Forum modules used.

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Hello, sorry if I picked an incorrect forum for this topic thread. I wanted to first say I really like your setup. I am wondering what forum related modules you use?

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Here's a list of the most important modules, sorry it's a little rough and ready, am planning to write an article with more detail Soon(tm).

ACL
Forum Access
CCK
JS Calendar (from Javascript tools)
Privatemsg (the stable version)
Messaging MIME mail (for e-mail notifications)
vBulletin passwords (from vbtodrupal)
Notifications
Notification Autosubscribe
Comment mover
Comment RSS
Comment upload
Global redirect
Markitup (I had to hack the code a bit to get this to work with Drupal5)
Meta tags
Pathauto
Quote
User badges
Smileys
CAPTCHA (specifically the reCAPTCHA module)
Fasttoggle
Signatures for forums
User Stats
SQL Search (the default search doesn't work with hidden forums)
Views + Views Bookmark
Workflow-ng
XML Sitemap

You should check whether you need each of these before going mad and installing them. For example: you won't need to use ACL, Forum Access or SQL Search if you don't have any hidden forums. Smiling

Feel free to ask more questions as they arise, and good luck with your implementation!

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JeevesBond wrote:
Here's a list of the most important modules, sorry it's a little rough and ready, am planning to write an article with more detail Soon(tm).

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SQL Search (the default search doesn't work with hidden forums)


So what's the trouble with default search and hidden forums? Haven't run into that yet. Does it expose hidden forums or fail to search them or something else?

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So what's the trouble with default search and hidden forums?

Hidden forums are (or at least were) included in the search modules' index. So they would be shown in the search results, so the user could see the title. However, when they click to view the whole topic Drupal would throw an access denied error.

Overall, not good. Do let us know if it's stopped doing that however. Smiling

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JeevesBond wrote:

So what's the trouble with default search and hidden forums?

Hidden forums are (or at least were) included in the search modules' index. So they would be shown in the search results, so the user could see the title. However, when they click to view the whole topic Drupal would throw an access denied error.

Overall, not good. Do let us know if it's stopped doing that however. :)


It doesn't seem to be doing that anymore. At least, my generic "authenticated user" account was not able to find key words in a hidden forum post... but was able to find key words in a nonhidden one.

edit: I should probably mention that I'm on Drupal 5.12 and ACL 5.x-1.6 and Forum Access 5.x-1.11.

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Wow, thanks for letting us know! Great, we can switch back at some point. Smiling

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JeevesBond wrote:
ACL
Forum Access
CCK
JS Calendar (from Javascript tools)
Privatemsg (the stable version)
Messaging MIME mail (for e-mail notifications)
vBulletin passwords (from vbtodrupal)
Notifications
Notification Autosubscribe
Comment mover
Comment RSS
Comment upload
Global redirect
Markitup (I had to hack the code a bit to get this to work with Drupal5)
Meta tags
Pathauto
Quote
User badges
Smileys
CAPTCHA (specifically the reCAPTCHA module)
Fasttoggle
Signatures for forums
User Stats
SQL Search (the default search doesn't work with hidden forums)
Views + Views Bookmark
Workflow-ng
XML Sitemap

Thanks for the list. This thread helps me a lot. I am on the process of crating a forum in a subdomain. I will use Drupal for that.

I have some questions about how you theme this site. I think it is much better if I create a new thread for that.

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So everything but the kitchen sink? Got it. Smiling

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So everything but the kitchen sink?

lol, that's not even that many modules for a Drupal install. I think the average number of modules on a site is between 50 and 100. We're quite conservative! Wink

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Which WYSIWYG module are you using and why?

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Which WYSIWYG module are you using and why?

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. We use Markitup! and we use it because I like shiny things. Laughing out loud

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If TinyMCE was "shinier", would you use that?

Our new CMS we install at work now uses TinyMCE, seems pretty good other than the "Chrome is in Beta, that's why it don't work" issue... LOL

I have this weekend free, and I'm taking to the time to do a Drupal 6 install, even taking the time to read the docs explaining how it all works and everything....

I just wish (and heard this from many people), there was an easy way to install a copy that is set up to mimmic a basic CMS for someone wanting a simple web site, with web pages only that they can edit. No Comments, no "latest articles" etc. I know it can be done, but would be nice during install to have a few "basic" setups to choose from, sort of like installing Linux.

Basically that is why I'm playing with it this weekend, to strip it down to this basic setup so about 3 people can deploy it for a basic web site.

-Greg

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I've run into a problem... using Forum Access module, it seems if I have "edit own forum topics" permission enabled for a user, and "create forum topics" enabled in Forum Access, that user is able to edit any forum topic made by anyone.
Best I can tell from searching and reading, this is "normal."

I see that you've got that working more sensibly here, though. How'd you manage to give people the ability to create new topics (and edit their own) without giving them the ability to edit other people's topics?

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aharown07 wrote:
I've run into a problem... using Forum Access module, it seems if I have "edit own forum topics" permission enabled for a user, and "create forum topics" enabled in Forum Access, that user is able to edit any forum topic made by anyone.
Best I can tell from searching and reading, this is "normal."

I see that you've got that working more sensibly here, though. How'd you manage to give people the ability to create new topics (and edit their own) without giving them the ability to edit other people's topics?


Oops another brain cramp. Turns out I'd gotten confused about which permission supersedes which. That is, I was thinking if I had "can edit own posts" enabled on the permissions page, I'd have to have "can edit forum" checked in Forum Access options or they wouldn't be able to edit their own. Actually works the other way. "Edit own" allows edit of their own posts and "edit posts" adds that ability for any and all forum posts.

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What does workflow-ng do for you?

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