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Clickety Click

Posted 01-03-2007 at 05:58 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

A new money raising idea for the forum surfaced in the guise of Kontera.

Basically it scans the text in posts to look for possible keywords which can then linked to advertisiers. Knowing how much a lot of members don't like keyword highlighting, this is only enabled for guests

So if you don't like it - just sign up!

It works well this way, as the guests who get the site for nothing - might actually help to get something back in
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Top menu updated

Posted 22-02-2007 at 13:44 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Small update, but added the "Blogs" link to the top menu (giving it the old Guides icon, and giving Guides a new one).

Looks a bit crowded now though, will have to think of what can be done to cut it down a bit, possibly removing the icons and increasing the font size to compensate and it should be ok.

We shall see ...
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On a drop

Posted 22-02-2007 at 03:59 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

After a good initial effort to get the classifieds up to 300 concurrent adverts, and thus hitting the goal for the latest competition, things have started to tail off a bit.

Current adverts are now at 365, a drop of 5 since yesterday and now putting everyone 35 away from the goal.

It's important to remember ads expire after 2 weeks and are then cleared (unless renewed) - so the number will drop each day unless enough are put on to balance it out .....

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Easy gallery inserts

Posted 18-02-2007 at 09:25 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

Inserting your gallery uploads in now a breeze thanks to the new "Popup insert".

Once you have the images in your gallery, when using a New Thread or Reply feature, have a look under the smiley box and you will see "My Gallery Pics".

Click the [Open] link and all your gallery items will appear - now simply choose the format from the drop down and click the thumbnail, it will be automatically inserted into the thread

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Blogging

Posted 18-02-2007 at 06:27 by (A day in the life of the FIAT Forum)

This should have probably been the first entry, but oh well.

Installed vBlogetin, which allows blogs to be setup on the forum. The idea being members who are working on their cars can show an ongoing timeline of what they are doing.

Whilst it could be argued a thread would be OK, this system makes it better in the fact the main details are like a thread (the blog itself) but users can post comments - which are tagged to an entry - thus not cluttering up the "thread"....
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