March to Mid-April 2015
New Moderators – We announced two new Moderators: @Showbread and @BadOctobpus. Congratulations again to both! @skylights and @Lady_X retired from their duties. We thank them for all they contributed to the forum in their tenure as mods .
Vbulletin Upgrade – It’s not that visible to you but we installed a new version of Vbulletin and PHP. That was required to get some other things to work that we were doing and to plug some security holes. This also included upgrades of several plug-ins. It was a tricky upgrade with a number of things breaking that hopefully nobody ever saw since it was in the wee-hours of the morning and they were quickly fixed.
Home Page Revisions – We implemented the changes talked about in February. There were some new tweaks to the home page including a listing of personality tests in he upper left corner, new buttons to link to additional resources and the wiki, and changes to the forum statistics display. The buttons were changed to look more clickable.
Mobile Friendly – We made adjustments to the forum interface for the site to be “mobile friendly” to support Google’s new search algorithm that uses mobile friendliness as an important criteria in ranking sites. There is still some tweaking on this to get it to be working exactly correctly but the forum now meets Google’s guidelines.
Wiki Installed – As planned, the Wiki was installed and content placed in it for the 16 types as well as the 9 Enneagram types including instinctual variations. It includes text and video content and is accessible from the home page. We dealt with a nasty spam attack on our Wiki shortly after launching that . An AntiSpam extension is working effectively to prevent re-occurrences.
Video Library – More content continues to be added to the Video library. We’re up to 260 videos now
Additional Resources – I have been adding a lot of new sites to the Additional Resources tab off the home page here . There are about 50 sites listed now.
Tumblr Blog Updates – We added links to the Wiki type profiles from the Tumblr Blog home page
Newsletter – As described previously, we launched a site newsletter. I’m hopeful to continue to improve this and make it increasingly valuable to the membership.
Relationship Pairing Contest – We launched a Relationship Pairing Contest which went from early March to April 10th, with over 50 threads and 400 posts. The threads were intended to elicit information on what relationships are like between particular types. Winners will be announced relatively soon and prizes awarded. We added the threads in a new Inter-type Relationships Subforum.
Board of The Month – We are up for the Board of the Month on VBullletin.Org. At present, we are not leading but in the least, I hope to get worthwile feedback out of the exercise. If you have access, you can see developing results here Board of the Month Voting - Feb/March 2015 - vBulletin.org Forum