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Yard Ape
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posted 10 April 2021 15:11     Profile for Yard Ape   Email Yard Ape     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
1. Would it be possible to incorporate a picture library type forum into The War Diary? Something like the MSN family album sites, but dedicated to military pictures posted by members? This option would likely have to wait until you complete your hardware upgrade, but would provied a convenient place for people to share pictures of trianing or other military activities they have been involved in. posting to the library could be limited to the more senior members of the board. Once a picture was posted it would become the property of the site and could be used in other parts of the site.

2. Could the member statust be more descriptive than just FNG or veteran member and better reflect a members TI and activity on the board. Consider:
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3. While each of the Combat Arms has its own forum, none of the CSS have one. Would it be appropriate to dedicate one forum the all CSS? After all the army wouldn't move without them.

Yard Ape

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Mike Bobbitt
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posted 11 April 2021 10:50     Profile for Mike Bobbitt   Author's Homepage   Email Mike Bobbitt     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Yard Ape,

I like all your suggestions. Here are specific comments:

1. This is particularly interesting. I think it would be a great way for people to "show off" what they and they units are involved in. I also agree that this would have to be after the hardware upgrade. (The current system is almost out of drive space, the new system will have much more.) My primary concerns would be addressed by "posting to the library could be limited to the more senior members of the board." (I.E. You never know what some people would post!)

2. That's definitely doable. I'll have to poke around the code a bit to find out how. I'm trying to limit changes to the board, so that when the vendor puts out an upgrade, it won't take me a week to re-integrate changes. But I will look into this.

3. Done! The reason it wasn't created before is that there simply wasn't enough traffic. We'll give it a shot and see how it goes.

Thanks for the feedback, keep it coming.

P.S. On a related note, I was able to make some progress with the new hardware last night. I hope to test out a new network device in the next few days that will make the cutover much simpler.


Mike Bobbitt

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posted 11 April 2021 13:20     Profile for McG   Email McG     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Excellent ideas Yard Ape. I suppose one would be permitted to post [a picture] once they reached the lofty hights of Vetran Member (as opposed to just member).

I look forward to seeing what posts are made in the CSS forum. Good work Mike, we all appreciate you for it. Good luck with the upgrade.

[ 11 April 2001: Message edited by: McG ]

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