July 16, 2007 at 5:22 am #7812
Hello and welcome to the new BWL Forums!
As promised (but much delayed) I have upgraded to the latest Forum/Community software for our forums. Also I hope you will welcome back the “green” theme that you all liked from the old bwl forums.
There are a lot of new features that I will turn on slowly and hope you will like. I'll post them in this thread as I introduce them. First I wanted to get the software upgraded and get our old colors back. Some other things that have changed:
1) Blogs. I originally introduced blogs with syndicated music reviews and news posts from around the web. There were some bugs and minor short comings in the original version. This new version now hosts the same look-n-feel as our Forums. It also has better and much improved navigation so you can go back and forth from the other sites to the blogs easily. It seamlessly integrates with the Forum in general.
2) Who's Online: This section at the bottom of the homepage will now show your avatars when you are online. Neat personalized feature I hope you like.
3) Some of the Email formats and content have changed.
Hope you will enjoy it!
Please feel free to leave comments here. I also welcome any suggestions on how to make our forums better.
P.S I am looking for a new LOGO for the BWL Forums, so to those members that are creative designers, please provide suggestions!!
Thanks.July 16, 2007 at 5:45 am #67336
Thanks Mukesh ji
greeeaaattt jobbbbbJuly 16, 2007 at 8:11 am #67337
Hmm ..firstly the forum looks as awful as I feel, but that’s only coz I am not well
Anyways, greens kewl, sooo **high five** bro..looking forward to the new features and hopefully things as fast paced with this newer updated version…
Now, I was wondering if you could possibly add a feature that enables members to pvt instant chat with another ?? U know something like msn, or gmail chat or yahoo?? Except its for the forum members only???
Am not sure if this is possible here however I am a member of another website which allows this feature and it R O C K S ..
Sometimes when u see someone and would like to ask a quick question or just anything for that matter…it’s a more efficient, faster method than the Pm..
~~ Scarry ~~July 16, 2007 at 4:00 pm #67338
Like the changes Just one thing though, I noticed that when I was replying to other posts, the button for quoting another forum member wasn't there? How do we do that now? thnx.July 16, 2007 at 5:15 pm #67339
Tayba ji, it is there. it's at the buttom of the previous post when you're replying. above the “Subject”July 17, 2007 at 12:45 am #67340
AND What happened to those huge stars under the Moderators? I think we should have something to indicate who is a moderator.July 17, 2007 at 5:21 am #67341
Good catch! I will need to add the stars to the Moderators. How did I miss that?
Thanks.July 17, 2007 at 8:27 am #67342
Thank you for the upgrades… they are looking great! But if I may… just one thing (and I am not sure if anyone else feels this way, so some feedback would be good people..).. I find that the green is too bright, it seems like a little bit of an eyesore, as there is a lot of green, and it is all too bright… I was wondering how you got this forum to be green.. was this colour part of the package, or did you get to select the hue yourself? Because, if you and other people think it is worth looking into, it would be nice to change the green to a darker shade, if possible.. like the colour I am using for this text? (in any case, I doubt the old forum's green was as bright as this…?)Thank you so much, Boo.July 17, 2007 at 8:29 am #67343
Also – for the new logo.. I have come up with one idea.. should I create a new thread where people can discuss the logo? Also – is there a… a… catchphrase or description or something of sorts, to use? If not, I could ask people to contribute their ideas!July 17, 2007 at 10:25 am #67344
I have come up with one idea
do share nah
should I create a new thread where people can discuss the logo?
oye…am going to miss dis …me thinks u shud boo..
Also – is there a… a… catchphrase or description or something of sorts, to use? If not, I could ask people to contribute their ideas!
well I say, let yr imagination go wild..would be awesum to receive responses from the ppl who spend most of their time here
sooo if Mukesh bhai is in agreement…???July 17, 2007 at 7:35 pm #67345
Boo, I took the colors from the old site, so yes these greens are from the old Forum. But I do agree that there is too much green. Give me suggestions on which other colors I can use. I have full control over the colors on the site now and I can also make themes so I can make color changes often (like based on season or holiday or festivals etc etc).
Here are the parts that we can focus on:
1) Header – the site title section including the navigation bar. We can change the color of the green to something else there (maybe the original BWL orange?)
2) The Alternate rows in the post listings: this is the exact greens from the old forum.
3) The footer (and the very topmost header):This is a new green I picked up that is not from the old forum.
So we can change all or any of these sections that are green. We can also change other sections (like the grey right bar).
MukeshJuly 17, 2007 at 7:37 pm #67346Quote:
Also – for the new logo.. I have come up with one idea.. should I create a new thread where people can discuss the logo? Also – is there a… a… catchphrase or description or something of sorts, to use? If not, I could ask people to contribute their ideas!
If you want to, its up to you if you want to create a new post or use the same post. I like the idea of catchphrase, lets work on that as well!
Thanks.July 18, 2007 at 12:10 pm #67347
I'm not too sure abt the new format. I agree on the green colour being a bit too bold and did prefer the old colour scheme. Also preferred the old logo style of resolved and unresolved posts. But I absolutely love the avtars attached to who's online. Good work.July 18, 2007 at 1:02 pm #67348
green looks kewl but ur right, theres too much of it, sooo perhaps use a striking shade of pink??
I THINK it will luk cute…more appealing to the eye..July 19, 2007 at 7:37 am #67349
Help! I am using another computer to type this from.. my computer is not allowing me to post any posts.. ! That's why I have been silent (my apologies). There is an error sign at the bottom of the page whenever I am unable to post the posts… is anyone else having a problem with this?
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