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First Forum Launched - thanks for all your help guys

edited January 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I have launched my first Vanilla forum : Diabetes Buddies Forum

I needed a forum that was easy to use for older folk who may not be web-savvy and may also have visual impairment.
No other forum software came close to managing as well as Vanilla.

I am using a hacked around default theme, with larger than normal fonts (all specified as 'em's for maximum flexibility for those with visual impairment)

If anyone can spot any problems, please let me know.

Thanks to Mark and all the extension programmers.


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    Looks great, my grandma is diabetic... she might be interested, she is always looking for people to talk to.
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    Neat idea, and great execution also. You just need to change your favicon now ;-)
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    "You just need to change your favicon now"
    ahh yes - well spotted - I'll get that done later today - thanks
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    Nice forum, the theme is great. good luck! About the categories, do you really need all of them. That is not a problem to have lots of useless categories on a Vanilla based forum, an empty category doesn't make your forum looks dead, but still... Here is a good article on starting a forum:
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    edited January 2007
    About the categories, do you really need all of them.
    Thanks for your concern Dinoboff, but no need to worry there (I hope). I know the market (I am diabetic myself) and will be 'pumping' the forum categories with seed posts if needed. Its quite important for my SEO strategy to have the forum structure and themes developed in that way.

    I already have a large amount of traffic to throw at the forum - I rank top 10 for some very competitive 2 word diabetes phrases with the my main diabetes site - I launched this on its own domain, instead of being a section on the main site, to take advantage of a more 'brandable' domain.

    Time will tell, I guess.
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