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Links on the top of the forum

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What I would expect to be logical behavior:
Factorio picture link on the very top left of the page should lead to the factorio.com main page.
Link below FACTORIO FORUMS headline should lead to the main forum page (and the link text should be forums.factorio.com

How it behaves now:
Factorio picture link on the top leads to forum main page and the link below FACTORIO FORUMS headline leads to the main factorio.com page.

This is a minor annoyance and I often find I have to click both links before I get the result I wanted :oops:

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Post by Zeblote »

It's be most intuitive to make clicking the logo go to factorio.com, make clicking FACTORIO FORUMS go to the forum front page, and remove the small link below.

But after clicking them 1 or 2 times you just get used to it working this way...

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What we really need is a better forum logo.

Something like this:
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DaveMcW wrote:What we really need is a better forum logo.

Something like this:
factorioforums.png
Them photoshop skillz :o :mrgreen:
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Please make that the official logo! :lol:
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Post by olafthecat »

The board index button already takes you to the homepage anyway.
I never actually realized that the hyperlink on the FACTORIO logo existed.
I would agree with Mendel, this should be changed.
And get rid of the www.factorio.com thing, it doesn't fit in...
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I think it would match the main site and feel more natural for the big "FACTORIO" logo to point to the main site, and if you really need another board index link, make the "FACTORIO FORUMS" text below it be a link, and remove the tiny http://www.factorio.com below it.

BEFORE:

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<div id="site-description">
	<a href="./index.php" title="Board index" id="logo"><img src="./styles/factorio/imageset/factorio.png" width="625" height="110" alt="" title="" /></a>
	<h1>Factorio Forums</h1>
	<p><a href="http://www.factorio.com">www.factorio.com</a></p>
	<p class="skiplink"><a href="#start_here">Skip to content</a></p>
</div>
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<div id="site-description">
	<a href="http://www.factorio.com" title="Factorio Home" id="logo"><img src="./styles/factorio/imageset/factorio.png" width="625" height="110" alt="" title="" /></a>
	<h1>Factorio Forums</h1>
	<p class="skiplink"><a href="#start_here">Skip to content</a></p>
</div>
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Post by fechnert »

Please no. Its common practice that the logo of the page i am visiting refers to the root of that domain.

Developers do this, users expect this.
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Post by Jon8RFC »

I didn't know that was common practice for a forum to be that way. I've never heard of it in general, but yes it makes sense for a subdomain in which the site is entirely different. It just doesn't make sense that "Factorio" leads to the forum, so maybe the layout and rules make sense to you, but it doesn't make sense to me. Drive.google.com has a Google Drive logo, for example, not merely a Google logo. Users expect to go where it shows they're going :)

EDIT: Just scratch the idea. If all users expect it, then I revoke my suggestion.
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Merged with older forum title link topic.
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