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Old 27 Nov 2008, 03:08
Nadeemjp Nadeemjp is offline
 
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Hello all

I have made this site some 2.5 months ago. I must admit, I know NOTHING as far as coding, programming, web-hosting or anything remotely concerning administering a web site is concerned.

Yet, thanx to great help at vbulletin, I have managed to bring it this far.

I have no experience, what should i do to further promote or better my site. Therefore I would like a review of my website by my honorable fellow admins

the url is:

http://www.familybunker.com

I am really looking forward to your opinions and comments.

My site is a general discussion forum for my community, which also provides music for listening and downloads, games arcade for entertainment and several other miscelleneous subjects.

Thank you
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Old 28 Nov 2008, 06:23
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I am crushed
no one has the time nor enthusiasm to encourage me or give reviews of my worked-hard website?
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 21:03
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What does Microsoft Windows have to do with your topics? I suggest something more friendly, not corporate.
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Old 03 Dec 2008, 05:45
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that sub forum was made on the request of users.
from there many users download softwares that are uploaded by members....
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 23:38
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I think he's referring to the style...

Tbh you need your own style.

--------------- Added 09 Dec 2008 at 23:41 ---------------

Also, the banner... needs a lot of work, and why would you have a Google custom search? Use the vBulletin one...

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Old 09 Dec 2008, 23:53
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oh i see.
well thank you wintersearch for your comments.

1) can you suggest to me how i can get a custom skin? i am willing to purchase. the current style was introduced here on vbulletin and i liked the colorscheme and its appearance. the window thingy was already included so i didnt know how to get rid of it.

2) as for the banner, please i would like to get some reference as to where should i get it custom made. so far which ever style i use, i simply edit its PSD file and add my forum's name. so i could really use some help in this regards.

3) i didnt know that vbulletin has search. i was under the impression that whenever some one uses google search, i will be getting revenue for that. is that not true?. because if i am not getting any revenue then i might as well use vbulletin search. but can someone tell me how to do it? i will really appreciate.

thank you for your valued opinion.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 01:20
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Overall the site is looking okay.

The logo can be done better and make link to the forums very easy to see - cause would miss it.
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Old 10 Dec 2008, 02:00
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thank you garala for your comments.
i am thinking to make a custom style alongwith a custom logo. i am willing to hire someone to do it for me.

as for the linking, i didnt understand what u mean. will u be kind enough to elaborate please?

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Old 22 Jan 2009, 03:48
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hello guys, some more comments for the review?
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Old 22 Jan 2009, 11:16
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actually, you did not change your style, and you still have this structure that look like a place for hobos, sorry...

and about the comment regarding making revenues from the google search box, forget it... focus on making a good site before searching to make revenues... you loose your time if you do something else.

i see too much forums on your site, font is too small for regular monitors, and too much staff for the number of members... looks like everybody on your site is a moderator or something similar... that means your site have no life

and just the title of the site, i know you are in Pakistan and there may be a usage for a bunker, but frankly, i would not use this term for a parenting website... and from the use of "bunk"... read the definition a little, it's not something positive for a parent.

so no, your site does not look like a place for parents.

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Old 22 Jan 2009, 22:56
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I Second nex's reply. Crappy forum all around. So sorry. I don't like being so harsh at all but...

I feel as though I'm being taken here. Where is the family? This looks like a site for a bunch of stuff. Family Bunker? I don't get it. I really have no idea what your forum is all about. What is your forum all about? An Islamic exchange? An Islamic based community? What? If so, make it look that way with cultural attributes. Islamic sites can be very interesting, I hope your strive for this as well.

Good luck. There are many site out there you can buy boxes skins. Search and you'll find. minor skins as some nice Islamic based skins if I remember correctly.

You'll do fine if you focus more on your subject. And less advertising .

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Old 23 Jan 2009, 03:54
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thank you both of you for your honest and constructive criticism.
I have already assigned the job for making of skins to a designer here at vbulletin but he hasnt yet delivered the work. maybe it will take a few more days.

i shall reduce the advertisements.

as for the theme of the forum, well i focused on the definition of the word bunk, where it means to cuddle up or to join hands. porabably the choice wasnt the best.

furthermore, the aim was to establsih a forum for discussion between pakistani and indian community on different subjects, along with fun like radio tv, games and poetry etc. i didnt know how to do it so whatever people kept suggesting i kept on implementing, which probably didnt work out for the best.

i appreciate you guys for the straight opinions

will strive for further betterment

thank you
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Old 23 Jan 2009, 04:21
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Hi Nadeep,

If you have the money, I would create a whole differnent url. The idea of in india-pakistan discussion board is a great idea but the title and url are no where suggestive of your subject and you'll continue to have problems with SEO and rankings.

how about something like indiapakistantalk.com . It is available.


The domain you have requested: indiapakistantalk.com is available. In fact, if you don't pick up this domain, I will. As I think this subject is super important for the region, the people and world peace.

To me the word ' "Bunker" has a war feel.

I think you need to start from scratch again. I think VB will let you change you domain license name.

Gabby

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