View Full Version : Revised Format Coming

08-01-2013, 03:48 PM
Hello Folks!

When we started this thing up last year we had a bunch of people sign up. It didn't take too long before the visits dropped off. We think we found the issue.

#1 - When there's a lot of forums on a site & not many posts, people are hesitant to post. They don't want to be the first or only poster of a topic.

#2 - People who go to forums generally want a place to feel comfortable, chat with some likeminded individuals & share some information.

There's an abundance of forums out there, some are a good fit for you, and some aren't. We're hoping to make GoneFishingForum a place you like to hang out in and share your thoughts, rants and experiences.

We are not believers in the Nanny State mentality & the censorship that goes along with it, so it would take a bunch to ever get banned from GFF. If someone doesn't like what someone else has to say, they can click their mouse. If it comes down to stalking or death threats or something stupid like that, we may have to take someone out to the woodshed...

Anyways, here's what we are planning:

Revised Format-
I've been doing some research on what makes a good forum. Most of the information we've digested looks to have a common KISS theme: Keep It Simple, Stupid!

So that's where we are going with it. To borrow a phrase from a friend, "I ain't too smart, but I'm always thinking" :laugh:

We're trimming the number of forums down and condensing existing threads into a shorter, simpler layout. If things need to expand in the future, no problem, it'll be done. If you don't see a place that you feel your post would fit, simply post it in The Lounge. If many similar posts show up, we'll create a separate forum for them.

Free Sponsor Ads-
We'll be reaching out to current and new sponsors & offering free advertising until a time when the forum is producing enough page views that it justifies charging for ad space.

We're more than happy to work with you if you don't have ad's created in the specified web banner standard size formats we are using. Currently, 468px wide by 60px high for horizontal (full banner) and 160px wide by 600px high for verticle (wide skyscraper) are used.

New Information-
I'm planning on finding and/or creating a ton of information that is fishing & boating related. I haven't hunted in years so maybe someone else could help with that aspect if it's wanted.

The info will probably be put up in the form of articles or blogs, not sure until we change the layout, but they'll be easy to find. Hopefully they will be helpful to some.

Free Boat Sales Ads-
Much like the Sponsor ads, these will be free until a time when the forum is producing enough page views that it justifies charging for ads. I'm looking for some good classified ads code, if I can't find what I'm for, I'll write it.

That's it for now. The changes will be taking place soon. As the changes take place I'll shout out & let y'all know. If you haven't been to GFF for a while, drop on it & let us know what you've been up to.


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08-01-2013, 08:03 PM
looking forward to the change.........

08-05-2013, 04:01 PM
all right..........lets go

08-05-2013, 04:08 PM
I'll be happening soon, just have to get a few other things done first. It should clean things up pretty well and the board will make more sense, even if I don't :laugh::confused:

08-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Well, I finally spent the time to get the revised format together :bananaman: Details in the next post...