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Postby nadir » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:18 am

I got to say: it is a bit above me (late at night, but still).
So:
What do you think?
If you say: no way, i might save myself the trouble to click further through the control panel.
If you say: we might go that route, i need "moderators" "admins". Perhaps even users.

thanks for a hint.
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Re: this forum?

Postby meandean » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:27 am

I fear the ads and popups might be a bit of a turn-off for some people.

If you are willing to be the admin and recruit some others to be admin/mods then I might be able to come up with something better than this forum. But if I can't come up with anything better then this works for me.

I am not sure how I feel about linking to these forums from the main refracta page but will post a message at the top of the message board about them.

I personally do not want anything to do with mod or admin powers. I can't stop fiddling....

Let me take a look at a few things and see what I can come up with...
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Re: this forum?

Postby nadir » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:30 am

Ok, thanks.
I made you admin for ease of use (like said: it is above me).
What i understand you don't want that at all. Let me know and i will (try to) remove that.

No need to link from the main page right now. First it needs to work at all.
I kinda like the message-board, btw.

I don't get ads or popups, not sure what you mean.

I tried to take the "picture" (favicon? anyway: the R) from the refracta site, but could not download it.
If you got anything, please send it. The baby is a nice fun-thing, but a bit strange for the long run.
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Re: this forum?

Postby meandean » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:49 am

Sorry I didn't explain well. There are no popups and ads yet but it will be in the future....just like the antix forums.....


Can you download backups of these forums? If so then that might be a good reason to use these since if anything happens we will at least have a backup that we can try to reuse somewhere else.


What do you think of sourceforge?
like the xfe forum http://sourceforge.net/projects/xfe/forums


The problem with any of these is that it is off-site and if anything happens then they are gone and that is that.
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Re: this forum?

Postby meandean » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:53 am

nevermind me...

It is up entirely up to you to decide on the forums. Whatever you decide on I will post a sticky at the top of the message board telling about them and providing a link.

So it is up to you...you are doing the work so you choose....
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Re: this forum?

Postby meandean » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:03 am

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Re: this forum?

Postby nadir » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:10 am

meandean wrote:nevermind me...

It is up entirely up to you to decide on the forums. Whatever you decide on I will post a sticky at the top of the message board telling about them and providing a link.

So it is up to you...you are doing the work so you choose....

Not exactly. We might go any route.
(cause _i_ prefer forums does not mean i am not able to get used to other forms).
I am the contrary of a perfectionist, so i am not sure if i am the right person (in this case).
I am happy as long the house does not burn down.

So:
a) i looked at sourceforge, and it looks a bit more professional, but also more difficult.
Might still be an idea.

b) The admin control panel is above me. This will be chaos, at least for a while
(or i need to find someone or some people who are happy with administrating, and i need to be able to give them access).

c) I searched for backup, but it does not seem to exist. What i might do is try to store it with something like wget ( i can easily store 80GB, so for a while we should be safe).

Did you delete yourself from being admin?

Ok, lets see how we go on. The message board is fine for me.
If we go on here i will tell others about it and try to find an admin/moderator/comedian.
Or you propose one. I don't care who, as long it is not me :-).
(btw: the new layout looks very good:
http://www.ibiblio.org/refracta/ )

you are right: administering it is not exactly what i call fun.
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Re: this forum?

Postby nadir » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:15 am

backups are mentioned here:
http://kb.freeforums.org/questions/17/W ... Hosting%3F
and here:
http://kb.freeforums.org/questions/29/H ... um+data%3F
when searching for backups in the knowledge-database.
So it seems to be possible.

I missed the R. Thanks.
I like the baby too. As it is about Refracta, let me know what you want
(the baby might give an unserious first impression)
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Re: this forum?

Postby meandean » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:46 am

probably best to drop the baby...the R is boring but works....

didnt delete myself....you must of screwed that one up yourself

yea sourceforge looks nice and professional but I worry it will be a lot of aggravation but it might also be useful to distribute ISOs also....maybe I can talk fsmithred into looking into it...

you are the boss, you find the admins/mods

time to learn
http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/phpbb3/
http://www.phpbb.com/support/tutorials/3.0/
not sure if all that applies considering the host but it may help

something I found helpful was to setup a separate area with some forums in it and then create a couple fake users to play with in that area...
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Re: this forum?

Postby nadir » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:49 am

k.
I will drop the baby.
For ease of use i will try to make you admin. In case you start to get the feeling you waste your time you may be disabled. But for fast changes it seems easy. imho.
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