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Chit chat / Re: Block ideas..
« Last post by bloc on Today at 05:17:07 PM »
I always thought it stood for Blood Alcohol Content but, like you Brad, I couldn't imagine what that might have to do with blocks. LOL   :2funny:
It does? Hehe, never would have guessed.. :)

To give an update, I added some screenshots of things.
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Chit chat / Re: Block ideas..
« Last post by Ken. on Today at 04:31:30 PM »
Here's one version in use on my live site.
http://www.ourfamilyforum.org/FamilyForum/index.php?action=forum;theme=64

Any TP staff wanting to look inside let me know. (PM me)  8)
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Chit chat / Re: Block ideas..
« Last post by ZarPrime on Today at 04:04:59 PM »
I always thought it stood for Blood Alcohol Content but, like you Brad, I couldn't imagine what that might have to do with blocks. LOL   :2funny:
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Chit chat / Re: Block ideas..
« Last post by bloc on Today at 04:00:24 PM »
Its the admin part of the mod tied to themes I am creating now. Blocthemes Admin Center or BAC for short. Its a way to combine everything, and make it easier to update as its a mod etc. That is, it started that way, but now have grown into a mod where it installs themes but do not use the theme xml file to install it. In fact, they don't even have one atm. The features it has, are a lightweight portal + the boardtype stuff I used in Protendo and earlier theme projects: showing boards as blogs, galleries etc. Adding new BBC types are a part of that.

I guess it will move towards it being a mod thats adds themes(but without the theme_info.xml files) - rather than a theme that also add a mod. In the latter it implies having to duplicate the admin files in every theme, but I see thats counter-productive in the long run, so I am going for a mod that installs itself - then adds the themes you like through fetching them from the blocthemes site, or just package the whole thing together.

You see, I expanded the "current theme settings" in these themes to more things like uploading image files for logo,background, color control for setting a background color and so on. But its only reachable inside the BAC portion of admin, not "current theme settings". That way its only tied to those themes and not every SMF theme.

Anyways...its whats its interesting to work with right now, I have a use for it, and theres not much time for anything else. Sorry for the long(ish) reply. :)
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Chit chat / Re: Block ideas..
« Last post by IchBin™ on Today at 01:47:00 PM »
What is BAC?
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Chit chat / Re: Block ideas..
« Last post by bloc on November 18, 2014, 11:24:19 AM »
Not sure either, but worth to investigate. I do however, have a linked IMDB icon next to the info. Its after all their info lol.
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Showcase / Re: Our FamilyForum
« Last post by bloc on November 18, 2014, 09:29:21 AM »
Maybe actually being kept updated and write inside the phone with an app would be make people be more inclined to write on a family type site for example. I had an idea at some point to create a portal/boardtype view site that had blog,gallery and genealogy sections. But FB is hard to beat, most people don't want the hassle of registering somewhere else, not to mention getting updates from somewhere else...an app might help, along with those features FB just cannot compete with. :) And, as I use at Blocthemes, register can be easy with FB/google/tc. login options.

But maybe its pipe-dream, maybe we all lost the race years ago, to FB and similar centralized places..
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Showcase / Re: Our FamilyForum
« Last post by Ken. on November 18, 2014, 06:40:09 AM »
My experience with Facebook has been "off again, on again" over the years and I even deleted my account all together at one point. But, in the end I finally gave in and stuck with it because so many of my family were on it and that was/is the only place to communicate with some of them, especially some of the Grand-kids. Even so, several of my relatives have been placed in the 'don't follow' category because I get so tired of all the crap that they post, re post and share... like their dinner plate at the local Red Lobster!

I guess we're just stuck with the social media style of communication for now, but that plus texting on cell phones has caused us to actually disconnect from each other because it just takes too much time to post a message that contains more than 140 characters.
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Showcase / Re: Our FamilyForum
« Last post by Freddy on November 17, 2014, 04:13:16 PM »
I agree. I only look on FB if I am bored. Some pages just post far too much stuff and lately I think about reducing the number of pages I am interested in hearing about daily. There's just so much junk and all those stupid 'share this and you will get loads of money' links, or just outright scams.

If it weren't for it being a handy way to keep in touch with my sister I would abandon it entirely.

Google+ is better in my opinion and so far I have been careful telling it what I am interested in.
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Chit chat / Re: Block ideas..
« Last post by Freddy on November 17, 2014, 04:08:55 PM »
Sounds interesting. Only thing I thought was about copyright at IMDB.

I list movies on one of my sites with trailers and artwork. For the synopsis I use Wikipedia and then put a license message as per their copyright rules.

To be fair I don't know what IMDB has for a license of their wordage. maybe they will allow it.
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