New Forum Layout [Feedback and Questions]

(Sebastian) #125

I completely get the reason behind the limitation, it was meant to encourage meaningful discourse instead of on-off interview style chats. However, I am inclined to side with @stanton here, I mean if someone wants to answer with a “jeez” then why the hell not :wink:

(Asa) #126

It’s a valid argument of course, but short responses are more suited imho to live chatrooms, Twitter, things of that nature where you would never keep pace with any part of any conversation if everybody was tweeting a 300-word article. A forum isn’t “live”, it’s like a game of postal chess. Users have time to digest what’s been said and proffer a response or relevant missive which contributes positively and constructively to the discussion at hand or, at least, to the thread subject. These threads are going to be out there for a while, serving as reference tools not only for those of us here now but for the guy who joins up tomorrow,or in August, or in three years’ time.

If someone wants to answer with a “Jeez”,why not? Why not indeed. Conversely, if all one has to add is “Jeez”, do they really need to get that out there that badly? Some of the threads on here are fascinating. The Giallo thread for instance is pretty much a bible of the genre for newcomers, intermediate enthusiasts and hardcore fucking giallo-sciples. Not sure how tolerable it would be if every post worth reading was sprinkled here and there amongst a sea of “Whatevs”, “Looooooool!”, “Win!”, et cetera. Nothing wrong with a singular grunt of approval/disapproval of course, but those are throwaway responses of no further value past their utterance. Great for live conversation and social networks, but largely unnecessary on a forum and outright redundant whenone looks back at an archived thread topic.

Some people on other forums,that’s all they do. A word or two to declare their endorsement/rejection of this or that,without necessarily adding to the discussion. 3000 posts in 18 months yet despite more-or-less flooding the boards, you can’t recall them actually having said a thing. You know?

Now I’m not suggesting Sir Stanton wants to abandon his usual brand of curmudgeonly-yet-encyclopaedic insight and respond henceforth exclusively in the style of a Magic Eight Ball. Indeed, Stanton’s cache here is such that a word from him will likely be as well-received as it is impeccably timed. Same goes for any of the forty or so most frequent contributors, let’s be honest. But that shit spreads, like rising damp, ,ebola, or Simon Cowell.

If we want a quick off-the-cuff chinwag, can’t we do that on Twitter or Facebook, or Grindr?

Merely IMO, of course.

(carlos) #127

How does this affect the links in the DB? Will they still work or have to be updated?

(Sebastian) #128

they will still wor or get automatically changed to https once you click on them. The internal ones in the SWDb will already be https from now on

(Martin) #129

Clicking on the link from the database to the forum …

… takes me to this page:

(Sebastian) #130

I’m on it. They should be forwarded, but I guess in the long run we should replace those old links with new ones that don’t even have to be forwarded

(JonathanCorbett) #131

From Forum Updates

Good, even though there’s a small problem: main categories, when you click any of those, include all sub-categories threads without “deselection” option.

What about moving the five threads written in brackets (SWDB Spaghetti Western Hall of Fame, Sub-genres, “Hidden Gems” List, My Spaghetti Western Journey….and Recommendations? and What type of horse do they use in movies like: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly…The Trinity movies) in the appropriate Town Hall category and at the same time FORCA PER TRE VIGLIACCHI-1972-Alessandro Santini in the Spaghetti Westerns category?

(Sebastian) #132

I’m not quite sure I understand. Can you specifiy what you mean or what you encounter that you don’t like or what you’re missing here?

done, and…


(JonathanCorbett) #133

Thanks a lot!

In the Spaghetti Western category pertinent threads are mixed with Lost & Found and Eurowestern & Hybrids topics, and the same happens with the three sub-categories in the Town Hall: I can watch sub-categories separately simply clicking on them, but apparently this isn’t possible with main categories.

(Sebastian) #134

Ah I see what you mean. I am sure this is a setting somewhere that I could change

(Sebastian) #135

Ok so basically, when you enter a top category it shows topics from all its subcategories by default. You could by hand change that filter, see screenshot:

However, it seems like you’re not the only one who ever noticed or lamented this behavior.

I will keep an eye out, if they introduce a setting to force that…

(JonathanCorbett) #136

OK, thank you again!

(Sebastian) #137

A post was split to a new topic: Buscando una peli

(Martin) #138

Same problem again. Links from the database to the forum don’t work.

(Sebastian) #139

Can u give one specific example? I will have a look and pass it on. In the long term we should replace them all with the correct links to avoid the forwarding being a source of error. Thanks for pointing it out!

(Martin) #140

Yes, of course. For example, the link from this database page to the corresponding forum page doesn’t take you there but to this page. We had that problem before, now again. Strange, because it already worked fine.

(Sebastian) #141

Thanks, I passed it on and it will be fixed. In the meantime everyone, whenever we see links that do not yet point to the real, correct, URL of this forum (but to the topics of the previous adress-structure and in need of forwarding), we can update those links as much as we can

(Jonny Powers) #142

My link to the forum that I was using since before the format change had /index at the end and only recently I got the “oops this page doesn’t exist”

(Sebastian) #143

yea they look different now. the forwarding should work again (soon), but it is better if we piece by piece update all links to their proper new locations

(Asa) #144

I’ve just updated all of the forum links for each of the “Top 20” movies (a couple of them worked anyway - The Great Silence, Keoma - but most of them didn’t). It’s not much, but it’s a start. I shall continue to go through the rest of the films on the “Top 20” page (the top 50), and then move on to the other “Chart” pages (Alternate 20, Tarantino, Cox, Hughes), so at least each of those movies’ forum pages can be reached via their database pages.

EDIT Right, that’s all the movies on the “Top 20” page and all the movies mentioned on the “Tarantino Top 20” page now with working links to their respective forum pages. I shall keep going later on.

FURTHER EDIT Okay, every movie reachable directly from “Top 20”, “Tarantino 20”, “Cox 20”, “Hughes 20”, “Alternative 20” and “Staff Faves” now have working links to their respective forum pages. I’ll tackle the Hall of Fame and Title Sequences pages possibly late tomorrow but more likely Friday (I’ve a movie review to submit to another site tomorrow).

FURTHER, FURTHER EDIT That’s the “Title Sequences” page done and the “Directors” section of the Hall of Fame, although I noticed there are still a lot of movies mentioned in that section which haven’t been linked to their database pages yet, and I haven’t done any of those. If you want Seb I’ll get to linking those films to their database pages once I’ve finished linking all the already reachable movies in the Hall of Fame to their forum pages.