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  • There seems to be a constant flow of people asking about console modding. Which whilst against forum policies, is more understandable when you realise that nothing on the main page indicates that this is a PC only mods site.

    Perhaps that is where the attention needs to be drawn to site visitors... so the first thing they see makes it clear that the site is only for PC modding.

    I think this is also important when you consider that people come here with only a basic knowledge of English in some cases, so won't look for forum rules etc... as they won't be able to understand them.

  • If you're not logged in, a message similar to the one notifying you that site will store cookies, but which says PC only

  • I don't think it'll stop them lol. This has been happening to me since the start of the site, I get several emails, Twitter messages and forums posts every day about console modding. I think I'm just going to add some FAQs to the registration confirmation email, and one of them will be that console modding is not supported.

  • @rappo Just add a question to the registration process that says "Do you have a console and own GTAV?" and if they reply "Yes", don't let them in. ;)

  • @rappo Most people don't bother to read the FAQ, I like @LeeC2202's idea.

  • @LeeC2202 I like that idea, but that's brutal at the same time. Why not just add a red line when you click "yes" it'll say "Modding is only possible for PC GTA 5, not console."

  • @krashadam I would never honestly suggest that as a serious solution... but I guess I fell into my own trap of saying something that could be taken the wrong way. :(

    I know from visiting Chinese and Russian sites how hard it is for users who don't speak that language, to communicate on those sites, never mind understand any rules that are in place. I use Google/Bing translate to translate song and video titles and that's bad enough, I wouldn't like to think what it would come up with for forum rules. :D

    That's why I think a simple, very clear message on the front page would help non-English speaking users to understand better what the site deals with. It's why icons are so commonplace, they are a simple way to bridge language barriers without (in most cases) too much confusion. So maybe icons of the platforms with a big red X across the consoles would work just as well.

  • @LeeC2202 The main site supports 30 languages, I'm sure people would happily agree to translate the forum site's topics too.

  • @Akila_Reigns I always wondered about that because I have seen people link to mods that weren't on the English site, so I wasn't quite sure how they were linked.

  • @LeeC2202 What do you mean by weren't on the English site?
    Like this? Sorry if I'm wrong.
    Eg: https://it.gta5-mods.com/vehicles/xxxxxxx

  • @Akila_Reigns It was a file someone had linked to and they gave the link to the file on the French site I think it was... unless that was me just presuming that they had given the French link because the English site didn't have it, when in fact it was because they use the French site by default. I couldn't think of any other reason at the time... yet now it seems so obvious.

    Do you ever have those days when you hope it's the last one you ever have... today is starting to feel like that. :( Time to switch off I think.

  • @LeeC2202 Sorry if I bothered you. Isn't it like, 2:30am where you live? After a good sleep, I'm sure you will feel fine.

  • @Akila_Reigns No, it's okay, you didn't bother me... it's just been one of those days I really wish I didn't have... all's good. And yeah, just past 3am... now.

  • @LeeC2202 said in Main page to show "PC Only" type message.:

    I know from visiting Chinese and Russian sites how hard it is for users who don't speak that language, to communicate on those sites, never mind understand any rules that are in place.

    Sounds like my GTAForums experience.

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