OK first posting ...I think that having had a look at the forum software that is already on this site and am pleasantly surprised that it contains most of the technical stuff that we need for the long anticipated COMMUNITY section.
Why didn't we realise this before? ...because the forum is tucked away in a 'teccy sub world' of the site >>>
OK the design needs refreshing with bigger buttons and a more Web 2.0 style BUT this SMF forum software has already got profiles, private messaging, block lists, emailing notification of topics, etc.
We can/should tweak/add to this rather than going for a complete shift to BOONEX platform. We can
1. Change forum profile ...so it asks questions about dancing, etc. i.e. is more 'dancey' and less less 'teccy/forumy' 2. Make registration/login embedded on frontpage of site ...not just tucked away in this forum 'sub-world' ...so EVERYONE registers 3. Integrate the revamped forum members profiles with the ClubNights whereby people can 'Tag' clubnights and lookup/message other people who frequent such clubnights.
Hi ...My name's Andy ...I'm working with Leigh, Paul, John, Malcolm and Richard (yes ...we do need some female representation in the team!) on the new site design. It is still very much 'Work in Progress' at this stage.
We have loads of new features planned that will be coming online in the next couple of months.
This topic is open to everyone - please do give us your ideas and feedback ...but the six of us will be using it as a design Whitebaord as well ...so there may be lots of technical posts/bugfixes as well.
The next stage we are currently working on is redesigned PROFILE PAGE for each club night. Should be online in a week ..after this we'll be emailing ALL clubs/teachers and getting the listings 100% accurate.
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