So what should our categories and forums be?

Discussion in 'Site News & Feedback' started by Okuma, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Okuma

    Okuma Administrator Staff Member

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    I setup the initial forums, they're just based on the ones that @BeN laid out. Here they are along with their descriptions:

    • Tools - Discussion of Harbor Freight hand tools and power tools.
    • Machinery - Discussion about Harbor Freight engines, motors, generators, pressure washers, etc.
    • Lawn & Garden - Discussion of garden tools, outbuildings, and anything to do with the lawn.
    • Equipment - Discussion about Harbor Freight trailers, carts, welders, etc.
    • Hacks & Projects - Discussion about all the different ways Harbor Freight tools and products can be used.
    What do you guys think, do we need anything else right now, or do these need to be reorganized in any way?

    I got a lot done today, the only stuff left is setting all the options in the admincp.

    @BeN - We need a favicon and a logo file when you get a chance. I also need new images in 512x512 and 960x540 for tapatalk, it made the backgrounds black for some reason:

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  2. rbstern

    rbstern Administrator Staff Member

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    Not suggesting overriding your list, but here are areas I expect to get heavily used if the site gets rolling:

    Power Tools
    Hand Tools
    Generators
    Predator Engines
    Pumps
    Welding
    Cargo, Trailers and Towing
    Lawn & Garden
    Woodworking
    Hobbies
    Hacks and Projects


    In particular, there are certain items like the dust collectors, generators, welders, folding trailers, that attract a lot of modding/project discussion on other forums, blogs and youtube. We should make it obvious where to go to discuss those things.
     
  3. Okuma

    Okuma Administrator Staff Member

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    I added a few more forums to match your list @rbstern. How does it look?

    Do you guys think we would use the xenforo Media Gallery add-on?

    "The XenForo Media Gallery is an add-on that allows you and your users to create galleries of images and videos in your forum, organized into admin-defined categories or user-created albums. It can be purchased from XenForo.com directly."​

    https://xenforo.com/community/media/
     
  4. rbstern

    rbstern Administrator Staff Member

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    Topic list looks good. We need a General Discussion/everything else, forum.

    The multi-media extension might useful, but it's hard to for me to have a feel for how it will play out, without some operating history. Youtube is chock full of HF reviews and hacking videos. There are numerous blog sites that do it, to. This site, conceptually, will be superior to a blog or Youtube from a breadth of topics and discussion standpoint. It will be weaker in terms of multimedia integration. The extension might help equalize us a bit in that area.
     
  5. rbstern

    rbstern Administrator Staff Member

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    We need one more Forums category: Compressors and Air Tools

    Any objection?
     
  6. Okuma

    Okuma Administrator Staff Member

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    Nope, I added it.
     
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    How about a forum for automotive tools and testers?


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  8. rbstern

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    Makes sense.
     

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