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  1. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here's our geek news site, running 2.5. Just went live on Tuesday.

    http://www.nightly.net

  2. TVDinner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I LOVE the way it looks and works. Great colors also!
    Can you leave comments. i was going to post about the Hellboy 2 movie.
    Really nice job!

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    Political Disgust @ http://www.politicaldisgust.com

  3. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks! Much appreciated.

    You see, we were JUST a message board site for the past 8 years. Decided to start a news site to branch out, and offer news for our forum members.

    But obviously our focus is still greatly on the forums, so we disabled comments and recommend people post responses on the forums. Not sure if this is the best approach, but we'll see how it goes!

    It'd be cool to share our forum member database with WordPress, but I'm not sure how to do that.

  4. TVDinner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    holy crap your forum has 1.6 million posts. that is huge!!

    i would love to share your member base with my blog, lol

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    Political Disgust @ http://www.politicaldisgust.com

  5. davestolte
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Looks good - the type reads a little crowded, though.

  6. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @TVDinner, yeah we've got a big message board. Haha.

    @davestolte - Thanks! So you think there should be more spacing or just less text?

  7. TVDinner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    are you able to get those same people making the 1.6 million posts to also view the current new static site. Are you tracking the page views, etc?

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    Political Disgust @ http://www.politicaldisgust.com
    Disgusted Comments Always Encouraged

  8. davestolte
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think a little air between stories, and maybe run the body text a hair smaller?

  9. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Made some slight changes.

  10. Jaxwing
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Man, I am blown away by your site... it looks incredible, congrats

  11. Jaxwing
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The only thing, i don't like is the Ad in the banner, i mean it looks good, and my eyes are drawn to it... but a full banner might look better to me.. but that is nickpicking my friend, everything else looks great

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    Jaxwing - http://www.runouttheclocksituation.com
    Work Sucks. Then We Die

  12. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for checking it out, Jaxwing!

    Our top ad is a full banner actually, it's 468x60. Do you mean a leaderboard?

  13. Jaxwing
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    on the home page next to Nightly.net logo, a Google Ad appears... but like i said it was just a thought on my end... i still think it looks great either way

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    Jaxwing - http://www.runouttheclocksituation.com
    Work Sucks. Then We Die

  14. Ogden2k
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Very nice, I too like your theme. I like the idea of your site as well!

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    Ogden2k - http://www.ogden2k.net

  15. Report-Gisol.com
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You're getting an error message for some reason.

    Warning: preg_replace(): Unknown modifier '1' in /home/nightly/public_html/z/wp-content/plugins/linked/linked.php on line 182

    I'll have a better look when you get it fixed. ;-)

  16. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah, that was weird. Fixed as of 45 minutes ago.

  17. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Color heavy, eh?

  18. pramote
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    beautiful, web site u

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  19. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks!

  20. flsunshine
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I like your site as it is. I personally would not change the font size. One of the things I have noticed is more and more sites are using smaller font to get more on the home page (I click back and find the info on another page). I think its okay to send them to another page. Your site looks good as is although it is a little crowded. It will look more crowded if you change the font size.

    Just one thing...you have several ways to get to the same story...why not use the sidebar to show other articles? Maybe earlier articles. Do people really need two different ways to get to the same article? Just a thought.....

  21. johnston.gene@gmail.com
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wow, that's impressive man. Kudos.

    bytebybite.com

    just started it up again from about 2 years ago...

  22. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks!

    @flsunshine - we have the headlines on the side because I don't want people to miss out on the non-movie stories. If that makes sense. Maybe there's a better way to do it though.

  23. AuthorHLC
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Love your site! My only...well, not really complaint...want is in the book section. I'm always looking for a good book to read and was hoping there would be links to reviews of geek-type books (sci-fi, horror, paranormal, you know what I mean). The book forum doesn't really fill that need, although I appreciate it for what it is.

  24. doobiefillin
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what did you do to set up your columns? did you use an addon or something?

  25. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @ AuthorHLC, thanks! Oh, you're talking about the Book forum, right? Well I'll have to mention this to our Book forum moderator. Good idea! And if you've registered, please stick around!

    @ doobiefillin, I'm using the structure theme from Justin Tadlock. Can you be more specific regarding your question? Which columns exactly?

  26. dookie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You probably know this, but, damn, damn, damn! Dude, your site rocks. Just got done bookmarking. NICE freakin' job. WOW.

  27. MMAengine
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Looks great, just wondering what plugin you use for related topics.

  28. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks! I'm using "Similar Posts." http://rmarsh.com/plugins/similar-posts/

  29. davestolte
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Curious, where'd you get the idea of a WordPress-driven front-end geek news site with an IPB community?

  30. bryan868
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well here's a brief history...

    We started out in 1999 as the message board community (using InfoPop's UBB software) for the Star Wars news site EpisodeII.com. The news site closed after the movie came out in 2002, but Nightly.Net continued on and we broadened our interests to include other movies, TV, comics, etc., etc. We switched to IPB in April 2006. Then in April 2008 we started the news site again using WordPress.

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