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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have finally bought my domain + hosting, and i made a sweet looking portal and some nice logos for the forums. what do you guys think?


http://www.pcforumaddict.com

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Did you even read the rules, '3 quality posts' you only have like 1 good one that it seems..


the site has no Content, its just a forum ( its to vaque also, like 1 million other forums...), dull, your portal isnt nice, its made in Front page, the banners are ugly, the text is ugly.

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Foxy wrote:
Did you even read the rules, '3 quality posts' you only have like 1 good one that it seems..


the site has no Content, its just a forum ( its to vaque also, like 1 million other forums...), dull, your portal isnt nice, its made in Front page, the banners are ugly, the text is ugly.

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the portal isnt done...and i made more then 3 posts on other forums, go read for yourself.
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well the portal is still ugly, and so are the banners, im not so sure about your 3 posts, their very close to being 'looks good' comments..

probably should spend more then 1minute making them and take the time to make a quality site, well atleast my opinion/
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Foxy wrote:
well the portal is still ugly, and so are the banners, im not so sure about your 3 posts, their very close to being 'looks good' comments..


if you wanna talk ugly,. look at your sig. the bunny on the right looks like it was kicked in the eye with a steel toe boot, and the one on the left looks like that bunny i ran over with my car last weekend....i was wonderin why you put pics of roadkill in your sig?
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this isnt a Rate FoXy Signature thread, you posted, I posted my opinion on your site, and personnaly those are my opionions, if you wanna rate my signature, if I ever make a thread for it then post them, but I never asked for your input, and you did... im being all within rules

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You must give them something to work with whether its positve feedback or negative feedback.


why are you flaming? im not going to continue with this ...
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the portal isnt done...and i made more then 3 posts on other forums, go read for yourself.


you have to post 3 actual reviews, not in other forums.

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and i made a sweet looking portal and some nice logos for




:shock: , the graphics on the 'portal' have white bits on them, you call it a portal when well, as foxy said, you made it in frontpage.

well, the forum matches the site :roll:
but you have the same graphics with the white ages, they look plane and dull.

foxy, i know what you mean, but try and post more constructive critisism rather than blatent comments.
but the graphics do need work
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Post 3+ Months Ago

cool good site
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azza, your Signature is 20times the size allowed..

'126.09 KB (129118 bytes)' 6kbs is the forums max
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I like the bunnies, they are sweet. But anyway,

http://www.ozzu.com/website-reviews/site-review-forum-addict-t25015-0.html
What on earth is going on here? Two sites, both PC forum addict. Is this the reason for the squabbling, children? :lol: some little rivalry going on here?

*rocky*, you have made three reviews, they all span two lines at most, personnally I consider this half-hearted. Anyway:

The site that you link to, well it's not a site, so I can't really say anything about it. The forum is generic BB looking, you've picked some nice colours but thats about all that has been done. And there is a noticable delay on the <b>javascript</b> mouseovers, which doesn't look good. You also have no alt text on them.

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:shock: pray tell why you need all the spacers?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Gah! Can't we all just get along? :shock:

(I'll be happy to review, but now I'm quite scared of posting my site(s) for formal review!)

As for your forum and portal, I would definitely say spend some quality time with photoshop or PSP. The colors look great together, but the banners and original graphics could use some jazzing up. The other minor graphics suggestion I have would be to make a new set of forum icons! The folder icons you're using (though the coloring is nice,) are pretty much default (for phpBB, anyway.) Everyone uses the default, and making folder icons can be as simple as creating two different colored stars, or saving a small, simple pic in color and in b/w. When it comes to forums, try not to have ANY default graphics, and you'll stand out from the pack :mrgreen:

And I don't think there's any shame in using Frontpage, especially if you're a beginner...everyone starts somewhere, right?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I quite like the spacious feel of the unfinished design but as forums goes they generally gets all cluttered up.

I think the colour scheme can work very well if the content is uncluttered.

Will know when its done.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Ok guys, the portal is almost done, before it was made in frontpage because i needed somthing temporary to put up.

now what do you guys think? not so bad anymore, eh?

idk i like it, the portal matches the forums now, but is there any constructive criticism that anyone else can lend?
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Looks MUCH better now...I'm a bit confused, though, do you have it pulling posts from any of your forums for the center column of the portal?

Also, For some reason I'm not getting a horizontal scroll when it seems like I should. I'm viewing in IE, and the far right column of the portal seems to be so wide that it's going off the page, so all I see in the recent posts block is the little post icons, and the Google box is completely blank.

The other thing I just noticed today is that there are a few spelling errors in the forum descriptions. Those can always make a site look sloppy.

looks much better today, though, with the new portal ;)
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thats really wierd, no1 else has had any problems. most of the members use mozilla, some use IE and they said it looked great.

it shouldnt be going off the page, and idk why the google box is empty, it should have a little google thing there.

and yes, the announcments pull from 1 thread in the forum. its a locked thread, that i post polls/announcments in. that way it doesnt take every poll that someone makes.
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One more thing...you deleted the phpBB copyright notice :?:

That's pretty un-cool.
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erm no offence, buts its a forum package right? And at the footer why did you delete the powered by bit.... or did you purchase a license?
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Assuming that this is phpBB we are talking about, I would advise you to check out the GPL before you critisise any modifications:

It states that:
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Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to .....change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs

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we need to make restrictions that forbid anyone to deny you these rights or to ask you to surrender the rights.

and so by telling him he is wrong for removing the notice, you yourselves are in violation of the licence. Crazy eh?
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:lol: rtm, your the best!
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*ouch*
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I don't really mind your color scheme altough it hurts my eyes if I look at it too long (perhaps you should use a lighter color blue.
I am also not a big fan of you logo's at the top of your pages.
Don't forget to set these meta tags to something more descriptive:
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<meta name="title" content="Your sites title" />
<meta name="author" content="Your name or your company name" />
<meta name="copyright" content="Add some copyright notice here" />
<meta name="keywords" content="Add, all, your, keywords, in, here" />
<meta name="description" lang="en" content="This is the description search engines show when listing your site." />

Aldough I doubt it will really help your SE ranking, at least it will look neat.

Cheers
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I am viewing in firefox 0.9.

I dislike the logo on the left hand side of the screen, it looks too big and dominates the page. When I scroll this out of sight the page seems instantly easier to scan, allowing me to pick items out immediately.

The graphics are not great, edges seem a little blocky and have some white areas aroung them. (google one in particular). Rollovers on the menu bar take a while to activate, I don't know if this is particularlly because of firefox.

Seems interesting enough though.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Why do you have to fight? BTW I checked it out and please read http://www.ozzu.com/announcements-rules/ozzu-rules-and-regulations-t697.html for rules on sites that have cheats or hacks.
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justbishop wrote:
One more thing...you deleted the phpBB copyright notice :?:

That's pretty un-cool.


i was replacing the phpbb copyright tag, its back there now, witha link to phpbb.com

check it out: http://www.pcforumaddict.com/forum/




frans26 wrote:
I don't really mind your color scheme altough it hurts my eyes if I look at it too long (perhaps you should use a lighter color blue.
I am also not a big fan of you logo's at the top of your pages.


i am working on the logos right now, making them smaller and not as dominating like so many ppl have told me.

also, i installed 4 new themes, which was praised quite a bit.

the logos for every theme are totally diffrent, and each theme matches them logo perfectly. the PS2 theme is just the default, now its changeble when you register.

what do you guys think about the changes?

http://www.pcforumaddict.com

thanks
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Post 3+ Months Ago

1) Your logo is good but not the best. I am not a pro in such things but you might want to reconsider the logo. At least colors.

2) I advised that to another site powered by phpBB. You might want to apply that too. Make your phpBB a static pages forum .html - there is a mod to apply available online http://www.able2know.com/forums/about15132.html

3) You might want to add directory to your site. This will help you improve PR and link popularity and traffic. Consider aeDirectory for that or check my forum for some other great directory scripts
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I would of wrote a responce but the page is taking that long to load up I've given up. I'm in the UK on a Super Janet connection as well?

JP

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