Ok.. please be aware, that this post may change several times as I think of more things. Or think one Idea wouldn't work after giving it more thought..
Of course, these are just ideas, I love the site and like Eski said before.. too many changes may be a bad thing.
1) A rating system for posts. I find this to be quite important.
It doesn't have to be like the FXN site where your ratings are permanent and viewable under your avatar. But just a thumbs up/down after the post on that particular thread (No keeping track of peoples scores... Some people get obsessed with their scores, and it may be off putting to new people)
If that makes any sense.... well done, you
2) I heard it on one of the podcasts... I think it was "Under Review" but I would love to have a video podcast from you guys.
3) Member of the month for GU. Thats a command
4) I know this is a costly one... but HTML in posts / Profiles? This would mean we could have music/ videos on our profile that people can watch or listen to.
Of course, this would need to be moderated.
5)Maybe put a Donate button somewhere, and we can donate to the upkeep of the site. Also, when we donate, we get a little title in our avatar.
6) A GU store, where we can buy GU goodies.
7) As Eskimo said at the end of his post
Quote:it would be nice for people to comment on the news stories on the main G.U site but i don't know of a good method to get people to post more
You guys do an amazing job with your reviews, and News section.
However, I would like to discuss this stuff with people a lot more. The comments you can add to the news is good, but not a lot of people comment on the news/reviews... or even read the comments that we have added.
Wait.. I've got it.
Add a new
section to the forums where we can discuss the news and (p)reviews you guys have posted. "The News & (P)Reviews" Section. (or something else)
When you post news/reviews about games, immediately create a new thread in this section of the forums with a brief outline of the news in the post. (of course with a link to the full review/news etc)
Have a link to these threads in EVERY piece of news you guys post as well, so that people who may be new to the site, just having a read, can come and see what we think about the news/reviews.
This will encourage more people to take a look at the news and give their opinions on it. Making the community even better and possibly even bigger.