So, I’m not the biggest fan of Discourse for reasons I don’t think I need to go into here, as that’s not what the topic is about.
I decided to work on my take on a forum for the community using software that I already know.
So, have a look:
Please note I’m still working on it heavily, I only just started working on it today, but I wanted to post it here for input.
Things that I will change:
- The entire header (almost, but it’s too “heavy” right now and pulls too much attention away from the actual content)
- The sidebars, they’re currently messed up due to my work on the recent news on the frontpage of it
- Forum style, it’s currently using the default style that I installed (called Flexile), but I want to give it more of a Stonehearth feel
- and so much more >.<
Why I like this forum software
- Allows for adding account “upgrades” (can be rephrased) which would allow Radiant Entertainment to handle non-kickstarter backing through there, as well as easily track it
- Accepts account linking and creation via Facebook, Twitter, Google, VK and Steam accounts (similar to how discourse supports google and yahoo), it’s not on my test site because they require apps on those services, and I don’t want to create an app for Stonehearth as it would be something that Radiant Entertainment should manage
- Has fully functional smartphone apps via the Tapatalk service (they even have a paid service where you can get your very own app for smartphones/tablets instead of using their general one)
- Can get a resource manager installed, which allows for cataloging resources (in SH case it could be modules), good example here: Resources | XenForo community
Please note that I’ve turned off user registration on my test site, as it is only for testing while I work on it.
Should Radiant Entertainment find it appealing enough once I deem it “finished” then I’m more than willing to hand it over completely to them, and if they dont then it’s just a fun side project for me
If you have input, comment or suggestions, feel free to post them, but please keep them constructive (nobody learns anything if you just say it sucks)