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*mona lisa*
post Feb 10 2006, 08:29 PM
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This thread has been created to let members know of any smaller changes, updates, server problems or anything of importance. If you disagree with anything please make a thread in our Feedback forum and discuss it there.

Please do not post in this thread or your post will be deleted. This will make it easier for others to read without any disturbances. Moderators can bump this topic by posting any relevant information at proper times.

Thank you!


To start off, some recent news on createBog include the following:
  • Moderators have the ability to provide a reason when rejecting layouts.
  • The topics in Cars, Sports, and Current Events forums previously located under Interests have all been moved to the Lounge.
 
*mona lisa*
post Feb 18 2006, 08:40 PM
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Since not many people may have noticed, I'll say it here. Several members have asked exactly what cB's standards are for accepting layouts. This has been posted in every design forum. Please take the time to consider these general tips.

As well, please use some of these as guidelines to submitting graphics.

Good
  • Clean and uncluttered design
  • Readable text and hyperlinks
  • Pleasant and suitable color scheme
  • Clear theme
  • Originality
  • Reasonable loading time
  • Balance between graphics and text
  • Easy navigation
  • Fair size and quality of image(s)
Bad
  • Poor organization
  • Overuse of scripts
  • Poor quality images
  • Jocked images/layout
  • Misaligned elements
  • Inappropriate/offensive theme
  • Use of sTiCkY cAps
  • Broken images
  • Tacky text or image effects
  • Too bright or busy background image
  • Use of sliced images (5 is enough)
  • Use of ad remover
Desired but not required
  • Cross browser compatibility (mainly IE and Firefox)
 
*mona lisa*
post Feb 28 2006, 05:31 PM
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Anyone posting obscene content will be warned. Any offensive or obscene pictures used as avatars or signatures will be removed. If you see anyone doing this, please feel free to PM an Admin or Head Staff to have them removed. Thank you.
 
*mona lisa*
post Apr 12 2006, 09:18 PM
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Three new tools have been added/updated to Xanga Tools. The Xanga/Myspace layout code sniffer will allow you to get the codes of any Xanga or Myspace layout. The source encoder and source decoder will work for any site, including Xanga! Enjoy!


Created and provided by the awesome micron. =)
 
*mona lisa*
post Aug 3 2006, 03:41 PM
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Posts made in Feedback now add to your post count and Posts Per Day.
 
*mona lisa*
post Aug 9 2006, 03:59 PM
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Posts made in the general Blogger/LiveJournal/MySpace/Xanga/Website forums add to your post count and PPD. Meaning if you offer criticism on layouts through the forum, your post count will be upped.
 
*mzkandi*
post Aug 13 2006, 12:55 AM
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A Current Events News forum has been added under Interests in the Community Center. _smile.gif


I added the link. =)


This post has been edited by mona lisa: Aug 15 2006, 03:19 PM
 
*mona lisa*
post Sep 17 2006, 12:44 PM
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The controversy and piracy rules in the Community Guidelines have been tweaked and a jocking rule has been added. Note that although the guidelines are subject to change, you are still to follow them so please read over them carefully. Sadly, the controversy rule has been neglected but no longer will be.
 
*mona lisa*
post Dec 12 2006, 07:56 PM
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Four new forums have been made: Contests, Blogger Requests, Livejournal Requests, and Website Requests. _smile.gif
 
*mona lisa*
post Jan 25 2007, 11:20 PM
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The ___ of the Year contests for 2006 are up and running. It will be a month before the votes are counted, i.e. the deadline for all contests is February 25, 2007. Happy voting and good luck to all participants! thumbsup.gif

Blogger of the Year
Livejournal of the Year
MySpace of the Year
Website of the Year
Xanga of the Year
 
*mzkandi*
post Feb 15 2007, 12:47 AM
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The official bylaws are up and running. For further details please check out the Community Guidelines.
 
*mona lisa*
post Feb 16 2007, 09:34 PM
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Recently, design staff have been reducing clutter in the Resource Center in order to help members. Please use the Common Fonts, Common Brushes, Big Book of Resources, and the Moderator's Guide to Critiquing Graphics to your advantage. _smile.gif

Thank you to all those who contributed. thumbsup.gif
 
*mzkandi*
post Feb 18 2007, 08:32 PM
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Now that cB's bylaws have been been officially written up the forum has been discontinued. From now on all issues concerning cB shall be taken up in the Feedback forum. I would like to thank everyone who participated as bylaw mods and those who offered their feedback. Without your dedication and patience with this project none of this would have been possible. _smile.gif
 
*Duchess_of_Dork*
post May 22 2007, 11:27 AM
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As of now, the forums are as is. Meaning, the graphics forum has been merged into the Designers' Cafe'.

There's some feedback going on regarding that. :]
 
micron
post Jun 1 2007, 05:53 PM
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-posts on cb4 pages (submissions + sudomains) now count towards your post count.
-drag and drop in best friend works now after clicking next/prev page.
 
micron
post Jun 3 2007, 04:03 AM
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-confirmation popup before deleting comments
-added more cities and countries
 
micron
post Jun 3 2007, 04:36 PM
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-wink page is now up
 
micron
post Jun 5 2007, 10:19 PM
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-photo pages are up
-submitting stock photos / smilies work now
-you no longer need to "setup blog" to have your blog working
 
micron
post Jun 6 2007, 02:42 AM
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-fixed blog / photo / comment totals
-added new mini profile module for blog + photo pages
-using username instead of location for browse friends, entries, and photos
 
micron
post Jun 7 2007, 10:17 PM
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-added recent entries + photos to your profiles
-removed class .subprofile for mini profile (blog + photos)
 
micron
post Jul 12 2007, 07:31 PM
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ill add the topsite again sometime in the future but at this time we dont have it...


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i fixed the layout code grabber. works for hi5 and myspace. please keep in mind that you should only use this tool for educational purposes. you may grab codes once every 5 min.
 
micron
post Jul 16 2007, 07:40 PM
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-tracker now supports friendster
-preview now works for layouts (submit layout preview button)
 
micron
post Jul 20 2007, 04:20 PM
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^ submissions stats were added since cb4.


some new stuff
-added friendster and hi5 support forums (resource center -> support center)
-upgraded forum software to latest version
 
micron
post Jul 21 2007, 03:43 PM
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-clicking on the usernames on the forums will now go to the subdomain profile, not the forum profile (dubbed subprofile). to get to the subprofile, youll have to find a post made by that user and click on the username -> view subprofile.

nvm, ill do this later. there seems to be a lot of invalid usernames or usernames that dont match their display names.
 
*Insurmountable*
post Oct 9 2007, 04:44 PM
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Currently when submitting layouts please upload the images to either tinypic.com or imageshack.us. Photobucket images are having errors on getting uploaded to the server. Hopefully this won't be a long minor issue. If you have any further questions or concerns you can PM a design staff.
 

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