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View Poll Results: Which default front page would you like to see on my forum?
http://unixforum.co.uk/index.php 4 50.00%
http://unixforum.co.uk/ipdl.php 4 50.00%
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Old 08-04-2003, 10:47 AM   #1
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Can you please review my UNIX/Linux Forum site??


Apologies if site review requests are not allowed... please feel free to delete this topic

anyhow... i would like to know what people think of my new site... i have a couple of key questions:

1. Which default front page would you like to appear when you visit the basic URL (http://unixforum.co.uk) ?? i have put this into the poll.

2. What are your general opinions on the site?? this can include anything

My UNIX/Linux Forum is here: http://unixforum.co.uk

cheers ppl!!
 
Old 08-04-2003, 11:01 AM   #2
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If you are trying to be a forum site have the forum page the default. I usually bookmark the forum page and not the main one on forums that have a news/information/something_other_than_the_forum main page. Of course if your main page is going to be updated frequently and people will visit just to read the main page then you may want it on the front... Then there is the tie-in style... Put the news and information on the front page and then have a Discuss this in our forums! link on the main page (might be the best for a new site)

Last edited by Blinker_Fluid; 08-04-2003 at 11:02 AM.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 11:06 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply

i am trying to be a forum site, so i think i'll leave the main forum page as the default is the voting continues to swing towards that...

as for updating the summary page frequently, this is done automatically by taking the most recent threads from any of the forums i specify (currently "Announcements" and "Interesting News/Security Alerts").

I would like people to use the summary page, but i want them to *want* to use it, instead of have to negotiate past it without looking at it. i have to find the perfect place to link to it from... where do u reckon??
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:20 PM   #4
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I voted for the second alternative. My reasoning being that anyone interested in only the forums is free to bookmark that page if they like. As time goes on you may add more content to the front page, if you want first time visitors to see it leave the second alternative as the default.

Nice default colors on the site, good category breakdowns too, Im already registered
 
Old 08-04-2003, 01:25 PM   #5
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I recommend that:

1. You set up your DNS so that your domain is hosted on disparate networks. As both your current DNS servers are on the same network, if that drops off the net, so does your site.

2. You have at least one MX secondary.


I'm not sure if the world is ready for another forum, there's quite a few out there already.

Regards
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:41 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by m0rl0ck
I voted for the second alternative. My reasoning being that anyone interested in only the forums is free to bookmark that page if they like. As time goes on you may add more content to the front page, if you want first time visitors to see it leave the second alternative as the default.

Nice default colors on the site, good category breakdowns too, Im already registered
cool!! thanks for registering i hope you post soon and find it a useful resource

Quote:
Originally posted by MartBrooks
I recommend that:

1. You set up your DNS so that your domain is hosted on disparate networks. As both your current DNS servers are on the same network, if that drops off the net, so does your site.

2. You have at least one MX secondary.


I'm not sure if the world is ready for another forum, there's quite a few out there already.

Regards
Point 1 - this web site is hosted at my ISP... while i have no control over the subnets/hardware etc... i can change my own DNS records (through the hsphere web control panel). i will point out this post to them though, when i have time, so thanks for the pointer.

Point 2 - you mean a backup mail server incase the main one goes down?

thanks to all who have replied so far it's much appreciated.
 
Old 08-04-2003, 06:57 PM   #7
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I'm not sure if the world is ready for another forum, there's quite a few out there already.
There are? I tried googling for "Linux Forum", and I found none (that were in english at least). What are some other forums? And also, LinuxQuestions.org appeared as a sponsored site! How much money does something like that cost, where does this site get it, and why did the people (moderators?) make this a sponsored site? Its not like this is a commercial site or anything...or is it?
 
Old 08-05-2003, 04:17 AM   #8
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likewise... look at these links:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...UK%7CcountryGB
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en...e+Search&meta=
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&i...=Google+Search

there aren't *that* many...
 
Old 08-07-2003, 07:03 AM   #9
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anyone else have any opinions?? i greatly appreciate them... hint, hint...

cheers ppl
 
  


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