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Post by roddy15 on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 4:00 pm



Hey,

I'm posting this as an advertisement. I recently made a new forum called Techy Boards. Our goal is to bring technology lovers together, our forum is nearly complete but we are now opening to allow you to register and if you want to just read as a taster we have a lot of areas open to guests.

My brother legocrazy505 and I have been posting there to add some content so you can come on in and post straight away! Our forum is simple to use and is powered by Forumotion and phpBB3.

We also use a system called gadget points which are earned through posts, gaining friends, winning contests and much more! You can then use those points in Forum Stores, where you can buy VIP Membership and more cool items!

VIP Membership gives you exclusive access to special features such as an IRC and a special forum, we are adding more VIP Features in the future!

We will also have a minecraft server and much much more!

Why join right now?
Simple! For the 1st 5 members you get an exclusive rank, 1000 gadget points and unlimited VIP Membership!

Register Now!

I hope to see you there!

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Post by Tennisdude on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 4:03 pm

I joined! Seems like a great place!

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Post by legodac on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 4:16 pm

I have joined as well

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Post by roddy15 on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 4:26 pm

Thanks both, you are both activated

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Post by Elliwhi on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 5:31 pm

Registered! Seems like a cool place! Wink

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Post by roddy15 on Tue 14 Feb 2012, 5:37 pm

Activated!

Only 2 VIP Founder Memberships left!

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Post by Elliwhi on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 11:04 am

Thank you! Wink Nice forum BTW!

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Post by roddy15 on Wed 15 Feb 2012, 12:06 pm

No more VIP Founder Memberships to giveaway!

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Post by Tennisdude on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 7:11 am

Yep! And the forum has gotten 200 posts in its opening day!

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Post by roddy15 on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 10:14 am

Updated URL and name change. Our logo will be changing soon.

The reason for this change was that we were against over 1 billion search results on google, with the change it's not cut down to around 4 million.

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Post by Elliwhi on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 10:30 am

Oh. Right... 1 Billion is ALOT! Razz

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Post by roddy15 on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 11:27 am

Honestly I think Techy Boards sounds much more catchy and modern Razz

Logo updated to match new name as google were crawling, got to impress Razz

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Post by Elliwhi on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 11:40 am

Techy Boards... That sounds so cute Razz

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Post by roddy15 on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 11:45 am

Try type it 5 times

Techy Boards, Techy Boards, Techy Boards, Techy Boards, Techy Boards

Eh... it's harder to say it

UPDATE: Management Spots open on the forum!

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Post by Tennisdude on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 11:45 am

4 Million instead of a billion should help you be found a little easier. Razz
Looks great though!

Management spots?!!?!?!?!? Yay! *goes to forum* Razz

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Post by roddy15 on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 11:58 am

Google seem to like crawling Razz

Management spot openings are found here:
http://techyboards.forumotion.com/t35-management-spots-open

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Post by Tennisdude on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 12:21 pm

I applied for one! Wink

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Post by roddy15 on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 12:27 pm

February Contest also announced, hopefully we'll get some members from it. Really, really committed to making Techy Boards work.

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Post by Tennisdude on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 12:44 pm

Great! I hope to help you in any way I can.

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Post by FatCatNine on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 2:15 pm

@Tennisdude wrote:Management spots?!!?!?!?!? Yay! *goes to forum* Razz
You power hungry little Tennis Racket... Razz JK. I'd apply but I'm overloaded with being staff on forums. SMBX and this one being the most important.

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Post by Tennisdude on Thu 16 Feb 2012, 2:41 pm

I just like to help. Razz I understand if you are busy.

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Post by roddy15 on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 9:31 am

2 applications in. 1 through the topic and 1 through email. Razz Which way was the right way? Razz

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Post by Tennisdude on Fri 17 Feb 2012, 12:22 pm

I thought it was through the email.

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Post by roddy15 on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 12:16 pm

Going to be working on a homepage, I got a very good book on HTML5 and CSS3.

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Post by legodac on Sat 18 Feb 2012, 2:06 pm

Looking forward pal, keep up the good work eh

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Post by roddy15 on Sun 19 Feb 2012, 2:13 pm

Working on a vBulletin forum, don't know if I'll go ahead with switching it over though as the domain name isn't that great.

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Post by legodac on Tue 21 Feb 2012, 7:21 pm

Why not borrow a word from Lego, may attract some attention, after all, it's how most of us met ...

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Post by roddy15 on Wed 22 Feb 2012, 12:12 pm

Won't switch to vBulletin due to running costs. Forumotion will remain the host. I could put keywords in for LEGO if that's what you mean to maybe when people google something around LEGO Techy Boards appear?

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Post by Packuzdudeguy12 on Tue 28 Feb 2012, 4:46 pm

That would be a good advertisement idea.

Seems like an interesting forum! Not sure if I will join yet though.

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Post by roddy15 on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 5:54 am

Yeah, so quick update. March contest is to design a logo. April will be another referral contest only easier and with increased prizes Smile

Google have also been crawling and we now have a better SEO, which meant we got some of our first viewers from google pretty fast after we were put on the ir search engines.

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Post by Tennisdude on Sun 04 Mar 2012, 5:27 pm

I'll probably do the april contest!

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Post by The Soccer Freak on Wed 07 Mar 2012, 6:32 pm

I'm getting interested in this. Do you have any insider info about the new Ipad? Razz

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Post by roddy15 on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 12:29 pm

No I wasn't invited. Razz

I know the info now though since it was handed out in a press release all over the internet. New iSight 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording, new 1080p retina display with supposedly the pixels are 5x times smaller, new 5.1 firmware which was released today for all the other Apple devices. I can also tell you, the iPad 3 is priced around the €500 mark however the iPad 2 will be reduced in price to I think around €300-€400 when the iPad 3 is launched so you may be better buying the iPad 2 if you aren't interested in full HD display and a HD camera.

Anyway onto the actual forum, we will be adding a bit now over the next few months so really if you want to help out with hopefully getting Techy Boards off the ground then now is the time to join and post. We have 3 contests running this month, a posting, referral and logo design with different prizes for all.

I'll also reveal that if Techy Boards survives until the end of the year there will be a huge prize draw.

Also would like to point out that VIP Founders will be now subject to standard VIP conditions basically meaning if you don't bother logging in and posting at all since you've registered then we will be removing your status.

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Post by Tennisdude on Sat 10 Mar 2012, 7:41 pm

Cool info! I'll try to get on more and post.

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Post by Elliwhi on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 5:02 am

Yeah, same. Sorry I've been inactive....

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Post by roddy15 on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 6:29 pm

Main goal for the year is members and surviving. All the other forums I've started fail to survive for a year without having to completely change their focus.

Tennisdude your idea on MLNT there was good but what I'm doing is waiting just for another 1-2 members before setting it up, I planned on doing gaming events from the start as it's another area that can be enjoyed on the forum and it's a plus for advertisement. The handy thing is with the gadget points prizes can be given for winners of leagues and gaming competitions.

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Post by Tennisdude on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 6:44 pm

Cool! Let me know if you want some help!

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Post by roddy15 on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 6:48 pm

A lot of help will be needed hopefully soon so getting a mod is top on my list. Probably won't bother getting unpaid interns just mods straight away.

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Post by Tennisdude on Sun 11 Mar 2012, 8:07 pm

Ok, I'll be ready to help! Wink
I like that group- Unpaid Interns! Razz I just think that's catchy, I don't know why. Razz

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Post by roddy15 on Sat 17 Mar 2012, 6:57 pm

Doing some forum updates and adding some small things, the bigger things are either now in testing or they aren't finished just yet.

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Post by Tennisdude on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 12:51 am

I see I've been added to the moderators group! I will do my best.

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Post by roddy15 on Sun 18 Mar 2012, 9:26 am

We are giving 20 gadgets points to the next person who spots the changes to our forum!

We've also had issues with newsletter sending but we will send it through PM from now on for people who had issues.

We are currently working a some new stuff and hopefully we can get more members. Basically to survive we need to get the word out, gadgets and flashy things don't make people see the site, getting the word out about the forum will at least make a few people look at the site and maybe look around for a day and then join or they may join straight away.

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Post by roddy15 on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 7:28 pm

Hopefully this isn't seen as a bump but we have now changed forum hosts and forum software.

http://techyboards.x10.bz

Google are starting to crawl and I've submitted the URL to bing.

The new software (MyBB) gives us better features for Premium Members (VIP Members) and better options for members. There is also a few things it doesn't have standard but there are over 400 plug-ins we can use to add anything that isn't there.

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Post by Tennisdude on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 7:52 pm

It looks great! I signed up. Am I supposed to? Or we're you going to transfer the members?

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Post by roddy15 on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 8:06 pm

Members can't be transferred due to Forumotion's ToS. I'm leaving the original site fully open until Easter Sunday it will then have a page pointing to our new forum. After a few weeks the original forum will be deleted and everyone will hopefully be on the new forum. Google are crawling now!


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Post by Tennisdude on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 8:29 pm

Okay! Have you approved me?

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Post by roddy15 on Fri 06 Apr 2012, 9:05 pm

Yeah

There's still a few minor things to do, to make sure it's completely ready to start adding the new features but all public forums have been added and most of the moderation tools have been set-up. We just need our original 11 members to migrate and then we can start posting again properly. I think it's a better move to migrate the forum now instead of doing it when we had a couple of thousand posts and 20 members that didn't want to change over.

Tomorrow I'll have an announcement thread up on the new Premium Member features.

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Post by roddy15 on Fri 13 Apr 2012, 6:52 pm

This is just a big announcement. Techy Boards is going back to forumotion, the downtime on the servers was just ridiculous and basically I felt it was causing members not to come back. So at the cost of less features we will remain with forumotion.

Basically we are going back to the old www.techyboards.forumotion.com

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