Just a quick update on what has been going on recently, I have called this a newsletter, but I won't be mailing it out - it just seemed like a good thing to call it, as I am just gonna offload a whole loads of exciting (?) stuff. Promotion We lost the info on how to help promote OSNN in various places, if you are so inclined. There is no real reason to use it here on OSNN, as we have the headlines at the top already!! You can use the following images! (in either vbcode or of course html) http://www.osnn.net/images/banner/banner_468x60_var1.jpg http://www.osnn.net/images/banner/banner_468x60_var2.jpg http://www.osnn.net/images/banner/banner_468x60_var3.jpg http://www.osnn.net/images/banner/banner_468x60_var4.jpg Reviews Well that title could mean two things, firstly we will start our reviews going again soon now that the site is starting to settle down a little bit. I will be figuring out how to review my graphics card when it is actually available and I know Sazar might have a few things lined up for us, so if you want to try and review something, feel free to ask me for advice and of course, I will be more than happy to add it to our reviews section, hopefully. The other kind of reviews are of the site over on Alexa: http://partner.alexa.com/amzn/redirect_to_detail?url=http://www.osnn.net/ Would of course appreciate your feedback (and 5 star rating? ), try not to submit multiple reviews. I know it doesn't actually go towards anything, but it makes me feel better! Microsoft Listing Having had NTFS.org and XP-erience.org listed previously (and oddly deleted due to lack of existence), OSNN has now been added to Microsoft's list of Expert Zone related sites. Excellent news and I hope we can continue you to help the ever increasing number of users that need our help. http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/related/default.mspx Adverts Been doing a bit of work with our current Burst advertisers to get rid of these "default" adverts, that is those that say Ad Desktop, advertise with is we are great and take this survey... they were driving me mad. Rather like Smokey's trail blaze, but its a start. I also got stuck into a contract for something called Intellitext - these ads will double understrike selected text and make these keywords act as adverts themselves. I haven't actually seen these in action myself (they will only be seen in category indexes in Orbitz on the frontpage), but as I know the layout and code of the frontpage pretty well by now I have seen that it is causing a small layout glitch (invisible to the unbothered eye), these are not obtrusive adverts tho, so I hope they work out for us well. By obtrusive adverts of course, I mean interstituals, pop-ups and pop-unders, OSNN will never willingly have these kind of adverts or clickthroughs so if you see any let me know where you saw it, what it was advertising and I will look into the matter. Of course the adverts our necessary to keep us running, I am in the red at the moment, but as soon as we get a little money from this I have my eye on two new servers which we will take our time setting up, won't quite be so rushed this time around. Well not so much but of course I will be eager to see these beasties in action - will hopefully be sometime before the end of the year, but lets see how things go. Legacy My little pet name for the project that involves reintroducing all the old threads back into their relevent section on the forums as well as some other stuff that has yet to happen. It is going really really well and it is good to see that so many of our members are helping us out. From an original number of posts exceeding 369,000 we are down to under 99,000. Of course we are always looking for more people to help, so if you are bored and want to try a different kind of community therapy send me a message and I will do my best to get you added as a "Legacy Moderator". I haven't decided on what thanks there will be, but of course you will have my eternal appreciation.