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#1 steeldrifter

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

If you see thing moved / changed on the site over the next day or two don't be alarmed, I am doing a little work on the site to make it a bit more streamlined and easier to use / find things. Few things will be making a forum for my rods to showcase those so my rod posts aren't flooding the "Fly Fishing" forum all the time. Going to be moving a couple sections such as "timely tips" to the fly tying section as a pinned topic since that forum hasn't really had posts in years. Probably move or delete the FTF announcements section since it's been 10 yrs since there was a new announcement.

 

Nothing major but just some things to get the site back into a clean user friendly state since I now have the ability to do that again. Feel free to share any suggestion as well if there is something you would like to see done or added to the site. (not the fly data base though, that is a different software issue that I have no part of with that ;) )  


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#2 mikechell

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 02:52 PM

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#3 Piker20

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:11 PM

It'll be good to see a few things tweaked. The data base is a shame but from tiny acorns......


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:17 PM

Steve,

 

Being ignorant of what it takes to make such change Ia m reluctant to make waves. 

 

Applauding your cleanup start, I'd also propose the general idea of getting finer granularity  within some of the sites. For example, the warm water segment might include subsets for panfish. bass, and pike/musky flies.  I think that finer focus would tend to draw more interest and even active  participation.

 

Thanks for taking on this long needed work,  I don't know where you find the time.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:33 PM

Less is more when it comes to categories. As Steve just said, multiple categories result in sections that have not been touched in years, but take space on the front page of the site.

If the software allows it, tags is a much better way to mark topics, together with limited general categories.

Steve, email me if I can help you with anything.
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#6 steeldrifter

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

Thanks Javier. I actually need to get back in touch with you soon about the revamp for my MCFR site. Swamped with over 35 rod orders at the moment but once I get them all knocked out in the next 4-5 weeks we need to re-visit the site redo.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 03:53 PM

Steve-Going to be nice to see some improvement around!Spring cleaning time!
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:48 PM

Just wish members place of origin would be under username or in profile....Thanks for your service SD!
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#9 steeldrifter

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:11 PM

If you click on a members name there will be location right in the profile. It use to be under the name as well, but I think that one changed after the update a couple years ago. Still in profile though.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:54 AM

Wasn't seeing it. My bad have to go to full version then profile.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 03:18 AM

instead of just moving "timely tip" how about unlocking the category so forum members can continue to post tying tips and tricks

 

nobody can start a new thread

 

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#12 steeldrifter

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:30 AM

That's weird I didn't even realize you couldn't post in timely tips anymore. I just looked in the admin panel and don't see why it is that way or how to fix it. Got an apt this morning but I'll tryin look into that later tonight.


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