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Changes are coming to LowEndBox!

mpkossenmpkossen Member
edited July 2014 in Announcements

Recently I have been working on improving and expanding LowEndBox. Our first step in that process is enabling the layout for more content. And that's just what I have done.

Within the next couple of hours, LowEndBox will received a minor layout update which will introduce a tab bar on top. This tab bar will feature three items at first:

  • LowEndBox: the site as you're used to know it
  • Tutorials: tutorials will be on a separate schedule from now on and under a different tab
  • About: this links to the current about page, which I plan on expanding and reorganizing

I hope you guys will appreciate these changes and will be part of the future of LowEndBox!

I recommend Prometeus, the best provider ever!

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  • erkinerkin Member

    Great! Looking forward to see the changes online.

    0% chance of trolling in posts.

  • Awesome!

  • AcacyAcacy Member

    Nice update :)

  • orakorak Member

    Lookibg forward to it!

  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    I don't see the announcement where says I'm the King.... Guards, kill him.

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    Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

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  • The changes are live and working. A big thanks for @SysAdmin for putting it live.

    I recommend Prometeus, the best provider ever!

  • J1021J1021 Member

    said: LowEndBox: the site are you're used to know it

    Sorry, wot?

  • petrispetris Member

    @kcaj said:
    Sorry, wot?

    Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

  • @kcaj said:
    Sorry, wot?

    Worst typo in history I guess ;-)

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    I will do a small victory dance when I cant see this anymore:

    image

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  • J1021J1021 Member

    AnthonySmith said: I will do a small victory dance when I cant see this anymore:

    Video or I call b/s.

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    @kcaj said:
    Video or I call b/s.

    haha, hmm.

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    We're open to feedback guys, let us know what you think we should change.

    Jon Biloh
  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @jbiloh said:
    We're open to feedback guys, let us know what you think we should change.

    The ads :( now I can't block them! Hahaha j/k

    Well, you need a new king, someone who is handsome, smart, rich, Mexican..... Hmmmm, who might be?

    Tip: starts with N and the last letter is: etomx

    Whoopsie!

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    @jbiloh said:
    We're open to feedback guys, let us know what you think we should change.

    I think HVH should not get free advertising in prominent positions :)

    http://lowendbox.com/wp-content/themes/leb/banners/hvh_banner_468_60_1.gif

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  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @netomx said:
    Mexican

    Oh god.

  • eddynetwebeddynetweb Member
    edited July 2014

    @jbiloh said:
    We're open to feedback guys, let us know what you think we should change.

    The ad at the bottom of the page is bugging me out. The footer looks awkward.

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @eddynetweb said:
    The ad at the bottom of the page is bugging me out. The footer looks awkward.

    What do you recommend?

    Jon Biloh
  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    @jbiloh said:
    What do you recommend?

    Well I would suggest text only ad's in the footer but as you have given the space away for free to a company you own it probably will stay just how it is I imagine :)

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  • @jbiloh said:
    What do you recommend?

    You could make another section on the footer and seperate the text and the ad itself.

    Is inflation really at 0.5%? What a conundrum...

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  • GreenHostBoxGreenHostBox Member
    edited July 2014

    I didn't even know there was ads on this site because of my AdBlock.

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  • Mark_RMark_R Member

    @jbiloh said:
    What do you recommend?

    You could drop random ads between thread posts like they do over there

    http://www.phpbb-seo.com/en/site/registration-t1009.html

    to me it would be less annoying than the ad in the footer for some reason, it just doesn't fit there.

  • AnthonySmith said: Well I would suggest text only ad's in the footer

    Exactly, I am 100% okay with seeing text based ads.

    Ads that take up bandwidth (huge flash content) and CPU rounds (animated gifs); or that interrupt the flow of the page (ads that look like comments) and distract from content (popups, redirects, multiple windows) will be blocked. The best ads are the ones that look like they should be there, and were not just paid to be there (the new Amazon ads).

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  • @jbiloh said:
    What do you recommend?

    Not only have ads for ColoCrossing hosts.

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    Mark_R said: You could drop random ads between thread posts like they do over there

    http://www.phpbb-seo.com/en/site/registration-t1009.html

    to me it would be less annoying than the ad in the footer for some reason, it just doesn't fit there.

    I am surprised you would suggest that, I've always thought that inline ads between posts were by far the most annoying thing ever. :-p

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  • @Mark_R said:

    I would personally consider that the absolute worst type of advertizement you can get on a forum.

    I recommend Prometeus, the best provider ever!

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    @mpkossen said:
    I would personally consider that the absolute worst type of advertizement you can get on a forum.

    Agreed.

    I do like the direction LEB is taking already, love the tabs and will be really pleased when either that 2 year out of date green box at the top is updated or removed completely.

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  • Should we have a dedicated tab for to providers' voting result? This will help feature good providers from real experienced users.
    And if it is possible, a chart showing rating history of popular providers? The later needs a little coding effort anyway :-)

  • Looking forward to it!

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    Change the offers to be reddit style with good/bad karma for up/down voting :)

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  • wychwych Member

    @AnthonySmith said:
    Change the offers to be reddit style with good/bad karma for up/down voting :)

    That should be easy to do since its built in WP.

    Taking a hiatus.

  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    @AnthonySmith said:
    Change the offers to be reddit style with good/bad karma for up/down voting :)

    That's an interesting idea actually.

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  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    @jbiloh said:
    That's an interesting idea actually.

    It would add a fresh new positive dynamic to the site imo, a little bit more interactivity and a unique point that none of the clones have.

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  • jbilohjbiloh Administrator

    Yeah I agree, the interactivity aspect is especially intriguing. Would give users more control over what providers get the most time up top, etc.

    Jon Biloh
  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider
    edited July 2014

    @jbiloh said:
    Yeah I agree, the interactivity aspect is especially intriguing. Would give users more control over what providers get the most time up top, etc.

    Yep, you would probably need to tie in a user/login system to LEB, I suppose cross site auth with LET would be simple enough or you could end up with a lot of abuse of the system.

    Doing this gives future options for user submitted posts with karma ratings as well, now you have the tabbed system 'hat tip for that' it would not get messy and again brings interactivity that no other clones have.

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  • DylanDylan Member

    That is a really, really good idea.

  • SpiritSpirit Disabled

    Depend how you look at it. If you want to have same popular 2 or 3 hosts all the time on the top of the frontpage then that's good idea.

    But if you want to have LEB which would serve to it's purpose - introducing/featuring LEB hosts (instead of reposting coupons from same old names all the time) then this would be a challenge which could make from blog again readable website worth to open and comment.

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  • @AnthonySmith said:
    Doing this gives future options for user submitted posts with karma ratings as well, now you have the tabbed system 'hat tip for that' it would not get messy and again brings interactivity that no other clones have.

    I will be looking into the options for this, as it's definitely appealing. There seems to be a plugin for integration: http://wordpress.org/plugins/vanilla-forums/. If this does actually work it'll solve a large number of issues we've had with the comment system and it will definitely integrate the two sites more, which would be absolutely awesome.

    If I have some moments this week I'll add this to my test installations and see how it works out.

    I recommend Prometeus, the best provider ever!

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    @mpkossen said:
    If I have some moments this week I'll add this to my test installations and see how it works out.

    nice one, if you want some free servers to play with for testing let me know.

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  • netomxnetomx Member, Moderator

    @AnthonySmith said:
    Change the offers to be reddit style with good/bad karma for up/down voting :)

    I don't know, ppl will vote negative if the host hosts on CC

  • AnthonySmithAnthonySmith Top Provider

    @netomx said:
    I don't know, ppl will vote negative if the host hosts on CC

    Well those would be people that would not buy CC based products so it is a fair vote.

    I know there are 50 x "this could happen" arguments, but you just don't know until you try, if it is a success it will be a huge one imo, linking in the LET auth for votes will help weed out most of the abuse by default

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  • SweetSweet Member
    edited July 2014

    @netomx said:
    I don't know, ppl will vote negative if the host hosts on CC

    They could also make it so only up votes are allowed.

    Also... what is to stop all these hosts from making mass accounts to upvote.

  • level4level4 Member

    This post made me join, I've been browsing these forums for a long time. and would certainly like to be part of LowEndTalk's future.

  • IshaqIshaq Member, Provider

    +1

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  • netomx said: I don't know, ppl will vote negative if the host hosts on CC

    And where's the conspiracy theory that people would buy votes too? =P goes both ways

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  • kontamkontam Member

    It's been 5 days now and I still don't see any bar on the top, has it been canceled?

  • blackblack Member

    @jbiloh said:
    That's an interesting idea actually.

    If you don't have any proxy detection or something like that in place, it's going to get abused.

  • @kontam said:
    It's been 5 days now and I still don't see any bar on the top, has it been canceled?

    You should probably clear your browser cache or do a hard refresh (CTRL+F5 on normal systems, APPLE+R on Apple's property).

    I recommend Prometeus, the best provider ever!

  • LeeLee Member

    A tab with 3 links. That's hardcore...

    Should this discussion not be on LEB?

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