Different Logos, Banners, and looks of the site throughout the years

The Helper

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This graphic was used on the Site as of 1999 it is the earliest logo I can find for the site.



This Forum Post discusses the first Archive.org entry and talks about the original Special Members program and is great Historical Thread

The Following Archive.org entry from my old News Archive section is a great History of the site from 1999 - 2001 from when I was still a Blizzard MVP and my main source of visitors were for my Blizzard Tech Faqs. I did all that news stuff by hand back in those days and it was a total blast from the past going back and reading all that. I saved everything and Archive.org saved it for posterity.

Here is another very old Logo sometime around 2000 - 2001



Taken from this Archive.org entry where the sidebar was on the Right hand side

This Graphic was created by Chile in 2004 for a suggested site redesign



and a mock up for a site redesign suggested by Chile in 2004 - Chile is a mega talented media and graphics guy.



This is when we switched originally to VBulletin and the graphics were by Tender Fury and Chile 2001 - 2004 part of that time we were hosted by Wargasm at the-group.org as there was something going on with my web hosting



Here is an archive.org entry for the actual site of this above picture. The formatting is all messed up for some reason on my browser but check out the Advertising I was trying to do at the time. I figured if it was at the bottom of the page nobody would ever see it.

The above banner was used until 2005 then the Mods and Admins said they could no longer deal with the cheesiest and the Banner Contest was started. An Admin only thing at first got pushed to the regular forum.

The first one was the Winner. We used that Banner all the way until we switched to the Xenforo Forum Software - then it changed to what it is now - which is close to what it was but still varies.



Other Banner ideas submitted in the Banner Contest that were considered for the site redesign:











Button from 2008



2009 Christmas Banner



Halloween Banner - from the Halloween Banner thread.



Xenforo Switch Banner - or at least the one that won the Admin only contest to be the new banner. What we had as of 9-29-13 was slightly different.



Most Current Banner

 

WildTurkey

Previously known as giv_me_rep
I been here since the 2004 theme... Although back then I had a different username to WildTurkey or Giv_me_rep but I could never remember what it was after I took a break from wc3...
 

The Helper

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This has been updated with the Banner Contest submissions from the link I seeded here.
 

Ghan

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Much of this pre-dates me. I've only been around since 2007, you know. Thanks for sharing!
 
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  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Hmm, about the Headline News, I noticed threads are being moved into the subforum (Health News, Environmental News, etc.). When that happens, the TH Forum Home page loses the articles, and instead would show old articles posted 1 or 2 weeks ago.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    What do we do with the Home page?
  • Ghan Ghan:
    I added those forums to the filter for that widget.
    +1
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Oh nice. They're back. Thanks.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Now I think it makes more sense for me to put news in their own subforums, without worry.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    Awesome Ghan thanks! I was purposely not moving the first 15 news articles in Headline news to the different subforums but I guess I don't have to do that now?
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    Question: Is there a way to remove thread redirects? It creates a copy of the moved thread and takes up space, and I am leaning towards wanting to remove them in the Headline News. But if they have an expiration date, I guess I'm fine with it.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    If you move a thread please leave a permanent redirect. You can delete any redirects after 6 months. The redirects are left to help Search Engines find the moved content.
  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    What if you move the permanent redirect, not the thread?
  • The Helper The Helper:
    I think that works but I have not messed with it. You can delete redirects though if you have to that will not delete the original thread
  • The Helper The Helper:
    if a redirect ends up in the same forum as the post it goes to though I think the redirect drops or fails or something but they are not bugged out and when you are working on an indirect the original post is safe.
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    Happy Early Friday :)
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    Fun Friday for me
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    Happy Fun Friday to all.
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  • tom_mai78101 tom_mai78101:
    I found out you can't delete nor hide redirect links to existing threads. It will just stay there. I have no choice now but to start moving thread redirects to News Archive.
  • The Helper The Helper:
    That is not the way that it works for me I can delete redirects you just have to hit refresh sometimes big deletes will take a while as long as moves\
  • The Helper The Helper:
    You don't have to do that you can just leave stuff there in headline news for up to a year it was already down to like 8 months there is no rush.

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