It is with much pride that I release this latest version of Yellow and Black. From today, I’ve re-branded the site as “Yellow and Black Online” to reflect this sites connectivity between the Community software and Social Media.
Yellow and Black Online is now represented on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To reflect this connectivity, you can now login using your Facebook or Twitter account which will make the site more accessible to users.
I’m particularly happy with the new forum software, Discourse. It’s been a steep learning curve for me to familiarise myself with the settings and back-end functions however, the user (or ‘front-end’ experience) makes it one of the easiest forum software to use. Make sure that you call on DIscobot to help you to uncover the many features that the forum software can offer.
Yellow and Black exists so that everyone who follows the Richmond Football Club who compete in the Australian Football League (AFL) can keep up to date with what’s happening around our Club. All Members may contribute their opinions by posting in the Forums, Voting in Polls and much more.
Another feature of the forum software is that it allows the site to largely become self-regulating whereby frequent users of the website have the ability to assist in its moderation. Have a read of the FAQ for the full details. There will obviously still be a need for Assistant Coaches, but their duties will be reduced by giving these regular users (Trust Level 4) the ability to assist in the running of the website. Interesting times ahead, eh? 🙂
I will shortly call for interested members to register their interest in publishing articles on the website. Those of you who are interested will be provided with a login to WordPress where you will need to link to your forum account. Once you’ve done that, you can apply your Google Adsense code and earn money on your articles if you wish to! I’ve already received an expression of interest from one member who I will be in contact with shortly once I sort out the inevitable issues that will arise on the site.
So for now, familiarise yourself with the new software, ask Discobot for assistance and learn how to use the software. If you encounter any issues, please post them in the Site Feedback category where I can keep track of the issues. Bear in mind that issues affecting your ability to use the site will take precedence over issues with colour and avatars.
One last thing which you may recall from one of my last posts on the old site is that everyone starts off at Trust Level 1. You will need to earn promotion to Trust Level 2 and then Trust Level 3 and 4. It will take a minimum of 15 days to reach Trust Level 3, so be patient 🙂
I hope that you enjoy the new Yellow and Black Online!