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Postby Matbow » Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:08 pm

As this forum is getting more popular I thought it would be a good idea to see if anyone has any suggestions as to where we should aim to go in the future.

Do other author forums have any features that would work here? Do you think a new forum/category would be good? Should we have a whole Wilbur Smith website with the forum being only a part of it?

Please let me know if you think of anything - there's no time limit! You can either post a reply on this thread or PM me with any ideas.

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Postby Penitent » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:58 am

How about a newsletter?

It can have WS news and events. Also reading recommendations, essays. I think it will create a sense of community for the forum. Also we can have forum members submit their contributions in the form of articles, reviews you name it!
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Postby Ramon » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:55 am

Would it be possible to have a feature where you could see who has read which book(s), and which book(s) a member has read.

Maybe have 31 small boxes under the avatar. Each box representing one book.
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Postby John R » Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:33 am

nice idea...being more detailed, each small box has the picture of the book the person has read under their avatar. So you can see straight away what books the user has read, that would be cool
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Postby Matbow » Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:53 pm

Great idea, but not possible without a major rework of the coding behind the forum software :(

Lemmy think about alternatives that do the same sorta thing...
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Postby Penitent » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:16 pm

On the same topic. Could we just have just a line of text maybe under the location to enter the name of the book we are currently reading? Whereas is Wilbur or not.
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Postby Matbow » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:30 pm

Now that I *should* be able to do...
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Postby Ramon » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:38 am

Maybe we could solve this by having pictures of the books we've read in the signature field. The book I am currently reading is in my avatar.

Perhaps this will clog the forum with images though...
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Postby Penitent » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:14 am

Or maybe we can have the list of Wilbur Smith books we have read on our profiles and the book we are currently reading below the avatar.
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Postby John R » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:37 am

Yeah thats easy enough, we'll just put it in our profile, or signature. I'll do that now
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Postby John R » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:09 am

I couldn't work out how to have all the pictures in my sig so what i've done is just put a list of all the books and the ones i've read are in bold the ones i've not yet read are normal. Easy enough! [b4]

Let me know if it's a bit annoying though! :roll: i will change it :wink:
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Postby Nefer » Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:33 pm

Maybe use smaller font?

Otherwise a good idea!
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Postby John R » Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:26 am

Excellent! All sorted :D
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Postby Matbow » Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:42 pm

"Currently reading" feature is now installed and can be edited in your profile. Please watch out for any glitches in the forum...
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Postby Nefer » Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:14 pm

Thanks!
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Postby John R » Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:41 pm

Cool, Cheers mat!
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Postby Penitent » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:03 pm

Thanks Matt!
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Postby Ada » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:21 pm

^ ditto I like it too. Awfully tempted though to put in a funny one. You know, like Yellow River by I.P. Daley - still thinking about it. :lol:
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Postby Monsoon » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:17 am

A somewhat superfluous function in my view, as in no time at all most peoples input will be outdated because they have forgotten or can't be bothered to update.
Mind you we could have one for favourite tv show, favourite rock group, favourite colour, favourite animal and what we are having for tea tonight!!
But alas i am forgetting what topics are for. :wink:
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Postby Matbow » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:27 pm

Monsoon wrote:Mind you we could have one for favourite tv show, favourite rock group, favourite colour, favourite animal and what we are having for tea tonight!!


Excellent idea! Gimmie a few minutes...






















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