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on: September 13, 2008, 03:30:59 PM
As this software allows to have subforums inside subforums, I thought of making use of that option and make the front page a bit shorter. If you didn't understand what I just said, go check the JRR forums and see, for example, the 'Other Jrock Artists' subforum.

So, this is what I have come up this far:

Moderators (only visible to mods)
  • Moderators Subforum
  • Deleted Threads
  • Member Warns & Bans

Website and the Forum
  • Important
  • Suggestions
  • Help
  • Introduction


The Band
  • News
  • General Chat
-Albums/Singles/Songs
-Pictures/Galleries
-Merchandise
-Wikipedia
  • The Members (Discussion of other members/sereveal members in one thread goes here)
-Heath
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-Pata
-Toshi
-Yoshiki
-Taiji
  • BXtE
  • The Concerts (Discussion of other concerts and concerts in general goes here)
-X Japan World Tour
-X Japan Attacks Again 2008 I.V. ~Towards Destruction~
-The Last Live
-Dahlia Tour
-Aoi Yoru/Shiroi Yoru
-Art of Life aka. X Japan returns
-On the Verge of Destruction


Fanart
  • Covers
  • Fanmade music Videos
  • Cosplay (New Subforum)
  • Drawings
  • Wallpapers
  • Fantext


Other Projects
  • General (Discussion about other projects without a subforum and other projects in general goes here)

-Dope HEADz
-D.T.R.
-Ra:IN
-S.K.I.N.
-Spread Beaver
-Toshi with T-EARTH
-VioletUK


Sharing
  • General/Applying
  • X Related
-Audio
-Video
  • Non X Related
-Audio
-Video
  • Requests
  • Voting for Appliers


Offtopic
  • Offtopic
-Other Bands
-Forum Games
-Possible new subforums, like TV, Books, etc




Other Bands might also get it's own subforum under Offtopic, instead of a sub-subforum. I'm also not sure if I should keep the Trade subforum, since it's not used right now anyway.


I'd like to hear your thoughts now :)
« Last Edit: September 13, 2008, 04:03:52 PM by Hypno »

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Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 03:43:02 PM
That's a good idea. About the trade forum, maybe it could go, or put a poll in the suggestions part...

Apart from that, seems good.

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Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 04:07:34 PM
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Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 04:10:35 PM
Well Other Projects should be separate imo. I mean where to put Dope HEADz? Under Pata or Heath? And those subforums would go too 'deep'.

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Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 04:24:46 PM
I think the Fanstuff forums as Hypno suggested are fine.
As is everything else, I guess. The front page really is too long as it is.



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Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 04:25:55 PM
Having Other Projects on the front page is much simpler to newbies than having it under the members, which is already under The Band.

And Offtopic= off-topic discussion= not X related discussion.
Fan art of X= X related
not X related =/= X related

And yes, we really need that. It can be lowered above Sharing though...

Of course we won't allow sexually explicit stuff but still...

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Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 04:29:29 PM
Of course we won't allow sexually explicit stuff but still...

I think sexually explicit stuff should be ok if it's hosted somewhere with a link to the page where it's located and a big fat warning so people can choose not to go there.
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Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 10:03:51 PM
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- new subforums, like TV/movies

Fixed and agreed  :P

Also, an announcement should be made about the forum structure changing in near future.

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Reply #8 on: September 14, 2008, 10:19:45 AM
Maybe we could try to "merge" some subforums that are not very active. For example, for the Tour, I think we could have only : "X Japan World Tour 2008" and "Past tours".

Just checking the "activities" of the subforums, here are the ones that seem VERY inactive and could be removed :

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Wikipedia
Other members
Every past tour subforum
Fanmade music videos
Fantext
Other Project's News
Most of the other projects subforums
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So in my opinion, the Wikipedia subforum could go.
The other members should stay 'cause it's the only place where we can talk about them.
Past tour subforums merge in one "Past tours" subforum.
We could merge some Fan stuff subforums. I think a "Fanart" subforums would be enough. No need to split too much.
Other Project's News could go. The news could be posted in the other project directly.
We could merge the "Other projects" in one subforum.

About the sexual stuff, if it's explicit, it should be forbidden. If it's not forbidden, then we have to update the agreement when you register saying that you HAVE to be 18 to check the forum (so Millie, you'd have to go ;D). Really, we don't need explicit sex stuffs here... you can find enough of it at other places.
So here are my ideas !


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Reply #9 on: September 14, 2008, 02:28:50 PM
With the new forum structure, we could also maybe re-organize the moderators. I think I have a bit too much subforums to take care of and I'd appreciate if some could be moderate by someone else ! :)


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Reply #10 on: September 14, 2008, 02:40:09 PM
About the sexual stuff, if it's explicit, it should be forbidden. If it's not forbidden, then we have to update the agreement when you register saying that you HAVE to be 18 to check the forum (so Millie, you'd have to go ;D).

Which is why I said it should be hosted elsewhere :)



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Reply #11 on: September 14, 2008, 03:06:41 PM
About the sexual stuff, if it's explicit, it should be forbidden. If it's not forbidden, then we have to update the agreement when you register saying that you HAVE to be 18 to check the forum (so Millie, you'd have to go ;D).

Which is why I said it should be hosted elsewhere :)

But what do you mean by hosted elsewhere ?
What I understand by hosted elsewhere is that I host the picture on MY server, but then I post it here on XFF. For me, that would be wrong.


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Reply #12 on: September 14, 2008, 03:30:53 PM
Huh?

Hosting it elsewhere = post it on their LJ, fanfiction.net or wherever and then post a link here, with warnings, ratings and all.

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Reply #13 on: September 14, 2008, 03:39:09 PM
Ok, if it's like this, I think it's ok. As long as the picture isn't displayed on XFF forum !


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Reply #14 on: September 15, 2008, 12:35:55 AM
I think the new structure is a quite good decision. And so far I can't say anything against the suggested structure in the first post here.
Wouldn't put fanart stuff to offtopic either. As long as there's an X member on the picture, in the story or cosplayed, it's fine IMO, hehe!

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Reply #15 on: September 18, 2008, 03:01:22 PM
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Reply #16 on: September 19, 2008, 01:28:54 PM
Damned mz brain is to overload to think of anzthing but when iäm not wrong you thought of the Fanarts section might be a problem with X related and not X related fanstuff

So my suggestion is to take this part extra, and then in the subforum divide it into X related fanart and non X related and in both sections put content like: fanvids, drawings, cosplay, etc...

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Reply #17 on: September 19, 2008, 01:37:48 PM
Why should we have non X related fanstuff here? I mean I could make one subforum for that but I don't think it'll be used that much...

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Reply #18 on: September 19, 2008, 06:08:24 PM
Why should we have non X related fanstuff here? I mean I could make one subforum for that but I don't think it'll be used that much...

Well, I'd actually use it because when it comes to art and poetry and the likes, most of the stuff I do is non-X-related. And I'd love to show you guys but yeah.



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Reply #19 on: September 21, 2008, 09:51:26 PM
I think many people would like to use it - was just an suggestion ;)
and if we don't have one, i rather expect people putting non X related stuff in the X section

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Reply #20 on: September 24, 2008, 10:36:19 AM
Yeah, i agree with the non X related fanstuff. It would be nice for people to have a section to share whatever stuff they have created to people they talk to on here. :D (and if people don't use the section? It can be deleted later right? Can't hurt to have it. ;) )

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