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Our new homepage is now live
« on: December 09, 2013, 07:10:37 AM »
In an effort to speed things up a little, I've written a short introductory blog post and flicked the switch to redirect http://tfes.org/ to our new homepage, http://www.tfes.org/.

It's not very long or detailed and gets right down to the point, which I think is what's needed upfront. However, if you've been writing something you'd like to be featured, feel free to send it to me and I'll publish it on the homepage. The more content we have up there, the better it will be for our new community.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2013, 07:24:43 AM »
Nice, Parsifal.  The only real thing that I would change is to take the word "debate" out and work in "discuss".  The reason I say this is because I think that people might think this is just a debate forum and lose the fact that we are open minded. 

I recommend something along the lines of, "we welcome people of all beliefs to discuss any concerns they have have about our theories with us".

Maybe beliefs is not the right word.  It kind of implies religion.  I don't know.

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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 07:33:36 AM »
Nice, Parsifal.  The only real thing that I would change is to take the word "debate" out and work in "discuss".  The reason I say this is because I think that people might think this is just a debate forum and lose the fact that we are open minded.

I like the word "debate"; it has connotations of more in-depth conversation than "discuss". Besides, most RE noobs come here because they think they can pwn FEers in debate. Most of them probably won't even read beyond the words "Flat Earth".

The homepage is now being served through CloudFlare, with static HTML being cached for 5 minutes. This means page loads will be blazingly fast once the first person in a particular area loads the site for the first time.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2013, 02:31:01 PM »
Just a suggestion, but you might want to change the link behind the FES logo to go to the home page as well.  The home button should be sufficient to get back to the forum home.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2013, 02:36:44 PM »
Suggestion: Text on the main post should be black, and one size bigger.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2013, 06:24:40 PM »
Just a suggestion, but you might want to change the link behind the FES logo to go to the home page as well.  The home button should be sufficient to get back to the forum home.

Done. I've also added "Forum" and "Wiki" buttons, so the "Home" button now goes to the homepage too.

Suggestion: Text on the main post should be black, and one size bigger.

Done. It could take a moment or two for CloudFlare to pick up the changes, but I've told it to clear the cached CSS.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2013, 07:36:38 PM »
Is there any way to get the forum banner to link back to the forum? Just seems to be a lot easier that way.

Yes, it depends on what people want.

Can anyone with a preference for where the banner links to please post here with their preference? I can't make a decision based on popular opinion without having people's opinions.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2013, 07:37:47 PM »
I prefer the banner to link back to the forum.

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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2013, 07:38:49 PM »
The only thing I don't like is the first sentence. It makes it sound like we just set up yet another parody site. Not that we are the flat earthers who have been around for ages and actually know our shit.

Maybe we could use the word re-birth or reformation of something?

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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2013, 07:42:08 PM »
I prefer the banner to link back to the forum.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2013, 07:45:39 PM »
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 07:50:16 PM »
I prefer the banner to link back to the forum, too. Done.
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Re: Our new homepage is now live
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2013, 08:08:48 PM »
The only thing I don't like is the first sentence. It makes it sound like we just set up yet another parody site. Not that we are the flat earthers who have been around for ages and actually know our shit.

Maybe we could use the word re-birth or reformation of something?

I think it's a reasonable introduction. If you'd like to post your own words on the homepage, feel free to write something up and I'll publish it.
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