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  • Rounik Admin
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    Some forum suggestions
    Hi jMar Further to what Steve H said: 'always a lot of views and little participation' in this thread http://www.macprovideo.com/forum/logic/logic-pro-express&id=5641 I've been thinking about how to help macprovideo forums become an even greater community where Logicians will share experiences and tips and want to hang around more... Here are some of my suggestions: ...perhaps a rethink of the 1000 points = a free tutorial policy. Could be brought down to 500 points. Original Posters should be encouraged to give feedback to help provide an easy way for those searching in the future to identify useful posts. This could be much in the same way that eBay provides a 'feedback form'. Although I like the current system with the thumbs up and down it is sometimes hard to see on some screens. Or even a 'post of the month' could win a macprovideo tutorial or a third party sample collection? A specific place in the forums where users can contribute techniques, tips, presets, apple loops, logic project files would be cool too. It'd definitely get people returning more often. Also, would be great if we could post pictures in our posts. As you know, a picture can paint a 'problem' into a possible solution that others can see more easily! Would be nice if users can have their own identities (via an avatar - perhaps it could be a choice from a selection or open to using one's own pictures). I'd also like to add Colin's idea that there be a specific place where support files can be downloaded for certain tutorials. I hope some of these suggestions are useful. Cheers Rounik
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  • Nudoguy
    Posts: 43
    Joined: Oct 1st, 2006
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    Thanks Rounik for including my presets idea. To elaborate: These are (generally) small files and could be very useful, instructive and generally of interest - referring to presets, channel strips or whatever are used by MacProVideo instructors. I imagine there could either be a special download area for these files. Otherwise, files related to bought Tutorials could show up in NED. Regards and best wishes to everyone for 2008 - Colin
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  • Christian L
    Posts: 1416
    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    Excellent suggestions! I would especially like being able to post pictures. As they say, a picture is worth thousand words. It would be easier to explain some concepts this way. Also, being able to specify what software (and what version) we are using in our profile could be a time saver. Knowing if a forum user is on Logic 7 or 8 just by looking at his profile would be very useful!
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    [quote:1687]Also, being able to specify what software (and what version) we are using in our profile could be a time saver. Knowing if a forum user is on Logic 7 or 8 just by looking at his profile would be very useful! [/quote] Yes! Great idea! It's already useful being able to see the OS version posters are running and working out their local time from the Country information ;-) My one reservation about being able to post pictures is from my experience on other forums I've been on where extremely hi-res pics are posted that require a lot of horizontal and vertical scrolling to see the whole picture. Great if you have a 20" screen - not so convenient for macbook users! If it could be implemented in a way that there was a maximum resolution size or they could be resized after being uploaded that would be great. Rounik
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  • Christian L
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    Joined: Aug 7th, 2006
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    [quote:7638] If it could be implemented in a way that there was a maximum resolution size or they could be resized after being uploaded that would be great. Rounik[/quote] Absolutely!
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  • Dilbert Fizzwinkle
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Dec 30th, 2007
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    If I am speaking out of turn, y'all just let me know. But it seems to me that y'all are trying to over-complicate what should be a very simple solution to the picture problem. Why not have an icon series linked to each account? For instance my icon series would be White iMac w/ FCE HD 3.5 FCP 6.0 W/ Aperture 1.5 This would tell you just about everything y'all need to know and take up very little space. Tell me what y'all think when y'all stop laughing at my ignorance. Pete
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    It's a good idea. I'm definitely not laughing! Only thing is if a forum member has multiple mac's & uses multiple pieces of software. ...although maybe I'm over complicating things now? ;-) Rounik
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  • Dilbert Fizzwinkle
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Dec 30th, 2007
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    If somebody is having the same software problem on multiple Macs, then the Macs ain't the problem. Sweaty feet are going to stink no matter whose boots they are in.
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    [quote:38318]Sweaty feet are going to stink no matter whose boots they are in.[/quote] LOL! Yes, I see what you mean. I think it might be important though, because some users may be using PPC and not INTEL based macs or vice versa or perhaps a combination of both. Also, despite using multiple mac's myself I do use different versions of OS X. ...regardless, I'm going to stop there, leave this for Martin and go and change my socks ;-)
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006
    Re: Some forum suggestions
    Another idea for the forum: A 'stickies' style post that can be placed at the top of each sub-forum. This could contain important info to help troubleshoot on various issues depending on the application. It could also contain info such as 'latest news' / New Updates..., New Videos etc For example I almost missed the fact there is a new Logic Video in production(!): Logic 404: Producing Electronica. Cheers Rounik
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