Originally Posted by Panic
Well we may be doing some updates towards the forums. So just a bit heads up If you see any changes.
We are planning to reconstruct the sections for your better usage. So If you have any suggestions on what should be added. Just give a reply here on what you'd "like" to see here.
I'm not sure if it's the type of change you're asking for, but I'll suggest it anyways. At the bottom of the front page, where it lists Currently Active Users, I notice people are "active" after not participating on the forum for many hours. It's 10:30 p.m. where I am at, and there are some people who have not interacted with the forum since 12:30 p.m. (maybe earlier, haven't checked), and yet they are still considered online/active. Perhaps lowering that time to something like 30 minutes.
Why? Because when I'm working with threads, I like to see how many people are online, and likely to post actively while I'm around. Small change, and I realize I have only been on these forums not even long enough to be considered a cup of coffee, but it's just a suggestion.
The other suggestion I would make is more moderators. On my vBulletin forum I have created a class of Moderators called "Power Moderators"...these guys have the powers of regular moderators in all forums, with none of the powers of the Super Moderator. I've noticed several instances where some moderation could be used, and while I'm sure it's gotten to eventually, more moderators could keep the forum cleaner faster.