Time to drop the homepage?

Discussion in 'CigarPass.com Website Information' started by Rod, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Rod

    Rod Administrator Staff Member

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    We have about 20 articles that are part of the core website (homepage). Since articles don't get posted often, I'm thinking of dropping the CP homepage and just having the forums. I can install a portal homepage which is tied directly to the forum.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. bfreebern

    bfreebern Yada, Yada, Yada.

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    I don't use or look at anything on the home page, forums only here. Thanks for everything Rod, this is the only forum I participate and read on a daily basis.
     
  3. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Proud Father of a brave U.S. Marine

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    Can't tell you the last time I went to the homepage. Sticky the great threads linked from the home page that have solid info, lose the home page, sounds good to me.
     
  4. oke&coke

    oke&coke Shut up baby I know it!

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    Don't really use it either, but it does have some good info for people new to the forum.
     
  5. Scap

    Scap Well-Known Member

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    There's a homepage? ;)
     
  6. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc When Death smiles, Corpsmen smile back

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    Never go there.

    Doc
     
  7. Tall Paul

    Tall Paul "insecure little bitch"

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    This!
     
  8. CigSid

    CigSid Love this place...

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    I agree with the general consensus... Although, that was the first place I visited before I joined...
     
  9. CBoukal

    CBoukal Long time Newbie

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    Is it hurting anything? As cigsid said he visited that first. Maybe like everyone said sticky a few main posts there and let it ride
     
  10. Rod

    Rod Administrator Staff Member

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    I'll put a portal in place of the homepage. Any articles on the core site will be made into threads and pinned under a Cigar FAQ (or something) section. Stay tuned. :)
     
  11. NullSmurf

    NullSmurf Das Bruce

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    What Tom said.
     
  12. MichaelD

    MichaelD What does this button do again?

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    The home page is how I found the forum. It might be interesting to know just how new members are finding the place.
     
  13. jbfurdog

    jbfurdog Well-Known Member

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    I say keep it if its not causing any issues. Although, after I stuck around awhile I never really used it.
     
  14. grateful1

    grateful1 Oh My!

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    What comes up first in a 'search'?

    A homepage may be best for 'hits' and folks checking things out.

    Then if they really want to get into a forum...they will.
     
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  15. MichaelD

    MichaelD What does this button do again?

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    This pretty much described me. I didn't start out looking for a community. I started out looking for general information when i started my cigar journey. I'd consider the home page the foyer. No one hangs out in the foyer, but it does serve to welcome guests.
     
  16. Matt R

    Matt R That's #1 Member to you. :)

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    Just put a picture of me on the homepage. :) Hi Ron!
     
  17. grateful1

    grateful1 Oh My!

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  18. Rod

    Rod Administrator Staff Member

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    I decided to keep it. I have some ideas how I'm going to integrate it more with the forum.
     

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