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Old 25 Mar 2006, 23:27
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Big-board Admins - do you think this section should be private?

Would big-board admins prefer this section to be private and only be seen by big-board admins and vborg and vbcom staff?

By big boards I mean those listed on big-boards.com (or those that qualify to).

I won't start a poll because non-big-board owners will vote ().

Personally I think big-board admins would be willing to share more if they new this section was private.

Please post your thoughts along with your url if you are not a well known Big-Board admin.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 00:27
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Yes.

and yes to the coders forum as well.

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Old 26 Mar 2006, 00:54
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1) The description for this forum is about "running large vBulletin forums", nothing about being a Jelsoft sponsored support forum for Big-Boards.com or those associated with it.

2) There is already a private support forum for Big Board sites at TAZ.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 01:14
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With all due respect that wasn't the question - the question was would big-board owners prefer this section to be private or not.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 01:56
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Originally Posted by Razasharp
With all due respect that wasn't the question - the question was would big-board owners prefer this section to be private or not.
Considering that this forum isn't a big-boards support forum, then who cares what they prefer. With all due respect of course.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 02:08
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Big board admins care - because it's them who the section is aimed at, it's them who are invited to post in here, and frankly, without them there would be no such section.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 02:16
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Can you give us your reasoning behind making this section private? How does your everyday Joe reading this section harm it? What would be said in here if it were private that would not be said otherwise?

Personally, if I were a big-board admin (which I am not), I'd rather have it open to the public than closed off...I'm sure there are many server admins out there who are FAR more knowledgeable on technical aspects than the vast majority of big-board admins.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 03:14
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I don't believe this should be made private. If enough big board owners feel like they would like a private board, someone should start one and PM invitations. After all it should not be hard for someone to find a bit of extra room and that prevents a lot of problems for Jelsoft
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 07:12
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As a big-board admin, I see no point in making this area private. Sites with less than a million posts may still be experiencing the same resource issues as a big-board admin and can still benefit from the information in this forum.

And as mentioned, we already have a private area on TAZ.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 10:56
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Originally Posted by RJ2
And as mentioned, we already have a private area on TAZ.
Not everyone uses TAZ.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 11:48
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Originally Posted by RJ2
And as mentioned, we already have a private area on TAZ.
It's not exactly private either - the threads and posts can be seen by premium members or those who have submitted articles.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 15:18
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I'm not a big board admin by any stretch of the imagination, but some of the information regarding optimisation etc is useful. I really don't understand all this secrecy that people seem to feel is approprate.

I mean if you don't want people to find out what you are posting, then you have to ask yourself if you should be posting the information on the internet at all with all the associated security risks that it entails. A secret is only a secret if you don't tell anyone .

/useless comment over .
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 15:32
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It's about a whole number of things - site security issues (that can be used against you), site ideas that may be used by competitors are just two to begin with. Anyway the reasons are not the point of this thread - the thread is basically asking big-boards admins what they would prefer.

I know non-big-boards would probably prefer the section not to be private and I appreciate that, but like I said, I'd like to know what other big-board admins think.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 16:14
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Originally Posted by Razasharp
Anyway the reasons are not the point of this thread - the thread is basically asking big-boards admins what they would prefer.
While you may post a question requesting a reply only from the specific members that you want to hear from (big-board admins)... you are still going to get responses from anyone else here who wishes to make a comment of their own, like it or not.

If you're not willing to disregard the feedback you don't want, maybe you should make arrangements for a moderator to restrict or censor this thread.
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Old 26 Mar 2006, 18:08
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lets limit media hacks to media boards, journal hacks and tips only for blog related sites, dark skins only for death metal sites and so on.. great idea..
how small board admin could help a big fish.. ?
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