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I'm selling my MyBB-powered forum, the Unofficial Rock Band Forums due to time constraints (I'm a university student). Opened on November 28, 2009 (under the domain nlarcade.com), the...
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IPB has got to the point where it's much more progressive, faster, and overall better than vBulletin. However, perhaps Xenforo will be better than IPB.
At this point, with their horrendous...
This is still going on, I have two spots left.
I'm now hosted on my friend's dedicated server hosted by HostGator.
So many problems with WHM (most notably that we don't have root, no access to create resellers, and mod_security on without...
At last, the ultimate vBulletin killer has arrived! Excellent...
I'd be interested in getting this if the introductory price is good enough.
It's because they rush stuff out the door to make money.
That's why I don't use vB.
vBulletin at best is a brand name at this point. By the time they added a rather buggy Facebook Connect, IPB improved its own implementation, had OpenID in 3.0, and added Twitter Connect (with a...
I can always prefer it. IPB is the slowest forum script, phpbb and vB work much faster. Also vB and phpbb look more neat. The fact that it is not free doesn't make it better.
Looking for an ad space? Look no further. At the Unofficial Rock Band Forums, we'd be more than happy to keep your links up. Why, might you ask?
- Inside the top 500,000 rankings in Alexa
I started with Dynadot, but moved to Netfirms after they offered cheap domains ($6.77 with DOLLARDOMAIN) and free WHOIS Guard. No more Domain Registry of Canada spam-mail...
MyBB a lot more features. Easy to install mods. Doesn't have that weird feel/skin that PhpBB does.
They've had a functional Quick Reply since version 1.0 released way back when.
I've used Joomla! before, and it wasn't too bad. However, I can design something myself without CMS, so I don't normally use it.
Bump. I'm going for another push for ad space.
They make SMF look bad, which is a shame, because SMF really has evolved since the YaBB days and Proboards has not. I'm not much of a fan of the forced ads anyway.
I'm a big fan of your theme (and designer). Not much else for me to say, looks excellent.
Welcome to the forums, and thanks for choosing Admin Community!
I have one going. Good to give old and new people updates every now and then.
I'll agree with Aki. Look for a free host which offers cPanel, and look at reviews of the host. Don't go with someone (*cough*x10Hosting/000Webhost*cough*) that is filled with bad reviews. I have...
Of course. IPB's support though offers better advice than I do, so you should ask them over me if you want any more help.
Actually, a couple guys from The Admin Zone after conversion experienced an increase in search engine activity after converting to IPB 3.0 (and that is with only FURL, IPB 3.1 has built-in SEO). So...
It wouldn't matter that much. IPB's conversion service provides resources to 301-redirect vBulletin (or vBSEO) URLs to the IPB counterparts, and thus does not harm anything search engine-wise. You...
My staff members are a mix of both. They've also been hired usualy to do a second job, such as promotion or running something else.
sbfc's right. TheHazey or Admin Community (only using you folks as examples, no offense intended) will always need more staff members than my own forum just because they offer a few unique features.
Anyways, I'm looking for two staff members for an upcoming project. I won't say right now what it's about, but think E3 2010 if you want to know a bit about it. It will be powered by IPB 3.1, with...
phpBB should commend themselves, phpBB 3's ACP is very good. Reminds me a lot of IPB 2.3's. However, I've found MyBB's simplicity the easiest to work with. The Live search in configuration is good.
Not very much. I don't go to Promotion forums very much since my forum is very genre-specific. However, I will be going back for my next project.
I have a Facebook page for my forum.
I get more hits from my Twitter, but it's still good to get some good SMO...
Come check us out! Our goal is to become another tier 1 Rock Band community dedicated to helping members improve their scores!
In the front-end (ie. from a user's perspective), MyBB, phpBB, SMF, vBulletin, and IPB aren't really that much different, so I couldn't care less about what's run (though vBulletin 4 is disastrously...
I've traditionally said that phpBB was the Internet Explorer of forum software, but now I want to say vBulletin because of the customer service. It wouldn't be fair to give a starter or a minority...
el canadiano here. Pretty good forum this is. I run one forum myself, and I'm going to do one more project before university begins. Hope to meet the rest of you guys here.
Considering my forum's Rock Band-related, I really have to also get my name known in the community and aim to be a tier-1 Rock Band forum.
using social networking sites
It is good to see that phpBB will finally support RSS features. I'd also love to see them do imports as well as exports (MyBB and SMF should support importing as well by default).
I appreciate the warm comments. Just remember to do all this stuff so that your forum doesn't go down all of a sudden.
I'll detail everything lifeplayer said.
- Title tags
Personally, I prefer to install and host my own software. However, Zetaboards is still a very good option for the remotely-hosted. Unlike Forumotion or what have you, they've built their own...
I do retweets for retweets with my rockbandforum account. I also retweet a few of RockBand's tweets and a few that I find are necessary to retweet from a protester's standpoint.
If it comes to making an idea, go to the real world and find something. You might not like a spoonfed idea from someone else. Additionally, if it's a really good idea, most people would just keep it...
Sorry for the two month delay. Anyways, let's get down to restoring a backup. Let's assume the scenario is in a new host, as this was intended to restore at a place where there's nothing. Let's get...
On this computer, I use Windows XP and Ubuntu. I recently got a virus on my XP side but deleted it on Ubuntu http://www.admincommunity.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif.
FireFTP, followed by AdBlock Plus. I don't like to boggle down with too many extensions, though.
I'm not the biggest fan of the Trebuchet MS/Lucia Grande/Verdana set of fonts phpBB primarily uses, but I am however a fan of your images. There isn't much else to say, you know what you're doing.
Coming from a software which had extensive file edits myself (IPB 2.3), did you ever give the other guys a fair chance and seen how their systems worked?
For someone like MyBB for...
Of course, I'll be looking forward to it. That's more because I look forward to whatever the major forum software companies do.
I help a few of my hardworking friends out every now and then.
I try to be as progressive as I can, and really, SMO is the future of making websites. You really need to get out there on Facebook, Twitter, or what have you.
But it destroys the community though, so I really find that peacemaking is necessary now that I think about it.
If you wanted to start a forum, make sure you (the owner) put in at least 25 topics, with some of them original.
I don't really look down at forums unless the owner is stubborn or is a...
On my other site, I just added in <h1>, <h2>, and
tags as well. Let's see if it does anything good.
Of course. You shouldn't rely on Post Exchanges at all. The only one I do right now is an active for active with someone I knew very well there but that's it these days. I do however get free posts...
You have a really good logo. Perhaps consider matching a theme to your logo next time when you get it.
You shouldn't really expect posting packages to be the best thing ever. It looks fake from a visitor point of view, as no one just signs up and makes 5 quality posts and then leaves.
Drummania's difficulty beats out both of them, including songs like Hot for Teacher (GHWT). However, Young Man Blues (Live at Leeds) will always be the drum's TTFAF.
To be perfectly honest as well, I never got a really good package or a post exchange from a promotion forum, mostly because everyone made crappy posts in off-topic forums, which are basically useless...
Definitely Rick Mercer. He has a lot of good rants and also did Talking to Americans.
Yeah, I'm more of a Yahoo! Mail/GMail guy myself. I'm actually pretty sick of the spam I get on hotmail accounts and the ads attached to the end of Hotmail emails.
You could always get a used license. Those are usually cheaper.
This was for Admin Commmunity cash? This one is an exchange then. I'll move it back if I was wrong.
As it is, I already have problems running three (owning one), so I have more than enough to worry about.
Well, what would happen if we all decided to smite someone just like that? There's got to be more things to judge than on that.
I'll warn both of them, but the worst thing you can do is side with one of them. Close the topic as well and remind them joining a forum is not a right - it's a privilege.
I don't get your problems with MyBB. I mean, I remember the days where I was installing the ibProBattle mod for IPB 2.3, which had almost as many file edits as a phpBB forum. I ended up crashing the...
Yep. That's how people switch to Apple/Canonical.
I mean, I have had bad service. Why not? Look at a Tim Horton's if you ever come to Canada or parts of the northern United States (or...
i looked this up and it said its worth almost $1000
Smoking should be banned full stop no matter what age.
I'd love to see organic food get subsidized rather than corn. This way, we can see the price of organics go down rather than corn. Corn is the source where a lot of our junk food comes from. It's...
Why download? This one is ridiculously good for responding to follows and unfollowing people. Just find a list of accounts who will follow you back,...
Welcome aboard. Baseline of Ottawa?
Pick on me.
Great to see another Hazey here. If you got any questions, feel free to ask us.
I'll be backing David's statement.
From what I have seen, Promotion Forums are purely only for some genres, and those ones only. Everyone I see who only promotes on a promotion forum...
I sold one of my forums there, and I was asked by the guy to stay on. I then stayed for two more months before the new owner couldn't run the forums anymore (he wanted me to buy back the forums). To...
I get around 20. My record, however, was 79.
You can easily get that money. However, have you considered going to Digital Point or Namepros to sell your forum?
Thanks. The reason I did it was to test-drive the new review system. I think we might be tweaking things a bit though.
SEO mod/plugin plus a few template edits like changing "Forum Name - Forum Description" to "Forum Description." That will increase link tails.
Email sent via. PM.
Please do not publicly announce your email for this purpose.
Mind you, the version of IPB used in sites like InvisionFree, IPBFree, Jcink, forumer, etc. (these guys use modified versions of 1.3) is not the one currently used by IPB sites (which is currently at...
So we give you our email and you send us a registration link?
I wouldn't support one if you have never tried the other.
Although I want to say Blackberry, I won't say either of them. Both have ridiculously expensive plans in Canada.
We have one moderator. He will be promoted to Admin very soon, however.
Register at my forums (if you haven't already) and I'll pay you 20 points for every game you play. Just note that the maximum payment is 100...
Thanks for the digg. Cash sent.
You're fine. You made the request before we turned it offline.
Here's the review. I can't review under the old system.
Appearance & General Appeal:
Your assessment application was Rejected by 'el canadiano'
You go there.
I've been rejected by DMOZ once but it's too much of a hassle to get in there.
I don't limit myself genre-wise. Other than for the four or five forums I'm on, I only join forums to help the guy out, really.
Today is Lorcan's Birthday. Let's wish him a great one today.
Are you guys talking about post moderation?
I guess it sucks, but some communities either are very selective or they are extremely spam-protective.
I have a Facebook account and two Twitters. One Twitter is for promoting my forum and the other is for personal use. My Facebook account does both.
I try not to have a target audience with the Unofficial Rock Band Forums because my goal was to convert guys to playing Rock Band. Having said that, it's great to have guys who know how to play get...
I'm not any different here than in my PMs. If you want to ask me something, I'll treat you in the same manner as I'd treat you in public.
So far, most of the features I've seen are mostly usability options. OpenID was the right way to go, as was using for loops to automatically produce links on forums and stuff. Overall, it's decent,...
Just be patient, really. They'll eventually crawl you. I get a lot of Google and Yahoo! attention but I'd love some Alexa and Archive.org too...
No, I do not. I always have ran my sites in a "Don't be Evil" manner.
Customer Service-wise, Dynadot is the way to go. However, I got my last domain from Netfirms because of a major sale. I haven't had to complain so far about either.
Going back to Villa, what do you think of Lerner and the Cleveland Browns, his NFL team?
We finally got first for the actual name (unofficial rock band forum AND forums), but we'll never get around ScoreHero/RockBand.com for Rock Band Forum/s.
Digg my topic, and earn 50 points and some bonuses as well!
How's TheCODZone going?
Zetaboards doesn't have name servers. They use zone records (DNS Settings)
Please read the documentation Zetaboard created on how to attach a domain in your Zetaboard forum.
I typically fight a duopoly. I should know who I can and can't fight.
Welcome aboard! Admin Community is a great community where you can learn about the dedication of running your website without being judged. Hope you like it here. If you got any questions, issues, or...
Let's see what happens tomorrow.
Are you talking about a forum without posts, or a forum without posts in maybe two years? http://admincommunity.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif.
Glad to see you like the post. However, it's likely going to be moved into the blog, though. Either way, I'll still have it up and running.
Thank you for requesting a posting parcel. The staff working on your request are below.
I could see it happening here http://admincommunity.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif.
Either way, if I argue, I try my best to keep something resolved.
Congrats on the opening! The forum looks like it has some great potential to tap in the near future.
Be sure to pump in a few topics, though just so that people won't be posting in an...
Do something interesting. Why not reference a minor character or card fans might know, such as Red Eyes or Thousand Eyes Restrict (I'm not familiar with the GX, R, or 5Ds).
If I had to learn every programming language, PHP obviously would be important, but a good understanding of xHTML/CSS (even though they're not actually languages) always helps. What really will be...
There are a lot of good-quality free hosts. Definitely there are a lot better than them.
When I look for a host, I do my homework. Here's some reviews of them.
We have it here and I use AddThis on my own forum as well.
You just gotta really promote your Facebook Pages and your Twitter.
I'm graduating from High School this year.
Sent via. PM.
The reason I'm doing this is because I don't want my Paypal email to be public.
As long as it isn't vBulletin 4, then I'm good (they're the slowest mainly because of the software).
Software isn't a major thing to me other than that, though. As much as I think...
We'll get it done for sure. We just gotta give the guys a move-on. Don't worry.
There's my facebook page. Not too much activity comes from it though.
I really like the theme. It's one of the better ones I've seen on phpBB 3.
I used to prefer SMF but recently things just don't seem to be going too well for them. MyBB certainly does look and work fantastically well and really I would go for MyBB now.
I'll go as far as saying I'll keep most flame wars. I'll probably close the topic, but whatever.
The shadow effect you used wasn't well-done. It's not bad though. I like it other than that.
I'll be going for England again. It'd be a good world cup. I'd love to see how North Korea (because they nailed the AFC Qualification) and New Zealand do.
Welcome Brian! Hope you have a great time here!
So you want to learn how to back up a forum? Here's the way I do it. Backups are very important in case your host goes nuts on you or even worse - your site goes offline; especially when you're down...
Thanks for the feedback. Over the next little while, I'm going to make sure our bars will be set higher. I really think we should get towards more on-topic and good-quality posts (besides, we all...
I went by -AW- for a while, which was my first and middle name initials. I then decided that I needed a new identity, so I figured el canadiano would've cut it (the e and the c started out...
How'd you get your username?
We offer very cheap links to any website or forum! Get a high-quality backlink while having it placed in a position where members have great potential to...
I say about 95% on my forum. Occasionally saying words like "shit" and "fuck" might be acceptable as long as it's not excessive. I also allow most levels of criticism, unless it's ridiculously...
They have a really good plugin installation system. I'd love to see plugin download AND install on forum software (we already have install).
We have Internet Explorer 7. Most computers can easily install Firefox and Google Chrome, and I have Portable Chrome on my USB stick, so I'm covered.
My forum is not that big quite yet.
I think it's pretty cool that big names from the forum software giants are all there. Matt Rogowski of MyBB, marshalrusty of phpBB, and even Brandon Farber of IPB are there.
Very nice of you. It looks like you've clearly worked very hard on your forums. Best of wishes to it.
I broke two fingers. Both were minor and I was all good within a month's time (though one's still crooked to this day).
We're prepared, don't worry.
If you got any issues or such, feel free to ask any of us.
I completed a half of it. Best of luck to your forum.
In my own forum, I prefer email advertising over PM advertising, and I almost always honour unsubscribe requests.
Want to do a periodic 5/5 with the Unofficial Rock Band Forums?
Would you like to do a 5/5 with the Unofficial Rock Band Forums?
Just a heads up, you might want to add some more posts/topics to do big post exchanges.
You'd have to go to Zetaboards to figure out the Nameservers. They'll know what to do.
If used correctly, portals can be a successful replacement for a home page. I think you could use your portal better. Perhaps give out a welcome message talking about the many things you do at your...
I forgot to list Image Resize. That should've been default as well.
The main reason is actually because of width and that stuff.
Insert a table with a width of 10000.
Like $2 and a bit more with Google Adsense.
Most forums don't usually allow HTML anyways.
The Exchange section is harder to get into, but the idea of the Launch Team is really good.
Every period (1-2 months), a few sites get selected to get into the Launch Team. New guys...
Rarely do I see it these days.
When I ran a free host, we had a free reseller option. Not too many people have it now though.
Of the current generation consoles, I have a Wii. I want to say I'll vote for it, but as of late, most of the games are just cash cows at best, so I'll have to think about it. I'm not too big into...
I have everything. Since I use pidgin, I don't really favour any IM client. I do also have Skype and use it separately.
It's up there. I don't really play much these days. The only other games I really play are Mario Kart Wii and Pokémon Soulsilver. I do play all three (and occasionally The Beatles as well).
A free reseller is good if you want to see the reseller side of an account (WHM for cPanel). It's a good experience, but don't run a host on a free reseller.
You have really good effects on your signatures. I'll agree with Gabriel, though and say that your stuff is too large.
Not really. Just follow people who follow you back. I'm using this list right now.
Um, that's a good question. I've enjoyed working with everyone I've been on staff here. The guys here are great. The guys at Dashing are great. The guys on my forum are great. However, back in the...
I've already been noticing results when I implemented my Twitter.
Where is his forum?
I don't even know what it is. O.o Must know..is it any good?
I always get new inspiration when I install a new theme. Maybe that'd do the trick.
Great to see you Veronica! Hope you have a great time here!
I've seen an admin go nuts at two of my friends on another forum I go to, it's a big one.
I usually do. It does at least give some search engines the idea and some stuff to put for their engines (description one is big).
Follow me, and I'll either do the same or pay you some points.
The Chiefs just picked Eric Berry.
Work on your theme a little bit. Customized icons are a good way to go. You can use a famous character's head, for example. I'd also change up your forum descriptions. Make it nice and unique.
Welcome to the forums! Have a great time here.
If you ever need help tweaking the CSS file, I could show you a bit.
Looks good. However, I hate Times New Roman. Also, I find Tahoma is a better font family than Verdana for MyBB themes on a personal basis. You can change all instances on the CSS files.
It's not that hard mate...
I can't see this forum investing to SEO.
Most of the vBulletin converts have given us their tips and all that. I find the little things they do are better off than MinervaSEO and...
I recommend both for different purposes. To me, I find them #1 and #2 for best free options. What I would do is get a test copy of both, and install a few useful plugins/mods from both sides (I'd say...
I never bought someone else's "valuable" domain. All my domains were bought at regular price (up to $9 now =/).
Constructive criticism.....sometimes an ignorant member does not know how to express themselves and just says..."you suck" http://admincommunity.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif
Welcome to the forums! If you got any questions, our team is more than happy to answer them.
I have both. I personally prefer a laptop mainly because it uses much less energy. I usually try to use a laptop as a desktop, though.
When it comes to "you can do better," you bet I'll keep it. My forums do not talk negatively behind someone else (if we talk about someone, it's about should we hire him or not kind of thing), so if...
I never got spam on my IPB forum. They've really done a good job on that one.
On my MyBB forum, spam doesn't come too often after installing reCAPTCHA and StopForumSpam.com.
Favorite type of cookie?
Welcome to the forums! We hope you share your knowledge with us and hope we'll do the same.
How will you lead this community into success, and continuing successes with your newly acquired role of administrator?
What sort of stuff do you do to modify your forum?
On MyBB, I recommend Google SEO, reCAPTCHA, Stop Forum Spam, the Trash Can Forum (don't know why this is not a default feature),...
You have a very good domain. Having said that, I don't really like dark themes. If you wanted to keep the current theme you are on, that's fine, but I do recommend some changes at least. Custom Icons...