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      Current state of vpsBoard   02/04/2017

      Dear vpsBoard members and guests:

      Over the last year or two vpsBoard activity and traffic has dwindled. I have had a change of career and interests, and as such am no longer an active member of the web hosting industry.

      Due to time constraints and new interests I no longer wish to continue to maintain vpsBoard. The web site will remain only as an archive to preserve and showcase some of the great material, guides, and industry news that has been generated by members, some of which I remain in contact to this very day and now regard as personal friends.

      I want to thank all of our members who helped make vpsBoard the fastest growing industry forum. In it's prime it was an active and ripe source of activity, news, guides and just general off-topic banter and fun.

      I wish all members and guests the very best, whether it be with your business or your personal projects.

      -MannDude
MannDude

Ideas and suggestions for vpsBoard

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I was thinking about the offers section here a bit ago and was thinking it would be a good idea to make a section called "Low End Offers"
 

 

Perhaps a special place for the gazillions of Colocrossing ads :) ?

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Another silly idea:

 

Maybe we could have a recommendations section on the forums? Basically it would be a just what it sounds like, a forum section dedicated to collecting user recommendations of various sorts. If I were to look for a lightweight forum platform for example, I'd start a thread, people with expertise in the area would suggest them and when another member would come along and look for the same thing, they'd be able to easily find it in this particular section of the forums. This could span all sorts of categories, and the idea is that eventually each of them would have a thread dedicated to it.

 

Feel free to scold me if this is an absolutely terrible suggestion.

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The gravatars are working fine. See mine.

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The gravatars are working fine. See mine.

 

What's not working is e-mail based avatar generation for those who don't have an image uploaded to Gravatar or otherwise.

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In the other forum, one thing i dislike is everyday, multiple post of some new random guy asking for a VPS with such and such configuration.  Which sucks, because just 5minute research, you can find answer to your question already.  

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I think the Search feature of the forum is not good enough. When I search for "ssd vps" I am not getting any results. Where as a simple Google search for "site:vpsboard.com ssd vps" does return required results.

 

Please look into how Search can be improved in IPB with a plugin or something. I came across below plugin which might be helpful.

 

http://community.invisionpower.com/files/file/6018-hq-google-cse-pro/

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I don't know if I'm the only one annoyed by this, but when i click on a thread i am taken to the beginning of the thread. It would be much better if the link would take me to the first unread post in the thread. Otherwise i have to scroll, scroll, scroll and skim through everything i've already read - annoying.

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That was annoying for me as well, until I discovered that little icon in front of the thread title which takes you to the first unread post.

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That was annoying for me as well, until I discovered that little icon in front of the thread title which takes you to the first unread post.

 

Ahh, there it is. Thanks! :)

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I think I will write up a guide with screenshots titled, "How to use this forum". It will include all the little tips/tricks on how to get the most out of it. =]

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I'd like a way to mark a topic as "this topic never appears in 'new content'" or an "ignore updates to this thread" button. There are many threads I cba to read that get updated a lot. Clearly, this is just user laziness but it's a feature I'd use.

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So far so good, so good so far! Reading over this thread I think that many are just trying to perfect something that's pretty much perfected.

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that's pretty much perfected

Your're right. Nothing to complain about.

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@MannDude, I'd be willing to invest into vpsBoard on a monthly basis.

 

Contact me via Skype when you have a mo :).

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