February 2007

The new ibPro Arcade has been introduced to the site replacing the old V3 Arcade System.

Aside from the existing features from the old system, some new features are also included:

New Style
Members may opt to choose the old V3 layout or the new ibPro layout.

Highscore Champions
Players are ranked according to the number of total actual highscores they are currently holding. The top 3 members will be displayed on Symbianize Arcade index page.

King Of The Arcade
The player who recorded the most number of all-time Highscores.

Leader Of The Leaderboard
Each player will receive points to every game they played according to their rank on that particular game. First place finishers will receive 25 points, 15 for 2nd, 10 for 3rd, 5 for 4th and 5th, and 3 for 6th-10th place. The player who gained the highest total points will hold the title of being the Leader of the Leaderboard.

Game Tournaments
Compete with other players on an elimination type of game. Beat every player that you met along the way to be crowned as the Tournament Champ.

Champions And Tourney Title Holders On Post
If a member is the current actual highscore champion of a game or a tournament champion, a note will appear on their post.

Currently active users on arcade
This will show the current active members browsing the Arcade and displays the activity or location of a member if he’s on the Arcade.

Aside from the Arcade switch, 10 more games are also added:

Mario Catcher
Mario Catcher Game

Mars Patrol
Mars Patrol Game

Money Money Money
Money Money Money Game

Ninja Kid
Ninja Kid Game

Ninja Turtles 2
Ninja Turtles 2 Game

Paintball Game

Pencak Game

Pin Headz
Pin Headz Game

Pipe Mania
Pipe Mania Game

Plops Game

For more info and forum discussion, pls. go here. Or jump directly to the Arcade here.

Having an orderly, organized, and well-moderated Forum makes browsing and discussions better. And more importantly, it attracts more visitors to join. Moderation does not only includes moving, editing, deleting, or managing posts and threads. But it also involves moderating or managing the Forum members. Every Forum has its own Rules and Regulations which every member should abide. And Forum Moderators should see to it that members do not stray away from those guidelines. So an Infraction System has been put up which is a good way to manage those members who violate the Forum Rules or display inappropriate behavior.

User Infraction system

The User Infraction system is designed to automate the management of misbehaving users.
Currently, Symbianize has these infraction levels…

Title Points   Expiration
Repeated Flooding, Multi-posting, or Spamming 1   1 Month
Repeated Avatar/Signature/Profile Picture Rule Violation 1   1 Month
Advertisement, Promotion, or Linking to a Site Similar to Symbianize 1   1 Month
Insults or Inappropriate Language/Behavior 2   1 Month
Posting Child Porn, Bestiality, or Malicious Softwares 2   1 Month

Each infraction level has an expiration time. When the infraction expires, the associated points are removed from the user’s point total and the user’s infraction groups are recalculated.

Infraction levels can also be allowed to be given as warnings. A warning does not add any infraction point to the user’s point total. Warnings serve as a method to remind user’s of our forum’s rules and encourage them to be followed without awarding infraction points. Giving whether an infraction or a warning solely depends on Moderator’s discretion.

Accumulating 5 infraction points automatically suspends a user’s account.

Two forums under Symbianize Lounge were added.

Service Provider Chat

    Everything you need to discuss about Globe, Smart, Sun Cellular, PLDT, Digitel, Bayatel, ISP Bonanza, Pacific Internet, and even other leading service providers outside the country.

Work & School Chat

    Got stuck with your assignment? Need more idea about your work or school project? Looking for a job? Or simply get in touch with your schoolmates, or people with the same profession as yours.

Web browser toolbars are getting popular nowadays. Yahoo and google toolbars are the most commonly used. And now, Symbianize released its very own web browser toolbar.

The Symbianize Toolbar comes with some cool and handy features. Some of them are links to frequently visited pages or essential links to various section of the site. There’s also a privacy protection which includes one-click to the following: clear browser cache, clear browser history, and delete browser cookies. Weather forecast and a google-powered search box is also provided. But what i like about most is the email notifier where user has the ability to setup multiple new email reminders. Just like yahoo or google toolbar which notify you if a new email arrives. Symbianize toolbar works exactly the same thing but more. It allows the user to setup more than one email account and with just one-click, the user gets access to his email accounts. It can be a hotmail, yahoo, gmail, or any pop3 email as long as the domain is a .com or .co.uk.

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Google-Powered Search Box
Search the Web, Symbianize, and other useful engines, no matter where you are on the Web
E-mail Notifier
Get one-click access to all your E-mail accounts and get pinged whenever you receive a new message

The current version of the toolbar is compatible with Internet Explorer v5.0+ and Mozilla Firefox v1.0.1+ web browsers. Works on Windows 2000/XP. Uninstaller is also included.

Download page is here.