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Guywise Update!

  • Nov. 9th, 2005 at 12:14 AM
Over Stand
Okay people, you've been kept deep in the dark long enough now.  Here's what's happening at Guywise!


After almost a week of "This site is under maintenance!", The Guywise Foundation Forums are up and running.
Most of the toughest bugs and service impediments have been ironed out and the forum is finally open to accepting members.

Check out The Guywise Foundation Forums and see it for yourself!  (a couple of the themes available are designed for Mozilla browsers)

Mind you, a lot of the features on the site are available only to members.


I'm not gonna sit down and walk you through all the tiny little things I've done to the site now, but I shall update my journal with relevant (big) changes.

There's still a huge lot of work to be done, The FAQ, About and Privacy Policy pages are ready, but will have to be customized for the new look!  They're currently static pages with no dynamic style implementation.  If it's too much work, I might outsource it to a willing candidate or just do away with dynamics altogether and leave them static.  Let's see what happens.  :o)

That's all for today folks!

I'm overjoyed!

P.S.:  shoan pointed out to me early last morning that my "powered by" section lacks the CMS solution I've used to create and run the forums.  It works in some of the sites themes, but for some reason (bug?), it does'nt show on the default theme.  Thanks go out the the e107 coders!  Great CMS you guys!

Comments

chinni wrote:
Nov. 8th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
Mind you, a lot of the features on the site are available only to members. im soo lost
angiasaa wrote:
Nov. 8th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
You have to join and become a member before you will be able to gain access to the rest of the features....

Try it for a while. You can always leave if it's not nice or if you don't like the place. ;o)

Features like some of the forums, viewing the registered members, sending and receiving Guywise PM's, posting to the boards, viewing the archives, having access to the site-search function, changing the site-themes, submitting articles, etc.... These are all restricted to members-only.

If you have any problems or questions, feel free to ask, I'm god of the site, so I know pretty much everything there is to know. :) Also, if you're nice to me, I might even give you special access rights and other perks too. :)

Kaydeeyoh!
(no subject) - chinni - Nov. 8th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 8th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - chinni - Nov. 8th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 9th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
(no subject) - chinni - Nov. 9th, 2005 01:15 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 9th, 2005 02:04 pm (UTC)
pinak wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:40 am (UTC)
GREAT GOING! :D
Presently, due to lack of time I shall postpone my signing up. Not that, I dont have time to sign up, its just that I dont have time to browse n "check out" after signing up :p. So, I shall, enjoy the complete pleasure of devouring it as a whole some fine day...hehe!
In any case, Good going dude! :)
angiasaa wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 11:29 am (UTC)
Thank you. :)

You can always sign up now and then, check the place out later.

That way, you'll be among the first serial-numbers. :) So far, there are only numbers 1-10.... :) would you like a notification when a certain (lucky?) number is up for grabs? :)

Thanks again, hope to see you around when you get around to it. :-D

Kaydeeyoh! :o)
pinak wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
12! gimme 12!
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 9th, 2005 06:27 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - pinak - Nov. 9th, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 10th, 2005 05:10 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - pinak - Nov. 10th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 11th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
sanjubaba wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 07:30 am (UTC)
I linked you btw.

Totally didn't get what you had said in my guestbook. Treat me like a blank slate and then maybe I'll be smart enough to understand...

In other news:

Hey Jim :D
angiasaa wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
If you go to this page, you'll find that my e-mail ID is visible to the general public.

However, if you view the page source code, you won't find the e-mail ID anywhere. :) The whole address is masked from search bots and other spam engine spiders. :) that's what i was talking about in the guestbook entry.

Is there an icon available that I could use to link back to you? It wold be nice. :o) I could always use a text-link, but I've found, from experience, that icons tend to get more clicks. :)

Kaydeeyoh! And proud to be linked. :">
shoan wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 11:46 am (UTC)
The colors on the main page are wack! Whatever happen to simplicity? It currently looks like one of those low profile warez/pr0n sites from the yesteryears.

I think a template with max of 4 dominant colors would be nice.
angiasaa wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 12:12 pm (UTC)
lol! actually, that was the idea. you'll also notice the parental advisory on the main page. :) It's in reminiscence of the old days. :oD

Those were the days when special access passes and global credit-cards had never been heard of in India. :P

BTW, try checking out the main-page on IE.... It somehow manages to render the code better than Mozilla. Mozilla seems to have trouble with it's CSS interpretor. :( Sad, I know.... But I sure hope they're working on the problem.

Still, your 4 color suggestion makes sense.... We'll have that change in the next bug-whacking session. :) I'll put up a post on that when it's in place. :-D What say you to CMYK? I don't plan on cutting out too much on the K side of things though. But I can certainly give it a try. :)
ex_ga_woo wrote:
Nov. 9th, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
BTW, try checking out the main-page on IE.... It somehow manages to render the code better than Mozilla. Mozilla seems to have trouble with it's CSS interpretor. :( Sad, I know.... But I sure hope they're working on the problem.

In what way is it better? I see differences, but don't know what you want fixed.
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 9th, 2005 12:53 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - ex_ga_woo - Nov. 9th, 2005 01:18 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 9th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - ex_ga_woo - Nov. 9th, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 9th, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - ex_ga_woo - Nov. 10th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 10th, 2005 09:48 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - ex_ga_woo - Nov. 9th, 2005 04:23 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 9th, 2005 06:15 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - ex_ga_woo - Nov. 10th, 2005 03:46 am (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 10th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
shoan wrote:
Nov. 11th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Still, your 4 color suggestion makes sense.... We'll have that change in the next bug-whacking session. :) I'll put up a post on that when it's in place. :-D What say you to CMYK? I don't plan on cutting out too much on the K side of things though. But I can certainly give it a try. :)

Stick to rgb. CMYK doesn't apply to on screen content. Let me know of you need help.
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 11th, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - shoan - Nov. 13th, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 13th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - shoan - Nov. 14th, 2005 07:08 am (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 17th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - shoan - Nov. 20th, 2005 01:09 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - angiasaa - Nov. 20th, 2005 02:19 pm (UTC)
vijucat wrote:
Nov. 13th, 2005 06:47 am (UTC)
Pretty good stuff! Will sign up.

Why e107? I guess you did a look around and decided on it...Why not drupal, vBulletin or phpBB?
angiasaa wrote:
Nov. 13th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
I did take a look around.... Was actually thinking in terms of phpBB for a while. But then, I noticed that there were very few people (in comparison) using e107. So I figured it would be fun to see if I could make do with something that is still kinda in beta (iykwim).

It's got some rather nagging bugs and it's a pita to manage.... But hopefully, a few modifications and some re-engineering of some of the faulty components would work over them. :o)

I've learnt that the better (more popular, more updated, more streamlined, more etc.) a system is, the less you can give back to its community. :)

Thankyou for joining. You've just made me a happier man! :)
(Anonymous) wrote:
Dec. 23rd, 2005 02:05 pm (UTC)
just wanted to say hello
hi jim....
tried to send your friend one last email. i got no response. i give up. i hope you are taking care of yourself. just to fill you in - my surgery went well... i am very satisfied with results. christmas time is here and i will be out of the office for 10 days :) yay!!! and i will be one year older on the 28th of this month... 24... no fun.
keep in touch with me and don't stress yourself. take care.
- amanda
angiasaa wrote:
Dec. 25th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)
Re: just wanted to say hello
Hi Amanda! :)

You really ought to get yourself an LJ account. :oP

I am trying my best to take care of myself, unfortunately, responsibilities and other factors are'nt in my favour along that endeavour. :)

What was the surgery for BTW? Just wondering....

I'm already 24, will be 25 in July next year. :( Worse fun! lol!

Happy Birthday in advance, Merry Christmas and Kaydeeyoh!