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  • Profile photo of Gmork

    In the eloquent way our beloved FDO says it…Damn your eyes!!

    ~~~ mwhuahahahahaha … so it’s, you know, coming along ~~~~~~~

    Profile photo of J.P.

    Not only do you get to enjoy psote in the forum, but psote crackers make a great treat! (Hey sis, you got some hot compuper skills…) I’m going to start calling you Rachel… (grin)

    – “I don’t have time for a grudge match with every poser in a parka.” -Dr. Horrible

    Profile photo of J.P.

    since you called me out… duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaahhhhhhhhhhuuuuuuuuuuu. (Drool.)

    – “I don’t have time for a grudge match with every poser in a parka.” -Dr. Horrible

    Profile photo of Shirley Bruce

    admit it.  Your a techtard just like me!!!!!!  Admitting it is the first step!!!!!!

    "Even crazy people sometimes base their fiction on an ounce of truth" -S. Sigler

    Profile photo of Shirley Bruce

    I got lost somewhere around integration and authentication. I’m going back to Mommy’s Hubby where I can understand what’s going on!!!!

    "Even crazy people sometimes base their fiction on an ounce of truth" -S. Sigler

    Profile photo of jannypie

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    Profile photo of Paul Rogalinski

    since we need to use the same user database in order to provide a signle point of account setup you will not be able to use any external services.

    How it ususally works:

    • a forum software is installed on the same machine (my serve in that case) which runs the portal 
    • a template / skin is being created for the forum software mimicing the look and feel of the portal site (including navigatio)
    • content gets migrated, either by using provided scripts by the forum itself, or by getting one hands dirty with custom scripts and sql statements
    • a plugin needs to be installed (and even maybe developed) for the forum software in order to use the portal’s user database for authentication

    Sure, one could use an external forum space provider, there are plenty of these out there – but this is not how we would like to run things over here.

    Profile photo of jannypie

     You will need to integrate it into the site look and feel, authentication system, perhaps mail notification system and migrate existing content into the new setup.

    Thinking about this- would you want it incorporated with this site itself, or perhaps only linked to a separate forum service that was skinned to look and feel like this site?

    Transferring all this content and existing memberships to new servers of course would be tough. Hmm.  

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    Profile photo of jannypie

    that did help a bit

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    Profile photo of Gmork

    first, welcome to the newbies!

    second,  what might help a bit in tracking down the threads you’re interested in, is in the Navigation box on the right margin, click on My Account and then on the Track tab.  That allows you to access the threads you’ve psoted to and see which ones have new responses.

    Hopefully that helps a bit. 

    ~~~ mwhuahahahahaha … so it’s, you know, coming along ~~~~~~~

    Profile photo of jannypie

    the forum is a little hard to use, for myself as a newbie, and i have a decent amount of forum-using skilzz. it appears that you can reply at any point in the thread, making it difficult to follow the train of thought.

    drupal- understood about what it takes to run one of these though, i know from experience. is there some sort of "how to be a primo sigler addict and use these forums" guide on here?

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    Profile photo of J.P.

    it’s still pretty good. BTW, NINman, one of your N’s is backwards… (or isn’t). Can’t you straighten that out?

    – “I don’t have time for a grudge match with every poser in a parka.” -Dr. Horrible

    Profile photo of Paul Rogalinski

    The software behind this very site is called drupal. It provides all the fancy features you would expect from a community portal. This also means, that by providing so many features the programmers cannot invest as much time into the forum-part as the developers of full-blown forums can do.

    So yes, there are some drawbacks regarding the functionality. Whenever my time allows it, i dedicate some energy for this site and try to let things run smoothly. Integrating a 3rd party forum software such as SMF or Invision Board is not an impossible task, but currently I don’t have time for this. It is not about installing the forum software only. You will need to integrate it into the site look and feel, authentication system, perhaps mail notification system and migrate existing content into the new setup.

    If anyone is techy enough to help me out with this task (MySQL, PHP and Linux skills will be required) – you are more than welcome!

    Cheers!

    Paul.

    Profile photo of Brad Green

    I am just wondering if I am the only one out there that isn’t fond of the software that is running the forums. I very well could be a big tech tard and just not know where to look to find the following features. One of the reasons I find myself not visiting the forums as much as I like is that I am unable to just click and view all unread messages, and another to mark all messages read. I think that would allow me to skim the topics faster then having to check each forum individually.

    Don’t get me wrong I love the FDOL and the layout, but I just miss these little features.

    Guess I just needed to vent a little.

    B-Rad

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