Is there any chance of a massive overhaul?
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:36 PM
I'd love to be able to 'upvote' posts that are informative, detailed and genuinely worth reading rather than the current 99% of rubbish that clogs up most of the forum pages. I'm definitely not trying to rant or anything, but I'd love to not have to cipher through several pages of a topic just to come across something worth reading, and even if I do reply to the post the chances of the initial poster seeing it is very slim. I'm sure you're all well aware, but a lot of forums have a message system so when someone quotes or replies to a post, the person is then notified.
It's possibly not doable on the current infrastructure, but I'd happily donate to the site if it meant someone was paid to improve the forum. It's getting increasingly more frustrating coming across pages and pages of one sentence replies which usually never a contribute to the actual topic.
The best forums have systems in place so users are rewarded (whether it's through karma or points) when posting informative content. At the moment, GTAF users thrive off the "post count" and believe that the higher post count somehow translates into a good user - rarely is this ever the case.
I don't know, maybe it's been discussed before (I did search, believe me!) but I thought I'd just throw my two cents in.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:54 PM
Fortunately, Tank is working on a similar system and the new forums will bring in a lot of changes and new features when they go live sometime this year. I don't have a lot of info on this as the project is still in beta testing phase and there's still quite some work left to be done but I'm sure a lot of people will be more than satisfied with it.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 02:02 PM
Looking forward to it! Hopefully it's out before GTA V is released. Cheers.
Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:02 PM
-Most useful fist
- Newest first
- Oldest first ect..
Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:29 PM
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