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So I was talking to a friend and one of my fellow RPers Anon administrators and neither of us are very happy with the Social networking softwares that we have found to change RPers Anon over to the new software that we find fills the needs and dreams we want to make for it. We already switched to Dolphin which is alright but it certainly is just "too much" and not very intuitive. There are far too many dependent modules and it is far too expensive to get the features that we want. So we've been looking into other means of getting the results that we want. We've tried Elgg, which looks like the most promising but the support in the community is lacking as well as the basic functionality that we want for the site. She's tried Drupal (the bane of my existence) I've looked at other softwares and they are either expensive or ugly to even look at let alone consider skinning. Now that leads to the reason why I'm even blogging at the moment, I WANT WHAT IS IN MY BRAIN TO JUST APPEAR. I Want the code to just appear from my head, perfectly formatted, and give me what I want. I'm nowhere near coding savvy enough to make something that is secure and nice. (I've tried and it was a very poor attempt back then, let alone looking back on it now). I really want something not too elaborate or needy. I mean the basic things that we want is: Members Messaging Friends Groups Fan Pages Statuses of some sort Notifications An update of what the person is doing around the site Discussions (preferably just in Groups I don't think I need a general forum anymore at all) Site Directory (Which might be integrated into the Fan Pages) Profile Comments Liking things on profiles and in groups (to go into what the person is doing on the site) A Default Portal page that has this information laid out in a nice fashion. Now looking at the list I feel like it's a lot of stuff (especially since I have a feeling it's not the entire list) but there are things that irritate me and I want something that my members can really connect with for RP. I don't want a basic forum. I want an honest to god, made for RPers, by RPers Social Network but I can't afford to buy someone to code something for me. Maybe if someone loves me enough they will be inclined to help me out. I'm not a complete coding dunce but I'm a poor mum. Maybe I can exchange awesome Morrness (posts and IMs and Tweets and general time spent) for some intense coding help or even some development help. Wishful thinking I'm sure...
So i look through my spam, for this site for two reasons. the first to make sure that a valid comment isn't sitting in the recesses of comment hell. The second reason is because the damn things are so funny. "You have such a great forum. My name is blah blah blah" or even better, I think the best one I saw in a while, "I tend to agree with the posts on this blog, but in this case I ought to say that I do not agree with this." That one still makes me laugh after I've read it. That one is extra funny because it is an opinionated comment on a non-objective subject. The post was Not so interesting day which, for those that don't want to go back and read it, was an entry about how the story I am trying to take off the hands of my brother is going to be difficult for me. I mean really? How does that warrant a comment of: "I tend to agree with the posts on this blog, but in this case I ought to say that I do not agree with this." It's like it's saying. "I agree with your opinions but this not opinion is not agreeable." Or even better. "You're WRONG! This is going to be easy as cake for you, you stupid whore!" Spam and it's entertainment value. In other news! I have joined a few more forums and am trying to stay active on them but I also got a few members on my site and got quite a few posts done today. I hit over 100 posts on my own forum. I believe my threats of elephant genocide is working. Remember... Join Wootflakes or the Elephant gets it!! On the news of wootflakes! I have posted my fourth ever comic today! Yay for staying steady. Go check it out. Tell me what you think! On top of that I added a Wootflakes fan page! Become a fan of Wootflakes and it's kidney failing goodness! Do it or the baby elephants die. Don't kill any more baby elephants. What else got done today? Nothing. I watched Xena. Tried to to die with headachishness and children running around like mad. I did do my Yoga again today and actually should go to bed so I have time to go to do Yoga before I take my daughter to her socialization. I don't know if I should even bother but I guess a few minutes is better then no minutes with her friends right? I', still frustrated over the vaccination thing. I kind of wish I can feign refusal and that I didn't want her to get it and then she can go. Wishful thinking. We'll see. Well goodnight! Hope you're having a good day! ^_^
Gah! I'm having naughty thoughts about not posting a blog tonight. I've been bad enough barely even posting a blog the past few days for lack of motivation (meaning I've been tired and not willing enough to push out a better post then what I did) and so I've been naughty. This is my outlet to try and keep me a little more sane then I normally am and to just have a place to vent a little. So today's adventures. My mum kept pushing and poking until I went to church with her. FAIL! I mean I am not an atheist by the furthest stretch of the imagination but I'm also not Mormon anymore, I haven't been for almost a decade. Come to think of it I find that a lot of changes in my life happened when I was 17 because that was when I also lost faith in the Mormon church. Now my mum's Mormon, which is good and well, they have been really awesome in helping her out in this hard time, but I'm not anymore. SO! I went to church with her today and I hated it, as I knew I would. It's boring and short of learning more ammunition for why I am not Christian any longer I don't learn anything of value. I only let my kids go because it's like a free play group. <_< I know... I'm bad. What else? Nothing really. Today has been a rather boring day. It was mostly because over half of it was wasted on the waste winds of Waste Church. Bleh. It sucks. I think I got one Smiley done today and the rest of the time I've been a little nostalgic and missing my old site but whatever. If they'd rather ban me then pretty much say, "Listen Bitch, do what we say or else" then that's their perogative. I really didn't even realize I had done anything wrong until the ban message. How sad is that? C'est La Vie I guess. Doesn't make it any better or me any happier that my friends from there don't talk to me so much or that I got mad at some of them and told them I didn't want to talk to them anymore. T_T Whatever. I am past it and onto better things I hope. I know it's for the better because I'm not consumed by the site like I used to be. I still miss the people though. I did talk to Sparky a bit today but she seemed distracted so I left her alone and Arkasel always seems distracted and I don't think Neph cares to talk to me at all anymore. Whatever I guess. ON A BETTER NOTE! I think I have a majority of my webcomic for this week planned out. I haven't started working on it yet but I have considered what I am doing. It will be NEXT weeks webcomic that I will have to be worried about. Remember that wit and comedy that I told you that I don't have? Well I really don't have it and once I play out this weeks comic then I think I will be tapped dry. My brother suggested an idea but I am unsure if I want to use it right away, we will see, I might. It's corny but funny and probably worth it just for the "facepalm lol" factor. We'll see. I NEED MORE MEMBERS! Go to WOOTFLAKES and join. It doesn't matter who you are, if you want to make me to smile and keep writing comics then you should come and talk to me on my forum! Alright.... You don't have to but you would certainly make me feel warm and fuzzy if you joined and helped me get the commiunity started off by posting in topics starting some, making suggestions. All that awesome forum stuff. ^_^ Alright. I think that's it for the night. I'm going to probably shut down my depressing computer and watch Dr Who (which will probably just depress me further, BAARROOOWMAN!!! *shakes fist*) <3333 you all and Hope you are having a good day!
I don't think I got much of anything done today. Nothing particularly talk worthy at least. Via sites I fixed a skin issue on Wootflakes and began work on forum and topic markers... OH! I also adequately changed a header elements to appear nicer looking then before. It's much prettier now. Tomorrow I will continue work on my forum/topic markers before I delve into the UCP, Profile, Blogs and the Gallery to make it look prettier. Most of those are just CSS edits that I know of, and mostly just color edits at that. I do have a few mods that I want to install, most of them to do with adding a little knick, knack here and there, like profile stats. I haven't decided for sure if I want them though so I'm still looking. I think it would really help if more screenshots were provided, or in most cases, bigger screenshots. Earlier I had an epiphany about IPB and them having a page in the ACP with all of the default style elements on one page to make it easy for a novice admin, like myself, figure out what has been changed and what still needs to be changed via CSS. Then I considered it for a few more minutes and realized how terribly awful that would be to compile and scraped the thought. I also just had an epiphany on how to properly fix my Wootflakes layout. It involves changing a few image sizes and this will be good but a bit of work for me tomorrow. Just need to remind myself to align the image with the left of the box. It will all make sense when I have it all figured out. Next thing of note for the day? I watched Inglorious Basterds and was supremely disappointed. I don't know why I was disappointed... I mean there were good laughs and good parts but I don't know, it just felt weird. Maybe it was because I didn't recognize Tarantino as any of the characters and I've come to expect that? Or it was late in the evening and I didn't expect to have to read so much? Whatever the case is, I didn't like it very much except for the good actors parts and the few good laughs. Do I suggest it? Not really. Okay, I think my brain just melted in my head. It's really late and I ought to stop typing to the people of the world and off myself to bed. Goodnight everyone. Hope you are having a good day! ^_^