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    by » Mon April 22nd, 2019, 14:17

    Thank you to everybody who took part in this year's Feedback Survey - over 120 responses were received for both parts combined! This thread will contain part of the results where no real further discussion or feedback is needed, however, feel free to post any thoughts in here relating to these questions.

    In this temporary forum, you will see some questions have been given their own thread - please do check these out and help the UKMIX team to gain more feedback based on the results.

    PART ONE

    Do you think the current UKMIX rules are fair?

    • Yes [97.56%]
    • No [2.44%]


    Do you think UKMIX has a friendly community?

    • Yes [92.68%]
    • No [7.32%]


    Do you engage with UKMIX’s social media profiles?

    • Yes [17.07%]
    • No [82.93%]


    Are you satisfied with how UKMIX is moderated?

    • Yes [89.02%]
    • No [10.98%]


    Which three forums do you visit most on UKMIX?

    Most visited:
    1. Artist Chart Analysis
    2. MariahMix
    3. General Artists Discussion
    4. Games & Survivors
    5. Pop

    Second most visited:
    1. Pop
    2. General Artists Discussion
    3. Artists Chart Analysis
    4. Chart Analysis
    5. Personal Charts

    Third most visited:
    1. The Lounge
    = General Artists Discussion
    3. Chart Analysis
    = Pop
    5. Artist Chart Analysis

    Does UKMIX need a new style i.e. logo, colours?

    • Yes [12.20%]
    • No [87.80%]


    Wayne has informed the team that the medium-term plan for UKMIX is to explore additional designs over the next 6-12 months, where users may be able to choose an alternative to the traditional orange and blue design.

    How often do you post on UKMIX?

    • Several times a day [47.56%]
    • Several times a week [20.73%]
    • Once a day [9.76%]
    • Several times a month [8.54%]
    • Once a week [7.32%]
    • Less than once a month [4.88%]
    • Once a month [1.22%]


    What do you enjoy most about being a member of UKMIX?

    In order of most-mentioned themes:
    - Nice people/strong sense of community
    - Sharing music tastes/views
    - Charts/chart news
    - New music
    - Sharing of information/news
    - Broad discussion
    - Diversity/inclusion
    - Games
    - Artist discussion
    - Mariah Carey/the Lambs
    - Escape from real life troubles
    - Freedom to express opinions
    - Simple/easy to use
    - Madonna news
    - Activity of site/constant updates
    - Ease of use
    - Upheld rules

    What do you dislike most, or would improve, about UKMIX?

    In order of most-mentioned themes:
    - Nothing
    - Mobile site layout/not user friendly
    - Stanning/trolling
    - Moderators lack of professionalism/objectivity
    - Fonts/emojis/colours
    - Rudeness of users
    - MariahMix (change it back)
    - Stricter rules needed around bullying/behaviour
    - Banning procedures
    - Over-moderation
    - Bring the old homepage back
    - Dislike the upgrade
    - Obsession with Mariah Carey
    - Removal of the old “view your posts” feature
    - Lack of “last/latest” posts feature
    - Too many threads not updated regularly by original poster
    - Immaturity of younger members
    - Indexation is convoluted
    - Orange layout is dated
    - People who quote to much text
    - Not being able to post GIFs
    - Lack of music taste diversity
    - No option to delete posts
    - Adding extra features to posts (i.e. images) is complicated
    - Can’t change username
    - Locking of threads
    - Rep system, bring in a like button
    - Get rid of album/single tags, too messy
    - Show the last thread title on the main forum page instead of the last poster username
    - Flaiming/baiting
    - Users coming into threads to purposely ruin discussion/piss people off
    - Spam topics i.e. What Are You Listening To?

    Rest assured, all of your comments have been taken on board! The moderators and admins have been discussing them at length and feel generally really happy with members' satisfaction of how UKMIX is run and the posting experience. Obviously there will always be niggles and differences in opinion, however, some of the issues raised above will be addressed in other parts of the feedback - if you still feel a query you raised in this survey hasn't been addressed or resolved, do message one of the UKMIX team.

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    by » Mon April 22nd, 2019, 15:02

    PART TWO

    What do you like most about the new forums?

    Lots of you loved the fact that not a lot has changed from the old forums and have appreciated the upgrade. Here are some of the other thoughts given!



    Is there anything you miss from the old UKMIX?

    Encouragingly, over half of you said there was nothing you missed from the old UKMIX! Here are some thoughts given from those who do:



    From this feedback, the following implementations are to be made:

    • More emoticons/emojis are to be introduced to the forums. Do note - these will need to be selected from the current "Smiley" box or typed in as code when selected. You won't be able to post Apple emojis directly from your device.
    • The need to reply to a message with a minimum of three characters has been removed, meaning Survivor votes can now be quoted without the need for additional text. Please do not abuse the quoting function elsewhere and it is still encouraged to not quote large blocks of texts, large images, or videos.
    • Striking-out text is now available by pressing the s icon within the reply tools, or typing [ STRIKE ] [ /STRIKE ] (without spaces).
    • Currently, the mobile version of UKMIX cannot be modified. Wayne has tried hard to look at alternatives, based on the feedback, but it is built to be deliberately low maintenance due to being used on a mobile device. Looking ahead, as a new forum design is worked on, it may be possible to build modifications into this. Remember, you can change the view from the mobile style by scrolling to the bottom of the forums and choosing "Full Site". To change back, use the drop-down menu at the bottom of the forums.
    • The inability to post a reply in purely capital letters (e.g. RIP) has been amended, meaning all-capital replies is now possible, however, please refrain from posting long sentences in capitals or it may come across as shouting.
    • Spotify-embedding will be introduced soon across all forums!


    Would you prefer a user reputation system or a “like post” button?

    Two thirds of respondents to this question would prefer a like button. We feel the current reputation system is working well and has not been abused, therefore the reputation system will remain in place. However, we are looking to introduce a "like post" feature alongside this! More details over the coming weeks.

    Do you feel the new UKMIX is easy to navigate?

    Almost three quarters of respondents answered that the UKMIX is easy to navigate. Some comments were made about the search function being difficult, so please post in the Helpdesk thread if you are still struggling with that.

    Do you feel GIFs should be open to use across the whole site?

    Yes [42%]
    No [48%]
    Don’t know [10%]


    Over half of you either want wider GIF usage or are indifferent to it. Therefore, the decision has been made to extend the use of GIFs outside of the existing thread to the following forums only:


    • Music genres OR Singles/Albums/Tours (depending on which option is chosen)
    • The Vault (previously The Retro)
    • The Lounge
    • General Artists Discussion


    GIFs should not be posted outside of these forums and there is a strict limit of one GIF per post. Excessive use or not adhering to these new rules may result in infractions being issued or the policy being reversed altogether after a review later in the year.

    How would you feel about merging the TV and movie forums into one Entertainment forum?

    Good idea [60%]
    Bad idea [23%]
    Don’t know/neutral [17%]


    Due to over three quarters of respondents being in favour or neutral, this will go ahead as part of the forum restructure in the coming weeks.

    How would you feel about merging Celebrity Gossip with World News?

    Good idea [35%]
    Bad idea [40%]
    Don’t know/neutral [25%]

    Due to over half of respondents being in favour or neutral, and low activity across both forums, this will go ahead as part of the forum restructure in the coming weeks.

    Do you have any suggestions for a new name for The Retro forum?

    Thank you for your abundance of suggestions, some of them made us laugh and cry It was our very own @biscuits who came up with our new name for The Retro in the end - look out for The Vault and brand new decade sub-forums coming soon!

    Do you feel that The Lounge should be Private Members only access with relaxed rules, or should the Private Members Forum remain as it is with The Lounge remaining open to all?

    Leave The Lounge open to all [70%]
    Make The Lounge premium only [7%]
    Don’t know/don’t visit The Lounge [23%]


    Based on the results, The Lounge will remain open to all members.

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    by » Tue April 23rd, 2019, 23:52

    sadly, i didn't took part in the survey
    i postponed it several times until it finally becomes too late

    Is there anything you miss from the old UKMIX?
    miss the Save draft button a lot

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    by » Wed April 24th, 2019, 19:47

    Quote Originally Posted by navi View Post
    sadly, i didn't took part in the survey
    i postponed it several times until it finally becomes too late


    miss the Save draft button a lot
    but you've got auto-save!

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    by » Wed April 24th, 2019, 22:50

    I really miss the delete button on the mobile version lol

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    by » Thu April 25th, 2019, 07:24

    Quote Originally Posted by JeremySpears View Post
    I really miss the delete button on the mobile version lol
    That button is still there for Premium Users - you just have to edit the post and select "Delete Message" - the reason it isn't implemented for the wider site is that it then empowers users to remove any message they've made (which you weren't able to do at the old UKMIX - at the old UKMIX, you could only delete your post if nobody had made a post since you made the last post in a topic).

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    by » Thu April 25th, 2019, 10:56

    Release the list of suggestions for The Retro renaming? I thought some of mine were quite clever, It would be interesting to see what everyone else came up with Haha.
    Last edited by Affillate; Thu April 25th, 2019 at 11:00.

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    by » Thu April 25th, 2019, 17:24

    Do you have any suggestions for a new name for The Retro forum?

    Thank you for your abundance of suggestions, some of them made us laugh and cry
    You will have to post some of the results for that? Since you are closing the celebrity gossip section, we will need a laugh!
    Education for anyone aged 12 to 16 has made a mess of the world!

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    by » Wed May 1st, 2019, 17:48

    This forum will be closed on Sunday evening, so any final thoughts regarding the proposed changes/feedback? Air them now!

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    by » Wed May 1st, 2019, 17:50

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham76man View Post
    You will have to post some of the results for that? Since you are closing the celebrity gossip section, we will need a laugh!
    Nostalgia
    YesterMix
    Throwback
    NostalgiaMix
    Greatest Hits
    The Time Machine
    Old School
    Golden Oldies
    Vintage
    Classics
    Old But Gold
    The Good Old Days
    Way Back When
    Time To Remember
    Days Gone By
    YesterYear
    That Was The Week That Was
    Blast From The Past

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    by » Sat May 4th, 2019, 08:03

    ^ Thanks! I think I threw in YesterMix and NostalgiaMix.

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    by » Sun May 5th, 2019, 00:57

    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
    That button is still there for Premium Users - you just have to edit the post and select "Delete Message" - the reason it isn't implemented for the wider site is that it then empowers users to remove any message they've made (which you weren't able to do at the old UKMIX - at the old UKMIX, you could only delete your post if nobody had made a post since you made the last post in a topic).
    Thank you.

    Something else that I miss is the polls. I know that they are there but mobile users can’t see them.

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    by » Sun May 5th, 2019, 11:36

    Quote Originally Posted by JeremySpears View Post
    Thank you.

    Something else that I miss is the polls. I know that they are there but mobile users can’t see them.
    You can if you change the site layout at the bottom of the page from mobile layout to full site. Then once you’d voted in the poll you’d just have to change it back to mobile layout.

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