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 Post subject: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 12:46 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 4:27 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:26 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:16 am 
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Please, please, please split Local Leagues from A-League

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:01 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 9:30 pm 
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sort the hypocritical moderators out, that aside leave it alone.

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 11:46 pm 
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Bodo changing to Bodø to be added to the swear filter. :D

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:58 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:23 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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Change of mods is all that's needed really.

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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BowTiesAreCool wrote:
Change of mods is all that's needed really.



my vote goes to this guy!


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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:26 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 9:22 pm 
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bring back v1

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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:

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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Get rid of multiple usernames

Get rid of certain posters

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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The Kop wrote:
Limit multi-user accounts


Why does it bother you?

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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ruud wrote:
bring back v1

If only we could turn back time... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 6:57 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:24 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:02 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: FootballNews v3
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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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