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    Posted: 17 Oct 07 at 20:45

Okay.

Where do we start?

Brick-Yard.

S'okay, init.

Well, we want to make it more betterer.

So, here's whats happening.

In the internet, somewhere else is buried another Brick-Yard, this is our development site.

It is based on a CMS (Content Management System) which basically means it makes it easier for users to become part of Brick-Yard and submit their own articles and photos.

Ofcourse there will be a forum!

There are a select few people who have access to this new website and over the next few months we will be busy beavering away dicking about with it making sure it's fit to be unleashed on the general VW commercial driving public.

One of the problems here is that we have outgrown the software that we use, and the database we have to use it on, thats why every now and again it falls over, so we will be swapping over to new hosts (bit more expensive) and some different software.
The cool thing about the software that we plan to use is that it is open source, meaning it's free and we can get loads of ace add ons for it, gellery software and all that kinda jazz.

So, new software, new hosts meaning quicker and more reliable browsing, thats more interactive letting you lot join in with some of the tech stuff, bit like a WiKi but a bit nicer looking.

So, who's doing it?
Paul, RogerTheCat - he's doing nerd stuff.
Monsho - another nerd.
Michael - general stuff.
G60Steve - looking bemused and confused at all the new buttons to press.
Me - pointing and shouting.

At the moment, you need to do absolutley nada other than tell us what you would like to see out of the Brick-Yard.

Once we swap over, your gunna have to re register, big deal.

In the mean time I am gunna have a play around with the forums, have a bit of a move around and see how we want things to be on the new place, as with VW, when they know something is on the run out they try the stuff for their new models on the last of the older ones, so thats what we are gunna do!

Oh, I think myself, Monsho and Paul (RogerTheCat) are gunna run some banners for our businesses, seem fair?

No subscription fees!!

Any comments please?

 

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dub dub campers Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 07 at 21:02

All sounds very impressive!! Can't wait, only mod i would like to see is last thread first, i.e when we respond "add our tupence worth" that comment should be top on thread not bottom, as when we go back to check out previous threads have to scroll through 1/2/3 etc.. pages to get to see the new responce "tupence worth" Don't know what anybody else thoughts are, And maybe should have donations when we list in the items for sale section, as i think we all appreicate what you do and that it cost you money so we should all chip in a bit as well !!

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Money isn't a problem.

I will see if the new forum software has the function to be able to view threads upside down

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Germman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 07 at 21:35
 sounds like a good plan so far !
  will everyone b allowed to upload pics in all forums/for sale tec etc direct ?
       very handy, and can the new tec stuff handle re sizing /limiting  pictures automaticly  !

  links to friends sites b it business or personal would b nice ,like banners !

    wicki linked to 80-90 ??   etc

  not much realy all i can think of for now !     easily pleased !!

 
                         

    
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Originally posted by Baxter Baxter wrote:

Money isn't a problem.

I will see if the new forum software has the function to be able to view threads upside down



It would have to have the original post first wouldn't it !!
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Hi Simon

Congrats on the coming future upgrade

I see alot of potential in this site

 

Anyway I have one suggestion a news page at the front of the site where I could post VWCV news and you could post UK stuff like GTG etc

Also a dedicated Australian or Aussie/NZ section for all of us CV fanatics down here

 

Cheers from Down Under

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New posts since last visit
Would be good.
For us lazy people.
Thanks Rob

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Originally posted by rob64981 rob64981 wrote:

New posts since last visit
Would be good.
For us lazy people.
Thanks Rob


This ones got that - click on Active topics at the top
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote monsho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 07 at 22:01
ear, Baxter, can you PM us a link to it, left it all on works computer

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jason k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 07 at 22:03

sounds good chaps.

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Horney Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 07 at 22:05
Sounds awesome, lok forward to giving it a good posting!

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Brick Yard stickers like the user name ones and / or brick yard tax disk holders. Or brick yard reg plate surrounds aswell as the Brickwerks ones
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S'pose when we reregister, we all become newbies again. Be really good if it can be programmed to lose the grey hairs, wrinkles and a few years off the age.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote monsho Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 07 at 22:16
yep, be going back to nada, unless we magic some way of transferring
everything, but i ain't nerdy enough to do that yet
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Damn .an ere was I just getting my post count up......


Good Luck with the new one Si ......If the lads need a hand with out, let me know.....
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I think The Brick-Yard - and all who sail in her - is a great website/forum
and it's going to get better?
Fanbloodytastic!




ps. please note the enthusiastic example of tmesis (yes, that is a real word and it is spelt correctly)


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Cool. good plan. I am sure young Roger has all in hand, but if you need any extra tech stuff or "soft-testers", let me know (or you Roger!) - we do Joomla, Drupal and Plone CMS' amongst other things.

good on ya  - a 'proper' vw approach, build it, test it, build it some more, then let it out when its all working, not "bung it together and get the unsuspecting public to road test it!"

I have no requirements to add - you've got it all covered I think. It works great as it is; any additional features can only be improvements!

Good luck!
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Tmesis - Good Word!

liking that

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Originally posted by calvin calvin wrote:

good on ya  - a 'proper' vw approach, build it, test it, build
it some more, then let it out when its all working, not "bung it together and
get the unsuspecting public to road test it!"


err, you've seen through our testing methods then

might be calling on you for Joomla info - thats what its done in - my firs go
so gonna get a bit lost me thinks....
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Will those extra buttons i've got to press be moist by any chance...
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