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Old October 31st, 2005   #1
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Hi Folks,

I just want to get a general idea on these three items, would really appreciate if you can take some time to answer:
  1. How did you found about Defence Talk?
  2. Your first impression?
  3. Thoughts on promoting the site?
I could put up a pop up survey script but that is just annoying and I don't like it and for the same reason I think DT visitors and members won't either.

Thanks, enjoy!
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1. I actually came across this site twice before i signed up, the first time i was just looking for military photos, mostly ones of collins class subs

The second time i had searched on google for collins class subs because i wanted to read about them, and i found a few forums where gf0012 had posted, and i ended up reading his comments about them on this one (the other one was a weird layout, like a long message board type one).

2. My first impression was that its a relatively small forum but with a lot of knowledgable people on it, and that its layout was pretty similar to most forums ive seen on the net (the whole phpbb type thing).

3. My only idea for promoting the site would be to maybe add more media or give the media part a more user friendly layout, i think that could get more people visiting, but then again, i guess that puts a lot of stress on the servers and stuff
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Interesting. DT does get a lot of hits from search engines.

We use to have phpbb forum but that has changed since last december.

What part isn't user friendly? How do you think it should be?

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I might have used the wrong word, its not exactly un-user friendly, but more kind of slow to browse, because the entire page reloads for each image, i thought maybe something where only the image reloads could change that, but i don't know if thats even possible without going into flash or something lol

Its not really a bad thing, its just if you are in a dir with a lot of photos, its kind of off putting when you realise the entire page is going to reload every time

Its not really that bad though, its just all i could think of, its hard to find much wrong with the place
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1. Google search for something I forget.
2. I thought there were some interesting discussions that went deeper than 'Su-37 is teh pretteh'
3. I'd like it if the large header for the site didn't show up on every page. Also, the buttons on it are partly replicated on box that contains the navigation tree and user cp. Maybe have the big header show up on the main page and have a smaller header for individual threads, and simplify the buttons situation.
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3. I'd like it if the large header for the site didn't show up on every page. Also, the buttons on it are partly replicated on box that contains the navigation tree and user cp. Maybe have the big header show up on the main page and have a smaller header for individual threads, and simplify the buttons situation.
This is something that is being worked out and should be out soon!

What did you mean by the replicated on box that contains the navigation tree and user cp. ?

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This is something that is being worked out and should be out soon!

What did you mean by the replicated on box that contains the navigation tree and user cp. ?

Thanks!
I think he meant the box which is between the top forum header and the forums. i.e. the ones which contains the navigation tree and User CP link. So basically he wants the 'News', 'Gallery', ' Forums' etc. buttons to be replicated on that box and the top header to be entirely removed from the sub pages.
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I am working on that actually...
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Okay, you have two more options with the forum theme which would also apply to the Gallery area, see attached image.

I hope it makes browsing the forum better.
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I found about this nice site and it's pictures by ( google.com )
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Through google.com as I was searching for articles on Eurofighter Typhoon. Have visited the site quite a number of times since. Found that some of the forum members are very knowledgable so decided to join.
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I was looking for military strategy sites to increase my knowledge on the subject, I came about this site through a search engine and decide to take a look and this site was what I was looking for it's awesome!!
a good way to increase site activity is connect it to other military site that does get a good amount of traffic.
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I was Told by Yasin Khan,I was intrested in defence and he saw me searching me on web in my cafe so he told me about defence talk
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I found this web while searching for pictures and was sort of amazed by the amount that you guys had + its very easy to find them. I signed up for this because it wouldn't let me zoom in so i thought sure its free why not .I didn't find out about the forums part untill much later maybe 6-8 months after i signed up. Finally to make this better i would say that you guys should add more videos and some database on infantry weapons .
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Thanks. Videos and database is slowly being filled up. It's an on going project so it will take some time.

It took you 6 months to find the forum? Why?
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