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I was thinking that maybe the World Events and Current Affairs forum could be redefined to perhaps ‘Social Science and current affairs discussion’. This would broaden the scope of discussion to encompass political / economic and social ‘issues’ rather than just individual ‘news stories’ which is where the main focus seems to lie...

Just my 2 cents.... :)

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While were on the name changing subject i am suggesting that we shorten down from Cryptozoology myths an legends to just Cryptozoology

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1) multiple avatar slots (up to three).

2) Color scheme options, to personalize each members view of UM.

3) More Font choices like Old English.

those are the tree suggestions that I have.

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I still dont know how to upload pictures for your sig or avatar. I only know how to upload pics within your message reply. Maybe you can make it easier

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I don't think there's much that could be changed. The sites pretty grand as it is. Maybe bring back the old school pm boxes, when they came in a pop up window. It's sometimes hard to tell when you've got a message.

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Get rid of the 'Believers only' section of the Psychic forum. The skeptics still go there anyway :P There's no point to it :P

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I'd really like to see more customization added to the blogs.

Something like colour backrounds or even a wallpaper, we might even go a step further by asking Barman and UA to help make wallpapers.

Maybe even sound bites or something to run video directly off the page.

*Maybe the video thing would be a little hard to accomplish but it would still be awesome.

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Going on what Replacement, perhape we should keep the believers section, but also but in a sceptics section. This way, believers can talk with other believers without freaking out at sceptics, and sceptics can discuss without having 12 people with less then 50 posts jump in and say " you don't believe, so you're stupid."

Basically, it should reduce some hostillity. But, we should also keep the general metaphysics board, as a place were we can post experiences...not so much for debating, but to tell others about our encounters with various "metaphysical phenomina".

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I'm not sure if this could actually work, but maybe SaRu can change the color...the template could be a little sleeker....

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YAY my idea was good after all :w00t: ( the color change ) however it has come to my atteintion that there should be a new section called ' Review Forum ' where we can review our favorite books/movies/games/etc ( This wasn't my idea i forgot who his/her name was however no one has proposed thid remarkable idea befor me so there ) what do you think :unsure2:

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Yeah that would be better

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Following up on Replacement100s point, I do not think the Beleivers only section of the Psychic abilaties forum should be removed, but instead there should be more active moderation there. Far too often skeptics ignore the obvious and specific rules and continue to harass beleivers within.

I think the Movies, Music, books and televison section should be split into three differnt sections - One for Music, one for Movies and Televison and one for books. There seems to be a continueing trend in which threads about books are overwhelmed and forced from the page by threads about Music, movies and Televison, which seems to stop those interested in said book seeing the thread and commenting.

I don't think there needs to be more mods, but instead users need to be encouraged to report a thread, reply or blog entry to moderaters should it breach the site rules.

Walkens Two Cents :)

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but still you have to admit about 28,000 members and only 16 mods and only 14 of them can close threads ( Debate mods can't )

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I personally think it's more than enough mods, i'm curious as to why you think it isn't Bigfoot?

At any one time you only need one mod online, it's not a completely trouble-filled website. Considering at most there's usually around 100 members online, it's actually very easy for 14 moderators to do everything needed right away.

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but still you have to admit about 28,000 members and only 16 mods and only 14 of them can close threads

I don't think they're doing a bad job. Do you?

Besides, the vast majority of site members are inactive on the forums, therefore comparing the sixteen moderators to 28,000 members is highly unrealistic.

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I personally think it's more than enough mods, i'm curious as to why you think it isn't Bigfoot?

At any one time you only need one mod online, it's not a completely trouble-filled website. Considering at most there's usually around 100 members online, it's actually very easy for 14 moderators to do everything needed right away.

I am thinking you guys do a good job but need a break

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:lol: Mods don't need breaks, we're plugged directly into the net and run on Duracell.
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Oh yeah i forgot about that :lol:

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Alright, i haven't entered any ideas yet except agreeing with a few so i'm gonna now.

I'd like to see more profile options. Possibly links to a members uploaded images in the image gallery, or a seperate profile page where a member can upload personal photos? Something along those lines. Also a guestbook would be kinda neat. But mainly just extra fields for profiles, such as 'favourite movie' or other generic personalised profile fun bits.

Pay raise for the mods. ;)

Ur.. well i had a few more but they're gone now..

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we have already dicussed the pay and rasing nothing results in nothing

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Heya Saru

I have a suggestion for UM's next look.................

PINK WALLPAPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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I think we should have flash used to make our avvys

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I think maybe you could update the personal profile a bit.

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Hrm, a new site banner? Maybe a graphics area specifically for Things like the Avatar Workshop and Signature threads. I've seen a lot of threads get closed for "questionable" topics. It would be nice to see an *Enter at your own caution* thread where things like this can be discussed. And I do not mean like... A flaming thread or link to porn sites but things like the holocaust thread that magically got up and dissapeared could be placed.

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