FootballNews v3

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FootballNews started out as a software development project more than 15 years ago. The first version of FootballNews was known as SoccerNews and immediately hit a chord with local football fans. Such was the popularity of the site that the original objectives of the software development project were dropped and it simply became Soccernews.

Around 2000 we started to look at the development of SoccerNews V2. The IIS based Soccernews V1 was struggling under the load and we needed to move to a new technical platform that was better suited to handling the loads. At the same time we introduced many new innovations. It was a very substantial investment of time and money in a not-for-profit and zero revenue venture.

After over 2 years of software development the original Soccernews v1 was replaced by FootballNews v2 in September 2004. FootballNews v2 quickly jumped to the top of the list of Australian Football websites regularly ranking in the top 3 football websites.

FootballNews v2 is now approaching 10 years old. The site continues to be immensely popular though, due to changing circumstances, we no longer have the time and resources to update the front page features of the site. Further those front page features have been taken over by many other providers, such as the FFSA, as they have adopted those features on their own websites.

So it is time to start thinking about the next version - FootballNews v3. So we have created this forum to provide you with the opportunity to tell us what you would like to see in FootballNews v3 - what do you like, what dont you like.

Some key components are unlikely to be changed - for example we will continue to utilise the existing forum software - it is excellent software, very stable and has proven itself over time handling 1 million plus posts and 1 billion plus hits.

Tell us what you think and help to shape FootballNews v3.

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Wow, where did the time go?

It's a pretty good site as is; some ideas off the top of my head:
  • Limit the size of signature pictures.
    Increase PM size.
    More emoticons.
    Front page to suit widescreen (too much blue screen on sides).

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No piato.

give us a break
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Please, please, please split Local Leagues from A-League
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give us a break wrote:Please, please, please split Local Leagues from A-League

+1


Review of some mods wouldnt go astray
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give us a break wrote:Please, please, please split Local Leagues from A-League
agree on this also...

The home page (if needed at all) should be redesigned as a static page with general information and not a news page.
as suggested no need to duplicate info available elsewhere...

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sort the hypocritical moderators out, that aside leave it alone.
West Adelaide Soccer Club president Alex Alexandrou said the club was still in a position to be playing and training at the new ground either by the end of the 2015 season or in 2016.

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Bodo changing to Bodø to be added to the swear filter. :D
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Yeh I don't understand the A League and State leagues being rolled into one forum, needs division, makes no sense

Seems to be lots of robots coming thru advertising, when signing up can there be a picture option showing letters / numbers that you need to enter as text to prevent / limit this.

Direct links to forums eg Active Posts | A-League | FFSA | SAASL | World Football | Womens | Juniors etc in the header and footer areas - and list forums in order of popularity

Its well controlled and well moderated overall, good job guys :wink:

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each member should receive a footballnews lanyard, coffee mug, key ring and car window sticker each year (free of charge)
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Change of mods is all that's needed really.
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BowTiesAreCool wrote:Change of mods is all that's needed really.

my vote goes to this guy!

give us a break
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Ah, and another thing.
The time on Football News is UTC + 9.30. Would be great to have South Australia Real Time on here.
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bring back v1
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give us a break wrote:Ah, and another thing.
The time on Football News is UTC + 9.30. Would be great to have South Australia Real Time on here.

:lol:
West Adelaide Soccer Club president Alex Alexandrou said the club was still in a position to be playing and training at the new ground either by the end of the 2015 season or in 2016.

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Get rid of multiple usernames

Get rid of certain posters

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Wraith wrote:Get rid of multiple usernames

Get rid of certain posters

:D

Do you mean the posters that prove you wrong?
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- Make the capchya harder to bypass for spammers/bots
- Limit multi-user accounts (bodo and GIAE, have a tissue!)
- Time to reconsider ads? I’d happily put up with an ad and click it if the whatever was grossed from it went to the local game in the form of a sponsorship or a grant or something.
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The Kop wrote:Limit multi-user accounts (bodo and GIAE, have a tissue!)

wouldn't bother me in the slightest
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The Kop wrote:Limit multi-user accounts
Why does it bother you?
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ruud wrote:bring back v1
If only we could turn back time... :shock:
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swannsong wrote:
ruud wrote:bring back v1
If only we could turn back time... :shock:
About thirty hours
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The Kop wrote:- Make the capchya harder to bypass for spammers/bots
- Limit multi-user accounts (bodo and GIAE, have a tissue!)
- Time to reconsider ads? I’d happily put up with an ad and click it if the whatever was grossed from it went to the local game in the form of a sponsorship or a grant or something.
Nothing wrong with fn making its own profit from any ads revenue.

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Ahmet Papadopoulous wrote:
swannsong wrote:
ruud wrote:bring back v1
If only we could turn back time... :shock:
About thirty hours
You're getting Time Travel confused with Deja Vu !

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The forum part is just an off the shelf thing anyway. No developing required. One of the Millwall boards used to be exactly the same.
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swannsong wrote:
ruud wrote:bring back v1
If only we could turn back time... :shock:
Hey Swannsong, it wont let me open any of the threads of the Soccer SA Forum, any chance you can help uis out?

Gee some names coming flashing back Lazio_01, Forza Reggina, Euripid, Youngsta etc etc.
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Paleon Patros Germanos wrote:
swannsong wrote:
ruud wrote:bring back v1
If only we could turn back time... :shock:
Hey Swannsong, it wont let me open any of the threads of the Soccer SA Forum, any chance you can help uis out?

Gee some names coming flashing back Lazio_01, Forza Reggina, Euripid, Youngsta etc etc.
Same for me...my guess is that only a snapshot or limited content has been saved to that Internet archive !
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ruud wrote:bring back v1
Yeah....I'm still missing my 2500 posts that were never credited to the Footballnews v2.
First the rotating...then the Dennis Wiseing...now the punking of me on my show. That is it Big boss...No More!

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give us a break wrote:Ah, and another thing.
The time on Football News is UTC + 9.30. Would be great to have South Australia Real Time on here.
Do you mean the bit under the User Control Panel that says "It is currently Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:02 pm"? Cos that matches my clock.

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Bacon888 wrote:
give us a break wrote:Ah, and another thing.
The time on Football News is UTC + 9.30. Would be great to have South Australia Real Time on here.
Do you mean the bit under the User Control Panel that says "It is currently Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:02 pm"? Cos that matches my clock.

It doesn't say that for me?

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