What to place in sidebar?

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oriolesprospects
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What to place in sidebar?

Post by oriolesprospects » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:55 am

I have a sidebar on my forum but what are some good things to place in it?

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Re: What to place in sidebar?

Post by darthmaul » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:14 am

Site stats, or Polls. Maybe some news?
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Re: What to place in sidebar?

Post by craiga » Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:25 pm

I place an RSS news feed from various football sites

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Re: What to place in sidebar?

Post by Brandon05 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:59 am

There are a variety of things you could add to your sidebar. If I had my own forum with a sidebar, these are some things I would add to it.
  1. RSS Feed
  2. Latest Posts/Threads
  3. Image Links to Social Networking Sites (Facebook/Twitter)
  4. Quick Search Bar
  5. General Links (Board Rules/Announcements/etc)
  6. Maybe a HTML/Java powered Clock that shows time custom for each users timezone
There are so many more things you can do. Just be creative!

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Re: What to place in sidebar?

Post by sofico » Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:31 pm

What about G-adsense? Place the adds there and you'll get some income to maintain your forum.

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Re: What to place in sidebar?

Post by Jan Christensen » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:41 pm

You could also place shortcut links to the pages in the user control panel, in sidebar templates this seems to be popular. :)
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Re: What to place in sidebar?

Post by oriolesprospects » Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:43 am

craiga wrote:I place an RSS news feed from various football sites
How do you do this?

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