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View Poll Results: Do you want an index page?
Yes, a index would be nice 12 75.00%
No, the forums are fine 3 18.75%
I don't mind/care 1 6.25%
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Old 06-24-2004, 10:07 AM
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Default Do you want an index page?

Alrite members, decide if you would like to see an index page instead of the forums when you visit http://www.webhostingcafe.com/

Please don't just comment with a yes or no, please explain why you chose it so we understand your opinion, thanks.

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Old 06-24-2004, 03:50 PM
Niosis Niosis is offline
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Yes, because im sure alot of people had no idea what this was, and they saw it and left.
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Old 06-24-2004, 05:14 PM
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An index page would definetely help us all, including us moderators who spend most of our time denying requests from people who don't read the TOS. I think we should place the WHC logo right below the "You need 25 good posts to get free hosting here" warning written in red and font-size 50. Just kidding.

But we'd just have to make sure it's only an index page and that the forum continues to be the main part of the web site.
"The Internet is a gateway to get on the net" (Bob Dole)
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Old 06-24-2004, 08:12 PM
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it will inform members that this is a hosting for websites service ... so that they will sign up. Also, it would be nice to have the RULES READ FIRST information, as well as the Features information on the site, so members will not post posts such as: What do I get with the service. IT will also prevent [like Gustavo mentioned] people from signing up without 25 posts.
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Old 06-26-2004, 01:43 PM
GRoots GRoots is offline
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Why not set up some type of vBulletin Portal?
Here is a List of Five vBulletin portals from vBulletin.org
This one looks very nice: vBulletinAdvanced Portal

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Old 06-26-2004, 03:38 PM
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I, for one, voted no. I know sites that run portals, and I never check them, cause it all still runs off of the forum. I'll quote the admin on his goal here:
I was scammed into acquiring host-4you.com which provide free hosting which I have no ownership of the domain My ultimate intention was to have the forum and its members and not the hosting business but webhosting discussion.
The free hosting is something he offers on the side, so if there was a home page, it wouldn't be about the hosting. The ultimate goal here is to discuss webhosting, so the only thing I can see of use for a homepage would be reviews/columns, which can be easily done on the forum.
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:20 AM
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fwiw: I agree with Mofo's comments. It seems to me that the forums are the main feature here.
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Old 07-09-2004, 09:40 PM
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What I think is that you should make an index page... It should contain information about what services you give out, guidelines and stuff, anything in that range. Mainly the services you're providing for the forum users.
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Old 07-22-2004, 07:18 AM
ChupaCabra ChupaCabra is offline
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well my opinion is that index page would be great cus if my friend wouldn't tell me you had free hosting i don't think i would find this page
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Old 10-07-2004, 06:34 PM
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so what`s with index page now? will it be or not?
i can make you one if you want!
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