- Besides the new look and feel, we've added a host of new products and services.
- Web based email - FYI, you can also connect to this email account with a mail client if you are so inclined. See the help section for more details.
- Individual member profiles
- 10 MB of personal web space for all members.
- We've done complete overhauls on the News, Discourse and Help sections.
- My Account Section for updating your account information, uploading your personal web space, and even changing your password.
- A Comprehensive member's database
- Multiple search engines
- The BowieNet Point system
- The "Official" David Bowie Message Boards
- The all new Karma rating system for all postings.
- The new ultra-slick sitemap.
- and Much More!!
Sound good; just wait till you hear the sonification of the site.
BowieNet v.2 comes complete with a hand crafted musical score utilizing the musical talents of Chris Haskett and audio technology from Beatnik.
So what is Karma you ask?
If you like a particular posting, press the [+] once. If you don't like the post, press the [-] once. If you feel the absolute need, you can affect the Karma rating of each post by a total of 3 points in either direction, but 3 is the individual limit. As a community, there are no limits! What does this all really mean? It means now you can know what others think about individual items on the site in real time based on it?s Karma. It?s all about real time communication! It?s about time, huh!
New auto posting capabilities throughout the site will allow instant gratification for sharing your words, sound and vision with the rest of the BowieNet community. We do have to pass it through the web team before postings in the gallery go up, but it will now be a 24 hour turn around time rather that a monthe (or longer - shame on you Tina).
The Internet is all about communication, and v.2 now brings you new tools to enhance your BowieNet experience. Want to chat, present your viewpoint for public commentary, change your password, speak your mind on today's news, ask David a question, let the community know what you think of your fellow members poetry - do it all with v.2
And that's just the beginning. In the next few months, we will be rolling out a completely new Bowie section with new features and functionality, instant messaging, the Bowie Music laboratory and more. As always, you can be instrumental in designing and developing the next 2 phases.
Let us know what you want on our new message boards, and we will put the communities vision into virtual reality!
Welcome to BowieNet v.2
BowieNet v.2 now includes the following: