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New Improved Guest Comment Board

gvgoebel
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Joined: 19 May 2012, 11:33

19 May 2012, 12:01 #1

I didn't like the cheap message board I got from Bravenet, so I prowled around for a better one. This cheap message board looks a lot better!

I'm calling it a "guest comment board" -- a cosmetic distinction, to be sure, but the usage model here is more along the lines of a guestbook than a forum. I've never got a forum to work and I've learned to be apprehensive of them as a jinx; I just want to give people the ability to leave comments every now and then.
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gvgoebel
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Joined: 19 May 2012, 11:33

19 May 2012, 16:45 #2

Incidentally, I only intend to leave postings here for about six months. It's either that or maintain old postings, and I'm not going to do that again.

Any requests for features?
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Felix
Joined: 19 May 2012, 19:42

19 May 2012, 19:46 #3

I like the look of the new message board though the ads at the end of the sign up process were rather insistent.

As for features, as long as they are similar to what was in the old bravenet site this should be just fine. Now if you're talking about what you write on I've got suggestions but I feel you're near-term is pretty planned out.

Also I'm wondering about the vectorsite.net transformation, what was the motivation for it?
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gvgoebel
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Joined: 19 May 2012, 11:33

19 May 2012, 20:11 #4

I was just asking for comments on guest comment board operation. If you've got suggestions on aircraft writeups, all I can say is that I've got at least a stub document for every aircraft of significance, and have no particular idea when I'll get them done. (I do feel like I'm on a roll on Boeing jetliners for the time being.)

The website is being considerably overhauled. No real change in content. The motivation is that Google Adsense banned me and so the website is now operating at a loss. That led to a major reconsideration of the website configuration. More on this in the blog come next month, enough to say right now that the website is being split into "Vectors" and "AirVectors", with all the photo archives moved to Flickr.

No, Adsense made it clear they were not going to explain why they banned me. Reading between the lines -- having worked for a major corporation for two decades I have a fairly good handle on bureaucracy -- and the fact that there seems to be a wave of bannings going on right now, I have no reason to believe I did anything in particular to upset Google. They just have adopted a business plan and are working down an automated list, killing off websites that don't fit their plan.

It did throw me for a loop, but I couldn't really complain. I could drop out of Adsense any time I felt like it without explanation; obviously they have the same right. Google did it in a ham-fisted fashion, but it's not surprising coming from a bureaucracy.
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