Discussion in 'Forum Rules and Announcements' started by MattyO, Dec 21, 2012.
Pretty simple this one.
Does the downloads section need to be re-organized?
I haven't had any problems locating downloads. So my two cents is the download section works well the way it is. Thanks for asking.
It does. There's a lot of stuff thrown into the Archives that should have it's own section (The templates from before this year for example.) Also takes a while to find what exactly you're looking for so a 'search' feature just for the downloads might not be a bad idea if it's possible.
Just my 2 cents lol
Maybe just organize the categories so they're easier to find I think that'd go a long way. And maybe an external link on the home page to the category tree.
I would say yes. I think it would make it easier. Maybe signatures to be added.
I say no, but that is mainly because there are just too many files to sift through. If you could take it bit by bit though, it would be really helpful to have them organized better, like the above users have said.
I think if its a mod specific item it should be in that mods section like with the NWS mod.
Mod Files (the mod itself)
Carsets (real and fictional)
Base Layers (including retro and fictional)
Templates (including Matt's metallic layers)
Misc. Files (Carviewer/ZMod/various mip and stp updates/render scenes/setups)
BR12, BR11, SSNet COT, stock Cup, PWF BGN and so on would be set up like that aswell.
There would be a general NR2K3 section(as the 1st section) setup something like this.....
Official Papyrus (whats already in there plus the track pack if possible)
Mods and Tracks ( as is now plus the 2 soon to be 3 SRD tracks)
General Updates and Enhancments (any mip or stp and so on update thats not for a specific mod including stock)
Move Carviewer to be with the Graphics Tweaker.
Numbers (real and fictional not seperated)
So when you clicked on the downloads link you would see four sections still on the main downloads page.
General Nascar Racing 2003 Season
SRD NWS 2011 Mod
*Insert Title Here* (other mod specific files split into their own sub-sections that are then split like the NWS mod)
Thats pretty much how I would set it all up. Think i've got everything covered for the most part lol.
I agree, I think each mod should have it's own download section with sub catagories for bases/templates etc.
But Matt, I don't have any real drama finding what I need.
It's not that bad but it could be better, the logo section is good but when you go into a letter like B they should be ordered A B C (bass pro should not be last) same with numbers , they should not be ordered by upload date, they should be 1,2,3. Other than that there should be a few more subsections in the templates section, maybe 2011 templates, 2010 etc. but other than that like I said it is not bad but it could be better.
I like it the way it is...
It honestly does. I've had to go hunting for stuff multiple times and been unable to find it without a Google search. Maybe that's just me, but keep in mind I'm a compulsive organizer and vacuumer-- so take it with a grain of salt or lime and vodka if you prefer and you're of legal age to do so.
I'll reorganize it, but I'm not a very organized person.
If you guys come up with a decent plan to organize the files, I'll' give it a go.
Its fine just organize the numbers by value (1,2,3 etc.)
Separate names with a comma.