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I think we should expand some sections more, having one "off-topic" forum is just too much. Everybody's trying to shove everything in one section and/or one thread.

 

Judging by other forums I post in, I think this would be a good set up for sections (feel free to add your insight)

 

Paramore Fan News

- Rules, Site Announcements, Projects & Contests

^that section seems to never be updated. More projects/contests soon?

- Welcome

^this should be moved here or the off-topic section.. it has nothing to do with Paramore

 

Paramore

- Everything/General Discussion (with band members as sub-forums)

Talk about anything Paramore related, any random stuff on them that doesn't go along the categories below.

- News

This is sort of merged into the "everything" section, it works though. But this is just a suggestion to add a new forum

- Photos

- MultiMedia

Just a question, is it possible for us to have a download section for members only? Like if we want HD/HQ downloads of Paramore live videos. (not songs)

- Tour

- Promo

- Press

 

Music

- Music

- Musicians

- Show Us Your Band

- Recommendations

 

Other

- Whatever/General Discussion

this would be the off topic section

- Entertainment

Movies, Tv, Video games, etc. I know we have a sub-topic similar to this, but I think an actual topic would be better

- Technology

I see these types of threads in other forums. If somebody has a problem with their computer or something, they post their problems here. Or discuss the new macbook or something..

- Rants/Debates

I think PF has one rant/debate thread? A whole section works well in other forums I post in.

- Artwork/Photography

I'm not creative with names, but a section to showcase people's sigs/avatars and art. Stuffing everything in one photography thread is too much

- Games

 

Tech

- Suggestions

- Bugs

 

 

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Now this is really messy and can probably be sorted out with more thinking, but this is just a rough idea to expand the forum more. If any of you post in other forums, check back to see if they have some sections that PF can also add.

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^ I like it. I think it'll get a lot more discussion going on.

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I'm not against it, but I just want to remind everyone that expanding and adding more forums means more scrolling, and longer load times. That being said, continue discussing your suggestions :)

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As simplistic as it sounds it would definitely impact loading times.

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- MultiMedia

Just a question, is it possible for us to have a download section for members only? Like if we want HD/HQ downloads of Paramore live videos. (not songs)

 

As far as I know, yes, especially if it's members only. The band has always been great with us allowing us to share live videos and such, just as long as it's not an official music video. We'd just have to be careful of copyrights.

 

 

I like this idea. The only thing to consider is, like Dustin pointed out, the load time of a more extensive board. If everyone's okay with that, it's something we could try out, for sure. Of course, then we'd also have to sit here for a weekend or something and figure out where to put all the existing threads too.

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I like this idea. The only thing to consider is, like Dustin pointed out, the load time of a more extensive board. If everyone's okay with that, it's something we could try out, for sure. Of course, then we'd also have to sit here for a weekend or something and figure out where to put all the existing threads too.

 

Would switching to phpbb make the forums faster? But then again, I don't think that's possible at this point since that'll probably erase all the forum data.

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I don't think so, with the amount of data we have on these boards. We already have the memory allowance as high as we can make it. The boards are just huge. Plus we spent way too much money to switch to free software at this point. :P

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I'm pretty sure we used to have a download section here. Last time I downloaded something was years ago though so I haven't checked it out since

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Would switching to phpbb make the forums faster? But then again, I don't think that's possible at this point since that'll probably erase all the forum data.

 

I don't think downgrading is an option, haha.

 

 

If we add a forum or two, it won't impact things too badly. Just saying that scrolling a ton is never that fun. I don't mind it too much, but then again, I'm aware of pressing the "Home" key on my keyboard to bring me back to the top, but it seems that not everyone is aware of that shortcut ;)

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^ Some of us also have a magical trackpad that allows us to drag out fingers up or down and scroll without having to use the scroll wheel on a mouse. :P

 

If adding a few more forums isn't going to mess with load time, then I don't think people will mind a little extra scrolling.

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I don't think downgrading is an option, haha.

 

haha well i'm not that smart about these types of things, so I had no idea it would be downgrading from the software we use now.

I know the LIGHTS official forum uses the same software this forum uses, but I've also seen some phpbb boards.

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haha well i'm not that smart about these types of things, so I had no idea it would be downgrading from the software we use now.

I know the LIGHTS official forum uses the same software this forum uses, but I've also seen some phpbb boards.

 

phpbb is a free software. It can't do 1/3 as much as IP.Board can, and it's free because it's intentionally marketed toward those who can't afford a more feature-rich forum. It's low on the totem pole, per se. But if you have a forum that doesn't have a lot of traffic and don't need many features, then phpbb is a fine option, but PF is too big for running on that type of software. It's also from 2007, so it's a bit outdated. They usually release a new phpbb every 3-5 years. I've also skinned for phpbb and it's a pain haha. But like I said, if you are running a small forum and it's not meant to be some huge big deal, then it's certainly a cost effective option that serves that purpose.

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Definitely think this would work. Would love to have a proper rant/debate forum, even if I think that hardly anyone will post! :P

 

Haha I think it might be the other way around. People will fight because they disagree with each other.

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Definitely think this would work. Would love to have a proper rant/debate forum, even if I think that hardly anyone will post! :P

It always seemed to be one of the more popular sections. People love to argue haha. Agreeing with everyone gets boring :P

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It always seemed to be one of the more popular sections. People love to argue haha. Agreeing with everyone gets boring :P

 

Haha, you're so right! (Wait, that would mean I agree with you...and that's no fun! But in all seriousness, yes I do agree. People are addicted to forcing everyone to see their way haha, me included ;))

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Haha, a rant/debate thread is something we could've used years ago. Why didn't we think of it then? Or did we? :P

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I think we should expand some sections more, having one "off-topic" forum is just too much. Everybody's trying to shove everything in one section and/or one thread.

 

Judging by other forums I post in, I think this would be a good set up for sections (feel free to add your insight)

 

Paramore Fan News

- Rules, Site Announcements, Projects & Contests

^that section seems to never be updated. More projects/contests soon?

- Welcome

^this should be moved here or the off-topic section.. it has nothing to do with Paramore

 

Paramore

- Everything/General Discussion (with band members as sub-forums)

Talk about anything Taylor related, any random stuff on her that doesn't go along the categories below.

- News

This is sort of merged into the "everything" section, it works though. But this is just a suggestion to add a new forum

- Photos

- MultiMedia

Just a question, is it possible for us to have a download section for members only? Like if we want HD/HQ downloads of Paramore live videos. (not songs)

- Tour

- Promo

- Press

 

Music

- Music

- Musicians

- Show Us Your Band

- Recommendations

 

Other

- Whatever/General Discussion

this would be the off topic section

- Entertainment

Movies, Tv, Video games, etc. I know we have a sub-topic similar to this, but I think an actual topic would be better

- Technology

I see these types of threads in other forums. If somebody has a problem with their computer or something, they post their problems here. Or discuss the new macbook or something..

- Rants/Debates

I think PF has one rant/debate thread? A whole section works well in other forums I post in.

- Artwork/Photography

I'm not creative with names, but a section to showcase people's sigs/avatars and art. Stuffing everything in one photography thread is too much

- Games

 

Tech

- Suggestions

- Bugs

 

 

--

 

Now this is really messy and can probably be sorted out with more thinking, but this is just a rough idea to expand the forum more. If any of you post in other forums, check back to see if they have some sections that PF can also add.

 

 

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thanks! :)

 

edit: Did nobody notice I accidentally wrote "everything Taylor related" ??! I just noticed that... whoops... (I guess I'm a little too obsessed with Taylor Swift haha)

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thanks! :)

 

edit: Did nobody notice I accidentally wrote "everything Taylor related" ??! I just noticed that... whoops... (I guess I'm a little too obsessed with Taylor Swift haha)

 

Hahaha, I overlooked it before. I see it now. It's a honest mistake ;)

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Haha, I do remember reading it and seeing Taylor, but then my A.D.D. set in and I forgot. :P

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