Hey there! I've been spending a bit of time on the forums recently to catch up on a bit of what's been happening in Corbacraft, and during my adventures in this little corner of the world-wide web, I've noticed a few small things on the forums that could perhaps be adjusted. These are mostly personal preference, however a few could be noted as definitely beneficial to the website. I figured I would chuck everything into one post to keep from gumming up the board, so sorry if there is any confusion. Keep in mind these are all obtainable requests through XenForo's admin panel, but some may take a bit of time to complete, as well as be extremely small changes that may not warrant immediate action. Create a favicon: Have you ever looked at a tab at the top of your browser and noticed a small icon? Twitter has their bird logo, YouTube has their play button, Google has their rainbow G inside a white circle, and so on. This icon is known as a favicon. Having a favicon will give the website a sleeker look, give people a visual cue for their bookmarks, and make it more memorable. I would recommend a 70x70 favicon for the forums since most people will be using Chrome or Firefox to view the forums. However, lots of new mobile formats have opened up and require a need for different sizes. You can use the favicon generator /HERE/ to convert your image into different sized favicons if you're having trouble getting things exactly perfect. Update thread prefixes for the server changes: Now that Sophus and Lothar are goners, I think it may be time to update thread prefixes. While creating an introduction post, I found that there were many more options for servers to select, but absolutely none were truly helpful to use given the downsize of the server. I recall putting a lot of time into custom-picking how prefixes work in every individual board, so I have a soft spot for them and hate to say these server prefixes are defunct and should be done away with completely. However, it may not be necessary to keep server prefixes around much more. Lock ability to create polls in some boards: Simply enough, while creating threads in some boards (specifically in the introductions board for sure), I noticed that you can create polls in the even when it would be inappropriate to do so. It isn't urgent, since people seem to respect when and where to use polls, however I would suggest looking into locking that ability off from some areas. Update forum bio: When you search Corbacraft on google, the results come up with two quick links: one to the forums, and one to the voting links. The link to the forums however, simply states "Forum software by Xenforo". Off the top of my head, I'm unsure exactly how to update this information, however I believe it would be a good idea to look into the admin control panel and see if there is an option to update the website's description. I'm certain there is a way, it simply is a matter of trial and error to figure out how to make it work. Update forum bio pt. 2: The voting quick link on Google is a bit more appropriate, but it looks like it's just the content of Gigi's old thread, which cuts off into "The issue ..."... Feels a bit inappropriate. Perhaps have a staff member beef up her first sentence so people aren't greeted by staff addressing issues before a user even gets into the website. Litebans: Perhaps the link is broken, however the Bans button in the navigation bar sends users to a 404 page. If Litebans is defunct, I would suggest removing the button, or editing the link to wherever public records of player punishments can be found. Voting button: Again feeding into Gigi's old voting links post, the whole post feels outdated. The link edited in at the bottom doesn't appear to work for me, and the empty promises of being fixed by an admin shortly feel a bit off as well. I would advise creating an updated post, and having somebody turn the vote button into an optional dropdown menu with a link to all of the voting websites as well. Popup colors: If you've ever tried to update your profile picture, attach an image to a post, or insert a link into your text, you've noticed that the popup window has a bright red theme, while Corbacraft's forums are blue primarily (excluding small accents like the "Create Thread" button). This harsh contrast can be offputting to quite a few users, and I personally think it would be beneficial to make it more representative of the rest of the website. Server IP shouldn't be an image: I am all for having the IP big and bold on the main page, however I do not think it should be an image. I would argue that using text is better, so users can copy/paste it into their Minecraft application and cut down on risk of misspelling the IP and getting complaints or loss of potentially new players. Perhaps if an image is still wanting to be used, at least have a smaller copy of the IP in text underneath the image. Well... That turned out to be a lot longer than I expected, sorry folks. Anyways, those are my ideas for minor changes to the forums, however there is one significant issue that can only be addressed by Ergo, or anyone else with access to the website server and its host. This one can still be considered minor, however for the sake of protecting everyone's personal information, as well as proving that this website is legitimate to make it easier for people to weed out malicious fake links in posts, this is a big deal. Set up SSL: Have you ever typed out the http:// and https:// into a url and wondered what the difference was? HTTPS is enabled on most web servers nowadays to prove that their website has an SSL certificate. You'll notice that in the far left of your URL bar right now, the red message states this website is not secure. This is because there is no SSL certificate encrypting personal information or vouching for this website's legitimacy. This leaves the website and its users extremely vulnerable to data piracy about personal information like emails and passwords. I'm not an expert setting up SSL certificates, however as far as I know this will be an Ergo-only task.