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Mary
12-29-2009, 10:47 AM
:party Blab 2010 :party


:woohoo 2010 will be a Big Year for Blab :woohoo
Two major things to tell you ...



But first, the most important thing ...
the substance of Blab continues,
with the same overall forum topics, principals of open expression,
contests, fun stuff ...
:woohoo:woohoo:woohoo



What's coming ...

:writing Articles! :writing
Blab will have another new feature ...
a separate section for articles (as with blog/gallery/chat,)
with photos, images, videos ...



:2spy and the look of Blab will be upgraded 2 ways :2spy

appearance
to current internet technologies ... nothing too major,
just improved color, tidier fonts, lines and layouts ...

re-organization of some forums
to add some logic and search-ability ... beginning 2nd week of January


:puter :bananatux :rocker :puter



WHEN?


Article gathering to begin now ... click here for information (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98134)
Forum organization will occur in stages, beginning early January, completion eta end of February
Navigation eta January



Overall upgrade to the New Blab 2010 ...
articles & small forum changes will get started in January
... everything in place eta April!

:tiphat :egyptian :bananadance :party :party :party :bananatux :dance :hello



More details ...



Articles

Blab has a wealth of knowledge and talent on board! How-to's, standards, glossaries, history ... everything from chalkies to painting realistic eyes to a checklist for a first live show are welcome material for articles, submitted by members and arranged by topic. click for more info (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98134)


Look - appearance

Blab Blue will be upgraded, but still blue for Blab Traditionalists. Forum lines will round, forum info tidied up to current technology. Rather soon members will be able to pick other Blab color schemes for their personal viewing.



Look - forum layout

Navigation - an overdue upgrade for efficiency and access to all features
Organization - the same forums will be have some re-organization for logic and member interest
Articles will join Blog, Gallery and Chat as additional features, with free and paid features


A couple of perennial questions

What about paid subscription rates in 2010? No increase in paid subscription rates is anticipated. Again this year, new features as well as maintaining Blab is meeting cost control constraints.
Will Articles be free or paid? Articles will start as free to everyone. In time some or all will become paid features.




:party :noisemaker Welcome to Blab 2010 !!! :rocker :party


:woohoo :woohoo :woohoo :woohoo :woohoo

Mary
12-29-2009, 10:48 AM
Here are some VERY PRELIMINARY EXAMPLES for you ...

... note these do not show the BLAB LOGO / HEADER / NAVBAR - but those will be added ...


the upgraded Blab Blue forum
the horseshoe icons on the left will be restored

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/zimages/misc/forumsnohdr.bmp




example of a possible layout for the articles page
(a separate section from the forums)
just a prelim view - final will be organized differently

http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/zimages/misc/articlesnohdr.bmp






:) post your Blab 2010 thoughts and comments! :)

FASSue
12-29-2009, 01:03 PM
Man steals pigs on Motorcycle??????

BreyeBabe4ever
12-29-2009, 01:15 PM
LOL well then.I hope I don't get confused with a new set up lol.:snowflake

princess_in_power
12-29-2009, 02:17 PM
Sounds exciting and I may just have to upgrade to a paid membership!

I LOVE the articles idea!

Also will threads be combined that are on the same subject?

I know how to.

But it is hard sometimes to find threads you know exist on certain subjects.

Also people to stop using thread names "I found . . . . ." and nothing more.

I wish the thread title would be required to relate directly to what you are discussing, it would make finding subjects SO much easier!!!! And staying on topic too!

Kristina
12-29-2009, 02:19 PM
It looks snazzy! Will be be able to search using only 3 letters (ASB, MFT, JAH, etc)?

Cakefun
12-29-2009, 02:22 PM
It looks really nice! Can't wait for the new blab!

Mary
12-29-2009, 07:53 PM
...
Also will threads be combined that are on the same subject?
...
Also people to stop using thread names "I found . . . . ." and nothing more.

I wish the thread title would be required to relate directly to what you are discussing, it would make finding subjects SO much easier!!!! And staying on topic too!
Nah, that stuff we don't moderate. We only rarely combine threads. :grin



It looks snazzy! Will be be able to search using only 3 letters (ASB, MFT, JAH, etc)?
Dunno, depends on if the sw developers added that to the upgraded search works. The upgraded search will have some new features that are supposed to make it easier. :)

loserpony
12-29-2009, 09:17 PM
Man steals pigs on Motorcycle??????
This was just too funny for me to pass by as well, :lol .

iheartbreyers
12-29-2009, 10:50 PM
Exciting!!! I cant wait to see it :)

Legacy
12-29-2009, 11:31 PM
It looks snazzy! Will be be able to search using only 3 letters (ASB, MFT, JAH, etc)?

Oh I want this feature SO bad!! I always forget that the search can't do 3 letter words and get very frustrated when I can't find an acronym that I want.

The article feature looks really cool!

4ever_Unbridled
12-30-2009, 03:01 AM
How exciting! The articles feature will be sweet! I can't wait for 2010!:bouncesnoman

powerslidingstop
12-30-2009, 08:01 PM
Man steals pigs on Motorcycle??????

That's what I said!!!:lmao

The new features look really nice.:party Thanks!!!

bluepony78
12-31-2009, 10:28 PM
How exciting!! :woohoo:woohoo

Gilder
12-31-2009, 11:51 PM
Man steals pigs on Motorcycle??????

Yeah! I can't wait to read that article!

Mary
01-01-2010, 12:42 AM
Yeah! I can't wait to read that article!Put on your super-specs and you can read the first words in the story. And find out the whole thing was made up as filler, under some photo someone found.:lol :spacey

Mary
02-21-2010, 11:02 AM
:puter :puter :puter

Upgrade shortly! Click here for info. (http://www.modelhorseblab.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101103)

:woohoo :woohoo :woohoo