just do not know if this possible.
31st January 2005, 11:40 PM
I think the forum/thread hierarchy presently shown before the posts should also be present after the posts at the bottom of the page. This way, when we get to the bottom of the page, we can go straight out of the thread adn look at other topics without having to sroll all the way up the page.
31st January 2005, 11:47 PM
It would be nice if we could have a country column in the memberlist area. Would be ncie to be able to sort by country and have an idea who's where.
31st January 2005, 11:49 PM
Spell check app for posts would be usefull... I sock bug at spilling.
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