I would make things easier def :)
I would make things easier def :)
Hence the 'new' was all lower case and 'Released Skins Only' had capital letters at begininng of the words. Sorry for the confusion (can't believe I said that) ;)
Each skin would be downloaded and tested by the Moderator(s) (no DP and Red this does not mean you ;)) and if it works and has the basics (this can be discussed or left upto the Mod(s)) then it's in.
The Mod(s) sort out the noise
God help us all if the MOD's start hi-jacking the forums ... :lol:
IF you follow the same format as used inthe show off your ride section, I think this could work.
incomplete skins subforum and a completed skins subforum, in which you post your completed skin, after most or all of the bugs are taken care of. Then close your thread immediately, hence illiminating clutter and off topic subject. Maybe even a moderator to control what and who has access to post in the completed section.
I suppose you could have 3 subs. Incomplete, Complete and Q&A or How to.
But I do agree, the amount of un-released or incomplete skins is getting to be a phenomonal number and the off topic subject matter is also bordering out of control.
i lurk over at the www.aqua-soft.org forums a bit.. and they have a separate subfolder for skin releases... they ALSO have a tagging system for the posts... such as RELEASE, PREVIEW, HELP, etcetc..
so each post title would be like:
PREVIEW: My new skin I'm working on but probably wont release this century!!!
RELEASE: Shock V10
HELP: winamp wont play after installing 30/9/7 RR!!!!
seems to work really well over there.
You know what I was thinking the same exact thing last night. I just reformatted and I was DLing skins again what a pain it was. I'm thinking something has to be done to improve this. I was going to start a thread but looks like you beat me to it.
There should be a sub forum for release skins only. Like others have suggested, the title of the thread will be the name of the skin. In the thread there should be list of features and functioning parts, required plugins, optional add ons, screen shots and DL link. No one should be able to add comments to this thread; this keeps the forum clean and clutter free. If a new version of the skin is released or an update is madek, the original thread should be edited with the updated info added to it and the thread title changed to include the "updated mm/dd/yy" the only problem with this is that the thread will stay at whatever page or location the thread is at. We need to figure out a way to bump the thread back to the top so people are aware that the skin has been updated. this way new threads are always on top.
If another user makes additions to the skin or the mods, they should pm the changes to the original skinner and they should add the information/mod to the release thread and bump it to the top.
if people want to make comments about the skin there can be a separate thread in the other forum for discussion. The skin can link that thread in the release thread if they wish.
Personally, I don't think having the skins in a thread, and the discussion somewhere else... thats scattering stuff around again. The sub-forum is a way to organize the skins.
Just make the sub forum, where only a mod can create a thread, and anyone can reply, ask questions about the skin, report bugs ect.
The first post is the list of features, screen captures ect. If someone is interested, they can DL it right there, and read others comments, post questions and all in the same place.
How about a sticky at the top for completed skins. In this sticky the Mod only updates it with the links to the threads. There is a thread already somewhere that someone was trying to do this. I think it would be important to add the date the skin was sompleted too.
Good Idea, a sticky. Actually allready done, but keeping it really isnt updated often or recently
Yes, if anyone is up to the task of keeping the stickies updated, please let me know.. I have a hard time already just trying to answer posts often enough..