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Merge together Early Aircraft Projects and Postwar Aircraft Projects?

No! Keep them separate!
3 (33.3%)
Not bothered either way
2 (22.2%)
Yes! Its a good idea!
4 (44.4%)

Total Members Voted: 9

Voting closed: February 16, 2019, 11:57:00 am

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #75 on: February 13, 2019, 12:08:50 pm »
You would have to see the interface to understand, and I'll post a screenshot, but you could basically have one Aircraft Projects forum, then prefixes of, say, Pre-war and Post-war, and then at the top you can select to view all, just pre-war, just post-war. You could even merge all "Projects" into one forum, then have prefixes of "Aircraft", "Missile", "Army",Navy","Space".

I feel the current forum is too split into tiny parts, so I'm experimenting with different middle grounds between Facebook group style mess of everything in one place, and the plethora of separate sections we currently have, some of which are rarely visited.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #76 on: February 13, 2019, 11:07:40 pm »
Example
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #77 on: February 14, 2019, 03:30:45 am »
Looking good.
I like the idea of prefixes. I assume there will there be a pre-selectable dropdown list of prefixes when making new posts?
Just thinking that conformity would be good across prefixes. Also, its trusting us as the membership to remember to use them and not get them wrong!  ;D

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #78 on: February 14, 2019, 03:42:00 am »
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #79 on: February 14, 2019, 04:07:07 am »
Example

My dear Paul,

I think the dividing is better to be a development of the old for pre-1945 and since-1945
sections,put the topics together is not recommended.

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #80 on: February 14, 2019, 11:53:27 am »
Looking good.
I like the idea of prefixes. I assume there will there be a pre-selectable dropdown list of prefixes when making new posts?
Just thinking that conformity would be good across prefixes. Also, its trusting us as the membership to remember to use them and not get them wrong!  ;D

Yes. Prefixes can be specific to forums or applied more widely.

Another interesting idea is that you can swap the default "sections" view for a "new posts" view. At present its in "sections" view, and has a button for "new posts" view. You could swap this around so the default view is all new posts across the whole forum, and if you want to see the specific sections view, you'd click a button for that.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #81 on: February 14, 2019, 11:58:29 am »
Looking good.
I like the idea of prefixes. I assume there will there be a pre-selectable dropdown list of prefixes when making new posts?
Just thinking that conformity would be good across prefixes. Also, its trusting us as the membership to remember to use them and not get them wrong!  ;D

They are pre-configured for user's to select (per forum) and can be edited by moderators should the user wrongly classify their post.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #82 on: February 17, 2019, 09:42:56 am »
I did not see this before but separate please.

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #83 on: February 17, 2019, 11:17:59 am »
I don't see the need to separate if we can filter the posts based on time frame/eras, which it seems we can. But it works either way for me. Six of one, half dozen of the other.

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #84 on: February 17, 2019, 05:04:57 pm »
I rather like this, though the lighting between the SST and the Model 265 is inconsistent. I've also revived the Model 265 forum icons from the old design. Of course, flipping the Model 265 means the "USAF" on the wing is gibberish - I'd have to fix that up.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #85 on: February 17, 2019, 05:09:21 pm »
I'm targeting Saturday 2nd March for the migration. I've not got any remaining issues to resolve, just configuration stuff.
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum 2nd March....
« Reply #86 on: February 18, 2019, 02:39:49 am »
I'm targeting Saturday 2nd March for the migration. I've not got any remaining issues to resolve, just configuration stuff.

Looking forward to them when they happen, as long as no threads disappear.

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2019, 02:55:00 am »
I rather like this, though the lighting between the SST and the Model 265 is inconsistent. I've also revived the Model 265 forum icons from the old design. Of course, flipping the Model 265 means the "USAF" on the wing is gibberish - I'd have to fix that up.

What about retaining the 265 on the forum icons and replacing the main image with a third project? Maybe a pre-jet project?

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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #88 on: February 18, 2019, 09:02:41 am »
For those of us who are newer or less sentimental, why the Model 265?
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Re: Big changes coming to Secret Projects Forum soon....
« Reply #89 on: February 18, 2019, 11:25:15 am »
A pre-jet project? Sure, if I can get a suitable image. It'd need to be colour, preferably CGI.

Why Model 265? It was a cool shape, nothing more than that. However it's been part of the forum's identity for most of its 13 years....

In the end, however, it's my forum, so my final decision.
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