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FansOfK1.com - What's up with that?



Techinically FansOfK1.com has just finished up a long consolidation phase, securing the technical platform. More interesting for members and visitors, though, is the new functionality and graphical improvements that just has been released.

The last 6-12 months we've been working much on things that has not shown much on FansOfK1.com. Except for the new design that is. But now we've finished up most of that and can begin to release new fun stuff. Maybe you've already seen some changes, below you'll find a description of them. 

FansOfK1.com Exclusives

When members have created material exclusive to FansOfK1.com it has been much appreciated, but because of all new articles/videos it has rather fast been buried in the archive.

We want more articles/videos that are Exclusive to FansOfK1.com, and we want to show them better. We've therefore created a section on the first page called FansOfK1.com Exclusives. It shows articles and videos that has been made for FansOfK1.com.

To create an exclusive article/video check the box FansOfK1.com Exclusive when creating the article.

Digg it!

Maybe you've seen the Digg it icons on other sites. Anyhow, Digg it is a site where you can post links and members can vote on them. If you click the Digg it icon on FansOfK1.com you will help FansOfK1.com to get more exposure, leading to more members.

So please register on Digg it and begin clicking the icon. You'll find the icon to the bottom right on all articles/videos.

New editor levels

We want to let our most active members become editors on the site so they can help with things like deleting bad posts and editing other members articles/videos that need some adjustment.

Therefore we've created an editor level, as a complement to the admin level (that can change a whole lot of stuff). Veteran member Daniel has been announced the first editor.

Member titles

Along with the new editor levels we've created member titles. An example of a title could be "Video editor" for someone who helps with keeping all the videos in order, or "Fighter editor" for someone who helps keeping the fighter profiles up to date.

Do you want to become an editor for some area on FansOfK1.com? Let me know.

Various minor improvements

We've also made some minor fixes:

  • Added icons to the headlines Articles, Videos and Forum on the start page.
  • Graphically adjusted the Articles box on the start page.
  • Added bars to the poll on the start page.
  • Increased the number of forum threads on the start page from five to ten.
  • Related  information(to the right in articles/videos) has been given a nicer design.
  • The picture of the author in articles/videos did not fully show, bug fixed.
  • Icon added to the Post new comment link.

 

Feel free to let us know what you think of the improvements!




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Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-10 at: 10:57
Good job! And congrats to Daniel for being the first member with an editor title
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-10 at: 12:32
Very nice! Our site is getting better every time.
Good choice to make Daniel an editor.
It looks like Kim also has an editor title? BTW: a good choice too.


It´s not that I want a title, but I think the video-section could use some editing. With some sub-sections it would get some more organized and easier to find the vid you´d like to watch ...
Chrzan_ko, Video editor (749 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-10 at: 02:48
Well, actually I can offer myself to take care of Videos, off course as long as I meet the requirements... :)

I totally agree with D-rop that much could and should be done to improve the section. First of all I would take it out of Articles and make independent, then divide it into subcategories like: interviews, K-1 WGP fights, K-1 Max fights, other fights, HLs, miscellaneous...

How do you like it Dennis?

P.S. a technical question - translations of interviews or articles form non-English sites (like I did from Polish) - does it qualify to be "exclusive"?
Daniel, Sweden reporter (2501 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-10 at: 03:00
Great job guys the site looks great, and thanx for the promotion =)
Pablo (795 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-10 at: 03:43
Great improvements! No doubt Dennis's been working lately. Daniel's fully entitled to be an editor, he very much deserves it.
Every change, minor or major, helps make of this a more and more attractive site. Congratulations to all involved!
Eldarbong (989 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-10 at: 10:14
Great!
Dennis, Administrator (1174 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-10 at: 11:15
Glad to hear you like the improvements. Some answers to questions in the comments.

WHO ARE THE FANSOFK1.COM TEAM?
I created the site together with IsNaN (system developer). Kim (who is an offline friend of mine) pretty soon joined forces and began helping out. Now we've also taken Daniel into the team (he happends to live 300 meters away from me). We will be the main group working with the site. We will meet offline regurlarly and talk of how to improve the site.

Online editors of different sections are welcome to also team up. We will set up some way of communication with them also.

VIDEOS
We probably need to break out the videos from the articles and give them new subsections. This however is not as easy as it might seem, as many things on the site are connected to the videos. We'll see when we prioritize that technical development.

D-Rop and Chrzan, you but qualify for becoming video editors, although for now we can't create what you want. Your help is needed in making sure that video links work and that the videos are correctly categorized. Let me know if you want the job, the title and the extra powers on the site ;-)

EXCLUSIVES
I would not consider translations to be exclusive (although I realize it's a lot of work). I should be material exlusive to FansOfK1.


And I can far from fully take creds for the development, IsNaN has also been a huge part of it.
Chrzan_ko, Video editor (749 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-11 at: 06:59
Great, I'm signing up.
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2008-09-11 at: 10:03
OK man, I´d like to help, where needed ...
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