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BirdOPrey5
01 Nov 2011, 12:03
This is the nomination thread for Board of the Month of November and December 2011.

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





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 31st of December 2011 (close to midnight... close means +/- HOURS. YES, I WILL CLOSE AND GET TO IT AS "SOON" AS I CAN (Like when they have to type that code in the tv show "LOST" this is some serious stuff here!!!)

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.

IMPORTANT inqueries regarding the BOTM Contests should be sent via PM to Roms, BirdOPrey5, or an Administrator.

XiTCLUB
01 Nov 2011, 22:46
Site Name: XiTCLUB
Site URL: http://www.xitclub.com/
Description: IT Learning & Entertainment Forum
Reason for Nomination: 13k+ Members, 4k+ Daily Unique Visitors. We are providing unique video tutorials in URDU. & best place for entertainment. spreading information free of cost. & we have developed many free vBulletin templates for vBulletin users..

omniqix
05 Nov 2011, 06:43
Site Name: Pizzastic.com
URL: http://www.pizzastic.com/forum/
Description: Forums for talking about Food 'n Pizza
Reason for Nomination: Because everyone loves Food and Pizza! and because of the cool pizza theme.

robotnjik
06 Nov 2011, 13:42
Site Name: Xbox Republika
URL: http://www.xboxrepublika.com
Description: Website and forum dedicated to Xbox platform fans and gamers
Reason for Nomination: Largest Balkan's Xbox gaming community with increasing popularity, unique content, helpful staff and tons of useful guides, tutorials and information. Lot of customizations done on forum and vb cms.

Lazorbeam
15 Nov 2011, 14:32
Site Name: The Consortium
URL: http://www.consortium.stormspire.net
Description: Forum/community focused on gold-making in World of Warcraft. 4k uniques/day.
Reason for Nomination: Easily the largest WoW gold and professions community. Free, super friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Mounds of information for all types of gamers. Heavily customized theme, custom template mods and more.

byalik
16 Nov 2011, 02:42
Site Name: Legal Help
Site URL: http://LegalHelp.org/
Description: Legal Help for Consumers
Reason for Nomination: The website uses a customized version of a vbulletin paid theme and many parts of the site have duplicated the design even though it is running on wordpress. This site replicates one of the largest sites in the legal field, lawyers.com using mostly vbulletin.

Switch3130
16 Nov 2011, 20:09
Site Name: Wrestling Smarks
URL: http://wrestlingsmarks.com/
Description: WrestlingSmarks is not a wrestling news site, we are a wrestling views site. We want to hear your thoughts on everything wrestling related from WWE, RAW, Smackdown and NXT to TNA iMPACT! and more.
Reason for Nomination: We've worked hard to get this forum where it's at, it has an awesome staff, multiple customized skins for members to choose from, exclusive wrestling discussion, growing every day!

esquiree
20 Nov 2011, 13:33
Site Name: Windows Phone Forum
URL: http://www.windowsphoneboard.com
Description: Windows phone discussion board
Reason for Nomination: Windows phone is becoming new trend. This website is for people who likes to know everything about windows phones

fassy4u
21 Nov 2011, 20:50
+1 awesome

Site Name: XiTCLUB
Site URL: http://www.xitclub.com/
Description: IT Learning & Entertainment Forum
Reason for Nomination: 13k+ Members, 4k+ Daily Unique Visitors. We are providing unique video tutorials in URDU. & best place for entertainment. spreading information free of cost. & we have developed many free vBulletin templates for vBulletin users..

BMR
22 Nov 2011, 05:03
..+1

Site Name: Wrestling Smarks
URL: http://wrestlingsmarks.com/
Description: WrestlingSmarks is not a wrestling news site, we are a wrestling views site. We want to hear your thoughts on everything wrestling related from WWE, RAW, Smackdown and NXT to TNA iMPACT! and more.
Reason for Nomination: We've worked hard to get this forum where it's at, it has an awesome staff, multiple customized skins for members to choose from, exclusive wrestling discussion, growing every day!

Silviu
22 Nov 2011, 12:38
Site Name: ComputerGames Forum
URL: http://forum.computergames.ro
Description: Computergames.ro was launched in 1998 and since then it has been the biggest video games portal in Romania.
Originally the site was mainly concentrated on editorial content, but later on we started to provide bandwidth for video games related downloads which made us today one of the first ten Romanian websites.
Reason for Nomination: ComputerGames.ro forum is a meeting place for almost 60.000 people daily

Marvin Hlavac
26 Nov 2011, 12:23
Site Name: Laptop GPS World

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

Description: GPS Navigation for Computers, Laptops, Tablets

Reason for Nomination: vb3.8.x optimized for speed. Unneeded features removed. Many files removed or combined/inlined. Minimum http requests (home page only 3 http requests, forum sections 2 http requests). Extremely minimalistic style, all unnecessary page elements have been removed from pages. Google Webmaster Tools reports average page load time 1.2 seconds (some popular review threads reaching 0.7 seconds).

Max Taxable
26 Nov 2011, 13:44
Site Name: Laptop GPS World

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

Description: GPS Navigation for Computers, Laptops, Tablets

Reason for Nomination: vb3.8.x optimized for speed. Unneeded features removed. Many files removed or combined/inlined. Minimum http requests (home page only 3 http requests, forum sections 2 http requests). Extremely minimalistic style, all unnecessary page elements have been removed from pages. Google Webmaster Tools reports average page load time 1.2 seconds (some popular review threads reaching 0.7 seconds).+1 for this, the speed of it and the total lack of requests needed to load the pages is impressive. Here's what it looked like to webpagetest.org:

http://www.webpagetest.org/result/111126_ST_2A95D/1/details/

Scored 99/100. Excellent.

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+1 for this one, nice and clean and style well done.

Site Name: Chat about Cars
URL: www.chataboutcars.com
Discription: forum for all things automotive.
Reason for Nomination: simple yet complex site for people to get together and talk about their same interest - cars. We have tapatalk installed, along with a garage where people can show of their cars. We aren't just considered "users" we are family.

Thank you.
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And also +1 for this one:

Site Name: Windows Phone Forum
URL: http://www.windowsphoneboard.com
Description: Windows phone discussion board
Reason for Nomination: Windows phone is becoming new trend. This website is for people who likes to know everything about windows phones

Max Taxable
27 Nov 2011, 14:13
Site Name: US Messageboards - "Where the Cool Kids Play"

URL: http://usmessageboards.com

Description: Totally spam, advert and donation solicitation free, open topic message boards.

Reason for nomination: Heavily modified but stays with v3.8, unique custom styles and all the toys, bells and whistles, and a good community atmosphere. New board, growing fast. Tapatalk and also mobile skin enabled.

Marvin Hlavac
27 Nov 2011, 16:10
Site Name: US Messageboards - "Where the Cool Kids Play"

URL: http://usmessageboards.com

Description: Totally spam, advert and donation solicitation free, open topic message boards.

Reason for nomination: Heavily modified but stays with v3.8, unique custom styles and all the toys, bells and whistles, and a good community atmosphere. New board, growing fast. Tapatalk and also mobile skin enabled.

+1

Clean looking, and loads fast (Cloudflare CDN helps). I'm really surprised how fast the site loads, especially the home page, since you have added quite a few modules on the top, on the right, and on the bottom. Nice work.

preemz10314
29 Nov 2011, 18:57
Site Name: Digital Brass
URL: http://digitalbrass.net
Description: Clean, Serious forum about the xbox 360 console and discussions.
Reason For Nomination: Custom one of a kind theme, large member base, helpful and respectful gaming community. 15K + members.

Roms
01 Dec 2011, 18:00
Due to the lack of seconds to nominations this thread will remain open until December 31st. The poll at that time will cover November and December.

Thank you

omniqix
03 Dec 2011, 02:15
Site Name: Sociopets.com
URL: http://www.sociopets.com/forum/
Description: Forum for owners of regular, exotic, and weird pets :X
Reason for nomination: Not many forums where the owners of pet snakes, monkeys, cockroaches, Bats. Llamas, Piranhas and Skunks can get togehter and chat

enginethatcan't
05 Dec 2011, 02:55
Site Name: Chat about Cars
URL: www.chataboutcars.com
Discription: forum for all things automotive.
Reason for Nomination: simple yet complex site for people to get together and talk about their same interest - cars. We have tapatalk installed, along with a garage where people can show of their cars. We aren't just considered "users" we are family.

Thank you.

acorndomains.co
06 Dec 2011, 11:54
Site Name: Acorn Domains
URL: www.acorndomains.co.uk
Description: UK Domain Name Forum

LuDawgs
12 Dec 2011, 04:41
Site Name: LuDawgs.com
URL: http://www.ludawgs.com
Description: Sports handicapping forum. Create or participate in member sponsored $ contests, send & receive $ tips through a 2 click integrated PayPal process for your insight (look at postbit for the PayPal integration). Money sent without ever leaving a forum thread. Think of the money being sent as a "thanks" or a gift. It's a tip. No fees, so if you send someone 25 cents, they receive 25 cents in their account.

jimsflies
13 Dec 2011, 14:29
Site Name: CaptiveReefs
URL: http://www.captivereefs.com
Description: CaptiveReefs is a site to help you become a successful coral reef keeper. Learn about reef aquarium setup and tank maintenance and share the passion for coral and marine fish.
Reason for Nomination: Lots of customizations. This month we have a custom holiday theme running.

zacs2k
13 Dec 2011, 21:18
MOD EDIT - PROCEED WITH CAUTION, VIRUS WARNINGS ON SITE. DO NOT VISIT WITH AV PROTECTION! (AS OF 12/31/11)

Site Name: St. Louis Golf Network
URL: http://www.forums.stlgolf.net
Description: This is a Golf forum for people who live in the St. Louis area, they can talk golf, get great deals, find golf tournaments, make tee times online, among other things.
Reason for Nomination: I made this forum a year ago and after it failed due to lack of experience, I worked very hard and re-did the entire thing a few months ago and started marketing it last week. In the past 6 days 21 people have signed up on it.

SN1PERCITY
18 Dec 2011, 11:21
Site Name: Xtreme_Renegades
URL: www.xtremerenegades.com
Description: Where gamers can learn more than just playing games.
Reason for Nomination: To recognize gamers all over the world!

tanerokutan
27 Dec 2011, 22:05
Site Name: gsfans.org
URL: http://www.gsfans.org
Description: Galatasaray Fan Page
Reason for Nomination: Best Galatasaray platform

RSNF
28 Dec 2011, 02:16
Getting a virus warning when going to look at your site.....You may want to look into this. My Kaspersky anti virus picked it up.



Site Name: St. Louis Golf Network
URL: http://www.forums.stlgolf.net
Description: This is a Golf forum for people who live in the St. Louis area, they can talk golf, get great deals, find golf tournaments, make tee times online, among other things.
Reason for Nomination: I made this forum a year ago and after it failed due to lack of experience, I worked very hard and re-did the entire thing a few months ago and started marketing it last week. In the past 6 days 21 people have signed up on it.

leftanalog
28 Dec 2011, 17:50
Site Name: LeftAnalog
URL: http://leftanalog.net/
Description: Website for fans of First Person Shooters
Reason for Nomination: Simple design, great community. Videos, Userguides, and fun can be read and seen in various locations.

ricki09
01 Jan 2012, 16:51
+1 awesome

Site Name: XiTCLUB
Site URL: http://www.xitclub.com/
Description: IT Learning & Entertainment Forum
Reason for Nomination: 13k+ Members, 4k+ Daily Unique Visitors. We are providing unique video tutorials in URDU. & best place for entertainment. spreading information free of cost. & we have developed many free vBulletin templates for vBulletin users..