Msg#: 4026293 posted 5:12 am on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)
I'm part of the moderation team of a phpbb forum. We're revamping the site and would like to put a front landing page on it which would showcase some of the more interesting posts in the forums.
In our perfect world, moderators could select posts, perhaps using a "publish" button or something, add a newsy title, tie in a photo, and this selected post would appear on the landing page as a news article attributed to the original poster.
Does this make sense? We're likely using WordPress as the landing page, and could maintain the phpbb forum, or switch to an IPB forum.
We just don't want to invent the wheel if there's a perfectly good one available. Thank you for any direction you might provide, I'm at a loss as to where to even begin searching!
Msg#: 4026293 posted 8:46 am on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)
Hate to bring up the obvious "cut and paste" solution. If the modghod stops long enough to read it they can instantly copy/paste into front page. Adding pic and fancy titles is just a breath longer. There are other things more deserving of automation (my opinion).
Msg#: 4026293 posted 6:46 pm on Nov 17, 2009 (gmt 0)
Thanks for the welcome, and the suggestion - we're pretty much resigned to having to cut and paste, we were just hoping that this wasn't something new we were thinking of - that perhaps someone else had already made it possible.
And what's that old saying? Something about "necessary automation being in the eye of the beholder"? ;) Our admin likes to keep his mods happy, less whining for him to put up with that way.