Admin Addict New Owner, New Direction

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  1. AWS

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    I am the new owner of Admin Addict. Some might know me. For those that don't I've been building and running communities since 1994. I have a small network of forums and I'm proud to add Admin Addict to it. Enough about me. If you want to know about my history let me know.

    I have plans for the community. The first thing I will be doing to change the forum software. Sometime this weekend, after I'm sure the DNS has fully propagated, I will be importing the site into IPB. A few weeks ago I put plans in place to start my own forum admin community. I had my eye on buying AA from Nick and in the event he didn't want to sell I was going to start a new site in the niche. I already have the site setup so I'll import this site into it.

    There will be some changes to go along with the software change.

    Some things that I will be adding/changing:
    1. Link directory
    2. Moving the articles to IP.Content and using it as the doorway to the site.
    3. Adding IP.Nexus so the devs that visit AA can sell there services, skins and addons for whatever forum software they develope for.
    4. Removing the ads. I only run ads on certain sites and then only to guests.
    5. New skin.
    6. 2 contest per year every year.
    There will be more. I hope all of you bear with me as I move AA into the future. If you have any suggestions on what you'd like let me know. If you ask any members of my communities they'll tell you am always open to new ideas.

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
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    I am starting the conversion process. You can track progress at Admin Addict Test Site

    Updated the test site URL. Pointed it to the wrong server.
     
  3. AWS

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    Just to keep everyone updated on the progress.

    The first import, I always do one to test things out, is almost done. Once it's complete I'll make sure everything looks and works good. If it passes my inspection then I'll start the final conversion. During that time I will be closing the site for a few hours. I don't expect to do the final import until tommorrow afternoon.

    So in the mean time head over to the test site and give me some feedback. Your feedback will help to shape the future of AA.
     
  4. bucket

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    a change for the new year!

    good luck with the forum.
     
  5. AWS

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    Thanks much.

    Now that the import is done I can get the new stuff rolled out.
     
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    Congrats on the purchase, I wish you the best with AdminAddict :)
     
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    Thanks Brandon.
     
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  8. Mark.B

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    Good implementation of Invision, but I really just don't like Invision, as much as I try to.
    Their style even looks quite smart now but I still find it difficult to use compared to almost everything else on the market (except SMF).
     
  9. cpvr

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    I second this. Congratulations on the sale as well @Aws
     
  10. AWS

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    Thanks.
     
  11. Sunsettommy

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    Wow!

    When I first came on a few minutes ago.I thought I was on the wrong forum.

    But decided that AWS looks familiar.And looked around.

    Congratulations AWS.May the forum start the new year well!

    Cheers.
     
  12. AWS

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    Welcome back. Yea thing are different and it's only the beginning.
     
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    Wish you the best with the site. Not to be a downer but I'm just not a fan of the IPB style, I'll try to give it some time and we'll see...
     
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    The style will be changed. I have the new one installed and I'm testing it as I do what needs to be done.
     
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    Congrats on the purchase and I do like the new style...
     
  16. AWS

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    Thanks and welcome back.
     
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    Congratulations on the acquisition AWS, take care of it ;)
     
  18. AWS

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    I will and thanks.
     
  19. Mark.B

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    Alright I'll give you this style, I don't like IPB and never will but this style is quite ok.
     
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    You told me before you never use IPB forums? Yet, here you are! :doh:
     

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