Originally Posted by Temari the Fan Goddes
My site is fine, and Im willing to take anyone's criticism but yours since you obviously do it for insulting purposes. If there are problems with it I'll talk with my members about it and see what they would like to be changed.
No, mine was done for criticism =/
What you'll have to learn is that really good criticism points out everything wrong (like I did). If it's something isn't mentioned, then it's either fine or there's enough to make up for it.
Talking to your members is fine, but have you ever thought that maybe taking some criticism from an outside source can be just as, if not more, beneficial? If someone is already a member of your site, then obviously they liked it enough to join, but if someone isn't a member of your site after seeing it, then they obviously didn't find enough to like about it to join (meaning they can point out more things that can be fixed and made better). Yeah, not everyone may be able to really criticize and point out specific flaws, but if you keep telling every person that points out something wrong or bad about it to GTFO then you get nowhere =/. As far as your members saying what they want, they're already your members, not new people that will join and increase population once your upgrade is noticed.
Lastly, I just want to point out that rather than trying to overcrowd it with forums and different features, think about what you're really trying to accomplish with your forum. What kind of community to you want to create? What's the focus of it? What forums are necessary for that and which ones aren't really needed? The more organized/less crowded a site is, the easier it is to navigate, making it more attractive to everyone. I'd rather a site that had a few features that I could easily jump around between than a site that's overloaded with stuff that's hard to navigate through.