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Website & Forums Make The Questions Section Easier To Find. [100% Of 37] [added]

Discussion in 'General Suggestions' started by Bart (MC), Jun 27, 2020.

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Do you want Questions to get its own main section, and not be a subsection anymore?

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  2. No

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  3. how 2 identofy item fast pls (also yes)

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  1. Bart (MC)

    Bart (MC) Ambivalence Cult VIP+

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    The main Wynncraft section gets has quite a lot of threads with simple questions on them, most (if not all) of which should be posted in the Questions section. Now, of course, those threads tend to be posted by very new players, often their first thread even, and they really can't be expected to know where their threads should go.

    I'm not saying I have the solution, but I believe a big part in that would be that the Questions section is oddly hard to find. Looking at how new players would view the forums after first joining (in this case, to get a question answered). After hopefully checking out the rules, this is what they see:

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    (apologize for light mode, but new players would not yet have found the button to turn off the lights)

    While the more observant new forumgoers would spot out the tiny 'Questions', it's honestly quite hard to see- which barely improves even after clicking on the main Wynncraft section. Another way the current setup of the Questions channel is pretty poor, is on mobile- just look at this.

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    Not even hard to spot Questions, it just isn't there at all.
    Of course, once they click on the Wynncraft section, it shows a Questions subsection, but the "Post a new thread" button is right below them aaaaand they've already made a thread asking how to best make money at level 14.

    Again, a making Questions its own proper section won't stop all those posts from appearing in the main Wynncraft section- but I think it'll at least help. Besides, if ??? Hunt can still appear on the forums home page, anything can.
     
  2. TrapinchO

    TrapinchO If you understand something, you don't. VIP+

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    And move ??? hunt into planning parlour


    Totally agree
     
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  3. Shots

    Shots A Masochist of the Jungle HERO

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    Excuse me sir but I am using 25 days of craftmas do you honestly think I give a damn.

    But for real, please do this. Sure, it won't permanently stop it from happening, but it will at least help to a degree.
     
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  4. WithTheFish

    WithTheFish Feesh Staff Member Moderator HERO

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    100% agreed. The questions section has more activity than almost every other section on the forums, I don't see why it shouldn't get its own section on the forums since it already has one on discord.
     
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  5. err0r

    err0r wasting my time

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    Yes please, this is exactly what we need. But I think there's another reason why so many questions and even things like build requests or freakin' ban appeals are posted in the wrong place: There isn't really a good description what actually belongs into the Wynncraft section. When you hover over it it says "Anything about Wynncraft goes here", and there are a lot of things that are about Wynncraft yet they don't belong into the Wynncraft section.
     
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  6. Bart (MC)

    Bart (MC) Ambivalence Cult VIP+

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    If it's worth anything, I did make a thread about what kind of content you're supposed to put where (and I guess I could bump that again, but this is definitely something that could and should happen.

    Also, while I'm commenting on this, aside from just this specific glaring issue there are a lot of small problems with the whole forums layout, like

    - ??? Hunt still existing despite being irrelevant for over 3 and a half years (a guide to doing it could be pinned in Questions, and the entire thing deleted at this point to be honest.)
    - Minecraft News, also dead since 2016, and a subsection I doubt most people even know exist (it's fine to stay existing I guess, but keep in mind this is put at roughly the same importance as Questions and Class Builds are).
    - Feedback should become a bit more prominent, although I don't think it's a big issue it is very often overlooked, and General Suggestions or Wynncraft occasionally just has feedback, despite technically belonging in here.
    - The order of the right side bar (user info -> selected videos -> search -> staff -> members -> posts -> profile posts -> forum stats isn't exactly the most obvious order, user info -> search -> staff -> selected videos -> posts -> profile posts -> members -> forum stats for example seems a lot better to me).
    - shoubtox an actual way to see new threads being posted (which is often much more useful than seeing new posts) is missing.

    And that still leaves some things on Discord like #spoiler_chat (originally made for Avengers Endgame, I believe) still exists despite not a single person having used it properly in months and months, and guilds being ignored on Discord (although that might just be for the better).

    But Questions is probably the most problematic of them all, so let's focus on that for now.
     
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    btdmaster Famous Adventurer

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    Currently, there are 6 questions threads on the front page. If that isn't proof enough, I don't know what is.
     
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  8. StormKing3

    StormKing3 Well-Known Adventurer

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    Oh my God! I never knew this existed in my entire 6 year Wynncraft history
     
  9. TrapinchO

    TrapinchO If you understand something, you don't. VIP+

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    Come on...
    you know he wants this for newbies and you see all the question posted on wrong forum.
     
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    StormKing3 Well-Known Adventurer

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    I wasn't being sarcastic, I actually didn't know a question thread existed my guy!
     
  11. TrapinchO

    TrapinchO If you understand something, you don't. VIP+

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    ... ... ...

    So you never asked that when you don't get double xp from quests during double XP is a bug? Yes, I know what sarcasm is, but I don't think this is the place to use it.

    Either stay on topic or don't reply at all, please.
     
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  12. err0r

    err0r wasting my time

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    They made ??? Hunt a subforum of Planning Parlour! (idk when they changed it but I like it)
     
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    Bart (MC) Ambivalence Cult VIP+

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    Very few question threads on the Wynncraft section, but I'm still bumping
     
  14. Salted

    Salted Game Design & Wynncraft Founder Staff Member Admin HERO GM

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    Bart (MC) Ambivalence Cult VIP+

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    thanks man
     
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    btdmaster Famous Adventurer

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    I am pogging rn ty salted cow
     
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    Dwicey I don't know, I just build a lot now VIP+

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    oh wow poggies, its been added
     
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  18. Saya

    Saya yeah don't mislead newbies thanks VIP+

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    truly a saltedpog3 moment
     
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    Emogla3 Not a Mage main, its my highest level cus crafting

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    from a scale of 1 to 10 i rate this change gamer

    thank you salted, very cool
     
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    Aya Very Serious Gensokyo Journalist VIP+

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    We did it boys
    Noobs asking questions in the wrong place is no more
     
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