Blog Entries List

Blog Entries from community members

  • Old vs New

    When it comes to a nostalgia site, when do you cross the line from old to new? The bulk of Nexopias users (and creepers) are old regs who come back to look at their, and their friends, old content. When switching over to Xenforo, not only was the style of te site changed, the users profiles were changed. They have...
  • The Death

    What killed nextopia
  • Ten Laws of Community Management

    Well, this is interesting. Apparently I now have a blog, with my previous article on community management having been converted to a post on it. No, I'm not sure that's the case either. Perhaps The Sandman thought the feature needed more users? Eh, it's hard to tell. But either way, given this exists, I may as...
  • Community Management 101: All Members Are Equal

    As you may know, I’ve been writing articles about community management for a while now. I’ve written them for vBulletin.org, with a general focus on that software and how it can be adapted for a good forum. I’ve written them for The Admin Zone (and every other website merged into it), with a bit more of a general...
  • Long term vision is the key!

    When I sit back and think about all of the mistakes that I have made as a webmaster over the years. It's always been a short term vision of what I wanted to do with the project. And not realizing that many of the website/forums out there have taken years to establish themselves. Especially today! If you're making...
  1. Old vs New

    When it comes to a nostalgia site, when do you cross the line from old to new? The bulk of Nexopias users (and creepers) are old regs who come back to look at their, and their friends, old content. When switching over to Xenforo, not only was the style of te site changed, the users profiles were changed. They have a hard time navigating the Xenforo version of Nexopia, and then when they figure it out their profile is a bunch of broken BB code that’s nothing like the creative profile they...
  2. The Death

    What killed nextopia
  3. Ten Laws of Community Management

    Well, this is interesting. Apparently I now have a blog, with my previous article on community management having been converted to a post on it. No, I'm not sure that's the case either. Perhaps The Sandman thought the feature needed more users? Eh, it's hard to tell. But either way, given this exists, I may as well post something here. So this week, I've got a bit of an interesting article for you all. Have you heard of the rules of the internet? Or the list of laws named after various...
  4. Community Management 101: All Members Are Equal

    As you may know, I’ve been writing articles about community management for a while now. I’ve written them for vBulletin.org, with a general focus on that software and how it can be adapted for a good forum. I’ve written them for The Admin Zone (and every other website merged into it), with a bit more of a general focus, And I’ve wrote a fair few on Medium too. Like the ones about how Reddit could be replaced by a decentralised alternative or how things we consider ‘new’ problems are...
  5. Long term vision is the key!

    When I sit back and think about all of the mistakes that I have made as a webmaster over the years. It's always been a short term vision of what I wanted to do with the project. And not realizing that many of the website/forums out there have taken years to establish themselves. Especially today! If you're making a forum today I think you should have at least a 3 year plan or not do it at all. And during that 3 years you need to give it your all. You just can't throw up a forum and think...
  6. I'm a poet ... In a slump. Help and I give you Origami Secret!!

    So... I'm Jacquii and joined TAZ in July of 2006 when I opened my JPiC Forum For Writers poetry forum... Thus my TAZ username PoetJC. The forum has basically been dead for years now. I actually started a rebuild/redesign of it several months ago, with the idea of re-branding with the domain PoetryInColor.online ... I think it's a very special and unique design actually that needs to be fixed in certain spots and completed in others. Thing is ... I kinda lost interest in its development when...
  7. Why I think forums as we once knew them are dead!

    During the early 2000's you could put up a forum and wave the magic wand and presto you had a forum and you had forum members. And I can tell you from a user's perspective 90% of the forums that I have found over the years, I have found them by google searches. And 10% were recommended to me by other users of the forum. Fast forward to 2017 and 99.99% of google searches are going to bring up blogs, social media, youtube, and google itself. (When google shows a excerpt of a website) I did...
  8. How I found TAZ!

    Once upon a time (2006) I was a young forum admin and I had no idea what I was doing but I wanted a forum. So I google searched Admin Forums and TAZ came up. And I kind of felt like "Johnny 5" in short circuit. I do believe I read almost every post on TAZ in a week's time. And then I decided it was time to take the plunge and buy VB. And if buying VB wasn't a big enough purchase I built a web server to go with it and I colocated it in Indina. But the story gets a lot better! I drove from...
  9. Testing by making something

    Lets try if we can make a blog entry. The font seems off btw. The font seems different as the forum it looks smaller. The blog system seems nice to work with.
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