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Old 01/09/2009   #16
Makoeyes987
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Well I know you're busy and trying to enjoy Dissidia, hehe. But if you could get together all those translations we have of the Early Material Files, it'd make a great series to post on the front page of the site. Each day we could like...post 1 bit from the Early Materials Files.

We could call it, "The FFVII That Never Was."
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Old 01/09/2009   #17
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I'm saying your focusing on FFVII related material...meaning it has some connection to FFVII, which Dissidia clearly has. Maybe that wasn't done purposefully, but some how we've managed to pick out the one title that has Cloud in it, and ignored the rest.

And yes, it ranks higher than everything else because it's newer and it's a major title, which validates exactly what I'm saying.
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Old 01/09/2009   #18
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Perhaps we should ask the members what they think? What they expect, and what they think we should cover?

Aye?
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Old 01/09/2009   #19
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Well there's not much else to cover now that has any real news going for it, save for maybe FFXIII. That's not a lot of options from Square right now.
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Old 01/09/2009   #20
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Yeah, the Compilation isn't going to have new stuff every year, but for the times they don't, there will be other things to look at, such as Dissidia for example.
If you want to focus on only the Compilation fine, but I think what everyone is trying to say is that you'll only get so much activity by just doing that alone. If we want more members, we should at least expand our scope a little bit. It wouldn't hurt.
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Old 01/09/2009   #21
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But I don't intend to do only that alone

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Old 01/10/2009   #22
Cookie Monster
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Then it seems we were on the same wavelength this entire time.

Which is still great justice, imho.
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Old 01/10/2009   #23
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I probably didn't state what I meant clearly. Sorry for the misunderstanding
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Old 01/10/2009   #24
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So, we still haven't really come up with a solution here. You guys think it could be the website itself? Other FF webites have a more sophisticated and more organized setup. Personally, I don't have a problem with the blog setup, but that's just me.

Side Note: Mako should bring back his old Balthier avatar, fgj.
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Old 01/10/2009   #25
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I'm not too worried about the hits our website gets. It's been steadily increasing and as long as we keep the content coming, they'll come.

I'm more worried about regulating forum activity and getting more members. Which I think requires us to advertise our forum more and get more members to join.

And I'm bringing it back now. LOL.
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Old 01/10/2009   #26
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Looking at the website now, I noticed no one posts links to the forum in their articles. Threads should be created for every article posted. Then hyperlink the thread to the articles, and just say something that will encourage further discussion in the forum concerning said articles.

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Old 01/10/2009   #27
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[quote author=Cookie Monster link=topic=281.msg6990#msg6990 date=1231552378]
Looking at the website now, I noticed no one posts links to the forum in their articles. Threads should be created for every article posted. Then hyperlink the thread to the articles, and just say something that will encourage further discussion in the forum concerning said articles.

@Avatar: Great Justice.
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Actually, I disagree - that was the original setup on ACF, yes, but I personally believe that news-related discussions should go directly onto the frontpage. This'll entice people to go visit the frontpage more often to check on new discussion and whatnot, instead of holing up in the forums. More discussion on (and member interaction with) the frontpage will both increase its worth and make it look a lot more interesting than it does right now (as in, from an outsider's perspective, it looks pretty dead).

This was btw my initial and main concern for setting up the forums - it would distract from the frontpage, cause less activity thar, and create two separate entities - the forums and the frontpage. I'd like to develop a proper frontpage / forum integration, but I haven't been able to be arsed, and the forum software is very uncertain, :/.

On expanding our coverage, this too has been a (small) point of discussion, and I personally believe TLS should remain Compilation and Compilation-related only. The more focussed a website is, the more people who actively search for that subject will find and enjoy it.

It wouldn't be hard btw to set up a 'sub'-website for other FF-related news though, a similar approach, but with wider news coverage. We could just add a subsection for that subject onto the forums ( I don't think creating two separate forums just yet is a good idea, although it wouldn't be difficult to do it ).

But then we'd also need additional active staff and translators and whatnot, and the site's low on both of those as it is, . Well, not low, just that the majority of site staff doesn't seem to be doing much (not the translators, not Mako, etc). On that, I was going to do some kinda (frontpage) staff review thingy, and (temp?) demote inactive staff, as was indicated to them by either the 'staff wanted' page or the staff information document, which btw I still haven't updated due to cba / don't care, .

On involving the members, I laid eyes on this thread and already figured Someone must've chucked into the elitist bastard section instead of one of the general sections, as this is a subject that concerns everyone. Move it poasthaste, unless you have serious issues with that, .

But yeah, as Monster says and as I've indicated, poast links to discussions on the subject (if (remotely?) associated with the poast), and vice-versa. If I cba, I'll go through the existing frontpage poasts and try to add links to forum threads.

On clubs activity and whatnot, I personally don't / wouldn't really care where the activity was if there were ads on the site, but only care about the amount of pageviews and overall activity, . But on a moar serious note, as I or someone else said when the clubs were decided upon, discussions that could warrant their own topic, such as I dunno, the pen0r size of seffiros, should be split from the clubs thread and chucked into its own thread in the appropriate section. As indicated before, that would be the club leader's main responsibility - A note should be added in the club thread whenever a new topic comes up that reminds the club leaders of that.

Also, I should probably create a post with some detailed stuff about the clubs in the section, i.e. the responsibility of the club leader(s) on the content of the club and new topics and whatnot.
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Old 01/10/2009   #28
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*Moved to Forum News & Information, fgj.
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Old 01/11/2009   #29
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I think the main reason ACF was so successful is that it was always one of the first pages to come up when you typed in "Sephiroth" "Cloud" "AC" etc. Most of ACF's memebers weren't invited by others but rather stumbled upon the site (I fairly certain of this, because I did ask the members where they came from out of curiosity). And IIRC the best way of doing that is constantly monitoring the site on all major webbrowsers, and putting up as much content as humanly possible. You also will need to come up with original content, not just something that any Joe could find on the net (although I've noticed that you do have some original content, which is great). Also, ain't you able to monitor what brings in the hits? I know it's been done at other sites, and that should give you an idea on what to focus on.

Anyways, my thoughts, and you did say something about wanting opinions.

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Old 01/11/2009   #30
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I just don't think there's much compilation-wise to discuss right now, Dissidia aside. I would expect activity to pick up once ACC is released, or even better, if and when a new title is announced. Note to SE: Fans need something new to get jazzed up about/speculate to shreds.
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