vpsBoard's Future

Discussion in 'Announcements & Contests' started by Jonathan, May 4, 2017.

  1. Jonathan

    Jonathan Woohoo Administrator Verified Provider

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    As you may have recently have heard, ownership and management of vpsBoard has been taken over by KnownHost. That may leave you wondering where we stand on transparency and how we will remain unbiased towards other provides.

    As you may know, KnownHost is a managed VPS provider, we take pride in our customers and attempt to provide a white label experience. We wish to do the same with vpsBoard. With vpsBoard you will be free to post your offers without any interference or censorship from us as long as your post are within the rules of the forum. Which you can view here. We will not take any action against a member, positive or negative, for being a customer of KnownHost or writing a review about KnownHost or its brands. We wish to keep vpsBoard as an unbiased place for everyone to share knowledge.

    Our vision for vpsBoard

    @MannDude set out a great vision for vpsBoard when it began, and we do not wish to change that. You can see it at https://vpsboard.com/threads/this-is-vpsboard.2223/

    Moderation Approach

    vpsBoard's moderation team will be taking a light-handed approach to moderation in keeping true with our mission of transparency. New members are always welcome here. Posts/threads will not be moderated or locked simply because a user or provider got their feelings hurt or disagrees with a post or review. We are of the opinion that potential customers can review any arguments put forth by the customer and the company to make an informed decision about what happened.

    vpsBoard Staff
    Previous staff from vpsBoard consisted of @MannDude, @HalfEatenPie, @MartinD and @Nick.

    @MannDude will be remaining on-board as a moderator and will poke his head in as his personal life allows. He is the founder of vpsBoard and we all owe him a great deal for this being here for us to all convene.

    @HalfEatenPie is retiring and will not have any moderation/administrative duties. He plans to stick with the community.

    @MartinD retired prior to vpsBoard’s shutdown and will remain retired. He is no longer involved with the hosting industry but is always welcome here, of course.

    @Nick is remaining on staff as a moderator.

    In addition to @MannDude and @Nick, a few trusted community members will be joining the moderation team:

    @ChrisM
    @raindog308
    @~Lee~

    For sake of transparency, @ChrisM and I are KnownHost employees.

    Congratulations to our new and existing moderation team, and a huge thanks to MannDude for founding vpsBoard, and HalfEatenPie and Martin-D for their years of work put into ensuring vpsBoard was the best web hosting forum.

    What's New
    The core of vpsBoard has been moved off of the old and much hated IPB software over to the XenForo platform. You should find this platform to be much faster and cleaner with a much better user experience overall.

    The offers section no longer consists of verified/unverified provider's offerings, it simply consists of offerings. The verified provider user type does still exist and for the time being is only a badge displayed under your name on posts. It does still give access to a private forum that only verified providers are able to access.

    vpsBoard is being revamped into a more generalized hosting forum, and not geared so much at VPSs specifically. Virtualized hosting will likely always be the focal of vpsBoard as it continues to grow in popularity around the world compared to bare metal hosting.

    #vpsBoard IRC
    #vpsboard on irc.freenode.net is alive and kicking! Come on in and join the party. Don't forget to add your IRC handle to your vpsB profile.

    Advertising on vpsBoard
    At this time no official advertising packages/spots have been set. This will happen at a later time. Our primary focus right now is on the community.

    When advertising packages are announced, past-advertisers will get first dibs on the available spots/packages.

    If you're interested in advertising on vpsBoard immediately please contact me via PM.

    Feedback & Support
    Got suggestions? Need help? Head over to https://vpsboard.com/forums/feedback-support.48/
     
  2. Eased

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    Best of luck.
     
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  3. oneilonline

    oneilonline Member Verified Provider

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    Welcome back!
     
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  4. ndelaespada

    ndelaespada Member Verified Provider

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    Great news! Looking forward to seeing this place alive again.
     
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  5. serverian

    serverian Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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  6. serverian

    serverian Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    Putting the link of New Posts to the left of Forums, Members, etc menu would be nice.
     
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  7. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    Not yet but you never know :)
     
  8. Mayers

    Mayers Member Verified Provider

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    It's great to see this forum open again :).
     
  9. Exhds

    Exhds New Member

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  10. Exhds

    Exhds New Member

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    Awesome!
     
  11. k0nsl

    k0nsl Bad Goy

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    Good question. I certainly hope so!

    And as for vpsBoard being back...that came as quite the surprise. I hope the resurrection of the board will be a success and I'll try to do my part in contributing some content when I can.

    Best wishes,
    -k0nsl

     
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  12. Jonathan

    Jonathan Woohoo Administrator Verified Provider

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    Good idea, I'll get that added!
     
  13. Jonathan

    Jonathan Woohoo Administrator Verified Provider

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    We sure do appreciate it :)
     
  14. serverian

    serverian Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    @Lee, I'm not getting any notifications when my post is quoted. Is that intentional?
     
  15. ChrisM

    ChrisM Cocktail Enthusiast Moderator Verified Provider

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  16. Jonathan

    Jonathan Woohoo Administrator Verified Provider

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    How's this?

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  17. Lee

    Lee Retired Staff Retired Staff Verified Provider

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    @Jonathan than is that the settings on the Xenforo? I did notice I was not getting any either.
     
  18. serverian

    serverian Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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  19. serverian

    serverian Well-Known Member Verified Provider

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    Putting it on the far left would be easier to click I think. I welcome others' suggestions.
     
  20. vpsrus

    vpsrus New Member

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    Great News, Welcome Back
     
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