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Post by Meesleepbeest on November 21st 2016, 3:12 pm

Name of the Forum: Farmerama FAQts
Address: http://faqts.do-talk.com
Type of Review (Do not Edit): Complex Review
Your Name on the board: Sleepy
Link to your last Complex Review (if applicable): -

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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by ChanelW on November 22nd 2016, 8:29 pm

Hello @Meesleepbeest,

I will try and complete a forum review for your forum within the next 24 - 72 hours. If there is any delays during this process I will be sure to notify you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to inform me via PM or below

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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by ChanelW on November 24th 2016, 8:30 pm

Hello There,

There has been a small delay on your forum review, however, I will be posting it soon.

Apologies,
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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by Meesleepbeest on November 24th 2016, 9:31 pm

No worries we got all the time. Thank you for wanting to make a review Very Happy

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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by Legionheart on November 28th 2016, 3:29 pm

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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by Meesleepbeest on November 28th 2016, 9:17 pm

Thank you Smile
Take your time, no worries for a delay.

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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by Legionheart Today at 8:32 am

@Meesleepbeest please keep in mind that these are my personal opinions of your forum.

Free Forumotion Service: Complex Review



Farmerama FAQts

First Impressions

  • My first impressions were great! I can see alot of time was put into the design. I absolutely love your forum's banner as the birds are quite the catchy addition. The forum's background image is set for this holiday season. Overall Nice Job!

General Forum Appearance

  • Your forum is very nice color coordinated from the category backgrounds to the general background image. I noticed the the release of rights statement on the bottom of your page. This was a great idea as if your using something that a company would more than likely copyright you are already thinking one step ahead. As I said above your forum is set for the holiday season with that nice snowy evergreen tree background. This will definitely help keep members engaged and ready to participate. It will also show new members what the forum does to mix things up a bit.

Forum Activity

  • As for activity this is where you forum is lacking. It seems that mostly it is you posting and not others. While its good to post it gives a false sense of how active your forum really is to potential members and therefore might not make them so inclined to register. As for the scrolling announcement at the top, it does show that you are taking the initiative to set up events for the community, and that is a good thing indeed.

Staff & Usergroups

  • The Staff & Usergroups you have play hand and hand in this case. This is not staff list that I can see on your forum and the only visible usergroup you have is the members group. If that is the only usergroup you are planning on having that is visible to the general public then I suggest that you make a topic listing all your staff. That way it will be easier to understand who is who.

Forum Originality

  • The forum originality is somewhat unique. I do not know too much about the topic you decided to focus your forum on. But, the copyrights at the bottom do tell me that someplace has something similar . Therefore it is safe to say it is not the only one of its kind. Great Job on the set up though!

Forum Layout & Organization

  • The forum layout and organization were flawless in my opinion. Again the scrolling announcement at the top is really helpful. The Categories are set up with forums attached to them and the forums attached are related to the name of category.

Grammar & Spelling

  • I do not see any grammar issues with your board. As you get larger grammar and spelling issues could rise up. However, Great job thus far!



Average Review Score: 7.57 Sticker Points:




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[*]Your forum is very nice color coordinated from the category backgrounds to the general background image. I noticed the the release of rights statement on the bottom of your page. This was a great idea as if your using something that a company would more than likely copyright you are already thinking one step ahead. As I said above your forum is set for the holiday season with that nice snowy evergreen tree background. This will definitely help keep members engaged and ready to participate. It will also show new members what the forum does to mix things up a bit.
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[*]As for activity this is where you forum is lacking. It seems that mostly it is you posting and not others. While its good to post it gives a false sense of how active your forum really is to potential members and therefore might not make them so inclined to register. As for the scrolling announcement at the top, it does show that you are taking the initiative to set up events for the community, and that is a good thing indeed.
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[*]The Staff & Usergroups you have play hand and hand in this case. This is not staff list that I can see on your forum and the only visible usergroup you have is the members group. If that is the only usergroup you are planning on having that is visible to the general public then I suggest that you make a topic listing all your staff. That way it will be easier to understand who is who.
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[*]The forum originality is somewhat unique. I do not know too much about the topic you decided to focus your forum on. But, the copyrights at the bottom do tell me that someplace has something similar . Therefore it is safe to say it is not the only one of its kind. Great Job on the set up though!
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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by Meesleepbeest Today at 1:55 pm

@Legionheart Thank you for your review, although I do not agree on all parts I do think it needs some explanation to understand.

Activity:
I and my other half indeed did post the most, over 1100 messages. But the users posted over 4500 messages in 4 weeks, so I think that is OK? As we only got the first members 4 weeks ago on november 8th. (yeah the forum itself is a year old, we took it out of the moth balls lol)

Staff:
Our forum is a community of gamers, we all play this game but did not agree on their forum. So we made a forum for ourselves. So we are also gamers and admins, and we know 90% of our members.

In our rules we ended with our names as being the forum admins, we have no moderators, we do not need them yet. We did opt to not overly show ourself as admins because many of our users have bad experiences with moderations on the games official forum. So this was more to ease them in a bit more relaxed.

We are on the fence about showing the 'Admin' rank, as we hardly have to moderate anyway. Only 1 in 1000 messages needed moderation as it stand now Very Happy But yeah as we grow we probably need it.

Originality:
It is the first fansite for this game in English, so it is unique in that aspect. So the events taking place are about the game we all play, but we also do our own games and events. We already finished a few.
The copyright footer is needed, as some fansites had problems in the past with the game maker. But all these fansites are non-English.
We are also busy to get an official fansite status for their game, that is also why we are still lacking the Game FAQ's, as that is all copyrighted material.

We are very happy with the many positive points you made, very happy to see that, thank you for your time and effort Very Happy


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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by ChanelW Today at 8:28 pm

Hello,

Excuse me for the long delay, I have finally started working on your forum review. I feel it has been a little hard mixing education with karate grades and trying to complete a number of forum reviews Very Happy

But yes I have started working on your forum review and should hopefully be done by the end of this week Smile

Thanks,
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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by Meesleepbeest Today at 8:31 pm

Thats OK, real life before online Wink

Happy to wait a little longer for a review, thanks Very Happy

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Re: Farmerama FAQts : Complex

Post by ChanelW Today at 8:57 pm

Hello,

Here is your forum review, it consists of my own opinions, suggestions and views.
Please bear in mind I am only a trial reviewer and there may be some errors in your review - if so please post below Smile
As well as explanations, questions and comments.


Farmerama FAQts

First Impressions

  • When approaching your forum I was really surprised and did not expect to see what I did. Your forum description informs us that your forum is a fansite relating to some sort of published material. Sadly I was unaware what Farmerama was until I searched it so maybe adding a forum portal with some explanations would be a good idea. I adore the forum banner it’s amazing! I’d like to comment on welcoming, there seems to be lack of welcoming to new members in your forum so there is room for improvements regards to that area, apart from that good start! I find it interesting how your forum varies from been a fansite to a support forum for the game. Personally I suggest that you should add some features to your forum which stand out and something that is memorable and will want to make members come back and revisit.

General Forum Appearance

  • Your forum’s banner is quite catchy and I personally really like it. The cute little animated birds that fit in your forum banner as the ‘O’s I am guessing are associated as the chatting within your forum if you get where I am coming from. It’s nice to see that you have updated the background to the current season which is winter- really blends well and coordinates with the actual forum area. You have also changed the category icons to which I see correctly are small christmas sacks which of course are related to the current season. I’d also like to mention the glow when you hover over the categories which is a light green which really enhances the area, neither does it put strain on the eyes. You have also added new icons for ‘new posts’ ‘no new posts’ and ‘forum is locked’ which suggests to forum members your forum is not dead is up to date Razz Overall I am pleased with your general forum appearance.

Forum Activity

  • As for your forum activity, we really are just stuck in the middle. It’s neither good - neither bad. I’d just say really that you need to up your game and really promote your forum using all the facilities and opportunities open to do this. I suggest using affiliation, there is a large space underneath your announcements and maybe you could fit that in. Interacting with other forums similar to your’s. I would also suggest using social media to connect with your users and inform people about your forum what it is and the sort of environment. Generally you have a good amount of people coming online daily and posting a small number of posts. You have events set up in your forum that will want to make members join, I just feel you need something that really gets out there and catches people’s attention making them remember and as I said before want to revisit.

Staff & Usergroups

  • I was a little disappointed scrolling down to your legend.... There is absolutely no staff or user groups within your forum apart from the user group ‘moderators’ but maybe you have explanations regards to this and may not need any but I would like to see a little more responsibility with your forum. As you have a small support section in your forum I think you need specialised members who have a usergroup to be there regularly answering questions/requests and gain some recognition for what they do instead of been regular every day members. So there is some considerations and decisions to be made regards to usergoups.

Forum Originality

  • As far as I know I don’t think have seen many forums related to your’s. So regards to forum originality I think you are doing good, you are publishing content related to the game. Your forum banner is unique and does not belong to the game so with that you gain marks. All I can say really is just be careful what you post and give credits to the actual game.

Forum Layout & Organization

  • I am really impressed with your forum organisation! It seems you have everything under control with your forum. All categories seem to be neat and tidy and differ from each other which is something positive. I’d just like to say considering adding category descriptions explaining the contents of each category could be useful for new members and to avoid users posting in the incorrect sections. I’d also like to say the announcement header nearer to the top of your forum is really useful and is a quick navigation system to access events quickers and with ease.

Grammar & Spelling

  • As far as I am concerned I see no SPAG errors at all! All Clear



Average Review Score: 8.8/10









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