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HF's new homepage - what do you think?
Tarok
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 02:36 AM UTC
Hey all,

Well, after a touch more than a year we have jazzed up our homepage.

This is just an informal poll, but tell us what you think about it?

You get to see many more reviews on the homepage than you previously did, and we also have a rotating "Featured Review" (this is a vendor supplied review - so we are also giving those that support us more coverage ), as well as more features listed down the left of the screen.

But enough from me, this thread is to find out what you think... so go ahead... gimme your thoughts my friends

Rudi
Gunny
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 03:28 AM UTC
Hey Brother Tarok!

I for one LOVE the new look, mate!
MSW got her facelift a short while back, had some grumbling here and there from a few members, but for the most we got an extremely positive response from the change...the new format brings a bit more "organized class" to the front pages, for sure!
~Mark
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 03:55 AM UTC
Hi Rudi. I like it a lot. These latest updates top the Kitmaker network, are a huge improvement. I like the layout better, and the main items of interest are easily accessable. My persoanl favorite recently is the "blog" icon ... .
I believe blogs will really set online magazine apart from printed media ... and will lift modelling to an even higher level. This icon has brought me in to HF more often lately, as its easier to pick out these threads.

I like the white background colour on the HF first page. Its clean and bright, and lets the info pronounce more. As mark mentioned ... there is a uniformity now to the front pages and it looks organised.
Thumbs up from me!
wampum
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Tekirdag, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 07:34 AM UTC
I like the new look of the main page.
The Seil's FOTM banner fits very well where it is now. I'd love it much more if it would be bigger.
1969
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 08:09 AM UTC
The change is all for the good,like frank i like the BLOG icon and find it very usefull for keeping up with something.

Steve
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Posted: Friday, July 20, 2007 - 04:30 AM UTC
Thanks for the feedback guys. I know that forum interaction on HF is up and down, and there are probably a lot of people who browse HF but don't post. I would like to ask them (if they are reading this now), why not? Is it just that they don't find something of interest to post on? Or do they aready hang their 'forum hat' somewhere else? Some feature or way the forum works that they don't like? Basically I am looking for ways we can improve the site and forum so that it's easier and more readily used.

So you lurkers... this one is for you to answer. Why don't you post more?

Thanks,
Jim
Major_Goose
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 06:28 PM UTC
well i think that the new look , is even more professional looking and more attractive. i like it definately

I also think that the rotating reviews mechanism is superb and will offer some more to the members and visitors .

So far every change has gone for the bettering . i wish we keep on like that
FingersEddie
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007 - 07:35 AM UTC
Yeah, I like the changes. The main page looks like a magazine cover and works really well, nice one.

Are you gonna' make any changes to the actual forums at all?!
Tarok
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Posted: Monday, July 23, 2007 - 08:02 AM UTC

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Are you gonna' make any changes to the actual forums at all?



We're always open to suggestions; you are all always welcome to drop staff an email with your constructive suggestions.

What did you have in mind, Paul?

I know a couple of people have enquired about the creation of a Modern DG under Periods & Players. Perhaps we also need to trim some of the less active DG's under the same.

But again, give us your suggestions.

Rudi
FingersEddie
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Posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 - 05:02 AM UTC
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What did you have in mind, Paul?

Rudi



I'm not sure, how about a change of the background colour. Its surprisin' what a lick of paint can do.

Can you change the fonts?!