The Challenge

Flight Riot was a blog started by Brenden Duffy to share his personal research with drone photogrammetry and post processing. The site began to collect a few registered users who would share and comment. However, the current layout lacked any community functions. In addition, users had no dedicated areas to post their own work, create groups, or upload examples.

The Solution

We completely restructured the existing blog topics into more effective parent/child relationships and eliminated unused or duplicate topics. Added a fully functional forum section that allowed users to post their own questions. In addition, added a community section that allowed users to start their own public/private groups that included personal pages with the ability to upload files of their own work.

Redesigned with Room to Grow

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Taxonomy Restructure

 Restructured the existing site structure to eliminate or promote topics. This includes adding relevant redirects to ensure no SEO penalties.

Hosting Migration

Budget hosting companies cram multiple sites onto budget servers. We ensured a full file and database migration to a reliable monitored host.

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Member, Admin, and Webmaster

One of our team members was not only the admin and webmaster for FR, but an early member as well. Nobody cared for the well being of FR like we did.

Reuel joined Flight Riot as a contributing member and contacted me with his ideas to redesign the entire site.  His team rebuilt FR into a community platform that allowed users  to connect and share their work and ideas. Even after completion, they continued to maintain, host, and secure the site to ensure my investment.

-Brenden Duffy

Building a Community

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Enhanced Forums

Forums are a wealth of knowledge and built by the community itself. The forums I built were designed to encourage a sense of inclusion.

Public and Private Groups

Our intentions early on were to allow FR to rebuild itself. Giving the community the tools and seeing what they would build.

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A Space to Call Your Own

Allowing each member to have their own identity and profile space encouraged them to connect with each other and share their work.

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