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Old 11-14-2009, 10:08 AM
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Reviewed Lakepower Forums
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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Old 11-23-2009, 03:06 AM
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Old 11-23-2009, 04:37 AM
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We ask for a sign-off from the actual forum owner if another party asks for a review.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:06 PM
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You can just lock this, the owner closed the board for no reason
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:16 PM
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:38 PM
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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. =)
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I confirm this thread
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:33 PM
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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.
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:24 PM
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We look forward to a great review of Lakepower soon.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:38 PM
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I just noticed, some of the information is a bit innacurate

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

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Sometime in early September, the community started on Youtube, then on another forum solution. They imported to vBulletin sometime in September.
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
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:43 PM
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Its not just a Pokemon forum, its a general one, more like a social community for making friends, playing forum games, etc...
I made a guess. And I can't edit my own posts for some reason anywhere on TAZ

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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
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/
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:36 PM
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I made a guess. And I can't edit my own posts for some reason anywhere on TAZ

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/
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.
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Old 12-02-2009, 12:48 PM
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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.

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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.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:36 PM
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I like the name, it has a ring of strength so get a logo or banner to match.
We have a banner/logo already.

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The first page has an intro that doesn't tell me a lot about the forum.
What do you mean about that?

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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.
You are not making any sense at all.

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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.
Please don't tell us how to moderate the forums. But we'll close or delete the thread per your suggestion. =)
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:16 PM
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Heres my opinions on the review
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I like the name, it has a ring of strength so get a logo or banner to match.
Like HW said we already have a logo

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The first page has an intro that doesn't tell me a lot about the forum.
I tried my best... but I guess I'll try again

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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.
I'll increase the view limits for guests then

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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.
Its now been removed as HW said
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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)
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Banner/Logo - What exactly is crap about it? Please explain or we'll consider it a vague opinion
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.
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Old 12-02-2009, 03:29 PM
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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
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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
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.
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