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    A suggestion, move the LOGIN to the very first page that appears, somewhere above the photo of the Techsters celebrating 18-0.

    As it is now, you have to click on a specific message board, go to LOGIN, then back to the boards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg80
    A suggestion, move the LOGIN to the very first page that appears, somewhere above the photo of the Techsters celebrating 18-0.

    As it is now, you have to click on a specific message board, go to LOGIN, then back to the boards.
    Let me try to answer that. First, if you click "Always Log Me In" and have your firewall or IE options set to accepts cookies, you shouldn't have to log in every time you come to the site. It will do it automatically.

    On the front end log in. We've talked about that and with the current structure of this site, there's more to that than just cutting and pasting. LA_TECH_MERC may be able to explain this better than I, but the message board portion of this site runs off of php which is a programming language for web sites. All the data for the site is kept in a MySQL database and php basically calls that data, manipulates it, and displays it. The actual display is done through CSS which is similiar to html but is a more powerful and adaptable.

    The front end of the site is pure html. In order to put the login up front, we would have to write and include the code to interface the html pages with the php message board. Although you can do it, it is a little cumbersome.

    Now I'll give you a little "heads up". We're working on completely redoing the front end of the site, and maybe the message board as well. We will be installing a "Portal" for the front end. That portal will have login right there and the message board will be embedded in it. There are a lot of other feature as part of the portal that I won't go into, but all of you will be able to submit articles to be posted on the front, rate the articles, comment on them, surveys on the front end, downloads, any much, much more.

    We have the base portal running but need to get the graphics for BB&B put in as well as install the "mods" that we have made to the message board so that the message board functions the same as now.

    We're working on all this, but time is limited for most of us right now. Our basic timeline is to have it installed and running by the end of the summer.

    TDF (Chris)

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    Sounds exciting! Thanks for all your hard works Admins!

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    That's essentially what we have running as well. We utilize cookies to validate who you are. The actual forums for our page are stored in a DB. The program we use is called VBulletin (Jelsoft Enterprises, http://www.vbulletin.com/features/). Actually, that webpage has all the info on how it works. VERY reliable program.

    Everything else on our page is created from scratch by our HTML pro (also a member of LA_MERC).

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