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Old 02-27-2008, 12:47 AM   #11
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I've seen other forums that REQUIRE that you post your tank info in your signature line. If you don't, they kick you out after a week or so. Pretty brutal... but it get's the job done. The only problem is that with something like that, you have to actually have a person go in and follow through on the threat, which takes a lot of time.

I don't think you're missing any of the changes fijiwigi.
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Old 02-27-2008, 12:52 AM   #12
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We're still in progress. The articles have been migrated from the old site - these had to be done by hand and it was time consuming, but the excellent content was well worth the labor.

We have added tools to cut down on garbage and prevent malware.

There are some enhanced profile options. You can set up a personal photo album in your profile, personalize your profile and add some basic info about yourself.

We are still working on bugs in the gallery and adding some other features, but it takes time. Our first focus has been on these basics and then we'll move on to more profile enhancements and some other cool stuff. Thanks for being patient.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:22 AM   #13
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...Our first focus has been on these basics and then we'll move on to more profile enhancements and some other cool stuff. Thanks for being patient.
The "my info" stuff, in my opinion, is about the most basic essential folks need that give any advice on this forum. It's not an enhancement or "cool stuff"... it's something that helps people give good advice.

For example, I just read a post this evening from someone asking a specific question about their water parameters. To answer that question, I need to know what livestock this person has in their tank, what size it is, etc. Now I know this person has stated all this in some previous thread, I just can't remember what the answers are - and who can with all the members here! Am I going to search through the hundreds of posts from this person to find that one tidbit of info? No. Should this person have to repeat this info everytime they ask a question? No. Should they put it in their signature line? Probably. Am I going to ask this person, yet again as others have in previous posts, to please repeat this information? No - my time is limited and I'm just going to move on to the next post that I can answer without having to play 20 questions with this person.

I just can't see how that type of feature ranks lower in the prioirty list than the ability to turn your profile page pink with a neon blue font.
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Old 02-27-2008, 01:38 AM   #14
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I just can't see how that type of feature ranks lower in the prioirty list than the ability to turn your profile page pink with a neon blue font.
So I can turn my profile pink with a neaon blue font. Sounds like a cool feature:p I see your point on the tank info problem. Should be the first thing to change in my opinion as well. I also have that issue when responding to a post of trying to remember what exactly the persons tank is like or if it is freshwater or saltwater. I usually use the Quick links buttons for todays posts and don't really pay attention to what thread the post was originally started on. So i have to scroll up to see what thread I am on.
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The customized colors of the profiles was an out-of-the-box feature with vBulletin. We did not put that in from of getting the tank info restored.

I apologize for not getting this ported over. I have had various issues arise that have prevented me from getting this done. I will try to find a database person who can help with this today. We might not be able to port everything over and will just have to put the fields in place and ask members to fill them in.
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I'd say if you are having problems with this, I would just post the fields and make an announcement on the front page. That way people will update their My Info page with their most up-to-date information about their tanks. Sure it would be a pain for the users but it would get you the most accurate information. Just my 2 cents!
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Old 03-05-2008, 02:52 PM   #17
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I was gone for a while, when was this site sold (I assume from andy's join date it was only a few months ago?), to who and for how much?
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Old 03-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #18
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I was gone for a while, when was this site sold (I assume from andy's join date it was only a few months ago?), to who and for how much?
I was thinking the same thing. I joined back in October of 2006 when I got my first 10gallon tank. After it was setup and running smoothly, unfortunately, I stopped visiting this great site.
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The sale went through and the new ownership occured mid Dec. Andy's profile can be viewed by clicking on his name three posts up from mine.

The details of the sale are of course private to the involved parties.
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