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goodidea82

The Modding forums are hard to find

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My impression: The Modding forums are hard to find, especially for newcomers.

I made a post here but that tiny post alone may just have no effect so I post it here again.
Remark: this is not a criticisim about the new appearance, I'm very thankful for the update and the hard work.

Some philosophy:

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I belive that modding, mod- and tool- development for old GTA games will continue to have a great future. There are even much older games from the 90ies and even 80ies which have a fan-base or even active mod development communities. But a well visible and balanced (no dead branches) forum is essential for this to work. We have many long-time contributors, but little-by-little they will leave or have longer periods of inactivity. Therefore newcomers or just visitors are very important---if you don't add water into a glass, it will become dry by evaporation. IMO the forums structure may lead to the absense of newcomers.

Do the mod development sections deserve better visibility? Yes! Development of mods is a lot of hard work; some developers invest months or years to develop a mod. Therefore I think that post related to mods deserve a better treatment by the forums.

Problem analysis:

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The reasons why the structure becomes problematic are perhaps the following:
1) The growing number of R* games has the effect that the number of entry sections for R* game on the top level of gtaforms is growing. Hence, the entry sections for modding are moved down deeper and deeper.
2) The new layout/appearence of the forum  (which I like) has a magnifying effect on the discussed problem.

Ideas:

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- Since there is only a small and constant number (3) of entry points to modding, these could be moved above the "Grand Theft Auto" list. Even reducing it to one entry-point but moving it above the list of games would be better.
- Keep the modding sections below the "Grand Theft Auto" list, but expand it by one level. The number of clicks to get to the desired modding section is quite high already.

Feel free to suggest whatever you think.

 

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Grinch_

This would really add new level to modding(new comer).Hope the admins consider this.

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SilverRST

It's also not so easy wether a new reply has been posted or not. The colors are the same as background, to explain it.

And the red 'Released', really ugly af.

 

And why is there an extra space when pressing Enter while typing?

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6 hours ago, goodidea82 said:

My impression: The Modding forums are hard to find, especially for newcomers.

I made a post here but that tiny post alone may just have no effect so I post it here again.
Remark: this is not a criticisim about the new appearance, I'm very thankful for the update and the hard work.

Some philosophy:

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Problem analysis:

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Ideas:

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Feel free to suggest whatever you think.

 

Thanks for the suggestions, we'll look into it!

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goodidea82

I see there is for every game an associated link to "GTA mods". Is this new or didn't I see it all the time?

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Spider-Vice

It's always been there.

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