Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Looks like it’s working…thoughts?
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  • #607160
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    That stinks Tex. Any indications as to what happened to both? Seems odd.

    #607161
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    nice work. so far seems to be coming together quite nicely. thanks for the time and efforts. keep up the good work.

    one suggestion – maybe an events section?

    one silly comment…for windows users like myself, when i open up the main page it no longer has the name of the website in the blue bar at the top. so if i have a zillion browser windows open it gets tricky to figure out which one is your site. the forum still says splitboard.com at the top and on the start bar.

    #607162
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @fullers2oh wrote:

    one suggestion – maybe an events section?

    Thanks fullers! Do you mean an Events page? We already have an events section of the forum.
    http://209.97.214.134/talk/viewforum.php?f=7

    Upcoming events will be posted there but I can also add a news piece on them in the Current Updates section of the homepage. I won’t rule out a designated page but it just seems like with the other two options we should be covered. Thanks for the feedback though.

    @fullers2oh wrote:

    one silly comment…for windows users like myself, when i open up the main page it no longer has the name of the website in the blue bar at the top. so if i have a zillion browser windows open it gets tricky to figure out which one is your site. the forum still says splitboard.com at the top and on the start bar.

    When you say blue bar do you mean the browser’s address line? Maybe try reseting your cache and cookies as the server has changed. If you’re looking at the new site it should definitely say splitboard.com. The only exception is the forum which is pointing to a numerical server (209.97.214.134). Sounds like yours is the opposite which leads me to believe its a cahce/cookie thing or the DNS servers are still getting the pointing sorted out.

    Any other PC users care to comment on what they see?

    #607163
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Thanks for your thoughts NorwayBrder! Nice to see you post, how has your summer been?

    @norwaybrder wrote:

    as much as i like the front page the only drawback is that i will rarely see it. forum is bookmarked as a favorite and i never get to the front page. although it is great for newbees, i think most will say the same…

    is there any way to get the photo page to top the talk forum instead or in addition?

    I understand the reasoning to bookmark the forum but with the Current Updates section and pics that will be updated more frequently, it might be worth your time to either bookmark the homepage too or at least click over there every so often from the forum (homepage link coming soon).

    There might be some really cool news, or a gear giveaway, etc or maybe a pic of yourself on the cover! 🙂

    If I added a pics to the forum header (along with ads) you’d have to scroll down pretty fair to get to the forum, not sure that would be very welcome.

    Thanks again though for your thoughts!

    #607164
    fullers2oh
    525 Posts

    oh yeah that events section, i guess i have ATDD – thats attention to detail deficit.


    that is what i see when i have your site open, i dont know what the correct term is to refer to the thing at the top in IE as, maybe title bar?

    it still shows up fine for the forum. probably some stupid IE tag or something.

    #607165
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Ahh, ok I see.

    The home page is named “index” but it seems like it should still recognize the splitboard.com. I’ll look into it and let ya know. Thanks!

    #607166
    bigdood
    457 Posts

    Just change the code between your title tags Chris. It says index right now.

    #607167
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Thanks, I’ll try it!

    #607168
    powderjunkie
    1666 Posts

    lookin’ good.

    I can see how adding a route/peaks page that users can create and update could be a good thing and bring more users to the site….

    but, then we open the debate about too much online information (beta) on locations, etc.

    Personally, I think there is plenty of information out there already in guide books and other online route information.

    I think it would be overkill and open the door to provide too much information on locations, secret stashes and generally make it too easy to find spots to ride. Less personal adventure and discovery and possibly really upset some people.

    Just my opinion.

    #607169
    mmcpheet
    98 Posts

    @bcrider wrote:

    I understand the reasoning to bookmark the forum but with the Current Updates section and pics that will be updated more frequently, it might be worth your time to either bookmark the homepage too or at least click over there every so often from the forum (homepage link coming soon).

    There might be some really cool news, or a gear giveaway, etc or maybe a pic of yourself on the cover! 🙂

    How about an RSS feed for updates to other parts of the site?

    #607170
    Ecobrad
    2068 Posts

    IMHO–The most effective way to increase daily visits to the site is for there to be a new blog post or equivalent everyday. I don’t ski or like his politics but I end up check Lou Dawson’s page everyday just cause. I think the same could happen here.

    I agree with PJ about beta. If you want to learn where to go ask someone to take you.

    #607171
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @mmcpheet wrote:

    How about an RSS feed for updates to other parts of the site?

    I had some issues setting up the RSS initially but it seems to be working now. I’ve just got it for the homepage right now but will be adding it to other places on the site. If you have any suggestions as to which pages it should be added to and can test the homepage one I’d appreciate it mang! Hope all is well.

    #607172
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @ecobrad wrote:

    IMHO–The most effective way to increase daily visits to the site is for there to be a new blog post or equivalent everyday.

    You mean like to two new updates on the homepage today? 🙂

    #607173
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @bigdood wrote:

    Just change the code between your title tags Chris. It says index right now.

    I tried changing the code but it didn’t work. I thinks its due to the app I’m using and the titling structure that it uses. I’ll ask on the app support forum.

    #607174
    mmcpheet
    98 Posts

    Got the RSS. 🙂

    It needs a title tag too.

    Splitboard.com





    http://www.splitboard.com/site/Home/Home.html
    bcrider pond skims the Crystal Range on 6/20/08, Desolation Wilderness Lake Tahoe, CA. photo: mmcpheet
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    #607175
    jcocci
    699 Posts

    You may already be aware of this but the link/logo at he bottom of the forum pages directs you to the old site.

    #607176
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    @jcocci wrote:

    You may already be aware of this but the link/logo at he bottom of the forum pages directs you to the old site.

    Yep, the whole forum is on the old server. As is the bottom link and lack of advertiser links.

    Should all be updated this week. (most likely moving to phpbb3 too btw)

    Matt, I’m looking into it…..

    thanks!

    #607177
    jimw
    1420 Posts

    I think the site update looks great. Didn’t have much to say initially because, well like a lot of folks I don’t regularly visit the homepage, pretty much just come here for the forum. I agree with some of the other folks that anything that you can do to get people to revisit the main page is good. If the main page is static, then I think the newbies will visit it a couple of times, find some basic info, then head to the forums and stay there, like the rest of us did with the old site. Having dynamic content definitely makes it more likely that people will continue to revisit the main site. Also dig the RSS thought.

    I don’t necessarily think it would be a bad thing though to also include links to recent forum posts on the main page. Yeah, that would make people visit the forums, but really, I think the forum is the #1 resource on this site. And I think if there were other dynamic content on the main page, people would still be inclined to visit it even if they’re mainly forum surfers.

    I like having the articles on the main page too. Maybe in addition to RSS, post a forum topic each time there’s a new article, to get the forum surfers to remember to visit the homepage.

    A wiki would be cool, but would probably be more like the forum in that it would be a community “owned” project, probably not something that would directly make the site money, but just like the forum provides exposure for the site sponsors, so could this.

    #607178
    bcrider
    4149 Posts

    Thanks for your thoughts jim. 🙂

    I agree with the direction of the homepage and will also be adding the recent forum topics box as well.

    #607179
    wavy
    198 Posts

    Looks good BCR! I assume you’re aware that the banner-ad area on the forums are blank (as of 8/27 11:30 PST)

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