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post #91 of 171
interesting read...

is there a link or thread somewhere that lists the moderator and admin team for SF?

I'd also be interested to know why the site is still using VB 3.6. Upgrading to 4.0 would make a lot of sense and bring a whole slew of cool features to the site. Lack of iTrader is also a curious decision.
post #92 of 171
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interesting read...

is there a link or thread somewhere that lists the moderator and admin team for SF?

I'd also be interested to know why the site is still using VB 3.6. Upgrading to 4.0 would make a lot of sense and bring a whole slew of cool features to the site. Lack of iTrader is also a curious decision.

j and I are the admins and partners. Matt is the supermoderator. Kwilkinson, Steve B., Brian SD, Bradford, and Shoreman are all moderators in one form or another.

We didn't like 4.0, and were also worried about some of our hacks being transported. Also, we are preparing to move to another system altogether, and the upgrade would have been a PITA with only a few months of reward.
post #93 of 171
So when's the big move going to happen, Fok? tentative tie frame?
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So when's the big move going to happen, Fok? tentative tie frame?

Hopefully in the second quarter of 2011. There will be some customization of the platform (in particular, we are designing an interesting B&S system,) followed by a trial period when a smaller group of users (I think about 200 in total) will be invited to test the system, try to break it, give us feedback on what they like, don't like, etc... accompanied by iterative changes. After that, the system will launch. We will preserve the flavor of the site, but add functions and features that will enhance the user experience, both for the hardcore member (you guys) and for the passerby.

One thing is certain. We will not launch until we are happy with how the new system will look, feel, and play.
post #95 of 171
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Thats really exciting - can't wait. Id volunteer to test a beta if need be, just ask.


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So when's the big move going to happen, Fok? tentative tie frame?

Freudian slip like a true SF'er.
post #96 of 171
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we have Brad to thank for that. Was pretty funny. SF went down, we all hit AAAC en masse, started posting in the thick of that site's Trad phase (most trad dog anyone?), for the most part we were all trying to participate, fit in with the differing tone of that site and differing discussions. Then Bradford starts a thread "Your favorite hoodie"... the response of the board was hilarious, as they found hoodie discussion in there among the Madras pant worship - totally like There Goes The Neighbourhood - and pretty promptly thereafter, we had ourselves a refugee camp to keep our filthy faded jeans away from their freshly pressed cuffed khakis Still, was super cool of them to put us up over there, the sites aren't as close as they used to be, but really appreciate the help.
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Is that thread still around? Couldn't find it on AAAC.
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no, they set up a private SF refugee camp board for us, and I think moved that in to it immediately (this is all like 4 yrs ago now I guess). When SF got back up post crash, they closed the refugee camp board down.
You just have to know where to look, although I don't know if the reality will love up to the legend http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ies-best-brand
post #97 of 171
Sign me up for SF 3.0 beta (the only time I'll accept beta status). By "another system" do you mean another forum software other than vBulletin?
post #98 of 171
Between the lot of you, how many hours a week do you spend running the site? Do you make any money? break even? lose money?
post #99 of 171
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You just have to know where to look, although I don't know if the reality will love up to the legend

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ies-best-brand

Hahahaha, thanks!

Somebody in that thread described hoodies and jeans as prole wear? Ouch.

Good to see that some things haven't changed.
post #100 of 171
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Hopefully in the second quarter of 2011. There will be some customization of the platform (in particular, we are designing an interesting B&S system,) followed by a trial period when a smaller group of users (I think about 200 in total) will be invited to test the system, try to break it, give us feedback on what they like, don't like, etc... accompanied by iterative changes. After that, the system will launch. We will preserve the flavor of the site, but add functions and features that will enhance the user experience, both for the hardcore member (you guys) and for the passerby.

One thing is certain. We will not launch until we are happy with how the new system will look, feel, and play.

New Styleforum logo (banner) too?
post #101 of 171
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You just have to know where to look, although I don't know if the reality will love up to the legend

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...ies-best-brand

Labelking is banned from AAAC?
post #102 of 171
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Labelking is banned from AAAC?

He was too trad for them.
post #103 of 171
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Between the lot of you, how many hours a week do you spend running the site?
Do you make any money? break even? lose money?

Let's say, a lot of hours. We have over 600K readers a month, and over 12 million page views. That's a lot of moving pieces. It's our policy to not discuss the finances of the forum, sorry.

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New Styleforum logo (banner) too?

Maybe, we'll see. Probably not in the short run. We would like to keep the feel of the forum, while enhancing its usability and attractiveness.

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Thats really exciting - can't wait. Id volunteer to test a beta if need be, just ask.

Noted. And will do. (scribbles on a piece of paper.)


Freudian slip like a true SF'er.
post #104 of 171
One (me) has to wonder whether SF will ever get gobbled up by a big media company..akin to how Chowhound was bought by CNET, I believe.
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Let's say, a lot of hours. We have over 600K readers a month, and over 12 million page views.
On that note, has there been a decrease in SF traffic the past couple of weeks? It just feels a lot less active than usual.
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