Changes coming to UTVUnderground.com Forum..

T-wrecks

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Not a fan of this board on RDC and doubt that will change with this site. I think part of it is the bright white color scheme and it takes longer to navigate.
 

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I can't seem to get the search function to work for me. Searching for "Radios" returns 0 results. I have a feeling that only new content since the update is being populated in search results. Do you think older content on the forums will be searchable again?
 
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NIKAL

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I like the new format only because I know it, from RDC. Before RDC made the switch, I too was not a big fan. It just takes some getting used too.

But what I'm not a fan of is, I feel there are to many sub categories and I dont like the order in which they are shown on the Forum Index or Main page. The main page layout of RDC is much cleaner and simpler to navigate. More popular forums are at the top of the man page and less traffic or Misc topics are farther down. Just look and compare RDC's main forum page to UTVUG main forum page and you can see the difference.

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/
http://www.utvunderground.com/forum/index.php

Why are sub forums like Tow Rigs, R/C toys & Hot Rods / Low Riders higher up and in the General Discussion page? Those are not topics I come to UTVUG to read or discuss. Those could be in a Misc folder somewhere at the bottom of the Main Page. Those pages dont seem to get much traffic. Do you need a "Addicted to Off-Road" page? Does "Race Team News" need its own page? I just think with having so many sub categories and sub forum pages everything starts to get lost.

I know since the change I have posted less as I have not seen as many new threads or new posts that get my attention.
 
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JoeyD23

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I like the new format only because I know it, from RDC. Before RDC made the switch, I too was not a big fan. It just takes some getting used too.

But what I'm not a fan of is, I feel there are to many sub categories and I dont like the order in which they are shown on the Forum Index or Main page. The main page layout of RDC is much cleaner and simpler to navigate. More popular forums are at the top of the man page and less traffic or Misc topics are farther down. Just look and compare RDC's main forum page to UTVUG main forum page and you can see the difference.

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/
http://www.utvunderground.com/forum/index.php

Why are sub forums like Tow Rigs, R/C toys & Hot Rods / Low Riders higher up and in the General Discussion page? Those are not topics I come to UTVUG to read or discuss. Those could be in a Misc folder somewhere at the bottom of the Main Page. Those pages dont seem to get much traffic. Do you need a "Addicted to Off-Road" page? Does "Race Team News" need its own page? I just think with having so many sub categories and sub forum pages everything starts to get lost.

I know since the change I have posted less as I have not seen as many new threads or new posts that get my attention.
I am very aware of this and feel the same way. In the begining I wanted everything organized. Now its that desire which has actually cluttered.

I will say, we are working on coding a LANDING page which would be like our old Recent Threads. That will take some time.

In the mean time I am going to work on ordering and Merging forum categories to make it easier to navigate.

Please keep posting all your feedback. We will get it dialed in..
 

JoeyD23

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I like the new format only because I know it, from RDC. Before RDC made the switch, I too was not a big fan. It just takes some getting used too.

But what I'm not a fan of is, I feel there are to many sub categories and I dont like the order in which they are shown on the Forum Index or Main page. The main page layout of RDC is much cleaner and simpler to navigate. More popular forums are at the top of the man page and less traffic or Misc topics are farther down. Just look and compare RDC's main forum page to UTVUG main forum page and you can see the difference.

http://www.race-dezert.com/forum/
http://www.utvunderground.com/forum/index.php

Why are sub forums like Tow Rigs, R/C toys & Hot Rods / Low Riders higher up and in the General Discussion page? Those are not topics I come to UTVUG to read or discuss. Those could be in a Misc folder somewhere at the bottom of the Main Page. Those pages dont seem to get much traffic. Do you need a "Addicted to Off-Road" page? Does "Race Team News" need its own page? I just think with having so many sub categories and sub forum pages everything starts to get lost.

I know since the change I have posted less as I have not seen as many new threads or new posts that get my attention.

I cleaned up the forum listing.. let me know what you guys thing. I merged many of the shop forums and other non active racing forums into generally related forums.

Let me know what you guys think.
 

NIKAL

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Looks much better, you did that fast! Overall I think its a big improvement. I like the Resent Threads tab! I know it was there in then menu section before, but having it front & center on the Main page makes it easier for people to find who dont know this new forum format.
 
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