Author Topic: NG is 3 months !!  (Read 2358 times)

Bjørn Rørslett

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NG is 3 months !!
« on: September 10, 2015, 09:39:46 »
Our revived Nikongear community, the real and vital one, is now 3 months old and has turned out to be a phenomenal success beyond our wildest expectations.

More than 250 members, more than 14.000 posts, an average daily addition of 155 posts in 16 threads, and new members signing up on a daily basis bode well for a continued existence. Also remarkable is the high percentage of members actually contributing by posting images or participating in the discussions. To all of you, a big Thank You and keep up the good work.

While the forum software (SMF) might have its quirks, it appears to be stable and robust, and people obviously have learned to live with it. The NG Team still contemplates moving over to another forum system to help address some of the deficiencies, but as this might be a major undertaking, we hope further improvements in the SMF might help solve some of the outstanding issues.

We now have implemented Full Name Registration. New members signing up will have to supply their full name either in the screen name, signature, or in the Full name field provided.

Your Full Name is required at NikonGear.net for Administrators to be able to see who you are. We hold the opinion that community behaviour will benefit if the real name is given and anonymity is avoided. The Full Name field will not be visible to the public unless you make it public yourself by using it as Screen Name or in the signature.

Perhaps needless to say, but NG does respect members' privacy so any personal information will not be disseminated further under any circumstance.

Existing members: If you have not yet provided your Full Name, please take this opportunity to update your Profile under Account Settings. As of today, all new members will have to fill out the Full Name field.

Enjoy the community and do not hesitate to tell your friends about NG.

Jan Anne

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Re: NG is 3 months !!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2015, 23:30:43 »
To cope with the growing community we upgraded our hosting plan, this should facilitate a smooth browsing experience for the coming months.

Next step would be a rather expensive dedicated server but that should not be necessary before 2016, unless all hell breaks loose when Bjørn reviews some upcoming gear :)

If that does happen however it might be a nice natural moment to make new reviews initially accessible for NG Supporters only and open them up for the NG Members and Guests when the storm blows over. This way we can guarantee that those whom invested in the community financially have access to the latest reviews.
Cheers,
Jan Anne