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    I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. Lord's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mewtwo View Post
    Also, this thread is about improving PokeDream Forums, NOT the main site. Though, obviously, making the main site more popular will help the Forums. However, my point was the main site is already much more popular relative to the Forums.
    what about making the forums more obvious on the site? like have a banner on the top right advertising it as opposed to small print midway down the page.

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    I agree with Lord. If you want to have the forums as popular as the site, make them more noticeable on the site.

    Perhaps we could move all the walkthrough to stickies on the forums, or something... The site could allow people to navigate to the forums, and then when they're there, BAM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
    In my personal opinion, the main site has a lot of holes in it, and I mean a LOT. Not everything is being kept up with, and there aren't people active enough to watch the site and update everything every second, like Serebii. If we could form a team that would be willing and able to update the site in a constant manner, we could pick the main site up, and the Forums along with it.

    For example, in the games section, all that's listed are the main RPGs and a few of the other games. I don't see any of the Pokemon Ranger games, none of the Mystery Dungeon games are listed, and the second Pokemon Pinball game isn't listed. Consistency is what's missing, which is what makes sites like Serebii and Bulbapedia way more popular. Movesets for 5th Gen Pokemon haven't even been added yet; it kind of makes having a 5th Gen section in the Poke Rep pointless, other than to see sprites or names. It just looks half assed.

    As far as improving the Forums, as much as I hate to say it, if rules were enforced more, then the forums would be a more pleasant place for newer members to post. As it is now, most members that have just joined are usually ignored when they ask a question, or are given a smart remark because the question seems stupid. I guess what I'm getting at is making the forum more new-user friendly. Make sure we encourage members to post in the introduction section and welcome them. Keep the actual Pokemon discussion active so that it's easier for newer members to jump in. If anything, the forums need to be correctly separated. For example:

    Main Site/Forums Discussion
    -Site Discussion
    -Forums Discussion
    -Introductions

    Pokemon
    -General
    sub: Anime
    sub: TCG
    sub: Art
    sub: RP
    -Games
    -Competitive Workshop/Battle Tower(?)

    Miscellaneous
    -General
    -Debate
    -Multimedia
    -RP

    Just a thought.
    Pretty much what she said, although might I add the spam problem is going to be a MAJOR dampener on this plan, so getting that fixed is something of a first priority.

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    MY FORUM IDEA:

    Pokemon General
    - Anime
    - TCG

    Pokemon Games
    - Connection

    New forum for whatever the new pokemon games are. black and white?

    Competitive Battle (this should definitely be its own forum if mewtwo does something with this shoddy business.)

    Combine Misc. Writing and Fan fiction for a general writing forum, and make Pokemon Art Gallery a general art forum.

    Everything else the same.

    WHO OBJECTS

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    Quote Originally Posted by God View Post
    MY FORUM IDEA:

    Pokemon General
    - Anime
    - TCG

    Pokemon Games
    - Connection

    New forum for whatever the new pokemon games are. black and white?

    Competitive Battle (this should definitely be its own forum if mewtwo does something with this shoddy business.)

    Combine Misc. Writing and Fan fiction for a general writing forum, and make Pokemon Art Gallery a general art forum.

    Everything else the same.

    WHO OBJECTS
    i'm 99.9% sure i already proposed this entire plan.

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    what about .. eyebrows God's Avatar
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    its possible

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    God made it sound better tho
    Quote Originally Posted by Fullmetal View Post
    I'll be here! Even if i have to make 300 alt accounts to have conversations with!!

    POKEDREAM FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Fullmetal if you aren't here in 10 years I will find you and make you post!!

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    You wanted to combine competitive battling lord.

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    I do things like get in a taxi and say, "The library, and step on it. Lord's Avatar
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    that's where the other 0.01% slots in nicely.

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    Yes its .01% the same as Gods because you dared to even think of doing that.

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    new forums made, someone go post some stuff about black and white

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    Good changes, God.

    However, I moved Pokemon Connection back out to make it more discoverable.

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    Maybe the solution is in reduction instead of addition, as of now most of the sub forums and others haven't seen a single post let alone a thread in months.

    Combination seems like what everyone is wanting and I agree with god, update and upgrade this place as much as you can without killing yourself over a boiling monitor

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    Results

    On Janurary 15th 2010 15 days after the deadline:

    105 Active members. We needed 200.

    7% posts in pokemon sections. That hasn't gone up at all.

    Conclusion

    We failed. Nice job guys.

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    I feel I should point out that some of us have very little to do with the metagame, the anime or indeed anything beyond the game itself. Posting in the pokemon section requires people to be interested in such things.

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    We need more game section threads. On other sites a lot of there activity isn't from disussions but from "poke-polls" like we have with you favorite pokemon but there is literally one formed every hour that popular. I am not saying we need to form one every hour but possibly a new pokepoll every week.

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    Polls for favourite pokemon? Isn't that just flamebait?

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    perhaps but it sure does get posts

    more posts equals more google equals more members

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    If I remember correctly Google ranks pages by the number of pages linking to them.

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    the again the more topics the higher chance of appearing on google

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    True. I just hope the potential consequences are worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
    the again the more topics the higher chance of appearing on google
    No, people do know about PD. You have guest all the time. It's just you can't retain members. I think you all have went through the reasons why this forum is dieing.

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    Maybe if we knew why people came here we could use that to make sure they stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Editor View Post
    Maybe if we knew why people came here we could use that to make sure they stay.
    I think they just randomly show up. They leave because there has been a history of unfriendliness and drama. and you have to prove that incidents will not continue. Plus this forum isn't particularly Pokemon.

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    Oh, well, that's easy. We kill off a couple of members for the good of the forum and all is well.

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