So I was thinking of these changes that would be awesome, or just bring the forums back to what they were.
Separate floated threads with normal threads. Like a bold line separating them or something like the old Lithium forums.FIXED!
- Give people with 2,500/3,000 posts or more special perks like large custom avatars (especially gifs), ability to post videos, and Kudo fellow users, like before.
- Widen the Forums home page, so I don't have to scroll down so far, especially if you have floated your favorite boards.
Or just solve the problem by getting rid of all the information about the boards, which bloats up the page.FIXED!
Remove post hit count of forum sections on front page.
Remove shields and other icons of users from front page to make information fit better. (When ranks and handles have colors, that is when users will determine how well ranked the user is without the use of seeing a shield).
- Bring most recent threads or posts to the top of the homepage.
- Different colored themes once again. (which I know will be coming)
- Cool ranks (777)
- Give ranks colors!!!!
- Make the user info part of one's post fit better. (My name hardly fits.)
- Give us the ability to have forum alias for our PSN handles... I don't like my PSN handle very much... I liked my old "Eric1018" PS Underground handle better.
- Mention who one replies to in a post when one doesn't quote that person.
- Fix red topic/thread icons - arrow and lock symbols blend into the grey background (make different color).
Ehh I think that's about it for now.
EDIT: Okay so I did some research and I hope these sites from the past (courtesy of the WayBackMachine) help with the transition. Please acknowledge the colors used throughout the site, custom avatars, kudos integration, and width of the site:
Newer forums incorporating Kudos (oh and this is when we lost colors for our handles
Seriously speaking I want people to post their suggestions until I get my dang post counter implemented on the Home page!
It's on the whiteboard, lol. (among other things) Doesn't mean it will happen, per se, but no one is forgetting it.
Ex-PlayStation Network Senior Community Manager
Sony Interactive Entertainment America