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ConfusedCartman
10-23-2008, 01:49 AM
Alright, for those of you who visit the homepage (http://www.lbpcentral.com) regularly(not many of you), you should now see a new and improved homepage up and running. There's a few things about it that make it really special:

1) First of all, it's built right into the forums. You can reply to front page news as easily as replying to a thread, so it's a lot more user friendly.

2) It allows us to cater to our members first. Before, our news was largely based on LittleBigPlanet news and new info. With the new setup, we can easily promote an existing thread to the frontpage. Think about that: If someone makes an awesome LittleBigPlanet level that we want everyone to see, we can easily promote it to the homepage so everyone, members and nonmembers, will be able to see what our members have made.

3) It will also improve new user registration. We have a slightly different layout for unregistered users(log out when viewing the homepage (http://www.lbpcentral.com) to take a look), along with the fact that they will instantly be in our forums when they visit the site. This way we can promote our community a whole lot more.

4) Finally, we have set up a way for you guys to submit news that you think deserves to hit the frontpage. Whether it is a creation by a forum member, or some new bit of info regarding LittleBigPlanet, you can easily post about it in the new "News Submission" forum.


Note: This is not the only way for something particularly fantastic to hit the homepage. If a member of the site staff sees something that deserves to go up on the frontpage, we can put it up quite easily.

If you guys have any comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the new homepage, make sure to post them in the "Feedback" forum so we can address it. Thanks guys, and I hope you enjoy the new setup! (http://www.lbpcentral.com)

ClankXIII
10-23-2008, 01:52 AM
I noticed it about half an hour ago. Pretty sweet.

Could I get my flying box glitch video on the front page? Or is that not considered news, or because it was done in the beta?

Edit: lol, I already posted here and I just got notified to read it. lol :p

QuozL
10-23-2008, 01:59 AM
Very cool, nice work guys.

Cheers QuozL

RAINFIRE
10-23-2008, 02:00 AM
nice job i enjoy it and it will make things easier for new visitors and existing members...

i really do not know how you think of such great ideas :p

Cheers!

Whalio Cappuccino
10-23-2008, 02:01 AM
Good job once again CC, always make me glad that I chose this site over anything else :)

Reshin
10-23-2008, 02:01 AM
do forgive me if I'm being nostalgic on the old blue and black theme from the original lbpc...

the new easier integration with the forums is good though. Good job lbp and CC

cocojen
10-23-2008, 02:02 AM
i think the new front page is great! like you said great way to promote the community! great work everyone!!! (who made the new front page possible! :D)

jerry_camp
10-23-2008, 02:02 AM
kooooooooooool

lbp
10-23-2008, 02:04 AM
Yeah, we wanted better integration. Before it was like 2 separate areas with some of the same news but different. I also wanted to have some better links to the galleries and that sort of thing. I was getting behind with posting on the main page, so this should keep things more current. :)

LBP

Mark D. Stroyer
10-23-2008, 02:06 AM
So that's why it was down earlier today... Well, I must say it looks great, and you guys have done a great job, yet again, of effectively improving the site.

Man, we have such great admins, here.

OverWork
10-23-2008, 04:33 AM
amazing job guys looks great and was a great surprise when i logged in.

docpac
10-23-2008, 05:02 AM
Very nice. It really helps the site stand out.

flakmagnet
10-23-2008, 06:34 AM
I noticed it. It's nice. I see we've also switched to some advertising now. Does this mean any sinisiter changes to the site, or is it just to help pay for what I'm sure are very costly servers?

Great work to all who made it.

Whalio Cappuccino
10-23-2008, 06:46 AM
I noticed it. It's nice. I see we've also switched to some advertising now. Does this mean any sinisiter changes to the site, or is it just to help pay for what I'm sure are very costly servers?

Great work to all who made it.

I also want to know the answer to this :)

Thee-Flash
10-23-2008, 07:40 AM
sorry to say this but i liked the old one i think this one is to "PACKED"

(here come the hate mails)

FlowersInHisHair
10-23-2008, 07:54 AM
Good stuff!

Kyashu
10-23-2008, 08:11 AM
I personally enjoy it this way, integration of the website is much better and much easier accessible. I like I like!!

Thee-Flash
10-23-2008, 08:11 AM
I personally enjoy it this way, integration of the website is much better and much easier accessible. I like I like!!

villains.........

Maltay
10-23-2008, 08:13 AM
Very Nice.

ConfusedCartman
10-23-2008, 01:09 PM
I noticed it. It's nice. I see we've also switched to some advertising now. Does this mean any sinisiter changes to the site, or is it just to help pay for what I'm sure are very costly servers?

Great work to all who made it.
No, we're just keeping just the one ad up. That's where most of the site's unique traffic is driven, so we can use that to help pay the server fees.

lbp
10-23-2008, 02:08 PM
No, we're just keeping just the one ad up. That's where most of the site's unique traffic is driven, so we can use that to help pay the server fees.

Yeah, trust me on this guys. This isn't to make a lot of money. This is to hopefully break even. LOL

If we actually start making money beyond the costs, we'll actually put that towards some contest prizes and that sort of thing.

LBP

Maltay
10-23-2008, 02:52 PM
Yeah, trust me on this guys. This isn't to make a lot of money. This is to hopefully break even. LOL

If we actually start making money beyond the costs, we'll actually put that towards some contest prizes and that sort of thing.

LBP

Well your very generous.

p.s. Put more ads up xD

illyism
10-23-2008, 03:24 PM
great! an amazing improvement!

darkwolfyakuza
10-23-2008, 03:44 PM
okokokookokokokookokk

Stiff
10-23-2008, 07:23 PM
Ok. Sorry if my post is useless, but I seem to be getting messages each time that I need to "read" a certain topic. This probally will go on until I've replied to all these threads right?

ConfusedCartman
10-23-2008, 07:55 PM
Ok. Sorry if my post is useless, but I seem to be getting messages each time that I need to "read" a certain topic. This probally will go on until I've replied to all these threads right?
No, if there are multiple threads for you to read, you should get one per thread. You don't need to do anything but read through it.

Marino
10-23-2008, 07:56 PM
That's fine if you guys add even more ads, as we can easily hide them if we want. :)

ryryryan
10-23-2008, 09:25 PM
even though i think it doesn't look as nice, it's much more useful. nice one.

ea9492
10-24-2008, 12:21 AM
i like it alot!! good job CC and lbp

Snrm
10-24-2008, 12:29 AM
its a nice feature to have and really helps newcomers come into the site!