OK, round 1 of changes have happened. Please read this before commenting on moving forward. Changes done today: Link to "Radicons" added back to the top of all pages on site. Radicons Blog, Tutorials and How Tos, and Customizer of the Month sub-forums added underneath "Radicons Customs" forum. So all Customizing stuff is in one place. Fan Art of the Month moved under Fan Art. Rating system turned off in here removed. Threads per page upped in the Radicons Area to 30 per page, instead of default 15. Navigation strip added above thread listings allowing you to sort by Prefix, similar to how it was on the sidebar. All/Heavy/Minor/Sticker/NonTF are all there. Other notes and decisions as of now: Radicons "skin" will not be returning in the short/mid term, but we are open to bringing it or something like it back down the road if desired. The sidebar will not be returning in the short/mid term, but we are open to bringing it or something like it back down the road if desired. ---- Related to the above - if you want more "quick links" added to the new "sorting strip" let us know, we can probably do that. Just be specific as to which ones. Fan Art has generally be split off of "Radicons". Radicons will be purely Customizing, while Fan Art and anything else will fall under TFW2005's "Creative" area. There will be 2 different teams managing that moving forward, though staff members may work on both. Radicons specific etiquette or Radicons specific rules have been suspended for now. Follow general TFW2005 rules as seen here: TFW2005 RULES. We may need to adjust and add a couple customs area specific rules in the future, but for right now it's back to normal default rules. We can not change the system so that you can choose which thumbnail shows up in the thread listing. That was a feature of a system that Radicons used to run under. Now that it is part of the regular forums again, the only option for the thumbnail is to show the first uploaded. Can't be changed. If we figure a way to change that in the future, we will, but for now, not happening. You no longer need to attach all images of your project to a thread. You must however attach at least 1. You may link to outside sites to see the rest of your images. This includes Photobucket type accounts, Sector70, Procustomizers, Seibertron, etc. Wherever you may have hosted them. HOWEVER - If there is a feeling by staff members here that the intent of the thread is SOLELY to pimp external sites, then we reserve the right to ask you to add more pics here, or have the thread shut down. This will be done on a case by case basis, depending on the unique history of the member posting. Bottom line, do not use this site to promote others without contributing to this site. Mutual benefit is the desired goal. Engage people here, get them looking, talking here, and you can pimp all you want (generally). But if you just swoop in, attach a small generic pic, and a link to somewhere else, and never respond or post here otherwise, then you are probably going to get pegged as pimping, so dont do it. That falls in line with the site-wide TFW2005 rules on linking to outside websites. Questions for you guys about more changes: Would you like to allow "Customizing General Discussion" type threads back into the Radicons / Customs thread listing, and add a "prefix" of "GD" to them. That way you can "View All Customs Threads" at once, aka - all projects AND custom based GD threads in one list. You could then sort to just "Heavy/Minor/Repro/NonTF/GD" if you wanted to as well. If we do this, it will remove the need for a seperate "Creative General Discussion" forum, and keep all Customizing talk in one place. (We would do the same in Fan Art, and get rid of that sub-forum completely). Would you like seperate "Marketplace" forums, one for Customs, and one for Fan Art? Move them under each of those areas respectively, and only list people who do customs in the customs one, and art in the art one. Customs only Requests forum, etc. If you do both, you would list yourself twice, have feedback in 2 places, etc. Feedback would be for the type of project you did for someone. Do a customs, person leaves you feedback in customs marketplace. Do some art for someone, feedback is left for you in Fan Art Marketplace. OR WE CAN KEEP IT THE SAME AS IS NOW. Up to you. Junk Pit - Do we need this, or would using Junkion suffice? Wrap Up: I think that addressed most issues brought up in the first thread. Maybe not 100% making everyone happy, but addressed things somewhat. Feel free to continue to leave feedback, based on what I asked above or anything else that pops in your head "Radicons" related. We are not done, we will continue to adjust based on what you guys say and what we think is appropriate in relation to long term TFW2005 objectives. Later!