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Winterworks
26 Jan 2009, 16:24
I was thinking about coding my own board software, and I was wondering what you guys like more for administrators...


AdminCP - Like on vbulletin. You login to the AdminCP to edit everything and anything.
Text Links - Say beside a forum category, for administrators only, it'll display a link saying, example using this section: "Community Lounge (edit forum)", and when you click the edit link, you can edit it. Same with users, beside a username, there can be like "Winterworks (edit user)".


Which one would you guys prefer more? I'm guessing the AdminCP one, but I thought the second might be a bit different and original.

glennybee
26 Jan 2009, 17:20
AdminCP is good because it has everything imaginable. But I see where you're coming from with the 'quick edit' links, AJAX style, like you can double click thread title and edit it, you could do the same for a forum title or username. I would like both.

Caddyman
26 Jan 2009, 17:30
and links would start to get REALLY cluttered

Winterworks
26 Jan 2009, 17:32
Not really cluttered. There would only be one beside some categories, or yeah, double click category, and edit it.

For usernames, I meant like that dropdown box, the link could be in there somewhere, when you click on someones name. Or once again, double click, edit.

What do you guys think?

KTBleeding
26 Jan 2009, 17:45
Man, Winter.. you sure do brainstorm a huge amount of ideas, don't you?

It depends on what your overall goal is with the thing. Do you want extremely stripped down and simple? Then maybe go with an AJAX admin inline editing interface with one page for settings, and another for category management.. or something.

Something as large as vBulletin would make sense to have an external admin interface.. however, single handedly creating something like vBulletin is extremely unlikely.

Winterworks
26 Jan 2009, 18:29
Man, Winter.. you sure do brainstorm a huge amount of ideas, don't you?

It depends on what your overall goal is with the thing. Do you want extremely stripped down and simple? Then maybe go with an AJAX admin inline editing interface with one page for settings, and another for category management.. or something.

Something as large as vBulletin would make sense to have an external admin interface.. however, single handedly creating something like vBulletin is extremely unlikely.

I have a lot of free time on my hands, when I'm not thinking about my girlfriend, I'm thinking about new ideas.

Brandon Sheley
26 Jan 2009, 18:46
I would go with the admincp link ;)
I think they would be cluttered as well, one link is fine with me

Magnumutz
26 Jan 2009, 19:37
AdminCP as well.

Winterworks
26 Jan 2009, 21:04
Okay, AdminCP it is.

Rapscallion
26 Jan 2009, 21:48
Late to the decision, but when I'm browsing the forums I prefer to be browsing the forums, not navigating a minefield of extra links that get in the way of me enjoying myself.

Rapscallion

lasto
26 Jan 2009, 22:18
winterworks u not been on the beer again have u :)
To code a forum from scratch will take some coding,as well as having to have the knowledge of how everything works and interacts with one another.I would think that 99% of the coders on this forum would consider this to big a task yet u considering it ?

iogames
26 Jan 2009, 22:46
I will say on the 5% of your board, you will drop the project...

GSeybold
27 Jan 2009, 00:01
Good for you Winter. I hope it all works out. One request from a newbie.. Less is more:)

I'll be looking for your board.

Winterworks
27 Jan 2009, 00:12
Haha, io, I'm actually not planning to drop this, although I have been known to drop projects... I'm not doing it from scratch, I received a base code, and am just editing the shi- out of it, and will release it. (permission was received by original coder to do this)

Thanks GSey.

In other news; installation page 100% fixed up, and made to suit my site, now comes the rest...