Forums

Some of you will have noticed a few changes recently…a new font for the site 🙂

And a new domain…and the purpose of this post – a page which will take you to some development forums (http://forum.potatoit.kiwi).

For quite some time I’ve wanted to create some M3 development specific forums or a mailing list as a nice and convenient way for people to ask quick questions or to share experiences around developing for M3.

I entertained the idea of dropping it on to my server at home, but as you can see from the photo below – home based servers have a tendency to get overwhelmed by dust puppies though mine hasn’t quite gone that far, it’s just a matter of time.  Not to mention that during summer my office gets pretty warm – not exactly lending confidence in the life expectancy of the drives.

Server

I also considered setting up a mailing list – but that’s so…um…’90s.

What I have ended up doing is spinning up a hosted service on godaddy in to which I could install Vanilla Forums.  The big bonus being that I don’t have to patch or maintain the service – it is all part of the godaddy service.

Currently I have it set up so you need to register and be approved before you can post (I’m a little paranoid about spambots) and you have the option of either logging in against your facebook account (it’s federated authentication) or a traditional ‘local’ account for authentication.  I am also considering enabling the ability to use a federated twitter account for authentication…

Anyways, let the experiment begin.

Cheers,
Scott

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3 Responses to Forums

  1. Reblogged this on M3 ideas and commented:
    New M3 forums on PotatoIT 👍🏻

  2. Bobby says:

    That didn’t last long eh? Seems the blog is down due to spammers.

    It’s a great idea – I just started JScripting for M3 and certainly have many questions, and there are so few resources available.

    • potatoit says:

      Yes, sorry – it was fairly low volume and it was getting a lot of spam. Given the volume of questions it just hasn’t been a priority to get back online.

      I’d really need to look at different forum software I think…

      Cheers,
      Scott

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