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Old 12-19-17, 11:04 PM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

New name for site to attract members and reflect modern times.
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Old 12-20-17, 09:38 AM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
What do you want?
The ad system permanently fixed! More or less unusable on mobile due to redirects/hijacks. Your whack-a-mole approach isn't working.
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Old 12-23-17, 06:41 PM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

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The real issue is, guys, we have years and years of Google juice at this domain. If we were to change it, we'd start from scratch. No can do.
In the past, 301 redirects resulted in a 15% loss of PageRank. As of 18 months ago, redirects of any kind (30X) pass all PageRank. They made this change to encourage HTTPS everywhere. As far as I'm aware, you've never had to start from scratch as long as redirects are in place.

Originally Posted by Gary "鯨理" Illyes (@methode) on July 26, 2016
So there's no issue with changing the name to HD Talk and redirecting from the old domain to the new one.

While I'm on the subject...

* Consider enabling HTTPS throughout the site. Google gives a ranking boost to sites with 2048-bit certs.

* Please stop using a malware ad network already.

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Old 12-24-17, 08:51 PM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

Here's a bug. None of the links on this page work, including the navigation links at the bottom:

https://www.dvdtalk.com/eggs/index.php
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Old 12-25-17, 01:16 AM
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^They all work for me, but maybe they have been fixed in the interim.
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Old 12-25-17, 07:44 AM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

I tried three links and none worked. I'm on my phone using Chrome.
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Old 12-25-17, 08:04 AM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

None work on iOS Safari, fwiw.
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Old 12-26-17, 03:16 PM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

Originally Posted by TheBang View Post
Here's a bug. None of the links on this page work, including the navigation links at the bottom:

https://www.dvdtalk.com/eggs/index.php
I'm also experiencing that. I've reported!
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Old 12-27-17, 02:01 PM
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I tried three links and none worked. I'm on my phone using Chrome.
Yes, I see what you mean. They don't work for me either. I thought TheBang meant the links were non-clickable. I didn't actually bother to click on them the other day.
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Old 12-28-17, 04:19 PM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

Originally Posted by Meathead View Post
The ad system permanently fixed! More or less unusable on mobile due to redirects/hijacks. Your whack-a-mole approach isn't working.
Working on this in 2018 -- hopefully soon.

Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
New name for site to attract members and reflect modern times.
I really doubt we can rename, if the domain stays at dvdtalk.com, which it will.

Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
What I would want and like:

-New DVD Talk logo, something cool with a blu ray symbol thrown in there.
-Re-order of forums, making HD/Blu on top and DVD last being HD is in and DVD is out.
-A dark theme like youtube's. Or a tech/modern theme, something nice and curvy that will add a sophisticated look compared to this old default. I'm all for simplicity and if it ain't broken don't fix it, but shit man I think a new look might help bring growth and interest.
-GIF avatars for everyone!
I like these suggestions -- start a poll and see if others do?

Originally Posted by Breakfast with Girls View Post
there's no issue with changing the name to HD Talk and redirecting from the old domain to the new one.


* Consider enabling HTTPS throughout the site. Google gives a ranking boost to sites with 2048-bit certs.
Enabling https very soon.

We will not do redirects, very very unlikely. Despite your observations, I've been assured the SEO impact would be disastrous.
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Old 12-28-17, 09:52 PM
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I really doubt we can rename, if the domain stays at dvdtalk.com, which it will.
That's a pity. DVDTalk is so antiquated and limiting.
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Old 12-29-17, 06:20 PM
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That's a pity. DVDTalk is so antiquated and limiting.
Tell it to the guys at carbonpaperwillliveforever.com
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Old 12-29-17, 08:15 PM
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* Please stop using a malware ad network already.
This x1000. The forums are completely unusable on mobile and have been for a long time. I gave up.
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Old 12-29-17, 10:42 PM
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Tell it to the guys at carbonpaperwillliveforever.com
Page not loading. I guess it's finally defunct, having withstood many lean years.
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Old 12-30-17, 05:34 AM
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https://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-review...l#post13235389
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Why bother pointing these out or even fixing them? I tend to check the new reviews each day, so these blank threads are beneficial, informing us that this was a day without a new review.

But mainly, I just imagine IB “fixing” this non-bug and bragging, ‘see, we fix things here’, while ignoring the many harmful elephants in the room.
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Old 01-02-18, 11:28 AM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

Trust us, we all agree with Sonic's recommendations, no need for a poll.
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Old 01-02-18, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by IBobi View Post
I like these suggestions -- start a poll and see if others do?
Originally Posted by Rival11 View Post
Trust us, we all agree with Sonic's recommendations, no need for a poll.
It's 2018. Let's make it happen.


Mock-up: https://i.imgur.com/zCwW36C.png
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Old 01-02-18, 11:03 PM
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^Pretty snazzy aesthetic, Anus Oils. I like it! I still maintain that the site name should be changed (as much as I love DVDs), but that is apparently too difficult to achieve.
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Old 01-03-18, 06:32 PM
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^Pretty snazzy aesthetic, Anus Oils. I like it! I still maintain that the site name should be changed (as much as I love DVDs), but that is apparently too difficult to achieve.
I also get a huge chuckle whenever you call me anus oils



It's hard to get away from the dvdtalk name because that is the foundation of everything. It would be great however to have a new domain name and forward it to dvdtalk but I wouldn't know much about that sort of thing.

I just think that dvdtalk needs a makeover to spice things up and spice up more activity and also follow along with the newer digital times, which is 4k and blu ray and wireless gear.
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Old 01-03-18, 06:50 PM
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Re: Why not just fix the site?

I like the current look, it's actually jarring to me when i go to other sites with different color schemes and have a "busier" forum layout. But yeah, as long as its in the form of themes so I can keep the white background then I don't care.
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Old 01-03-18, 07:13 PM
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Why bother pointing these out or even fixing them? I tend to check the new reviews each day, so these blank threads are beneficial, informing us that this was a day without a new review.

But mainly, I just imagine IB “fixing” this non-bug and bragging, ‘see, we fix things here’, while ignoring the many harmful elephants in the room.
...or... OR, you could *tell* us what these elephants are? I've acknowledged the bad ads issue and said we are looking to fix it. What else?
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Old 01-03-18, 11:08 PM
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I also get a huge chuckle whenever you call me anus oils
It's a better name than Sonic. Sorry. What was your old handle? I don't remember.
It's hard to get away from the dvdtalk name because that is the foundation of everything. It would be great however to have a new domain name and forward it to dvdtalk but I wouldn't know much about that sort of thing.
Yes, one of these IB dudes explained that transfering to a new domain name would be prohibitively difficult. I'm not sure forwarding from one url to another would be a good solution.
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It's a better name than Sonic. Sorry. What was your old handle? I don't remember.
I might ask an Admin to change my name again. My 2nd handle was AntSpawn
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Old 01-04-18, 12:18 AM
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Ah yes, Antspawn. I always wanted to ask whether it was ant's pawn or ant spawn. Now you have made it clear. I find Sonic less memorable, but I immediately know whom I'm talking to as soon as I see Hulk spreading his cheeks.
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