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Topic: Suggestion Box
Posted By: Seko
Subject: Suggestion Box
Date Posted: 08-Jun-2007 at 10:55
Hello all!
 
 As per our appreciation for your participation, on behalf of AllEmpires staff, we continue to share our thanks for your involvement. Your input on this forum greatly appreciated.
 
Now we ask something of you.
 
We would like your opinions and sage advice about this forum and the webpage overall. Go ahead and share your thoughts about our layout, site speed, subforums, details like 'active topics', quiz, picture posting and whatever else you have noticed concerning the mechanics of AE. The more gremlins we can identify the better off we will be in maintaining this site.
 
Have at it. We look forward to your comments.
 
Oh! One more thing. This is not an opportunity to dis the staff or eachother (darn).
 
 
Some stats on the past five months, excluding June, of 2007.
 
Average page views per month:  1,452,976
Average visits per month:            286,760
Average hits per month:              6,234,334
 
 
Thanks for your time with this 'Suggestion Box' and, overall, thank you for your participation and support.
 
Sincerely,
 
AE Staff
 



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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 11-Jun-2007 at 07:29
Members, in case you didn't get it, we want YOU to post here... (just in case something was left unclear....)

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Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2007 at 03:29
Well one thing thats been bugging me for a bit is when you go into the Tavern and under the Sports sub forum in its description thingo it says alk not Talk (which I'm gathering its supposed to be), so is it possible that it could get fixed?

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Posted By: Roberts
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2007 at 09:03
Plz, give us back "Search" option.

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Posted By: Northman
Date Posted: 18-Jun-2007 at 11:32
Originally posted by axeman

Plz, give us back "Search" option.
 
Granted - its working again!
 
~ North


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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2007 at 14:26
Originally posted by Sparten

Way too many sub-forums. It becomes confusing and many are frankly superflous. Militray history dose not need a modern warfare sunforum, or Historical Pictures a Historical Maps sub-forum.


I find it easing and it is much easier to find a certain topic not using the search function this way. Although, I'd understand if it becomes tedious if you'd want to scan through each and every one of these forums for new posts....Confused


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Posted By: aslanlar
Date Posted: 22-Jun-2007 at 20:19
We can just use active topics for the new posts..i liek the subforums.
btw, THANK YOU for the search ;)


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"The league is alright when sparrows dispute but it can do little when eagles argue" -Mussolini


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 12-Jul-2007 at 10:34
Is there any chance you could allow the magazine to be read in Opera? I, like many, use this browser, but it seems I have to use either IE or Mozilla to read it.

Thanks guys!


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 13-Jul-2007 at 09:26
It is most likely an exercise in self-indulgence, but I was thinking that a counter (not sure of the technical name) of the amount if profile views you've had, even if it just came up on your profile, not beside your name when you post. Would just be interesting to know how many people's looking at your details! What you think?

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 13-Jul-2007 at 09:28
All of these itiems currently raised have to do with the software's capabilities. Profile views and Opera browsers are currently not available features. However, I'll take another look and see what we can or can't do.

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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 13-Jul-2007 at 09:46

Well we don't know if we don't ask, right?   Smile



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Posted By: Justinian
Date Posted: 13-Jul-2007 at 15:33
Any chance of having the total quiz again?

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"War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."--Thomas Mann



Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 13-Jul-2007 at 18:34
Justintian:  TQ is normally run about every three months - we should be do for one around the end of July.

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Posted By: Justinian
Date Posted: 14-Jul-2007 at 01:47
Excellent, I look forward to it.Thumbs%20Up
 
Wow, I feel like an idiot.  I thought total quiz was discontinued after Imperator Invictus left.Embarrassed  (well, I always have been unobservant)


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"War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace."--Thomas Mann



Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 14-Jul-2007 at 18:15
No worries there. I believe that one has been done without Invictus already... 

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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 14-Jul-2007 at 18:17
Yes we had a total quiz near the end of April, which went well. Justinian, there was also an "All Battles" quiz made by Rider around March, which was refreshing and fun. 

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Posted By: Balain d Ibelin
Date Posted: 15-Jul-2007 at 01:24

I have a suggestion for Quiz...

Why don't you sent Quizzes to each Members Private Messenger so each Member can participate??
 
btw, When I was suspended, why did my name changed from Balian d'Ibelin to Balain??


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"Good quality will be known among your enemies, before you ever met them my friend"Trobadourre de Crusadier Crux


Posted By: Northman
Date Posted: 15-Jul-2007 at 06:44
Originally posted by Balain

I have a suggestion for Quiz...

Why don't you sent Quizzes to each Members Private Messenger so each Member can participate??
 
Every 3 months we run a quiz where everyone can participate - the next one is coming up shortly if we follow schedule.
btw, When I was suspended, why did my name changed from Balian d'Ibelin to Balain??
 
The forum sofware generates an error if the character '  (single quote) appears in a username or in a signature. That is why it was changed.
 
Let me know by PM if you want to replace that character with another - ie.  Balain d´Ibelin.  I can make the change for you.
 
~ Northman
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Balain d Ibelin
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2007 at 15:06
Northman...
 
When can I participate for Quiz??
 
And where??
 
And how??


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"Good quality will be known among your enemies, before you ever met them my friend"Trobadourre de Crusadier Crux


Posted By: Northman
Date Posted: 17-Jul-2007 at 18:49
Originally posted by Balain

Northman...
 
When can I participate for Quiz??
 
And where??
 
And how??
 
The next Total Quiz will probably be in september - we had to postpone it a month.
 
It will be announced very clearly in good time, so you really cant miss it.
 
Normaly it consists of 18-22 questions that is to be answered electronically on a special form.
There are two rounds - unanswered questions in round one will pass on to round two.
 
Total duration normaly 72 hours.
 
~ Northman
 


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Posted By: Balain d Ibelin
Date Posted: 20-Jul-2007 at 19:14
Northman, could you edit my name to Balian d Ibelin??

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"Good quality will be known among your enemies, before you ever met them my friend"Trobadourre de Crusadier Crux


Posted By: Northman
Date Posted: 20-Jul-2007 at 19:33
Originally posted by Balain d Ibelin

Northman, could you edit my name to Balian d Ibelin??
 
Done Smile


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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 25-Jul-2007 at 17:29

Azat your have been reinstated. It was an oversight on my part. However there are a few questions I have for you.



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Posted By: Azat
Date Posted: 26-Jul-2007 at 10:33

Thanks a lot Seko .

 
I shall be obliged if you put your questions.


Posted By: MarcoPolo
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2007 at 16:28

I have suggestion.

  Under the Asian Subcontinent heading.. it reads Indian subcontinent and South East Asia...  I think this is a misnomer that we should all endeavour to correct. 
 
Can you please change this to read history pertaining to South Asia, South Central Asia or something along that lines because there are many countries, groups in South Asia that are not necessarily 'Indian' eg.  Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, bhutan,  etc..
 
Thanking you in advance
:)


Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 28-Jul-2007 at 17:41
You are absolutely right. Since we already have a seperate thread for the Southeast, a correction will be made.

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Posted By: MarcoPolo
Date Posted: 29-Jul-2007 at 14:41

thanks seko...  :)   I think many times people make incorrect assumptions when they generalize the entire region as being Indian due to their larger population while ignoring those of many other groups found in the area.  This has unfortunately led to the paintaing of all peoples in the region under a single 'Indian' brush which is quite honestly inccorect and unfair.  THere are many other groups in the region which do need to be properly identified and highlighted due to their uniqueness and distinctivesness which is something we should all cherish.

 

Cheers! :))

 
 


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2007 at 00:54
THe greatest insult a Pakistani can get is being called an Indian.

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Posted By: Omar al Hashim
Date Posted: 30-Jul-2007 at 03:18
You know I have never even looked at that comment. Even when we were restructuring a couple of months ago LOL

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Posted By: MarcoPolo
Date Posted: 02-Aug-2007 at 13:15
maybe cuz im new here, I picked it up :))
 
Ok thanks for the inclusion of South Central Asia there but that only covers Pakistan and Afghanistan. 
 
 What about other regions of the area.  I was under the impression that the correct title was 'Asian Subcontinent' unless Im mistaken as this would be more inclusive and respectful to the nations of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh etc..
 
Also.. a little side note.  With the recent inclusion of Pakistan and Afghanistan in the Greater Middle East, should these two countries still be listed here in the South Asian section???


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 16-Aug-2007 at 09:45
Just a thought, I think the 'introduce yourself' topic is too hidden in sub forums for the new members to find it, and thus they will be less encouraged to post or feel like they can 'be accepted' in the community. The amount of posts to the introduce yourself topic has definitely lowered, and it shouldn't be like that. We need new members to keep the forum virile, as such, so maybe a greater effort to greet them...Thoughts?

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 16-Aug-2007 at 11:56
Good point Dophin. Maybe a relocation for that thread would be better along with a nice and clean welcome mat.

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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 16-Aug-2007 at 15:29
Perhaps a link in the Tavern description?

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 16-Aug-2007 at 15:37
another bright idea accepted and implemented.

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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 16-Aug-2007 at 16:01
Bright as a star?

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 16-Aug-2007 at 16:42
You know, your star was extinguished light years ago. Only on rare occasions does one see a fading glimmer of what used to be an eruptive luminus ball of plasma. All I can see now is a black hole by the name of "White Dwarf rider".

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Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 19-Aug-2007 at 08:46
I was thinking today about an artist section subforum (tavern maybe?) where people like J.P. Viera or other members could post there creations, there could maybe even a "Historical Artist of the Month" competition where users can compete for special signature banners like the Total Quiz. So what do ya'll think?

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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 19-Aug-2007 at 08:49
Sounds good Balaam. Do we have any other artists among us, other than JP? I must say that I find it great to see each person's visual representation of history, and we should encourage more historical art and illustration.


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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 24-Aug-2007 at 05:59
slow down the 10 wise pieces of advice! Im feeling dizzy and unenlightened..
 
 
edit:  Yeah, i copped on you just have to put your mouse over it to stop it. Not so wise myself I suppose!


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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 24-Aug-2007 at 09:21
We hear you Dolphin. Slowing down would go easier on the eyes. Should have something done about that within the day.
 
Overall, I think the 10 pieces are a good idea. What do you think?


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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: 24-Aug-2007 at 11:01
As a mode for bringing the rules to the obvious and unavoidable fore, it is a great idea, as people can no longer complain when reprimanded that they weren't aware of the do's and donts of posting..But, and it's only a small but, will the rolling screen and constant message not become tiresome to the frequent members and those who are well aware of the rules? You'd get used to it I suppose.
 
Updates on the total Quiz and AE Magazine could also be placed there when necessary..
 
If there were to be awards, like has been suggested before, the winners could also be posted. Just a thought.
 
 


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Posted By: Parnell
Date Posted: 24-Aug-2007 at 11:12
I think that some of the blacklisted topics should be un-blacklisted, but not many others think that so Its a moot point.

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 24-Aug-2007 at 11:18
The scroll will contain the 10 pieces for the time being. We do intend on adding new information as events unfold. The scroll could, in essence, be utilized for many announcements in the near future.
 
We are in no hurry to open old cans of worms. The Blacklisted topics will remain in effect. Only when those issues become today's news will they be open for discussion. Then one can find the opportunity to post under Current Events only.


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Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 25-Aug-2007 at 08:43
I have a problem with the scrolling 10 pieces, in no. 3) there is a 'hat' in there that I think is a mis-spelled word.

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 25-Aug-2007 at 08:50
Oh! You mean the critics hat! You could get those things for free once you have enough posts that pass the mustard.

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Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 25-Aug-2007 at 08:57
Oh my badEmbarrassed I was only quickly skimming over all those and being a bit tired aswell my mind for some reason tried to read it as 'that'Embarrassed

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 26-Aug-2007 at 05:44

Parnell,

Believe me no one is happy about them being blacklisted, least of all me. But as the past has seen those topics decended to a level that is not in the best interests of the forum.

 



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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 27-Aug-2007 at 16:52
Also I don't know if this is the right section but could we add a 21st Century section to the website for essays and such? 

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 28-Aug-2007 at 01:01
If you mean for 21st Century history, then well we already have a forum (s) viz current affairs and Modern History which covers it v well.
 
If you mean writing essays well we have a mag for that. Get in touch with Dawn of Paul.


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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 28-Aug-2007 at 04:52
Forgetting me Sparten???

I believe you are correct though Kevin, we don't have a 21st century section on the Main Site. And I'm afraid that creating it would be a bit... smudgy. PM me and I can solve your problem I believe.


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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 11:05
Also I was wondering if it would be a good idea to start a recomended reading list for each section so people who frequent this forum can have more tools in terms of the education of history and other subjects.
 
I could contribute greatly to the Military History, Modern History, and Current Events section in terms of this if anybody wishes.  


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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 12:45
You mean recommended reading for each forum (thread would be asking just a tad too much!). Actually Kevin. We could do a pilot study. Pick one forum. Submit your selection of reading material to one of the mods of that forum. Have them open a thread with your references in it. Let's see if others add to that list. Has potential. Btw, remember we still have our History Portal with gobs of links - http://www.allempires.net/forum_topics.asp?FID=50 - http://www.allempires.net/forum_topics.asp?FID=50

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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 25-Sep-2007 at 17:22
[QUOTE=Seko]You mean recommended reading for each forum (thread would be asking just a tad too much!). Actually Kevin. We could do a pilot study. Pick one forum. Submit your selection of reading material to one of the mods of that forum. Have them open a thread with your references in it. Let's see if others add to that list. Has potential. Btw, remember we still have our History Portal with gobs of links - http://www.allempires.net/forum_topics.asp?FID=50%5b/QUOTE - http://www.allempires.net/forum_topics.asp?FID=50[/QUOTE ]
 
Yeah I mean each section, Your idea about this sounds good and I'll try it.  


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Posted By: kurt
Date Posted: 07-Oct-2007 at 14:17
Could you guys get andrew and Beylerbeyi to reconcile, then you could reopen my thread on Ottoman territory in Africa. It's the third thread i've created that you guys have closed, and until Beylerbeyi and andrew started arguing it was a good thread. I intended to make a few more inquiries and contributions in that thread.
 
I can't agree with you guys holding informative threads hostage when you could simply warn offensive members individually or ask them to reconcile with whoever their arguing with, which in most cases they are likely to do, including this one.


Posted By: Byzantine Emperor
Date Posted: 08-Oct-2007 at 18:07
Originally posted by kurt

Could you guys get andrew and Beylerbeyi to reconcile, then you could reopen my thread on Ottoman territory in Africa. It's the third thread i've created that you guys have closed, and until Beylerbeyi and andrew started arguing it was a good thread. I intended to make a few more inquiries and contributions in that thread.
 
I can't agree with you guys holding informative threads hostage when you could simply warn offensive members individually or ask them to reconcile with whoever their arguing with, which in most cases they are likely to do, including this one.
 
I closed it yesterday while dealing with the problem that arose between Beylerbeyi and andrew.  Trust me, in dealing with the situation behind the scenes, I have championed re-opening the thread the whole time.  I find it very interesting and have contributed to it.  Once I clean up the offensive posts, it will then be re-opened.
 
EDIT:
 
I have re-opened "Ottoman territories in Africa."  Please notice my preface to the re-opening at the bottom of page 2:
 
http://www.allempires.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=19965&PN=2 - http://www.allempires.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=19965&PN=2


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http://www.allempires.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=12713 - Late Byzantine Military
http://www.allempires.net/forum_posts.asp?TID=17337 - Ottoman perceptions of the Americas


Posted By: Deano
Date Posted: 20-Oct-2007 at 17:34
Maybe you guys should have someone thats like a sertified history professor to clean stuff up and tell them what really happened a hastings or somthing because when somepeople put stuff down their just trying to sound smart when what they wrote is historicley incorect.

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2007 at 01:17
Hello.
I am new here- first post - and am sure this is old news so not a 'suggestion' as such. But is there a search engine, either for the forum or the Bibliography of recent publications?
Currently my main interest is the 15th C. and Italian Wars Swiss, and was wondering how I could find my way to publications or discussions on that topic, or other specific topics. Thanks

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Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2007 at 01:29
Well first of all Welcome DrQuahoq
 
secondly you can find the search button up the top under the scrolling messages, just click on that and type in what you want in the relevant box and where it says 'Find Posts' click on the drop down box and set it to any date for the most results.


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Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2007 at 01:30
Hi DrQuahog. At the top of the page, you will see a "search" tab (with a piece of paper and magnifying glass next to it). Click on it, and from there you can search all of AE' archives for specific words in posts and topics, as well as how far back you want to go in time. You are also able to specify which subforums you would like to search in, such as "Early Modern and Imperial Age" or "Military History". I hope that helps - if you are still having trouble, let me know or PM me.

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 28-Oct-2007 at 02:40
Well, thank you for the rapid reply.
Sorry about that- in similar forums, and the all seem to have similar formats, there was a 'search' box in the corner with a place to type a query. I hadn't noticed the icon in the menu. Thanks again.

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 08-Nov-2007 at 20:12
I think AE Forums are a great project.
 
However great it is; i think it can use more tweaking.
In my opinion, the following should be done:
 
1. Make it more professional.
 
2. Make it much more "cleaner" looking. Too many threads and many are copies; or superfluous subthreads within a thread. Hard to read. Put all the "Technical" information in one thread and leave out the extra clutter.
 
Cleaning up the forums will have a more relaxing, soothing effect on my mind when I theorize a hypothesis before posting (in regards to assorted history topics).
 
Its also easier to navigate.
 
3. Make it less Euro-centric. I understand we operate on an english board; but can we also introduce parsi, slavic, amharic, japenese, mandarin script? How do we go about introducing or enabling such script?
 
Why or why not?
 
4. Create meaningful unions and "links" with fellow history forums. Also, because History is in the making, we can also create partnerships with new sites, blogs, etc. Im thinking links to outside University sources, Websites like: dawn.com; bbc.com; ft.com; aljazeera.net; xinhua.com; etc.
 
5. Find a way to make AE forums self financing; so whoever the selfless soul that finances this forum is, he can heave a sigh of relief.
 
6. The Mods should be bilingual just in case.
 


Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 15-Nov-2007 at 20:45
Mughaal,
 
some quick responses to your suggestions:
 
1)  We aren't a professional publishing house. Only a bunch of volunteers who tend to like the way the forum looks.
 
2)  Yes we do have overlapping threads at times. New members tend to be fond of certain topics, some which we may actually have already. Yet the threads all have an orderly system set in specific timeframes of history. Every now and then Dawn gets the urge to give us a make-over. Never know what the forum will look like when that happens!
 
3)  Again, we cover as many aspects of world history that we know of. If one is missing you could let us know. The forum language will remain as English only.
 
4)  We do have a pull down menu for links to other forums at the bottom of the main forum page.
 
5)  We also have a drive for donations. You can find that information in the scroll at the top of the page.
 
6)  Mods come from all over the world. Most are bilingual (native tongues and English).


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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 05:37
Also I have suggestions to help improve our already excellent website and forum as well.

Website Wise

.Would it be possible to add a 21st century section to the History Articles section? I personally think this would be beneficial since the 21st Century is rapidly becoming a radically different time in many ways then the 20th century and other past centuries and it would be inappropriate to place articles relating to this era in History somewhere else along with the fact that with the world we live in at the current time why a 21st Century section would be highly recommended by me for All Empires.

Forum Wise

. I was thinking how much it would add to the Forum if we added an alternate history section for serious and scholarly discussions on this are of historical study.

. Also I would like to possibly see a future studies section to address the future politically, economically, socially and militarily as our future has as much an impact on us as our past and present do.

. I also think it would be pretty neat if we also had an AE library if we could hammer out the details of it. 

Well this is what I would like to see, Anybody else have thoughts on my ideas?  



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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 05:43
My first question Kevin:
 what do you mean by AE library?


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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 06:11
Originally posted by Dawn

My first question Kevin:
 what do you mean by AE library?


Not an actual physical library of course, But a place with e-books(with prior granted permission) as well as books and other various writings by members, and sources and links. 

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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 06:28

let me think on these suggestions for a little while. They have alot of merit. I just got to figure out what is possible.



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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 06:50
Originally posted by Dawn

let me think on these suggestions for a little while. They have alot of merit. I just got to figure out what is possible.



I think the 21st Century section for the Website holds the most merit and the one that I would like to see the most.


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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 07:42
The 21st Century is still only 7 years young. Bit soon. I think current events covers that pretty well.

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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 15:43
he's refering to on the main site where there is not a current affairs section not the forum

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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 16:11
Originally posted by Sparten

The 21st Century is still only 7 years young. Bit soon. I think current events covers that pretty well.


Even though it's young, There is still alot to write about it in articles on the Main Site.


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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 16:16

Ok my bad. Well thats up to Dawn and her team of Estonian smurfs.LOL (cue rider on the first plane to pakistan with a cutlass)



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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 16:33
well I see no problem adding it except that I must have articles first so are you up to the task Kevin?

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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 16:41
Originally posted by Dawn

well I see no problem adding it except that I must have articles first so are you up to the task Kevin?


Ok, Can do!Wink

I have many I can think of to write


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Posted By: Dawn
Date Posted: 09-Dec-2007 at 18:56
excellant

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 01:10
Originally posted by Kevin

Originally posted by Sparten

The 21st Century is still only 7 years young. Bit soon. I think current events covers that pretty well.


Even though it's young there is still alot to write about it in articles on the Main Site.
 
We have the modern history forum. (World History from 1918 to the 21st century). Maybe it would fit if the wording was changed from "to the" to "into the". 
 
As Madness would ska - One step beyond!


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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 18:02
Originally posted by Seko

Originally posted by Kevin

Originally posted by Sparten

The 21st Century is still only 7 years young. Bit soon. I think current events covers that pretty well.


Even though it's young there is still alot to write about it in articles on the Main Site.
 
We have the modern history forum. (World History from 1918 to the 21st century). Maybe it would fit if the wording was changed from "to the" to "into the". 
 
As Madness would ska - One step beyond!
 
The 19th Century has it's own section on the main site, So why not the 21st Century?


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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 18:08

Could you give us examples of 21'st century topics that would not fit under Current Affairs?

 



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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 18:30
Originally posted by Seko

Could you give us examples of 21'st century topics that would not fit under Current Affairs?

 

 
It's just that it would be deserving and interesting to see the 21st Century have it's own section for articles on the Main Site, There are plenty of examples of things we could put in ths section, For example I'm currently writng an essay on Radical Islam an it's place in the 21st Century.       


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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 19:28

I will talk it over with the Admins and see if we should include 21'th century issues in Modern History, create a new thread or leave such discussions for Current Affairs.



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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 19:38
Originally posted by Seko

I will talk it over with the Admins and see if we should include 21'th century issues in Modern History, create a new thread or leave such discussions for Current Affairs.

 
I'm talking about a section for such issues on the main All Empires magazine site though.   


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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 19:43
OK. Thanks for the correction.

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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 10-Dec-2007 at 23:37
Originally posted by Seko

OK. Thanks for the correction.


Your more then welcome!


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Posted By: Catalán
Date Posted: 10-Jan-2008 at 16:05
Is their a method to 'publish' footnotes in All Empires?  In my old forums (Modern War Studies), which are now deceased, footnotes found quite a bit of use (admittedly, the forums were small, new and active members were lacking, but that's besides the point! LOL ).  I think it would be a good idea, and it pushes for factual accuracy.


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 12-Jan-2008 at 19:15
You could add them under the text.

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Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 12-Jan-2008 at 19:19
Originally posted by Kevin

Originally posted by Seko

I will talk it over with the Admins and see if we should include 21'th century issues in Modern History, create a new thread or leave such discussions for Current Affairs.

 
I'm talking about a section for such issues on the main All Empires magazine site though.   


This can also be done, though I must say it may take some time. 

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Posted By: Catalán
Date Posted: 17-Jan-2008 at 21:33
Originally posted by rider

You could add them under the text.
 
That's true and it may be enough for the purpose of the forum, but it was worth a shot anyways. LOL But, perhaps BB footnotes would allow people to directly access the source by clicking on the '1' (or whatever number).  This method was employed in one of the articles on the main page, and I thought it was a good idea. 


Posted By: Knights
Date Posted: 17-Jan-2008 at 22:49
The main site has a [ref][/ref] system for footnotes, which I think is a great feature. It links the superscript numbers to an automatic "References and Notes" section at the bottom of the article, where the footnote is. I'm guessing this is what you are talking about Catalan?

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Posted By: Catalán
Date Posted: 21-Jan-2008 at 19:57
Yes, Knights.  It's similar to Wikipedia's reference system, then.  I don't know about the forum software of All Empires, but there is a reference modification for BB code and the php might be the same (dunno, don't know php) ... so it can potentially be based on phpBB's mod.


Posted By: MarcoPolo
Date Posted: 26-Feb-2008 at 20:18
I would request the moderators to look into the individual ''rambo4'' who I suspect is malingering and pretending to be someone that he is not. 


Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 04-Apr-2008 at 19:43
Any suggestion to make South East Asia forum more interesting?

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 04-Apr-2008 at 19:58
Maybe we could get a few more topics opened up there. Feel free to create some good ones in that time Cahaya.

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Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 04-Apr-2008 at 20:05
U shud be greatful.. i didnt create about my dead turtle topic there as a historical topic in south east asia forum.. yeah..

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Posted By: Paul
Date Posted: 04-Apr-2008 at 20:41
Originally posted by cahaya

Any suggestion to make South East Asia forum more interesting?
 
It's not interesting??????????????


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Posted By: Zagros
Date Posted: 04-Apr-2008 at 21:27
Originally posted by cahaya

U shud be greatful.. i didnt create about my dead turtle topic there as a historical topic in south east asia forum.. yeah..
 
That was so cute.  


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Posted By: Kevin
Date Posted: 07-Apr-2008 at 17:20

I notice alot of alternate history and what ifs have made it into other areas of the forum. I was wondering if it would be possible to add a more higer profile alternate history and what if discussion to AE?

For example why don't we add an Alternate history discussion section to the main menu of the forum or to the schalorly persuits section?
   


Posted By: rider
Date Posted: 07-Apr-2008 at 18:31
Hehe. Alternate's so much cooler.

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Posted By: Seko
Date Posted: 07-Apr-2008 at 18:46
Originally posted by Kevin

I notice alot of alternate history and what ifs have made it into other areas of the forum. I was wondering if it would be possible to add a more higer profile alternate history and what if discussion to AE?

For example why don't we add an Alternate history discussion section to the main menu of the forum or to the schalorly persuits section?
   
 
 
I noticed that too Kevin, especially in the Modern History forum. There exists a fine line between what if scenarios, for example - a different tactical decision in a battle, compared to pirates versus ninjas. The fault is our sometimes in that we don't move those kind of posts over to the Historical Amusement section as often as necessary.
 
I think we'll stick to our current setup, with better vigilance of course,  instead of creating a seperate forum for Alternative History.


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Posted By: Siege Tower
Date Posted: 23-Apr-2008 at 00:30
i think we should have an election for the moderators, not that they don t deserve their position or anything, and i truly respect them, it's just that people are so big on democracy nowadays, and AE being center of intellectuals, should operate under a democratic system.

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Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 23-Apr-2008 at 01:21
Originally posted by Siege Tower

i think we should have an election for the moderators, not that they don t deserve their position or anything, and i truly respect them, it's just that people are so big on democracy nowadays, and AE being center of intellectuals, should operate under a democratic system.



but like most democracy's we are really a dictatorship in disguise...


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Posted By: Balaam
Date Posted: 06-May-2008 at 12:57
How about including Oceania into the SE Asia and Pacific name in the regional section? By doing something like this it might bring about more discussions of Australian, New Zealand and other surrounding area's history as it will provide a clearly recognised section for members to start such discussions who are unsure of where to start them.


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