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    Default StopTazmo Site Index Change Comments

    We recently posted a new build of our download manager. During this update we decided to change our index page to http://stoptazmo.com/downloads/ instead of our forum.

    What do you guys think?

    Should we keep the our downloads page index or return to the forum index?

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    It's so weird. Will post again after further use.

    I do like the latest posts section since most of everything is dead anyways :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
    It's so weird. Will post again after further use.

    I do like the latest posts section since most of everything is dead anyways :/
    I think it is a bit strange too, but looking at other sites they all have similar things. That is why I posted the main downloads on the index page. I know our forum is dead, we get 15-25,000+ unique a day and they all go straight to the downloads which is a sad thing. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I just wanted to mention I plan to keep the index page up at least until tonight, maybe tomorrow morning depending on the feedback I get. Hopefully a number of people will comment.

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    Honestly, I liked the formatting of the 'recent uploads' list from the forum page a lot better. It was easy to understand and read at a glance. This one takes a couple of moments of thinking on my part, and one takes a lot of scrolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spira View Post
    Honestly, I liked the formatting of the 'recent uploads' list from the forum page a lot better. It was easy to understand and read at a glance. This one takes a couple of moments of thinking on my part, and one takes a lot of scrolling.
    What if I were to simply add that to the new index page at the very bottom?

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    Damn, thought first the forum was down, but then I saw the "Forum" button

    I personally think it looks good, my only qualms would be about people getting on this forum even harder (although we practically havenīt got any new (and active) members in ages ^^). Still, the "latest posts" section would point newbies towards the forums I guess =D

    Good to see you havenīt forgotten the forums, how are ya?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel View Post
    What if I were to simply add that to the new index page at the very bottom?
    Itīs better when you donīt have to scroll down that much, but if you put the downloads at the very bottom, it might be harder to find...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDemon View Post
    Damn, thought first the forum was down, but then I saw the "Forum" button

    I personally think it looks good, my only qualms would be about people getting on this forum even harder (although we practically havenīt got any new (and active) members in ages ^^). Still, the "latest posts" section would point newbies towards the forums I guess =D

    Good to see you havenīt forgotten the forums, how are ya?



    Itīs better when you donīt have to scroll down that much, but if you put the downloads at the very bottom, it might be harder to find...
    I am doing good. I hate to say it but not even I am active on the forums. But every 2 days (sometimes 3 days) I do make sure to post manga.

    At this point I am not sure if it is better to have the file list of updates or the categories that have been updated first. I might have to see how both look before I make a decision. If we do keep the current index page, I am going to make sure to watch our traffic, if it drops I will change back.

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    I voted to switch back. And I don't even participate much in the forums (I'm a quiet person in general). I like to see what people are talking about. Too bad the forums are so quiet now. Hiding the forum will make it even more quiet, but maybe that's inevitable?

    How about this... I guess your intent is to present an *active* download list rather than an *inactive* forum as the main feature of the front page. Is there a way to show some of the latest forum posts in a sidebar next to the latest downloads?

    I didn't think it was that hard to find the downloads before, but it is nice to have easier access to the latest downloads list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spira View Post
    Honestly, I liked the formatting of the 'recent uploads' list from the forum page a lot better. It was easy to understand and read at a glance. This one takes a couple of moments of thinking on my part, and one takes a lot of scrolling.
    The other seemed really better. In my opinion, it was just right, no need for change. Now, there is lots of scrolling or having to use the search function, and that is never good.

    However I apreciate you trying to make things even better.
    how the can I buy from e-Bay since i\'m in Brazil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigerm View Post
    I voted to switch back. And I don't even participate much in the forums (I'm a quiet person in general). I like to see what people are talking about. Too bad the forums are so quiet now. Hiding the forum will make it even more quiet, but maybe that's inevitable?

    How about this... I guess your intent is to present an *active* download list rather than an *inactive* forum as the main feature of the front page. Is there a way to show some of the latest forum posts in a sidebar next to the latest downloads?

    I didn't think it was that hard to find the downloads before, but it is nice to have easier access to the latest downloads list.
    I like to also see what people are talking about, and I kind of hoped people would be more active but everyone wants the DL's so I figured I would give the people what they wanted. I am thinking now about just posting a huge link on the top of the forum to point to the downloads page /downloads/ which would show the same index page we have now.

    I did indeed intend to have an active download list vs dead forum since no one wants to post. I could show a ton of posts on the sidebar which is also an option.

    I do agree with you, it was pretty easy to find the DL's, so reverting is an option also.

 

 
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