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Roms
02 Feb 2010, 14:32
This is the nomination thread for Board of the Month of March 2010.

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



Let me reiterate the rules for this thread:

Only post nominations or seconds, no chatter.
All seconds are to be placed in 1 post, with a max of 3.
All seconds should include the word "second" or "+1".
All posts must be in English.Please abide by these rules or your post will be removed.


Nominations will be accepted until the 28th of February 2010.

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:


Originally Posted by Sample Nomination Site Name: vBulletin.org
URL: www.vbulletin.org (http://www.vbulletin.org/) - 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 Roms or an administrator.

Best of luck to all nominees!

Speysider
02 Feb 2010, 15:00
In that case:
Site Name: The HPC Forums
URL: http://forum.hpcommunity.co.uk/
Description: The newest addition to the Harry Potter Forums (several are dying out :()
Reason for Nomination: This is my own forum that I have coded myself. I have added several likeable features that make the forum more like Harry Potter and I have set up a system of house common rooms.

Much of the forum is customised =]
I have recently added a CMPS portal, so the link was updated.

Ian Cunningham
02 Feb 2010, 16:06
Site Name: Windows 7 Forums

URL: www.w7forums.com (http://www.w7forums.com)

Description: Discussion forum and tutorial database for the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft.

Reason for Nomination: We've created a custom CMS for the Windows 7 Forums website (an example is our articles section (http://www.w7forums.com/windows-7-articles-f14.html)), which is completely plugin based and includes features such as category pages, commenting, thumbnailing and inline editing. There are plenty of other additional products and modifications installed on this site to enhance the user experience.

Our community has thrived and grown very quickly since the release of the Windows 7. We're a friendly and helpful forum, and being nominated for BoTM would help us expand even more in to one of the primary resources for Windows 7 information.

PhilG
03 Feb 2010, 03:49
Site Name: Electro Tech Oneline
URL: www.electro-tech-online.com (vb 4.0)
Description: Electronics forum
Reason for Nomination: This site is running vb4 and has a quality style customized to suit.

Ohraz
03 Feb 2010, 04:10
Site Name: Electro Tech Oneline
URL: www.electro-tech-online.com (vb 4.0)
Description: Electronics forum
Reason for Nomination: This site is running vb4 and has a quality style customized to suit.

seconded

Drareg
03 Feb 2010, 11:59
Site Name: wfc Foto Beeld
URL: http://www.wfcfotobeeld.com
Description: Amature/pro photographers online club with forum and gallary, Dutch based site
Reason for Nomination:New 3.8.2 design for our Dutch photographers board and gallery

Hasann
03 Feb 2010, 13:25
Site Name: Windows 7 Forums

URL: www.w7forums.com (http://www.w7forums.com)

Description: Discussion forum and tutorial database for the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft.

Reason for Nomination: We've created a custom CMS for the Windows 7 Forums website (an example is our articles section (http://www.w7forums.com/windows-7-articles-f14.html)), which is completely plugin based and includes features such as category pages, commenting, thumbnailing and inline editing. There are plenty of other additional products and modifications installed on this site to enhance the user experience.

Our community has thrived and grown very quickly since the release of the Windows 7. We're a friendly and helpful forum, and being nominated for BoTM would help us expand even more in to one of the primary resources for Windows 7 information.

SECONDED

I don't like vB4 Forums so my vote goes to v7forums :D

Drareg
03 Feb 2010, 13:55
Originally Posted by Ian Cunningham
Site Name: Windows 7 Forums

URL: www.w7forums.com

Description: Discussion forum and tutorial database for the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft.

Reason for Nomination: We've created a custom CMS for the Windows 7 Forums website (an example is our articles section), which is completely plugin based and includes features such as category pages, commenting, thumbnailing and inline editing. There are plenty of other additional products and modifications installed on this site to enhance the user experience.

Our community has thrived and grown very quickly since the release of the Windows 7. We're a friendly and helpful forum, and being nominated for BoTM would help us expand even more in to one of the primary resources for Windows 7 information.

Seconded...

samuelflo
03 Feb 2010, 16:30
Site Name: Flo-2

URL: http://www.flo-2.com/

Description: Graphic Design / Art Critique Community.

Reason for Nomination: Helping artists to do their best. Flo2 is dedicated to it's members and offer great feedback on their art. Flo2 is here to support artists of all kind.

DirtyLude
03 Feb 2010, 23:44
Site Name: Electro Tech Oneline
URL: www.electro-tech-online.com (vb 4.0)
Description: Electronics forum
Reason for Nomination: This site is running vb4 and has a quality style customized to suit.

second

Marco van Herwaarden
04 Feb 2010, 11:10
The submission of the site milon4.com was not according to our rules and the nomination and seconds have been removed from the BOTM.

goblues
06 Feb 2010, 04:57
Site Name: St Lou Life
URL: http://www.stloulife.com/ (http://www.stloulife.com)
Description: A discussion forum dedicated to the best city In America, St Louis, Mo. (Biased ;))
Reason for Nomination: I have had many forums over the years and my dedication to this site is second to none. We are very young but have already come a long way in building a member base by having local celebs signing up and local news outlets "following" us.

MOGmartin
06 Feb 2010, 12:17
Site: SEO Forums
URL: http://seoforums.org
Description: A new forum dedicated to all things SEO - aimed at beginner to intermediate search optimization. Owned by MOGmartin (me) a full time SEO for a large corporation.
Reason for Nomination:
Its wholly built on vb4+
Ive built a custom wordpress theme to match,
and a custom smarty based CMS for the free SEO tools.
Im also incorporating Video onto the site
its running several custom MODs for seo,
including the fuzzy seo booster that was launched on vb.org -
I may release the other custom mods over the course of this month,
depending on feedback!

thanks for your consideration!

Mrquarter2
07 Feb 2010, 13:59
Site Name: QuarterX
URL: www.quarterx.org
Description: My RuneScape Private Server website and forums for my game. It has a huge user base and a lot of fun things to do, with some modifications.
Reason for Nomination: The website is a fun place to be, edited a lot, and a huge user base.

daveaite
08 Feb 2010, 08:00
Site Name: BuyPoe Network
URL: http://buypoe.com
Description: A fun, tight-nit online video game community.
Reason for Nomination: Our community has just turned 1 years old, Three days ago was our 1 year aniversary, were 4800 members strong, and very active. Unique style and running vBulletin 4.0.1

JVCode
08 Feb 2010, 08:41
Site Name: BuyPoe Network
URL: http://buypoe.com
Description: A fun, tight-nit online video game community.
Reason for Nomination: Our community has just turned 1 years old, Three days ago was our 1 year aniversary, were 4800 members strong, and very active. Unique style and running vBulletin 4.0.1

Second.

cloferba
08 Feb 2010, 13:34
Site Name: BuyPoe Network
URL: http://buypoe.com
Description: A fun, tight-nit online video game community.
Reason for Nomination: Our community has just turned 1 years old, Three days ago was our 1 year aniversary, were 4800 members strong, and very active. Unique style and running vBulletin 4.0.1

second! :)

Drareg
08 Feb 2010, 14:04
Site Name: Flo-2

URL: http://www.flo-2.com/

Description: Graphic Design / Art Critique Community.

Reason for Nomination: Helping artists to do their best. Flo2 is dedicated to it's members and offer great feedback on their art. Flo2 is here to support artists of all kind.


Seconded

varsityhero
09 Feb 2010, 07:20
Site Name: SupJustin
URL: www.supjustin.com (http://www.supjustin.com)
Description: Music website
Reason for Nomination: Running v4 with a custom CMS/forum layout. Never would think it's running on vBulletin.

InsomniacP
09 Feb 2010, 12:30
Site Name: All Gamers Community (Just changed from MW2forum)
URL: http://www.mw2forum.co.uk/index.php
Description: A gaming forum for all gamers from any format and game preference to express there views on the latest games and to help like minded people over the age of 18 to meet up online.
Reason for Nomination: We have just made the transition from a Modern Warfare 2 gaming site to all games, our member base is very strong and committed.. And if we where to win this it would be a great to tell them all about the achievement and to show all there hard work posting and be dedicated to one site has paid off..

ps2wiz
09 Feb 2010, 13:22
Site Name: BuyPoe Network
URL: http://buypoe.com
Description: A fun, tight-nit online video game community.
Reason for Nomination: Our community has just turned 1 years old, Three days ago was our 1 year aniversary, were 4800 members strong, and very active. Unique style and running vBulletin 4.0.1

second

testbot
09 Feb 2010, 19:12
Site Name: AMP Productions
URL: http://forum.ampprod.com
Description: An online community of music lovers.
Reason for Nomination: We have 100+ music lovers online at almost all times. We're currently running 4.0.1 and have made some great customizations. If you love music then this is a forum for you! :)

vividbreeze
10 Feb 2010, 15:01
***VBULLETIN 4.0 CUSTOM DESIGN***

Site Name: Truck Mount Forums

URL: http://www.truckmountforums.com/forum.php

Description: Truck Mount Forums specializes in providing carpet cleaning equipment information and resources for carpet cleaning business, carpet cleaning marketing and how to guides for water and fire restoration as well as tile cleaning and hard surface restoration.

Reason for Nomination:
I have posted the site in the vb.org review section and look what people are already raving about: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=232184 - Also on a side note I owe my success to the entire Vbulletin.com/.org Admins/Mods/Members because of using this software we have only been open to the public for a year and couple months and have had over 5,800+ people register on the forum and over 15,000 monthly uniques for a Carpet Cleaning/Disaster Restoration bulletin board, this has surpassed 2 of the worlds largest news related sites in the carpet cleaning and restoration industry! We have tried to go a different route on the design of the website to make it more cleaner and easier to navigate for the end user. Thank you everyone and we wish you guys much success for 2010 and beyond!!

raistlinthewiz
10 Feb 2010, 16:13
Site Name: dvoturk.com
URL: http://www.dvoturk.com
Description: Turkish massive multiplayer gaming forum & site
Reason for Nomination: We incorporated our own CMS built on kohana framework on top of VB4 forums & cms. It fully integrates with VB4 cms, forums, a gallery script and a wiki script. There are more than +5000 members and the sites is around 6 months old.

TalkTemplate
10 Feb 2010, 23:17
Site Name: TalkTemplate
URL: http://www.TalkTemplate.com
Description: User Based vBulletin Skin Forum and Marketplace.
Reason for Nomination: Our community is very new with several enthusiastic members. *** Promotional text removed ***

thunder_sti
11 Feb 2010, 15:38
Site Name: Boricua-Racing
URL: www.boricua-racing.com
Description: For all types of Cars, Racing, Girls, Watersports, International and Domestic Motorsports, Tech-support. Basically the perfect place to relax before-during and after the big race.
Reason for Nomination: Customized board, running vb3.7.3 with mods. Not the typical car forums we are all used to see. The one and only very unique.

spipo
11 Feb 2010, 22:40
Site Name: Maxi Console
Site URL: http://www.maxiconsole.com/forum.php
Description: Community forum about Video games and consoles
Reason for Nomination: wanted to have a good community about games and consoles which try to attract the maximum possible of gamers and take a place on games forum network .

GrossKopf
14 Feb 2010, 19:33
Site Name: Forward Line of Own Troops - An Online Gaming Community
URL: http://flotgaming.net
Description: A forum and community dedicated to online gaming with a special focus on the Battlefield and Left 4 Dead series.
Reason for Nomination: I've worked extensively to make my community's forums stand out from the standard vbulletin community with custom content and adaptations of mods found on this site. My community members help a great deal to make our site more appealing with custom graphics and by assisting in the testing and customization of mods.

DigitalDark
14 Feb 2010, 22:21
Site Name: emudigital.net
URL: www.emudigital.net
Description: General discussion, movies, games, images, online tournaments, emulation etc...
Reason for Nomination: I think that the design is cool. Everyone can share everithing. Custom style and very active users. It was created in August 2009 and now it is comming big...

fogjuice
16 Feb 2010, 00:49
Site Name: Atheist Discussion Forum
URL: http://atheistdiscussion.com (vB 4.0)
Description: A friendly place for atheists, skeptics, agnostics, humanists to talk, chat, and make friends.
Reason for Nomination: A very unique forum with a friendly community. Many fun mods installed.

bingocaller
19 Feb 2010, 08:29
Site Name: Addictive Hobby
URL: http://addictivehobby.com/forums
Description: Community for artists and designers.
Reason for Nomination: There are huge art communities out there, and its so hard to compete against them- but we try our best and our community is a friendly and helpful place to come and meet new friends and have your little bit of stage.
We recently released our new main site & have styled the forum to match the design.

Brew
24 Feb 2010, 04:42
Site Name: Forward Line of Own Troops - An Online Gaming Community
URL: http://flotgaming.net
Description: A forum and community dedicated to online gaming with a special focus on the Battlefield and Left 4 Dead series.
Reason for Nomination: I've worked extensively to make my community's forums stand out from the standard vbulletin community with custom content and adaptations of mods found on this site. My community members help a great deal to make our site more appealing with custom graphics and by assisting in the testing and customization of mods.

Seconded

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Site Name: St Lou Life
URL: http://www.stloulife.com/ (http://www.stloulife.com)
Description: A discussion forum dedicated to the best city In America, St Louis, Mo. (Biased ;))
Reason for Nomination: I have had many forums over the years and my dedication to this site is second to none. We are very young but have already come a long way in building a member base by having local celebs signing up and local news outlets "following" us.

Seconded

Azhrialilu
24 Feb 2010, 15:12
Site Name: Admin Extra
URL: http://adminextra.com/forum
Description: Discussion & Resources for Online Community Administrators
Reason for Nomination: There are quite a few admin-related forums out there on the net, but I personally think that none of them offer quite the range of graphic resources, knowledgeable coders, fantastic interviews/articles and sheer friendliness of the memberbase that we do! :D

Mythotical
24 Feb 2010, 15:24
Site Name: Admin Extra
URL: http://adminextra.com/forum
Description: Discussion & Resources for Online Community Administrators
Reason for Nomination: There are quite a few admin-related forums out there on the net, but I personally think that none of them offer quite the range of graphic resources, knowledgeable coders, fantastic interviews/articles and sheer friendliness of the memberbase that we do! :D

Seconded

Menewsha
25 Feb 2010, 03:36
Site Name: Menewsha

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

Description: Large avatar community

Reason for Nomination: We have a number of distinctive modifications made to our site, some imported and modified, others completely custom made. We have a full custom made avatar system, custom gold solution, trade system, shopping system and over 6,000 hand pixeled items. On the backend our email system handled FBL reports, the email system has been modified to allow for sending 50,000+ emails per hour for newsletters and we have detailed mod productivity reports. Our email unsubscription system is almost unheard of any vBulletin site. We've developed our own custom flash games for the site. We created our own system to greet and encourage new users to introduce themselves. Our signup process is completely custom coded and allows for extensive referral tracking. We run a heavily modified live topic system, have a wallpaper download section. The site currently has 75,000 members with over 7 million posts with an average of 5,000 new threads a month. With all of this we even have SMS and Paypal based contributions to the site using our own custom modifications. Our site is without a doubt one of the most heavily modified vBulletin powered boards out there.

seajay
25 Feb 2010, 04:03
Site Name: TalkTemplate
URL: http://www.TalkTemplate.com
Description: User Based vBulletin Skin Forum and Marketplace.
Reason for Nomination: Our community is very new with several enthusiastic members. *** Promotional text removed ***

Seconded

Shelley_c
25 Feb 2010, 14:03
Site Name: Admin Extra
URL: http://adminextra.com/forum
Description: Discussion & Resources for Online Community Administrators
Reason for Nomination: There are quite a few admin-related forums out there on the net, but I personally think that none of them offer quite the range of graphic resources, knowledgeable coders, fantastic interviews/articles and sheer friendliness of the memberbase that we do! :D

Seconded.

poolking
25 Feb 2010, 14:06
Site Name: Admin Extra
URL: http://adminextra.com/forum
Description: Discussion & Resources for Online Community Administrators
Reason for Nomination: There are quite a few admin-related forums out there on the net, but I personally think that none of them offer quite the range of graphic resources, knowledgeable coders, fantastic interviews/articles and sheer friendliness of the memberbase that we do! :D

Seconded.

HondaATC
26 Feb 2010, 20:07
Site Name: 3WHeeLeR WoRLD
URL: www.3wheelerworld.com (http://www.3wheelerworld.com)
Description: Forums, Brochures, Technical assistance, Specifications, and more for three-wheeled ATVs.
Reason for Nomination: Full vBulletin 4.0 suite, with customized skin (By me) several template edits on the forum to clean up and simplify the look (Removed posting rules on the bottom of pages, display options, etc) A few modifications. Site is extremely active, nearly 16,000 members, top of it is niche. Online since 1999, featured in numerous niche related magazines, and other types of media. Members from all over the world including the US, Canada, numerous European countries, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, and others.

ChopSuey
28 Feb 2010, 03:00
Site Name: Admin Extra
URL: http://adminextra.com/forum
Description: Discussion & Resources for Online Community Administrators
Reason for Nomination: There are quite a few admin-related forums out there on the net, but I personally think that none of them offer quite the range of graphic resources, knowledgeable coders, fantastic interviews/articles and sheer friendliness of the memberbase that we do! :D

Seconded.

Astyanax
28 Feb 2010, 10:38
Site Name: BuyPoe Network
URL: http://buypoe.com
Description: A fun, tight-nit online video game community.
Reason for Nomination: Our community has just turned 1 years old, Three days ago was our 1 year aniversary, were 4800 members strong, and very active. Unique style and running vBulletin 4.0.1

Seconded.

Roms
01 Mar 2010, 21:05
Nominations have closed and will be added to the poll later today.