What is going on? WindowsForum.com Updates

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  1. Mike

    Mike Windows Forum Admin
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    We are continuing to discuss WindowsForum.com, right now, and where we are going in the form of quality content. Stay tuned!
     
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    Here is a list of changes of what has been done since we migrated Windows7Forums.com and Windows8Forums.com into our new supersite WindowsForum.com!
    • Tapatalk support is now available.
    • The Resource Manager is being used extensively and requires further development.
    • We are properly outputting sitemaps to the search engines.
    • Content relevant 301 redirects are being made from original content URLs to new ones.
    • Implemented Live Stream (spy.php) by Digital Point.
    • Implemented a Media section which encompasses all prior YouTube video publications.
    • Our custom theme is online, and may need some work, so give it time.
    • Custom user fields (like PC specs) have been updated, but may require users to update them as needed.
    • We are slowly, but surely, bringing back Blog entries from the old sites.
    • It may take awhile, but we hope that visitors, new and old, will enjoy this new central location.
    • We have adjusted server settings and updated PHP to compensate for this new software.
    • We have re-implemented the serving of data from worldwide nodes via NetDNA/MaxCDN.
    • Many new feature enhancements are available using XenForo.
    • Our site portal has been implemented and we are looking forward to bringing in great content for that area.
    • Logging in will always remove all advertisements, which keep the site in operation.
    • We are looking at additional giveaway opportunities with various organizations (hint: anti-virus).
    • If you'd like your YouTube content featured in our Media portal, just submit it, and we will review it.
    • Elasticsearch allows for better and more relevant search results to appear.
    • We are still working on optimizing ad placement. If you are a visitor, and the current advertising alienates you, we hope that you will log us in and provide us feedback.
    • Change of address requests were submitted to Google today (Aug 3)
    We would like more in-depth feedback. So we have prepared a survey for you to fill out. If you can, please let us know what you think of WindowsForum.com as a website, and what you'd like to see in the future.

    To fill out the survey, please go here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NGVS8JF

    It would be greatly appreciated if you provide survey feedback as well as in these Feedback Forums.

    Thank you!
     
    #2 Mike, Aug 3, 2013
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    Loading faster? Tonight, @Josephur and I patched what problems we were experiencing with Litespeed web server and have switched back from apache. Visitors should benefit from drastically improved load times.
     
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    Blogs have been restored tonight. Although some tinkering may be required. In this case, may usually means will!
     

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