BigBuddha wrote:FIX THE FORUMs
Can you or anyone be more specific about what needs fixing?
With all due respect, not having a search function in a forum is FAIL.
I've been a member of all types of forums since 1998 and the first thing all n00bs are told to do is first use the "search" function before asking or starting a new thread.
It gets, so redundant and forum gets cluttered when members keep starting threads that where discussed just a few weeks ago. However, you can't blame them because there is no search function to tell them otherwise.
Please, don't reply and say to use the google search "user input site:http://forums.realgm.com" because that is the weakest search. It does NOT give you the full search function as what a forum search can do.
For example a forum search allows Search in "Thread Titles Only" or "First Post Only" "Show Results as Threads or Posts" also it would allow you to choose what part of the Forum to search in whether it be a search in a particular board only or the General board etc.
The point is RGM loves to have educated sports posters but yet it dwarfs any potential growth by not having and not promoting users to search first before discussing topics or starting new topics.
In the last 12 years of all the forums I've ever been on RGM is the first forum I have ever seen not to have a search function.
Then it's like a slap in the face when the Admins discuss making RGM a better site for two years and totally ignore and not even mention the fact that RGM does not have a search function.
@admins, members have asked for this feature that is natural to have in all forums. Actually, when ever I travel to a new forum the first thing I look for is the search button.
Please, explain this to me like i'm 10 years old (other than the weak google search rebuttal) why RGM does not and will not give it's members a search option.
Maybe create a poll and let the member vote on it or something.
In conclusion, we are grateful for all the hard work, but if your not going to listen to your own members about a feature that should be a no-brainer, how can you expect us to get excited about any new upgrades when the obvious ones are ignored, ie. no search
and no PM.Edit:
Please, google other for any forums you can find see how many don't have a search feature then list them here as a reply. Maybe, I'm the one that needs to learn here. Maybe, I don't know other forums like I thought I did for over a decade.