Demon Forums news January 2018 - Brand new first edition.

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Posted: 01-07-2018 - 08:02 PM
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Welcome back to DF news!

Yep that's correct, the news is officially back and it will continue on this time. The staff team have decided to bring the news back into circulation with a monthly news report being released. It will be released within the first week of every month with loads of information keeping all users up to date with everything from user statistics, bans, posts general news and most importantly all the current and future updates of the site.

We sincerely hope you enjoy this brand new first edition.

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So to kick things off and to explain a little bit about each section of the news the most important news will be displayed at the top along with an introduction and any information the forum users need to know. This section will also include the forum monthly statistics. We will try our best to keep the news easy to read and easy to understand. Any queries feel free to contact any of the staff team regarding the news and they will get back to you as soon as possible. 

In this first section any updates or released and basic important user information will be placed. 

So, lets get started.

So it's been 2 years since the first 2 editions of the news were released you can actually read these threads here;



Feel free to take a read of those first two editions to see what kind of news may be posted within this forum in the upcoming months and years.

Forum announcements
So lets kick off the beginning of the news with important updates that will be coming to DF.

These are just some of the features we can release for now however there is plenty more to come in the release of DF v3.

To start off with DF is going to receive a bit of TLC, this means that many of the sections you currently see will be merged and made into little groups. This will make the forum much cleaner and make navigating things hopefully much simpler. A lot of our forum categories don't get enough activity to actually warrant it's own section and so most of these will be whittled down to prefixes in which users can select before posting a thread.

Another little update coming will be to the staff team, just a simple change of names of some of the roles which will be discussed between the team and released when the forum changes.

We also plan on implementing a system which will hopefully reduce the leeching that happens on the forum significantly.


Staff mentions

So the staff team has had a little update this week with the reintroduction of convict. We'd like to Welcome convict back into the staff team after a period of time away. 

Forum statistics to date (7/01/2018)
These statistics will change a little bit prior to the time of posting the news currently being written at 18:01 GMT+0

So the forum has seriously come a really long way since the start 2 years ago. Infact you'll start seeing a few users still active to this day with a nice looking banner under their postbit stating this. These few users can vouch for how far the forum has come in this time and some of these important statistics show this.

Lets begin with the forum statistics overall;
Every user can see these statistics simply by going to the homepage but we shall repeat these here for the purpose of this section.

We have 110,381 posts
We have 24,964 topics being discussed
We have 31,688 users registered

If my calculations are correct that's an average of 151 posts per day for 730 days. That's an amazing amount of activity, obviously that calculation is correct if it was 150 posts per day however there have been days where we can see up to 400 posts a day which is quite an achievement.

Lets look at general statistics, again these can be seen through our statistics page but for news purposes we shall post the to date statistics.
On this page you can see a lot of the forum statistics including a graph which shows the posts thread and user count.

It looks a little like this
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The statistics page also shows all the global statistics which can be seen on the homepage.

We won't go into too much detail about the statistics page and some of the statistics on there, just some of the honourable ones.

Recent awards (to date)
This is the 2 recent awards that are not upgraded awards.

Congratulations to CaptainModz on receiving the Youtuber award. Your video definitely helps DF gain some good recognition.
User Gonz0 bought the credit whore award.

User bans 

Now for our last statistic to show how many bans have come since the beginning of 2018.
Every one of our staff members have been working super hard at maintaining the forum and keeping as many as the rule breakers out as possible. Sometimes it's hard to catch onto every user breaking a rule but the staff do a fantastic job of making sure everyone is kept safe and happy.

So far this year in the first week the staff have banned a total of 70 users for rule breaking. We couldn't of done this without ofcourse a lot of user support we appreciate the reporting users who help to keep staff informed of the sort of issues we encounter. However please make sure before you report a user, the rule you believe being broken is actually something that is violating our site rules.

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Upgrade awards

Since the beginning of 2018 here is a mention to the users who have upgraded on DF. Thank you.



Gonz0

MI6

JustJaimy

FantasyMods

Rufle



Those are the most recent gold upgrades, some of these users have upgraded to the higher tier mentioned below:

Rufle

Gonz0

MI6

FantasyMods


No one has recently bought the emerald upgrade however if you would like to enquire into upgrading your account simply go to the upgrade page located on your navigation menu.
If you have any news you'd wish to share that could be useful for this section then feel free to submit a PM to any of the staff members.

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So in this section we will be doing a monthly interview with a selected user. This user could be selected due to their commitment to the forum to even just the quality of their posts. This months interview is actually going to be a copy of one of the first editions of the DF news and that is with the founder of the forum. We didn't have time this month to conduct an interview but I thought i'd enter this one in as it can show some of the newer users a little about Swift and how far he has come with this forum. Please note this is from 2 years ago so some information may be outdated but it is certainly a blast in the past.


That certainly is a blast in the past. The forum has come along way since the news was first published.


If you think you should be interviewed PM one of the staff members with the reason why.

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I think we shall close things up there. In the next months edition we may decide to add the gaming news and the world news categories, let us know below if you'd like to see them. For now the news really is just a place for users to read on the site happenings. We hope you have enjoyed the first edition of the DF news.

If you would like to submit something towards the news then feel free to PM a staff member with your bit and then it will be considered.
If your piece that you submit gets chosen for the news you will receive a neat award.

In the future editions of the news we will be offering contests and events so keep your eyes peeled for those.

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Posted: 01-07-2018 - 09:28 PM
Im excited to see this come out every month! hopefully they're all as good or better then this one.
But im glad to be back!

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Posted: 01-07-2018 - 09:30 PM
Thread design is on point, looking forward to the monthly newsletter. It should be interesting anyways since it's been 2 years when the last edition was released.
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Posted: 01-08-2018 - 12:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. Glad you enjoyed reading.

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A nice read, looking for next updates.




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