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Offline Ken.

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Our FamilyForum
« on: January 29, 2007, 09:10:34 AM »
Update:

12/08/2015 ... updated to TinyPortal 1.2
12/01/2015 yes, it has been a long time... again!    ^-^
11/15/2014

SMF 2.0.11
Powered by SMF2 RC3
SMF 2.0.9

TinyPortal 1.2
TinyPortal 1.1
TinyPortal v1.0 beta5-2 © Bloc
TinyPortal 1.107


     
Site Name: Our FamilyForum
Site URL: www.ourfamilyforum.org
Current Theme: X-Mas design by DzinerStudio


Site Owner: Ken & Kay Kimbrell
Site Designer: Ken... with lots of help from the TinyPortal Staff!
Site Genre: Family; membership is open to family members and close friends.
Family news, with lots of photo essays about trips, visits and other family events.
For several years we've maintained our family's website (HTML only at first) as a way to help us keep in touch and up to date on family news because we are so spread out over the entire US... and the rest of the world, we also have Family members and Friends in several different countries.
Adding SMF/TP (August 2006) and remaking the HTML site into 'Our FamilyForum' has proved to be an excellent move and it continues to improve over time. 

Likes: Great support from the SMF team... and even better support here on TP.
Dislikes: By having the membership restricted to just family and a very small group of friends growing the member base is a very slow process that also gives us problems with getting the activity level up in the forum.. but, we are making progress.  O0



Enjoy... Ken.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2015, 04:51:09 AM by Ken. »
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Offline Ken.

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Our FamilyForum [Update]
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2008, 11:51:50 AM »
Much has happened since this was originally posted almost two years ago!
For one thing, I've managed to learn a little more about building and running an SMF/TP forum and along the way the Team here on TinyPortal was kind enough to elevate and include me in their ranks.

As part of my activities in helping out on the TP Team I’ve maintained several ‘test’ installs of SMF/TP in order to have some place to try out new versions of both TP and SMF along with all kinds of Mods and add-ons but I’ve also used my live site, Our FamilyForum, for lots of testing as well and although its received lots of abuse over the past several months it continues to serve well.
TinyPortal is one tough piece of software and so is SMF. :up:

Likes: TinyPortal is still at the top of my list because of the article system, the blocks and the great TP support team. ;)
Dislikes: None worth the mention.

Current Theme:
X-Mas design by DzinerStudio

Current Mods:
1. Color and BgColor BBCode Bar 3.3.1
2. E-Arcade 2.5.0
3. Custom Profile Field Mod 3.17
4. TinyPortal 1.063
5. Enhanced Calendar 1.1
6. Who Voted What? 1.1.3, 1.1.5
7. SMF Gallery Pro Upgrade 1.4.5 
8. Auto Embed Video/Audio Clips 3.1.2
9. Ad Management 2.3
10. SMF 1.0.14 / 1.1.6 Update 1.0
11. SMF Gallery Pro 1.3.17
12. Google Member Map 0.1
13. SMF 1.0.15 / 1.1.7 Update 1.0
14. TinyPortal 1.052
15. Users Online Today Mod 1.4.0
16. SMF 1.0.13 / 1.1.5 / 2.0 b3.1 Update 1.0
17. SMF Poll Mod 1.2
18. reCAPTCHA for SMF 0.9.5.3
19. Anti-Bot Registration Puzzles 1.2
20. Spoiler Tag 0.3.3a
21. FelBlog for SMF 0.940
22. Blog Community (for 1.1.x) 2.0.2
23. Ultimate Profile 0.8.5
24. SMF Gallery Pro SSI 1.1
25. SMF Gallery Pro Upgrade 1.3.23
26. User Control Panel By Alan S
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Re: Our FamilyForum
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 11:55:46 AM »
Looks excellent Ken. Great work bro ;)
I have become comfortably numb!

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Re: Our FamilyForum
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2008, 12:00:24 PM »
Thanks Jeff. :)
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Re: Our FamilyForum
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2008, 12:40:59 PM »
Looks like my site  ;)  :2funny:

In other words, VERY good indeed  :D

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Re: Our FamilyForum
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2008, 12:47:01 PM »
Looks like my site  ;)  :2funny:

In other words, VERY good indeed  :D

UR right!  :o
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Re: Our FamilyForum
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 10:48:46 AM »
hey this is great! I've had a forum for my family for a few years now - it's just easier to share information and plan events that way.

I like that you have individual pages for each 'child'. I didn't want to explore too far since it's for your family, though. Are those pages just individual photo galleries or did you use TP articles?

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Re: Our FamilyForum
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 11:38:14 AM »
Thanks for the comments immaturity and you're welcome to look at any part of the forum including the gallery and pages.

The pages for each child (and some for the grandkids) are TP articles for the most part although you may find some html pages if you drill down far enough. The site started several years back as strictly html pages but once I started using SMF & TP those pages have slowly been changed to TP articles... but there are still lots of them that need to be converted.
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[Update] Our FamilyForum
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 05:56:23 PM »
Our FamilyForum continues to evolve over time and I've been somewhat lax about posting updates... so this one is a little overdue.

In the past couple of weeks we've been fortunate to have Les (TP Staff Member) help with some design and layout features and his work has been outstanding.

Here's two examples: ... these two themes are not currently available on Our FamilyForum.
Topaz Design by Bloc ... our current default theme and Les did the logo work.

Callisto Theme by Bloc ... more of Les's work can be seen in the top banner as well as board icons

And if you would like to see the TinyPortal Article system in all its glory then take a look at This Page

Enjoy... Ken.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2010, 11:19:39 AM by Ken. »
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Re: Our FamilyForum
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 07:04:29 PM »
Ken, it just keeps getting better and better. :laugh: :up:

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