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    Brainstorming for this forum

    How are you doing everybody? I am looking for ideas on how to make this forum a better place to learn Russian. What would you like to add, improve? Any ideas on new features, menu buttons, navigation, design, content, etc.? Let me know.
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    Daily readings of famous Russian stories or a Russian newspaper might be helpful... With translations for those learning to help them parse Russian sentences...

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    Re: Brainstorming for this forum

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    I am fine, thank you! How are you?

    Quote Originally Posted by MasterAdmin
    I am looking for ideas on how to make this forum a better place to learn Russian. What would you like to add, improve? Any ideas on new features, menu buttons, navigation, design, content, etc.? Let me know.
    I think a useful feature would be to add more Emoticons!!!! The Russian forums have thousands! This would increase motivation for studying the language by at least 0.031%!
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    I think siberiangoddess is on to something. A daily text from a book or a newspaper would be great translating pratice, since then all of us would have the same text to translate and thus could help each other. I don
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    Personally I would like to see more info in users' profiles: gender, age, native language, place of birth. All of it should be optional, of course.

    For example, when somebody gives you an advise on the language issue, it is useful to know, whether person who gives it is a native speaker or not.

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    I think it is better to place the "reply" form on the same page as the thread rather than on different page. This form should also contain fields for login and password so that user can log in if he didn't do that earlier.
    A good example is forum.ixbt.com (this forum has the best engine ever IMHO).

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    i'm in favour of the daily text and its translation

    about the difficulty of the text, i guess an average article from a newspaper with not too many technical words in it could be fine.

    i'm trying to read parts of gazeta.ru every day but it's still extremely difficult. most of the time, i only understand the most basic ideas.
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    fast reply form would nice. Possibilities to attach files as well. Would be nice if it was possible to see what is primary language of user, Russian, English, Spanish etc., that would probably help to understand some replies better.
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    The forum also needs more people. I don't know what advertising possibilities there are, but the word needs to get out more about this place. (Especially for the forums in other languages )

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    How about changing up the colors or the template of this forum. Not change everything, but some color here and there would be very nice.

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    huh? lol.

    anyways:

    I had another idea. How about a chat room?

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    For the "Word of the Day", why not post 10 words a day instead of 1?
    Stop repeating the same words of the day all the time.
    I must have seen "Продукты" posted here like 10 times.
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    I'm all for the newspapers and such.
    And colors would be nice.
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    I'd like to get "Topic Reply Notification" letters for each reply, not for the first one I didn't read yet. And it would be good to enclose the reply in a letter.

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    Maybe a forum or sticky somewhere for people to post links to other online resources they find for learning Russian... vocabulary lists, audio files, dictionaries, Russian TV streams, etc.

    I noticed there is a forum for people to discuss their (text) books or audio courses but I don't know whether the things I mentioned would be appropriate to put there. I have a small collection of useful links and stuff.

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    I'd like to have an option to disable avatar images and graphic smiles, so people at the office won't bother me with stupid questions like "wow, who's that girl/boy in the picture?"

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    Foruming at the work-time?
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    No, only at breaks :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    I'd like to have an option to disable avatar images and graphic smiles, so people at the office won't bother me with stupid questions like "wow, who's that girl/boy in the picture?"
    Нужно зайти в "Свойства обозревателя" и сбросить галочку "Отображать рисунки".

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