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Danny.VBT
03 Apr 2008, 01:50
This is the nomination thread for Board of the Month of May 2008.

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

Nominations will be accepted until the 30th of April.

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:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sample Nomination
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 quote the nomination post you are seconding in your post (Use Multi-Quote Option if you are nomination multiple boards). 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!

Sim9
03 Apr 2008, 02:18
Site Name: Archive Entertainment Forums
URL: Forums.EditingArchive.com (http://forums.editingarchive.com)
Description: Forums of Archive Entertainment, an organization dedicated to Games, Anime, and Game Development. (A full description is available here (http://www.editingarchive.com/community/)).
Reason for Nomination:

#1 Reason: Awesome community of friendly members working on cool projects :)
Custom theme
Custom user registration system
Custom Anti-PM Spam System (contributed here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=148150))
Custom Wii Postbit (HOWTO tutorial contributed here (http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=133068))
Custom Project-Based Postbit and Role-Based Postbit Systems (example thread (http://forums.editingarchive.com/showthread.php?p=39701#post39701))
Custom point system (http://forums.editingarchive.com/archivepoints.php?id=1)
Custom item / shop system (http://forums.editingarchive.com/archiveitems.php)
Custom stock system (http://forums.editingarchive.com/archivestock.php)
Custom News Forum / Main Site News integration system
Arcade with a few custom games

veenuisthebest
03 Apr 2008, 03:37
Site Name: Tech555.com

URL: www.tech555.com (http://www.tech555.com)

Description: Your home for All the Tech Info You Need

Reason for Nomination:
Design and Layout:-
Tech555's layout, navigation and the way of content arranging is really catchy in order to make the user get what he wants. Ads are displayed just once with perfect color combination so that visitors may never be distracted.

Content and Relevancy:-
I believe that Content is God !! Tech555, being categorized as an Educational Website is exclusively dedicated to Technology discussion and it has all the required and necessary Forum categories, it being Mobiles, Computers, Programming, Web Development, Graphics and Designing etc.

Gallery and Gaming:-
The Picture Gallery and Arcade are simply an added fun to attract visitors, thus making Tech555 a home for every kind.

Keeping it Clean and Beautiful:-
Keeping colors darker but really simple and soothing to eyes and mind. Thus, keeping visitors stay longer.

Its passed not even a MONTH's time since I have bought the license and have already put in so many efforts day and night in understanding vBulletin and customizing according to USER's needs. However, the community is still lacking but already have over 230 members in a month and growing rapidly, thus proving Tech555 having a great potential.

You can even login to Tech555.com (http://www.tech555.com) with the following details and feel like home ;) :-
Username:- test
Password:- testing

Thank You

EWGF
03 Apr 2008, 09:16
Why no nominations for may 2008?

Marco van Herwaarden
03 Apr 2008, 09:22
I guess Danny did not get enough coffee (or too much). Corrected.

3arab-hero
03 Apr 2008, 09:33
Site Name: 3arab-Hero forums
URL: http://www.3arab-hero.com/vb
Description: Arabic General Forums Created in 2006.
Reason for Nomination: Design: It has A nice simple Style And A Great Header Also The sPeed of the forum.

deezelpope
03 Apr 2008, 11:33
Site Name: The Bad Girl Jammie Club!
URL: http://badgirljammieclub.com/
Description: The Bad Girl Jammie Club (BGJC) is a drama-free, community-based website, store, and forum dedicated to those brave souls who prefer to stay in their pajamas all day long, drinking coffee, while making new friends, relaxing, and having fun!
Reason for Nomination: We've got a new, customized look! The Bad Girl Jammie Club is a "drama-free" community, a fact which the staff and members are very proud of, and have every intention of keeping as such. Because of copyright laws, the BGJC is a not-for-profit website, and all profits on items in the store, a benefit to our users, will go to charity. We are currently talking to the several foundations to see who will be the recipient of the funds. **NEW Members every day! Join in the fun!** :up:

nexialys
03 Apr 2008, 14:06
Site Name: The Bad Girl Jammie Club!
URL: http://badgirljammieclub.com/

I second this one...

i owe her nothing, i just like the site... l)

oh, btw, where are the naked chicks ?

Shane
03 Apr 2008, 14:14
Site Name: Battlestar Forums
URL: http://www.battlestarforum.com
Description: Battlestar Discusstion Forum
Reason for Nomination: There are many Battlestar forums on the web, however we try to stand out as one of the better forums using vB and incorporating a lot of the show's elements into the design. We are also a very tight community, so were not as large as most sites where quaility is not maintained.

Reinhart
03 Apr 2008, 15:41
Site Name: Nintendo World Forum
URL: http://www.wiipals.net/Forum/
Description: Nintendo Wifi Discussion
Reason for Nomination: Layout is very clean and appealing. Multiple mods and template customizations unique to this site. Check out the modifications to the postbit as well as the member profiles and member list with regards to user "friend code" distribution.
I try to keep it clean and limit the number of ads (compared to some other gaming forums out there sheesh!) Weve even created (by hand) our own "Wifi Hub" for Nintendo-ites to play in! Live flashchat has about 40 users in it at any given time and we're gaining over 1000 members/month (3400 last month :) ) Check out our community and Id appreciate any feedback!

Feel free to login to test the site out!

Login: testing
Pass: testing

PS: Im running 3.6.9 for those of you who haven't upgraded yet.. all of the mods and template customizations seen on the site run fine with it so dont be too afraid to upgrade! (Just FYI) :)

Brandon Sheley
03 Apr 2008, 15:55
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out *** Advertising removed ***

thanks
-Brandon

Merrillizer
03 Apr 2008, 16:40
Site Name: The Marsh Marauders

URL: http://www.marshmarauders.org/forums

Description: NH area fishing, hunting & sportsman website and online community.

Reason for Nomination: Small and regional, but original graphics, content & resources. Loads of customization and modifications for members. Too many Mods to list! Custom theme/image edits. Throw an underdog a bone! One time, one time! lol. Thanks :D

Wizardjv
03 Apr 2008, 16:51
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon

I second this one...Its a very helpful site and has great information.

Thomas P
03 Apr 2008, 16:55
Site Name: MCSEboard.de MCSE Forum
URL: www.MCSEboard.de
Description: German Windows Server & IT Pro Community
Reason for Nomination:

Relaunch in March 2008
Fast Server
Unique Design
7 years old, 800 000 Postings (Big Board), max 1600 concurrent users
Microsoft Community Partner (CLIP)
Home of 4 resident Microsoft MVPs, other MVPs visit frequently


Yes, we are in german - but this shouldn't be a downer ;)

SEOvB
03 Apr 2008, 17:00
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon

I second vBulletinSetup, awesome site and information there!

Magnumutz
03 Apr 2008, 17:30
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com (http://www.vbulletinsetup.com) and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon
I second it, great resources and support.

Yogesh Sarkar
03 Apr 2008, 20:07
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon
Seconded, fantastic forum :)

Michael Biddle
04 Apr 2008, 00:19
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com (http://www.vbulletinsetup.com) and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon

Seconded.

atcspaul
04 Apr 2008, 00:43
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon

awesome site and definatly has my vote!

MR-2ZZ
04 Apr 2008, 05:18
Site Name: Yorkiechat.net
URL: http://www.yorkiechat.net/forum/index.php
Description: Donation based Yorkieshire Terrier Community. Website has only been up for a month and already has a steadily growing membership base as well as great integrated modifications. Currently running VB 3.7 RC2 with many hacks including vBtube, vBclassifieds for auctions, ibproarcade, and many more. Many great styles that are W3C certified and very original! Fun community with a fun base of members.
Reason for Nomination: This site is a great example of using all the great new features of vBulletin 3.7 and the amazing modifications released by the members here at vB.org and modified for site use by administration. Also, the site has a very fun and easy to navigate interface! Very fun site that is thinking outside the forum box and more into the community/social networking box.

Just wanted to note we are on our 1 month anniversary and have just passed 225 Members 24,000 Posts, and over 50 donating members!

Playa82
04 Apr 2008, 13:00
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 start a big Graphic Community, and it was a hard way to make the site how it looks like now. i know, there are a lot of gfx sites out there, but i want to be the best.

Shazz
04 Apr 2008, 13:58
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon

Seconded...
This is going to be a tough month for anyone to enter now :o

valdet
05 Apr 2008, 00:35
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com (http://www.vbulletinsetup.com) and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon

two thumbs up for this one; great resource for vb geeks :)

MoT3rror
05 Apr 2008, 01:26
Site Name: Combat Arenas
URL: www.combatarenas.com
Description: Competitive Online Gaming Site
Reason for Nomination:
Design: Clean and professional use of VB. They've customized their template almost as much as you can.

Content: They've gone the extra step and made their site a one stop shop for online gaming. Current gaming news, a great community and a custom built ladder system help to bring their site a step above the rest.

The site has been open about a month and already they have close to 1500 users, and only growing more each day. The site claims to have been made by users for users and thus far they have only proved that motto. While there may be many online gaming sites, Combat Arenas look to be heading straight to the top with new partnerships including but not limited to Blitzcast, LagTV and the sponsoring of some of gamings top clans.

Those partnerships have enabled them to offer their users content others cannot, and the sponsoring of clans shows their commitment to the gaming community as a whole.

Greek76
05 Apr 2008, 05:16
Site Name: vBulletin Setup
URL: http://forum.vbulletinsetup.com
Description: A vBulletin site devoted to helping webmaster optimize their search results in search engines.
Reason for Nomination: We added a new brand to the whole site, check out www.vbulletinsetup.com and http://directory.vbulletinsetup.com

thanks
-Brandon

I second this site...

njoker555
05 Apr 2008, 14:19
Site Name: Gamers-Forum.com

URL: www.gamers-forum.com (http://www.gamers-forum.com)

Description: Great Video Games forum with over a 1000 members and nearing 60,000 posts. Have been up for over a year and a half having installed over 2 dozen working modifications from vb.org

Reason for Nomination: we have come far in the past year and a half and I believe this forum of mine deserves some glory, no better place than vb.org :)

FallenMorgan
05 Apr 2008, 17:19
Site Name: Imperial Gaming
URL: www.imperial-gaming.net
Description: Imperial Gaming is a site devoted to PC gaming. We may have contests once we get some steady members.
Reason for Nomination: I have revamped the site a bit, because for a while it was dead. I use many vb mods.

linesider
06 Apr 2008, 13:55
Site Name: The Marsh Marauders

URL: http://www.marshmarauders.org/forums

Description: NH area fishing, hunting & sportsman website and online community.

Reason for Nomination: Small and regional, but original graphics, content & resources. Loads of customization and modifications for members. Too many Mods to list! Custom theme/image edits. Throw an underdog a bone! One time, one time! lol. Thanks :D


Seconded - Throwing a bone for a fellow Anglah! :up:

i156
07 Apr 2008, 03:21
Site Name: USA Carry
URL: http://www.usacarry.com/forums/
Description: Concealed Firearm Information & Resources
Reason for Nomination:

* Started in Sept. 2007
* Custom Design
* Fast Server
* 7 Months old and has over 2500 members, 20k posts
* Normally between 700-1200 people at a time

Jasem
07 Apr 2008, 12:12
Site Name: NOKIA MIDDLE EAST FORUMS

URL: http://www.menokia.com/vb

Description: For all the latest in Nokia mobile phone handsets, music downloads accessories software Games Application, guides and mobile support

Reason for Nomination: Characterized our forum Balbasath and classical in design, but we have an outstanding team in the programming and modify applications and Mobile Games and translated into Arabic, in addition, the Forum is open to visitors, including the download attached files

slmoney
07 Apr 2008, 17:04
Site Name: Themes4BB.com Forums
URL: http://www.themes4bb.com/forum
Description: Forum for BlackBerry Themes and Multimedia
Reason for Nomination:
Launched July 2007
Forum is hosted on a VPS
Fast Growing Board, over 45,000 members. Membership growing at a rate of 200+ members a day.
Currently we host the largest number of Free Themes for the BlackBerry Device.

pokesph
08 Apr 2008, 23:18
Site Name: thePokeCommunity
URL: http://www.pokecommunity.com
Description: PokéCommunity is an open community designed to provide a common meeting place for all fans of anything Pokémon, so they can discuss, comment, and explore the realm of Pokémon with fellow fans, forging new friendships along the way.
Reason for Nomination: Well ran and updated forum that is constantly growing. Over 30 custom, one of a kind styles, custom and vB.org mods, and more. A top destination for the fans we serve. (in top 400 at big-boards.com)

comments?
please second (and third, :p) us.

EvilChicken
10 Apr 2008, 20:29
Site Name: TripleChat.com | Plug in :: Play On
URL: www.triplechat.com
FOURM URL: www.triplechat.com/forums
Description: TripleChat has just recently popped into the scene of Gaming sites around the net but unlike others, this site is a bit different. I strive for User Happiness, let me explain. See, when you join this site and its forums, you automatically become part of the site. Your input does not go unnoticed! Everything you say is read over by me or my amazing staff on these forums. So unlike other sites, we improve when you asking to improve. If you want to chat about gaming, then the odds are that we will have a chat about gaming in 24 minutes or less. If you want a cookie, we will laugh a little and tell you to go find a phone book and order a cookie. But that is my point, we will help you!

It isn’t such a matter of great news sources…ok it is a bit, but the fact is we are a great community here to intrigued you and let you in on some insight in the gaming world. Forget all thoughts of huge gaming sites where one comment you make may become a huge flame war. Instead, hang out here with the little big guy.

Another great thing about TripleChat is our Bigger sister site, TripleTags.com. This site has been nothing but our support throughout the launch and even up till now. SectionZ and his team have done a great job in helping and even linking to our site and forums and without them, this site would not be here. So if you ever see or talk to them, thank them!

Reason for Nomination: TripleChat's reason for nomination is simple, the members on the forum have gave me nothing but pats on the back. I know I shouldn't brag but it is hard to when they have been my driving force for this website! Graphics, features, videos, downloads, gaming news, and some random things are the handful of things that I offer and I am always ready to add another word to that list. I am always working on improvements and small edits to the forum to allow for better flow.

I built this site and I have never been happier!

Thanks, EC :D

Shouzen
10 Apr 2008, 22:01
Site Name: OnePieceLine Forums
URL: www.onepieceline.com/forums (http://www.onepieceline.com/forums)
Description: A Disussion forum for the anime/manga One Piece. OnePieceLine Forums is part of the main website, OnePieceLine.
Reason for Nomination:

Custom Theme
Very Organized Forum Sections
Great Community
Great Staff

uk-sims.com
11 Apr 2008, 01:14
Site Name: uk-sims
URL: www.uk-sims.fw.nu
Description: free simcards and chat
Reason for Nomination: because its a new site and looks good

GuaRRand
11 Apr 2008, 14:12
Site Name: GLCOTI.com
URL: www.glcoti.com
Description: Social Gamers site with occasional hamsters
Reason for Nomination: GLCOTI is on one hand a typical forum. No real fancy graphics and extreme layouts. Its a forum and it doesnt pretend to be anything else. but on the other hand, it has alot of addons installed, but large and small.
Try to find and enjoy them all! :)
P.S. if you dont like the default Theme/skin, select one of the 4-5 others at the bottom of the site.

hollyboy
12 Apr 2008, 16:08
Site Name: Interfans.org
URL: http://www.interfans.org (http://www.interfans.org/forum)
Description: Interfans.org is a big community about FC INTER. The fans there share their thoughts for Ibrahimovic, Crespo, Cruz, Zanetti, Materazzi, the coach Mancini and the President Moratti. Every game there is a topic for live comments and once the game is finished you can vote the best player of the match
Reason for vote: we have recently redesigned the skins and reached 47.000 registered members

christian8a
13 Apr 2008, 07:51
Site Name: MyLs1.com

URL: http://www.myls1.com

Description: This could be probably the 5th time I submit but we keep changing our desing and for the first time I think this is it. The one we were looking for so take look at it and we also have extra features as Gifts for members same way as facebook type of application.

Chris___

SEOvB
16 Apr 2008, 03:00
Site Name: Search Engine Optimization Talk
URL: http://seovb.com/discussion
Description: SEO Talk provides internet users a place to gather and discuss strategy and changes in the search engine optimiation world.

Reason for Nomination: Offical Launch date was April 15th 2008, with a highly customized theme. While our memberbase maybe small still, we also offer loads of good information any webmaster can use.

wicked80
16 Apr 2008, 05:02
Site Name: CricFever

URL: http://www.cricfever.com

Description: CricFever is a website for cricket fans all around the globe. CricFever provides the latest cricket videos, cricket forums, cricket groups,blogs and lot's more.

Reason for Nomination: We would like to know how we are going and how we can improve our site more for the 10k+ users.Thanks for time and consideration.

Magnusson2u
18 Apr 2008, 13:52
Site name: S14.net

URL: http://www.s14.net/forums/index.php

Description: S14.net is a website devoted to BMW's "Most Winningest Tour Car," The E30 M3
(Production 1886-1992). Our main goal is to unite and educate our international membership.
Though we suffer the same frustrations as any website, we have a zero banning policy for our
membership. We are a not for profit site, with zero banner ads, and totally funded by our members.

Reason for Nomination: We wanted to celebrate and share our visual voice with the community
that has assisted in it's development. The add-ons and template modifications allow us to achieve an
appearance and set of functions that we would never be able to
create by ourselves (well beyond our imagination) . "We're car guys."

Good Luck!

kjhkjh
21 Apr 2008, 06:47
Site Name: London Student Forums

URL: http://www.LondonStudent.co.uk

Description: London Student Forums is the online meeting place for students at over 30 universities across London (as well as the several hundred colleges, academies and even English language schools). By many approximations thats a niche target audience of over 300,000 students across London, UK.

We help students to buy, sell and trade text books, as well as find student housing and jobs.
There are individual university forums which are starting to thrive with discussion by attending students and potential students who may still be at high school, but who are wanting help to choose a university. At LondonStudent.co.uk they can just ask their questions in the forums.

One of the coolest mods/hacks to the board is a FREE SMS text message service. Registered users can send a FREE text message to their friends anywhere in the world. This does have a cost to the website (because messages are sent via an sms gateway service provider) but we allow a quota of text messages each day (see the FREE SMS icon at the top right of the London Student Forums website)

Other nice features are the arcade and the London events calendar which is starting to thrive.


Reason for Nomination: This board is truly unique in that it's focus is on students in London, UK - and students across the world who may be thinking of coming to London to study. We have a nice niche and are happy to be filling a void where over 300,000 students weren't previously being covered under a single site.

The style and layout of the site is also unique. The header used across all pages including the custom pages is very different to the usual vBulletin skins and headers. Please take a look and hopefully you'll see us fit for nomination :)

Our classifieds are starting to draw in many people looking to list their items. LondonStudent.co.uk has recently had a face list and it would be great if someone would second this nomination - it would be a nice boost for me and all the other mods who have been working very hard recently - and it would build on the momentum since our redesign and relaunch.

Thanks and good luck !

atrljoe
21 Apr 2008, 14:43
Site Name: ATRL.net
URL: http://www.atrl.net
Description: An interactive music community built on the #1 fan site for MTV's TRL, where you can discover and share the latest news, charts, and videos, discuss topics, read and create blogs, make requests on personal music countdowns, and participate in tournaments.

Reason for Nomination: We have put thousands of hours of making the styles, custom hacks, file edits, and other tweak to bring together the perfect place for music fans to get together and talk about anything and everything. We started out as a small site with less than 100 active users and now have almost 1000 active users with just over 5000 users registered. Today our members are proud to be a member of the site. Originally we based around the MTV show TRL, and have grown to expand a wide variety of music, movies, and current events. Even prior to the release of Vbulletin Blog we created our own way to blog, and have made several enhancements to the vbulletin code that works beautifully. The Styles alone have taken many man hours of careful tweaking and changing to bring a visually pleasing style that all users love. With different colors to choose from anyone can choose what ever color they want.

Thanks

tschai
21 Apr 2008, 18:58
Site Name: VoetbalPortaal.nl
URL: VoetbalPortaal.nl (http://www.VoetbalPortaal.nl)
Description: Exclusive Dutch-Turkish soccerforum. It's a niche forum actually. It's about football/soccer in Dutch, mainly by and for Turkish people... speaking Dutch. Go figure!
Reason for Nomination: Exclusive, Unique...and balls!

Why VoetbalPortaal.nl (http://www.VoetbalPortaal.nl) stands out of the crowd? Top 10 reasons:

Original and unique: the 'clean and fresh' template is fully custom and is made in sparetime. Almost every button, icon and other grafx is customized aka replaced by a famfamfam (http://famfamfam.com/)-icon.
Exclusive: free registration, but you're expected to fully participate. We dare to choose for quality instead of quantity!
Delicate balance besteen Web 2.0 and old-skool-forum: I wanted all the Web 2.0 goodies, my members were just happy with vBulltein default install
Ad-free: for logged in users, that is...
Dymamic headers: every (sub)forum has it's own forumheader
Iconized: Every category has it's own slik and distinguising icon
Optimal (re-)use of navbits: on forumhome and vBA, the navbar is reserved for a banner
SEO'd: actually only manually, without vBSEO of ZOINT SEO
vB-Optimized: every unused whitespace and built-in function (like forumjump) stripped
A 'clean and healthy' community: on regular basis we clean up our userbase. No-posters, double-accounts and pain in the asses are removed. That's why our record was just 300 users and we've kicked out a bunch of them!


Links to some pages:
Main page/vBadvanced portal (http://www.voetbalportaal.nl/)
Forumhome (http://www.voetbalportaal.nl/forum)
Hall of Fame: the Awards page (http://www.voetbalportaal.nl/forum/awards.php)
A random topic (http://www.voetbalportaal.nl/forum/misc.php?do=lucky)

PS: The Beta in the version number is not a Web 2.0 feature; it's really in beta and it's not perfect at all...yet!

PS: The site is currently only optimized for Firefox...

Pinten1337
22 Apr 2008, 21:33
Site Name: Nordisk.nu
URL: http://www.nordisk.nu/
Description: Portal for nordic culture, identity and tradition

Reason for Nomination: Offical Launch date was April 18th 2007. Really nice portal

funrun
23 Apr 2008, 15:46
Site Name: Heroscapers.com
URL: www.heroscapers.com (http://www.heroscapers.com/community/index.php)
Description: The Heroscape board game's semi-official fan site
Reason for Nomination: I said "semi-official" because we did such a good job with this site that Wizards of the Coast (big-time board game company) is working with us to make our site the place for Heroscape fans online, as evidenced by 4 of their employees being officially-recognized site members (purple usernames).

Take one glance at the link and you will understand the list of customizations would be too long to write down, but here are some major ones:
Professional-looking custom graphic theme, post icons, and page layout that is consistent throughout all areas of the site (blog, calendar, etc.). Also important to note our branding compliments the branding of the board game the site is dedicated to, without infringing on the board game's copyrighted material.
Converted and merged 5 separate databases into 1 unified log-in VB site* (formerly was phpBB, Coppermine, WordPress, a separate downloads database, and separate Calendar database)!
Auto-rotating header image displays a fresh image every time a new page is loaded.
Custom design and functionality of the templates controlling the global and forum navigation bars, postbit, header, footer, and all major areas of the site.
"Wide" page layout template option lets users choose a fixed or dynamic width page without loss of the professional graphic look.
Custom BBcodes added to embed YouTube videos, Flash, and a "spoiler alert" box that automatically hides your text until the user clicks a button to show the spoiler.
Entire site is run and operated by volunteers; no one was paid for the hundreds of hours that went into making this a custom VB site!!!
*This vB version of the previous site was launched Apr. 13, 2008.

Ciderhelm
24 Apr 2008, 22:55
Site Name: TankSpot
URL: http://www.tankspot.com/forums/
Description: TankSpot is a World of Warcraft niche fansite which covers MMO tanking and guild management.
Reason for Nomination: Clean, unique design and navigation; integration of a variety of popular modifications.

SHANE-D-PAIN
25 Apr 2008, 17:52
Site Name: Teen Forums
URL: http://www.teenageforums.com
Description: Online Teen Peer Advice and Discussion Community
Reason for Nomination: The fact that the sole purpose of the website being that it offers a place for Teens to look for solace in each other?
The Design.
Functionability

StonePilot
25 Apr 2008, 19:39
Site Name: GMTruckClub.com
URL: www.gmtruckclub.com
Description: Peer-to-peer Automobile enthusiast community
Reason for Nomination: It's been a pleasure to run this site for nearly 4 years.


User to user support is great, everyone pitches in from fidning parts to wiring diagrams.
No drama or flaming - just hasn't been an issue here. Everyone is treated with respect.
Dramatic growth. Site has quadrupled in the past year.
Using native vBulletin capabilities to establish strong community.
Great looking style and formatting!

Chewy954
25 Apr 2008, 21:14
Site Name: Cheating Network

URL: http://CheatingNetwork.net

Description: Cheating Network is your best source online to get free stuff from cash to prizes with little to no work. We attempt to cheat at every site possible to take advantage off in any way that we can.

Reason for Nomination:

We are unique!
Not many sites in this particular niche!
Active forum and growing!
Great community!
We help you benefit!


Thanks
-Chewy

BrandiDup
25 Apr 2008, 23:37
Site Name: TheWomanHood
URL: http://thewomanhood.com
Description: a website for women
Reason for Nomination: I believe our website has come a long way since I first started it, due to the sheer dedication I have to see it grow and thrive. I've tried to make it as easy to navigate and user friendly as possible, bold but bright colors that are easy on the eyes but appeal to most women, we have a recipes database, blogs, monthly contests, a fairly small but very strong and loyal member base. I'm extremely proud of how far it's come, especially given that I'm now managing two sites and three kids ;)

iogames
26 Apr 2008, 05:56
Since I'm Pro-Women I vote/support http://thewomanhood.com

Chadi
28 Apr 2008, 00:27
Site Name: Talk Jesus
URL: www.talkjesus.com (http://www.talkjesus.com)
Description: True Christian Website, 100% Scripture Based
Reason for Nomination:

Talk Jesus is a very clean forum, no advertisements anywhere and not cluttered. It is completely organized, fast loading pages, well moderated and 100% sincere to its purpose which is: discussions of the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ (GOD) and preaching the truth as told by Scripture. There is no room to allow for personal religious/own version of GOD and the Holy Bible. It does not allow for debates, therefore refraining from being hypocritical of its sole purpose.

The forum is very friendly, honest, edifying. There are over 200+ arcade games all family friendly/kid safe as well. A lot of great features including personal journals, prayer events, hundreds of testimonies of miracles performed by GOD in people's personal encounters, complete online Bible, bible dictionary, colorful high quality Scriptural maps, a high quality live chat room that is actually stable on high number of concurrent chatters.

The forum is very active, nearly 11,000 members and on average 150 posts per day.

ringleader
28 Apr 2008, 22:42
Site Name:
Mingle.ie

URL:
www.mingle.ie (http://www.mingle.ie)

Description:
Social Networking and Dating in Ireland

Reason for Nomination:

I can't really code, but managed to build this with chewing gum and sticks proving that anyone can.
It has everything it needs modded, and nothing more.
It only launched today ;)

readjono
29 Apr 2008, 10:50
Site Name: Unofficial Mills
URL: www.unofficialmills.co.uk
Description: A fansite for UK radio station BBC Radio 1 and DJ Scott Mills.
Reason for Nomination: A friendly community which receives regular mentions on national radio but receives no payment from the BBC. It's clean looking design, teenagers are it's priority, no one is paid for working on the website, and it offers a huge archive of downloads dating back from 2005. Forum members regularly turn up each afternoon to talk about the Scott Mills show too. Adverts are quite to a minimum and we try to incorporate a variety of vB.org hacks to keep visitors happy and busy!

Ohiosweetheart
30 Apr 2008, 00:09
Site Name: Talk Jesus
URL: www.talkjesus.com (http://www.talkjesus.com)
Description: True Christian Website, 100% Scripture Based
Reason for Nomination:

Talk Jesus is a very clean forum, no advertisements anywhere and not cluttered. It is completely organized, fast loading pages, well moderated and 100% sincere to its purpose which is: discussions of the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ (GOD) and preaching the truth as told by Scripture. There is no room to allow for personal religious/own version of GOD and the Holy Bible. It does not allow for debates, therefore refraining from being hypocritical of its sole purpose.

The forum is very friendly, honest, edifying. There are over 200+ arcade games all family friendly/kid safe as well. A lot of great features including personal journals, prayer events, hundreds of testimonies of miracles performed by GOD in people's personal encounters, complete online Bible, bible dictionary, colorful high quality Scriptural maps, a high quality live chat room that is actually stable on high number of concurrent chatters.

The forum is very active, nearly 11,000 members and on average 150 posts per day.

I'll second this nomination. I love this site!