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GUD has forums...

but I spent all day integrating them and have nothing to say (except some news about a halloween contest I need to get up ASAP... but I need another pair of eyes on that before I post).

If anyone felt like contributing some discussion, I'd really appreciate it. :)

GUD Magazine -- click on the new 'forums' link (replaced 'statistics', which were linked from about and submissions, anyway)

Integrating phpbb was ... interesting. It's built to integrate into other systems pretty well at this point (as of v3), where you just write a small authentication module and everything works magically... but it took some real work to get the forum inside of my GUD shell... and some of it took some handwaving. For instance, the menus that appear based on your GUD permissions... are covered up with phpbb3 logo and suchnot, because the template system is not quite so simply integrateable... it's possible, just not something I could do in a day. Anyway. Pretty proud of myself regardless. :)

This was arguably work for HB as well as we've been asked to integrate forums before and I was skeptical as to how easy it might be. This gave me a much better idea of what it would really take, and where the problem areas would be (so what to tell clients to avoid wanting ;) ).

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neutronjockey
Oct. 29th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
Oh...that's very gud of you!
Heh.
Get it..
Gu--oh, nevermind.

Your patience with phpbb must be greater than mine --- then again I haven't checked out recent builds. I'm admittedly turning into a WP junkie...just revamped another site, tore it down, rebuilt it in WP. It's just slicker (for dummies, and that I am).
kaolinfire
Oct. 30th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
:heh: What I stumble on is when I go into a bookstore and I tell them I'm with "good" Magazine ... and have to backtrack/correct myself, not Good Magazine, G.U.D. Magazine... Ah, hindsight...

I hate WP, but not _too_ much. Then again, I find PHPBB one of the "least of evils" with a lot of funky contextual hand-waving. But it has a _lot_ of functionality. Patience... hard to say. It comes and goes, perhaps, and I just have to harness it while it's waxing.
blueblindbee
Oct. 29th, 2008 11:10 am (UTC)
:D
Wow, Kaolin, nice job!

Needless to say, I've already prettied up my account and posted a few things to help get it started. :) I really do hope the forum gets used!!
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