some kind of banner for gtg's across the top of the pages

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by john turner, Sep 18, 2006.


  1. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    hey paul

    i've gotten contacted by a quite a few folks who were interested in attending the atlanta gtg this past weekend but who were unaware it was even going on. now that the gtg's are in their own forum, off the beaten path, so to speak, it's all that more unlikely that folks are going to see the postings about them.

    do you think you could put some kind of scrolling banner with gtg info across the top of the pages? even just a list of current/upcoming gtg's that's printed across the top between the forums breadcrumbs and the membership info on the right, above the "my talkbass/ rules/faq/cup" bar. a gtg isn't something that folks are going to be necessarily looking for out of the blue, so only having the announcements for one nestled away in their own forum outside the main ones is going to defeat the purpose, i think.
     
  2. I second that...i think that its a good idea to advertise the GTGs like that :)
     
  3. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    How about a little thing, that tells you about the GTGs in your area? Based on GeoIP info, and/or location info from your profile... that way I won't be bothered with what's on the other side of the globe.
     
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    there aren't that many get togethers scheduled at one time, i don't think a scrolling banner that listed all of them would be so bad.
     
  5. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    I agree the GTG threads have less overall visibility, with an extra step needed to go from the OT sticky to the GTG forum. The reason I put it in the lounge, is because I thought a GTG forum should be independent of BG / DB distinctions.

    Maybe I'm off on this - should we put a separate GTG forum in the main forum list (say, right above Off Topic), on both the BG and DB boards? I know I'm being optimistic about DB GTG's... :) Maybe just a BG GTG forum, and leave OT in DB open to GTG threads if needed?
     
  6. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i don't think they should be in OT. it just clutters it up. there could be 5 or 6 threads at one time.

    I like the idea of a scrolling banner if that is possible.
     
  7. I think having a seperate forum for GTG's is a good idea. Makes it easily accessible and people will see it everytime they peruse the forums.

    Above OT would be cool.
     
  8. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    A scrolling banner is an interesting idea, but I'm a bit concerned about the balance of information to page clutter. Adding scrolling animation of any type to every page might be too much clutter for some people's tastes.
     
  9. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Yeah a sub forum on BG would be great for GTG's !
     
  10. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton My P doesn’t have flats or tort Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    maybe not a scrolling banner

    what about a spot on every page dedicated to links to upcoming GTGs..

    like right under the "Latest Supporting Member" spot?
     
  11. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    I went ahead and moved the GTG forum into the main Bass Guitar Forums category (right above Off Topic). It really does make sense to have a separate GTG forum on the DB and BG sides, now that I think of it... Heh ;)

    Anyway, the GTG forum will have a lot better visibility now.
     
  12. Nice, Paul!
     
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