Jump to content
SiouxSports.com Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Zypher

Just a thought

Recommended Posts

I wanted to start by saying I love the site! Thank you for having it. After being a member here for a year now, I wanted to ask a question about the user interface, finding topics, and mainly general ease of use.

I personally have found it hard at times to find hard to find some things, other times, when I want to read about specific things, I have to go thru multiple pages just to find what I am looking for. Now I know u can search for things, but that doesn’t alway find what I am looking for.

That being said, I was wondering if you have ever thought of doing a nested sub-topic setup on the site, similar to the one below? I think it would be a major game-changer for the site.

UND Sports section

Hockey

-UnCategorized This would be a stopping ground for each topic in this category until sorted. It would be removed once all topics were sorted out.

-Gameday

-Current Team Talk (Can be archived at end of season yearly into sub-folder)

-News (Current “in the news”)

-Recruiting

-Ticket Sale/Request

-Road Trip Talk (Place where fans can talk about upcoming road trips, and where to meet up before the game)

-General NCHC Talk

-Colorado College (General talk

-Denver

-Miami

-Minnesota Duluth

-Omaha

-St. Cloud State

-Western Michigan

-Non-Con Talk

Football

-UnCategorized This would be a stopping ground for each topic in this category until sorted. It would be removed once all topics were sorted out.

-Gameday

-Current Team Talk (Can be archived at end of season yearly into sub-folder)

-News (Current “in the news”)

-Recruiting

-Ticket Sale/Request

-Road Trip Talk (Place where fans can talk about upcoming road trips, and where to meet up before the game)

-General NCAA Talk

-Conference Talk (Discussions about Joining a conference for FB)

Mens Basketball

-UnCategorized This would be a stopping ground for each topic in this category until sorted. It would be removed once all topics were sorted out.

-Gameday

-Current Team Talk (Can be archived at end of season yearly into sub-folder)

-News (Current “in the news”)

-Recruiting

-Ticket Sale/Request

-Road Trip Talk (Place where fans can talk about upcoming road trips, and where to meet up before the game)

-Summit League Talk

-General NCAA Talk

-Denver

-Omaha

-NDSU

-Oral Roberts

-Purdue - Ft. Wayne

-South Dakota

-SDSU

-Western Illinois

-Non-Con Talk

Womens Basketball

-UnCategorized This would be a stopping ground for each topic in this category until sorted. It would be removed once all topics were sorted out.

-Gameday

-Current Team Talk (Can be archived at end of season yearly into sub-folder)

-News (Current “in the news”)

-Recruiting

-Ticket Sale/Request

-Road Trip Talk (Place where fans can talk about upcoming road trips, and where to meet up before the game)

-Summit League Talk

-General NCAA Talk

-Denver

-Omaha

-NDSU

-Oral Roberts

-Purdue - Ft. Wayne

-South Dakota

-SDSU

-Western Illinois

-Non-Con Talk

Volleyball

-UnCategorized This would be a stopping ground for each topic in this category until sorted. It would be removed once all topics were sorted out.

-Gameday

-Current Team Talk (Can be archived at end of season yearly into sub-folder)

-News (Current “in the news”)

-Recruiting

-Ticket Sale/Request

-Road Trip Talk (Place where fans can talk about upcoming road trips, and where to meet up before the game)

-Summit League Talk

-General NCAA Talk

-Denver

-Omaha

-NDSU

-Oral Roberts

-Purdue - Ft. Wayne

-South Dakota

-SDSU

-Western Illinois

-Non-Con Talk

Other Sports

-UnCategorized This would be a stopping ground for each topic in this category until sorted. It would be removed once all topics were sorted out.

-Individual Sub Category for each sport and club (These would not have the organization the main sports have.) Women’s Hockey would be moved here after other topics moved into sub-category folders.

UND Community section

-NCAA News would be moved into individual section related to topic.

-UND Nickname Discussion of the Fighting Hawks nickname and the former Sioux nickname

-Local Community Topics of interest at UND, in Grand Forks, and in North Dakota.

-Marketplace an area where UND fans can sell UND memorabilia to others

Local Prep a place to talk about local North Dakota and Western Minnesota High School Sports.

-Hockey

-Football

-Mens Basketball

-Womens Basketball

-Volleyball

-Other Sports

Other

-Pro/Amateur Sports Talk (Could have sub-sections for major sports)

-Random Thoughts a forum for any other topics not listed above.

-Admin (siouxsports.com) Questions and comments on the web site and message forums

Now I understand from being an admin and co-admin on other sites, that doing an undertaking of this sort takes time. But in the end, I think it would be well worth the effort. But, one cannot do it alone. I would possibly enlist the help of some of the long-time members to assist in the sorting of topic. Maybe members with more than 5,000 points or ones with like 500-1000 or more post could help flag and sort with you. But, you could allow general users to flag a topic once moved if they think it was put in the incorrect area.

Again, please don’t take my comment here as negative or slamming the hard work that you do on the site. I know from personal experience it’s not easy. Thank you for hearing me out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, gfhockey said:

I could help be admin 

I'd rather have you in charge than have 6,000 categories each with one post each, as suggested above.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That seems like WAY too many subtopics, many if which would be relatively dead for the majority of the year.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

well let's pull the pin on this hand grenade...    can it be made so only hockey topics come to a viewers homepage?    duck, run, hide, change name, burn past

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Zypher must work in some capacity for the government. ;)

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...