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Danny.VBT
02 Aug 2007, 02:24
This is the nomination thread for Board of the Month September.

Please note the BOTM Rules here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/info.php?do=botm

Nominations will be accepted until the 31st of August. Also, please note, that the current voting thread for BOTM August will remain open as well until the 31st of August as well.

When nominating please post the site name, URL to the forum, a short description what makes your board stand out from default vBulletin, and a reason for nomination that will motivate others to second the nomination. If the staff feels that a nomination post is too promotional it will be edited accordingly.

Any sites without a name, URL, description and reason for nomination will NOT be entered into the poll. Please ensure that your nomination is in the format:

Site Name: vBulletin.org
URL: www.vbulletin.org (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/../) - this must be clickable
Description: Official vBulletin Modifications Site
Reason for Nomination: Not Nominated. This is an example nomination.


When seconding sites, please ensure that you use the same post for the maximum of 3 allowed seconds. Any seconds not located in your first seconding post will not be counted. Please also ensure that you include the site name or URL for the site you are seconding in your post. If there is no name or URL provided then the post will be ignored when the nominations are counted.

Also, please make sure that you are seconding a forum that has already been nominated by its forum owner. Any seconds for a forum that has not been nominated yet will be counted as null and void.

Please posts only nominations or seconds, no "Thank you" posts are needed, they clutter the thread and will be deleted.

Any queries regarding the BOTM Contests should be sent via PM to Danny.VBT (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/member.php?action=getinfo&username=Danny.VBT).

Best of luck to all nominees!

ElForro
02 Aug 2007, 02:27
Site Name: ElForro.com
URL: www.elforro.com
Description: A spanish general talk community with a variety of different forums and topics.
Reason for Nomination: Totally customized template, colors and icons (100% original). It has almost 1,500,000 Posts, more than 70,000 members and almost 1,500 new registered members per day. The community is only 18 months old and it's already the most active Spanish VBulletin community (average of 18 posts per member). And it's using over 40 PlugIns without any problem.

vertigo jones
02 Aug 2007, 02:35
Site Name: Stirrdup
URL: http://www.stirrdup.com

Description: Social news site similiar to Digg and Reddit, but built upon the idea that the content that is the most interesting isn't necessarily the same as what everyone agrees with. Stories gain points through users doing what they would normally do while using a site (clicking links and leaving comments) and the ones that gain the most interest are promoted to the main page. If they continue to hold interest, they will stay higher on the page until the time weighted system slowly moves them down to allow more fresh content in. This fixes the "bury brigade" censorship that plagues Digg and Reddit.

Reason for Nomination: The entire site is implemented using vbulletin plugins. Not a single file change. Really shows the flexibility of the system.

smacklan
02 Aug 2007, 02:44
Site Name: Stirrdup
URL: http://www.stirrdup.com

Description: Social news site similiar to Digg and Reddit, but built upon the idea that the content that is the most interesting isn't necessarily the same as what everyone agrees with. Stories gain points through users doing what they would normally do while using a site (clicking links and leaving comments) and the ones that gain the most interest are promoted to the main page. If they continue to hold interest, they will stay higher on the page until the time weighted system slowly moves them down to allow more fresh content in. This fixes the "bury brigade" censorship that plagues Digg and Reddit.

Reason for Nomination: The entire site is implemented using vbulletin plugins. Not a single file change. Really shows the flexibility of the system.
very nice, seconded :)

BigSoccer Tech.
02 Aug 2007, 03:02
Site Name: BigSoccer - Share the Passion!

Site URL: http://www.bigsoccer.com (http://www.bigsoccer.com/)

Description: BigSoccer is the leading forum for soccer fans around the world. Now 12 years old we have over 100,000 registered users, serve 820,000 uniques a month, and served 20mm forum pages in June. Our members talk about every soccer club, league and tournament on earth. BigSoccer is one of the largest vB's, and one of the earliest, since the v1beta days.

Reason for Nomination: We relaunched our site just days before the end of last month's nominating process. It was a complete revamp, with major functionality extensions built in vB and vBadvanced. We've reskinned the site, built a personalized navigation tool that remembers your prefered state of which categories are open and closed, and added a "digg" tool, for both external links and internal threads. The new dynamic homepage makes use of Ajax and CSS, plus personalization, to give you an alternative view into the forums, or forum category, or forum itself. You now have an ability to sort by various measures of popularity (a mix of diggs, replies, views, and time) or last post time (ie latest threads), and the HP will remember your preference the next time you come back. This provides you a more intuitive insight into where the action is in the forums and allows people to find valuable and interesting content in areas of the site they might normally have noticed, due to our size and depth.

Caseyjr86
02 Aug 2007, 04:02
Site Name: Starcraft Vanilla

URL: http://www.starcraftvanilla.com

Description: Discussion for the up and coming Starcraft 2, will be offering downloads ranging from RPG's, to Bots on battle.net when SC2 is Released.

Reason for Nomination: A fairly new/low traffic site, offering up a place for people to get together and gossip about the release about starcraft 2. (Greatest game ever :P) I would love for this site to get some exposure since this is my first site and boy is it time consuming. But, this would be very rewarding for me, if this site was nominated. And also if not for me do it for SC2!

ERuiz
02 Aug 2007, 14:56
Site Name: Virtual American Airlines

URL: http://www.virtualaa.com

Description: Virtual American Airlines is a site dedicated to simulating real world American Airlines operations, by using Microsoft's Flight Simulator software to allow it's members (pilots) to fly scheduled AA flights and subsequently accumulate flight hours.

Reason for Nomination: We at Virtual American Airlines strive on quality and this is clearly apparent by the way we maintain and operate our website. But what really sets us apart from the rest of the Virtual Airlines in the flightsimming community is our family-oriented environment. We have been together as a "family" since the year 2000. We originally started out as a Virtual Airline named AirPUERTORICO.

We then went through some changes and transitions, but throughout all these years, we have stayed together. I really hope you guys enjoy our website. Like I said before, we are all about quality and putting out the best that we have to offer.

bigwest
02 Aug 2007, 17:49
Site Name: Big West Racing

URL: http://www.bigwestracing.com/

Description: Auto Racing Community. Big West Racing the rocky mountain regions new source for auto racing information. The place to meet after the races. Big West Racing features: auto racing news, fan forums, image gallery, racing classifieds and more.

Reason for Nomination: A growing web community that has a great membership and a fun friendly format.

Playa82
02 Aug 2007, 19:16
Site Name: Crackmuzik-GFX-Elite
URL: http://crackmuzik-gfx-elite.de
Description: GFX-Site and normal Community about Sigs, Wallpapers, Banners, Designing and many other Sections.
Reason for Nomination: I want to grow my Forum, and maybe this is a good way to see if somebody like it or not...
+ i want to start a big Graphic Community

WiseOne38221
03 Aug 2007, 00:43
Site Name: Trucking Industry Forum

URL: http://www.thetruckersreport.com/truckingindustryforum/

Description: We cater not only to truckers, but the general traveling public. We are trying to make our highways safer by allowing truckers and car drivers to come to a better understanding.

Reason for Nomination: We have just made it over 7,000 members and we have had MANY people tell us they LOVE the way we run the forum and the information we all provide to the public is invaluable and saves lives as well.

towermatt
06 Aug 2007, 19:48
Site Name--The Dark Tower.com

URL: http://www.thedarktower.com/palaver

Description: This site is a life long dream come true for me. I have been a fan of Stephen King since I was a teenager and always wondered how I could feed the addiction. While it is primarily a fan site for Stephen Kings series of books "The Dark Tower", any fan knows that everything about the man has something to do with this series. We have books and writing information--along with loads of information on the series itself.

We have only been around two months and are already climbing the search engines. Already on the first page with the keywords...the dark tower. Fans of the series will love this new fan sites ran by fans, for fans.

Reason for Nomiation: The board itself is beautiful in every way imo and I believe it should be nominated not only for that but also it is the best Stephen King fan site on the net, hands down. Also, this community has been instrumental in helping me get it off the ground

Thank you for your consideration.

no mods
08 Aug 2007, 05:24
Site Name: Type 2 Chat

URL: http://www.type2chat.com

Description: A general talk forum. With many different areas to discuss.

Reason for Nomination: Well im growing pretty good now. Have a good few active members. Plenty of fun mods and skin installed. Site is coming along quit nicely.

RC Attacker
08 Aug 2007, 18:54
Site Name: Webmaster Meets Administrator

URL: www.WebMeetsAdmin.com

Description: This is a new forum for both webmasters and administrators to talk about the things they do best. It was just moved from MyBB to vBulletin today.

Reason for Nomination: I think that my forum is unique and from what I know it is one of a kind. I'm entering it kind of early - I still have a lot to do as it has on been on vBulletin for a few hours such as create an exclusive theme, install some mods, modify the forums and many other things. But I think it still has enough potential to be entered as it is. Thanks.

Zate
08 Aug 2007, 20:20
Site Name: TampaForums.com

URL: www.TampaForums.com (http://www.tampaforums.com)

Description: Tampa Based Offtopic and Social Networking Site

Reason for Nomination: This site showcases alot of firsts and "one-offs' in terms of vBulletin hacking. It was one of the first sites to share users between multiple vBulletins (shares with www.tamparacing.com), one of the first sites to have social networking features like editable profiles/friends/winks/user created groups/blogs/bulletins and much more. All that was implemented through vBadvanced with alot of custom written modules. The site (and its brother TR) are quite large and well populated for purely local sites and are the hard work of our dedicated userbase, our tireless moderators and some pretty savvy code monkeys.

exc1te
09 Aug 2007, 00:12
Site name: Polski Support vBulletin [Polish vBulletin Support]
URL: http://vBulletin.net.pl/
Description: Unofficial Polish vBulletin Support forums.
Reason for Nomination: I just want to know what others think about the site (mostly the design), and also would like to advertise a wee bit, just to increase traffic ;) This is not first support board in Poland, but it's most professional so far (others are really bad). I think it will change the vBulletin scene in Poland, as we're quite nicely located on google and people do appreciate our support.

KuJoe
09 Aug 2007, 18:36
Site Name: TampaForums.com

URL: www.TampaForums.com (http://www.tampaforums.com)

Description: Tampa Based Offtopic and Social Networking Site

Reason for Nomination: This site showcases alot of firsts and "one-offs' in terms of vBulletin hacking. It was one of the first sites to share users between multiple vBulletins (shares with www.tamparacing.com), one of the first sites to have social networking features like editable profiles/friends/winks/user created groups/blogs/bulletins and much more. All that was implemented through vBadvanced with alot of custom written modules. The site (and its brother TR) are quite large and well populated for purely local sites and are the hard work of our dedicated userbase, our tireless moderators and some pretty savvy code monkeys.

Seconded FTW! :D I love the groups mod and the style is simple yet awesome. Overall layout is simple to navigate, yet they pack more features than most forums I've seen (yes, my forums envy them:o).

dethfire
09 Aug 2007, 21:52
Site Name: Physics Forums
URL: http://www.physicsforums.com
Description: Science and Homework Help Community
Reason for Nomination: Could very well be the highest quality of discussion anywhere on the web. Virtually zero spam. 20+ Staff that is grad student level and above. Nearly 20,000 homework help questions worked though. Custom LATEX addon. It speaks for itself, again extremely high quality of discussion as we have a zero tolerance crackpot policy.

ssvp
10 Aug 2007, 07:19
Site Name: F/V Northwestern
URL: forums.fvnorthwestern.com (http://forums.fvnorthwestern.com)
Description: The Official Forums for the Alaska Crabber Northwestern and her Crew.
Reason for Nomination: After a week of not logging on I had 1,234 new messages.. So it's seems to be growing with crazed crab fans.. No reason really.. Just thought I'd throw it out there..

GrZyB997
10 Aug 2007, 20:59
Site name: Polski Support vBulletin [Polish vBulletin Support]
URL: http://vBulletin.net.pl/
Description: Unofficial Polish vBulletin Support forums.
Reason for Nomination: I just want to know what others think about the site (mostly the design), and also would like to advertise a wee bit, just to increase traffic ;) This is not first support board in Poland, but it's most professional so far (others are really bad).

I second this board, becouse i think it will change the bad situation on polish vbulletin scene.

soletrader
11 Aug 2007, 09:29
Site Name: Traders Laboratory

URL: www.TradersLaboratory.com

Description: A financial forum for active traders mainly dealing with derivatives.

Reason for Nomination: We have a ton of custom work done on the site. The system is a complete makeover of vbulletin with unique skin and look.

no mods
11 Aug 2007, 10:27
Site Name: F/V Northwestern
URL: forums.fvnorthwestern.com (http://forums.fvnorthwestern.com)
Description: The Official Forums for the Alaska Crabber Northwestern and her Crew.
Reason for Nomination: After a week of not logging on I had 1,234 new messages.. So it's seems to be growing with crazed crab fans.. No reason really.. Just thought I'd throw it out there..

Site Name: Traders Laboratory

URL: www.TradersLaboratory.com

Description: A financial forum for active traders mainly dealing with derivatives.

Reason for Nomination: We have a ton of custom work done on the site. The system is a complete makeover of vbulletin with unique skin and look.


Both Nice sites, seconded!:)

legionofangels
13 Aug 2007, 06:10
Site Name: Starcraft Vanilla

URL: http://www.starcraftvanilla.com

Description: Discussion for the up and coming Starcraft 2, will be offering downloads ranging from RPG's, to Bots on battle.net when SC2 is Released.

Reason for Nomination: A fairly new/low traffic site, offering up a place for people to get together and gossip about the release about starcraft 2. (Greatest game ever :P) I would love for this site to get some exposure since this is my first site and boy is it time consuming. But, this would be very rewarding for me, if this site was nominated. And also if not for me do it for SC2!

Site Name--The Dark Tower.com

URL: http://www.thedarktower.com/palaver

Description: This site is a life long dream come true for me. I have been a fan of Stephen King since I was a teenager and always wondered how I could feed the addiction. While it is primarily a fan site for Stephen Kings series of books "The Dark Tower", any fan knows that everything about the man has something to do with this series. We have books and writing information--along with loads of information on the series itself.

We have only been around two months and are already climbing the search engines. Already on the first page with the keywords...the dark tower. Fans of the series will love this new fan sites ran by fans, for fans.

Reason for Nomiation: The board itself is beautiful in every way imo and I believe it should be nominated not only for that but also it is the best Stephen King fan site on the net, hands down. Also, this community has been instrumental in helping me get it off the ground

Thank you for your consideration.

I would like to second these two forum/websites please. I think the graphics work on these two sites is very good, or at least very themed towards your website. I really appreciate your effort.

2 of the others in this list have servers down or time out issues, sorries.

CLF
14 Aug 2007, 10:16
Site name: Capper's Lobby

Site URL: www.capperslobby.com (http://www.capperslobby.com)

Description: This is a sports handicapping forum. It is the place, not only to talk sports, but to give your opinion.

Reason for Nomination: We want to have the best looking handicapping forum on the web. Also, we would love to hear what others have to say about it. Still working on some things.
Thanks for consideration. ;)

wpeloquin
15 Aug 2007, 03:50
Site Name: RoadKill Cafe Counterstrike

URL: http://rkccs.com

Description: We are a popular gaming community for Counterstrike players, with 3 active servers. We have a completely customized board, with quite a few 'designed-by-us' aspects, such as our Admin List and Regs List pages (links are at the top).

Reason for Nomination: The forum skin is unique to our site, as i designed the skin myself, as well as a matching CP skin. i have customized many aspects of the board, including a nearly full-scale replacement of the original default vb images (based off the army-green (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=86719) images by breaker) (a select handful, such as yellow/red cards, remain default).

We have also added and customized a 2nd skin for those who like the darker boards, as well as a choice to use the vB Default skin if the user prefers. we currently have only 11 members NOT using our custom designed skin.

unenergizer
17 Aug 2007, 02:29
Site Name: CompleteGFX.com

URL: http://www.completegfx.com/

Description: We strive to provide web masters of all experience levels with low-cost, high-quality web designs and forum templates, while providing superior customer support. Our site is dedicated to support, production of our products, and professional services. We provide professional designing services, template conversions, and upgrades. Our site is unique and our design was meant to "stand out" from the rest. At CompleteGFX.com we offer free skins, such as the popular dark_vb_v2 style showcased on this site.

Reason for Nomination: CompleteGFX is committed to taking all steps of development in a professional manner. With a growing forum base and services, we are tempting to have professional tutorials and articles for everyone, not just customers. We will continue developing and releasing free and paid styles to the community along with strong support for unexperienced forum users and owners. We are taking a step to improve your website with free and paid resources. Let us help you make your site fun and unique.

ayoko555
21 Aug 2007, 03:43
Site Name: StarCraft 2 Battle

URL: http://www.sc2battle.com

Description: An unofficial Starcraft 2 fan site containing latest news, discussion, and videos. This is my 2nd vbulletin forums and still trying to improve and add more plug-ins.

Reason for Nomination: This website is still fairly new and the theme fits Starcraft perfectly. I am sure we have a lot of gamers here would like to find out more about Starcraft 2!

exes_slayer
21 Aug 2007, 13:31
Site Name: WebArea - Romanian Webmaster community

URL: http://www.webarea.ro

Description: Although the site is pretty new(4 months old) Webarea is a romanian webmaster community which contains topics/posts about programming/design/SEO and marketing guidelines. It is one of the few serious webmaster communities in romania where even beginner webmasters can seek help from expert users. Every user is just as much respected as the moderators/admins.

Reason for Nomination: I have the same dream as every vbulletin owner's dream which is to have a big and solid community with quality posts and spam reduced to minimum. In my opinion the moderating staff at webarea ar as active as they can get, around 25% of the daily posts are erased because they just don't fit the forum's standards. In my opinion my forum is pretty much unique in its way:the design is used on about two more sites(1 vbulletin(the guy who made the skin split) and 1 phpbb(a friend recoded the skin for phpbb). We have active revenue sharing on the forum and lots of mods are installed and lots of functions are powered by AJAX(we love ajax). Although the website is a webmaster community we like having fun and having a good time just like any person on earth, thats why users have the chance to change their moods, or post funny topics. The moderating team isn't too soft on the community but not too harsh either(we dont want the time spent on the forum be like in army)

guile09
21 Aug 2007, 19:37
Site Name:
NewsForum.com

URL:
www.NewsForum.com (http://www.NewsForum.com)

Description:
NewsForum.com is a fairly new community designed for discussion of all the latest news headlines and hot topics.

Reason for Nomination: Our goals are to bring several news sources and opinions together into one place so that all sides of a story can be heard, allowing members to draw their own conclusions.

We have tried to keep the design as simple and fast loading as possible, yet still keep the "news" theme intact.

wiredinoc
22 Aug 2007, 07:32
Site Name:
The FlyingGiants

URL:
www.FlyingGiants.com

Description:
Online community portal dedicated to the RC modeling enthusiast. Founded in 2006, we focus on bringing the best of modeling to our members through daily homepage article updates, event coverage, live webcasts, discussions, outstanding media, and realtime news. If there's something going on in modeling worldwide, you will find it -first- on FlyingGiants.com.

Reason for Nomination:
In 18 months we have seen our membership grow to 20k members with a current average of close to 1k posts per day and over 60GB of videos and photos for our community to enjoy. Extensive modification of VB core code, custom developed CMS, and tight integration with external content and design has set us apart from the common VB website. Our passion for the hobby and online camaradie will continue to the future, and we're constantly working on new ways to improve the site. Thanks for looking, and your consideration.

guile09
22 Aug 2007, 11:16
All seconded :

Site Name:
The FlyingGiants

URL:
www.FlyingGiants.com

Description:
Online community portal dedicated to the RC modeling enthusiast. Founded in 2006, we focus on bringing the best of modeling to our members through daily homepage article updates, event coverage, live webcasts, discussions, outstanding media, and realtime news. If there's something going on in modeling worldwide, you will find it -first- on FlyingGiants.com.

Reason for Nomination:
In 18 months we have seen our membership grow to 20k members with a current average of close to 1k posts per day and over 60GB of videos and photos for our community to enjoy. Extensive modification of VB core code, custom developed CMS, and tight integration with external content and design has set us apart from the common VB website. Our passion for the hobby and online camaradie will continue to the future, and we're constantly working on new ways to improve the site. Thanks for looking, and your consideration.

Site Name: Traders Laboratory

URL: www.TradersLaboratory.com

Description: A financial forum for active traders mainly dealing with derivatives.

Reason for Nomination: We have a ton of custom work done on the site. The system is a complete makeover of vbulletin with unique skin and look.

Site Name: Physics Forums
URL: http://www.physicsforums.com
Description: Science and Homework Help Community
Reason for Nomination: Could very well be the highest quality of discussion anywhere on the web. Virtually zero spam. 20+ Staff that is grad student level and above. Nearly 20,000 homework help questions worked though. Custom LATEX addon. It speaks for itself, again extremely high quality of discussion as we have a zero tolerance crackpot policy.

TruthElixirX
22 Aug 2007, 22:57
Site Name: Virtual American Airlines

URL: http://www.virtualaa.com

Description: Virtual American Airlines is a site dedicated to simulating real world American Airlines operations, by using Microsoft's Flight Simulator software to allow it's members (pilots) to fly scheduled AA flights and subsequently accumulate flight hours.

Reason for Nomination: We at Virtual American Airlines strive on quality and this is clearly apparent by the way we maintain and operate our website. But what really sets us apart from the rest of the Virtual Airlines in the flightsimming community is our family-oriented environment. We have been together as a "family" since the year 2000. We originally started out as a Virtual Airline named AirPUERTORICO.

We then went through some changes and transitions, but throughout all these years, we have stayed together. I really hope you guys enjoy our website. Like I said before, we are all about quality and putting out the best that we have to offer.

SECOND'D!

Modin
23 Aug 2007, 17:52
Site Name: BigSoccer - Share the Passion!

Site URL: http://www.bigsoccer.com (http://www.bigsoccer.com/)

Description: BigSoccer is the leading forum for soccer fans around the world. Now 12 years old we have over 100,000 registered users, serve 820,000 uniques a month, and served 20mm forum pages in June. Our members talk about every soccer club, league and tournament on earth. BigSoccer is one of the largest vB's, and one of the earliest, since the v1beta days.

Reason for Nomination: We relaunched our site just days before the end of last month's nominating process. It was a complete revamp, with major functionality extensions built in vB and vBadvanced. We've reskinned the site, built a personalized navigation tool that remembers your prefered state of which categories are open and closed, and added a "digg" tool, for both external links and internal threads. The new dynamic homepage makes use of Ajax and CSS, plus personalization, to give you an alternative view into the forums, or forum category, or forum itself. You now have an ability to sort by various measures of popularity (a mix of diggs, replies, views, and time) or last post time (ie latest threads), and the HP will remember your preference the next time you come back. This provides you a more intuitive insight into where the action is in the forums and allows people to find valuable and interesting content in areas of the site they might normally have noticed, due to our size and depth.

Seconded :)

Elber
27 Aug 2007, 16:25
Site name: Polski Support vBulletin [Polish vBulletin Support]
URL: http://vBulletin.net.pl/
Description: Unofficial Polish vBulletin Support forums.
Reason for Nomination: I just want to know what others think about the site (mostly the design), and also would like to advertise a wee bit, just to increase traffic ;) This is not first support board in Poland, but it's most professional so far (others are really bad). I think it will change the vBulletin scene in Poland, as we're quite nicely located on google and people do appreciate our support.

I second that board!

AyeCapn
28 Aug 2007, 09:30
Site Name: Blackbaud User Society

URL: www.blackbus.org/forum

Description: Officially the biggest unofficial group of users of Blackbaud fundraising software

Reason for Nomination: What started out as a simple discussion forum a year ago has blossomed into a pro-active software development and support advocacy group. Our members all work for non-profits and use the forum to get the most out of their Blackbaud software investment.

We feature a custom skin to match our Joomla and Pligg integrations, and a tendency towards hacks that encourage user participation and revisiting the site such as cyricx's Instant Email Notification, ChipIn donation widgets, and the vbGeek's Geek Gazette newsletter. We have embedded a demofuse.com site tour on the front page as well.

Blackbaud has about 15,000 clients and we have almost 10% of that clientbase in our membership.

curriertech
28 Aug 2007, 12:45
Site Name: Blackbaud User Society

URL: www.blackbus.org/forum

Description: Officially the biggest unofficial group of users of Blackbaud fundraising software

Reason for Nomination: What started out as a simple discussion forum a year ago has blossomed into a pro-active software development and support advocacy group. Our members all work for non-profits and use the forum to get the most out of their Blackbaud software investment.

We feature a custom skin to match our Joomla and Pligg integrations, and a tendency towards hacks that encourage user participation and revisiting the site such as cyricx's Instant Email Notification, ChipIn donation widgets, and the vbGeek's Geek Gazette newsletter. We have embedded a demofuse.com site tour on the front page as well.

Blackbaud has about 15,000 clients and we have almost 10% of that clientbase in our membership.

Seconded!

JonnyQuest
28 Aug 2007, 17:26
seconded.

Site Name: BigSoccer - Share the Passion!

Site URL: http://www.bigsoccer.com (http://www.bigsoccer.com/)

Description: BigSoccer is the leading forum for soccer fans around the world. Now 12 years old we have over 100,000 registered users, serve 820,000 uniques a month, and served 20mm forum pages in June. Our members talk about every soccer club, league and tournament on earth. BigSoccer is one of the largest vB's, and one of the earliest, since the v1beta days.

Reason for Nomination: We relaunched our site just days before the end of last month's nominating process. It was a complete revamp, with major functionality extensions built in vB and vBadvanced. We've reskinned the site, built a personalized navigation tool that remembers your prefered state of which categories are open and closed, and added a "digg" tool, for both external links and internal threads. The new dynamic homepage makes use of Ajax and CSS, plus personalization, to give you an alternative view into the forums, or forum category, or forum itself. You now have an ability to sort by various measures of popularity (a mix of diggs, replies, views, and time) or last post time (ie latest threads), and the HP will remember your preference the next time you come back. This provides you a more intuitive insight into where the action is in the forums and allows people to find valuable and interesting content in areas of the site they might normally have noticed, due to our size and depth.

gatorenvy
29 Aug 2007, 20:00
Site Name: Gator Envy
URL: www.gatorenvy.com (http://www.gatorenvy.com)
Description: University of Florida Gator sports discussion forum.
Reason for Nomination: This is the best looking Gator sports forum on the web. The site isn't even a year old and we have a solid membership. Along with the custom design, Gator Envy also has many created content pages and uses a dozen mods.

Nomar86
29 Aug 2007, 20:06
I second www.gatorenvy.com

VIPER-MAN
30 Aug 2007, 06:27
Site Name: BigSoccer - Share the Passion!

Site URL: http://www.bigsoccer.com (http://www.bigsoccer.com/)

Description: BigSoccer is the leading forum for soccer fans around the world. Now 12 years old we have over 100,000 registered users, serve 820,000 uniques a month, and served 20mm forum pages in June. Our members talk about every soccer club, league and tournament on earth. BigSoccer is one of the largest vB's, and one of the earliest, since the v1beta days.

Reason for Nomination: We relaunched our site just days before the end of last month's nominating process. It was a complete revamp, with major functionality extensions built in vB and vBadvanced. We've reskinned the site, built a personalized navigation tool that remembers your prefered state of which categories are open and closed, and added a "digg" tool, for both external links and internal threads. The new dynamic homepage makes use of Ajax and CSS, plus personalization, to give you an alternative view into the forums, or forum category, or forum itself. You now have an ability to sort by various measures of popularity (a mix of diggs, replies, views, and time) or last post time (ie latest threads), and the HP will remember your preference the next time you come back. This provides you a more intuitive insight into where the action is in the forums and allows people to find valuable and interesting content in areas of the site they might normally have noticed, due to our size and depth.

Site Name: Traders Laboratory

URL: www.TradersLaboratory.com

Description: A financial forum for active traders mainly dealing with derivatives.

Reason for Nomination: We have a ton of custom work done on the site. The system is a complete makeover of vbulletin with unique skin and look.

Second!!

Ohiosweetheart
31 Aug 2007, 04:07
Site Name: Gator Envy
URL: www.gatorenvy.com (http://www.gatorenvy.com)
Description: University of Florida Gator sports discussion forum.
Reason for Nomination: This is the best looking Gator sports forum on the web. The site isn't even a year old and we have a solid membership. Along with the custom design, Gator Envy also has many created content pages and uses a dozen mods.
Being a native Floridian, I'll gladly second this site. Very nicely designed.

SmashinYoungMan
31 Aug 2007, 15:39
Site Name: Physics Forums
URL: http://www.physicsforums.com
Description: Science and Homework Help Community
Reason for Nomination: Could very well be the highest quality of discussion anywhere on the web. Virtually zero spam. 20+ Staff that is grad student level and above. Nearly 20,000 homework help questions worked though. Custom LATEX addon. It speaks for itself, again extremely high quality of discussion as we have a zero tolerance crackpot policy.

I definitely second http://www.physicsforums.com. That forum has satisfied a lot of my intellectual curiosity over the past year or so of lurking.