Poll: Does Edugeek site need a Spring Clean revamp?

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    Spring Clean

    Right - its nearly spring and I want to clean up Edugeek

    (At BETT there were some pretty big boys and girls (and I'm not talking size here!) coming over to stand and wanting to talk to Mr Edugeek and I think we could do with a bit of a re-vamp around here )

    Anyone else up for this?

    Now I know only ZH can actually do most of the work and he's a little bit busy at the moment but I thought if we got together some ideas on what could make the site look/work better then he could code them up when he's back with us

    Good idea/bad idea?

    regards

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    For instance - I wanted to attach a poll to this post but could I as heck find the button to do it!

    Ooops - found it in Arial 8 point at bottom

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    ZH does an excellent job and I personally would hate it if someone steped on my toes like this... so I vote no...

    ZH you do an excellent job, you do what is required by edugod

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    Knowing DB and ZH ... they have more stuff hidden away than you can imagine. Unless you are Geoff ... in which case it is just stuff he has not indexed on google yet.

    It will get a revamp ... probably over the next year when DB and ZH have more time ... so I will vote yes, but am happy that it is in capable hands anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Knowing DB and ZH ... they have more stuff hidden away than you can imagine. Unless you are Geoff ... in which case it is just stuff he has not indexed on google yet.

    It will get a revamp ... probably over the next year when DB and ZH have more time ... so I will vote yes, but am happy that it is in capable hands anyway.
    As you put it in that perspective, I agree

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    explain spring clean, what would you do to change things fella

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    It does depend on what you mean by "Spring Clean"?

    ZH does a outstanding job on keeping EduGeek online, both backend and frontend he is always messing with her to make sure it is better for all members, one thing i do know is alot of things will be happening over the coming year with EduGeek and alot of new things will appear on the scene.

    So with regards to the site itself no i dont think it does need a spring clean, new features will be coming out in the coming future and when the community needs to be told they will... from a software point of view VB v4 has just been released and i know already ZH is looking it to make EduGeek better!

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    On the other hand, if you mean a "spring clean" with regards to community rules/advice with posting etc then yes i do agree, and something is already being done about it at the moment discussion is in place with how things are going at the moment, with more clear posting rules etc, mod advice for us so that we are also on the same level as this has been brought up a few times.. and also a revised set of forum rules will be discussed with the whole community to make EduGeek better... (notice how i say discussed with everyone, and not we tell you.. as that is something that is not going to happen as it is wrong)

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    I think i have that right,

    James.

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    Bloomin heck - is everyone on touchy pills!

    My main prompt for this was when us WinMo people were trying to get on the site and post during the evenings at BETT - we couldn't find a post button amongst all the other stuff that came up.

    (Of course the Apple FanBoys were fine!)

    And then with all the discussions about what is Edugeek it made me look at the site from a new visitors point of view and I thought we could do with a lick of paint here and there

    So chill people!

    But i can imagine all the Edugeeks sitting in their bedroom/computer/living rooms/server rooms thinking - what do you mean it needs a clean!

    Peace

    regards
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    My 2nd suggestion is an automatic word filter to remove the word "fella" from posts

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    My 2nd suggestion is an automatic word filter to remove the word "fella" from posts

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    oh i can change fella to chap if you prefer or even worse geeza

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    Remove the troll smilie ?

    I get what you mean though... A refresh of the colours would be nice actually, and possibly a button to nominate threads for archiving to the wiki.

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    I think rather than using the generic term spring clean, asking members what they like and don't like about the site is a better idea. Using this information more constructive decisions can be made.

    Changing the appearance has its pros and cons for example. Change it too much and people don't like change, but change it a little and include new features... the results can most certainly be rewarding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Remove the troll smilie ?

    I get what you mean though... A refresh of the colours would be nice actually, and possibly a button to nominate threads for archiving to the wiki.
    Are you taking the mick? --->

    Continuing thread from "New Users"

    and it's nothing to do with the irish connection before someone says anything trollish!

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    @vikpaw I would edit my post to remove the bit about the troll smilie (though see your PM) but another improvement would be the use of 'edit' on the iPhone template.

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    PM? nix on the PM front. Is it a long one GD <snigger>

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    vb4 is completely different in the way it works, and templates, so good luck to ZH on that! He must have patience.

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