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  1. #1 Forum Reform 
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker jrmdb3's Avatar
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    Whatsup Admin, Webmaster, MODs, MIT,s and fellow PSPMod members
    Its has come to my attention that the forums are gradually dying. Mostly because of all the people taht sign up and ask one quick question and never come back. But I think the forums needs a change, big change. Im pretty sure its been on a few of peoples minds. I know me and TZone have been talking about it. And D Rizzle. Basically what I'm saying is ,as i've mentioned, the forum needs a change. First we needed enough people. Theres plenty of members. The members have done their job. Now I think its the forums time to do its'..Don't get me wrong..i love this forum, I check it every single day, beleive it or not. This is the only forum I go to ,excluding pspupdates.com and pspcrazy (I never post there) So my suggestions are taht maybe a new look is needed. and some more sections. One section me and TZone were thinking about was the "File/download Section." Including all the newest ELoaders, PSP magazines, All firmwares, etc,etc. Well...those are just my thoughts, and I hope you take my thoughts into consideration. Post your suggestions ,if any, on what you think the foum's should have. If you like it the way it is, then dont be afraid to speak out. I've been here since July of 2005 and its just been the same.
    So, Admin,webmaster, take my thoughts ,and other (if any) into consideration. And dont forget, dont take this the wrong way. After all..this IS the only forum I ever post at
    Keep it alive people, keep it alive

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    yes i also believe a file section alltogether would help keep site activity up, plus instead of having an underground background forum in the skins forum, maybe just have a background/pics section with members own sections... something along that line... maybe more user profile costumization?

    just throwing out ideas, not demands or anything =P~

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    I agree guys, those are GREAT suggestions, let's keep the site alive... also I am sending this message out to the ADMIN/WEBMASTER, hey I know webspace cost as do the DOMAIN names, maybe you could put up a DONATE section, I know I would donate, I want to keep this forum going, could always setup a PAYPAL section. Also to encourage monies, maybe a section that might sell PSPMOD.com T-shirts, Hats, Vinyls or bumper Stickers to get the name out there more and if you need help to promote, let me know, I will help out Well just a thought , oh and this to is the only PSP forum I post on


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    Software/hardware/homebrew section

    PSPskins/tech/wireless section

    Gamereviews section

    Music/music section

    Anything goes section

    Debate section

    New information section (post everything new about the PSP in here Such as the GPS/Eyetoy/ PS1 emulator announced from sony today)


    Admin only section


    Lessening the amount of places to post will make it easier to find where to post. RIght now, there is too much shit making the forums not user friendly.


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    Profile upgrades


    Have a Avatar

    Have a personal Picture

    Have a picture of your PSP accessories

    Have a picture of PSP games

    Have a picture of your computer setup

    Have a blog of you fav. shit

    Have a message board on your user profile where you and your friends can talk about you using a messageboard.

    More personalized info about yourself (more along the lines of what Clubskill has)

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    Website Look

    Change the background color to something more accessable, perhaps white?

    White looks better than blue, it's easier to read and right now the blue seems constricting.



    Flashier Logo, PSPMOD needs to be blazoned around the site.



    You see that shit at the top of the site "home, user cp, FAQ, etc"?

    They need to be Bigger. A lot bigger, with Color added to the buttons.



    Make it easy to go to your profile, basically encourage yourself to post a blog about yourself and change your info.

    This will provide a reason to visit other people's profiles and post about them. Posting means activity.



    If this costs too much, get more ads. Not too many, but in whatever extra space you have...you mind as well profit on this, aye?


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    Attitude


    Honestly, too many members here, including myself, are assholes to newcomers. This needs to change. Why would you be active in a forum where all the veterens flame you till kingdom come? It makes no sense, help the newbies.

    Tell them "would you please use the search button at the top of the site. This will help the forum be tidy and will teach you proper forum skills. If you still don't find the answer feel free to PM me, or give me a tell on aim. My aim is: Searchinfocans"

    Go with something along the lines of ^. It's not mean at all, just polite. Even if they are an asshole, assholes post don't they? All we need is more activity to get the site pumping again.

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    Debate


    Use the debate section. Honestly, it's probobly one of the three reasons I'm still posting at this forum. Debates cause emotion, emotion can cause tempers to rise! Temper means posts! Posts mean other people will react. Tell your story, and try to prove it (Do it for the motherland!).

    USE THE DEBATE SECTION.

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    News section


    This will be key to keeping new people here. Give them the news, since they probobly have never been to PSPupdates. By posting the news, I am more likely to post in response to it. I never post as pspupdates, but I post here. So if someone posts the news here, I will give my comments about it. Hopefully a lot of people will be like me and want to talk about the new homebrew, or the new firmware.

    Developing my point, someone could post that "AOTM 2.0 just came out, link given in here!"

    After the person posts the link, he could talk about whether he liked the game or what he didn't like, then someone else DLs it and thinks the opposite of the Thread poster. They have a discussion about it, and others join.

    A news section would help tremendously.



    Ok guys, I'm out ideas for right now. I'm going to Lake tahoe and I won't be back till Sunday....I might check the thread in the morning before I leave. Peace
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    I decided to double post so that I didn't make my post A shit load to read.

    This is as well the only PSP only forum I use.

    I also post a helluva lot at clubskill.com (I am a reviewer there)

    and browse IGN's forums.

    selling shirts/hats would be really cool....
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    Matrixsucks, You flying to Lake Tahoe ? If you are you must be flying into Reno first I lived there for almost 12 years and live in Cali now, but only about a 3.5 hour drive from Tahoe 4 from Reno I know this is off topic


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    need traffic? make a porn section.
    its proven to attract the kiddies =D

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    mehthinks a news section would rock, simmilar to the layout on www.ipodwizard.net.
    just have it that the mods/mits can stick any good info to the main page.
    such as the whole eyetoy/ps1 emu thing from a day ago, that would have been front page worthy, or any of the new eloaders..
    anyone like that idea?
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    i agree with almost all of what has been said here, i have had some discussion with admin about such changes
    he seems to be busy with other things though as he only reply to the things i send him and usually really short answers aswell..
    hopefully this will attract some attention!
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    right, as of now, im nice.

    things are gonna change.

    yeah, we also need one of these stickys http://forums.qj.net/showthread.php?t=4394
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    matrixsucks great post!

    You all have some great suggestions but some of them take time to make.

    A site redesign is in progress but like everything else everything cost money. I dont want to place ads and annoy users. The current ads pay the cost of the servers (You can see we have alot of members and members = traffic which = money).

    Thanks Again!
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    Kinda late but yeah we do need a significant change here.......this site has been up for almost a year and we've accomplished alot such as getting MODs and MITs, new sections, pictures in signatures, etc.

    I remember when we hit 1,000 members......we are now @ over 5,000....alot of traffic does come through here so let's do something where people will want to stay instead of sign up, post a question, and then be off.

    Webmaster, what happened to that idea that Jsh was telling me about the news-blog team? Is that still in the works? One thing we should definitely add is a section entirely for n00bs where they can post any question they have and we can simply point them in the right direction or making a FAQ for them to not have as many repetitive posts.

    I've been here since June 14, 2005......well actually like a whole month before then....I too was a lurker of the forums as I've never really posted much anywhere but one day I decided to sign up and here I am now. Something about this site really made me want to contribute.....

    Let's throw some more ideas out there guys and we'll make this site the best it can be


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    How about a podcast? Are there any decent PSP-oriented Podcasts out there?

    Allright goddammit, I'll make an effort to be nicer. I won't make any promises though when faced with the kind of douchebaggery heSOfliii brought to the table.

    I'm not suggesting that we try to turn this into the next ign.com, but I think we need to expand our interests on the forum. I would suggest a "non psp" game forum because honestly, I haven't picked up my PSP for months. I've been spending too much time with my DS (flame on bitches) and World of Warcraft.

    How about "featured" game reviews every week or month? Of course, someone would have to write them. Not to mention buy the game. This doesn't necessarily have to be PSP reviews either.
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    an eloader section would be cool so u dont have to go looking somewhere else for directions.
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    how about the news blog, i could write for you.
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