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Alan - The Webmaster

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The new main website - any ideas?
« on: 31 October 2011, 11:56:52 AM »
The main website www.veraplayafriends.com is being redeveloped so now is your chance to tell us what you would to see.

Should the style or layout be changed?

Do you have any ideas about content.

At the moment the new website will look very much like the old one (unless there are any good ideas out there) with one major difference. If you would like to be contributor to the site then you can become an author and write your own page (and keep it updated), do you have idea for a page that you would like to own?

So please if you have any thoughts, ideas, suggestions or improvements for the main site then please post them here

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Re: The new main website - any ideas?
« Reply #1 on: 01 November 2011, 20:32:27 PM »
The website appears to be running o.k. and congrats to those responsible for making it so. I am used to it, comfortable with it, so for me the old saying applies "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" At the moment the site is very easy to navigate around, everything is clearly labelled, and nothing is complicated. Proposed additions such as an author having their own page sounds o.k., but it's something that may require strict control, to ensure it didn't turn into a soapbox for an individuals opinions that could be detrimental to the spirit of this forum. This has happened on other forums (not just naturist) and ruined them. It would be very sad if it occurred here, just because the site was considered in need of "change" What do others think?  
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Re: The new main website - any ideas?
« Reply #2 on: 01 November 2011, 23:27:18 PM »
Thanks for the feedback Sun4us.

The plan is that prospective authors would register and that registration would have to authorised by an administrator.

Any new pages or additions/changes to pages would also have to authorised by an administrator, this is not to apply censorship but to ensure that the content and style is in line with the rest of the site. The main aims of introducing this facilty is to encourage users to comtribute to the site and not rely on all input being added to the site by just me. This hopefully would poduce a more dynamic,  informative and usefule site with more variety of content but still be easy on the eye and easy to navigate. So we won't let this site become "a soapbox for an individual's opinions". That is also a risk we have with the openness of this forum and as some of you know has happened in the past.

This is a bit of an experiment but we are hopeful it will have a positve results, if not it will be simple to terminate the experiment and return to a static site.

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Re: The new main website - any ideas?
« Reply #3 on: 02 November 2011, 14:17:55 PM »
Alan
It would be nice to maybe see some of the local business owners having the opportunity to have their own business page so as to show events, menus and other ad-hoc information - not advertising but just news - for example bars and restuarants - even invite this upto business owners outside of the main naturist area
From my point of view and having a place at Thalassa
I love to come down to the VP main area to socialise and support the local businesses during my visits throughout the year and think the addition of pages for them would help me to decide and see upcoming events that sometimes i may miss from the main forum
cheers
andy


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Re: The new main website - any ideas?
« Reply #4 on: 17 December 2011, 18:53:03 PM »
It would be nice to have a link that leads to the main website on every page of the forum. Today, I had to manually edit the URL.~Sergey
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Re: The new main website - any ideas?
« Reply #5 on: 18 December 2011, 13:26:23 PM »
When the normal theme is used (that will be back in the new year) if you click on the photo in the top left hand corner it takes you to the main website

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