How do you use the forums ? let me know
Obviously I will delete this post once I get sufficient replies, wouldn't want any competitors to get some free ideas
Would love to know how you guys/girls all use the forums. Have I made them too easy to navigate with various options so in reality the forum categories are ignored ?
Do you access the main index and view the categories ?
Do you use the Active Posts link, News Posts or Hot Post ?
Do you ever check out the posts with no replies via the 2nd navigation link ?
This isn't a what you would like to see, I have some feedback, but more of a use/habits type of query.
Thanks for you time.
Reply : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:06
I personally only use the 'active posts'. I would still like to see the most recent post in a topic at the top rather than having to scroll down every time.
Reply : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:21
i use it same as john f.
like the newest used in the right corner though
Reply : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:22
I click on Forum and then normally view the five topics highlighted on the right of the screen.
The I click on Active Posts to see if I have missed any other posts.
Sometimes I go onto the main forum page and view each catagory individually.
I too would like to see the five topics increased to say ten.
Reply : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:24
PS - Then, for a laugh, I sometimes go onto the 'No Replies' section and open a post, then I leave it for five minutes and leave!
Just to rub it into the person who made the post....
Last edit : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:25
Reply : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:25
Russ, I can do this but aren't I making the forums to easy to use and then some interesting topics that may have not had a reply get ignored ?
Last edit : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:27
Reply : Mon 23rd Feb 2009 22:46
Need to bring back having the 5 most recently posted topics still showing when you have a post open. Meant you could read a topic and click on the next one without having to go back to the main page.
Or, even better, could you add a 'Next Topic' and 'Previous Topic' link......
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 01:32
Cheers Chris, good suggestion.
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 01:44
How about having a link to an RSS feed so we can keep an eye on things via our desktop etc??
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 01:53
That's gone right over my head Floody
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 02:01
basically it means you can view the most recent 5 topics from another application without having to login or goto the golfshake website. I think Outlook has this facility & also Firefox. This would be handy for me as I could sneakily keep in touch at work without having to look over my shoulder!!
Hope that is a bit clearer
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 02:13
Got it,cheers John.
Last edit : Tue 24th Feb 2009 02:43
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 08:32
I always just click forum then active posts
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 08:44
New Posts and Active Posts for me
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 08:50
Active posts, then new posts.
Nothing else really - am I missing anything?
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 10:40
Dennis, nope. I'm just making things far to easy and the categories are pretty pointless
Keep them coming
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 12:59
Some people use the forums for picking a fight........
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 14:26
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 20:56
Yep, like most others - straight to forums then active topics
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 21:55
Yep defo make to easy then compare to other forum software
Don't worry I won't stop the ease of access just do some tweaks to improve some of the categories and maybe not so recent posts.
Kev, glad to see someone uses the search
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 22:05
Very rarely go past 1st page of the popular threads.
Sometimes search for favourite threads when i need a laugh. Particularly Prof Hawkins thesis on the sound a ball makes when you drop it on concrete and my other favourite thread (cant remember who it was) about advice on which clubs should go in which slot in the bag, totally pointless but very ammusing.
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 22:06
Darren, I've used the search facility a few times but find it doesn't work that well!
I've searched for people but their names don't come up even though I know they are members here.
The same when looking for an old post, sometimes I don't know the full title and it appears that I cannot use the *
Reply : Tue 24th Feb 2009 22:22
Russ, I can't do everything it's just a simple text search on title and post.
Would you like a person search ?
Reply : Wed 25th Feb 2009 09:16
Darren, a person search would be good.
Reply : Wed 25th Feb 2009 09:29
Can't you add in a 'wildcard' search for title etc??