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by Peter McLennan
Sun, 06 Nov 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Help
Topic: Where should we head
Replies: 48
Views: 8031

Re: Where should we head

It is hard to find suitable locations for this without creating new top level boards, which I am not keen to do. Another option is to hide the previous (restricted visibility) forums so that mods or even admins only could see them. That way, they don't clutter the forum structure for most members. ...
by Peter McLennan
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Where should we head
Replies: 48
Views: 8031

Re: Where should we head

Opening up previously private areas is something I wouldn't recommend unless EVERYONE who's posted in there has agreed, or their posts have been removed.

Warning icons and messages need to be consistent with the actual privacy level.
by Peter McLennan
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Where should we head
Replies: 48
Views: 8031

Re: Where should we head

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You could grab some ideas from here and here before those pages disappear.
by Peter McLennan
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Removal of non-active accounts
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Paul, I like your style. :)
by Peter McLennan
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Removal of non-active accounts
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

Re: Removal of non-active accounts

I think that kinda supports my point!
by Peter McLennan
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Removal of non-active accounts
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

Re: Removal of non-active accounts

I know what you mean, and I did consider doing so myself, but since it's always been a struggle to get members I didn't want to do anything that would reduce our visibility in google. Losing the non-forum web pages will also result in quite a drop in that regard.
by Peter McLennan
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Removal of non-active accounts
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

Re: Removal of non-active accounts

Got this reply (which makes some good points): Hi Peter and Paul, As the current owner of writingforums.com, I know what it's like take on the ownership and management of a writers' forum. I wish you a smooth transition and best of fortunes as you move ahead. Best of fortunes also with the prize cha...
by Peter McLennan
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: Removal of non-active accounts
Replies: 36
Views: 5344

Re: Removal of non-active accounts

PGB wrote:...Once I have access to email members...

I think you've got all the access you can get. This sort of thing requires an SQL query of the forum database, done via CPanel (PhpMyAdmin), or a remote application. That's how I scan newbie accounts, and also check for new regulars.
by Peter McLennan
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Notices
Topic: New Administrator!
Replies: 24
Views: 4468

Re: New Administrator!

Rath Darkblade wrote:...All hail our new corporate overlord! *offers chocolate as a peace offering* ;)

Sheesh; I never got chocolate! Why do you think I'm going?? ;)
by Peter McLennan
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Help
Topic: Where should we head
Replies: 48
Views: 8031

Re: Where should we head

Here's some items from my to-do list: ⋅ Rejuvenate the staff responsibilities . ⋅ More site promotion/PR. ⋅ Better site monetisation (eg, dropping hints about donations and/or placing ads and/or seeking sponsors). ⋅ Convert the site's non-forum web pages to a ...

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