I'd suggest that mods get split into sub categories by MC version number.
This would make it easier for members to locate what mods should work on their version
It would also reduce the amount of workload on the server searching through old info about older versions of that mod.
Also ALL mods to be in separate clearly labeled posts/threads. not all mods by a person an one thread.
this would again make it easier for members to get the info they are after quickly.
These forums are about the members , not the mod writers as such. If i as a member were to look for something on a particulat mod i don't want to have to read through tons of messages about other mods the person has written, nor about other versions of that mod.
Then a mod writer can add the forum links into their signature to other mods that they have written.
With the server side of things picking up i thing there should also be a re-organising of the areas..
Modding - general modding discussion
- Single player mods - modding discussion
- released mods
- MC 1.4
- MC 1.3_01
- Older mods
- MC 1.2_02
- modding tools
- Multi-Player mods - modding discussion
- released mods
- MC 1.4
- MC 1.3_01
- Older mods
- Textures - General Discussion
- released texture packs
- texture tools
- Skins - General Discussion
- released skins
- suggested skins
- skinning tools
- Maps - General Discussion
- World Maps
- Map snippets
- Mapping tools
the above are just suggestions and i think that the fact that we are moving to new forum software that now is the best time to start organising and re-vitalising the forums
no.. the mod writers would have to post a new thread in the new area when its set up as MC releases new versions.
then posts relating to bugs etc from old versions, would be there and more relative to the version of the mod.
and those members reading about the new version wouldn't see them, because they relate to the previous version version of MC.
I've also found that page doesn't list all the mods on the forums.
the one stop modshop is a members answer to all the mixup.
If we changed it it would keep the areas fresh and more relative to what info they are after.
in the long run meaning less work for us , because less confusion to the members and mod writers
all the mod writers would have to do is edit their old message / copy / paste out the old post and repost it edited with the details for the new version of MC.
this way it's also easier to see what mods are for that version of MC, so no need for messages like one stop mod shop or texture lists .. as they too should be handled the same way.
If a mod writer no longer updates it for the new version of MC . then there's less messages in the current forum about mods etc...
I don't think so :wink.gif: , i've used it myself on quite a few support sites.
the mod writers might complain a bit but even they'll see the benifit, IF they only support the current MC like most do then they would have to read about peole complaining about onler versions. hence freeing up their time to spend on current issues.
theres always those that complain about change in the beginning. lol
it wouldn't take a lot of work if we atart it off like it when we start using the new software, even with this software we'd start it on the next MC version as sood as its released we make a dedicated areas for that Version etc.. leave the other threads and areas as they are, any mods for the new version would have to go in there and we'd get the mod writers involved with the restructure as well, talking to them and getting them involved too
some do.. also remember i suggested each mod in its own thread..
Writers that are doing several mods are posting them in the one thread , and members are having scroll through stuff that doesn't concern the mod that they are after. and when members complain that its not working 8 times out of 10 (or there abouts) they don'r even state which one). Its so difficult to follow if multiple mods are together.
Remember we are here for the members more so than the mod writters. and a lot of modwritters also have their mods up on other sites too some even have dedicated web pages.
I have also heard the members (including mod writers) say that we aren't doing our jobs, I think that the proposed changes will make things easier to manage and moderate
You have to bare in mind, this is a forum not a custom system for organising mods, etc. If members are looking for a specific mod then they can go to a site like: www.mcmodcenter.net which is dedicated to providing mod downloads and organisation.
I honestly don't see the issue with the current mod forum considering the "all purpose" nature that this forum serves. Micromanaging forums is not a good idea in my opinion.
You're right, this forum doesn't deal in just Minecraft Mods, it deals in everything Minecraft. As such, I don't see why we should try and improve everything on the forum. If we can improve navigation with a little reorganization, I don't see the sense in not making the change. If anything, the change would put the onus of micromanagement on the modders. If worst comes to worst and it becomes a failed experiment, just merge all the sub-forums back together and it's back to the way it was originally.
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Oh, and fixed. Sorry, that was bothering me. OCD and all...