Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 17:28

2 it is. Scann, will you try adding a test subsection, and then we'll implement the idea as Anonymous2 wrote it, but without the "incomplete builds" section?

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 17:38

it seems that i can't create subsections...

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 17:39

Nevermind. Since I am an admin I have to do the forum creation. I created one test forum under hardware... but it's kinda dumb. I want it to be displayed on the forum main page as a subforum.

It looks like the only way to do this is to make Hardware a "category" and then to make subforums under that "category". However, to me this seems stupid because I have to delete/move the entire contents of the Hardware forum.

Does that sound right to you guys?

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 17:44

daniel_reetz wrote:Nevermind. Since I am an admin I have to do the forum creation. I created one test forum under hardware... but it's kinda dumb. I want it to be displayed on the forum main page as a subforum.

It looks like the only way to do this is to make Hardware a "category" and then to make subforums under that "category". However, to me this seems stupid because I have to delete/move the entire contents of the Hardware forum.

Does that sound right to you guys?
You can add them as a link. For example in the description of hardware section you just put: Tutorials

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 17:45

That doesn't make sense to me. Please describe further. Have you done PHPBB administration before?

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 17:46

I have an example of what i'm saying but it is in spanish :P

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 17:50

I did what you said, it's on the front page now. Not totally happy with that solution.

I think we need to make a "Hardware" category and work with that. Grr.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by scann » 14 Jan 2012, 17:53

But in the tutorial you linked to it says:

CATEGORY
If you want to combine multiple forums or links for a specific topic, you can put them inside a category. The forums will appear below the category title, clearly separated from other categories. Users are not able to post inside categories.

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Re: Site Reorganization (HELP PLEASE)

Post by daniel_reetz » 14 Jan 2012, 18:02

Yes, that's right.

As far as I can see, to implement the structure we want, we have to create a CATEGORY called "Hardware". Under the hardware category will be all subforums.

Unfortunately, I can't just convert the Hardware forum into a category. Either I have to move all the posts somewhere else, or delete them.

I may create a category like "Hardware Topics" and we can move things to that.

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