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    Your Profiles Suck: How We're Going to Fix Them

    Bullshido, as the leading Martial Arts forum, is going to be partnering with a network of forums called "Zoints". Zoints is a system that provides MySpace-like networked contacts, friends, interests, etc, all tied in to web forums like this one. So the members of the massive forum "Living With Style", for example, will be only a single click away from joining up with Bullshido for their Martial Arts interests.

    This fits with the overall mission of the site, which is to get the word out to and educate the general population about the pitfalls, myths, and misconceptions about the Martial Arts.

    I've been testing this system to see if it's a good fit, and it's honestly much better than what we've installed. Those of you with MySpace accounts might even completely abandon them as this network is going to eventually rival or eclipse MySpace-like sites fairly easily as more forums are added to the network.

    Pre-packaged shpeil follows:

    Zoints provides an easy means for you not only to create an incredible profile, but to connect with new people and manage those contacts in an efficient manner.

    Configuring your profile is a snap! You can simply drag and drop any of the blocks to the desired location. Don't like a block? Simply click on the and it disappears (it can always be added back later). An example of a block being dragged to a new location:





    If you don't like the look or color of your profile, you can change it with a single click. Zoints comes with different color default styles, you can create your own, OR you browse through hundreds of member created and shared styles in the Style Database. An example of how easy it is to change the look of your profile:





    The interface for creating a new style and editing single blocks is very easy to use:





    There are three editing modes. "Advanced" where you can drag and drop blocks, "simple" which allows blocks to be moved with arrows, and "disabled" which shows you your profile as other members would see it. Switching between the three modes is quick and easy:





    There are MANY additional blocks you can add to your profile with just a couple clicks. Or, if you're a more advanced user, you can code and use your own (Zoints allows most HTML and .css to be used). An example of some blocks:





    If you like .rss feeds, there are quite a few ready for you to add. Or, if you want to use one not already provided, you can create a new .rss block VERY easy using the "create new block" system:





    There's a lot to do on Zoints. You can meet new people and add them to your network:





    Search for others using the powerful search system:





    Rate other members or let them rate you:





    Add "interest tags" that, when clicked, show you other members who share those same interests as you:





    The "network interests" block lists interest tags that those members who are in your personal network have listed. The more people who share an interest, the larger the tag becomes:





    If you want to let others send you a real quick message, why not utilize the "social actions" block?





    Some sites just have "friends", Zoints goes the extra mile and lets you have friends and any other group you want to create. YOU create and manage your groups:





    Zoints has an extremely powerful permissions system that allows you to show the content you want to the users you want. You can show different content to one group than you do to another group:




    There is so much more to Zoints than what has been listed here. Dive right in and explore the system for yourself!

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    oh no! Phrost's account has been hijacked by a Zoints spam bot!
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    I like it!
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    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".

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    Yeah, I'm somewhat excited about this because there are tons of forum communities out there with a combined membership probably 3 times the size of MySpace, and adding this as the profiles for all of them will make Zoints the largest networking community out there, almost overnight.

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    Impressive.

    And my profile totally does not suck.

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    will it change the functionality of browsing bullie?
    You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
    FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM

    just die already.
    Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM


    Aikidokkkkakkakakakaaaaa
    Best MA website ever!!!!!: http://www.dogjudo.co.uk/

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    Nope. Won't affect it at all.

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    This is more for the people who want MySpace functionality, buddy lists, etc and to drive traffic to our site, than anything.

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    If it broadens our internet footprint then it's no bad thing. more traffic = higher up the google list to (?).
    You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
    FickleFingerOfFate -08-21-2007 08:59 AM

    just die already.
    Plasma - 08-20-2007 11:45 PM


    Aikidokkkkakkakakakaaaaa
    Best MA website ever!!!!!: http://www.dogjudo.co.uk/

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