V3 public test!

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V3 public test!

Joined: January 12th, 2000, 11:57 pm

May 16th, 2009, 12:30 am #1

We're very excited to announce to you that Network54 V3 is ready for public testing. Keep in mind that it's very beta right now, and that documentation and help files are forthcoming. Some things are incomplete and you're bound to run into bugs as well. Just a word of caution.

We also recommend that you upgrade to a newer browser (at least IE7 or Firefox 3).

V3 isn't really Network54 at all. In fact, we're going to keep Network54 as is at least in the near future. We're not going to automatically upgrade anyone's sites to V3, and you can expect that Network54 will continue to run as it has since 1999.

Our V3 software supports all the features of a modern forum system (i.e. Stickies!), plus a few other goodies. We've included blogs and pages as well, so you can build an entire site using V3.

We looked at what message boards were, and how we thought we could improve them using a unique approach. For example, we added fast user switching meaning you can be logged in to multiple accounts at the same time, and switch between them quickly.

We also added a live theme editor. This means that you edit your theme directly on your site (the cog icon at the top right of each page when you're logged in as a manager). While the theme editor is currently a little tricky to use, we'll be launching a new version of it soon that should be much easier.

Rather than V3 being one site that spans a multitude of interests, we've decided to create multiple sites that match your specific interest groups that have become popular here at Network54.

Each of these sites, right now, is a "blank slate" that we want to develop with their own unique personalities over time. And since we haven't created everything, we're launching a general hosting site (like Network54) as well, based on V3.

Now, to the sites!

Visigroups
http://www.visigroups.com
Visigroups is the general forum hosting site I mentioned above. If your forums don't fit into any of the sites below, we suggest you use Visigroups.

Playgrouper
http://www.playgrouper.com
Playgrouper is for Playgroups! Weve noticed that Playgroups have become very popular at Network54, so we created a playgrouping site just for you!

Rawkr
http://www.rawkr.net
Weve seen a lot of people create band sites at Network54, as well as fans creating their own sites for their favorite bands. So we created Rawkr.net to host your own band or fan site.

Guildr
http://www.guildr.com
As online gaming has become very popular, specifically MMOs such as World of Warcraft, etc. we decided to create a site for organizing your own online guilds.

MinorLeagueSports.net and Leaguer.co.uk
http://www.minorleaguesports.net
http://www.leaguer.co.uk
Minor league sport discussions (i.e. hockey) and UK sports league groups are another category thats become very popular at Network54, so MinorLeagueSports and Leaguer are the place to be to host your own sports club discussions.

To see V3 in action, Ive posted a few brief screencasts over at Visigroups.

And, of course, we're sure you'll have plenty of questions about V3. So please ask them here (itll help keep this bumped up!), or post them in the community section area of each site.



Chris Moser
network54.com
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May 18th, 2009, 7:45 pm #2

And just so you all can know what we are doing at any given point in time, we are using twitter, so feel free to follow us:

http://www.twitter.com/sroussey


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Joined: January 12th, 2000, 11:57 pm

May 18th, 2009, 8:08 pm #3

Yes, should add in my Twitter also:

http://www.twitter.com/cpmoser



Chris Moser
network54.com
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Joined: October 1st, 2008, 1:52 pm

May 19th, 2009, 3:07 am #4

We're very excited to announce to you that Network54 V3 is ready for public testing. Keep in mind that it's very beta right now, and that documentation and help files are forthcoming. Some things are incomplete and you're bound to run into bugs as well. Just a word of caution.

We also recommend that you upgrade to a newer browser (at least IE7 or Firefox 3).

V3 isn't really Network54 at all. In fact, we're going to keep Network54 as is at least in the near future. We're not going to automatically upgrade anyone's sites to V3, and you can expect that Network54 will continue to run as it has since 1999.

Our V3 software supports all the features of a modern forum system (i.e. Stickies!), plus a few other goodies. We've included blogs and pages as well, so you can build an entire site using V3.

We looked at what message boards were, and how we thought we could improve them using a unique approach. For example, we added fast user switching meaning you can be logged in to multiple accounts at the same time, and switch between them quickly.

We also added a live theme editor. This means that you edit your theme directly on your site (the cog icon at the top right of each page when you're logged in as a manager). While the theme editor is currently a little tricky to use, we'll be launching a new version of it soon that should be much easier.

Rather than V3 being one site that spans a multitude of interests, we've decided to create multiple sites that match your specific interest groups that have become popular here at Network54.

Each of these sites, right now, is a "blank slate" that we want to develop with their own unique personalities over time. And since we haven't created everything, we're launching a general hosting site (like Network54) as well, based on V3.

Now, to the sites!

Visigroups
http://www.visigroups.com
Visigroups is the general forum hosting site I mentioned above. If your forums don't fit into any of the sites below, we suggest you use Visigroups.

Playgrouper
http://www.playgrouper.com
Playgrouper is for Playgroups! Weve noticed that Playgroups have become very popular at Network54, so we created a playgrouping site just for you!

Rawkr
http://www.rawkr.net
Weve seen a lot of people create band sites at Network54, as well as fans creating their own sites for their favorite bands. So we created Rawkr.net to host your own band or fan site.

Guildr
http://www.guildr.com
As online gaming has become very popular, specifically MMOs such as World of Warcraft, etc. we decided to create a site for organizing your own online guilds.

MinorLeagueSports.net and Leaguer.co.uk
http://www.minorleaguesports.net
http://www.leaguer.co.uk
Minor league sport discussions (i.e. hockey) and UK sports league groups are another category thats become very popular at Network54, so MinorLeagueSports and Leaguer are the place to be to host your own sports club discussions.

To see V3 in action, Ive posted a few brief screencasts over at Visigroups.

And, of course, we're sure you'll have plenty of questions about V3. So please ask them here (itll help keep this bumped up!), or post them in the community section area of each site.



Chris Moser
network54.com
Had a quick look and registered on 2 groups last night. So far looks great thanks guys/gals.

Regards
Admin
alternatiforum@hotmail.com
http://www.network54.com/Index/94345
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Joined: February 4th, 2005, 7:51 pm

May 19th, 2009, 3:24 am #5

We're very excited to announce to you that Network54 V3 is ready for public testing. Keep in mind that it's very beta right now, and that documentation and help files are forthcoming. Some things are incomplete and you're bound to run into bugs as well. Just a word of caution.

We also recommend that you upgrade to a newer browser (at least IE7 or Firefox 3).

V3 isn't really Network54 at all. In fact, we're going to keep Network54 as is at least in the near future. We're not going to automatically upgrade anyone's sites to V3, and you can expect that Network54 will continue to run as it has since 1999.

Our V3 software supports all the features of a modern forum system (i.e. Stickies!), plus a few other goodies. We've included blogs and pages as well, so you can build an entire site using V3.

We looked at what message boards were, and how we thought we could improve them using a unique approach. For example, we added fast user switching meaning you can be logged in to multiple accounts at the same time, and switch between them quickly.

We also added a live theme editor. This means that you edit your theme directly on your site (the cog icon at the top right of each page when you're logged in as a manager). While the theme editor is currently a little tricky to use, we'll be launching a new version of it soon that should be much easier.

Rather than V3 being one site that spans a multitude of interests, we've decided to create multiple sites that match your specific interest groups that have become popular here at Network54.

Each of these sites, right now, is a "blank slate" that we want to develop with their own unique personalities over time. And since we haven't created everything, we're launching a general hosting site (like Network54) as well, based on V3.

Now, to the sites!

Visigroups
http://www.visigroups.com
Visigroups is the general forum hosting site I mentioned above. If your forums don't fit into any of the sites below, we suggest you use Visigroups.

Playgrouper
http://www.playgrouper.com
Playgrouper is for Playgroups! Weve noticed that Playgroups have become very popular at Network54, so we created a playgrouping site just for you!

Rawkr
http://www.rawkr.net
Weve seen a lot of people create band sites at Network54, as well as fans creating their own sites for their favorite bands. So we created Rawkr.net to host your own band or fan site.

Guildr
http://www.guildr.com
As online gaming has become very popular, specifically MMOs such as World of Warcraft, etc. we decided to create a site for organizing your own online guilds.

MinorLeagueSports.net and Leaguer.co.uk
http://www.minorleaguesports.net
http://www.leaguer.co.uk
Minor league sport discussions (i.e. hockey) and UK sports league groups are another category thats become very popular at Network54, so MinorLeagueSports and Leaguer are the place to be to host your own sports club discussions.

To see V3 in action, Ive posted a few brief screencasts over at Visigroups.

And, of course, we're sure you'll have plenty of questions about V3. So please ask them here (itll help keep this bumped up!), or post them in the community section area of each site.



Chris Moser
network54.com
<font size="2"> </font>I'm kind of slow with new things, so maybe I haven't figured it out yet, but will there be the option to have threads as they are in this forum, rather than the way they are in the sample? I think I mean Outline Bullets instead of Table or UltraForum. <p>All of my users prefer seeing each post and reply displayed. The kind of forum where you have to open each thread and replies are in order rather than after the post they pertain I don't care for. I like simple and easy.</p><p>That said, I look forward to learning something new.</p>
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May 19th, 2009, 3:32 pm #6

Hi BB1,

Indeed, there's a little bit of a learning curve. We wrote everything from the ground up so there are a lot of things that are very different than Network54.

No outline yet, but that's next on our list

You'll notice at the bottom of the forum index there's an option to sort by thread date or by last post. We'll put an option in there for outline view in there as well so people can switch to whichever view they'd like to use.

Chris Moser
network54.com
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Joined: January 12th, 2000, 11:57 pm

May 19th, 2009, 3:32 pm #7

Had a quick look and registered on 2 groups last night. So far looks great thanks guys/gals.

Regards
Admin
alternatiforum@hotmail.com
http://www.network54.com/Index/94345
Thanks, admin!


Chris Moser
network54.com
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Joined: February 29th, 2000, 2:57 am

September 22nd, 2009, 5:29 pm #8

We're very excited to announce to you that Network54 V3 is ready for public testing. Keep in mind that it's very beta right now, and that documentation and help files are forthcoming. Some things are incomplete and you're bound to run into bugs as well. Just a word of caution.

We also recommend that you upgrade to a newer browser (at least IE7 or Firefox 3).

V3 isn't really Network54 at all. In fact, we're going to keep Network54 as is at least in the near future. We're not going to automatically upgrade anyone's sites to V3, and you can expect that Network54 will continue to run as it has since 1999.

Our V3 software supports all the features of a modern forum system (i.e. Stickies!), plus a few other goodies. We've included blogs and pages as well, so you can build an entire site using V3.

We looked at what message boards were, and how we thought we could improve them using a unique approach. For example, we added fast user switching meaning you can be logged in to multiple accounts at the same time, and switch between them quickly.

We also added a live theme editor. This means that you edit your theme directly on your site (the cog icon at the top right of each page when you're logged in as a manager). While the theme editor is currently a little tricky to use, we'll be launching a new version of it soon that should be much easier.

Rather than V3 being one site that spans a multitude of interests, we've decided to create multiple sites that match your specific interest groups that have become popular here at Network54.

Each of these sites, right now, is a "blank slate" that we want to develop with their own unique personalities over time. And since we haven't created everything, we're launching a general hosting site (like Network54) as well, based on V3.

Now, to the sites!

Visigroups
http://www.visigroups.com
Visigroups is the general forum hosting site I mentioned above. If your forums don't fit into any of the sites below, we suggest you use Visigroups.

Playgrouper
http://www.playgrouper.com
Playgrouper is for Playgroups! Weve noticed that Playgroups have become very popular at Network54, so we created a playgrouping site just for you!

Rawkr
http://www.rawkr.net
Weve seen a lot of people create band sites at Network54, as well as fans creating their own sites for their favorite bands. So we created Rawkr.net to host your own band or fan site.

Guildr
http://www.guildr.com
As online gaming has become very popular, specifically MMOs such as World of Warcraft, etc. we decided to create a site for organizing your own online guilds.

MinorLeagueSports.net and Leaguer.co.uk
http://www.minorleaguesports.net
http://www.leaguer.co.uk
Minor league sport discussions (i.e. hockey) and UK sports league groups are another category thats become very popular at Network54, so MinorLeagueSports and Leaguer are the place to be to host your own sports club discussions.

To see V3 in action, Ive posted a few brief screencasts over at Visigroups.

And, of course, we're sure you'll have plenty of questions about V3. So please ask them here (itll help keep this bumped up!), or post them in the community section area of each site.



Chris Moser
network54.com
<p>Chris, thanks for all the work 54 does to keep us happy.</p><p><img alt="file000.gif" src="http://www.network54.com/Realm/judys_space/file000.gif"> </p>

Judy Cain.
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September 22nd, 2009, 7:32 pm #9

That's odd.... I just went to every link in that post. They all work fine for me. Maybe you went at a time when the server was having a glitch? There are many other possibilities as well. You ISP could be blocking you for some reason, as could something on your computer. The list is almost endless...



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September 24th, 2009, 2:49 am #10

I just took a test drive through the new visigroups.com. very nice. I have a few questions:

Will everyone be able to upload photos or only folks logged in?
How much space for photos will be given and how?
Does the administrator have control over photo size limits etc.
Any other photo uploading details would be great to know.

I have many older folks who visit my boards and change will be very hard for them. I'm wondering if we can we just have the upgrades put on the old 54 boards like editing and photo uploading and will the board's owner have the opportunity which upgrades they want to have?
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