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Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2018 10:32 pm
by formerguest
Happy to be guided and go whatever direction you lead.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2018 10:33 pm
by Telltails
Many thanks Kul for your dedication to this forum.
Like others, a bit out of my depth to make an informed comment on what direction the site takes, so happy to trust your judgement.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2018 10:40 pm
by sheer64
The only worthwhile comment I can make is that I like a clean easy to navigate layout that will not change once over to the new format. I look at what the NRL did and shake my head, but I understand they were looking to have a unified look across their sites.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2018 10:43 pm
by Tigerdave
I fear change

Had a look at the 2 examples, sort of got lost in them to be honest, but changing to a new system would solve the SQL data errors that have been cropping up when things get a little busy on the live game feed

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2018 10:52 pm
by colmcd
Kul, I appreciate your work... BUT!!!

"There be demons here". Many have posted above saying similiar too "You're doing a great job, I trust in you making changes... But I have no idea what they mean." That is not a reason to change.

Clearly we need an upgrade, tech has moved on (am I the only one on netscape here?). But lets Beta test a new site forum.
Surely it isn't too hard to whip up a domain and server to just try a new site layout. Lets see the changes/features you would do, we tweak them and push to the live site once people are comfortable.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2018 10:58 pm
by tsjonathan
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Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Wed 02 May, 2018 11:05 pm
by tsjonathan
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Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2018 12:08 am
by willow
With you all the way Kul - to infinity and beyond!

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2018 6:11 am
by Balmainbred
Happy to go with your judgement, great work.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2018 7:37 am
by tigerbenji
Lost me me mate, but if you need some money i will throw in.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2018 7:48 am
by Kul
The plan would be to setup a pre-prod version of it and get people to test it, get it right then make the call.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2018 8:16 am
by hammertime
Hats off Kul, your drive is the reason why our forum is better than any other teams. I like your suggestion to take it even further!

I'm in the space too, so I know how hectic data migrations can be. Let me know if you need a hand with the data transformation when you get there.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2018 8:48 am
by tigerap
Kul wrote:
Thu 03 May, 2018 7:48 am
The plan would be to setup a pre-prod version of it and get people to test it, get it right then make the call.
Prototype...Agile methodology.... :righton:

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Thu 03 May, 2018 9:40 am
by barra
Kul you're a legend... let's keep our forum the envy of the other clubs - I say go for it!

Reading your post, and understanding a little of it, love the sound of the live updates etc and I see that it works a bit like Facebook in so far as showing the viewer what they are most interested in. This would be handy - as long as it is still easy to check out the entire forum... I don't like the way that Facebook almost 'herds' people - and if you have a lot of friends on FB it can be easy to miss out on some good stuff because you are directed to other posts.

Just my tbw... thanks again for doing an awesome job mate.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Tue 28 Aug, 2018 11:01 am
by 4jtigers
What's the progress on this one? Anything we can look at (pre-pod version)?

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Tue 28 Aug, 2018 11:23 am
by steve-o
When I read a thread like this I always stop to think how much I take this site for granted. A big thank you to Kul and anyone else involved in the setup, ongoing maintenance, and future planning of this great forum.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Tue 28 Aug, 2018 11:42 am
by bigsiro
steve-o wrote:
Tue 28 Aug, 2018 11:23 am
When I read a thread like this I always stop to think how much I take this site for granted. A big thank you to Kul and anyone else involved in the setup, ongoing maintenance, and future planning of this great forum.
Couldn't agree more.

Big thank you Kul.

I think a beta test is the way to go. Many of us will jump on to test and compare.

Re: This forum and its future

Posted: Tue 28 Aug, 2018 12:25 pm
by TigerSJ
Thanks so much to Kul and all the others who work to keep this Forum going!!
It sounds like all of you guys have the users best interests at heart, so I am grateful just to be able to read other WT fan's thoughts and post my own on here. Whatever you decide is great by me! Also I would be happy to support the idea of member subscription if that would help to raise funds for ongoing work.