Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

OK Plural it is  *BRAVO*

Domain Names Canada


Have just made the change on the new board

27 (edited by: Eby Jun. 16/22 5:38 pm)

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

I too, like that.

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

https://i.postimg.cc/Yqy22rHF/Screenshot-2022-06-17-T204651-268.png


Newsroom - was called news & feedback

Lunchroom - was called speakers corner

Showroom - was called trusted member discussions

Boardroom - is new and is for very senior members only

Chatroom - is new and open to all members but will eventually have separate live auction rooms.


https://i.postimg.cc/ZYGjG39v/Screenshot-2022-06-17-T203247-631.png



You might also notice that word Forum Guidelines in the menu below.


https://i.postimg.cc/wjhhDmML/Screenshot-2022-06-17-T202755-868.png



Moderators are Community Guides

Rules are Forum Guidelines and Marketplace Guidelines


https://i.postimg.cc/Sxp9Qxds/Screenshot-2022-06-17-T203004-149.png




Keep in mind everything is fluid and may yet change but this is the new design concept to make the community as inviting as possible for all members.

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This is how guests see the rooms when they log in.


https://i.postimg.cc/9FZgqkjf/Screenshot-23.png


A security concern by @GeorgeK on our current board is addressed here.


Topic descriptions are not available to guests or member without access permissions.


Topic titles are visible in Hushed Topics because we want to encourage guests to join.

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

The Hushed topics are accessible by all members but not to guests and google. So any topic starter can request their topic gets moved there if they feel it took a wrong turn or they don't want it on google.

If you are going to open a contentious topic this is the place to do it because it stays private to members only.

This is also the place where we will move topics that take a wrong turn and are not following our member etiquette guidelines.



https://i.postimg.cc/43qFcRnm/Screenshot-24.png



Disclaimer: Again everything is fluid and I am discussing things behind the lines with industry piers and making changes daily based on suggestions and concerns.


You can add any suggestions here in topic as well.

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https://i.postimg.cc/YSWzJGqC/Screenshot-25.png


In each marketplace forum you have to pick from one of four prefix tags


1. For Sale

2. Auction

3. Wanted

4. Sold



More examples:



https://i.postimg.cc/cLVQMxMy/Screenshot-26.png




https://i.postimg.cc/Bv9KPh4J/Screenshot-27.png



I am using muted colours for the prefixes because I want the board to look classy and unified instead of all the garish colours on other forums.

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https://i.postimg.cc/tCGJ5s8z/Screenshot-28.png


Chatroom in action

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You can bookmark your favourite topics

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https://i.postimg.cc/tgpFmrf2/Screenshot-30.png


You have a history link where you can instantly see what topics you visited so you can easily go back to one.

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https://i.postimg.cc/9X6JCHnf/Screenshot-31.png



Profiles are totally customizable showing as much or as little information as you are comfortable with.


Note when you follow someone you have a feed just like in twitter.



https://i.postimg.cc/TYk1nTvd/Screenshot-32.png


I also added a refresh icon where you can instantly refresh your feed, new posts etc without leaving the screen




https://i.postimg.cc/s2mNgHZN/Screenshot-33.png

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Member levels


Another view




https://i.postimg.cc/c1BBytwF/Screenshot-35.png

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https://i.postimg.cc/SKcz6HGg/Screenshot-36.png


Notice no Garish colours, all understated and a cohesive design


I decided against a dark skin at the moment because I wanted to keep the design language cohesive with the darker blue as our new board colour and in our favicon.

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https://i.postimg.cc/NMgL1FF0/Screenshot-37.png



Guest view

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The whats new tab

40 (edited by: silentg Jun. 18/22 7:51 am)

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

We're going from minimal forum to premium forum upgrade.  Lots of cool features. Thanks @MapleDots

Showroom is for existing members or we have to get verified?

Boardroom - for trusted members only?

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Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

Trusted is now called verified

Trusted was a loaded word, we only have the power to verify. If a trusted members cheats we do not want to be held liable.

The boardroom is for industry veterans with portfolios over 100 names. It will be where we test new features and set new board policies. It will only have a handful of senior/well known domainers. Any member can apply once they have been verified and meet the entry stringent requirements. Only a few real domainers, with real portfolios, a strong domaining presence, or social media following can enter the boardroom. It is one step above trusted/verified and the highest achievement for a board member.

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

The showroom and boardroom will display a widget at the bottom where you can see what members are part of the room when you are logged in.


Showroom and Boardroom discussions cannot be discussed in other topics or on other websites.

Anyone breaking that rule will instantly lose access to that section.


In other words...


What happens in the boardroom stays in the boardroom.

What happens in the showroom stays in the showroom.


No exception... they are places for real domainers to have real discussions without fear of them being published all over the internet.


Domainers can hold private sales in the showroom open to other Verified members only. You can freely discuss wholesale pricing without having it published all over the internet.

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

Like this…will my history be available to just me or other members..mods..admin

MapleDots wrote:

https://i.postimg.cc/tgpFmrf2/Screenshot-30.png


You have a history link where you can instantly see what topics you visited so you can easily go back to one.

Real character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching.;)
Be sure brain is engaged before putting keyboard in gear.
Sometimes I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with unarmed opponents :)
Immortality is achieved by living a life worth remembering.

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

jaydub wrote:

Like this…will my history be available to just me or other members..mods..admin


It is private for each member, so when you click it you see your history only.


I also implemented this...



https://i.postimg.cc/6pxRp60q/Screenshot-2.png



It's a Your Threads button so when you click it in each forum you instantly see your topics.

No more searching for topics you made a couple of months ago.


Again, totally private to each member.



Once you click it, it looks like this



https://i.postimg.cc/LXj57LcV/Screenshot-3.png

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

Looks great maple cant wait :)

46 (edited by: FM Jun. 19/22 6:32 pm)

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

Add my vote for "domain names canada"

Domains Product Manager @WHC
(514) 504-2113 x7209
frank (at) whc.ca

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https://i.postimg.cc/YSWzJGqC/Screenshot-25.png



https://i.postimg.cc/L6NpZRzp/Screenshot-12.png


I am thinking of re-purposing these domain names

Each one of the NamePost domains would be a shortcut and take you directly to the matching marketplace on dn.ca


So instead of calling it Buy & Sell .ca it would be called NamePost.ca, which is basically exactly what you are doing, posting a domain for sale.


I am shutting down namepost.com but trying to bring some of the .com users over to dn.ca. So all the Canadians who are using .com's or others have a place to come and do commerce but still get educated on .ca.


I have made no final decision on this, just gauging feedback from the members first.


I posted both images above so you can get an idea what each would look like in actual use.

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https://i.postimg.cc/Zqt8Sk0G/Screenshot-14.png



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Each one of the domains would take you to the proper section in the marketplace and the url would look like this for each forum with all 3 namepost domains forwarding to its proper section.


dn.ca/forums/namepost-ca

dn.ca/forums/namepost-com

dn.ca/forums/namepost-xyz



I think that may pick up a bit of extra overflow traffic for the board as a whole and any increase we can get that shows off .ca to the .com world would be worth the effort, especially for the Canadian visitors.

Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

The forum will be locked this Tuesday Jun 28 or Wednesday Jun 29 as we export the database. That means you can look at it but you will not be able to post.


Once the database migrates I have to do my magic and that may take a few days while I set everything up.


The tasks....

- reorder all the forums
- make sure all links are working
- batch convert all the postimage.org images so they sit on our server
- reassign member groups
- reassign forum permissions
- rewrite forum guidelines
- send out notification emails
- migrate the dn.ca domain name over to the new server (can take 48 hours to complete)


I will also be decommissioning namepost and forwarding the 3 domains over to our new marketplace to pick up the additional traffic.


I am hoping for about a 2 day downtime but that is only because we cannot have information posted on the new and old forum at the same time as I am migrating the information.

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Re: Big Changes coming for DN.ca by July 1st

Thanks for all the work and effort you put into these forums Frank *THUMBSUP*

Real character is doing the right thing when nobody is watching.;)
Be sure brain is engaged before putting keyboard in gear.
Sometimes I feel like I'm in a battle of wits with unarmed opponents :)
Immortality is achieved by living a life worth remembering.

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