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Title: Important! Forum Changes!
Post by: FichtenFoo on August 30, 2006, 12:53:18 PM
FFF has been getting a lot of traffic lately. Too much really. So as a result I've had to make some changes to the board. Logged-in users won't even notice, but guests will notice the most. Changes are as follows:

Guest Viewing
A while back I made all the forums here viewable by guests that don't have accounts or members not logged in. This is great for those users as they could search and not have to register to do so. However all these grests were putting a drain on the server resources. I've reset the permissions to dissalow non-logged in users from viewing/searching the forums. I appologize, but it's better than the forum breaking all the time.

Logged-In Users
I have deleted many old/irrelevant topics in Model Talk today (outdated new kit announcements for example). I'll be deleting old/irrelevant topics in OT, Cap Corner, and Model Help as well, but wanted to give you guys a little heads up before doing so. I'll probably delete old stuff later on tonight. Model Gallery, In-Progress, and the Group Build Forums will not be affected.

Hopefully these changes will make FFF run smoother and a little faster. Thanks and sorry for any inconvieniences.

EDIT: These changes will make for more users signing-up. (and already have) Please bear with them and report any trouble-makers to your freindly neighborhood moderators. Don't be vigilante mods. We'll take care of it. :wink:
Title: First!
Post by: dchaos628 on August 31, 2006, 05:15:29 AM
It's already a little faster. Please feel free to delete this msg. Just wanted to let you know. :wink:
Title: Important! Forum Changes!
Post by: FichtenFoo on August 31, 2006, 08:47:41 AM
Thanks for the heads-up. I noticed it as well, but wasn't sure if it was just me. Seems we had more lurkers than I realized. 23-25 new registrations since I did this yesterday. Introduce yourselves here:

http://fichtenfoo.com/v-web/bulletin/bb/viewtopic.php?t=1350
Title: Important! Forum Changes!
Post by: Maschinen Krueger on September 02, 2006, 05:41:32 AM
congratulations on a successful site. it's best Gundam related and one of the best model  related sites out there. nice graphics, good navigation, and great models that compete with the best of Hobby Japan. I'm not surprised by the success. I just noticed the banner ad. is that new or did I miss something.
Title: Important! Forum Changes!
Post by: FichtenFoo on September 02, 2006, 06:20:42 AM
Quote from: "Maschinen Krueger"
congratulations on a successful site. it's best Gundam related and one of the best model  related sites out there. nice graphics, good navigation, and great models that compete with the best of Hobby Japan. I'm not surprised by the success. I just noticed the banner ad. is that new or did I miss something.


Thanks BK! Yeah, those are new. I'm still playing with the placements. I also added a google search to my non-forum site to help with navigation. It's gotten big enough to warrant being searchable.