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#1 Amplivyn

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:38 AM

I mean, why not? It's probably much easier to get the word out there than with Facebook plus it's an easy way to post small updates or link to articles here. It would definitely be a good addition for all PHP Freaks on twitter.

#2 Philip

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:44 AM

I believe we have an account, just need to remember what the username was :)

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

https://twitter.com/thephpfreaks

As you can see, it is currently very well maintained.

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#4 Amplivyn

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:09 AM

Beautiful.

But seriously, is anyone other than me at all interested in reviving @thephpfreaks? For a start, the display name could be changed to PHP Freaks to make it easier to find. It could be converted into a semi-blog page where interesting topics from PHP Freaks and others (about php, web development and more) are posted. To aid with resources, a forum post could be started here where individual PHP Freaks can post what they think is interesting and have their stuff promoted to the twitter page.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:18 AM

I'm interested in the idea. Hell, I created the account.

It's just a matter of content and time, but I'm on Twitter all day everyday so...

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#6 Amplivyn

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:10 AM

This sounds great, one thing that could be done is set up the page, make it look nice and so on. An optimized PHP Freaks logo would be suitable for the profile picture. Just wondering though, is the PHP Freaks forum community separate from the actual website? It seems that www.phpfreaks.com and the forums feel distinctly different, for one, the forums seem like the main focus and a lot cleaner than the main site. It would be a good idea to know which sort of theme to present on that page, from the current background, I would say the forums. The speech bubble with the "<?php" isn't such a bad idea for a profile picture and maybe the circular logo somewhere in the header space.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:14 AM

The forums and the main site are not separate, one is just a custom site that needs some love, the other is some forum software that again, needs some love.

Now, if only we had a lot of time on our hands.

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#8 Monkuar

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

Not to be rude, but twitter is a joke and the most worthless type of way to advertise a company. Maybe unless PHPFreaks had 20,000 more users online, sure. but now? I dont think it's worth it
I learn more on this site than I did in K-12 Grade...  (Barand Is a MYSQL King) I dont offer help to anyone anymore because I am the the person who needs help....

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#9 Jessica

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:10 PM

That is pretty rude. Twitter is a joke and worthless? 
I've gotten speedy customer service on twitter. I've bought products specifically because a company I follow sent out a coupon via twitter. I read blogs because they post their updates to twitter. Twitter effectively brings in viewers when you use it right. Not taking advantage of it because you think it's worthless is a joke. 

I could be biased because I met my husband via Twitter but... on the other hand you fed bleach or some shit to your cat. So...
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#10 Monkuar

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:29 AM

That is pretty rude. Twitter is a joke and worthless?
I've gotten speedy customer service on twitter. I've bought products specifically because a company I follow sent out a coupon via twitter. I read blogs because they post their updates to twitter. Twitter effectively brings in viewers when you use it right. Not taking advantage of it because you think it's worthless is a joke.

I could be biased because I met my husband via Twitter but... on the other hand you fed bleach or some shit to your cat. So...


My cat issues are irrelevant, lol :P (It was a mistake, you don't understand)


Anyways, yes that's great you met your husband on twitter and got some coupon codes, but the majority of developers/coders hate twitter with a passion. What's next a PHPFreaks FB group? Lol I mean comon

Twitter should only be used by LARGE companies or celebrities. Not indie small companies sites.

But, phpfreaks has grown into a larger site than 2-3 years ago, most likely because of the forum software upgrade, it makes it look very web 2.0 and fancy. But I just don't think having a twitter would do any help at all, just more work for the admin and what does the phpfreaks admin need to tweet? "Hey everyone, site will be down tomorrow 3-5pm/blah/blah", lol everyone would of checked/saw that on the forum announcements anyways.

just my 2 cents
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#11 trq

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 02:28 AM

No one said anything about trying to advertise some company Monkuar. I'm not sure you understand what your ranting on about.

But, phpfreaks has grown into a larger site than 2-3 years ago, most likely because of the forum software upgrade, it makes it look very web 2.0 and fancy.


Please, never mention web2.0 again. It is a myth.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

This Monkuar bloke is as weird as hell, but I don't think you'll really grow the site much by using Twitter unless you really put some effort in. If it's just trq pointing out everyone's mistakes every now and then it's not going to do much for you. Many will benefit from Twitter, but I don't see how a very established forum as this will do with just one or two tweets a day by whoever fancies it at the time.

If it's for the fun of it then go for it.

Btw. trq your framework site is shot to shit. Broken links everywhere. It's a right mess.

#13 Monkuar

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

No one said anything about trying to advertise some company Monkuar. I'm not sure you understand what your ranting on about.



Please, never mention web2.0 again. It is a myth.


Could careless if it's a myth, web 2.0 means fancy and this forum looks 100x better than the old phpfreaks board?

I'm not ranting, im stating fact, using twitter w/o a qualified/huge business is worthless. Don't know why you cant see that. Anyone using twitter for social media for "personal" reasons should be ashamed of themselves, that site is a joke, twitter is the new myspace, it's dying. I'd rather see ceo's and admin's use their own site for communication then some 3rd party site.



This Monkuar bloke is as weird as hell, but I don't think you'll really grow the site much by using Twitter unless you really put some effort in. If it's just trq pointing out everyone's mistakes every now and then it's not going to do much for you. Many will benefit from Twitter, but I don't see how a very established forum as this will do with just one or two tweets a day by whoever fancies it at the time.

If it's for the fun of it then go for it.

Btw. trq your framework site is shot to shit. Broken links everywhere. It's a right mess.


A bloke? Give me one reason why you as a consumer user would use twitter?

Only people that benefit from twitter is when they have hundreds of thousands of followers, kid you not, over 30% of them are bots anyways.

But please, move along and keep telling me why Twitter is so good, lols I havn't heard one argument, bunch of semantics.

Edited by Monkuar, 23 February 2013 - 12:17 PM.

I learn more on this site than I did in K-12 Grade...  (Barand Is a MYSQL King) I dont offer help to anyone anymore because I am the the person who needs help....

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#14 Jessica

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:40 PM

It's not our fault you're so bad at reading comprehension you can't understand the points that were made already.

I think it's hilarious how people think something they don't "get" is automatically a failure.
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#15 Philip

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

'Nough said on this topic. Closing.




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