Big Boards News Archive
We are now offering a fast review process for forum submissions. Please check out the submission page for details on how to get your forum faster into Big Boards.
Due to the smileys section becoming more and more popular, we have now open a similar avatars section, be sure to check it out!
New ranking options are available to sites using the trackers: by page views, average online users and max online users. If you are not using tackers yet, include one now!
A new version of our statistics trackers is available, allowing us to monitor page views, online users and most visited threads. We also introduced a 100% invisible tracker to the other formats available. You need to upgrade your tracker code to benefit from these changes. If you were not using tackers yet, include one now!
A new page allows to browse the server specifications for some of the message boards listed.
The graphs available on the statistics pages have been improved. Remember that you can get extended statistics by using a tracker .
The new interface is online, with extended search features and a directory structure.
Big-Boards is one year old! A year ago our first interview was with Derek Liu, creator of Gaia Online. Derek has agreed to answer a new set of questions, telling us about what has changed in one year. Read the one year later interview.
As many times requested by the administrators visiting this site, there is now a forum for big-boards owners and admins. This forum is hosted by the Admin Forums of The Admin Zone, a software independant community for message boards administrators. Learn more...
It is now possible for message boards administrators to submit changes to their forum's profile, submit a description or suggest additional keywords to be associated with their board. A few extra fields are now also available allowing them to provide the hardware their forum runs on or what software configuration they use.
Message boards which have included one of the free trackers now get extended statistics. In addition to the traffic stats, an hourly graph and detailed visitors origins are now available. See a sample here. More features coming soon, get your tracker now!
Brian Claridge, lead programmer and administrator of the IGN Boards and the Vault Network Boards, two of the largest forums on the web has accepted to answer our questions in an interview.