[geeklog-devel] An observation as a semi-developer/user

Dirk Haun dirk at haun-online.de
Sat Feb 22 09:47:31 EST 2003

Tony Bibbs <tony at tonybibbs.com> wrote:

>Dirk,  either you don't have an opinion on this or you do and have been 
>quiet.  Any thoughts before we get too far down the road?

I do have an opinion and it's "Let's do it".

Since I installed the forum on geeklog.info, people have been starting to
post most of the support requests there. So they do accept it (but see below).

The forum may need some work, though, to catch up with the problems we've
been having with Geeklog in the past. For example, words in curly
brackets like {site_url} currently vanish from forum posts. Also, we may
hit the problem with single quotes causing SQL errors on geeklog.net (I
don't know if we do, but if we do, it renders the forum pretty much
useless). This is already causing some gripes on geeklog.info ...

>I gaurantee once we try to roll this 
>out we will have users posting things that belong in the forums to the 
>story submission queue.

Yep. Over on the www.macosx-faq.de, people keep posting questions to the
Geeklog site even though I added big fat "please post questions to the
forums" hints all over the place. I think Rob has the same problem on

>I have ideas on how to do this that require 
>little change to the core GL stuff...

It shouldn't be too hard to write a plugin that posts story submissions
to the forums. I did something similar for the YaBB forum that I run
alongside the MacOS X FAQ (the main problem there is that you have two
separate user bases - that should be much easier with Geeklog's
integrated forum).

bye, Dirk


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