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JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« on: December 12, 2011, 10:21:26 PM »
Hi everybody,

I've decided that I really needed to completely overhaul JLForums.com for the sake of its users. I knew that they could be getting so much more out of it, that it could look so much better, and that it could have an even stronger presence in the search engines than it already does.

To that end, I've made some major upgrades to the forum that will benefit you:

1. Added an Exclusive Special Offers board for deals you can't get anywhere else.

2. Added a Trader System to allow members to build reputation when buying and selling.

3. Added advanced formatting features for embedding YouTube videos, advanced formatting of posts, etc.

4. Added a "My Bookmarks" system that you can use to keep track of your favorite informational threads.

5. Added a Socialize feature that makes it easy for you to share great posts and threads on your favorite Social Networks.

6. Upgraded to a much more advance version of the SMF Forum that makes all of the above possible.

You can learn more about these features by reading the threads in this board:

http://jlforums.com/advanced-features-of-this-forum/

I will be much more focused on adding case studies and detailed helpful information to the forum starting in 2012.  It's one of my goals, and it's already off to a great start (even though it's still 2011)!

The improvements will continue. I have much more to do. Please let me know what you think about the new changes and what other improvements you'd like to see.

Jonathan Leger
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« Last Edit: December 12, 2011, 10:39:08 PM by Jonathan Leger »

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Re: JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 11:12:58 PM »

Good job Jon, ;)

The forum site looks great and has many advantages! I really like the new Special Offers
pages, and will be using them in the near future!

Thank you so much for all you do for us!

HoneyJo

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Re: JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 12:13:36 AM »
Hi Jon

That looks all very good. I am missing the stars a little bit but the colored squares are alright, too.
I like the special offers section, too, I hope to find the time to post something early next year ;-)

Mike

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Re: JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 01:43:03 AM »
Great work Jon - it seems a little easier to navigate too

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Re: JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 02:41:23 AM »
IMHO its even better if you change it to V bulletin - More Professional , and MUCH more feature than SMF ...    :)

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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 03:00:49 AM »
Jon, a much more pleasant design and navigation is easy too.
Now I have to come up with some special deals for forum members.
Great idea, as always.

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Re: JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 05:34:40 AM »
IMHO its even better if you change it to V bulletin - More Professional , and MUCH more feature than SMF ...    :)

I'm not a fan of VBulletin. I don't find it more professional. I actually think it's rather cluttered and clunky.

Re: JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 08:20:15 AM »
I applaud the changes as well. They are great new features! Thanks.

Re: JLForums.com has made HUGE improvements for YOUR benefit!
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 11:58:23 AM »
I'm new here and it all looks great!

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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 03:53:03 PM »

Jon, When I was online last night (actually about 3am this morning) I noticed
that you too were working extremely late..

From the way the forum looks now, you were obviously either redoing the
appearance of the Forum or Alicia had you up, either way you were on the
forum at 3am doing something! :D

I just would like for you to know that it is very much appreciated, and as to
my opinion of it. It is so clean and easy to use that I am still not sure how
to take it!


My mother use to say 'Prettys as Pretty Does', and that saying goes for the
forum also, because it is pretty inside and out... So, if that was your intention
you did a fabulous job! I love it!

HoneyJo
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 04:52:14 PM »
Thanks Joyce. I was up pretty late last night. Around 1:30 local time. The forum server is in California, I'm in Texas. :)

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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 04:58:32 PM »
Thanks Joyce. I was up pretty late last night. Around 1:30 local time. The forum server is in California, I'm in Texas. :)

I better check my computer time, cause I am in Texas also, and my computer time
was showing to be 3 something...

No wonder I am always early/late, but never on time... :D

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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 05:05:59 PM »
Oh, wait. I remember now. Alicia woke up so I checked some things on the forum before going back to sleep. So yeah, I was up at 3, if only  briefly.

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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 05:10:06 PM »
Oh, wait. I remember now. Alicia woke up so I checked some things on the forum before going back to sleep. So yeah, I was up at 3, if only  briefly.

She sure knows how to work her Daddy already, right!  ;) :D

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