I think the forum is one of the most important aspects to a good community website, but, this one is very hard to navigate. It's almost impossible to browse, check on replies to previous posts and the whole structure is 'clunky'. I'm guessing this is an 'off the shelf' template. Please can it be made easier to browse. Surely a front page with a list of all available sub groups/topics is going to be easier to navigate, especially for those members who are not used to forums.
We have a very active Facebook site, with nearly 100,000 potential users, who engage in a wide range of conversations and daily banter. Our forum seems less popular for daily interactions.
We would like to modify our current Forum during 2014, to enable those who don’t have a Facebook account to share the same experience, and for those that do, to include an additional place to to enjoy conversations and interactions with like-minded Silversurfers.
Do you use regular Forums?
Which ones do you use?
How would you like our Forum to be structured to best serve you?
What topics are of particular interest to you?
Any feedback will will be much appreciated :-)
I use both but am usually more in favour of Facebook.
I find forums can soon get very cliquey by forming little gangs (sad to say usually female, but not excluding some males) who can often decide to ridicule another person’s posts. Worse, admins on forums don’t always know how to deal with this.
On Facebook one can chooses which friends to have which usually means a more pleasant atmosphere 😕
There are many forums on the Internet available for chatting and interacting with others. Are you a regular Forum user, do you have a facebook account, and which is your preferred way to chat with like minded people?