Newcomer observation re forums

Farscape
Farscape Website User Posts: 90

Might I humbly suggest that it is time to create at least thirty more categories or sub-categories so as to make navigation of the forum just a little bit easier and more organized.

Perhaps a new discussion could seek input from long-time members as to how to best develop such topics.

ie. How do I create this effect? / Audio related topics / User projects / Contests / etc.

I realize I'm new and certainly don't want to wear out my welcome Day 1 but for an industry built on organizing clips you aren't doing such a great job of organizing queries and answers.

Maybe it's the forum software you use but I'm used to seeing post numbers per member and rankings  and some ability to track down a topic without a search that gives a wack of possible discussions.

I apologize in advance for such a viewpoint but as an SEO and user interface specialist I can't help but want to help when I see a fixable problem.

The things you are doing right far outweigh my petty concerns but we are all here to improve our skills, whatever they may be. I do hope you consider any future suggestions I might provide as a sincere desire to help you succeed in thanks for your clear desire to have me do the same in film making.

Comments

  • Triem23
    Triem23 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 18,974 Ambassador

    Much of what you discuss here was in a previous incarnation of this forum (Although 30-ish sub categories is a little excessive). 

    Ah, when this incarnation of the forum went online there was much complaining. Ultimately FxHome has chosen this particular layout and functionality for the moment, and, while you and I are not alone in wanting some changes, things are functional (if inelegant), and the forum itself remains somewhat subordinate to the awesomeness of Hitfilm itself. 

  • Aladdin4d
    Aladdin4d Moderator Website User, Imerge Beta Tester Posts: 2,509 Enthusiast

    site:hitfilm.com/forum/ with Google can do wonders.

  • Andy001z
    Andy001z Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,978 Ambassador

    Farscraper have to agree with you about the forum, it could use a couple more sections to split up the traffic. But I find the search seems to work OK so I'm getting by.

  • Kadri
    Kadri Website User Posts: 171

    You can't even post an image directly here. Is it still the same?

  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,728 Ambassador
    edited October 2015

    I've come to bookmark topics I wish to follow. Trouble is- I now have 4 pages of bookmarked stuff and sifting through or doing searches still requires some finesse.

    Kadri - Yup. I don't have a problem using flickr as I have a  free account but I would prefer uploading directly to this site.

  • Stargazer54
    Stargazer54 Moderator Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 3,005 Ambassador

    @Alladin4d  Wow.  That Google tip is the bomb!

  • StormyKnight
    StormyKnight Moderator, Website User, Ambassador, Imerge Beta Tester, HitFilm Beta Tester Posts: 2,728 Ambassador
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