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    Edugeek. The future.

    Don't panic we are not going anywhere. Russ has brought it to my attention that Dragonflycms is now dead in the water, or so it feels, with no major releases in over a year and no patches\updates since February. Their site is giving nothing away and the forums are shut. It does not look good.
    To this end I have decided that we should rebuild EduGeek in a way that suites us. This will be done once we have a dedicated server (in the new year, once the sponsorship money arrives), and I reckon we should assemble a team of our members to do it.
    Mambo Or Joomla are my current favorite starting points with a Beehive forum. If there are any volunteers who wish to put forwards their talents on this or if there are features you would like to see then please let us (well, Russ) know.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    I noticed Dragonfly seemed dead as the last posts were dated 2005, so am now looking seriously at e107. It seems to be one of the strongest on the block at the moment, with the exception of Joomla and phpnuke. I believe Mambo is merging with another cms which is causing a few problems - I don't know much about that.

    e107 is very similar to Dragonfly though from what I can see although the documentation is a little sparse in some areas it is quick and easy to administer.

    Let know what you may need my knowledge is very limited at the mo but happy to lend a hand if I can.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Happy to help in any way I can guys, its a great site and must stay here!

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Why have I never seen e107? Very nice. Thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    In a way our dear forum is similar to what my independant ISPs forums like:
    www.freedom2support.net maybe worth looking at that for inspirations? Its Vbulletin based with a CMS system and some other bits on it

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    I use E107 on two sites and the latest version (released last week) is a big improvement, it seems to be fairly well supported through their forums.

    It may not be for everyone but it can't hurt to try a local install and see what you think.

    alan-d is right the documentation is a little sparce at times but there is plenty on help from the comunity.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Though not new to website design, I am new to Joomla, but since around July have been developing two school websites using it. There are people on here much more experienced then me using this CMS, but i'd be willing to help if you needed it.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    I'm willing to help with some of my coding expertise but I guess it's worth pointing out that I'm based primarily around phpBB2 at the moment.

    Got code hacks I've written for calendars, download managers and a links/address directory all at www.snailsource.com if they might be useful..

    Question you need to ask yourself though is how much you want to base things around a CMS..

    For what it's worth though I'd avoid phpnuke as the history has been less than stunning security wise.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Happy to help out with maintaining/moderating or whatever I can.

    Ben

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    As I've explained to the mods already. The new forum will be Beehive. You can have a good look at it in action at www.tehforum.co.uk It has many benifts, mainly that all topics and recent posts can be viewed at the same time as posting yourself. In a forum such as ours where there are hundreds of posts per day it is great for keeping track of things.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Oh, and I know the developers.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Sounds good - that's my main gripe (I miss stuff)

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Please keep phpBB2! :cry:

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Please keep phpBB2! :cry:
    Sorry, one of the major gripes I get in my PMs and feedback emails is that phpBB does not give out enough info from the interface. For teachers it becomes a nightmare just looking for a recent post. Beehive overcomes this restriction.

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    Re: Edugeek. The future.

    Personally I have no problems with the "View posts since last visit" link - unread posts are orange and so on ...... what other info from the interface are you referring to?

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