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01-04-2011, 11:57 AM
Forum Improvements
First, a big thanks to Seth for upgrading the forum, and to GodVirusDeleted for implementing most of the upgrade and training me so I can use the forum much more effectively!

-Google SEO has made the URL much more friendly
-Several upgrades have been done to reduce spam and bots
-Features have been added to enhance the forums ("like" button, so we can express appreciation for a post without bogging down a thread with a whole lot of "I agree" posts, attachment improvements (still a work in progress), going mobile, etc.)
-The back end has been improved to allow us to better administrate the forum

There's more to come, but I just wanted to bring to everyone's attention that we are working hard to make this a top notch forum, and overall website.
I may sound like a broken record, but remember, it's YOUR forum. We will continue to allow the forum to be self-moderated, and always welcome suggestions and requests. At the end of the day, it's the members that make this forum great! Thanks!!!!!!!!


James

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01-04-2011, 12:32 PM
RE: Forum Improvements
It looks good...
The blue is a nice add-on to the otherwise graveyard-y colorscheme.

I hope it is not necessary anymore but: Are the "report" buttons to report spam a useful thing to the administrators or do they just generate more work in e.g. deleting the reports as well...

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01-04-2011, 01:34 PM
RE: Forum Improvements
Thanks for all the hard work Stark.
Keep up the good work Big Grin

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01-04-2011, 01:36 PM
RE: Forum Improvements
(01-04-2011 12:32 PM)The_observer Wrote:  It looks good...
The blue is a nice add-on to the otherwise graveyard-y colorscheme.

I hope it is not necessary anymore but: Are the "report" buttons to report spam a useful thing to the administrators or do they just generate more work in e.g. deleting the reports as well...

On the contrary, they are VERY helpful. We don't nescessarily visit each thread, so the four or five of you who report suspected spam do a great service to the admin and the whole forum. It is much appreciated.

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01-04-2011, 11:01 PM
RE: Forum Improvements
There is no point doing any presentation changes to the forum till we can move it to the new server.

That is probably happening this weekend Smile
The new server should also improve overall performance.

I will keep you all posted.
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01-04-2011, 11:09 PM
RE: Forum Improvements
I'm not liking the "Likes Given" part. It instigates unwarranted Likes just to pad stats. Plus I never Like anything so I will just look like an ass.

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02-04-2011, 03:38 AM
RE: Forum Improvements
i like that

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02-04-2011, 08:29 AM
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The 'Likes' would be better if they'd be anonymous. The whole reputation thing is already enough.

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02-04-2011, 09:34 AM
RE: Forum Improvements
Thank you guys for putting in so much effort! It's already a top-notch forum, and you guys keep pushing it even further up Mt. Improbable to greatness! xD

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02-04-2011, 04:00 PM
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I'll look into making the "likes" anonymous. It was meant more of a "I like this post" thing, so we didn't have a bunch of extra posts saying so.

Good suggestion. I'll see what I can do.

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