Coming Soon on 3reef + Suggestions From You

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  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    With all the activity lately I have been thinking about doing some polishing around here. Here is my list please add your suggestions as well.

    • Add more integration between the galleries and the forums.
    • Add sub-directories and the ability for users to set album thumbnails in the gallery.
    • Add a sub section to the refugium section about ATS systems.
    • Upgrade the Top menu to fix cross-browser issues and add new boards.
    • Fix bugs in message center.
    • Active Member 'owns' avatar.
    • ADD MORE 'SKINS!'


    EDIT(3/14/3):

    Fixed / Done-

    - Email notification modified to only give you one reply to a thread until you visit.

    - NEW BOARDS! Per request. Thanks everybody for the great ideas!






    EDIT(3/15/3):

    Fixed / Done-

    - You have 6 SKINS AVAILABLE NOW in the forum! Use the 'light switch' on the lower left side.  8)



    EDIT(3/16/3):

    Fixed / Done-

    - members can now upload your own avatar that only you can use!



    EDIT (3/19/03):

    - Upraded the top menu and added the new boards.


    EDIT (3/29/03):

    - Added 3reef auction board with real-time bidding! 8)
    - Added a fragging/trade board per request.
    - FINALLY fixed the colors on search and 20 recent posts pages!


    I think that's enough for today! ;D







    Oh and last night I rewrote some text in step2, step3 and the sand section.

    Let me know what you want to see done around here!

    :)
     
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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Anyone? I am open to some ideas. I know this site isn't perfect yet! ;D

    [smiley=wreck.gif] [smiley=whip.gif]
     
  4. CheckMateKingll

    CheckMateKingll Feather Duster

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    Great Ideas Matt,
    How about a place to hang your hat, a place for off topic discussions, a place where everyone knows your name and are glad you came....
    "hint"- Cheers....
     
  5. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    That's a good one! Let me chew on that.
    WHOA! Dude can you make the pic in your sig any bigger! ;)
     
  6. CheckMateKingll

    CheckMateKingll Feather Duster

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    Matt,
    I think I could make it a little bit bigger, but then I would take up half a page,,,, ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
    If I make it smaller then the colors would fade,,,, :-[ :-[ :-[
    Whatever your pleasure is, I will adjust,,,
    Aim to please,,,, 8) 8) 8)
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    hehe. thanks. that was funny cmkII ;D
    but i can see why you did that. that fish was amazing! what color. :)

    hey i got another idea for the forum...

    • active uses will 'own' their avatars! (nobody else can pick the same one)
     
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  9. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    maby since ur into planted tanks and i always had freshwater you can put a small topic section for freshwater fish also most people that have salt has or had fw at some point
     
  10. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    Ok, here's what I think:

    You definitely need a "forum" for Inverts.  This would include shrimp, crabs, amphipods, stomapods, and also, anenomes, tunicates, bryzoans, etc., etc.  Just about anything in the tank that doesn't have a backbone.

    Which means you also need a separate "forum" for corals.  Hard Corals, Soft Corals, Mushrooms, Polyps:  this would be a great place for members to post more pictures, as well. [smiley=2thumbsup.gif]

    I think a "forum" about Water Quality or Filtration or Both is needed.  Just having the two on Protien Skimmers and Sand doesn't cover everything that goes into properly filtering a marine tank.  You could include Protien Skimmers and Sand as "sub-forums" under the "general forum" of Filtration.  I don't know, it's just some ideas. ;D

    Finally, a "forum" where members or non-members could post a problem and get fast answers.  You could call it ASAP or something like that.  All of us have had times where something has happened to our tanks, or to one of our fish, and we need an answer FAST.  We call the LFS and they brazenly show us their ignorance.  Where do we turn?  A "forum" that would offer researched answers from knowlegeable staff would be a big advertising tool, Matt. [smiley=angel.gif]

    Edit: I like the idea of limiting avatars to one person only. I am VERY choosy about my avatars. I hate seeing other people wearing mine. :eek:
     
  11. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Great ideas!  [smiley=thumbs_up.gif]

    Let me think about how to do all this, one thing I worry about is making this forum have so many boards that it becomes impersonal. You know what I mean? Am I being paranoid?

    Anyway there are some mods out there that may help, I know there are some that make sub-boards, boards 'collapsable' and remember your preferences. I'll look into it.

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  12. CheckMateKingll

    CheckMateKingll Feather Duster

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    Re: Coming Soon on 3reef + Suggestions

    Let me know when you have digested Wrassmans ideas on the Forums, cause, If you don't mind, I would like to add to his list....
    Feels like X-Mas, huh, LOL