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Old 04 May 2008, 08:51
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[June/July 2008] BOTM Nomination Thread

This is the nomination thread for Board of the Month of June 2008.

Please note the BOTM Rules here:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/info.php?do=botm

Nominations will be accepted until the 31st of May

When nominating please post the site name, URL to the forum, a short description what makes your board stand out from default vBulletin, and a reason for nomination that will motivate others to second the nomination. If the staff feels that a nomination post is too promotional it will be edited accordingly.

Any sites without a name, URL, description and reason for nomination will NOT be entered into the poll. Please ensure that your nomination is in the format:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sample Nomination
Site Name: vBulletin.org
URL: www.vbulletin.org - this must be clickable
Description: Official vBulletin Modifications Site
Reason for Nomination: Not Nominated. This is an example nomination.

When seconding sites, please ensure that you use the same post for the maximum of 3 allowed seconds. Any seconds not located in your first seconding post will not be counted. Please also ensure that you quote the nomination post you are seconding in your post (Use Multi-Quote Option if you are nomination multiple boards). If there is no name or URL provided then the post will be ignored when the nominations are counted.

Also, please make sure that you are seconding a forum that has already been nominated by its forum owner. Any seconds for a forum that has not been nominated yet will be counted as null and void.

Please posts only nominations or seconds, no "Thank you" posts are needed, they clutter the thread and will be deleted.

Any queries regarding the BOTM Contests should be sent via PM to Danny.VBT.

Best of luck to all nominees!
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Old 04 May 2008, 10:44
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veenuisthebest veenuisthebest is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Real name: Vinayak
Smile Tech555

Site Name: Tech555 - All the Tech Info You Need

URL: www.tech555.com

Description: Technology Discussion Group - Computers | Programming | Multimedia | Internet and Software | Gaming

Reason for Nomination:
Design and Layout:-
Tech555's layout, navigation and the way of content arranging is really catchy in order to make the user get what he wants.

Content and Relevancy:-
I believe that Content is God !! Tech555, being categorized as an Educational Website is exclusively dedicated to Technology discussion and it has all the required and necessary Forum categories, it being Mobiles, Computers, Programming, Web Development, Graphics and Designing etc.

Gallery and Gaming:-
The Picture Gallery and Arcade are simply an added fun to attract visitors, thus making Tech555 a home for every kind.

Keeping it Clean and Beautiful:-
Keeping colors bright, simple and soothing to eyes and mind. Thus, keeping visitors stay longer.

Its passed just 2 months since I have bought the license and have already put in so many efforts day and night in understanding vBulletin and customizing according to user's needs. However, the community is still lacking its activeness but already have over 280 members in 2 months and growing rapidly, thus proving Tech555 having a great potential. This time its a complete new design (not the darker one), definitely hoping to get nominated this time !!

You can even login at Tech555 with the following details and feel like home :-
Username:- test
Password:- testing

Thank You
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Last edited by veenuisthebest; 04 May 2008 at 13:02.
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Old 04 May 2008, 11:50
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tschai tschai is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Real name: Tschai
Thumbs up VoetbalPortaal.nl: a 'Web 2.0' forum at last!

Site Name: VoetbalPortaal.nl...a 'Web 2.0' forum at last!
URL: VoetbalPortaal.nl
Description: Exclusive Dutch-Turkish soccerforum. It's a niche forum actually. It's about football/soccer in Dutch, mainly by and for Turkish people... speaking Dutch. Go figure!
Reason for Nomination: Exclusive, Unique...and balls!

Why VoetbalPortaal.nl stands out of the crowd? Top 10 reasons:

1. Original and unique: the 'clean and fresh' template is fully custom and is made in sparetime. Almost every button, icon and other grafx is customized aka replaced by a famfamfam-icon.
2. Exclusive: free registration, but you're expected to fully participate. We dare to choose for quality instead of quantity!
3. Delicate balance between Web 2.0 and old-skool-forum: I wanted all the Web 2.0 goodies, my members were just happy with vBulltein default install
4. Ad-free: for logged in users, that is...
5. Dymamic headers: every (sub)forum has it's own forumheader
6. Iconized: Every category has it's own slik and distinguising icon
7. Optimal (re-)use of navbits: on forumhome and vBA, the navbar is reserved for a banner
8. SEO'd: actually only manually, without vBSEO of ZOINT SEO
9. vB-Optimized: every unused whitespace and built-in function (like forumjump) stripped
10. A 'clean and healthy' community: on regular basis we clean up our userbase. No-posters, double-accounts and pain in the asses are removed. That's why our record was just 300 users and we've kicked out a bunch of them!

Links to some pages:
Main page/vBadvanced portal
Forumhome
Hall of Fame: the Awards page
A random topic

PS: The Beta in the version number is not a Web 2.0 feature; it's really in beta and it's not perfect at all...yet!

PS: The site is currently only optimized for Firefox...
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Last edited by tschai; 04 May 2008 at 11:59.
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Old 04 May 2008, 13:08
ahayat ahayat is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Originally Posted by veenuisthebest View Post
Site Name: Tech555 - All the Tech Info You Need

URL: www.tech555.com

Description: Technology Discussion Group - Computers | Programming | Multimedia | Internet and Software | Gaming

Reason for Nomination:
Design and Layout:-
Tech555's layout, navigation and the way of content arranging is really catchy in order to make the user get what he wants.

Content and Relevancy:-
I believe that Content is God !! Tech555, being categorized as an Educational Website is exclusively dedicated to Technology discussion and it has all the required and necessary Forum categories, it being Mobiles, Computers, Programming, Web Development, Graphics and Designing etc.

Gallery and Gaming:-
The Picture Gallery and Arcade are simply an added fun to attract visitors, thus making Tech555 a home for every kind.

Keeping it Clean and Beautiful:-
Keeping colors bright, simple and soothing to eyes and mind. Thus, keeping visitors stay longer.

Its passed just 2 months since I have bought the license and have already put in so many efforts day and night in understanding vBulletin and customizing according to user's needs. However, the community is still lacking its activeness but already have over 280 members in 2 months and growing rapidly, thus proving Tech555 having a great potential. This time its a complete new design (not the darker one), definitely hoping to get nominated this time !!

You can even login at Tech555 with the following details and feel like home :-
Username:- test
Password:- testing

Thank You
Awesome , my vote goes for u.
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Old 04 May 2008, 13:29
heavy1 heavy1 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Site Name: FragTube

URL: www.fragtube.pl

Description: Website for gamers who want to share their frag movies. Forum is modified to allow for movies upload like on youtube.

Reason for Nomination: For bringing media to new level on vb.

Sample pages:
www.fragtube.pl/index.php
http://www.fragtube.pl/forumdisplay.php?f=283
http://www.fragtube.pl/showthread.php?t=4814
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Old 04 May 2008, 18:10
PaylaX PaylaX is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2008

Site Name:
PaylaX PaylaXmak Guzeldir
URL:http://www.paylax.com
Description: PaylaX accommodates Freeware/Shareware Downloads, Webmaster Lessons, Videos and Wallpapers

Reason for Nomination:

Design

PaylaX's d
esign is unique. We take a lot of pains about graphics and because of that they call a lot visitors attention.

Support
There are a lot of programs about all category in PaylaX forum and PaylaX presents a lot of infortmation about all categorys. Most important thing about us is supporting visitors after sharing.

Content
PaylaX presents many information network that has photoshop lessons,vbulletin support board for webmasters,technology news, videos ext.. about all different categories


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Last edited by PaylaX; 27 May 2008 at 15:55.
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Old 04 May 2008, 18:16
dj_f16 dj_f16 is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Real name: Metin METE
Originally Posted by PaylaX View Post

Site Name:
PaylaX PaylaXmak Guzeldir
URL:http://www.paylax.com
Description: PaylaX accommodates Freeware/Shareware Downloads, Webmaster Lessons, Videos and Wallpapers

Reason for Nomination:

Design

PaylaX's d
esign is unique. We take a lot of pains about graphics and because of that they call a lot visitors attention.

Support
There are a lot of programs about all category in PaylaX forum and PaylaX presents a lot of infortmation about all categorys. Most important thing about us is supporting visitors after sharing.

Content
PaylaX presents many information network that has photoshop lessons,vbulletin support board for webmasters,technology news, videos ext.. about all different categories


Very Good
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Old 04 May 2008, 18:21
schlottkej schlottkej is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Site Name: TheWrestlingTalk.com
URL: http://www.TheWrestlingTalk.com
Description: Largest amateur wrestling forum on the Internet with discussion topics ranging from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to Political chat about the 2008 Presidential Election.

1. Boasts many of the best wrestling minds in the nation
2. Unique usage of YouTube API for over 3,000 videos (and counting)
3. Retro logo from "Back in the Day", but upgraded FishEye menu system
4. Ad-free: for logged in users
5. Masterfully SEO'd

Samples:
http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/ Front
http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/vBTube.php Videos section
http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/inte...zerbaijan.html Live Coverage Page
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Last edited by schlottkej; 04 May 2008 at 18:36.
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Old 04 May 2008, 18:32
filmcanavari filmcanavari is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Originally Posted by PaylaX View Post

Site Name:
PaylaX PaylaXmak Guzeldir
URL:http://www.paylax.com
Description: PaylaX accommodates Freeware/Shareware Downloads, Webmaster Lessons, Videos and Wallpapers

Reason for Nomination:

Design

PaylaX's d
esign is unique. We take a lot of pains about graphics and because of that they call a lot visitors attention.

Support
There are a lot of programs about all category in PaylaX forum and PaylaX presents a lot of infortmation about all categorys. Most important thing about us is supporting visitors after sharing.

Content
PaylaX presents many information network that has photoshop lessons,vbulletin support board for webmasters,technology news, videos ext.. about all different categories


I second this one!
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Old 04 May 2008, 20:46
laserterd laserterd is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Spectra Forum :: Laser Pointer Discussion


Site Name: Spectra Forum
Site URL: http://www.spectraforum.com
Short Summary: A discussion about lasers, laser pointers, and the sort.




Reason for Nominating:

This board is clear, not cluttered, and the theme is very lasery. There are thousands of helpful posts regarding the safe use of lasers and laser pointers (ones that can burn, melt, and pop balloons), and about which companies are scams, and which are good quality. Our users are very knowledgeable when it comes to the world of lasers, and anyone thinking of buying a burning green laser, or any other laser, such as blue lasers, yellow lasers, purple lasers, or anything of that sort, should consult with this forum first.


Do it Yourself Info
There are also a number of helpful DIY tutorials on how to easily make your own burning laser for cheap, that will last a long time.


Basically, this board has saved a lot of peoples' money (and retinas), and it contains a lot of useful information regarding the world of lasers and laser technology. We have also given away a few lasers in contests for free, to help people get started with their hobby. It also looks pretty awesome in my opinion.




http://www.spectraforum.com


Want to try it out yourself?
User login: vbtest
User password: vbtest
Login Here


Here are a few pictures of the index of the board itself:
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Last edited by laserterd; 07 May 2008 at 08:14. Reason: added pictures
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Old 04 May 2008, 21:18
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EagleNick EagleNick is offline
 
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Real name: Nick
Originally Posted by laserterd View Post
Site Name: Spectra Forum
Site URL: http://www.spectraforum.com
Short Summary: A discussion about lasers, laser pointers, and the sort.
I second this one.

Last edited by EagleNick; 05 May 2008 at 21:15.
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Old 04 May 2008, 23:51
Boosted Panda Boosted Panda is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Real name: Matt
Site Name:
Yorkiechat.net

URL:
http://www.yorkiechat.net/forum/index.php

Description:
Donation based Yorkieshire Terrier Community. Two Month old website with 421 members, almost 65,000 posts, 200 donating members, and steady growth.

Reason for Nomination:
Extremely friend and fast growing! Just celebrating our 3 month anniversary in 15 days YC has grown beyond belief. Some of the reasons I feel YC should be the Board of the Month is the extensive modding and custom content while staying true to the vBulletin feel. Some mods installed, a custom retrofitted iTrader System with phpClassifieds, custom retrofitted Awards Systems with automatic awards, custom theme and postbit, MGC Chatbox, vBulletin.org System Template Modifications, Arcade, Thank You Hack System, vBadvanced, a custom Breeder Section and Members Area, and many other smaller mods!

Last edited by Boosted Panda; 28 May 2008 at 04:41.
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Old 05 May 2008, 02:21
wicked80 wicked80 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Tried for April and May but did not made through ...Will give it one last try for the month of June.We made some major changes and would like to nominate our site:

Site Name: CricFever

URL: http://www.cricfever.com

Description: CricFever is a website for cricket fans all around the globe. CricFever provides the latest cricket videos, cricket forums, cricket groups,blogs and lot's more.

Reason for Nomination: We would like to know how we are going and how we can improve our site more for the 10k+ users.Thanks for time and consideration.
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Old 05 May 2008, 13:33
glennybee glennybee is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Site Name: Digital Kaos
URL: http://www.digital-kaos.co.uk

Description: Digital Kaos Forums - Dreambox Support Forum from the very best. We offer support, help and advice for all models of dreambox including dm500, dm600, dm7000, dm800 & dm8000. We also have forums for games consoles, cable and satellite tv, mobile phones/PDAs, PC help and Home Entertainment.

Reason for Nomination: Site has been active just short of 3 months and we already have 1,450+ members and 13,500+ posts. Several mods done to the site including new style which is very easy on the eyes. Very friendly member base and always willing to help. We're not here to make money, only to help.

Thanks
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Old 07 May 2008, 17:06
JJ the Fox JJ the Fox is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Site Name: Teal and Black

URL: http://www.tealandblack.net

Description: Florida Marlins Baseball Fan Site
Reason for Nomination: Just a few months old fan site with a dedicated user base. A smooth, clean design with user maintained blogs and other marlin features that coexist with the board seamlessly.

The forum utilizes several vbulletin.org template modifications, plug-ins and products and we feel is a good showcase to what those can do.
 



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