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Dark Scarab Links

What should be done with the links page/thread? [Read post first, please!]

Keep both pages
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Remove Links Page
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Remove Forum Links List
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Dark Scarab Links

Postby IrascibleOne » December 10th, 2013, 4:19 pm

I am currently thinking about what to do with the links pages. The Links Page and the Links Thread.

Before I decide though, I thought I would ask what you think first. The options are listed in the poll above. Removing one will involve merging links into the other.

Why keep both or even just one:
- Easy way to find sites with Blender related resources
- Categorized links make it easy to find things that aren't on DS
- Help people find sites they otherwise wouldn't know about

Why remove Links Page:
- Hardly anyone uses it (< 0.005% of all visitors in Sept-Nov, less than 1 person/day)
- Using these links means the person is leaving DS
- There is already the list in the forum
- Easy to go out of date because no one watches them
- More work for me to keep it up to date and messing with the page when updating site

Why remove Links Thread:
- Even fewer people use it (harder to find)
- Using these links means the person is leaving DS
- Existing list in main part of site
- Easy to go out of date with no one paying attention

Why remove both:
- Using the links means people are leaving DS
- Easy for the links to go out of date

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I tried to be impartial above, but here is my opinion. I want to remove the Links Page and merge into the thread. Why?

- I don't want to spend time for so few people. This is time involved when updating the site and keeping it up to date
- I got chewed out in an email a while back for bad links, since it is up to me to keep testing those links
- It feels like an afterthought, just added in to have more content on the main part of the site
- Same reasons listed above

I know I can do whatever I want with the site, but if people think it's important, I'll keep it around.
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Re: Dark Scarab Links

Postby brektzar » December 11th, 2013, 5:11 pm

Remove the page, not the thread. The thread doesnt hurt anyone in being there.
And even if they leave DS when clicking the link, they most likely will be back, either for more links or more of our content.
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Re: Dark Scarab Links

Postby IrascibleOne » December 19th, 2013, 1:10 pm

All done. The links page has officially been removed. I decided to leave the link to the links page in the header, the only difference is that it will take you to the thread in the forum and not the other page.

I have yet to update the list of links in the forum though, so I some point it will need to be sifted through to get rid of dead links and add any new ones.
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Re: Dark Scarab Links

Postby brektzar » December 31st, 2013, 1:58 am

Good idea to keep it in the header!
It will probably take a while for all the links to be checked, and new ones added... Theres a few of them :P

Btw, the link to the links topic in the header does not work for me.
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Re: Dark Scarab Links

Postby IrascibleOne » December 31st, 2013, 11:13 am

Darn, I think I need to update the header in the forum to match the rest of the site again. And fix forwarding that appears to be broken...
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