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  • #31
    I'd like to nominate my board as it missed out on the final five for October. It's a Tolkien-related board, and you can find it here:

    http://forums.shoresofvalinor.com

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    • #32
      Well if an eye-candy design is the only reason these raviorelioyaxayc-pr0mpt/lookalike boards are entering the contest, then I say someone should start up a different board of the month competition, one that requires at least some attempt at uniquity. A competition is supposed to BE a competition, not a popularity or lookalike contest.

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      • #33
        well, Id like to nominate my boards.. but we just opened about 3 hours ago (after 3 weeks of editing) the site just went live a little while ago so we only have like 5 users and barly any posts.

        But the style is kick ass... should I nominate my board?

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        • #34
          Go for it, it seems that how raviorelioyaxayc-pr0mpt did on the style or how much it looks like a raviorelioyaxayc-pr0mpt style is the only thing that matters to most of the people who vote in these contests.

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          • #35
            hehe yea show it off man. I think vbulletin should possibly split the contest's up for clarity since it is obvious that most of the winner's are chosen based on design alone.

            Why not have a "design of the month" and then the "board of the month"?
            Dameon White, Lead Designer
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            • #36
              It would probably be wiser of me to just sit back and let the conversation develop, but I am a tad confused.

              Before nominating my travel board, I read the guidelines carefully. I did not want to get involved in a contest over 'traffic,' as I have just started and have very little. I did not want to get involved in a contest about 'Uniquity' as I don’t really think I stand a chance! In fact, I don’t think ANY of the posters and their respective boards stand a chance on ANY of the criteria they set forward as possible competition grounds. Judge traffic; get porn. Judge Uniquity; lose perspective.

              I find it incredible that this word Uniquity can be bandied about with such carelessness. What exactly is so unique about a banner, background color or font? I guarantee you that whatever layout, font or color you choose, someone else, somewhere else has used it before. Uniqueness is a slippery slope. To be truly unique, you would be completely unusable, or you would need to write your forum software from scratch.

              Point number #6 in post #1 of this thread states very clearly how subjective nominations and voting can be. I would expect the senior members on this thread, the yaxay/cprompt 'bashers' or whatever have you, to understand this more than most. Paul J mentions that "People judge the site on more than just which design....the "webmaster"....bought from someone else as opposed to making their own.." and goes on to label a site a Ghost Town. Again, had I known that this is how the 'moral majority' on this forum voted, I would not have entered.

              What I suggest, beyond having two contests, is a simple change to the first post of every contest. Instead of point #6 reading "A good board is based on whatever makes you happy" - it should cover a fixed and rigid set of guidelines based on whatever Paul J, Fury, or whomever else arbitrarily feels is their pet-peeve-of-the-month. "Uniquity," 'Traffic" and "Not Yaxay" could be some defining guidelines for this months contest, from which I would be happy to be removed.

              Paul J, may I suggest that, in light of your postings, you justify your nomination of Xibase. While I enjoyed and agree with your seconding of webdesignforums (great board IMO) - your seconding of Xibase seems solely based on Fury's support of your Yaxay stance.

              Having said this. I put up my board to facilitate easy research of travel for users, thus hopefully making for a better, safer, and 'happier' travel experience. If it makes people happy, that really should be all that matters

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              • #37
                I have to say that Maxxed has it nailed. I think that people in this particular contest have defined "uniquity" as any means that's different other than Ravio - that being graphically heavy.

                Because in all fairness no board ever has ever been "unique." Unique means that it has to be the only one of its kind on a permanent basis. And that will never happen.

                Basically, a lot of people are just tired of the ravio designs in this contest winning.

                And a board can't really be chosen based on traffic either because a lot of entries (such as a few we have here) have just opened. So that would rule them out for like a year.

                I move that we have a vB Design of the Month and then a vB Board of the Month, with the Board of the Month obviously being a bit more prestigious.
                Dameon White, Lead Designer
                InsideThePixel.com "Web Tailoring Inside Out"
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                • #38
                  i would like to nominate my site.. www.fiendworld.com/forum

                  if anyone wants to look, please sign in as my guest name
                  Ed Gein Pass 2443 to fully see everything correct.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by zachb
                    And I would like to second webdesignforums.net. Great job filburt!
                    Thanks

                    BTW I was leery about nominating my board this month. I feel that I have the ability to win but I haven't entered the contests for the previous few months because I didn't want my board associated with these bitter disputes. I think many would agree with me when I say that everybody should just nominate/second the board they want and then vote as they feel appropriate when BOTM Dec voting is ready.

                    It's obvious that fighting is never going to change anybody's opinion and that they're going to vote the way they want on the upcoming poll.
                    --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
                    Web Design Forums.net: vB Board of the Month
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by MaXxed
                      .

                      Paul J, may I suggest that, in light of your postings, you justify your nomination of Xibase. While I enjoyed and agree with your seconding of webdesignforums (great board IMO) - your seconding of Xibase seems solely based on Fury's support of your Yaxay stance.
                      He's a friend, his site doesn't look like 100 others, the people there are very nice, the community feel of it is very good, he puts a lot of his own work into it...many of the things that I feel make a community.

                      A community is something much more than simply buying a design from someone and slapping it on there and saying, "look, a new gaming board with no members...but gee it sure looks pretty! Oh, I own the site but really the only thing I did was buy the domain name and the vb license. I've put no other work into building a community".

                      But month after month, the yaxay/ravio employees spam the board of the month contest with dozens of yaxay/ravio designed ghost towns, knowing that the majority of people voting are yaxay/ravio customers and/or employees and will ensure their victory...based on nothing more than it's looks.

                      Anyway, that's why I support xibase.com because it's a community and a well nutured one at that. Not just a pretty face.

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                      • #41
                        Paul J,

                        Fair points. I can't fairly say that I have been reading the other contest threads so I honestly wouldnt know regarding spamming or other such practise.

                        What I can say is that youve nominated according to the guidelines. The site makes you happy, it has a nice feel, design, what have you. The question is only now about

                        a) Shouldnt others have the same right?
                        b) If not, refine the guidelines to, perhaps, exclude all forums that incorporate external design.

                        The slippery slope as I see it with b) is that you might as well exclude all forms of hacks as well?

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                        • #42
                          Absolutely not.

                          But what has happened many months is these kids that have done no work towards their site other than punching in mom's credit card number on the yaxay site come in and disrespect baord owners who have put years of work into their site.

                          I've lost count of the amount of times I've seen some board win that has like 100 total threads...beating out a board that's been around for a long time with dozens upon dozens of active users, a respected "web presence", a respected group of core community members etc etc.

                          Out voted because the majority of people are either yaxay sockpuppets or people unable to see past a few heavy graphics.

                          As far as the contest goes...change nothing. All some of us are trying to do is get people to realize there are far many more things that go into building a successful community than making it look nice. And those boards deserve to be recognized, not just whoever can purchase the newest design from someone else.

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                          • #43
                            Maybe no discussion as to why you nominated/seconded a board, instead just posting the nomiation/seconding by itself. After all these disputes happen every month.
                            --filburt1, vBulletin.org/vBulletinTemplates.com moderator
                            Web Design Forums.net: vB Board of the Month
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                            • #44
                              They happen every month because of the yaxay crew.

                              Look at this month's thread...one page into it and they are all crying and making the accusations.

                              Notice they stopped once their boards got more "votes"...

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                              • #45
                                Far from wanting this to go on and on an on, which posts are you referring to that you classify as 'crying' or 'making accusations'? Seems to me that the first crybaby post was yours about yaxay? ('pretty soon......')

                                If anyone is moderating this, you can delete my entry from this thread. I'll come back in a few months when things settle down/grow up and rules are in place.

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