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Elvis 07-14-2006 09:22 AM

New Ideas for Interference... but not the forum.
In regards to our home page (www.interference.com), and the articles and content on it...

What topics would you like to see on Interference.com, aside from U2, that you think other Interference readers would be also interested in seeing?


Angela Harlem 07-14-2006 10:01 AM

General music news :drool:

Elvis 07-14-2006 10:06 AM


Originally posted by Angela Harlem
General music news :drool:
Does that mean anything from Britney Spears to ZZ Top...? or did you have a more specific genre or demographic in mind?

Angela Harlem 07-14-2006 10:15 AM

Haha, not everything. Although, perhaps so. The elitism fad seems to thankfully have run it's course. And it seems all U2 fans are big general music fans anyway. A good place/genre to start would be rock, if that is even a genre anymore - but I digress. There's so many ways you could divide this up. In eras, for instance. Weekly columns on artists which shared chart spaces with U2 on X/Y/date. New news, 6 degrees of seperation if you want to keep a U2 link strong.
Your possibilities are endless.


Carek1230 07-14-2006 12:18 PM

I agree with Angela above. Most U2 fans are big music fans and I would enjoy reading more generalized music news on Interference especially when U2's in the studio and things are fairly sedate as far as their news goes. Perhaps music news broken down into various eras or genres. Great ideas, thanks Joel! Good Luck.

verte76 07-14-2006 12:42 PM

I agree with Angela and Carek. I wouldn't mind knowing what Eddie Vedder is up to courtesy of Interference.

Elvis 07-14-2006 01:35 PM

Would anyone be insterested in topics besides music?

If so, suggestions?

Canadiens1131 07-14-2006 01:36 PM

Putting my regular asshole persona aside for a minute, here's my genuine opinion on the homepage.

It's hard on the eyes. It's not condusive to reading. It's really 'Internet 1999". If the typeface were something nicer like Verdana or Georgia, some nice understated CSS were added, and all the here-and-there links sorted into a better navagation system, I'd be inclined to hang around and read more articles.

EDIT: As far as other topics, a guitar section relating to getting different sounds, with guest columnists would be nice, perhaps some general music news (Stones / Madonna / blah blah), and more editorials.

EDIT 2: And let's face it, giving everything a cleaner, less-cluttered look would allow you to drop in all sorts of Google Adsense goodness :wink:

Lila64 07-14-2006 01:42 PM

I basically just look for new U2 news. Don't read every article, but those that interest me. Other than that, I usually go straight to the User CP. Though I might read other music news if it were posted (again, if it was of interest)

Thora 07-14-2006 01:47 PM

I do the same as Lila. I don't always click on every article to read the entire thing, but I do glance at it, and read it if it's interesting.

I like Angela & Carek's suggestions.

I don't think I'd be interested in anything besides music related articles. This is a site for a rock band, so I can get other news, etc. elsewhere.

Thanks for bringing this topic up.

dsmith2904 07-14-2006 06:40 PM

Would you all be interested in reading Content articles (not News) about bands other than U2 as well?

Miringeltje 07-14-2006 08:26 PM


Originally posted by Elvis
What topics would you like to see on Interference.com, aside from U2
May I ask why you want to know?
Why you're considering adding other content to the homepage?


What your own answer to the question would be?

This is not meant to be offensive by the way.
I am just interested to know what's behind it (the ideas / plans / motives).

Do you feel that the homepage doesn't get visited enough?
That the featured content/articles don't get enough recognition?
That the homepage gets snowed under by the forum?

Are you of the opinion that since the forum has quite a lot of non u2 subforums that the homepage should feature non u2 content as well?

I always visit the homepage first before I go to the forum.
Check to see if there's NEW u2 news.
Then look if there's new featured content/articles.
If it interests me, I read.
(Basicly the same as Lila and Thora do)

I don't go any lower than the active forum threads-thingie.
I really like that by the way.

All the things under that, could just as well not be there.

I agree with Canadiens1160, that the homepage could use an update.
There's so many different things on there and the letter size is so tiny.
It looks very cluttered.

Keep it simple.

For me it would be enough to keep the following on the homepage:

- u2 news (only showing the news of that day + the link to the news forum, where you can read the news of the previous days in case you missed it)
- featured content (which can include the interviews section) (maybe only the 3 (5 at the most) recent ones + link to the content forum)
- active forum threads

I was under the impression that interference is a u2 fan website.
And I come here for info about u2.

I can get general music info and other content elsewhere.

I understand that it would be very convenient if you could get that other content on here on the site as well.
As you won't have to go to another website.

But personally I see no need to add other topis.
Just u2 and u2related stuff on the home page.
As far as I'm concerned.

I might be alone in this standpoint.
I don't know.
Just thought I'd give my 2 cents.

ntalwar 07-14-2006 11:09 PM


Originally posted by Miringeltje

But personally I see no need to add other topis.
Just u2 and u2related stuff on the home page.
As far as I'm concerned.

I might be alone in this standpoint.
I don't know.
Just thought I'd give my 2 cents.

I' m sort of with Miringeltje on this one for the U2 focus.
I think some additional links would be helpful to the first time visitor - e.g. Biography, Discography, Photos, Albums/Songs, Tours, etc. (maybe in a vertical column?)

KhanadaRhodes 07-15-2006 12:53 AM

i'd rather see other areas of the site brought back rather than just adding on more news articles, imo.

hiphop 07-15-2006 03:17 AM

for me this has always been a U2 site and I know TONS iof other music sites. Please do not promote artists like Madonna here like someone suggested. It would piss me off. In the forum we have a general music forum anyway.

I don´t read anything but the forum, however, I don´t see any sense in redesigning the site or adding some content if it´s not pure GOLD. Be careful, so many pages are so full of shit content.

If you DON´T KNOW what to do, just open some of the features for non-premium-members. I have been advocating a search function for YEARS for non-premiums, but Elvis, you just ignore it. you also ignored to put the african well fund back on. and now you´re asking ME for content ideas?


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