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Old 09 Apr 2015, 05:48
highlander29 highlander29 is offline
 
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Request Feedback On TypologyCentral Forum

I was wondering if anyone would want to provide comments and feedback on our board/forum? www.typologycentral.com It is a site that is about personality type. I took it over about a year ago and have been working hard on some improvements. I haven't done anything like this before, so it's been a learning experience. The forum is up for board of the month and I don't seem to be getting very many votes so I was curious to get some feedback . Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A few of the items that I've done in the last year include:
- Moved to a new hosting provider (URLJet) and had some performance tuning done on the site
- Added Google Analytics and am using Google Webmaster tools which i use to monitor traffic; I put a robots.txt out there too (which wasn't there before) and also have sitemaps going to the major search engines
- Installed Tapatalk mobile app for android/iphone
- Installed Sphinx search (it was horribly slow before this)
- Organized a forum improvement committee and collaborated on direction for the site; summarized the results here
- Created a new custom home page with links to "hot threads", links to personality tests, profile descriptions for each personality type, links to main subforums, etc. Members see it differently than non-members - members also get to see their friends recent activity for example
- Added a new member resources section here which includes a privacy policy
- Added a number of DragonByte Mods - Advanced Post Thanks/Likes, SEO, VBAnalytics, VBMail
- Added a media library using VBTube and added some of the best videos I could find on the subject matter of the forum
- Added a Wiki to the site using Wikimedia and am using VBSSO to provide automated sign-on for all forum members to the Wiki (integrated/single sign-on)
- Installed Spam-O-Matic and the Securi Anti-Malware service; I ended up needing an antispam extension for the wiki too
- Started a newsletter which I'm using VBMail to distribute to the membership
- Established feeds for new threads for selected subforums to other social networking sites (like twitter)
- Had a graphic artist create custom icons for each of the subforums - shown on the forum page
- Created a directory of additional resources and am updating this with links to the best sites i can find
- Reorganized the menu structure with a different menu for visitors vs. members (who have access to more)
- I am currently sponsoring a contest to promote posting as well

I'm working on some SEO stuff too but that is a work in process I'm afraid. I use Moz and Buzzstream and read a couple books. I'm working on making the site mobile friendly to support Google's new algorithm coming on on the 21st and hope to have that done in the next week.

I guess I haven't run out of things to do but any feedback on priorities would be helpful. As you can see, I'm doing a lot of stuff but I'm not sure if they are all the most important things.

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Old 14 Apr 2015, 04:43
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Somebody must have some critique....
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Old 14 Apr 2015, 22:37
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I like it very much. Very nice background colors, matching well with the blue. CENTRAL word in the logo could be in lighter blue to stand in that dark blue bg
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Old 15 Apr 2015, 04:39
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I have 4 things and want to suggest you change it
- Color of Central in your logo is not suitable with background, you should change to another color
- Decrease rounded corners in top header
- Some buttons on front page are too big.
- change body background to a new and better one.
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Old 15 Apr 2015, 05:50
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Originally Posted by napy8gen View Post
I like it very much. Very nice background colors, matching well with the blue. CENTRAL word in the logo could be in lighter blue to stand in that dark blue bg
Thank you. That's a very good suggestion. That's two of you with the same feedback.

Originally Posted by webmastersun View Post
I have 4 things and want to suggest you change it
- Color of Central in your logo is not suitable with background, you should change to another color
- Decrease rounded corners in top header
- Some buttons on front page are too big.
- change body background to a new and better one.
Thanks for the feedback. So you mean you don't like the Tan? We do have a GreyFolio skin that can be selected in the lower left hand corner. There are a few colors with PageWhite being the most muted and Green being the most hideous.

You think the Wiki, New Member Resources and Additional Resources buttons are too large? We just made them smaller lol. I was thinking of combining a picture or graphic in those buttons to make them more interesting. Would that help?

Talk about rounded corners. Interested to hear your thoughts on that.
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