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New Gaming/Tech forum!

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by damowhite666, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Hello there, I've set up a new forum called Forum 'n' Stuff!

    The main theme for the forum will be about computers, but there are general forums & gaming forums to post. This is a brand new forum so there will only be one member & that would be me ;)

    I do periodically gain FREE game codes for Steam/Origin. FREE game codes here

    My forum also uses 256-bit encryption, yes it's a forum but having encryption will make it harder for hackers to steal your password!

    I hope you like the look of my forum! :D

    Currently working on changing the header/logo for the theme but I thought I could start to let people in. Let me know what you think!

    Well. Here you go!



    Changed Domain! https://forumnstuff.com/

    We own both (co.uk & .com) ;)

    Forgot to mention. AD FREE! This forum will NEVER gain advertisements!
  2. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    Very nice style, just needs content adding but the style which is basically the only thing i can comment is very good.
  3. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Thank you :) I know forums take quite awhile to take off so I'm just trying to advertise in the right places.
    Shelley likes this.
  4. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I suggest XenPorta for articles and adding lots of content.
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  5. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Thank you, seems like a must have add-on. Installed :)
  6. oman

    oman Well-Known Member

    Nice forum! You have picked a great style for it.

    The only thing I would suggest is to start off with less forums, and fill these forums with content - which I'm sure could be achieved in good time. :)

    Good luck with your forum! (y)
  7. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Do you know where I can download blocks for XenPortal ? Just a list of xml. files would do ? They seem to be scattered everywhere.
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    ask in the xenporta thread.
  9. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Blocks are in the download package. There's a folder within the download with lots of blocks... Feel silly after searching for a hour or so.. Just to find that I had them all along..
  10. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Murphy's Law.
  11. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Need some help on the use of images ? If you look at my forum banner at the top... What image laws am I breaking there ? If I am... What can I do ? I mean what kind of banner can I upload ? What images can I use. Rather not be sued/fined... Thanks :)
  12. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    Nice theme but you may want to have an actual logo. It looks so nice and then you have that boring text saying Form 'n' Stuff. A logo image with some style over that gif would do wonders.

    Personally, from my experience, you have far too many categories. I know it's an all in one forum but you have too much content spread too far apart, which makes your forum look empty. The best way for a forum to grow is to start small and expand. My forum took 2 years to get to it's current size, and since we timed it right, every forum is used every day. You wont see that for quite awhile and it'll scare off people.

    The url is meh. Co.uk? You certainly are limiting your audience. An all in one forum wants a top level domain. You want everyone. Not just Europe. Co.uk....as an American user....personally that's not easy to remember and it's sort of a turn off.

    Good start, but a long way to go. Good luck (y)
  13. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    What do you mean ? Would using .com make a difference ?
  14. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    A rather large difference. You are limiting your audience to Europe. It would be the same as I using the domain .US - I'd obviously be targeting the USA. Dot com, Dot, Net, and Dot Org are the biggest domain names on the net and are considered global. That's why everyone wants one. COM is the best you can get.
  15. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Ahh I see... Thanks :)
  16. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Installed the following.

    • XenMoods
    • Taiga Chat (Soon paid version)
    • Tapatalk
    • Social
    • Online Status
    :D Feeling quite proud!
    Looking for a Portal that works for my theme.. Xenporta.. Doesn't quite work without a lot of problems :I Come across Widget portal though it's still in beta..
  17. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    • Updated banner :)
    • Soon as Widget Portal is out of beta, we shall have it :)
  18. Sway

    Sway Active Member

    I like the style. scrolling header looks pretty sweet. Looks like you put a lot into this forum. I could be wrong though :x

    How did you get a scrolling header? Bee trying to figure that out for a while now, and i don't get it. :eek:

    Edit: I have to say. This forum does give that warm/dark feel. Perfect for those that do enjoy gaming. Reminds me of my old forum i used with phpbb. That nerdy forum feel in a good way. :D
  19. damowhite666

    damowhite666 Active Member

    Thanks Sway! Also the scrolling header was a part of the theme I bought here. Though I'm pretty sure it uses some kind of jquery code.
  20. Sway

    Sway Active Member

    Oh i like my theme so buying a whole style just for a scrolling header is kinda pointless lol. I'll have to see if i can make one myself, maybe have a vertical scrolling header though. I was very tempted to buy that Basik style of theirs a while back. One thing that's stopping me is the fact that i am going against another forum/server that uses that style. One of those "Oh you're copying me" things going on right now haha. Don't need that drama :x

    I know it uses some sort of jquery code so i'll have to see about putting something together. :p

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