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Old 09-07-2008, 06:54 AM   #1   [permalink]
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Thumbs up Animeboards.com - new style / 8th birthday !

Being pretty busy these days, it's the first time I've actually overlooked Animeboards.com birthday

Yup Animeboards.com went online on June 24, 2000, so 13 days ago, Animeboards.com turned 8yrs old! Yup 8yrs old

Many old timers have moved on but there's still a few of the original members around, so happy birthday folks!

For 2008 there will be changes made - yes long overdue !

Changes made so far:
  • vBulletin forum software upgraded from ancient 3.0.15 to 3.7.2 PL1 - lots of new features so I urge you to check out your User CP and to manage your subscriptions and update your email/password.
  • New forum style refresh with new AB logo
  • Moved older Anime series forums to A-Z archive forum
  • Pruned alot of inactive, 0 post and spam email domain accounts
  • Implement additional anti-spam features for registration page and contact page
  • Set permissions to only allow pm messaging when user has more than 2 posts
To do list:
  • Implement more anti-spam measures to combat post and private message spam bots
  • Add more current/popular anime series forums
  • Archive some forums older content
  • Aim to reduce the number of publicly listed forums to trim some fat from AB forums
  • Further tweak forum style and layout
  • New AB logo - I'll be keeping the character 'Blue' originally made by Nairohe but you guys are free to come up with a better 300x122 pixel logo based on her from these 2 PSD (photoshop files) you can download here and here

Forum account locked emails / PM spam:

Some folks might have gotten forum account locked emails and spam private messages due to an automated spam bots attempts to brute force log into your user accounts and dormant spam bot user accounts which seem active now. Your accounts should be safe unless you used a very basic and easy to guess password. When AB reopens, it's probably best to change your passwords and update your email addresses. Also if you get spam private messages, please let me know the usernames of those spammers via contact admin/mod forums so i can rid the forum of these users. If you no longer visit AB, you can set email notifications from admin etc to NO and remove your thread subscriptions which will stop any more emails being sent your way.

Changing email addresses:

Remember, if you do change your email address, change it to an approved (non-free email address) and make sure to check your new email address for the activation url code so you can re-activate your account. Otherwise, you won't be able to post on the forums until you re-activate your account.

New features:

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Old 09-07-2008, 11:01 AM   #2   [permalink]
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8 years eh... boy the anime scene's changed a bit over that time.

Anyway, cheers, all!
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:42 PM   #3   [permalink]
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Eight long years!! Animeboards is still going strong!! I love this place!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:40 PM   #4   [permalink]
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As Ace said, eight years and still going, that's pretty cool
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Old 10-07-2008, 11:38 AM   #5   [permalink]
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Originally Posted by mrgazpacho View Post
8 years eh... boy the anime scene's changed a bit over that time.

Anyway, cheers, all!
Thanks mate, sure has changed these days

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Eight long years!! Animeboards is still going strong!! I love this place!!
Thanks for the continued words of support

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As Ace said, eight years and still going, that's pretty cool
thanks .. here's to more years to come
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:26 PM   #6   [permalink]
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And happy new icon, amirite?
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Old 11-07-2008, 01:17 AM   #7   [permalink]
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well I'll be keeping the character 'Blue' originally made by Nairohe but you guys are free to come up with a better 300x122 pixel logo based on her from these 2 PSD (photoshop files)

http://animeboards.com/images/ablogo/blue_chibis.psd

http://animeboards.com/images/ablogo...s_reversed.psd
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:06 PM   #8   [permalink]
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I really like the new layout. It's a nice change after so long.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:15 PM   #9   [permalink]
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8 years now eh? That's pretty long. Keep up the good work Anime Boards!
Oh and nice layout by the way. I was a little suprised when I got on. XD
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:45 PM   #10   [permalink]
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Happy 8th birthday AB. Wow I can't believe it's been that long!

Not to trash the charcter, but maybe as a reflection of the times, maybe we could change Blue up a bit? Not drastically so, but maybe do something new with here as reflection of the changes in the board? As someone who does the occasionaly graphic design, it will make things lot easier if we can play with the mascot a little to create an effective design.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:50 AM   #11   [permalink]
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Originally Posted by Tsunami-X View Post
I really like the new layout. It's a nice change after so long.
Thanks

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8 years now eh? That's pretty long. Keep up the good work Anime Boards!
Oh and nice layout by the way. I was a little suprised when I got on. XD
thanks, yeah as someone pointed out a change long overdue

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Happy 8th birthday AB. Wow I can't believe it's been that long!

Not to trash the charcter, but maybe as a reflection of the times, maybe we could change Blue up a bit? Not drastically so, but maybe do something new with here as reflection of the changes in the board? As someone who does the occasionaly graphic design, it will make things lot easier if we can play with the mascot a little to create an effective design.
Sure thing if you're up for it - who ever's work does get selected will get permanent credit in bottom footer of all AB pages along with Nairohe for original blue
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Hi! Congratulations AB on your 8 years. =)

I'm a Graphic Designer so I thought I'd help by updating chibi a bit without actually changing the original character. If you would like the character made into a banner, I don't mind doing that for you, just ask, I've got plenty of time on my hands at the moment.

blue chibi

blue chibi reversed
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Thanks Darkandiel, would be great if you could make it into a similar 300x122 banner as in left corner

Can't guarantee I'll use it but it will go into consideration with other submissions as such
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Ah okay!

Yes I will give it a go!
It'll give me something to do!
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Old 23-07-2008, 06:12 AM   #15   [permalink]
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well I'll be keeping the character 'Blue' originally made by Nairohe but you guys are free to come up with a better 300x122 pixel logo based on her from these 2 PSD (photoshop files)

http://animeboards.com/images/ablogo/blue_chibis.psd

http://animeboards.com/images/ablogo...s_reversed.psd
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