January 2007


New public or joinable usergroups were introduced…

PR Managers

Description:

  • In charge of promotion or advertisement of Symbianize.

Group Leader: Lance

Graphic Artists

Description:

  • Specializes in photo-editing and graphics development at Symbianize.

Group Leader: GraySource

Theme Artists

Description:

  • Specializes in mobile theme development and creation at Symbianize.

Group Leader: alfox

Being a member of these groups is a responsibility. Each group has its own assigned tasks to be accomplished. Anyone is welcome even the Newcomers as long as qualifications are met. Group Leaders may accept, deny, or pend join requests for whatever reason based on their own discretion. Aside from the distinctive colored username, additional features or privileges will be enjoyed by these usergroup members. More info and group qualifications can be found here.

The recent Google Page Rank update (January 2007) gives Symbianize Forums a PR3 rating. Quite a surprise to snatch a PR3 since the site is still in its beta stage.

However, Symbianize Forums truly deserves it considering the promotion and advertisement made by its Staff and regular members. Lots of backlinks from Forum signatures, directory listings, and link exchanges has been established.

With this new development, Symbianize translated this good news to funds. Symbianize opens its doors to advertisement. Bidvertiser and Chitika are the two pay-per-click programs used. But the two PPCs were later on removed and were replaced by text links which are placed at the site’s header, sitewide.

Almost every week, new games have been added to Symbianize Arcade. So now members will have enough games to choose from. Making your stay at Symbianize a good one and a better way to kill time.

The following games were added:

Stuart’s Xtreme Skateboarding
Stuart Xtreme Skateboarding

Super Fishing
Super Fishing

Bomber Man
Bomber Man

Breakout
Breakout

Spider Jump
Spider Jump

Square Bear Reversi (othello)
Square Bear Reversi

Worms Massacre
Worms Massacre

Pinball
Pinball

Frogger
Frogger

Word Descrambler
Word Descrambler

Bejeweled
Bejeweled

Missle Strike
Missle Strike

Quick Shot
Quick Shot

Shuriken Challenge
Shuriken Challenge

Simon
Simon

Simpsons Shooter
Simpsons Shooter

Skate Park
Skate Park Game

Play now and be the first one to establish the Hi-Scores,
visit: Symbianize Arcade

Like any other Forum, the most important element and the integral part of it are the members. No Forum will survive without members and forum participation. So Symbianize give thanks to members who help the site grow by promoting it and referring their friends to Symbianize.

Every week, the Forum activity and new member registrations increase continuously. Of course, everything is made possible by the overwhelming voluntary efforts of its current members.

So with that, a Referrer Statistics page has been put up to acknowledge the efforts made by these referrers. The referrer along with his total number of referrals and the usernames of his referrals are displayed there.

The Referrer Statistics page can be found here…
http://www.symbianize.com/referrers.php

Some may not know but Symbianize is one of the few Forums that implements self-moderation. This means that every member has the ability to moderate their own posts. And with that, Forum Moderators’ workload will be lessen and would give them extra time to focus on more important things that only Moderators can handle.

These self-moderation actions are as follows:

  • Editing own thread title anytime

At Symbianize, some members regularly update their threads with new or additional posts and they find it good to edit the thread title to let everyone know that they did an update.

  • Closing/opening of own thread

There are some instances that closing own thread is necessary. If a member accidentally commits double-post, he can close the other one to prevent future spamming while waiting for a Moderator to take the necessary action. A member may also close the thread if the information posted is no longer valid, the thread became rubbish, or a request or support has been resolved.

  • Editing/deleting own posts anytime

This gives members the ability to edit their posts if they wish to make an update. They can also delete their own post if they accidentally commits double-post due to connection problem or for whatever reason.

Symbianize strongly believes that its members are responsible enough to take care of their own posts and make good use of those permissions.

29 Dec 2006: Symbianize announced 2 new moderators. Tazzky and its4fun are chosen to be part of the Symbianize Staff. They’ve been proven to be reliable members. Helping and sharing whatever they have without expecting anything in return. Compliance with the Forum Guidelines, promoting the site, friendly attitude, and forum awareness are the reasons why they are chosen among other members.