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Dean

Hello all

so this is the forum access layout i have put in place for all new members and existing members based on all the great feedback you guys gave.

I have also automatically added some of you members with low post count to the regular members group as a show of appreciation to you all.

we now have the following member categories

Registered members =

all new members to the forum. These members only have access to the following forums.

Welcome New Members

-new member introductions

-wipe your chin

All About Shrimp

- shrimp tank setup

Substrates

-shrimp substrates

-planted tank substrates

Sponsors (under construction)

-sponsor A

-sponsor B

-sponsor C

-sponsor D

They have 0 Pm allowed and are unable to view any other member profiles, they only have the ability to create and reply to posts in the above mention forums. These restrictions will remain in place for all new members until a certain criteria is met with posts and time as a member.

Regular Members =

All members that progress from the above category via promotion are put into this category. These members have access to the following forums.

Welcome New Members

-new member introductions

-Competitions

-Forum suggestions

-wipe your chin

All About Shrimp

-Shrimp & shrimp tank photos

-general questions / discussion

-shrimp tank setup

-shrimp equipment / accessories

-water parameters

-food & nutrition

-shrimp health and care

-Disease & Bacteria

Substrates

-shrimp substrates

-planted tank substrates

Moss, Plants & Aquascapes

-aquascape photos

-aquascape discussion

-plants

-moss

-algae

-fertilizers & additives

Other interests

-photography

-fish & fish tanks

-other pets

Equipment & DIY

-lighting

-C02

-glassware

-filters & Sumps

-DIY

-product reviews

Sponsors (under construction)

-sponsor A

-sponsor B

-sponsor C

-sponsor D

they have 20 pm storage capacity, can view others and edit own profile, can upload pics, create photo albums (storage limit) can view/give/use reputation points, can view blogs & post comments on others blogs, can upload attachments, can add friends, can upload profile and avatar pictures, can have signature, can use visitor messages, can create groups. can become premium member.

Premium Member =

This is a paid premium subscription member service!

Shrimp resources (under construction)

-Earth wide blogs and shrimp resource links

-Shrimp Business Directory

-Library

Welcome New Members

-new member introductions

-Competitions

-Forum suggestions

-wipe your chin

All About Shrimp

-Shrimp & shrimp tank photos

-general questions / discussion

-shrimp tank setup

-shrimp equipment / accessories

-water parameters

-food & nutrition

-shrimp health and care

-Disease & Bacteria

Substrates

-shrimp substrates

-planted tank substrates

Moss, Plants & Aquascapes

-aquascape photos

-aquascape discussion

-plants

-moss

-algae

-fertilizers & additives

Other interests

-photography

-fish & fish tanks

-other pets

Equipment & DIY

-lighting

-C02

-glassware

-filters & Sumps

-DIY

-product reviews

Classifieds

- Free or trade/swap

-buy & sell

-Group buy

Sponsors (under construction)

-sponsor A

-sponsor B

-sponsor C

-sponsor D

they have 500 pm storage capacity, can view others and edit own profile, customize own profile, can upload pics, create photo albums large storage capacity, can view/give/use reputation points, can create/edit/view blogs & post comments on blogs, can upload attachments, can add friends, can upload profile and avatar & signature pictures, can have signature, can use visitor messages, can create groups,custom user title (gold), can create polls, can view/add/post events in calendar, can set invisible mode for profile, can see visiting members on home page, and will receive free merchandising once logo and branding are completed, and can give suggestions on anything else they would like :)

If you have anything further to add to this please feel free to do so :victorious:

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Loach

Perfect!

Really well though through Dean! Can we have some clues on the sponsers besides Bossaquaria??

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Dean

Nooooooo!!!! you will have to wait and see that one mate, bossaquaria probably wont be a sponsor as it may be a conflict of interest to other sponsors.

still have not decided on that exactly yet. still in discussion mode with potential sponsors.

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lachie1998

looks good Dean.

Do the new forum members know about how to rank up? like when i was a regular member there was the think telling me that if i was to use BSS i need to become a premium member.

can you give a hint on the merchandise? :D

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Dean

the "notice" that tells members about premium membership is only visible to "regular members" and not new "registered members"

if they find the premium subscription area then thats fine but new members wont be told.

im still working on ideas for merchandising as it depends a lot on the logo that is chosen to be used for the forum and advertising :)

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NoGi

Looks good mate.

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wayne6442

Thanks Dean, Great work

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Dean

thanks, i think it is a good start at least. :)

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Sprae

I think that works well. Just hope there's more support for SKF to be the success it should be. I think it's been great so far!

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HexaD

Great idea Dean!

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yowie05

All sounds really good mate well done and Thx

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Kimbo

Sounds good! Good plan there mate

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Dean

thanks Guys, glad you are all happy with the new format :victorious:

if we need to amend anything just let me know.

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lorby

Sounds alright to me!

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durro68

Dean can new members see the forums they cannot access ..... kid of like inspiration or something to look forward to ????

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Loach
Dean can new members see the forums they cannot access ..... kid of like inspiration or something to look forward to ????

That would be good :)

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Dean

nah :) it needs to be like this for a while as it is a private forum for all of us and we want members to contribute not just brows and never get involved.

its working ok for now i think as everyone is doing an intro and getting involved, its great :)

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Loach

What about they just see the subforum title? Kind of like on AL with the premium section which is locked but known to be there by non premiums.

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Dean

maybe your onto something mate :) let me see what i can do.

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