Metal Warfare - Irish Metal Forum

Metal Discussion => Metal Warfare site-related => Topic started by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 23, 2018, 05:53:16 PM

Title: Forum feedback
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 23, 2018, 05:53:16 PM
Let's get the big issues out of the way first: There's no LOL.
 :) ;) :D ;D >:( :( :o 8) ??? ::) :P :-[ :-X :-\ :-* :'(
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on November 23, 2018, 06:00:10 PM
Switched them. Is it missing the one you need?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on November 26, 2018, 11:04:29 AM
I wouldn't say I "need" it, but it was hands down the most used emoticon on MI. Don't remember it?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Emphyrio on November 30, 2018, 09:38:23 PM
Is there any way to put the different forums in tabs at the top of each page instead of having to go back to the main index each time?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Born of Fire on December 01, 2018, 06:53:21 PM
Is there a way to go to the newest post in a thread when you click on it rather than just going to the last page?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on December 01, 2018, 07:23:34 PM
Is there any way to put the different forums in tabs at the top of each page instead of having to go back to the main index each time?

Done! Added a "Board list" button to the top menu.

Is there a way to go to the newest post in a thread when you click on it rather than just going to the last page?

When there's new posts in a thread you should see a red "New" box beside the title. When you click it, you'll jump to the oldest unread post

Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Born of Fire on December 01, 2018, 07:55:29 PM
Cheers man!
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Loaf on December 02, 2018, 02:28:00 PM
Absolutely love this site already, Cheers for putting it together.

 MW is a grand aul name for this site, But would you consider getting a domain that would associate it a bit more with local scene/this country?
 
I know metalireland is copyright, as well as irishmetal.com. But who knows, maybe metaleire.ie or metaleire.net?
I  wouldn't mind chipping in for a domain name and get a good logo going.

Basically just get a bit of branding going and promotion of the site at some stage. I know its a non-profit metal discussion site, but would be cool to hand out flyers/stickers at gigs to promote the site a bit when there is an established brand/name going with a decent logo.

Again, no big deal. I'm chuffed to bits with how things are at the minute.

Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on December 02, 2018, 03:03:04 PM
I agree with you completely.

I was originally planning to go for a more "Irish" name but couldn't think of anything. Eventually settled on MW since I wanted to get something set up ASAP, but I'm aware it sounds a lot more general rather than specific to Ireland. Didn't want to go for something too bland like "irishmetalforum.com" either. One name I had considered was "MetalInTheEire.com" but I though that might be a bit cheesy. It's definitely something I'll consider if there's much support behind it.

Logo/branding definitely needs sorted soon. I'm getting fed up looking at the plain text "Metal Warfare" at the top of the forum, and the mountain/moon in the header which came default with the forum theme and has absolutely no relevance to the site, and makes it look a bit amateur if anything. I had asked about getting a logo made but I'm not sure if any progress has been made. Might even be with getting a quick one done on Fiverr in the meantime. The site would benefit from having a bit more identidy.

Flyers etc is something I had considered but I don't know how it works. Can I just walk around at a gig and hand them out or do I need permission from the venue? Do I need to pay? Do people even pay attention to flyers? If it seemed worthwhile then I'd happily get some printed and send some out to anybody who wants to help.

Cheers for the input!
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Loaf on December 02, 2018, 04:36:36 PM

How do you feel about irishmetal.net? I see it's available to buy on several different domain name sites for fairly cheap.

Yeah a good logo would be decent man. Even something off a logo creator site would do the job for now as a placeholder.

I knocked up a few examples on flamingtext.com haha.

As for the flyers, thats a good question. Could very well be down to each venue, It is advertising at the end of the day. Could do it certainly outside venues.

Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on December 02, 2018, 05:26:11 PM
A new domain could happen, but I'm unsure about irishmetal.net for a few reasons

1. I know this site is riding on the coat tails of MI, but Id like MW to be it's own thing. Irishmetal is really just metalireland flipped
2. It's also very similar to irishmetarchives and I don't want to be encroaching on their territory

Irishmetalwarfare.com?

Or maybe I'm just overthinking it. Either way, it's probably best to see what others think before throwing money into another domain.

I didn't know flaming text still existed! Could work as a temporary fix. There's also the old placeholder I had up originally

(https://metalwarfare.com/logo.png)
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Loaf on December 02, 2018, 07:17:11 PM

Yeah fair enough man! Irish metal warfare is decent too!

Forgot about irishmetalarchives, thats fair enough.

Nice wee placeholder alright. Whatever you think yourself buddy, I just love coming to the site  :)
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: ochoill on December 04, 2018, 03:27:03 PM
I'd nearly leave it as Metal Warfare now that it's going, could always just have a tagline on the main forum like on your image (irish metal forums) just so lads know when they arrive on.

Anyway I just came to post this and see if it works: (https://niketalk.com/styles/default/xenforo/NTemojis/laugh.gif)
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on December 04, 2018, 04:20:31 PM
Should be it added now!

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Juggz on December 04, 2018, 04:30:29 PM
Sweet  :laugh:
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: liamish on December 05, 2018, 10:52:27 AM
That drippy logo thats up now is horrible lol.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on December 05, 2018, 11:33:34 AM
https://www.dafont.com/

Feel free to go through the list and find something which works!  :P
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: leoos on December 05, 2018, 11:52:23 AM
While you're trying to find something that works perhaps use Impact font for now.

It has a couple of things going for it.

Its clear and legible.

I wouldn't suggest it as a permanent fixture, but from a design aesthetic its infinitely better than the one in current use

And a better suggestion could be made or found that would become the font of choice in future.

METAL WARFARE
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on December 05, 2018, 11:57:10 AM
Right, I'll give it an hour and if there's no other suggestions then I'll switch it to Impact until I get something permanent sorted!

Update: done! It's not Impact but hopefully it'll do. Now I'm just waiting for somebody to tell me it's Jimmy Saville's favourite font or something like that...
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Emphyrio on December 05, 2018, 01:23:14 PM
Looks good.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: The Butcher on December 05, 2018, 05:15:54 PM
Yeah that's much better than the drippy logo.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Born of Fire on December 05, 2018, 08:51:11 PM
I guess I was alone in liking the drippy font logo then  :laugh:
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: astfgyl on December 05, 2018, 10:57:12 PM
Ok it isn't impact, but I will do my best to try think of GODFLESH every time I turn up all the same.

Jokes aside, much better.

Also it's a fucking logo. Does anyone really give a shite? It is the content that matters.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on December 06, 2018, 09:30:41 AM
 :laugh: Woohoo! :laugh:
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Eoin McLove on December 06, 2018, 11:02:11 AM
Get a filthy Conqueror style logo to go with the name
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Juggz on December 06, 2018, 12:08:03 PM
The jizz logo had an odd charm of its own. I almost miss it.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on December 06, 2018, 08:04:33 PM
You're welcome to apply your own jizz to the screen if you miss it
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: elektricat on January 13, 2019, 05:34:04 PM
Can we have an option to see thread started  by and thread last posted to by?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on January 14, 2019, 04:30:18 PM
I'm guessing you're on mobile and you're talking about the page where you see a list of all the topics?

I can look into it. Not sure how to best go about it since it'll take up space and I don't want it getting too cluttered. Add an additional line below "Started by X" maybe?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: elektricat on January 16, 2019, 09:43:17 PM
I am indeed on mobile!

Have you just recently added a "new" tag to threads?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: jobrok1 on March 20, 2019, 10:04:57 PM
Just a quick one on the site name.

I like Metal Warfare.
There's more than enough 'Irish' named sites on the go, I think.
The former Metal Ireland...
Metal Radio Ireland...
Burning Metal Ireland...
And my own Irish Metal Archive included.

There's even a shitload of them on Facebook and YouTube.

I've even been toying with completely rebranding myself.

Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 20, 2019, 10:07:07 PM
I've even been toying with completely rebranding myself.

Like Jobrok2?  8)
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: jobrok1 on March 26, 2019, 07:28:55 AM
 ::)
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: DeletedUsermNqGIiIuGy on March 29, 2019, 10:20:20 PM
Whoever added  :abbath:

You sir...
(https://media.giphy.com/media/XMc1Ui9rAFR1m/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Cryptic Stench on April 04, 2019, 03:40:15 AM
The content on the front page needs to be updated more frequently. Otherwise it is pointless, and you’d be better off keeping the site as a forum only.

We’ve had a rake of gigs etc since the site opened and none have been covered. Not having a go at anyone but if that section is to work the pace needs to be picked up.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on April 06, 2019, 08:43:00 PM
Do you realize what percentage of the front page content came straight from CT? And how he was saying all the time that if people wanted more X, Y or Z then they needed to do it and send it in?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Cryptic Stench on April 07, 2019, 10:10:32 PM
Yep, well aware he did the lions share. But in the last 5 years or so there were quite a few people chipping in with quite a variety of content, I can think of five at least off the top of my head ,whereas in five months on metal warfare  there’s been one article from Grimey.

Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Juggz on April 08, 2019, 10:03:07 AM
On MI, I believe CT used to get send material for review and he would divvy it up among those who would write reviews. I don't think there's a centralised submissions spot here where people are sending stuff into, so it looks like the onus is on the users to show a bit of initiative. The last two albums I picked up are the new Queensryche and The End Machine albums. I'll review them if you find two things to review?  :)
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on April 08, 2019, 04:45:55 PM
I'm aware of the lack of content on the front page and I'm definitely to blame for laziness on my part. I'm not sure if I'll ever get round to creating much content myself, and other than Jamie putting in the effort for his interview with Sacrilegia (which I'm very thankful for) there's been no other user contributions. If anybody does want to contribute anything, then please do get in touch.

The idea of having material sent in for reviews might be worth looking into, but there's still the issue of getting the actual reviews written by somebody, and I don't want to be coming across as saying "everybody do free work for me while I do nothing" (although I guess in a way that's kind of what I'm actually saying). I might need to rethink the front page. Possibly just have it be gig listings, upcoming releases, and local resources, or something like that. Having the same thing sitting stagnant for months on end looks kinda bad.

Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: livingabortion on August 02, 2020, 10:49:02 AM
A new domain could happen, but I'm unsure about irishmetal.net for a few reasons

1. I know this site is riding on the coat tails of MI, but Id like MW to be it's own thing. Irishmetal is really just metalireland flipped
2. It's also very similar to irishmetarchives and I don't want to be encroaching on their territory

Irishmetalwarfare.com?

Or maybe I'm just overthinking it. Either way, it's probably best to see what others think before throwing money into another domain.

I didn't know flaming text still existed! Could work as a temporary fix. There's also the old placeholder I had up originally

(https://metalwarfare.com/logo.png)


Possibly FAR too late now but what about having the name in Irish: Miotal Éireann?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: The Butcher on August 11, 2020, 03:25:06 PM
Possibly just have it be gig listings, upcoming releases, and local resources, or something like that. Having the same thing sitting stagnant for months on end looks kinda bad.

Not much movement on this? I did about 3 live reviews in the latter years of MI so I wouldn't mind helping out and doing one or two album reviews every month or so.

Main page could have ->

Link to forum front and center. Then the headers for Reviews / Upcoming Releases / Gig listings / Local Resources (Links to Irish Metal Archive, Recording Studios in Ireland, other services like CD duplication, tshirt printing). As with MI could have the latest 3-5 reviews linked across.

Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 31, 2021, 05:23:10 PM
Yo!

I could be wrong, but it seems to me like the search function currently only returns one result within a given thread. So, for example, if you do a search for "judas", you will get a few results, but only one for each thread, whereas it's safe to say that the "Now Playing" thread contains the word "Judas" at least a few dozen times. This is an illustration case I plucked out of the case to test with, but I've already noticed it with a few other search items.

Can this be checked and corrected if it is indeed the case? Thanks
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on January 31, 2021, 07:41:27 PM
That's the default behaviour as it prevents the search results from being flooded with results from the Now Playing thread if you search for "judas"

On the search page there's a checkbox for "Show results as messages" which will display all the individual posts in the way you're wanting
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on January 31, 2021, 09:54:10 PM
Gotcha. Nifty. Sound!
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Crow on February 04, 2021, 09:09:47 AM
Gotcha. Nifty. Sound!

Revenge are really scraping the barrel for titles at this pont.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Black Shepherd Carnage on February 04, 2021, 10:45:39 AM
Gotcha. Nifty. Sound!

Revenge are really scraping the barrel for titles at this pont.

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
 :abbath: :abbath: :abbath:
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Carnage on August 13, 2021, 06:20:11 PM
A strange thing has happened for me recently: on the unread topics page, the address/home/tab etc. bar is missing. I'm using Chrome on Android, and after checking when Chrome was last updated, it seems to coincide with that, so it's presumably an Android issue. Just said I'd mention it, it's only on that page it happens.

Screenshot attached.
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Hambeast on August 23, 2021, 01:50:01 PM
I'm not sure what's going on there. That black bar at the bottom is odd too. Is it still happening, and does it only happen on this site, and on that specific page?
Title: Re: Forum feedback
Post by: Carnage on August 23, 2021, 07:30:01 PM
Intermittently happening, and only on that recent unread topics page, yeah. The black is presumably because I have the phone on dark mode.

It's not a big deal, I assume it'll resolve itself with the next update but I just said I'd mention it anyway.