This retool is for those who would like to add their voice
For those who wish to link only to the forum, please update your forum bookmarks to this address
What has changed?
Integrated CMS within the forum
Blocks that give information on the left and right sides, that include a quick look at forum content and RSS aggregators
Ability for members to contribute member-written content (i.e., blogs)
New calendar system
I've used CMS systems before, but always had to tailor them to suit the specific forum I was using. This system integrates into the current forum system, which meant no wiping of databases (post and member retention remains) and gives me the ability to add new functionality based on the forum system.
I've always been a big proponent of letting members add their opinions, but using forums a lot of times it got lost dug in the pages. Here, members, if they so choose, can make contributions that can be seen on the front page as soon they are published (or when a moderator or admin approves; I'm still hashing that system out).
I know we have several writers on the member list here. If you are interested in becoming a member with rights to post content, please contact me at this address