Reviewed Lakepower Forums

Discussion in 'Community Reviews' started by Sajuuk, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Sajuuk

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    Alright, here's my second thread for a review. Note that Lakepower is not my forums, but thundermew's (he is registered on TAZ).

    Here's some important information:

    Site name: Lakepower Forums
    URL: http://lakepower.net
    Topic/Theme: General forum
    Software: vBulletin 3.8.4 PL1
    Launch date: Lakepower started on late July 2008, but we were closed for a lot of months, and we were reopened on about the same time on July 2009
    Additional Information: You will need to register or ask for an account after so many viewings as a hack stops you from viewing the forums after seeing 8 threads and 20 posts.
    Plus, the site statistics:
    Threads: 434, Posts: 8,831, Members: 125
    Welcome to our newest member, kamSmoomy



    If you would like for our Review Team and other TAZ Members to focus their attentions on a particular area or feature you are looking to improve, please say so.
    One area of the forums that I'd like the reviewers to focus on is the style "Lakepower Sea Blue"

    Also, I'd like you to comment on the general layout of the forums and the staff as a whole.

    If your site has restricted access please provide a username/password. It's recommended that you disable PM privileges for this test account and obviously don't assign any mod/admin permissions to it.
    A taztest account is available on request by any reviewer.

    I hope that you give Lakepower a good review, it's important to have members, as things have cooled down after an incident with another member.
     
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  2. Sajuuk

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  3. Alex.

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    We ask for a sign-off from the actual forum owner if another party asks for a review.
     
  4. Sajuuk

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    You can just lock this, the owner closed the board for no reason
     
  5. Alex.

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  6. Sajuuk

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    When thundermew gets onto TAZ, he'll post his confirmation.
    And he is happy for the TAZ reviewers to review his site. =)
     
  7. thundermew

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    I confirm this thread
     
  8. Alex.

    Alex. The Ancient Dragon

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    Thanks for the prompt sign-off.


    Thank you for your review request. We are pleased to say that your site meets our criteria and will be reviewed in the future by a member of the Review Team.
     
  9. Sajuuk

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    We look forward to a great review of Lakepower soon.
     
  10. thundermew

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    I just noticed, some of the information is a bit innacurate

    Its not just a Pokemon forum, its a general one, more like a social community for making friends, playing forum games, etc...

    Lakepower started on late July 2008, not early September 2009, but we were closed for a lot of months, and we were reopened on about the same time on July 2009
     
  11. Sajuuk

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    I made a guess. And I can't edit my own posts for some reason anywhere on TAZ

    This was also estimated.

    Could one of the staff make these changes to my post, as I can't edit my posts? Or do you have a timer that prevents you from editing your post after some time/
     
  12. Noles

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    Yeah for me at least there's a timer that doesn't allow you to edit after a certain period, I'm guessing about 24 hours.
     
  13. Sajuuk

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    We are still waiting for reviews, whatever you guys say will be enacted upon. One thing must be said in the review: will we have to demote some forum staff?

    I may sound impatient, but we, at Lakepower, are sitting tight for the review you give.
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2009
  14. Caliope

    Caliope Hello cheeky

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    I'm not an official reviewer, but I've had a look and...

    The theme is very pretty, but doesn't distract.

    I like the name, it has a ring of strength so get a logo or banner to match.

    The first page has an intro that doesn't tell me a lot about the forum.

    I read about your coin and shop system, after that was the message about not being a member etc. If I had just found you forum then I would have left again. Create an introduction with some meat to it, give me something that makes me want to join.

    The layout looks OK, but I would review some of the threads such as the one called Stock Market started by DestroyerBDT17, it is just negative seeing as they have been banned.
     
  15. Sajuuk

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    We have a banner/logo already.

    What do you mean about that?

    You are not making any sense at all.

    Please don't tell us how to moderate the forums. But we'll close or delete the thread per your suggestion. =)
     
  16. thundermew

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    Heres my opinions on the review
    Like HW said we already have a logo

    I tried my best... but I guess I'll try again

    I'll increase the view limits for guests then

    Its now been removed as HW said
     
  17. thundermew

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    Banner/Logo - What exactly is crap about it? Please explain or we'll consider it a vague opinion

    Introduction - I'll have another go at the intro

    (I don't know what else to say since it wasn't my comments that were being replied to)
     
  18. Caliope

    Caliope Hello cheeky

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    OK.

    I see a square box with some text in it and thats it.

    There are some very nice people here who are quite talented with graphics.

    If you post a request, one or two may design a logo for you.

    An image, if done properly, (or a banner) could have a great effect.
     
  19. Sajuuk

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    Lakepower is a social site where we have fun. Fancy logos may not appeal to certain users. =| That's my opinion
     
  20. Caliope

    Caliope Hello cheeky

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    Don't ask for a review then.

    The whole idea of a review is to get a different perspective, all you have done is disagree and argue.

    So, thanks for wasting my time.

    At least the actual owner had an idea where I was coming from.