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04-06-2012, 05:54 AM
InfoTech Empire is a forum community that focuses mainly on technology, internet resources and gaming.
We're starting as a small online community, separated into 3 divisions: technology, internet and gaming. Our goal is to provide our members with interesting and engaging discussions on our forums.
The InfoTech Empiire Support Board is a discussion board, where you can discuss all things technology, forums and gaming. However, we also offer unofficial support for hardware, software and gaming at our Package Forums. We also offer official support for our custom-made skins for forums. In order to get our services, you must Sign Up (http://infotechempire.jfbs.net/index.php?showtopic=142) for a Package Forum. Click on the "Sign Up" link to find out more!
Package Forums Links
InfoTech Gadgets (http://infotechgadgets.jfbs.net/)
InfoTech Resources (http://infotechresources.jfbs.net/)
InfoTech Play (http://infotechplay.jfbs.net/)
04-06-2012, 09:29 AM
Joined and even posted my intro.
04-06-2012, 11:37 AM
Thanks and welcome to the InfoTech Forums! ;)
04-09-2012, 08:06 AM
OK, a little update:
* Added some iOS Tutorials
* We now have the first graphic designer (staff choice)
* Members can now start new threads in the InfoTech Technicians category, however, to only request tech help for their websites, forums and web browsing
* iOS Video Tutorials
* Windows Tutoruals
* Microsoft Office / iWork tutorials
* Video Editing Tutorials
* Image Editing Tutorials
Also, we are still looking for some staff members: 2 Administrators, 1 Moderator and 2 Graphic Desingers. If anyone's interested, they can join our community and apply for a staff position (http://infotechforums.b1.jcink.com/index.php?showtopic=25).
04-13-2012, 06:56 AM
I started posting the iOS Video Tutorials. There's still a lot to complete. but I've got the multitasking gestures and the basic iOS functions covered in the videos.
The video clips have been recorded with my iPhone 4 and uploaded onto YouTube, but I've only selected the "Unlisted" postion on all of them, so they can only be viewed from my forums only. More videos are coming soon. Copying of links to other webistes/forums is forbidden.
04-20-2012, 02:02 PM
iOS Video Tutoruals are now completed. Check them out! ;)
04-23-2012, 03:53 AM
The topic BB code bug has been fixed.
04-24-2012, 07:23 AM
Official website (in the future, referenced as the service website), is now available.
04-26-2012, 03:21 PM
We now have an official FB group:
05-29-2012, 03:42 PM
I have added the Thunder Arcade to the forums. Some pretty sweet games are available and more will be added soon.
06-05-2012, 12:22 AM
06-07-2012, 04:08 PM
June 2012 Board Improvements:
06-17-2012, 12:44 AM
Service website is now integrated with the forums! http://infotechforums.b1.jcink.com/index.php?act=ST&f=3&t=79
09-02-2012, 05:52 AM
New skins, new forum system, new content and a special surprise is coming in 2013! Also, more originality! ;)
09-22-2012, 10:21 AM
I have added three more skins that come in with Facebook & Twitter intergration. I have been working on them for the past 2-3 days and have come a long way.
New content will be posted soon as well.
09-25-2012, 06:42 AM
New free domain:
The old one is still up, if anyone still wishes to use it. Both domains will remain for now. ;)
09-29-2012, 05:00 AM
Memories of past boards:
10-03-2012, 01:20 AM
Skin fixes coming up later today:
10-16-2012, 02:32 PM
A couple of updates:
UPDATE 1 - October 10th, 2012:
For the October forum update, I've chosen to make a couple of changes to the forums.
The support forums have been split into two parts: Operating Systems and Software/Hardware. The number of sub-forums was decreased. Now it is clearly stated for which operating systems we offer unofficial support.
The new Software/Hardware section is all about software and hardware for all known and popular types of computers and computer-based devices - laptops, desktop, mobile, touch-based and also, there is a new area for the tech tutorials there. To avoid the confusion of the tutorial sub-forums with the InfoTech Services category, those sub-forums now have added "How To's" to their names.
To make it clear: the Operating Systems category is ment for global and basic OS support only and the Software/Hardware category is ment for all software and hardware support for their repective operating systems and their respective type of computer devices.
The InfoTech Services have been kept, but are no logner sub-forums. Now they're main forums. Also, a new service was added: Website Creation & Editing.
The PC/Mac General Discussion forum has been moved to the Community category.
The OS J Black, Red and Blue skins have returned. I have done my best to fix them. Let me know if there are any troubles.
Some of the forum descriptions have been simplefied to decrease the text cluttering on the forum index.
The Service Website has been removed. The forums are simplefied enough and to the point where the Service Website is unnecessary, so the decision has been made to remove it. However, the Media Gallery, Downloads and Portal sections of the website were kept and will play a major role on the board in the near future. They can be accessed from the sub-menu.
Other than that, nothing else has been changed. The forum system stays the same as was before this update.
UPDATE 2 - October 11th, 2012:
I have decided to remove the InfoTech <color here> skins, which were based on the Invision Power Board 1.3 Alpha Blue [Default] skin. Jcink is slowly fazing out the mentioned style and moving on and I think so should we. There will be more color versions of the new Jcink default skin and more color versions of the OS J skin soon instead.
UPDATE 2, part II - October 11th, 2012 :
I have disabled the Sub-Accounts option. Originally, I was going to add a RPG and a Fanfiction section to the board, but since we already have enough categories and forums, I have changed my mind about it, so I disabled the feature. It was going to be used in the same way as on Megaforce Studio, but since having the sections and the feature available, I would need to change the entire forum system and probably a couple of rules.
Stay tuned for more updates during this month. There's going to be at least one update per week.
UPDATE 4 - October 13th, 2012:
The shoutbox is now no longer available. It was removed because I want the content, the direction and the theme of the board be the first thing guests see when they visit the board. Besides, a lot of the forums no longer use shoutboxes and that's why I think we're better off without it.
Besides, it made the board look cleaner and nicer and it lowered the clutter.
In the coming days and weeks, I will be cleaning up a little bit. Only the most important features and content will remain.
UPDATE 5 - October 14th, 2012:
Here's a detailed list on what will be added and what will not be added.
What WILL NOT be added:
RPG categorory & forums
Fanfiction category & forums
Switch Account feature
more codes into the board wrappers
New member groups
New permission masks
New User Tittle/Ranks
sub-forums of the sub-forums
more BB codes
What MIGHT be removed:
some of the features (only the most important ones will remain)
What WILL be removed:
Constantly-coming new updates starting with 1/1/13 (untl the end of 2013, news forum will be closed after 31/12/13)
lack of content updates (got a special magazine now, I start adding tech-focused content tomorrow!)
UPDATE 6 - Final Update for this and next year - Today:
I have increased the width of the board in order to clear up the clutter of the links in the sub-menu.
Also, I have decided that no more updates are needed and therefore, I will not be logging into the ACP anymore, unless really needed.
I have also made a most recent backup yesterday, which is updated every month on the 15th.
If any of the staff members would like to change something in the ACP, please contact me via PM and we will discuss it there. Thanks!
10-21-2012, 05:27 AM
Staff positions are now open:
10-25-2012, 03:26 AM
4 new skins were added and the sidebar on those skins was updated to include the affiliates box and the shoutbox. Portal is next on the list which will receive a content update.
10-25-2012, 08:53 AM
A new way of adding content updates:
11-02-2012, 06:07 AM
For those, who have been having trouble using our .tk domain, it should be fixed now. I had to repoit it to b1.jcink.com.
11-06-2012, 03:13 PM
Last preparations for the upcoming content updates:
11-08-2012, 08:44 AM
Content updates (Week 1):
11-08-2012, 12:28 PM
Due to the .tk domain suddenly disappearing, I had to re-register it. Now I'm not sure if I deleted it, because it was working up until a couple of days ago, so that's not the case probably.
Anyway, just to be sure, just bookmark these domains (I registered 1 extra as well):
11-13-2012, 09:17 AM
Unfortunatelly, all of our .tk domains stopped working. The dot.tk domain actually lets you register as many domains as you want, but DOES NOT transfer the ownership to you. This has led to the following: the .tk domains that have at least 100+ hits per day, are sold to the advertisers and those domains, once sold to the advertisers, are then re-directed to their own "advertisers websites". And to make things worse, there's nothing that the domain registrants and website/board owners can do anything about it.
Obviously, I don't want the same thing happening all over again and my registered domains stolen, so that's why I've chosen to premanently abandon the .tk domains. InfoTech Forums WULL NOT be using a .tk domain ever again.
New replacement domains have been registered on the afraid.org service. The list of currently available domains for this board is:
- http://infotechforums.b1.jcink.com/ (default)
- http://infotechforums.jfbs.net/ (2nd default domain)
- infotech.t28.net (new)
- infotechforum.uk.to (new)
- itforums.us.to/ (new)
You can use the above domains to access the board and make sure that you bookmark them.
11-23-2012, 02:14 PM
New updates (23.11.2012):
- serbian version of the board is now launched;
- today's content update is delayed until tomorrow (for personal reasons this time), but it will include the addition of new content in the Media Gallery, Arcade, Portal and Downloads system;
- slovenian version of the board is now under early development;
- staff positions still open, if anyone's interested, send me a PM;
- the new promotional website is under development as well;
- the board is now called Info Tech Empire and the entire forum layout and system are changed for the better;
- now choosing a paid forum software for ITE: it will be either XenForo or IPB, based on the final fate of XenForo, which should be known soon.
12-04-2012, 10:43 AM
Official ITE Connect Discussion:
P.S.: Could a moderator or an administrator change the word Forums to the word Empire in this thread's tittle? Thanks!
12-05-2012, 01:47 PM
New domains added for all three boards:
12-05-2012, 05:28 PM
I might as well post the new domain here:
01-16-2013, 01:41 PM
Here are some updates:
* upcoming new projects: tech tutorials and special premium services
* promotional website is now merged with the board(s)
* new skin system and new skins added on all ITE boards
* other content updates
We've already started our projects and we are very excited on what and how much content we will offer by the end of February.
01-30-2013, 11:26 AM
InfoTech Empire has been updated to feature a double column forum layout, new skins and some new sections.
We are no longer just a tech support board. We are now also a download-type of board and we will be releasing some skins for Jcink boards as well.
Also, we now have a board-dedicated e-mail address.
02-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Due to the original concept of the board not working as I hoped it would and due to my personal issues that I had over the past 2 years, I have decided to re-start the board from scratch. I'm still sticking with Jcink. The best elements of the original board were transferred onto the new board. The new board link is http://infotechempire.jfbs.net.
02-09-2013, 06:08 AM
Just finished postng some info threads.
02-14-2013, 05:33 AM
Our test boards are now registered and available. We will be providing skins for a wide range of forum hosters.
02-18-2013, 07:16 AM
This week is going to be full of content updates for both of my boards!
02-21-2013, 06:22 AM
We've become a resource board!
03-03-2013, 06:12 AM
Reduction of categories, forums and features:
03-05-2013, 11:34 AM
A new default skin was released for ITE. I'll be releasing the ZetaBoards and Yuku versions tomorrow.
03-13-2013, 06:19 AM
Update - 13.03.2013:
I've decided to go back to using 1 skin for ITE and use the Snap skin as the only skin that my board will use from now on. The skin is available in two versions: for computer monitors with large screen sizes and for computer monitors with small screen sizes. The recently released skin will be renamed, and some new releases for some of the free forum solutions will be out later this week and the next. I've also added an announcement box and have applied some extra colors to the skin, so it looks more "live".
03-13-2013, 01:47 PM
I am going to use that skin on my own board too. I love the amount of possibilities which you can do with it.
03-13-2013, 03:21 PM
Me too. It's the amount of possibilities that contributed to my decision to remove all other skins, because there's no way any of them could beat Snap. I've seen the double-column forum effect for individual categories, while the forums inside each category were displayed normally (had that effect on a couple of skins and it was quite nice, however, a lot of padding and width edits needed to be done to get the effect to display correctly) but I had no idea that it's possible to do that for forums only, leaving the individual categories to be displayed normally.
The first version of the Snap skin didn't support using the sidebar and the new forum index display without increasing the complete board width, but a recent update made that possible. You can even set the skin to display in night mode during the day (by default, it switches modes when the day/night switch-over happens). Plus if you run multiple boards and if you made edits to the CSS file, you can share it with all of your boards without having to re-edit the CSS file over and over again for each board.
As for the skin I designed (not sure if you've seen it), I should be releasing it tomorrow or on Friday.
03-13-2013, 10:50 PM
I don't think I have seen it yet.
I am still working on my board, but am atm working on my cap site. I'll get back to it some time this weekend I think if I have time.
03-14-2013, 03:58 AM
You can see the skin here (http://nikolictest.b1.jcink.com/), using the double-column forum effect. Just log in into my test board using test3 as the username and test as password.
03-14-2013, 05:49 AM
That looks really cool. I like that.
03-14-2013, 02:34 PM
A MEGA Announcement:
03-28-2013, 02:08 PM
STAFF MEMBERS NEEDED
I'm currently looking for some staff members for InfoTech Empire. I'm looking for someone that can do the following tasks (or one or some of them):
1. Post latest and hottest technology news available
2. Post random tech tutorials for computers, tablets, mobile phones, other mobile devices and is familiar with the most popular operating systems and computer software (Windows, Mac OS, iOS, etc.)
3. I'm also looking for someone who is familiar with one or some of the following forum hosts: Jcink, InvisionFree, ZetaBoards, Forumotion, Create MyBB, ProBoards, Simple Machines, Yuku and also someone, that is familiar with the skinning systems of the mentioned forum hosts
4. Give tech advices and limited unofficial support for all popular tech devices
The available staff positions on InfoTech Empire are: Administrator and Moderator. Based on your knowledge, you will be promoted to the appropriate staff position. As the amount of members and forum content grows, more staff positions will be added.
If anyone's interested, send me a PM here or on my board to the account Mnikolic.
03-28-2013, 02:59 PM
Mnik, I can do skinning for IF as well as help with coding and continue helping with graphics and capping.
03-28-2013, 04:17 PM
That's excellent. I can do Jcink, ZetaBoards and probably Yuku. For the rest, I still need more people.
Since you know how to do graphics and capping, I promoted you to Administrator position. :D
04-07-2013, 01:16 AM
One Year of InfoTech Empire (http://infotechempire.jfbs.net/index.php?act=ST&f=1&t=126)
04-24-2013, 03:03 AM
New updates coming this summer! (http://infotechempire.jfbs.net/index.php?act=ST&f=1&t=131)
06-15-2013, 06:14 PM
I know it's been more than a month since the last update (well... actually... about a month and a half), but I would just like to share with my members and everyone else that InfoTech Empire IS NOT GOING AWAY. The board is currently under a major re-construction, one that I doubt anyone has done ever before in the past. After more than a year, I've decided to do something completely crazy and new: Package Forums. More info will be revealed when the re-construction is complete, which shouldn't take longer than a few days. There will also be a couple of nice surprises for the staff members as well (to staff members: don't worry, you're still staff members and will be after the re-construction is complete). Stay tuned for more information and make sure to follow the update process on the board's offline page.
06-18-2013, 04:06 PM
The re-construction is now complete. I figured since I have time to spare - why not do some night hours? :D
07-11-2013, 01:04 PM
I've been busy working on ITE lately. The Service Board now features dicussion forums for technology, forum resources and gaming and are a little preview of what the Package Forums will offer in the future. I've also made some alterations on the skins and removed some of the bugs that have been constantly appearing.
07-16-2013, 06:39 AM
First post updated to reflect the current status of InfoTech Empire. :D
07-23-2013, 10:34 AM
I've decided to keep one skin only and that's the Facet skin. I'm currently in process of removing all other skins and then replacing them with colored versions of the Facet skin. The black, blue and red versions are already available. The Facet skin gives a more of a "tech" look & feel to the board and that was one of the factors that contributed into me making and executing this decision.
Also, the width of the skin was toned down a bit, so it'd fit small laptop screens and the sidebar was re-worked to appear on the forum index only instead on every page. (The sidebar wasn't actually develop to appear on every page, just the forum index.).
In addition to this, I made use of the latest feature that Jcink has released yesterday. It's the ability to assign threads and posts from one member account to another if they're linked by the sub-accounting feature. All threads and posts, made with the Mnikolic account have been assigned to the IT Admin account.
The Mnikolic account will now be used as a Co-Owner account. That means whoever is brought on to the staff as the co-owner of ITE, their account WON'T be promoted to the Co-Owner position, but they will be given access to the account via the sub-accounting feature. More info on that soon.
The IT Admin account has been renamed to feature this board's name. Permission masks and the member groups have all been returned to what they were previouselly. We're still keeping the Package Forums, they will just have a different staff system. Also, Raina and BlueDragon are now the Administrators of the board.
Some threads have made their comback from the Trach Can forum. In the coming days, they will be sorted troughout the whole board and put in the correct forums and sub-forums. Forum Rules have also been re-posted and are in effect as of now.
07-30-2013, 11:34 PM
OK, one last content update before next week!
The Service Board has been updated with an extra sidebar. There are now two sidebars - one on the left side of the board index and one on the right. The left one includes the basic info and the most important links for the Service Board itself, including the link to our backup board. The right one contains the links to the individual forums on our Package Forums, as well as the Package Forums sign-up and the "affiliate with us" links at the top and the links to our test boards at the bottom.
This allows for better presentation of ITE - what we do and what are our goals.
The Facet skin was slightly modified to make the forum index look better. Also, for those that dislike the new Facet skin look on ITE, the Flow skin is now available for use.
08-21-2013, 02:38 PM
Due to some incidents between a skinner and the JFH staff, I had to remove some skins and apply a new default skin to the board. The same will be done to the Package Forums.
08-31-2013, 10:46 AM
After a couple of days of development, I have come up with a new, fresh and original skin for InfoTech Empire Service Board.
The new skin comes in the following colors:
Originally, all of the skins were ment to be based off of the JFH default skins, but that could not be done for InfoTech Blue and InfoTech Yellow skins.
Some color alterations might come along the way before the skin is officially released.
Also, the right sidebar is now back and both sidebars were updated to include new content/new information about the board and about/for its members.
The shoutbox is now staff-only.
09-03-2013, 12:37 PM
I've closed the Package Forums and fused them with the main board. We are no longer a Service Board, but will be a Multi-Resource Board instead.
I've also removed the left sidebar and moved some of the sidebar tables to the one on the right.
In the next couple of days, I'm going to be transforming InfoTech Empire into a Multi-Resource Board. There are threads and links that are now out of date. Those will be deleted and replaced with some new ones. The skins are going to get an overhaul as well.
We'll be keeping our test boards and we will be looking for more staff members soon.
This will be also ITE's last try to stay online. If this fails, InfoTech Empire will be closing its doors for good.