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2011-12-02 at 10:13PM UTC #4649
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QuickMythril

something i would really like to see and i think would make this a much much much better community is the addition of some different sections to the forum. it’s more than a little ridiculous to see that there is one singular post in the news section (for some reason old news just gets deleted?), and 360 (lol) different threads with almost 3000 posts. so many times i have seen people ask something that was just asked a few days ago, but since only 20 threads are displayed at a time, people usually just create a new one rather than going to page 2. which of course only adds to the mess. i’m not sure what the sections should be, but i know lots of people will support this idea. if anyone has any suggestions to add in hopes that the admin will actually implement them, please post back with your own thoughts.

so far all i can think of is maybe a section on ap2.5/xgd3 titles, a section on burner max, and maybe a different section for each drive type (hitachi samsung benq liteon) then maybe a slim liteon section and a section each for the “unsupported drives” (liteon 1175 and hitachi slim). a jungleflasher help section, and a dosflash section. then we can have a general chat section for people to just shoot the breeze. of course this is a c4e website, so i don’t think we would need jtag/rgh sections, but then again why not, since that is a valid method for people to recover their dvd keys (something that has been coming up a lot recently). plus a ps3 section too ;) that way when someone comes along with their new slim hitachi and they want to ask what they can do with it, they will just click on the slim hitachi section and see right away that there is not really any info so far. same for people who ask when ps3 work is going to happen.

please i hope you take this into consideration and that we can come up with a nice workable solution that will make this website many times greater than it already is.

2011-12-02 at 10:15PM UTC #4650
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QuickMythril

not sure how exactly we would transfer all these older posts into the (theoretical) new layout, but i think just moving everything to an old archived section would work out just fine.

2011-12-03 at 09:55PM UTC #4669
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QuickMythril

i wish i could change the title of this thread, now no one is going to read my post, since it’s listed as a question for the admin. hopefully some of the regulars will check this out and back me up. i don’t want to have to keep bumping my thread, lol

2011-12-04 at 03:13AM UTC #4690
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phrizz

Quick, no worries about the topic of your post m8 – I actually read it BECAUSE it was a question posed to the admin, and a fantastic question at that! I’m always interested in what others ask the admin, since a lot of the time I have the same question(s) =)

I completely agree, forum sections are seriously needed here. Right now it’s just one big cluster[expletive] of random questions/info/general silliness all thrown together like a non-medicated ADHD MyPlace page. I realize this is supposed to be an “Open Forum”, but this Open Forum section should have multiple offshoots with threads/topics for more specific navigating.

I too feel that some of these offshoots should be drive-specific. Similar to the front-page; sections for Hitachi but split into all pre-78 and one for 78/79, Samsung, BenQ, Lite-On Phat and Lite-On Slim. That way people could post under their appropriate drive and cut down on the generally messy layout that is currently in place. The Hitachi Slim and the newest Lite-On Slim could go in separate individual sections under their respective names until more info is available for them in the future, in which case the sections could then be locked and users redirected to the new appropriate sections (ie. when more info becomes available, the new Lite-On would go into the Lite-On Slim section while the new Hitachi would go into Hitachi -> Hitachi Slim section).

BenQ and Lite-On 0800 ripping firmware could get a section (although perhaps not as important since there’s not much to it in terms of how-to), with or without links depending on the legality standpoint of who owns this site. I can understand if c4e or whoever owns this place wants it to remain as info only, cutting off the link to actually supplying what c4 creates.

As far as JungleFlasher goes, that section should really just be a link to the latest version (and updated each time a new one comes out!) along with a link to the official JF tutorial pdf since that has just about everything you need information wise. I would keep the thread unlocked, so questions can be asked, but the majority of questions I ever had about JF were answered in the pdf tutorial.

Dosflash I know nothing about since I’ve never needed to use it, however, a thread similar to JungleFlasher could be implemented.

A thread for the new topology-gathering Xbox Backup Creator when it comes out may or may not be useful. My personal use of XBC has been pretty self-explanatory but I suppose a dedicated thread certainly wouldn’t hurt anyone, especially since the change is going to be quite significant for XGD3.

When the new abgx comes out, a thread for that would also be great. A detailed guide on what the new settings need to be for checking XGD3 ISO’s. I would like to see that guide detailing what the new XGD3 default settings should be, and the settings for manual patching so these can be individually saved within abgx to use on each backup. Guides for XGD2 non-AP25 probably aren’t as important since they will essentially be using the same method they have been until AP25 is activated on them if M$ goes that route.

Those are just a few of my thoughts on what I would really like to see worked in here over time as this place grows. I understand this site in general was created with just c4e logs & CFW status in mind, but since it has become more popular and inevitably will become even more frequented by the masses as Lt+ continues, this place and its users could benefit greatly from the additions mentioned.

Here’s to hoping the admin even reads this… :!:

2011-12-04 at 03:26AM UTC #4691
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phrizz

Oh, and some Moderators would be nice too so there is some control over what gets posted here and where it should go. This place is simply getting too big for the one Admin to keep track of EVERYTHING that gets posted between the comments sections and the forum. Don’t get me wrong, the dude does a pretty damn good job keeping some of the utter stupidness to a minimum but it certainly wouldn’t hurt any if he had some help who focused solely on the forums.

2011-12-05 at 04:42PM UTC #4770
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admin

Thank you both for your posts. Dividing the forum up into sub-forums has been on my To-Do list for a while, so I appreciate the reminder. I like the suggestions that you both made, and I want you to know that I’m open to all ideas and input. Over the next few days, I’ll put some hours into drafting a hierarchy for the sub-forums, taking into consideration your suggestions, and will post it in this thread for your further input. I’m all for including PS3, JTAG/RGH, and so on. The two of you and anyone else who would like to suggest sections in the hierarchy, by all means please do so.

QuickMythril, regarding old news items — they didn’t disappear — the ones that were stickied before were posted under the General Discussion forum, and still exist — just unstickied. The News & Announcements forum, though sparse with its current single post, I only intend to use specifically for site-related news and annoucements, rather than general/scene-related news.

phrizz, I will consider adding some forum Mods, yes. It would be nice to have some help.

Sorting and relocating existing posts into their appropriate sub-forums is fairly trivial, so there’s no need to dump them all into an archive section.

2011-12-06 at 03:04AM UTC #4785
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phrizz

I am extremely pleased to see your response admin! I’m glad to hear that the ideas mentioned are being taken seriously and not just put on a Never-Going-To-Happen-Wish-List =)

Your response alone is very encouraging and I can say with certainty that I look forward to some of the future upgrades here.

2011-12-06 at 05:11AM UTC #4791
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xWSGSxSTANG

Yes thanks admin for allll the hard work. One thing we foresurly need is a way to get rid of spamers. Just found one on here trying to promote his web page, on topic “Blue Rope Lights”.

2011-12-10 at 02:46AM UTC #4946
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phrizz

Admin:
One more suggestion that I personally would greatly appreciate would be the implementation of private messaging amongst registered members. There has been numerous occasions where I wished I had the ability to directly contact someone to converse or answer/ask questions as opposed to posting in a somewhat relevant thread and hoping the person I highlight eventually reads it and responds. Not sure how difficult that would be to code into this site but it would be a very nice feature.

2011-12-10 at 03:23AM UTC #4949
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QuickMythril

i agree, i feel like sometimes i have to hijack a thread to contact someone, either that or hope that if i post a response in the comments it won’t get flooded away by requests for the newest unreleased firmware.

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