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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: NewFBTB: What Do You Want? Reply with quote

What would you most like to see on the new FBTB? A new Customs section? More interviews? More Spotlighted builders? RSS feed?

Regardless of what we've already got planned, maybe there's one or two great ideas out there we haven't though of and should seriously consider.
With enough good suggestions, we'll poll the masses and see what truly is the most wanted new feature.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like a new customs section and more imterviews.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darth Bizzle wrote:
I would like a new customs section and more imterviews.


Imterviews! That's what this site is missing....


Anyway, I don't really see anything that really needs to be added. Most of what we have now is just fine with me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interviews sound pretty cool, I'd like to see those. If the Customs section is revamped, make it easier to navigate, no more pop ups everytime I click on a picture, nice gallery with thumbnails is win.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want the new FBTB to rub my feet and make me coffee.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Customs should make a return, but not directly hosted by FBTB, like the current/outdated version. Hosting all the COTW's in a special thread/pool on the FBTB Flickr outpost would be fine.

Gotta get back the good old '05 colour scheme, and maybe go back to basics on the avatars. Say, choosing from a pre-selected scheme, for more uniformity and cohesiveness.

I'd also love to see the return of the FBTB reviews, either by Ace or another member. They were great, well-photographed, and informative, and if Ace can't keep up, then have someone else do them too.

Interviews would be a fun quirk too, I agree.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reviews, interviews, previews, and all other kinds of views! (well, not ALL kinds of views. Wink ) spotlighted builders would be fun, too!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be neat if we can get some features going again... ala Greg's comics. These features will help keep the site fresh in down times especially.

Some ideas:

- FBTB Cribs: feature a different member's bedroom/storeroom/display once a week/month/bi-weekly. It would be fun to see how some of us store our collection, show off our models, and display our MOC's.

- Set Reviews: I know this is something every LEGO site does, but why not? (Especially if we can get some sets early for the reviews).

- Interviews : Again, we get a small groan, but its true, those were really interesting.

- LEGO Site Spotlight : We aren't the only one out there, and, honestly, with the new cross-theme focus, we can expand our horizons (and maybe get some reciprocal links in return).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turkguy19 wrote:
Darth Bizzle wrote:
I would like a new customs section and more imterviews.


Imterviews! That's what this site is missing....


Anyway, I don't really see anything that really needs to be added. Most of what we have now is just fine with me.



Curse these iPod touches! They always make me look I can't spell.


But yea I meant interviews....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pin-up calendars of the staff!

Wait... Neutral
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Pin-up calendars of the staff!

Wait... Neutral


Ed would approve, highly approve.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

as would I....especially if Don was Miss March Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want a podcast in which the staff says borderline obscene things while avoiding important issues entirely.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Austin Touchdown wrote:
I want a podcast in which the staff says borderline obscene things while avoiding important issues entirely.



Haha....make it a video podcast too. With everyone in storm trooper armor! And a Leia!Wink But we would have to have a vote to pick Leia. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now, that's just a silly idea.


Austin, I would so listen to that podcast.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turkguy19 wrote:
Austin, I would so listen to that podcast.
Second'd.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turkguy19 wrote:
now, that's just a silly idea.


Austin, I would so listen to that podcast.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly as in dumb, not silly as in funny....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to the serious suggestions please... Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

An RSS news feed is the biggest thing I think is missing.

My second priority would be an updated LEGO Star Wars set index for reference.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A way to browse and read old news.

Maybe this will be useful for you mods/admins... A permanent news entry that doesn't move down as new news is added, for special announcements/news... Make it so it can be changed, added to, or removed for updates and such. This is only for important stuff like forums being broken or Don being taken to court again. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

- New interviews

- updating the Set Index list

greetings,
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this just about the forums, or are we ging to see a revamp of the home page. Just because some sort of menu for the moths past would be great so we could look back on old news we missed, or just want to have another look over because it was cool.

As per the forums, and regarding the RtB policy. In the past 3 or 4 years we've had one exclusive (afaik, we had lots in the pryears previously) on new sets, and one interview to help decide the future of a set, which we've heard nothing about.
I know some people have huge issues with the policy, but is there any way at all, in which by having the same basic policy, and somebody talking to LEGO, we can actually get Preliminary shots, or info on what sets are going to be released?
Just wondering. Or is the whole thing going to be chucked?

It'd be nice to see interviews for certain members in here.

A quarter yearly musical for the pod cast.

I liked Jeremy's FBTB Cribs idea. That'd be a cool thing to have.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The set index was what took me to fbtb in the first place, there were reviews of almost all released SW sets then. If it could be updated with reviews (perhaps just as a link to the forum review thread), the site would be even better resource for everyone interested in SW LEGO.

Perhaps a little corner with pictures from previous contests? That's a thing I think people are interested in. I know they can be found in the forums, but a link on the front page perhaps?

I know these suggestions are mainly interesting for newcomers, but we have (almost) all been new here.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FBTB Cribs is a freakin' sweet idea. That will totally be the name of it, too.

"Welcome to FBTB Cribs, dawwwwg! Many Bothans died ta bring you dis installment dat is off da HIZZAAAYYYY!"

Sorry, I'll stop now.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Collin: "Yo, Yo, welcome to my crib all you h4x0rz!" Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"What up what UUUUUUP!"
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe the entire online LEGO community has splintered or diversified enough (depending on how you see it) that I think things like the set list and MOCs as part of the main site, in my opinion, shouldn't be the focus. User reviews and discussion threads are fairly flourishing on the boards; making more news items that link to "worthy" threads like those and getting people interacting as a community is great and takes the burden of writing all those reviews, say, off one person and spreads it among the populace. Let the community do the work instead of having to fall back on the "well we just don't have time to do XYZ."

Even if I do more reading than posting these days, FBTB has and always will be about the community and news items, to me. If I want set lists, I can easily check out Bricklink, Peeron, or Brickset– sites that are set up largely to address that singular need and already do it very well. MOCs are at Flickr, Brickshelf, or MOCpages. Each of those examples has dedicate sites already and I'm not sure trying to take over their prominence by integrating those things here would be time and energy well-spent. (I do like the cross-site integration like the links to the FBTB Flickr pool, for example... It's not the focus of the staff here, but is available as a parallel feature for those who use it.)

Community (discussions, contests, user threads, interviews, builder spotlights) and Star Wars LEGO news are what draw me here. Getting the boards' phpBB version updated and keeping news items up-to-date, both on the main page and with "discuss here" links to threads in the fourms, are what I'd like to see the majority of time spent on.

EDITed for a few fixes.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I've already given a suggestion to staff via pm, so I'd like to know what's happening about that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We would love to give you an update, just as soon as you tell us what exactly this suggestion might be.
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