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Gilgamesh
11-20-2008, 07:52 PM
We're starting to have quite a few pages of levels in the Level Showcase, and I find that it's getting gradually complicated to browse through them all.

For this reason, I propose we need a way to consistently organize the threads in the Level Showcase.

I suggest two solutions :
1) Making a set of guidelines to use the existing tools
2) Devising a new system to organize the threads

The guidelines would be used to get us to consistently use the "Rate Thread" and Tags tools we currently have. The "Rate Thread" would be used to give a rating to the levels for people who want to sort by rating, and the Tags would be used to give useful tags for people wanting to categorize their levels when posting (a list of level-specific tags would have to be established for this purpose).

The new system is really anything people can think up, from using sub-forums to having more advanced search options, to having sets of pre-built search results (newly added, weekly top rated, all-time top rated, etc).

So that's what I see, your opinion may differ or you may have a better idea. Comment away :hero:

(I have also put a poll to determine if people are interested in changing the current Level Showcase sub-forum or if they're fine the way it is)

ConfusedCartman
11-21-2008, 02:37 AM
Well, we could easily add subforums, but I don't want a maze of forums to navigate, either. I could try to encourage use of the tools available as well, although I can't guarantee it will be used that often or for very long. Do you have any suggestions for different subforums? Anyone with an opinion is free to chime in on this, I'm interested in hearing what you guys think.

QuozL
11-21-2008, 02:54 AM
Please no more sub forums :)

Cheers QuozL

Gilgamesh
11-21-2008, 03:54 AM
I'm not fond of having additional sub-forums myself. I would much rather have a set of useful pre-defined search results.

ConfusedCartman
11-21-2008, 04:05 AM
I'm not fond of having additional sub-forums myself. I would much rather have a set of useful pre-defined search results.
What do you mean by "pre-defined search results"? A set of categories for members to choose from when posting? That might be possible. Is that what you mean?

Gilgamesh
11-21-2008, 10:33 AM
Actually, I was more thinking along the lines of the search feature which would use some of the following fields to return interesting results :

-Date of thread
-Date of last post
-Number of views
-Number of replies
-Rating
-Are there images?
-Are there videos?
-Did you reply to this thread?

You could be presented with say, a link for "Weekly new levels" which would return the search results for the threads posted since Sunday.

Or "Weekly popular levels" which would return the search results for the threads posted since Sunday which have the most number of replies.

"Discoveries" for levels which have not gotten a lot of views or replies.

I'm sure many other combinations could be thought out.