July Website Update

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  1. Domski

    Domski Admin 2BCProductions

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    Hey guys, I wanted to update everyone on the status of the site and what's to come. I haven't been active this year; however, I plan to change that now that the NHL 17 beta is almost out and the new hockey season is approaching.

    Firstly, we will be changing hosts for the site. This is long overdue to the inconsistency of the current one. This should take effect before August 1st and will help keep the site online 99% of the time. I will continue to monitor and take feedback to make sure everything is smooth.

    The Home page is back. The reason I removed it originally was because I was unable to update it regularly and it grew stale. Why have a home page if it features the same content all the time? Regular users will simply bookmark the forums page and not check it. Well, the plan is to get 3-6 people who will find interesting threads to feature. The focus will be sports, video games, and 2bc with a strong emphasis on the NHL (both game and league). My hope is for the home page to have new content throughout the week. Not every day necessarily but often enough to support having this tab. We will test it out and see what users think.

    If you are interested in this I am looking for users who have Photoshop or a Image program where they can edit and save images of a certain size. Each thread has a image to go along with it, and it needs to be a certain size so that the site doesn't slow down when loading the page. So you can't just grab a google image for example. Comment below if you are interested.

    For instance, this thread had one image 2 sizes. It's important due to load times. Small size is key!

    The main Slider image - 657 x 370 Pixels (File size should be 50 - 100 KB)

    gm-mode.jpg

    Smaller image is 160 x 90 pixels (Average size should be 2 - 6 KB)

    gm-mode-small.jpg

    I am thinking of giving the background image a fresh update. No major changes but I am thinking -
    • new colors for the players' jerseys
    • more banners in the rafters
    • Retired jersey numbers in the rafters (Me and John)

    If you have suggestions leave them below.

    Thanks everyone
     
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  2. Scoracek93

    Scoracek93 Coach

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    Nice to see, Dom. I think the idea to have users look for interesting threads can work out. I nominate @Subby Dubby Doo , because he's really good at photoshop. :p The new background could also keep things fresh.
     
  3. Comebackkids

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    Subby Dubby Doo, Bret Flame Fan and Samee the Sniper can do the graphics.
     
  4. Giroux 28

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    Hornets27 HoRNETS x GiROUX28

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    Great to hear from you again Dom. The changes you have made are great and I am excited for the planned changes and additions coming soon
     
  6. Leafer

    Leafer MVP PICK'EM CHAMP

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    Finally some change
     
  7. Teloch

    Teloch Legend LEGEND

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    Needs more griffins.
     
  8. TheRealMbb

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    you need to put Rotes in a Castle and name it Castle de Banned Humans and all banned people are in it :p
     
  9. Vinny

    Vinny Coach LEGEND

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    The Home Page brings a good vibe when coming on the site and makes thing look fresh. Also the NFL, NBA, and MLB emojis were a good addition. Nice.
     
  10. JetsFan123

    JetsFan123 Hall of Famer

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    It's good that you're back, Dom. Glad to hear we are switching hosts, and also glad the home page is back. Can't wait for what's in store for the future.
     
  11. Blues Clues

    Blues Clues 2BC Elite

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    This is very good to hear. The site needs a new host badly.

    Nice to see you as well.
     
  12. PGen98

    PGen98 Retired Relic LEGEND

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    Still ready and raring to go with the host changes, looking forward to that!

    Also good to see you back at it once again :)
     
  13. David Bondra

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    HOME PAGE! Finally it's back.
     
  14. Giroux 28

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    Also home page is back!!!
     
  15. 93Crazed101

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    I can do images occasionally. I go on and off with this site and hockey in general, but when I'm on the site I wouldn't mind making images.
     
  16. Leafs

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    Really glad to see the homepage back. Should help promote some more quality content from the forums hopefully!
     
  17. Snake3001

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    Hey Domski, I'm interested in working on the homepage, I'd be more about sports than video games but I do play a lot of the major sports video games and follow all of the 4 or 5 major North American sports. I'm pretty good at image editing as well and can definitely be active enough to post a couple quality threads a week. I can post examples of anything if you want as well.
    Just let me know. Thanks.
     
  18. Brew22

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    The Homepage is back!! It's nice to see because now hopefully the forums will have more interesting and well developed threads again! Good to see some change
     
  19. Sonny

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    Put my 2 BC Era series on the home page :kappa
     
  20. Chucky x 27

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    These are nice ideas right there. Thanks for your work Dom :)
     
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