Got idea's how to make Bird Board better? Feature Idea's? Tools? Lets hear them!
Posted 28 December 2007 - 02:25 PM
Posted 01 January 2008 - 12:18 AM
Only took a few mins to produce. Nothing fancy. I tried to model it off the exact dimentions of the current BB logo. Let me know if you want tweaks if you use it.
Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:06 AM
Sorry about that.
Hope you like the new one(s) better.
Posted 03 January 2008 - 11:35 AM
Also, I had sent you a revision of the logo for New Years that looks a lot better a few days ago. Let me know if you want me to resend it.
Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:15 AM
LOL i dont even know which forum i post in when i answer a question because i do a search for new posts and just click on the threads that look good without looking at which forum they are in.
LOL I do the same thing haha, then I re read what I post it in and am like what the...? that doesnt make any sense lol. Im glad its not only me that does it haha.
BB's (birdie babies):
Grey 18yr, male Cockatiel: Daisy (yes I know)
2 yr, Female Alexandrine: Matches
2 yr, Female Green Cheek Conure: Beetle
1 yr, Male Yellowsided Green cheek: Kombi
4 mth, Purple Crowned Lorikeet: Widget
Unweaned male Pale-headed rosella and Moustache Parrot.
4 Bourkes parrots, 3 Japanese Quail,
2 Pale-Headed Rosellas
Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:16 AM
Having the bird board appear with different pictures of birds each time you enter the site, just as the horse board. It gives it an updated and new feel everytime you visit. I think that it was a neat idea for the hourse board and would love to see it displayed here.
Why did the caged bird sing?
Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:55 AM
Here's another angle to that idea. Let's get video posted to the BB. Then instead of the static pictures in the headers/top of page we use flash video to import movies of live birds - just a few tiny clips. We just use selected video's from the members - it's a great way to get them all involved. (Or even import the pics thru flash, that'll give us the opertunity to customize and get it looking good - no offense to anyone, but some pictures aren't the best, so we'll have to be just a little discretionary - and adopt a policy that users would have to select a check box to agree with to grant you free license to use anywhere on your board without royalties. That's why all the stuff I keep sending you I make sure to note for you that it's royalty free.)
This is where we ask the members to really help out. I think that we could get things really rolling. Making flash video is pretty easy, I can code the video that appears on each side of the logo (or just replace the entire header logo with a flash one). There's an application that cost about 40.00 that will help conver the video uploads automatically for you if you want as well.
Just some small video clips - a few seconds long and doesn't have to be really high res, just good enough to recognize what's going on. If you're worried about bandwidth in this case, the video can be hosted on another server (free or not, doesn't matter) and the video "streamed" from there. You see flash is all client side in this case where it just polls the video from ANY server ANY where. We could also cookie machines so that only the opening and login screen pages have the video and the inner pages are more static (as people are looking at the content and pictures of the users by then, and not the board graphics)
I think users would go wild to see their fids pics and videos in the header of the board! It'll just take some time to code up and get running. The part of it is that most of the work is actually done by those users who want to contribute, so once it's setup it would be relatively maintainance free. Run a contest and give away a Tee shirt or something in-expensive for all the free content. Could, eventually set it up so that users can vote on what the best pics are (annonymously) and the highest voted pics get imported in and used.
Sorry, I'm starting to get technical (talking about the coding and junk). But there's an idea to go wild with. I'd love to say it'd only take a little while to code up, but I'd guess about 80 hours of coding (but I live behind the computer - even after work - so to me that's not much at all). But what is neat is you should be able to use it on all your forums not just the BB.
Anyhow, there's my idea.
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