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Old 02 October 2008, 12:08   #1
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RIBnet makeover?

I think its time for a revamp. The forum is looking tired.
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Old 02 October 2008, 12:28   #2
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I think its time for a revamp. The forum is looking tired.
really? I think it is one of the cleanest/clearest forums around. can you post examples of forums which you think are better in terms of appearance, and preferably still sensible with Bandwidth?
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really? I think it is one of the cleanest/clearest forums around. can you post examples of forums which you think are better in terms of appearance, and preferably still sensible with Bandwidth?
I think the default vBulletin scheme looks nicer. And we should have avatars without having to pay.
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I think the default vBulletin scheme looks nicer.
but that is a matter of person opinion/taste. I wonder if its possible for JK to let users pick their own "skins" so they can make their version of RiBnet on their machine as hideous as they wish whilst keeping the current setting as default for those of us who don't care or think JK has done a good job? Of course I would expect JK to only make that option available to those who decide to support the running costs of the site.
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And we should have avatars without having to pay.
so lets get this straight - you value avatars, but not enough that you are willing to pay for them... oh but actually you are a supporter - so either you are getting something in return for a payment you were willing to make anyway or its working from the point of view of encouraging you to support the costs of Ribnet - and maybe even helping JK earn a living for providing the services we use and enjoy.
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but that is a matter of person opinion/taste.
Agreed, it is.


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so lets get this straight - you value avatars, but not enough that you are willing to pay for them... oh but actually you are a supporter - so either you are getting something in return for a payment you were willing to make anyway or its working from the point of view of encouraging you to support the costs of Ribnet - and maybe even helping JK earn a living for providing the services we use and enjoy.
I felt honour bound to pay my sub when JK introduced avatars as a paid for add on. But then he hobbled the idea turning them off as default for other users.

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I think its time for a revamp. The forum is looking tired.
I don't have any plans to make any major changes just for the sake of it. In my experience most users prefer things not to change too much unless it's to add something that is actually useful.

There are a few things that I'd like to change, but they're not high on the priorities list. As ever, if there is anything specific that would would like to see I'm open to suggestions.

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I felt honour bound to pay my sub when JK introduced avatars as a paid for add on.
No, no, no! A free gift as a thank you for RIBnet supporters!
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Only to wind you up though

You did see my follow up post back in June, didn't you?

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No, no, no! A free gift as a thank you for RIBnet supporters! Only to wind you up though

You did see my follow up post back in June, didn't you?

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Of course I would expect JK to only make that option available to those who decide to support the running costs of the site.

so lets get this straight - you value avatars, but not enough that you are willing to pay for them... oh but actually you are a supporter - so either you are getting something in return for a payment you were willing to make anyway or its working from the point of view of encouraging you to support the costs of Ribnet
So .. I wanted to support this site because of its content.. but I dont agree with you Polwart .. Avatars should be free, along with certain other features that come as standard with this software, as they are no cost to implement apart from Mr K's time ofcourse (and that is only a minimal set up time). I think all users who benefit from the input of others should make a subscription donation Whilst I appreciate Johns wish to perhaps gain some revenue from his site, with holding embedded functions that are automatically available on other sites using the same software, is not the right way to go about it IMO it just makes this sight appear dated, and under developed. I have stated elsewhere that I appreciate the smooth running of it however, and as MR K pointed out here even after I subscribed, I still never used an avatar. I subscribe for the content, and to support the running costs, I just wish all the options were available to everyone
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So .. I wanted to support this site because of its content.. but I dont agree with you Polwart .. Avatars should be free, along with certain other features that come as standard with this software, as they are no cost to implement apart from Mr K's time ofcourse (and that is only a minimal set up time). I think all users who benefit from the input of others should make a subscription donation Whilst I appreciate Johns wish to perhaps gain some revenue from his site, with holding embedded functions that are automatically available on other sites using the same software, is not the right way to go about it IMO it just makes this sight appear dated, and under developed. I have stated elsewhere that I appreciate the smooth running of it however, and as MR K pointed out here even after I subscribed, I still never used an avatar. I subscribe for the content, and to support the running costs, I just wish all the options were available to everyone

Very succinctly put, Sir.
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