Sunday, June 21, 2009

Forum For Indians In Kuwait

Someone left a comment on the blog and asked me to check out the forum.

Registered - logged in. Not bad. Really liked the titles of the sub-boards/forums - News You Can Use, Hangout Corner. Check it out when you guys have time. Useful stuff.

My initial view – it was a bit overwhelming - cluttered. But I guess it just takes a while to get used to it. Perhaps a little less number of threads displayed on each page. May be grouping some Boards and putting them as sub boards under one Board.

Let me try to illustrate this. Have one Board – REVIEWS. Under that you can have sub-boards – Movies / Books / Games / Cell Phones – whatever. Now, if someone puts up a review for a movie – then that thread continues, instead of three people putting up the review for the same movie in three different threads, simply because – they didn’t know that a thread already existed.

If you just put up a thread with the name of the movie under Hangout Corner, it would definitely be lost sooner with all the other threads on different topics coming up. Just a suggestion - what the hell do I know.

Would be nice if they had the option for Quick Reply. Guess the administrator would be working on that.
Intentions seem similar (pissed off with one of the other similar forum(s) ) to the ones that lead me and my friends to start off our own forum – Taste Of Freedom. That was a while back. Well our forum did well. Had good members, had a fun time. If it weren’t for some pathetic characters, we wouldn’t have had to put up restrictions and make it members only.

Members only – as in – we ended up accepting only the people we knew. Which was basically a mistake (thinking about it now). What happened was – well – familiarity breeds contempt. Some of the members got bored, many got offended by something or someone. Hell I myself had left the forum once.

Now it’s just a few of us who are left on the forum. It’s not what it used to be. The posts still continue in the members only area. Thinking of taking off the restrictions and making it all open to everyone. But then, it’s a bit too late in the day for that to be making any difference.

Hope Q8NRI doesn’t end up going through all that. All the best to you guys. Great start.


3 Opinions:

Surya Murali said...

Well... I have a lot to thank for! :D :D :D

L o r d R a j said...

Ahem. It's definitely a good website.

Surya Murali said...

Yeah... very good people too! :P
I should know... am one of the 'good' people. :D