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Revision of Welcome on our new site! from Fri, 2006-08-18 01:27

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As you can see we have moved. It took quite some time to move the old forums and guides to this site and configure everything but now the site is finally ready to be used. There are a few things that are different now, many features are improvements however the forums look totally different now. Even though the forums seem plain at first sight, they are much faster now than the old ones. There is still a lot of work to do on them, mainly about the style, but that will be done soon.

We moved to this cms because our old system was way to buggy and slow. Load times were atrocious sometimes and navigating through the site was just not enjoyable anymore. This system is much faster, cleaner and a lot lighter on the code. Also the site has a 'throttle' function which reduces the sites features if there is a lot of traffic, while still keeping content accessible as fast as possible.

Our site now has stopped trying to provide many different things like downloads and macros as well as guides. We find that we weren't able to focus on anything well enough beside guide making. So we decided to take a load off our shoulder and concentrate fully on guides, which will improve guide quality and the pace at which we'll provide them as well. People are strongly encouraged to participate in guide writing, we have added rewards etc. but all about that can be read here: http://www.wow-pro.com/node/722

Things that still need to be done:

- forums need a rehaul in looks and avaliable features, e.g. badges need to be shown etc.
- join dates are toally messed up, need to be corrected
- the site needs it's theme completely redesigned and graphics need to be made for different parts of the site
- user points need to be rewarded for votes that people get on their guides
- avatars should normally appear in a different spot in comments (outside of forums that is)

I won't list all the features that the site has now, I'll let you discover those on your own, though the most important change I want to hint at is that forums aren't used for guides anymore AT ALL. Only for discussing. If you have any suggestions or feedback, use the contact form or write a PM to me. (Btw your PMs were imported, however they might contain a few charset errors, apologies for that)

- Snowflake

Comments

It's looks like that for

It's looks like that for me:

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/4792/wowprofontth8.jpg

I'm using Opera/9.01 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en).

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hmm I don't have any probs

hmm I don't have any probs reading that, does anyone else find that the font is unreadable?

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Strange, all I can say is

Strange, all I can say is that it doesn't 'feel' like it's real black. If I use the 'User mode' style sheet within Opera to show the Page (it's using Times New Roman as font), it's clearly better readable.

Maybe it's the font size, dunno.

Font Readability

Please change the main font of the site/forum.. it's hardly readable, especially on white background.

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Uh?

The font is normally Arial, color is black. Not sure why you see a different font...

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin