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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: Steve on December 15, 2007, 11:44:44 pm

Title: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Steve on December 15, 2007, 11:44:44 pm
I've decided to switch to new forum software.  It has a lot more features that the old UBB software that I think you'll enjoy.

If you are an existing member you'll need to reregister in order to post.  When you do please don't use someone else's user name.

I'm still working out the kinks in administering it so please be patient if you run into any glitches.

Steve
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Bravo on December 18, 2007, 07:00:02 pm
Looking great Steve, nice one!

Glad to see the WIP section back with a vengeance and hopefully with some great comments and feedback for people.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: mcheccyb on December 18, 2007, 07:19:37 pm
Steve thanks for devoting your own time towards making this Forum, I really appriciate what you still offer for free.


maybe you should ad adds. I would not mind one bit if you added advertisments to your site if it gave you money. Another suggestion is a donate button. I don't have a credit card so i couldn't donate but i'm sure at least a small proportion of the many visitors would.

Thanks again for the new flashy forum.

-mcheccyb.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: headwax on December 18, 2007, 07:39:01 pm
Nice job Steve.

Thanks once more.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: CydoniaKnight on December 18, 2007, 08:28:50 pm
Nice new forum!  :)

I took this opportunity to change my username... In the other forum I was known as SEGA. I changed to match my username on other forums... and I didn't steal anyone elses name so i'm not breaking any laws  ;)

Great forum... thanks for changing Steve.  ;D
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Lord of Twisties on December 18, 2007, 09:28:15 pm
Great job Steve!
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Kyle on December 18, 2007, 09:38:58 pm
nice. I have to wonder now though. the wip forum is now functional again (as in people can reply), correct?
whats the point of having anim8or.org now? weren't those forums meant to be a much needed substitute once you closed off the old WIP forum?  and now both forum systems are pretty close in functionality, wont there be a needless split in userbase?

what kind of anim8or user do you expect to use this one? like, do you think the newbies will tend to post here, and the more experienced on .org?

 I just think it may confuse some people

anyway, nice job once again.  now if only you could give a similir upgrade to the main site...*hint hint*

Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Leslie on December 18, 2007, 09:42:15 pm
Hey, it's good to be home again!  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Kubajzz on December 18, 2007, 09:55:08 pm
This is great, thanks Steve....
I got the same idea as Kyle - it seems that now there are 2 very similar Anim8or forums, which is a little strange... Some users will use this one, others will use anim8or.org and a few people will watch both of them... In the end this will be really confusing, but I guess we will have to get used to that...
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: RudySchneider on December 18, 2007, 10:15:26 pm
Ah, a fresh new stomping ground, a bit more "with the times."  Well done, Steve, though I know you've had far more important things on which to focus your time, energy, and money.  Here's to a successful launch and continued growth of the new and improved Anim8or.com website.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Steve on December 18, 2007, 10:37:58 pm
There are several reasons that I decided to switch forums, but basically it will serve the same purpose as the old one.  Hopefully it will be easier to administer and it has better security which had started to become a problem with the UBB code.  Specifically:

1. The WIP forum:  You can up load images to anim8or.com and make replies to posts.  File size is limited to 100k but smaller is always better. If too much is uploaded I'll have to start pruning (by date mostly) to keep things under control.  And let's hope it doesn't turn into a bunch of flame wars like happened in the old one.  That's the reason I prevented replies.

2. Anim8or.org is still the same, great resource.  I like it because I don't control it -- it can be whatever everyone wants.  One example, I don't want chat-type posts here.  I want the forums to serve as a knowledge base for Anim8or users that will be useful in the future.  Lots of personal messages makes that impossible.  (Also you can say what you like about Ani8or and me there :) )

"Keep on Anim8ing!"

Steve
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: flametiger74 on December 18, 2007, 11:26:23 pm
Wow thanks steve. But can you make it possible to have it so each induvidual person can change the template for the forum because personally I like the old template better.
and Thanks for all you still coming effort.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Steve on December 19, 2007, 12:39:42 am
flametiger74, I'm using a different forum software package.  It's not possible to use the old look here.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: dajean on December 19, 2007, 02:14:08 am
double "wow way to go Steve" and specially for the chance to post pictures, I hope I'm not the last one saying big thanks.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: hihosilver on December 19, 2007, 02:26:59 am
I like the new look of the forums.  I looked in the .com forums a few times before, mostly for some resources, but the forum looks much easier to follow now, and I figured I might as well give this forum a shot as well!
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Dasoccerguy on December 19, 2007, 03:37:39 am
Like the new design!!!
Will the other forum be kept open, or just transferred into this new format? The old one is definitely a good resource, but it would be convenient to have everything in one place.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Steve on December 19, 2007, 06:20:46 am
I wish I knew how to transfer everything but I don't.  The plan is to leave it up but not allow new topics and see what happens.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Roygee on December 19, 2007, 08:19:11 pm
Well done and thanks, Steve - great "clean and streamlined look"
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: an8freaky on December 19, 2007, 08:29:33 pm
Really nice layout, but i prefer another logo.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: 5L1D3R on December 19, 2007, 10:26:01 pm
Ooooh! it's so Purty! I just wannna hug it!
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: DoctorStopMo on December 22, 2007, 07:55:06 pm
Thanks for the new forum, Steve.  It's fantastic and much appreciated.
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: Thanos on December 28, 2007, 11:01:41 am
Nice forum, looks comfortable. Let's hope it will be useful
Title: Re: Welcome to the New Anim8or Forum
Post by: an8freaky on December 28, 2007, 03:05:43 pm
Here's a new logo for the community :
(http://www.fileden.com/files/2006/7/9/118541/an8logo.bmp)
hope you like it