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Roms
05 May 2010, 03:52
This is the nomination thread for Board of the Month of June 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 4th June 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!

vexxy
06 May 2010, 06:57
Site Name: BytesIn
URL: http://www.bytesin.com
Description: "Your Software & Hardware Source: News, Reviews, Discussions & Support"
Reason for Nomination: Based on vBulletin 4.x / Clean Design / Custom Styling / Professional Content / Great Community

nando99
07 May 2010, 21:26
Site Name: BytesIn
URL: http://www.bytesin.com
Description: "Your Software & Hardware Source: News, Reviews, Discussions & Support"
Reason for Nomination: Based on vBulletin 4.x / Clean Design / Custom Styling / Professional Content / Great Community

:up: seconded...

OurCouponHome
09 May 2010, 16:05
Site Name: Our Coupon Home
URL: http://www.ourcouponhome.com
Description: Website to help members learn to save money using coupons
Reason for Nomination: There are so many coupon websites out there but we pride ourselves in being more than just a coupon/deal site. We want our members to feel comfortable enough that they can talk about all aspects of their lives (whether it be parenting, recipes, or just to talk.)

TableSpoon
13 May 2010, 22:11
Site Name: De.crypt.in
URL: http://de.crypt.in
Description: De.crypt.in is an up-and-coming security community that focuses on helping secure the web through responsible disclosure, while helping others learn the basics of internet security.
Reason for Nomination:
Awesome custom theme / Helpful Staff / vBulletin 4.x / one-of-a-kind approach to security

Additionally, I reported the CSRF in the Downloads II mod, which is now fixed. :D

DigitalDark
14 May 2010, 16:05
Site Name: EmuDigital
URL: http://www.emudigital.net (http://www.emudigital.net)
Description: this is a online comunity where you can talk about everything you want. We make original thigs like cheats for games, remakes, fandubs etc... So everyone can participate and enjoy.
Reason for Nomination:
A really worked custom theme, positive changes since his creation and users very very active. I think that could be interesting for people on the internet.

StarBuG
14 May 2010, 16:27
Site Name: Patientenfragen.net... wir haben die Antworten (Patient questions ... we have the answers)

URL: http://www.patientenfragen.net (http://www.patientenfragen.net/en/) (English Version)

Description:
Patientenfragen.net is a community for patients to ask medical questions. Medical personal like doctors, nurses and paramedics as well as other patients try to answer the questions. It is also a place to share stories and talk about medical and non medical topics.

Reason for Nomination:
Our community is very friendly and open minded. You'll feel part of the family right from the start. Medical personal spends a lot of their spare time to help people in need and to answer your questions. We have some custom mods that make the usability easier and since a few month now we are also available in English thanks to automatic Google translation. This means you can read the German entries in English without doing anything and write your questions in English and German people will see your question in German. Also the forum is very clearly structured and not stuffed with hundreds of sub forums where you get lost in the void.

JacquiiDesigns
14 May 2010, 22:14
Site Name: EmuDigital
URL: http://www.emudigital.net (http://www.emudigital.net)
Description: this is a online comunity where you can talk about everything you want. We make original thigs like cheats for games, remakes, fandubs etc... So everyone can participate and enjoy.
Reason for Nomination:
A really worked custom theme, positive changes since his creation and users very very active. I think that could be interesting for people on the internet.

I'll second EmuDigital. Nice job on integrating the wordpress with vBulletin. A lovely sleek design.

Site Name: WaltDisneyBoards.com
URL: WaltDisneyBoards.com (http://www.WaltDisneyBoards.com)
Description: Forum-based site discussing all things related to the Walt Disney Company. From Mickey Mouse to the Theme Parks to Pixar movies, all is discussed.
Reason for Nomination: Debuting a new style created recently and some tweaking of the hundreds of modifications and customizations on the site. :D

I love what you've done with the new That1Design style Arny!
Seconded.

Site Name: Masked Crusader
URL: www.maskedcrusader.com
Description: Masked Crusader is online MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) buying, selling, and trading community for games like World of Warcraft, Aion, Runescape, etc.
Reason for Nomination:

* 4 completely customized skins that people can choose from. Head over to the sidebar to the Quick Style Chooser and pick your accent color!
* Use Wordpress blogging system on the site. The theme has been completely customized to make it look nothing like nothing Wordpress (can be found at http://www.maskedcrusader.com/blog). Also created custom sidebar box on vBulletin to pull the latest Blogs from Wordpress.
* Custom feedback system that allows Trust Who Verified members to leave a positive, neutral, or negative rating for a user. The feedback that a user leaves for another user can be edited any time in the future in the event that something in the rating needs to be updated.
* Completely custom Donator system with access to a shoutbox, color coded user titles (not usernames), a donator icon that displays on both the threadbit and postbit, and is an ad-free setup!
* Custom phone verification script that calls the user with a code and the user has to enter it into the website. This modification incorporates a Paypal hook so that the user can pay for the service.
* Custom association system with something called Trust Who. A user registers, and if he or she is a Trust Who member, they just enter their e-mail address. From there, we do a pull from Trust Who's API and find out if the user is truly verified. Verified users are shown by a black/white Trust Who logo image in the threadbit and postbit.
* The sidebar is completely custom. Does not use any modification here on this site. The latest threads box and top posters are both custom coded to allow for optimized querying.

A nomination will greatly help to aid in pushing us in the right direction towards competing with the other top dogs in the RMT (Real Money Trading) market!
One of the nicer darker themes I've seen. Love the color selector options. I'd recommend you remove the "register to view content" modification because after viewing 2 non-forum pages - I could see basically nothing else.

Anyway - very nice customizations ==> Seconded :)

Ray2khax
16 May 2010, 01:07
Site Name: We RuNn ThiS
URL: www.clanwrt.com
Description: Official website for the ever growing clan network website. WRT short for (We RuNn ThiS) is a upcoming LAN event clan and online gaming competitor. We have some upcoming teams which will be attending some MLG (Major League Gaming) events within this year. And we strive on youngest & brightest talent in gaming.

Reason for Nomination: The website itself is custom built, Using the ever popular vBulletin as it's community backbone WRT defiantly stands our from it's competitors. And strives for a user friendly and enjoyable environment. We have many features now, and will keep offering much more. such as Podcasts every week.

DarkGizmo
16 May 2010, 01:11
Site Name: We RuNn ThiS
URL: www.clanwrt.com
Description: Official website for the ever growing clan network website. WRT short for (We RuNn ThiS) is a upcoming LAN event clan and online gaming competitor. We have some upcoming teams which will be attending some MLG (Major League Gaming) events within this year. And we strive on youngest & brightest talent in gaming.

Reason for Nomination: The website itself is custom built, Using the ever popular vBulletin as it's community backbone WRT defiantly stands our from it's competitors. And strives for a user friendly and enjoyable environment. We have many features now, and will keep offering much more. such as Podcasts every week.

I second this

Ian Cunningham
16 May 2010, 17:11
Site Name: Living Reefs

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

Description: Reef Aquarium discussion forums, providing help and information to everything related to saltwater aquariums.

Reason for Nomination: This is a heavily customised vBulletin install, featuring many unique features:
Custom coded CMS using vBulletin
Species Database plugin created
Custom designed templateMost importantly, we hope that Living Reefs is a friendly place to be, where all reef aquarium enthusiasts are able to ask questions and discuss the hobby, no matter what their experience level. :)

mavherzog
18 May 2010, 21:09
Site Name: geekhack
URL: geekhack.org (http://geekhack.org)
Description: Geekhack is the number one English-speaking keyboard enthusiasts site in the world. We are a global community that appreciates quality computer input devices.
Reason for Nomination: Two great custom themes (light and dark), integrated wiki with tons of great info, vendor forums, modifications forum, reviews, sound clips...geekhack has it all. And, NO ADS!! :)

BirdOPrey5
18 May 2010, 21:13
Site Name: JUOT.net (Joe's Ultimate Off Topic)
URL: http://www.juot.net/forums
Description: A mainly off topic (general discussion) forum.
Reason for Nomination: JUOT AKA "The Last Exit on the Internet" was born in June 2008 after the popular JeepsUnlimited.com website decided to ax their entire off-topic section, responsible for half its total traffic. Today with nearly 1,000 members, a quarter of which are active, we have over three-quarter-million posts. The main forum is "Off Topic" which you must register to see or post. There are a number of on-topic forums that are public as well as some off-topic forums besides the main that can be viewed. The styles are fairly basic but each subforum has it's own icon and there is a custom navbar with icons. For those that prefer there are faster loading 'basic' and 'very basic' themes, along with a dark theme, a mobile-PDA text based theme, and it is also Tapatalk compatible for mobile devices. We have implemented the Gameroom and an extensive arcade, forum store, among other add ons. We also have some very unique banner ads in the rotation, including my favorite, "Wolf Shirt Depot". ;) Oh and the main reason is we this smiley... https://www.vbulletin.org/forum/external/2010/05/8.gif Full Military Power!!! (no images allowed... sigh)

vics
19 May 2010, 15:22
Site Name: I-BMW.com
URL: http://www.I-BMW.com (http://www.emudigital.net/) (CMPS); Main Forum Index Here (http://www.i-bmw.com/index.php)
Description: Since 1998 (originally Domino software as I worked @ Lotus Dev. Corp) and as of 2005, VB 3.5.4, this is the largest online BMW Kbike specific community in existence, comprised of 12,000+ very active motorcycle enthusiasts facilitating rallies and camaraderie world wide.

Reason for Nomination:
I founded it, believe this banner free, solely member supported community looks pretty slick considering none of us are programmers and believe it represents a decent look at what one's capable of producing with VBulletin.org member support :)

BirdOPrey5
20 May 2010, 23:14
Site Name: Living Reefs

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

Description: Reef Aquarium discussion forums, providing help and information to everything related to saltwater aquariums.

Reason for Nomination: This is a heavily customised vBulletin install, featuring many unique features:
Custom coded CMS using vBulletin
Species Database plugin created
Custom designed templateMost importantly, we hope that Living Reefs is a friendly place to be, where all reef aquarium enthusiasts are able to ask questions and discuss the hobby, no matter what their experience level. :)

Seconded.

ArnyVee
21 May 2010, 13:12
Site Name: WaltDisneyBoards.com
URL: WaltDisneyBoards.com (http://www.WaltDisneyBoards.com)
Description: Forum-based site discussing all things related to the Walt Disney Company. From Mickey Mouse to the Theme Parks to Pixar movies, all is discussed.
Reason for Nomination: Debuting a new style created recently and some tweaking of the hundreds of modifications and customizations on the site. :D

mikey1991
21 May 2010, 17:43
Site Name: ReMiX Forumz
URL: ReMiXForumz.com (http://remixforumz.com/forum.php)
Description: ReMiX Forumz is a Music news and Remix community. Remixes and news items are submitted by our members. You can also Download music for free and legally as parts of competitions and based on points for posting and activity.
Reason for Nomination: We have a great little community, the key word being 'little', we're looking to grow, and I'm putting alot of work into it, so a BOTM win would be awesome for us.

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Site Name: WaltDisneyBoards.com
URL: WaltDisneyBoards.com (http://www.WaltDisneyBoards.com)
Description: Forum-based site discussing all things related to the Walt Disney Company. From Mickey Mouse to the Theme Parks to Pixar movies, all is discussed.
Reason for Nomination: Debuting a new style created recently and some tweaking of the hundreds of modifications and customizations on the site. :D

Seconded, when are you throwing legendaryrockers into the mix, arny? :p

Chroder
21 May 2010, 17:49
Site Name: ReMiX Forumz
URL: ReMiXForumz.com (http://remixforumz.com/forum.php)
Description: ReMiX Forumz is a Music news and Remix community. Remixes and news items are submitted by our members. You can also Download music for free and legally as parts of competitions and based on points for posting and activity.
Reason for Nomination: We have a great little community, the key word being 'little', we're looking to grow, and I'm putting alot of work into it, so a BOTM win would be awesome for us.

2nd

Azhrialilu
21 May 2010, 18:02
Site Name: ReMiX Forumz
URL: ReMiXForumz.com (http://remixforumz.com/forum.php)
Description: ReMiX Forumz is a Music news and Remix community. Remixes and news items are submitted by our members. You can also Download music for free and legally as parts of competitions and based on points for posting and activity.
Reason for Nomination: We have a great little community, the key word being 'little', we're looking to grow, and I'm putting alot of work into it, so a BOTM win would be awesome for us.

seconded:)

Rahstyles
25 May 2010, 23:26
Site Name: Rahstyles.com- Illest forum on the Net!
URL:http://www.rahstyles.com
Description: Illest forum on the net
Reason for Nomination: Because ........ 1 life 1 love

bozonessinc
26 May 2010, 02:16
Site Name: Chat Ripple
URL: http://chatripple.com
Description: General Chat / Off-Topic Forum
Reason for Nomination: Creates a place for people to just hangout.

jamesyfx
30 May 2010, 03:24
Site Name: Explosiv Forums
URL: http://www.explosiv.co.uk/forum/
Description: A social network for with enough scope that non-gamers can participate too. Constant stream of gaming news, reviews and other articles, and a friendly community.
Reason for Nomination: Highly customised vBulletin 3.8.5 installation, right down to templates, phrases, emoticons, graphics and other modifications. WordPress integration (plus a consistent design spanning across Wordpress, Phpfox 2 and vBulletin 3). It basically has all the features of Facebook, and then some.

Thanks.:up:

Speedy2000
31 May 2010, 12:48
Site name: TechLife Zone
URL: http://www.techlifezone.com
Description: A nice and friendly community for discussing the latest Hardware, Software, Home Entertainment and Games. Also reviewing the latest products.
Reason for Nomination: We're a small and friendly community wanting to grow. The board has a clear skin and great lay-out, making it easy to navigate and looks attractive. Getting nominated will help our great board grow :)

merk_aus
31 May 2010, 12:56
Site Name: Explosiv Forums
URL: http://www.explosiv.co.uk/forum/
Description: A social network for with enough scope that non-gamers can participate too. Constant stream of gaming news, reviews and other articles, and a friendly community.
Reason for Nomination: Highly customised vBulletin 3.8.5 installation, right down to templates, phrases, emoticons, graphics and other modifications. WordPress integration (plus a consistent design spanning across Wordpress, Phpfox 2 and vBulletin 3). It basically has all the features of Facebook, and then some.

Thanks.:up:

Definately seconded, the best one I have seen for months!

barathsriram
31 May 2010, 13:36
Site name: TechLife Zone
URL: http://www.techlifezone.com
Description: A community for discussing the latest Hardware, Software, Home Entertainment and Games. Also reviewing the latest products.
Reason for Nomination: We're a small community wanting to grow. The board has a clear skin and great lay-out, making it easy to navigate and looks attractive. Getting nominated will help our great board grow :)

Seconded :)

daveaite
01 Jun 2010, 02:32
Site name: TechLife Zone
URL: http://www.techlifezone.com
Description: A nice and friendly community for discussing the latest Hardware, Software, Home Entertainment and Games. Also reviewing the latest products.
Reason for Nomination: We're a small and friendly community wanting to grow. The board has a clear skin and great lay-out, making it easy to navigate and looks attractive. Getting nominated will help our great board grow :)

Seconded

Rich_Princess
01 Jun 2010, 08:17
Site name: TechLife Zone
URL: http://www.techlifezone.com
Description: A nice and friendly community for discussing the latest Hardware, Software, Home Entertainment and Games. Also reviewing the latest products.
Reason for Nomination: We're a small and friendly community wanting to grow. The board has a clear skin and great lay-out, making it easy to navigate and looks attractive. Getting nominated will help our great board grow :)


Seconded

Masked Crusader
01 Jun 2010, 17:38
Site Name: Masked Crusader
URL: www.maskedcrusader.com
Description: Masked Crusader is online MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) buying, selling, and trading community for games like World of Warcraft, Aion, Runescape, etc.
Reason for Nomination:

* 4 completely customized skins that people can choose from. Head over to the sidebar to the Quick Style Chooser and pick your accent color!
* Use Wordpress blogging system on the site. The theme has been completely customized to make it look nothing like nothing Wordpress (can be found at http://www.maskedcrusader.com/blog). Also created custom sidebar box on vBulletin to pull the latest Blogs from Wordpress.
* Custom feedback system that allows Trust Who Verified members to leave a positive, neutral, or negative rating for a user. The feedback that a user leaves for another user can be edited any time in the future in the event that something in the rating needs to be updated.
* Completely custom Donator system with access to a shoutbox, color coded user titles (not usernames), a donator icon that displays on both the threadbit and postbit, and is an ad-free setup!
* Custom phone verification script that calls the user with a code and the user has to enter it into the website. This modification incorporates a Paypal hook so that the user can pay for the service.
* Custom association system with something called Trust Who. A user registers, and if he or she is a Trust Who member, they just enter their e-mail address. From there, we do a pull from Trust Who's API and find out if the user is truly verified. Verified users are shown by a black/white Trust Who logo image in the threadbit and postbit.
* The sidebar is completely custom. Does not use any modification here on this site. The latest threads box and top posters are both custom coded to allow for optimized querying.

A nomination will greatly help to aid in pushing us in the right direction towards competing with the other top dogs in the RMT (Real Money Trading) market!

mikey1991
05 Jun 2010, 01:47
When's the poll up? ;)

Roms
06 Jun 2010, 02:23
Have the poll up by tomorrow, I have the flu. :(