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  • Mobile Disco Directory - mobilediscodirectory.co.uk / .uk

    3 18.75%
  • Mobile Disco Forum - mobilediscoforum.co.uk / .uk

    3 18.75%
  • Mobile DJ Forum - mobiledjforum.co.uk / .uk

    10 62.50%
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Thread: Thinking Aloud - Possible Forum Name Change?

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    Default Thinking Aloud - Possible Forum Name Change?

    As most of you are probably aware, the directory part of the MDD hasn't been working for some time now and is no longer maintained. Other directory sites have moved in to "fill the gap" and so, in my opinion, it's not worth the time developing a new directory site when it may not get much use.

    As part off the on-going improvements / fixes for the forum, I plan on perhaps (in no particular order): -


    All forum members and content will be preserved and, obviously, whatever happens there'll be redirects put in place so that members / search engines won't have a problem finding / re-indexing the final destination if it changes.

    So, with that, I was thinking about a possible name change as the "directory" part doesn't really apply any more. I've put the alternatives in the poll - it'd be great if you could vote, and let me know what you think (good or bad) in this thread
    Last edited by Marc J; 13-11-2019 at 02:00 PM.

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    If there is a name change, I'd prefer Mobile DJ Forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Smyth View Post
    If there is a name change, I'd prefer Mobile DJ Forum.
    That sounds like you'd prefer no change, though?

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    Sounds like a plan if you're willing to invest the time in doing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc J View Post
    That sounds like you'd prefer no change, though?
    I'm indifferent about it, to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Jules View Post
    Sounds like a plan if you're willing to invest the time in doing it.
    It's not much, time-wise. There's a bit of a cost if we go to XenForo but I don't mind taking the hit for that.

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    With the forum names, just be aware that www.mobiledjforums.com is still on the go, albeit nobody uses it.

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    If you're going for a name change, then I agree with Benny that Mobile DJ Forum would probably be best.
    Obviously you're in the know about the redirects etc, so shouldn't be a problem and the name change might actually attract some new blood

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppentertainments View Post
    With the forum names, just be aware that www.mobiledjforums.com is still on the go, albeit nobody uses it.
    Good to know. I did look at mobiledjforum.com & mobilediscoforum.com and they are both available, but decided against them. I'm not too concerned with .coms for here, as it's a UK based forum. I normally advise clients to get the .com of any domains they have but in this case I'm willing to let it slide, as that would mean 8 or 9 domains registered (I've already registered all of the domains in the poll - I'm not ).

    Re other forums, I'm not in the industry so don't know other than some quick Googling around - are there any other forums that see regular use? Or is it mostly on Facebook now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    If you're going for a name change, then I agree with Benny that Mobile DJ Forum would probably be best.
    I'm leaning towards that option myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imagine View Post
    the name change might actually attract some new blood
    You never know!
    Last edited by Marc J; 13-11-2019 at 10:00 PM.

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    IMO mobiledjforum is a tad too close to mobiledjforums

    For as long as I can remember I've known this place as MDD Forum - obviously the second 'D' originally was for 'Directory' but then people still say "PIN Number" and "PAT Testing" so why not go with mddforum.co.uk?

    Just my 2p.

    Otherwise I have no preference.


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