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Old 29 Jan 2010, 22:55
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Then, maybe you should quit. Running a forum is a labour of love and you can often find you're doing it just for yourself, but with time comes success.

All I can suggest is that you LISTEN when you are given advice. Don't ask for a review then get uppity if you're told something you disagree with.

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Old 30 Jan 2010, 14:14
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Here's my take on it, I have to agree with many of the things said before about your board. The main graphic at the top is too big, it takes up half of my screen easily. Then I get bombarded with a notice about registration... why isn't this just put on the Registration page, that would help you out so much to start with!! Then after I get to the end of that notice I get told the benefits of signing up, which admittedly don't show up on any other page than the forum homepage. Maybe you should set that for both of the notices?

I have also just worked out that the header, notice board and reasons to register take up more room than the actual forum... that can't be a good thing can it?!

There is also a line all the way across the forums on the background image, not sure what that's about? Don't see why you have 'Page generated in 0.05599 seconds with 11 queries' displayed at the end of the page either, I feel that should be invisible but still there (the same colour type as the background, simply).

I hope you treat that as constructive criticism and not just having a dig at your site, because you have asked for feedback and I am giving you my honest, humble opinion on the site in question!!
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 15:54
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ok.
I'll get myself and my other admin to sort this out.

--------------- Added 30 Jan 2010 at 15:56 ---------------

Originally Posted by PukkaBen View Post
Here's my take on it, I have to agree with many of the things said before about your board. The main graphic at the top is too big, it takes up half of my screen easily. Then I get bombarded with a notice about registration... why isn't this just put on the Registration page, that would help you out so much to start with!! Then after I get to the end of that notice I get told the benefits of signing up, which admittedly don't show up on any other page than the forum homepage. Maybe you should set that for both of the notices?
Okay. If you want to complain about the graphic, blame the creator of it, on wsjcommunity.com forums (username is Inferno or something).

I have also just worked out that the header, notice board and reasons to register take up more room than the actual forum... that can't be a good thing can it?!
Okay. I'm sorting this out.

There is also a line all the way across the forums on the background image, not sure what that's about? Don't see why you have 'Page generated in 0.05599 seconds with 11 queries' displayed at the end of the page either, I feel that should be invisible but still there (the same colour type as the background, simply).
I am not hiding it, as it is global on all the templates. I use one master style, and every other template is based off that style.
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 17:36
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The reason is is on all templates and global is because there is a setting on the Admin CP to show or hide this. If you visit most vB forums you'll see that hardly any of them show this information as it really is useless unless you need to know how many queries are running to get the page loaded. If I ever show mine it's for a small amount of time as I turn it on and then off so I can just check on queries.

We're only trying to help you out, and it seems you're having a huge go at all of us as soon as we give you any criticism that you don't like or feel isn't helping you.
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Old 30 Jan 2010, 17:44
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Originally Posted by PukkaBen View Post
The reason is is on all templates and global is because there is a setting on the Admin CP to show or hide this. If you visit most vB forums you'll see that hardly any of them show this information as it really is useless unless you need to know how many queries are running to get the page loaded. If I ever show mine it's for a small amount of time as I turn it on and then off so I can just check on queries.

We're only trying to help you out, and it seems you're having a huge go at all of us as soon as we give you any criticism that you don't like or feel isn't helping you.
I know that, but I don't like messing with the code because I can make errors.
I know that you are trying to help, but I'm in a bit of a bad mood atm.
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Old 31 Jan 2010, 03:27
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Originally Posted by Speysider View Post
Okay. I'm sorting this out.
That's good! Found the thread on the wsjcommunity.com site. Did he pm you a psd-file as well, or was it just the file in the thread there. If you have the psd, you can easily change the size of it.
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Old 31 Jan 2010, 13:39
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I know that, but I don't like messing with the code because I can make errors.
I know that you are trying to help, but I'm in a bit of a bad mood atm.
We can all make error in code, but we still make these changes. That is why we don't do it on a live site, we always run a private board and make all changes on there before they go live so they are right.
Okay, so you're in a bad mood, don't take it all out on us!!
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Old 01 Feb 2010, 15:21
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Originally Posted by Nordinho View Post
That's good! Found the thread on the wsjcommunity.com site. Did he pm you a psd-file as well, or was it just the file in the thread there. If you have the psd, you can easily change the size of it.
No, he uploaded it to imageshack. I do not have photoshop, so I wouldn't be able to edit it even if I tried =(

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We can all make error in code, but we still make these changes. That is why we don't do it on a live site, we always run a private board and make all changes on there before they go live so they are right.
Okay, so you're in a bad mood, don't take it all out on us!!
I won't take it out on you =]
I don't run a test board, but I probably will soon

btw, I removed the ads and the top stats crap
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Old 01 Feb 2010, 19:55
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Here you go, threw the attached file together pretty quick, so no master piece of art, but it's usuable. It's about 100px smaller then your old logo and smaller in file size as well (save everyone some loading time). Don't know if you like it, but feel free to use it.
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Old 01 Feb 2010, 21:23
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580.67 kB Header?
You might want to optomise that.
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Old 01 Feb 2010, 23:56
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LOL yeah!
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Old 02 Feb 2010, 08:42
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Originally Posted by Nordinho View Post
Here you go, threw the attached file together pretty quick, so no master piece of art, but it's usuable. It's about 100px smaller then your old logo and smaller in file size as well (save everyone some loading time). Don't know if you like it, but feel free to use it.
Fixed, and I like it.
Will keep old one just in case.

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580.67 kB Header?
You might want to optomise that.
See above.

--------------- Added 02 Feb 2010 at 16:37 ---------------

The notice now only appears once if you are unregistered
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Old 04 Feb 2010, 10:08
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I've made some edits to my board and I've got some custom PHP Coders making features for the site.
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 10:10
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Since my last post in this thread, there has been a steady increase in the number of members visiting my forum and posts are rising, thanks to the RSS Feed Bot

Still looking for an actual review, comments welcomed though.
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Old 18 Feb 2010, 19:35
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leave the kid alone people.

Speysider, don't mind them. They're just being American (lazy).

I think your forum looks great. I like it.
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