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1 WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:07 pm

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WebArtz Forum Review
Now its your opportunity to review WebArtz


Hi All!

We got a review done from Forumotion for WebArtz. Here are the results.
zoids25 wrote:


Webartz


Congratulations! Your free forum review has been completed. The forum review will hold many tips, suggestions, comments, and feedback that's convenient and voluntary for your forum. Here is your forum review:


Generalities


  1. First Impressions (Score: 18/20):
    First, from the first time I came into the forum(from the past), it really attracted me in to register on this cool forum(Smile), the reasons are, it's helpful for guests/members about web designing and codings, the colors are light and a bit 'calmy', it's not hard to look at the forum, and the graphics are good. Now let's go ahead to some features of the forum, I liked the way you inform members, not only in the announcements forum but there's also info's you can get on the homepage message,that's nice, the middle portion of the index is fine(where you can find the forums), looks well organized, the bottom part is also the same, nothing wrong with it. Now, what I'm thinking here is why not add a homepage to the forum? Since this is a web designing/coding/graphics forum, adding a homepage can make this really look a web designing forum and hence can attract more visitors, So nothing more I can say here. Still had a nice impression.

  2. Categories & Forums (Score: 10/10):
    I'd say that you had nice amount and sets of forums for the main purpose of the forum, I liked how the number of off topic forums are well maintained even if some members requests more, now, to the organization of the forums, I liked how the forums are positioned on the index, I can easily find important forums such as announcements and introduction forum, the forums that are related to the main purpose of the forum is found at the middle portion(2nd portion category), this is usually seen in a forum, so I don't see anything wrong there, the 3rd category is the off topic one, except for suggestions forum, but even it's not an off topic, it's better to retain it's position there than having a category with only 1 forum, so retaining it there is better although it's recommended to place it at top portion to make it easier to find, ok, nice work on the organization, now, to the appearance of the forums & categories, I'd say they look fine, the subforums are also hidden which is better, the descriptions of the forums are just fine, so nice work overall on this criteria.

Generalities total :: 28/30

Forum Style


  1. Major Graphics (Score: 7/10):
    Banner:
    The banner is brilliant at first glance for me, If I'm not mistaken, the wings there(dunno what it is) is the forum logo/mascot, that's a nice choice, I liked that, the color of the banner is absolutely nice for the theme/skin of the forum, had the same colors with the category tables of the forum which is nice, the fonts are also nice, not really simple, but one thing I noticed with the banner is that it looks a bit plain for me when you stare at it, especially on the sides of the banner, not really a big issue but it could have been better.(4/5)

    Navigation Bar:
    The main navigation bars on the index are the default ones, but the index still looks good even you had those default ones, nothing wrong if you;ll retain it, but it could be better by having different small icons beside it, make it a bit colorful and it would be better or changing navigation bars would also be good, but as I'd mentioned, it still looks good even if you don't change it, now, the other navigation bars(new topic & post reply) are also default one but looks good with the forum at the moment. You can do better than those navigation bars Wink (3/5)

  2. Forum Layout & Color Scheme (Score: 10/10):
    The theme of the forum is just simple with looking good light colors, because of those colors(dark sky blue & white), the forum look a bit more professional, I liked the combination of blue and white on the forum at the moment, the forum looks professional on this colors so I think sticking with this colors is fine.

  3. Images & Icons (Score: 8/10):
    From the navigation bars criteria, as I;d mentioned, it would be better if you'll change it to non-default icons, try to make it more colorful Wink Now, the images on each forums are brilliant, I liked them! They're having same sizes and this images also adds a bit color on the index which is nice! No 'who is online' icon but try to add an image on it to make the index more attracting, the forum icons(new post, no new post & forum is locked) are the default ones also, but doesn't matter, it looks good at the index but it's always better to have non default ones, it's better Wink

Forum Style total :: 25/30

Usergroups


  1. Population of Groups (Score: 8/10):
    The total numbers of staff according to the users being colored is 6, If I;m not mistaken, there are 2 administrator, 2 moderators and 2 technicians, I'd say the forum had a nice amount of administrator at the moment, since the forum is still growing, it's not recommended to add more or the forum might appear to be overpopulated with admins, 2 moderators is also fine since there are 2 admins, 2 technicians is also fine at the moment since there aren't that lots of members requesting for support, so I think that's a nice and balance set of staff members on the forum, but 1 thing I noticed wrong is you don't have any graphics staff, since you had graphics forum, so this looks odd for me, atleast adding 1 here so it won't look that there's no one caring for this section.

  2. Staff Groups / User Groups (Score: 8/10):
    The total number of usergroups on the forum is 3 which includes the administration group, moderation group and the helpers group of the forum(technician), I'd say that's a nice amount and set of groups, all of them seems to have use but the same thing here, you don't have any graphics group since you had a graphics forum, some guests might think that they can't request graphics because there are no graphics staff, so try add one.

Usergroups :: 16/20

Forum Activity


  1. Post/Member Ratio & Quantity (Score: 9/10):
    Our users have posted a total of 5377 messages
    We have 81 registered users
    The newest registered user is Ahlbom


    5337 posts is brilliant! That's a nice achievement of posting! So nice work here, I'd seen lots of members posting here from the past I'd been active here and I'm seeing same thing, almost all of the forums had large amount of posts but I'd seen all of the posts is concentrated at the general discussion forum, most of the posts are located at the GD section, but not bad, still had a nice work here...

  2. Users Active (Score: 10/10):
    Members connected during last 24 hours : Ahlbom, ankillien, Black Cat XIII, BlueSky, Cody, DarkPoint, Dillon, Dreamlimix, Fred100, Green CoW, Joel, jshushij, LH Justin, Mario, micro1000, MrMega, netsniper, Sanket, shamzblueworld, SophieDophs, Veljko, Whatif, ze_chaofan, zoids25

    I'm always surprised from the begging I joined here(when there are only about 25-30 members), there's still lots of members logging in each period by that time even it's set to 24 hours, that's nice, and now, you've reach this numbers of members logging in each period, nice work! 14 users being most online is also many to be considered, so nice work here!

Forum Activity total :: 19/20

Other

Grade Legend: A- Outstanding! B-Very Good C-Good D-Fair/Average E-Poor F-Very Poor

  • Aestheticsm: B
  • Organization: A
  • Originality: B
  • Forum Language: B
  • Professionalism: B
  • Rules and Terms of Services: B
  • Cleanliness of The Index/Portal: A
  • Creativity: C
  • Forum Features: B
  • Staff Moderation and Activity: B


Avarage: B




Overall Marking: 88/100
You have passed!



What could be done to improve your forum:
Just need to change some default images and it will look better Wink

The best thing I like about your forum:
Mainly the minor graphics.
Thanks to zoids25 for the review. Very Happy

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2 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:11 pm

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Cool! No worries Sanket Smile Cheers to Webartz! cheers

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3 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:41 pm

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Nice job zoids.
I agree with the default images thing..they should be more...webartz-y. Very Happy

4 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:22 am

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I have already done a review in chatbox. Mine was more strict. Wink

5 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:24 am

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Won't hurt if the comments come once again.

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6 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:25 am

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Wow , 88% / 100% Well done web artz Very Happy

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7 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:25 am

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Sanket wrote:Won't hurt if the comments come once again.

Hm... maybe I can review it. But you've already got nice review. Razz
I like doing it in chatbox.

8 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:31 am

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Nopes, you can review it here once more Very Happy

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9 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:49 am

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Nice review, thanks zoid! Razz

10 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:32 am

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Thanks Ninja Smile

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11 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:05 pm

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Thats a very good review zoids Very Happy

12 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:28 am

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Please post your reviews about webartz, they are going to be added to this html page soon http://www.webartzforum.com/Review-h11.htm

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13 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:46 pm

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post reviews about Webartz? hahaha, maybe my site can come on handy Razz

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14 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Mar 12, 2010 1:05 pm

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Joel wrote:post reviews about Webartz? hahaha, maybe my site can come on handy Razz
Lol, you should definitely write one Wink

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15 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:34 pm

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alright! My first official contribution to WebArtz! i'll get it done by tomorrow i guess:) But forgive me if you find my review "noob".

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16 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:39 pm

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Lol, it doesn't have to be a proper review. It has to be just a couple of lines Wink

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17 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:15 pm

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haha! Okie dokie:)

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18 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:47 am

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I'll give you a very brief review.

Your forum will be graded in this categories:
-Generalities (40marks)
-Forum Style (30marks)
-Forum Activity (30marks)

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Generalities

1. First Impressions-17/20
When i first came to Webartz, i think like somewhere in early January, i saw very nice graphics. Neat and a very casual forum about web designing. So i decided to join straight away. I like the fact you forum is very neat and has no widgets. The banner is simply perfect too:) I like your "About Us" navigation.
2. Categories & Forums-18/20
Sufficient amount and good amount of categories and forums.

Generalities total :: 35/40

Forum Style

1. Major Graphics-8/10
Great graphics! I like the banner the most, the icons are also cool as they bring some life to the forum unlike other forums with black and white colors.
2. Forum Layout & Color Scheme-9/10
The skin is basic yet nice! Its very neat. I would suggest going for a new skin in a month time. I dont really agree with sticking to this skin forever.
3.Images & Icons-7/10
Perfect. I like your affiliate image too:) Webartz have about 3 graphic designers here, they respond well to all the requests and its real nice. I think whenever this forum needs some banners to get done, there is no problem with that. Sanket himself is also a good designer:)

Forum Style total :: 24/30

Forum Activity

1. Post/Member Ratio & Quantity-8/10

Our users have posted a total of 7822 messages
We have 117 registered users
Simple maths, 7822 divided by 117= about 66 posts per member. Good ratio.
2. Users Active-5/10
Members connected during last 24 hours : ankillien, bearville world, Behavior???, Black Cat XIII, BlueSky, Fred100, Green CoW, Joel, MrMega, pimentel2, reave, Sanket, shamzblueworld, Unknown Data, zoids25 (15 members)
15 out of 117 members active. Not good activity if you ask me. You must really think of ways to draw members to Webartz on a daily basis. I would suggest checking the Suggestions section;)

Forum Activity total :: 13/20

Overall Marks

72/100

The Conclusion

Webartz started somewhere in early January. Maybe you could write when this board was started in the "About Us" navigation. I think what Webartz needs the most now is simply members. The posts here are high. Staff all doing good. I think members can boost up this forum a whole lot;) Good luck with your forum Webartz, Sanket! Hope you like this review;)

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Reviewed by: Joel
Date Reviewed: 13th March 2010

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19 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:48 am

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that's a nice review Joel Smile

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20 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:49 am

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i hope so;) My first official contribution to Webartz!

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21 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:14 am

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Thanks for the review. Very Happy

Joel, what about a comment on what you think of our forum? How has it helped you?

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22 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:16 pm

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Comment :
I think Webartz is a awesome site it really Helps!
-Bearville World.

edit : sorry do we have to do a review? i thought it was comments Shocked never mind then Embarassed

23 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:21 pm

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Comment Added bearville world. Smile

http://www.webartzforum.com/About-bull-WebArtz-h2.htm
The link to the reviews is provided in the about us page.

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24 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:26 pm

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Sanket wrote:Comment Added bearville world. Smile

http://www.webartzforum.com/About-bull-WebArtz-h2.htm
The link to the reviews is provided in the about us page.

Oh yay thank you, sanket.

25 Re: WebArtz Forum Review on Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:33 pm

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hahaha:)

Webartz have helped me on coding, html knowledge and of course, creating more graphics for my forum Razz

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