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Hi guys, as you see the forum are created but still under huge construction!. I have come to the point where I need your help with suggestions and thoughts!. This becouse I want the forum to be as pleasant/enjoyable for everyone as it possible can be!. Take a look at the important questions and share your ideas!.

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-Threads / Topics (suggestions of topics to be on the board)
-Design / Layout (colours, links, icons etc.)
-Content (what should be available here and not!, separate demos, singles, ep's, release year? A,B,C,D separated etc.)
-Extra Addons (Post rating systems, user rankings, user control addons, etc.)
-Your own ideas!!
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Strappado wrote:Hi guys, as you see the forum are created but still under huge construction!. I have come to the point where I need your help with suggestions and thoughts!. This becouse I want the forum to be as pleasant/enjoyable for everyone as it possible can be!. Take a look at the important questions and share your ideas!.

Important questions
-Threads / Topics (suggestions of topics to be on the board)
-Design / Layout (colours, links, icons etc.)
-Content (what should be available here and not!, separate demos, singles, ep's, release year? A,B,C,D separated etc.)
-Extra Addons (Post rating systems, user rankings, user control addons, etc.)
-Your own ideas!!


Hi Strapp,
at first congratulations for this new designed forum...looks amazing and I love the header (clap4)
I think everything looks fine and there's nothing I would change, but what do you think to add something like "Covers"? I remember there are a lot of posts on the blog without full cover scans, so maybe anyone is looking for the cover scans could post this on this thread.

I will have a few hundreds of demo covers (mostly high resolution) and I am willing to share them if anyone needed. For sure I can help with cover scans from cd's too ;)

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First of all thanks for joining mate and for all great feedback! (cheers)

COVERS!, yes! I love the idea! I have actually been thinking of making a website just for rare scans, but a thread would be even better. There is so much fantastic album artwork out there!

I will put up a topic right now!

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Strappado wrote:First of all thanks for joining mate and for all great feedback! (cheers)

COVERS!, yes! I love the idea! I have actually been thinking of making a website just for rare scans, but a thread would be even better. There is so much fantastic album artwork out there!

I will put up a topic right now!


Strapp, this sounds amazing!!!
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I really like the way the download sections are set up - first subdivided by genre, then inside each genre it is subdivided into full-lengths, EPs, singles, etc - this really makes it very easy for the reader.

Concerning uploading, I see that there are two ways to create a topic for an upload. I was going to upload something today and wanted to know the preferred way. One way is to use the "upload form" link under the banner. The other way is to create a topic in the relevant place with "new topic". Which way should an uploader use, or does it matter?

If one were to just use the "upload form" than the Admin(s) would have more control over keeping formats consistent, which might be nice as the number of posts rises, but it would be more work for the Admin(s) since they'd have to address every upload personally.

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Glad to hear that the forum setup are appreciated. I had huge problems with that actually as there is so many ways you can categorize it. I didn't wanted to make a mess of everything so I think this will be the best way.

Regarding the uploads.. you choose!. I have made the contributors of the blog uploaders so they can post topics in the download sections without approval. I trust you guys and know you are delivering the best!

The upload form can be used by everyone (even guests). I will include the username in the posts ofcourse.

Some maybe like the way it was at the blog with me doing the posts instead of them.. so if any uploaders prefer to use the upload form instead of making their own threads, it's totally fine for me.

Any questions, just ask :)
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Cool to be here near the inception of a new website. I am liking very much what I see. Nice work!

The only suggestion I have would be to have new upload additions on a separate page similar to home page of Strappadometalblog. Perhaps I am too new here to see it?

Otherwise exciting to see this website too. Thanx Emil for all that you have done on both sites.
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Welcome to the forum oldschooldoom!
There is a section for recent added topics on the top menu bar: Post Activity > New Topics/Uploads

I could ofcourse separe the "uploads" from "general discussions" if that's of interest, let me know!
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I came across a very weird genre called Unblack metal (or Christian black metal).Maybe we should have a topic about this and Christian metal in general,some great bands belong to that genre

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Haha sounds weird IMO! but feel free to start a topic about it in the "Metal Discussions" forum. Could be interesting to see what's popping up!. Just remember not to go toooo far, the forum are focused on 80's Heavy/Power/Speed/Thrash/Progressive Metal and NWOBHM

I am neither christian (metal1) or into this kind of black metal so I watch it from distance ;)
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Congratulations guys for the site and the new forum, it's really nice and easy to explore. Personally I would really like to see an "advanced search" section, more or less as it is in Metal Archives (genre-country-type of release etc).I can't think of anything else I miss, everything is really cool!Hail!

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Thanks for the nice words and welcome! :).
That kind of search function for this forum would be almost impossible to setup like that.
You can use the advanced search-function for much already, just write the name of the country/genre/format you are looking for and choose to "Display results as Topic".
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You can also browse the release types in the top menu. All genres are listed under Albums, EP's, Singles, Demos, Live, Bootlegs etc.

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Hi, i´m waiting since a long Time for a new Upload of NEXUS - Gonna Find Out (1982), because the Track 1 is Corrupt in the Upload from Jan 22 2010. This Album i cannot find else somwhere for Download. Further i`m waiting for an Upload of KNIGHTMARE II - The Edge Of Knight (1989). That Album is only as Skeletal Remains-Compilation to get, where 3 Tracks from the Album are missing + 1 Track from the Single Downtown Brown (1988), and very Out-Of-Print.

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Hmm what does that have to do with ideas for the forum design/layout?
Please use the request section.

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My idea is an easy access to download section
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There is an easy way:) 2 posts
However you was an early registered member therfore your account have to be given permisison manullay.

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The recent changes you did to the layout of the "Home" page are really good (Registration moved to the head, "Recent topiocs" added below, the small but effective changes in the headline-layout) They improve the legibility considerably.

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Good forum and easy download section! Thanx

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Hello Strap! I made a banner with your forum logo

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5425/heavymetalraritiesbanne.jpg
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Nice work man! I dig it! (metal2)
The main site is still under huge construction though..
I will probably setup a more advanced website later and intergrate the forum to it.
Much work but the result will hopefully be good.

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