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    Default The Front Page 2.0

    Is now up!

    http://www.pacersdigest.com

    For multiple reasons, comments are turned off, so here's how this will work:

    If you want the latest content as soon as possible, check out the front page. To discuss it here, simply create a thread the same way you would if you wanted to share/discuss an ESPN.com or Pacers.com or IndyStar.com article. Just be sure to include the link/URL and the author when you paste the article.

    Sharing in various other ways is now easy as well. Each new article has a Share/Save button. Hover your mouse over it to see the multiple ways you can share content.

    We also now fully support RSS subscriptions for you Google Readers/NetVibers out there (or whatever RSS you prefer ). Just hover over the "Subscribe" button located on the inner right column to see all available options.

    Special thanks to Los Angeles for the new logo/banner!

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    Looks good! IMO it'd look even better if the blue was darker.

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    Very, very nice. Thanks for the beautiful site. Go Pacers.

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    It's a definite improvement. Good work, Hicks and crew!
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    Larry is not coming back, he didn't have a meeting with Orlando for not reason, yeah he is coming back to the NBA but not to the Pacers, the notion that he is a taking a year off and then come back is absurd.
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    Pretty! Almost pacergod2's avatar pretty!

    I hadn't seen T-Bird's Best of the Rest article because I forgot to go to the Front Page. Glad that you let us know the new Front Page is up!

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    I was initially confused when I went to www.pacersdigest.com and was redirected to www.pacersdigest.net, but after staring at the screen for about a minute trying to figure out what was going on...I realized that you finally implemented the new front page to PD.

    It looks a lot better as a gateway to all things Pacers. Keep up the great work.
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    Thanks Hicks and crew, great work!
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    Pretty! Almost pacergod2's avatar pretty!

    I hadn't seen T-Bird's Best of the Rest article because I forgot to go to the Front Page. Glad that you let us know the new Front Page is up!
    Pacergod2's avatar is ridiculously pretty....

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    I was initially confused when I went to www.pacersdigest.com and was redirected to www.pacersdigest.net, but after staring at the screen for about a minute trying to figure out what was going on...I realized that you finally implemented the new front page to PD.

    It looks a lot better as a gateway to all things Pacers. Keep up the great work.
    Yeah, PD.net was needed because right now I'm unable to add/modify databases on PD.com, so I bought a second server to allow me to set things up. Hopefully later on it will all be on PD.com, but this works pretty well, too.

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    I like it!!! Excellent!

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    Looks great.

    I have one minor request for the forum, however. Is there any way you can add the new forum logo to the hardcourt skin?

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    Great job on the redesign! I do have a comment/recommendation, and please forgive me if it's been discussed already. Why not monetize this site to provide a little money for the site? Obviously, maintaining the site takes time and effort. It also takes a little money to host (and pay for vBulletin, even though I understand you're going away from it). I don't think anyone that frequents this site would mind if you stick a google ad on the side or bottom. This is a great site and I think people like me (who visit the site several times a day but never post anything) understand that ads are just part of the web and if it helps the site function, so be it.

    Also, if you're just determined to not make any money, you could always use the earnings for fun stuff like giveaways, contests, tickets, etc. Just a thought!

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    Looks awesome man, good addition for PD!

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    Looks great! I especially like the new logo.
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    Great job on the redesign! I do have a comment/recommendation, and please forgive me if it's been discussed already. Why not monetize this site to provide a little money for the site? Obviously, maintaining the site takes time and effort. It also takes a little money to host (and pay for vBulletin, even though I understand you're going away from it). I don't think anyone that frequents this site would mind if you stick a google ad on the side or bottom. This is a great site and I think people like me (who visit the site several times a day but never post anything) understand that ads are just part of the web and if it helps the site function, so be it.

    Also, if you're just determined to not make any money, you could always use the earnings for fun stuff like giveaways, contests, tickets, etc. Just a thought!
    We might get there at some point, but for now the focus is just on producing a high-quality site.

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    I like it, but I I see a couple of things here that may need work:

    The following only has been seen happening in IE 8.



    This happens in IE 8 and Firefox:

    You have to scroll to see your private messages count, new posts, and to log out.

    IE 8:



    Firefox (Mac OSX 10.6.4):



    Other than these two things it's b-e-a-u-tiful.

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    I like it.

    I really like the new PD logo at the top of the page made by LA.

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    All I can say is, Lookin Good!

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    Duke,

    First let me compliment your considerable buzz-killing abilities.

    Second let me trash IE8: It sucks.

    Third, while I don't have a lot of time right now to try to make it better, I did spend a little bit just now trying to improve things. Are you seeing the same problems now?

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    Duke,

    First let me compliment your considerable buzz-killing abilities.

    Second let me trash IE8: It sucks.

    Third, while I don't have a lot of time right now to try to make it better, I did spend a little bit just now trying to improve things. Are you seeing the same problems now?
    Yeah, I'm sorry. It's a really great theme and it looks very clean, even when the scrollbar was present. Oh, by the way it's fixed. At least in Firefox on my Mac.

    Your opinion on IE 8 is debatable, in which I don't want to debate it, it works just fine for me. There is still a scroll bar and a bit of scrolling still.

    The other thing isn't really a big deal, because I hardly ever have to log in to the site, like everyone else has their password saved. (I think.)

    When I refresh the Front Page it logs me out. This only seems to happen in IE 8, but again, only when I refresh the page.

    I have to use Internet Explorer 8 for a lot of things that I do for work. A lot of systems I use are compatible for IE 8 and I'd hate to use another browser for just one site. I'm not raggin' on you at all, but it's just a goofy issue. If I log in from the forum, and go back to the Front Page, it works just fine. This however could scare some of our newer users that use IE.

    Also, when the site changes from the Front Page to the forum, the screen blanks out and flashes one or two times, then the forum comes up. This isn't anything to be concerned of.

    Again, you don't have to fix the things I've mentioned, all these things are just the ramblings of an IT Administrator...

    You've really turned this thing into something really nice and shiny. I'm proud of you.
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    Do you at least see less of a scroll bar now? Can you make a new screen shot for comparison?

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    Do you at least see less of a scroll bar now? Can you make a new screen shot for comparison?
    The scrollbar is still there, it just doesn't move...much.

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    The scrollbar is still there, it just doesn't move...much.
    Is there still white where the right-side vertical gray line should be, or is that fixed?

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    Looks real good Hicks, much more modern! Keep up the good work boss!
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