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  • #46
    Nice choices this month!

    - The World of Politics: a bit foreboding and militaristic for me, although of course since it's a discussion site about politics and the military, I guess the latter part makes sense! Communitywise, I like the admin's fairness in a topic that is especially contentious these days. (Even so, I couldn't read some threads without wanting to smack a couple of the posters! Not that this is the site owner's fault, LOL!) In any event, the design isn't much different from default, so points off there.

    - Vbulletin-Style: Wow! Vb-S is certainly moving towards being a wonderful resource for vB admins, as all the other Floris-run sites I've seen are already. Not sure it's there quite yet, but it's awfully new as far as I can tell, so I can't quite judge that yet. Stylewise, it seems to be a blue version of the Professional template as seen on vbulletin-fans, right? Makes sense to have a unifying look across related sites, and it is a very nice adaptation of the template. (Except for those darn penguins, which are cute but -- as a background image -- don't really work for me.)

    - GreenHybrid: What I know about hybrids you could stuff in a thimble and still have room left over for a gas-guzzling SUV. That said? This site is as neat and clean as one of the cars it idolizes, and best of all, it's highly original & attractive to boot. The integrated features such as the articles, comparison database, front page, and photo gallery fit in smoothly and seamlessly. (That comparison database is particularly gorgeous -- is that vbGarage or an original program?) My only real negative is the dark tan background, which seems to come out of nowhere. I'd love to see an orange or green background to match the logo, or a soft blue to fit in with the faded background of that sleek, lovely menu. Otherwise, this is a winner.

    - WarBoards: Quite a slick front page there, with a look that captures the ice-cold metal appearance of a sword and shield. The logo is very attractive -- regal, really -- and best of all, adds some needed color to what's otherwise a nearly monochrome style; in fact, I kinda wish some of the muted colors had been used sparingly in either the on/off icons or as some kind of accent on the category headings. As with hybrid cars, I'm not familiar with Warcraft or similar games (I'm a FPS gal, meself), but one glance at the incredibly active boards shows that the community is flourishing. Finally, a small note: on my dialup connection, that postbit took forever to download.

    TalkWeed: Holy cow is that a great background or what? I know it's just a fade but it just smacks me in the face with its coolness. Anyway. At first glance the site impressed me with its gunmetal silver and sleek green color scheme, but the more I looked at it, I realized that I'd actually have expected a forum related to this topic to have a style that's a bit more ... oh, I dunno, fun maybe? This seems like such a Serious, No Funny-Business Allowed design for a community devoted to gettin' toasted. Another downside -- as an editor I can't help but notice the spelling errors on all-too-prominent display. ("Add" instead of Ad and "Members's" instead of Members' are both on forumhome.) I know that's nitpicky but, well, bad editing does affect my impressions of a site. Just MHO though; I strongly suspect that the target audience for TW isn't as anal retentive as I am! On the plus side, I love the photos visible on the homepage courtesy of vBGarage! Nice touch.

    So that's my take on this month's nominees, for what it's worth. My choice for winner: Green Hybrid, with VB-Style a close second. Well done, all!
    Kira

    EpiGuide: Web Entertainment Forums - vB Board of the Month, Aug 2007
    About Schuyler Falls, an Original Drama | Falling Sky Designs

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    • #47
      Thanks for the kind words. I truly appreciate it

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      • #48
        greenhybrid's site for me, for sure.
        Neat, clean, light pleasant colors, straightforward and easy navigation making finding info a breeze and overall a well thought out layout.

        Congrats to the rest of the sites too.
        vbArticles.com, now open!
        Content Management for vBulletin, made easy

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        • #49
          I voted for vbulletin-style.com. The skin is amazing!

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          • #50
            Tis a tough one this month. Nothing stands out to me from any of the others. Just going to vote for GreenHybrid because it has pretty colors
            Dean Clatworthy - Web Developer/Designer

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            • #51
              vbulletin-style.com voted, can't help myself, I go there alot.

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              • #52
                *sweet*

                Thank you all for voting!

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                • #53
                  reminder...today's the last day to vote
                  ManagerJosh, Owner of 4 XenForo Licenses, 1 vBulletin Legacy License, 1 Internet Brands Suite License
                  Director, WorldSims.org | Gaming Hosting Administrator, SimGames.net, Urban Online Entertainment

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                  • #54
                    That is really cool, thank you all for voting and I hope a lot of people will come and visit my site and register </spam>

                    But seriously, I really do appriciate it that everybody has voted for my site. My second Board of the Month award (last one was November 2003 for vBulletin.nl)

                    I will surely contact you in private Scott, and I feel very sorry for the runner up winners, the other boards are amazing too. Good luck in the future with your communities and I hope you get a second change.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by s.molinari
                      Wow! Landslide win for vbulletin-style.com.

                      Give a big round of applaus for our vB BotM June winner.

                      Could the owner or admin please contact me via PM with their prize wish and link to their banner for the Winner's Circle. Thanx.

                      Scott
                      vB BotM winners get prizes now?
                      :)

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