My Notepad was my first true collaboration project. It was a general discussion forum, originally hosted by ProBoards for two years before being moved to its own domain and starting afresh with the MyBB forum software.

As a forum with a generalized structure, over its five-year run, it accumulated a total of 138 members, 1,044 threads, and 36,887 posts.

My Notepad was taken offline during the winter of 2013.

Through this project, I made many friends, but there's one in particular that I'd like to mention; Mark. He was the owner of this project, and the very first person that I became friends with online. We're still friends to this day, and .

My Responsibilities

  • I moderated content posted by other users to ensure it complied with the rules of the forum;
  • I issued warnings and/or bans to users that were found to have broken these rules;
  • I designed default avatars for user profiles;
  • I designed theme elements (e.g., BBCode icons and emoticons);
  • I helped identify and resolve any theme-related complications;
  • I archived threads that were no longer required;
  • I helped approve/deny affiliation requests;
  • I ensured the forum software was kept up to date (MyBB).

  • A general discussion forum;
  • Dedicated sections for computer-related queries;
  • An affiliation program;
  • A friendly community;
  • Friendly and approachable staff members;
  • Relaxed rules.
Project Name My Notepad
URL No longer online

Please and I'll happily provide the URL(s) that were used for this project in the past.

  • Sunday, March 23, 2008 (ProBoards)
  • Sunday, March 7, 2010 (MyBB)
  • Sunday, March 23, 2008 (ProBoards)
  • Sunday, March 7, 2010 (MyBB)
Last Updated
  • Wednesday, July 28, 2010 (ProBoards)
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (MyBB)
Status End of life
Version 3.00
  • Administrator
  • Moderator
  • Web designer
  • Web developer
  • CSS(3)
  • HTML(5)
  • JavaScript
  • PHP (MyBB)
  • MyBB (2010 – 2013)
  • ProBoards (2008 – 2010)
  • Dedicated mobile version (MyBB)

Compatibility was specifically tested in the three most popular Web browsers at the time, and a MyBB plugin was used to serve a dedicated mobile version of the forum for a more enjoyable experience on devices with smaller viewports.

Web Browsers
  • Google Chrome 1+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.5+
Display Resolution 240 × 320 and above1 (see note)
JavaScript Essential
  • MyBB user system
  • ProBoards user system
Offline Data No
  • 1 Devices with viewport resolutions below 1,024 pixels in width would be served the dedicated mobile theme.

As of March 2013, My Notepad has since been discontinued.