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Vaporman87
Currently, I'm working on all the details for this new update package. When I have the details together for it, I'll post them here. It's going to be a DOOZIE!

UPDATE (MAY 24th):



  1. VHS
    Covers (images provided; Manage VHS Covers Admin Panel with Instruction.png,
    Manage VHS Covers Admin Panel.png, Profile Mock Page with VHS Cover
    Changes and Instruction.png, Profile Mock Page with VHS Cover Changes.png,
    Update VHS Covers Mock Page with Instruction.png, Update VHS Covers Mock
    Page.png, VHS Cover Description Background.png, VHS Cover Mock Submission
    Page with Instruction.png, VHS Cover Mock Submission Page.png, VHS Covers
    Background.png, VHS Covers Mock Page with Instruction.png, VHS Covers Mock
    Page.png
    ):
    This
    will produce a new section to the RetroDaze website for VHS Cover images.
    It will function in much the same way as the “Videos” section of the site.
    Members can view or submit VHS Cover images.


 



VHS COVERS:



 



The main
VHS Covers page resembles the “Videos” page to a degree. Members can view
submitted VHS Cover images and sort them by category (or ALL) and then by most
recently submitted or by letter of the alphabet. They can also comment on the
image.



 



Clicking on
the VHS Cover image that is currently being viewed will produce a full size
version of that image in a new browser window (containing only the cover
image).



 



Clicking on
“Submit” button opens the “VHS Cover Submission Page” where the member can
upload new VHS Cover images as instructed in the FAQ page.



 



The Admin
can approve or disapprove/edit/delete VHS Cover images in much the same ways as
doing so with articles and videos.



 



The main
details for developing the VHS Cover functionality is included in the provided
images that have “with Instruction” in the title.



 



NOTE: Submitting VHS Cover
Images provides a “point” amount to the member like articles and videos do. The
point value should be editable by the Admin within the “Manage Contents” tab,
under “Option Settings”.



 



NOTE #2: I have a large collection
of VHS Cover images ready to be placed within the VHS Cover section of the
site. It can be accessed at the // file. Please place these cover images in their
proper category/alphabetical order, and where normally the member’s username
would be visible as the submitter, instead place the text “Courtesy of VHS
Wasteland” that links to the VHS Wasteland website at http://www.
http://serialkillercalendar.com/serialkillercalendar/VHSWASTELAND/index.html



 



  1. Fix
    Forum Page Breaks: (link to example; http://www.retro-daze.org/site/thread/id/278):
    This update
    would prevent images, text, code, etc. from breaking the forum pages. All
    content would be contained to the normal display area of the forum thread
    (by either reducing image size, breaking up the text, etc.)


 



 



  1. Fix
    FAQ Page:
    This
    update would allow more than 10 FAQ questions/answers to be displayed on
    the FAQ page. For some reason, any FAQs created beyond the first 10 do not
    appear on the page.


 



 



  1. Add
    Forum/Thread Pagination (images provided; Add Forum Pagination.png, Add Forum
    Pagination with Instruction.png, Add Thread Pagination.png, Add Thread
    Pagination with Instruction.png
    ):
    This update would add forum and
    thread pagination, breaking up threads and replies into groups of 10 or 15
    so that a visitor can more easily find what they are looking for, without
    scrolling down through endless amounts of threads or replies.


 



  1. Create
    Auto-Email Alert System (images provided; Add Reply Alert System Email.png, Add
    Reply Alert System Forum.png, Add Reply Alert System Forum with
    Instruction.png, Forum Reply Marker.png, Add Reply Alert System Admin
    Panel.png, Add Reply Alert System Admin Panel with Instruction.png
    ):
    This update
    would create an automatic email alert system. This system would send a
    pre-written email (the text of which is written/edited within the Admin
    Panel) to a member whenever one of the forum threads they have
    created/replied to has received a new reply. This is done by creating a “read/unread”
    status for each reply to a thread the member has either created or replied
    to. This automatic email should only be sent out once every so many hours
    (the amount of hours is set within the Admin Panel). This will prevent
    members from receiving the email alerts every single time a new reply is
    made to a thread. The email
    should also automatically be filled with links to the threads in which new
    “unread” replies have been received during that time frame (or since they
    last viewed the thread). Once a member visits the thread page, the “unread”
    reply is marked “read” by the site, preventing the member from receiving
    any further alerts with that thread listed in it (until another new reply
    arrives). A small marker could also be created that would be present
    within the forum, marking all related threads that the member has posted
    in or created that have received new, unread replies. This essentially
    acts much like the “subscribed threads” function in most common forum
    software used today.


 



  1. Add
    Links Page (images provided; Add Links Page Admin Panel.png, Add Links Page Admin
    Panel with Instruction.png, Add Links Page Footer Link.png, Add Links Page
    Footer Link with Instruction.png, Add Links Page Links Page.png, Links
    Text.png
    ):
    This
    update would create a new “Links” static page that can be accessed by
    clicking on “Links” text located at the bottom of each page of the site
    (alongside the “Privacy Policy” and “Contact” text).


 



  1. Add
    Read-Along Adventures Page(images provided; Read-Along Adventures Background.png,
    Read-Along Adventures Page.png, Read-Along Adventures Page with
    Instruction.png
    ):
    This
    update would create a new page on the site containing several Flash
    versions of “Read-Along Adventures” from the 70’s and 80’s. Each
    Read-Along Adventure link, when clicked on by a member (and a member
    ONLY), would create an alert that would ask the member if they wish to
    download the Flash file to their computer. If a non-member, or site
    visitor clicks on these links, an alert informs them that they must be
    logged in to download a Read-Along Adventure.


 



  1. Add
    Image Gallery to Profile pages (images provided;
    Image
    Gallery in Profile Page.png, Image Gallery in Profile Page with
    Instruction.png, Preparation for Add Image Gallery.png, Upload Image
    Placeholder.png
    ):
    This update would create a small addition
    to a member’s “Profile” page below the “floppy disk” area. This addition
    would be an area consisting of nine (9) slots that can contain images that
    are uploaded by the member. These slots are 60 x 60 in size. Clicking on
    one of the “Upload Image” slots opens a small window in which the member
    can select an image to upload, then click upload to finish. Once an image
    is uploaded, it is represented by a 60 x 60 thumbnail instead of the “Upload
    Image” thumbnail. Clicking on this new thumbnail will open the uploaded
    image in full size, in a new browser window, containing ONLY the image
    itself. Clicking on “Delete?” above any uploaded image will delete the
    uploaded image (visitors to the member’s Profile page cannot see the “Delete?”
    text). Images for upload cannot exceed 800 x 800 in size, and are
    automatically reduced if the image being uploaded exceeds this size.




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Vaporman87
Added the "package details" to the OP.
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shakin steak
Very cool

Why are the Read-Along Adventures to be downloaded, instead of just working in the browser?

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We already got smilies. What else could we possibly need?

This question has now been answered with extreme prejudice.
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shakin steak wrote :
Why are the Read-Along Adventures to be downloaded, instead of just working in the browser?


Because I want you to put them on your computer along with the virus I'm sticking in them.

But seriously, that was just how they were acquired originally. I suppose I could look into the possibility of them being loaded through the browser.
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I think that would be more cooler, and keep people on the site.
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Mr Magic
Nice, we now have auto e-mail alert and image galleries. I'm so happy, I could Moonwalk.

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Vaporman87
Alert emails regarding threads you have replied to ARE going out now.

However, Yahoo! has been sending them to my Junk folder. This could also be happening to you.

You may have to put an exception in your email preferences for "admin@gmail.com" to receive the alerts to your regular inbox.

shakin steak wrote :

I think that would be more cooler, and keep people on the site.


This is possible, it seems... and will be implemented.
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Vaporman87 wrote :

5. Create
Auto-Email Alert System

A small marker could also be created that would be present
within the forum, marking all related threads that the member has posted
in or created that have received new, unread replies.


Is the marker still in the works? I'm not seeing it.
How do I turn off the emails?
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Is the marker still in the works? I'm not seeing it.

How do I turn off the emails?


I have seen the marker occasionally. I'm not sure exactly how it works at the moment.

Currently there is no way to turn off the emails.
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