Welcome to Cricistan v2.0 - Please leave your thoughts and comments

Discussion in 'Cricket Talk' started by Mercenary, Feb 18, 2012.

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    Mercenary

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    It's been 2 years since we launched Cricistan and we thought it was time for a fresh new look. However its not just Cricistan's looks which have changed.

    We've changed the way that you interact with the site as well. Cricistan v2.0 is the first Cricket fan site which was built with the fans and users as the priority. Below I'll list some of the new features...

    Alerts - Those of us who use Facebook or Twitter will already be used to the alerts system but for those that dont, here's a quick list of what to expect...

    * If you create a thread, you will be notified when there is a new unread post in that thread.
    * If you post in a thread then you will be notified if someone else replies to that thread.
    * If someone posts a reply and quotes one of your posts (even if its a post from 2 years ago), then you will be notified of that too.

    Likes - You wanted it so we got it for you. Yes that's right, you can now like any posts that you enjoyed and show appreciation for quality posting. We hope you 'like' this feature!

    Notices - You may have noticed little messages above the forums. These are notices which we will be regularly using to communicate with you. Once you've read a notice and you want to get rid of it, all you have to do is click the cross in the top right hand corner and (registered users) wont see it again.

    Social Media Integration - Cricistan is fully integrated with all the main social media websites. When you click to share a thread or article on Cricistan, you will be sharing that specific thread/article and not just Cricistan the Website. This makes it easier and more useful to share what you're reading.

    It doesn't stop there, you can now even share posts. That's right you can share individual posts. So if you see a post by someone that you want to share on your facebook, twitter, google+, etc then click the 'Share' link inside that post. You will be sharing the link to that EXACT post and not the whole thread or the whole Cricistan website.

    Countdown - We've implemented a countdown on most Cricistan pages to remind you about upcoming games and events.

    More Features to come - We're still working on some other new features to make the website even more fun to use.
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    Mercenary

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    Please let us know what you think of the new look and the new features, we want to hear the good and the bad.
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    Passionate Pakistani

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    Atlast it is back... Missed big time. Let me go through it and will leave comments here.
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    Passionate Pakistani

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    My posts count has decrease significantly!!!!
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    Amar

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    hmmmmmm a new professional look.........a bit heavy though....
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    Amar

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    Hey Amar, yes I'm talking to you Amar. Where is your avatar? It only takes a few minutes to upload one and it looks so much better. The recommended size is 200px by 200px, so what are you waiting for? Get one now!


    wow........i was thinking about this question......awesome....
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    chandtara

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    Welcome back guys! This last week has been torture without cricistan for me. I am loving the new look! Cricistan is back bigger and better than before Insh Allah!
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    Mercenary

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    Everyone will have fewer posts because posts made in chat threads, the debut forum and posts from deleted threads will no longer count as part of your total!!
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    Passionate Pakistani

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    Absolutely fantastic.

    Great work mercy bhai.

    Can some mod tell me why my posts count is less now :(
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    Nadeem

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    Although we had to wait longer than expected for the site to be reopened - the wait seems to have been worth it. The new design is easy on the eyes and the additional functions which have been implemented are impressive.
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    Amar

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    alerts....wow am loving it.......
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    Mercenary

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    What do you think of the new online/offline ribbons?I really like them
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    Passionate Pakistani

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    In using it from tapatalk..just browsed it once from website. Will check it in detail later. but so absolutely fantastic.
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    chandtara

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    Loving how it gets you more involved. Can take a little while to get used to navigating around but once you get the hang of it, your on a winner!
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    Passionate Pakistani

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    Yes CT bhai. It is bit confusing lol, but hopefully by the end of day i will be on a winner. :)
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    chandtara

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    It's something new pp, being used to the old format it was always going to be a little difficult to start with. It took me a little while to get used to it but I am loving it now.
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    Passionate Pakistani

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    CT bhai, can you pls tell me what is this trophy points?
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    Mercenary

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    When you get X Likes/Posts then you get Y Points. It's like the old 'experienced user' system
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    WaQaReD!

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    i like the new layout, very fresh look and feel to it and very sharp
    very nice!
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    Feather

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    the site looks good so far. I only have slight problem with the transparent menu on the top. It just looks weird to me.
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    Mercenary

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    That's cos you're getting old and out of touch!!
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    Omar

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    WOW! The site is looking good!
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    Feather

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    No, I think I just hate looking at Salman Butt face everytime I log onto the site. Perhaps it would serve you and the site better if you had them random or in some order. Anyhow the site looks good. Long as it remains good place for discussion it will do.
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    Mercenary

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    His face will disappear soon enough!
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    MalikBrother

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    Assalamu Alaikum!

    Good to see this website back at last. Impressive theme and very much like interactive mode though, but it's also very hard to get used to new theme though. LOL

    At least, it's start. Hope this site somehow attracts attractive followers. However, the background is very much whiter, and in fact, too white. Perhaps, little white may do the tricks. You know best - Merc Bhai!
    I will give it shot. Who knows i might like it, (white setting) Insha'Allaah!
    Anyways, indeed impressive theme for interacting! Masha'Allaah!
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    Mercenary

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    Thanks MB, glad you like it. Hopefully it'll only get better
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    zeenix

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    Its a great look. However this watermark of cricistan.com all along the page does bother a bit
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    shahrukh619

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    Well, the new look of the site looks good, but to be honest, it will take time to get use to it... :)

    Good to know that now there are a lot of new features available
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    ManHOOS

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    Wonderful job, these new features :rolleyes:............. i m lovin it but where are all smilies o_O
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    Passionate Pakistani

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    I think introduction of poster of the week or something like that on the basis of quality of posts etc will be great. It may help in attracting new members while motivating the current ones to post more quality stuff.
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    karachigirl

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    Luv the banner!

    Heart the ribbons!
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    Nauman

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    You have out done your self but everthing aside I hate the background image. In my opinion there should be no background image.
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    Mercenary

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    there's a lot of hate for the background image. i will see if i can make it less heavy, if not what colour background should we have?
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    ManHOOS

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    My little suggestion plz no white or off white colours etc in background image, its so painful to eyes while reading :( eventually result in a annoying headache o_O

    Any dark background colour will be much appreciated thx :cool:
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    shahrukh619

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    I think it would be better if it's simple black or dark green like before(for the background)
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    Mercenary

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    dark green or black doesnt really fit in with the rest of the look. maybe a soft green or light grey
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    shahrukh619

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    you are right, but I hope the site doesn't go slow for some users if you use light colours
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    btw, what are these points for? I don't understand?

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