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Title: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 04, 2008, 06:55:34 PM
Site Name:Blabbster
Site URL: http://blabbster.com (http://blabbster.com)
Site Owner: Lord Anubis
Site Designer:Lord Anubis
Theme Designer:StormLrd & Porky
Site Genre:Arcade

(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blabbster.com%2Fpromo%2Favatar.png&hash=54e9de69888eb5e8a5a6957b7e6381fe04957739) (http://www.blabbster.com)

FEATURES:

(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2Fultprof%2Fright.png&hash=301fd12df4a9cb5a2c3e3999f23c43ad519501e1) Arcade: (http://www.blabbster.com/index.php?action=arcade) With 9,500+ games, highly customized, and games added daily...
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2Fultprof%2Fright.png&hash=301fd12df4a9cb5a2c3e3999f23c43ad519501e1) Downloadable Games
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2Fultprof%2Fright.png&hash=301fd12df4a9cb5a2c3e3999f23c43ad519501e1) Blogs
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2Fultprof%2Fright.png&hash=301fd12df4a9cb5a2c3e3999f23c43ad519501e1) Chat
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2Fultprof%2Fright.png&hash=301fd12df4a9cb5a2c3e3999f23c43ad519501e1) Friend Lists
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2Fultprof%2Fright.png&hash=301fd12df4a9cb5a2c3e3999f23c43ad519501e1) Member Galleries
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2Fultprof%2Fright.png&hash=301fd12df4a9cb5a2c3e3999f23c43ad519501e1) Forum


(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fblabbster.com%2FSmileys%2FBlabbster%2Fwin.gif&hash=2ac2d0132deca721a04b6dd74e09cc64fb3da3c3)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Smoky on February 04, 2008, 11:00:51 PM
nice m'lord.. looking smooth and sharp.. the individual icons for the forum look great! great job!!  :up: :D
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 04, 2008, 11:05:41 PM
Thanks I was thinking those at least fit the forum and topics... I want feedback, especially negative..that is where you grow :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Smoky on February 04, 2008, 11:25:54 PM
cnat think of anything negative right now, m'lord.. too tired, and have been messing with my own today.. made good progress, but will peep at yours again tomorrow..  :D
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 04, 2008, 11:29:14 PM
Thanks Smoky, well if you see something let me know so I can fix it we hope on officially releasing this on Valentines Day..........It seems like a good day for this type of site
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 11, 2008, 12:46:34 PM
Changed up the Front Page a bit and began working on advertisment banners for the site.
What do you think of this:

(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyadminresources.com%2Fextras%2Fimagehost%2Fscript%2Fuploads%2Faacc98368c.gif&hash=ecd5bb1f5194569a119cff02a3f8d74071fbe054)

And created a really cool menu for the front page (but it is only for logged in users)
Here is how it looks  ;D

(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Ftinyadminresources.com%2Fextras%2Fimagehost%2Fscript%2Fuploads%2F5dec0e1f8b.jpg&hash=c57a0669fd4a612a8ef15abff2e0c081ce8066ed)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: eline on February 11, 2008, 01:47:06 PM
Could you give examples of used mods, especialy with last memebers avatart, expanded profiles, and whois online?

Im interested how this works ;)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 11, 2008, 02:01:11 PM
Ultimate Profile mod for expanded profiles
The rest are block code...You can find most of them in the Block Code Snippets...

And who's online is a built in feature of SMF

LIST OF MODS USED:
1. TinyPortal 0.983   
2. AvatarSelect 1.1.2   
3. Custom Profile Field Mod 3.17     
4. E-Arcade 2.4.2     
5. FelBlog for SMF 0.940   
6. FelBlog for SMF Update 0.941   
7. Ultimate Profile 0.8   
8. Auto Embed Video Clips 2.1.1   
9. Registration - Show Gender mod 1.0.0   
10. Karma Buttons 1.02     
11. Users Online Today Mod 1.4.0     
12. Most Popular Topic Today 2.0     
13. Enhanced Quick Reply Box 2.0.2 2.0.2   
14. cbi, 1.0 1.0   
15. Ad Managment 2.3   
16. FlashChat Integration 1.0   
17. FavIcon 1.1   
18. nneonneo's AJAX ShoutBox 1.11     
19. SMF Gallery Pro 1.3.10

Not too many mods are being used :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: eline on February 11, 2008, 02:21:47 PM
Ultimate Profile mod
Block Code Snippets...

Im just new in SMF and TP - I would like to have community driven website with good forum and choose SMF.  I will look in ultimate profile, and snipets. Cool work, keep going. Sure I'll ahve more questions where Im on track.  :up:
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 11, 2008, 02:30:41 PM
SMF + TP is the best you will find, trust me...It is easy to use and you can just about do anything :up:
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: eline on February 11, 2008, 02:39:00 PM
SMF + TP is the best you will find, trust me...It is easy to use and you can just about do anything :up:

I use several CMS systems, write my own, so I have many thousand of code lines behinde me.
I just want to use strong forum, with SEO url (didnt find how to do it yet (good) with SMF), and protected from spam, bots and all this e-shit.

For sure SMF & TP community is strong and friendly, and its most powerfull ;)
All when I write with ppl using SMF its always nice and helpfull. Its worth any price :)
Next few weeks I will work on TP & SMF.

There is FAQ about TP? API, How to call from menu articles category, etc ?
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 11, 2008, 02:55:51 PM
TP resources

DOCs (http://www.tinyportal.net/index.php?board=85.0)
Basic How Tos (http://www.tinyportal.net/index.php?board=119.0)
FAQ (http://www.tinyportal.net/index.php?topic=6174)

And there is tons of stuff in the forum, search and look around there is plenty of information on this site to write a book :)

For SEO I recommend checking out SMF SEO...And there are many mods that will help with spammers/bots :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: eline on February 11, 2008, 04:41:37 PM
Tx ;) I just started translating custom profiles ...
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 25, 2008, 07:48:11 PM
UPDATES:

- Added A SITE TOUR (http://blabbster.com/index.php?page=tour)
- Added A Cool Menu For Members DEMO MENU FOR TP USERS (http://blabbster.com/index.php?page=19)
- Added some more customization to Profiles
- In General Fixed Up Alot of Stuff  :)

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ALL THINK
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Hairy on February 25, 2008, 08:48:20 PM
Bah, just got an eyeful of nipple from one of the member photo's on the front page, wouldn't normally complain but I'm at work :( An adult content warning on the first post and I would have waited till I got home (and right-click+saved :2funny: )

Front page looks good, I'll check out the rest later  ^-^
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 25, 2008, 08:56:19 PM
Sorry bout that!!!

Added Warning
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Hairy on February 26, 2008, 01:06:49 AM
No prob's

Look's good :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: eline on February 26, 2008, 03:45:10 AM
hi
I also use tabbed menu, but ajax loading is not neccecery IMHO with not so many informations in.
Tour is nice idee, and I will do this same.
As i see You use custom page=tour ???
Icons in profile (home) are to big, in 1280 in opera You have 20% outside
I dislike colors of background and text on table headers - no contrast at all ;P

but You have great girls in profiles heheheh
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 26, 2008, 06:21:30 AM
Thanks, I might shrink the images in the menu :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on April 27, 2008, 09:06:23 AM
Changed the theme to Silentwave and added a bunch more games...And added a bunch of new tweaks, to make it stand out :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Zetan on April 27, 2008, 09:11:28 AM
Looks great, sites coming along nicely  :coolsmiley:

Good work
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on April 03, 2009, 05:31:12 PM
Gotten back into updating this site, and trying to gain traffic

Mainly been working on the Arcade (http://www.blabbster.com/index.php?action=arcade)...Let me know what you all think so far....trying to see what else I might need to tweak

Other than the lack of members I am happy with the outcome of this site  :coolsmiley:

*If you have any good idears on gaining traffic...I would like to know :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: SOcRatEs120 on April 06, 2009, 12:22:42 PM
LA!
Very nice!
traffic increase....prweb... the best 80 bucks to spend on the net..imho.
I've used it for years and gotten alot more back from it than I initially put in.
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on April 06, 2009, 10:43:08 PM
hmmm sounds interesting I will take a look into that...thanks
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: ed_m2 on April 07, 2009, 01:18:16 AM
advertise it on facebook ;)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on August 25, 2009, 11:13:32 AM
*UPDATES*
Added Footerbar with chat functionality, and still adding more games/content to the site

Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: IchBin on August 25, 2009, 11:59:25 AM
Oh, crap. lol I had totally forgot about that chat bar I talked with you about. Good to see you got it going! So what did you have to do to make it work?
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on August 25, 2009, 12:20:37 PM
I used a different one, this one is much better :)

But ya it was quite a bit of coding to get it working on SMF
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on November 17, 2009, 06:22:34 PM
Been a bit since I have added an update, so here's a few changes/stats


Well that about sums it up, but I have to say TP is the best...if you have an idear, you can get it going (even using 0.9.8 lol, gotta love this Portal....or should I say CMS)
 :up:
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lesmond on November 17, 2009, 06:58:04 PM
Not sure about the banner, seems overcrowded somewhat! but thats just me, over all good site  :up:
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on November 17, 2009, 06:59:50 PM
Not sure about the banner, seems overcrowded somewhat! but thats just me, over all good site  :up:

Thats exactly the feedback I wanted :up:
thanks Les
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: dkharp on December 05, 2009, 07:50:56 PM
Very nice site!  I am going to be honest with you. Is it a adult site, kid site or teen site?  You seem to have a bit of each.  That's fine being it's protected under.
http://www.36thid.info/usconstitution/ (http://www.36thid.info/usconstitution/)

But I do think since it looks like it's toward kids/young teens that some sort of gate way or something is put up so parents that do monitor somewhat what there kids are doing knows that you site might have and or does adult content. 

As a parent don't think my kid would be going to your site.


Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on December 05, 2009, 09:26:05 PM
I do have adult games, but as a guest you can't play the adult games...And registration is set for 18+.  But yes, the site is more directed toward older gamers
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: dkharp on December 07, 2009, 01:40:53 AM
I reall like how you can hover over a topic and it shows a preview of the post. How did you get it to do that?  That is so cool man.

If you don't mind telling..Please
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Ken. on December 07, 2009, 02:11:53 AM
Try this Mod dkharp.
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=69184.0
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: dkharp on December 07, 2009, 02:31:09 AM
Thank you Me Lord. I installed this mod but it does not show pics from post. I posted on SMF so I will wait and see what they say.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on December 07, 2009, 07:07:03 AM
I believe you have to do a theme edit to your index.template.php
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 13, 2010, 01:34:03 AM
I have done tons to the site since the last posting...

Still using the old TP 0.9.8, but I will say I am amazed even today with the functionality of this script

some new additions to my site (since my last post):

How Guests see frontpage
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blabbster.com%2Fscreenshots%2FScreenshotGuest.png&hash=4227259b05ce0ee4377981ec52521d8aaee77313)

How Members see frontpage
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blabbster.com%2Fscreenshots%2FScreenshotMember.png&hash=99fab294a6a0596f3495e537d374e9d7d1dadac5)

1 on 1 Gaming (Compete against friends in real time)
(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blabbster.com%2Fscreenshots%2Fscreenshot_games.png&hash=b5f86e6aa392dbc312157e49568876cdd539c06d)





Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Freddy on February 13, 2010, 06:08:26 AM
Fantastic site  O0

Really impressed by all the customisation - icons, banner etc.

Just goes to show what people can do with some imagination.

Well done :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 13, 2010, 06:51:13 AM
thanks Freddy :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: IchBin on February 14, 2010, 07:27:22 PM
Could you upload the large pictures next time? I had a hard time seeing them... ::)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on February 14, 2010, 08:53:27 PM
sure Ich will do, haha :)
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: ZarPrime on February 15, 2010, 05:48:18 AM
@ Ichbin ~ LOL :D

ZP
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on April 03, 2010, 01:39:28 PM
Well at it again, changed up theme, and did some modifying to my arcade

here is a gigantic screenshot for you all :D

(https://www.tinyportal.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blabbster.com%2Farcade_screenshot.png&hash=c1dd415d3ef24fae2db08e184acac7d7dd0b4d9e) (http://www.blabbster.com/arcade_screenshot.png)
Click for larger image

Added the game information to the side, kind of like other arcade forum software has  :up:

also added download functionality for games and a few other little tweaks
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on September 25, 2010, 06:22:40 PM
I have done quite a bit of changing on this site...

Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: ZarPrime on September 26, 2010, 02:08:12 PM
LA,

In this new age of new versions of both SMF and TP, your site still looks fantastic.  You've done a great job with it. O0

ZarPrime
Title: Re: Blabbster: Online Social Network
Post by: Lord Anubis on September 28, 2010, 10:55:05 PM
Thanks Zarprime  O0

yes I have been reluctant to do lots of extra messing about when these codes still work the way I want....

I have a site with SMF2 and TP1, but... it takes forever till I am confident of a site, lol