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#1 Holden West

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 10:53 PM

Happy new year to all Vibrant Victorians! Looking forward to participating with you here in the forum in 2011.
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#2 Rob Randall

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 11:24 PM

VibrantVictoria’s 2010 year in review part I

By Robert Randall • Published on Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 was a busy year in the capital region and we here at VibrantVictoria tried to cover as much of the action as possible. Here are some of the highlights from the first six months of the year:

January
We started off the year with news of the delivery of the Johnson Street Bridge counter-petition. The controversial bridge replacement scheme would prove to be one of the hottest topics on VibrantVictoria’s discussion forum. A serious gas leak on the Point Ellice Bridge, was an event that served as a reminder of the vulnerability of our critical utilities infrastructure. There was optimism on Bear Mountain as word came that the on-hold Highlander condo might restart. The project remains stalled. Vibrant Victoria broke the story of a Downtown McDonald’s restaurant that tried to drive away loitering teens with a piercing sub-sonic whistle, later confirmed to be a Mosquito device.

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#3 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:06 AM

Vibrant Victoria’s year in review part II

By Robert Randall • Published on Thursday, January 6, 2011

July

As summer heated up, public parking was covered, as was private parking lots later in the year. There was development news from Fan Tan Alley, Herald Street and Harris Green. An old Vic West warehouse, a derelict motel and a former Burnside Road thrift store all got a new lease on life.


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#4 Mike K.

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Posted 21 January 2011 - 10:08 AM

Local media company releases global buildings map system
By Dylan Leblanc, VibrantVictoria.ca
http://vibrantvictor...ngs-map-system/

Skyscraper Source Media, a Victoria-based online media company and owner of VibrantVictoria.ca, has recently released a global buildings map system using Google Maps. The map system is freely available on the company’s flagship website, SkyscraperPage.com, and, while using Google Maps to display city and building information is nothing new on the internet, the particular way in which the maps are integrated with the global buildings database on SkyscraperPage is unique.

SkyscraperPage.com brands itself as a skyscraper enthusiast website, providing architecture and urbanism fans with an online community to share, research and discuss matters related to tall buildings. It is also used by real-estate and building industry professionals as an informative reference. The new buildings map system is an invaluable addition to the search and display capabilities of the website’s database of over 60,000 highrise buildings. [...] Read more.


And watch for a customized mapping system for Victoria's construction projects!

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#5 Rob Randall

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for the Welcome, big fan of Vibrant VIctoria, I've been watching this Blog for awhile as well as the Colwood thread.


I'm proud to say I'm responsible for having read into the Provincial Court record that VV is not a blog. I witnessed a traffic accident and posted pictures here on the forum. In court, the defense lawyer pulled out a printout of my original post here. I was asked if I posted it to the Vibrant Victoria blog and I replied yes, but that it was an Internet forum, not a blog. The judge was a bit confused and asked what the difference was and I said that generally, a blog is a personal journal while an Internet forum is more of a community bulletin board.

#6 renthefinn

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

^Glad you stated that, hearing forums called blogs is a pet peeve of mine.

#7 Nparker

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:19 PM

I have to admit I would most likely be able to make more sense if the page fit better on a mobile screen...


Glad to hear I am not the only one who finds accessing VV on a smart phone frustrating. Perhaps I am just dense, but is there a mobile version of this forum of which I am just not aware? I would be most grateful if there were. :bow:

#8 G-Man

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:36 AM

I have never done it on a phone but works very well on my 7 inch tablet.

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#9 D.L.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:37 AM

...is there a mobile version of this forum of which I am just not aware?

Not at this time. If it weren't for certain challenges with the vBulletin software used for the forum we probably would have installed a mobile version by now.

I actually browse the forum quite a bit on my iPhone (like right now) and find it quite easy for the most part.

#10 Nparker

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:00 AM

I guess I just don't like the tiny text that I am forced to manipulate to enlarge and then it doesn't format properly on the screen. As G-man said I am sure it's OK on a tablet, but the 4" screen of a phone is just too small.:(

#11 renthefinn

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:02 AM

Works great on my Nokia N9.

#12 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

Nparker, try viewing it in landscape mode. This gives you a wider view of the forum and also double-tap on the text to zoom in on the text a little more. I find doing these things helps quite a bit.

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#13 Nparker

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:33 PM

Nparker, try viewing it in landscape mode...


Yeah that is what I do, but it would still be SO much better if the application itself was "mobile ready".

#14 jklymak

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:44 PM

I've never used it, but isn't tapatalk supposed to be quite good? It does require the admins to set some things up, I think. No idea how hard that is.

#15 D.L.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:53 PM

We tried that, it was full of bugs.

As for vBulletin Mobile I have attempted multiple times to install it for another forum with only partial success. When I can get it to fully work I may install one for the VV forum.

#16 Mike K.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:52 AM

And Tapatalk requires each user to buy the app. We don't like that and would rather buy a license to give our visitors free access to a mobile app.

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#17 Mike K.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

We are pleased to announce VibrantVictoria's return to downtown Victoria after two years of operations in Saanich.

Skyscraper Source Media (SSM) has signed a lease for office space on Broad Street and will be vacating its Saanich premises on Enterprise Crescent by the end of February. The company operates the websites VibrantVictoria.ca and SkyscraperPage.com, the latter being a global resource for skyscraper enthusiasts and professionals. SSM also handles commercial image licensing of skyscraper diagram illustrations and the distribution of skyscraper poster products from its south Island office to clients from across the world operating in a variety of industries.
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#18 dasmo

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 10:58 AM

Hey Mike, Congrats on the new office space! Just walked by and saw the logo on the window. Nice branding too by the way. I've always been impressed with the niche you developed with SkyscraperPage and love the illustrations!  


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#19 Mike K.

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:32 PM

Hey right on, thanks dasmo :)

 

SkyscraperPage is Dylan's brainchild :) I joined Dylan (was it 8 years ago now -- whoa??) to turn the resource into a self-sufficient business. It was back in 1997 that Dylan first brought the idea of a skyscraper diagram forward and a couple of years later the diagram system was born.


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#20 Danma

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Posted 24 November 2014 - 03:25 PM

Before I moved to Victoria and joined VV I was a longtime member of SSP Calgary. I knew there was a connection between the two but now it's quite clear :) Awesome stuff!


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