View Poll Results: Would you prefer to see (when you goto http://forums.oztivo.net )

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  • The forums view homepage

    1 25.00%
  • The new portal interface

    3 75.00%
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Thread: Portal Interface

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
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    Lightbulb Portal Interface

    Hey all. I have been a busy little beaver in terms of moving the fourms and making sure everything is all ok and I apologise for the disruptions that have been caused due to the move of servers, but hopefully everything is back in action now and we'll have less down time.

    On top of all of this, I have been working on a "portal" interface which is located at

    http://forums.oztivo.net/index1.php

    and I would like your feedback on what you would like to see on the front page. At present, it shows your login details as per above (the welcome message and the last visited information) and there is also a "News" section so that Administrators and Moderators can post news in regards to the site or current events.

    There is also the default search function, and stats on the forums, current active users, and the last 5 "active" forum topics for those who like to fly in and fly out without having to read everything.

    If this can be improved in any way, or if you would like to see say a different colour scheme, or the way the layout is handled, please leave feedback below.

    Later on this month, I will also be releasing Avatars. For those of your who don't know, this is a fun method of assigning a "User Picture" to yourself and will probably work on the principle of once you get a certain number of posts, you will have access to an avatar. But that's up for discussion.

    Cheers
    -Edwin
    Philips Tivo
    Version 1.3 Emulator Image from Minnie
    200Gig Western Digital HDD
    No Turbonet or Cachecard
    Slices: Cable Digital FTA

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
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    Hi Edwin,

    It looks great!

    How about swapping the locations of the Search and the Statistics boxes? Most of the time you'll find the search near the top RHS of a site and the statistics don't really need to be in the highest priority position <braces for cluebat attack from Mr Thoms >.

    Is it possible for others to submit news items that are vetted by Administrators/Moderators? Also, can news items become discussion threads (ie. a Reply button)? Careful though, a move towards OzTiVo-Slashdot may not be what you're wanting to get into.

    Thanks and Onya! for your efforts.

    Cheers, Dave.
    Last edited by DavidSymons; 11-04-2005 at 11:28 AM.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Victoria
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    Looks good! Keep up the good work
    Darren King
    OzTiVo Repairs and Modifications
    If your TiVo requires repairs or modifications
    then visit: http://kingey1971.wix.com/tivorepairs

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Victoria, Melbourne
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    Thumbs up

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSymons
    Hi Edwin,

    It looks great!

    How about swapping the locations of the Search and the Statistics boxes? Most of the time you'll find the search near the top RHS of a site and the statistics don't really need to be in the highest priority position <braces for cluebat attack from Mr Thoms >.
    Done.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSymons
    Is it possible for others to submit news items that are vetted by Administrators/Moderators?
    I will need to review whether or not this "should" be possible. I can understand that people might want to make their own news items though.

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidSymons
    Also, can news items become discussion threads (ie. a Reply button)? Careful though, a move towards OzTiVo-Slashdot may not be what you're wanting to get into.

    Thanks and Onya! for your efforts.

    Cheers, Dave.
    Made the change. News items are now also discussion threads.
    Philips Tivo
    Version 1.3 Emulator Image from Minnie
    200Gig Western Digital HDD
    No Turbonet or Cachecard
    Slices: Cable Digital FTA

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Brisbane
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    Smile

    Portal looks great and a fantastic idea!

    How about listing & linking some of the most common visited articles/hacks from the Main Oztivo Site or web for a quick reference for the newbies. ie Guided Setup, Increase Live Buffer, Add episode to now showing titles, 30 Skip on Remote etc.

    As I've found myself, once the vanilla Tivo is installed, you'll quickly want to hack and add some extra functionality and these questions can be answered sometimes without a post.

    Cheers

    John
    Phillips HDR312 Series 1 TiVo
    CacheCard Network Card, 200gb Western Digital HD, OzTiVo 1.3 Image
    Slices: Foxtel Cable Digital

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Victoria, Melbourne
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    Quote Originally Posted by lagomatic
    How about listing & linking some of the most common visited articles/hacks from the Main Oztivo Site or web for a quick reference for the newbies. ie Guided Setup, Increase Live Buffer, Add episode to now showing titles, 30 Skip on Remote etc.
    Ok, so add "Quick Links" to the portal interface. Shall do.

    You may have noticed as well that I have added a Poll to this thread. I'd like to change it over next month to the new portal interface but require feedback. The poll results are anonymous, so no one can say "oh so-and-so voted for this, so I guess I have to vote for it too"

    Please be aware that you will STILL be able to get to the forums view page if I set the portal interface as the first page you see. As a reminder, the portal interface can be view currently HERE
    Philips Tivo
    Version 1.3 Emulator Image from Minnie
    200Gig Western Digital HDD
    No Turbonet or Cachecard
    Slices: Cable Digital FTA

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