Yo, I know I'm not always on here to be checking on things, but I do appreciate all of your help on the boards...
I just wanted everyone to know that if you need to talk to me best thing to do is call and ask for Will: 1.877.864.4446 (9 to 5 EST)... Or you can just PM me.
Right now I'm really heavy into coding up the member sections of the site so that cats can have their own photo albums, "Blogs", Friend Lists, and all kinds of crap like that... So if you have any ideas hit me up.
One day when I don't have to worry so much about making sure we can pay the bills, I'll be more active on the message boards but until then, please keep holding it down, and remember that the most important thing from my perspective when moderating, is making sure we don't have any idiots posting obscenities and whatnot because then the site is not taken seriously by those that I meet with to seek sponsorship etc.
Thats whats up man you KNOW I've got ya back..........
Been down with you for a minute I've been doing my best to keep things running and thanks to a little help been doing just fine, looking foward to the new color schemes you have in mind, stop back in at anytime man.......lol it IS your site
lmao...Rod a trip...of all the things we can be asking for to help improve the site...you gonna ask for new smileys.... black people are funny. :lol: :lol: :lol:
...so true :lol:
Umm, this has nothing to do with the boards, but umm..who's judging the essays for the scholarships? Dern it! I need some money :x . Ha, j/k..well, not really :lol: Anywho, thanks for stoppin thru Will. Feels like the president just popped in to say wassup. Well, Clinton that is :arrow:
Actually if it is nothing negative I'm down for putting up/fixing anything you guys think needs to be fixed. Right now, I'm working with the ad agency that created these banner ads on behalf of infiniti...
Peep the situation, cause it's like a catch 22.
The agency that Infiniti hired to do multicultural advertising did a great thing when they did their research and found out that HBCUConnect.com is like the #5 black website on the internet (Blackplanet, Bet.com, Blackvoices, BlackAmericaweb, then us), so they selected us as a media target with this latest campaign.
So they stepped up with this video banner campaign to run until march 31st, which afforded us about 4 months worth of salary for my office of 5. So with that time, we've been adding all of these new features because we dont have to spend all of our time trying to find ways to make money and run the site...
Unfortunately the banner ads are obnoxious, but worse case scenario the ads will be up until end of march. But I'm looking to get them to agree with a new banner design that we come up with. Else, we will decrease the frequency of the ads on the pages of the site that we all visit the most.
Long story short, here is what it boils down to:
1. drop the ads, no funds, site development halts, users happier.
2. keep ads, irritated users, site development continues, more users, more fun features, drop ads after march.
3. drop all ads, make users pay... NOT gonnuh happen
Also, wait till ya'll see this video chat room we are getting ready to launch. All other websites make members pay for this feature, but we rather not have people pay (just click on ads )
Any and all suggestions, get at me.
yeah, i understand. Advertising pays the bills. That's just the way it is. I'll just try my best to avoid my mouse sliding over that darn banner. Black peeps are great and all, but i can't bear to hear that negro talk about his favorite hobby one more time :x
And i think the chat room will be an excellent addition. Better than the old days when we would have to wait until enuff of us was signed on to aim to start a group chat. :lol:
I'll find out where to download them and update them... Got any suggestions on a set I can download?
Man ya'll are killin me with them avatars... Mad at the world? dont forget we got high school kids in here and old heads too... But I can't front on that Serena Williams pic hehe. I need to run a banner ad on that haha.