It's been two years since the big server move. Tell us how we're doing.
Another year has passed (and what a fun
one this one turned out to be
) since the big migration, so I figured now's a pretty good time to ask for some feedback, as well as maybe spend a moment contemplating where to go from here...
But first, some numbers:
- 1472 members logged in on the new forums since the move. (984 this time last year)
- 589 new members have registered. (306)
- However, out of those 138 have turned out to be spammers and have been banned. (103)
- 609 threads have seen activity since the move and there have been 499 new threads. (335/269)
- 23 models have been released in total. (13)
- There have been 16354 posts since the move. Posts have been liked 22501 times in total, and we've dished out 4327 badges.
Since this time last year, we've added a few features:
- Commissions open option in the profiles. This one isn't very widely used, but you do see the little icon pop up every now and then. I'd actually be curious to hear, if this feature has helped anyone? Have you gotten work or ordered work because of it? Would you like to see it developed somehow?
- Finally sorted out autosaving options, so you get to choose whether the forums autosave your drafts. A lot of people have disabled these, and this is probably the most widely used new feature.
- Sorted out automatic image resizing on the thread thumbnails. This has made a big impact on our bandwidth usage, and hopefully you've seen page loads improve as a result.
- Pointless zoom effect on thread thumbnails. Hope you like it as much as I do
- A bunch of little tweaks to Profile fields to make them more usable and improve the selection. Is linking to your other accounts out there useful to you, or is this place just starting to look too much like MySpace?
- Added CG applications to profiles. Again, is this a feature you enjoy or do you dislike more visual clutter?
- Thread scores to make likes have a visible impact on people's threads.
- Unsubscribe option to threads you've participated in, but don't want notifications for.
- Hooked up an easy to remember Discord invite at https://discord.scifi-meshes.com
- Turned off the kind of pointless front page, since the forums are really where it's at.
- A number of improvements to handling your data on SFM like the ability to download your data for review and delete your profile without needing an admin.
Anyway, that's what I've been up to. How do you think we've been doing?
Is there anything you particularly like
about the site?
Are there some new features
you would like to see here? Are we missing something really essential?
Is the site easy and fun to use?
Is there some content
you would like to see from us
(you know, official Scifi-Meshes stuff)? Or are you just here to look at other members' work?
Are you streaming your work, selling models or taking commissions? Is there something we can do to help you promote
Are you interested in people streaming work or taking commissions, or just here for the forums?
Any interest in challenges?
Have you checked out the Discord yet? Do we mention Discord too often?
Have you checked us out on other socials? Are FB, Instagram and Twitter actually useful social media to you? Or to us? Or anyone really?
Basically, tell us how we're doing.