[acc_tr_vsk] Re: Features of the Future (JIEL)

  • From: miked2004@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: acc_tr_vsk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2010 16:59:17 +0000 (GMT)

> Joining the ITBYC seems difficult for differents reasons. On 
> an 
> other hand, since John and me launch some posts in the official 
> VSK 
> web site asking for crew menbers, as well since we regulary ask 
> in the 
> chat box during our races to join, we do not obtain crowd... 
> However 
> many skippers and more and more, appreciate the ACC TR we 
> regulary 
> open, showing a certain interest.
> We also had much fun in being challenged by the Russians, but 
> that 
> was only once. It is time to offer a service to ease the challenges.
> One simple possibility is to create a forum where the teams 
> (at this 
> moment, only our team lol) would post theirs challenges and 
> skippers 
> even alone, could answer. Registered users would then 
> automatically 
> receive an information mail.
> I tried that in the official VSK web site without success. But 
> if we 
> set up this forum, i suggest to do advertissement and also to 
> open 
> race-hostings with password (but no-PW for the spectators) once 
> per 
> week to prompt to register. This evening could also be our 
> training 
> evening.
> What do you think ?
> Friendly,
> Jluc

I have created a webpage with a Team Race Challenge Request Form, Current 
Challenges and Challenge Results. When a team submits the request form, it can 
be sent to any email address but right now it is setup to send the form to my 
email address. I did this for testing to see if it works properly but I was 
thinking of changing the recieving email address to the VSK Addicted mailing 
list address (acc_tr_vsk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx). Since we all would recieve the request 
using this method, after recieving a request I can program the webpage to 
reflect "Current Challenge" information and after a challenge is completed I 
can program the webpage to reflect "Challenge Result" information. This is a 
far cry from an automated system but I'm still working on one. Anything you can 
imagine can be changed or included on this webpage. The background color, font 
size / color, images, the form itself, the name of the webpage, the url, 
etc.... Right now it is a very basic webpage with a blue background and 
standard font sizes and colors. Is this something like you were looking for 
Jean-Luc? http://freeworldyachtclub.net/trrequest_result.html This URL is very 
long but you can shorten it by using standard html url tags ([url=place url 
here]place text here[/url]

[url=http://freeworldyachtclub.net/trrequest_result.html]Team Race Request 

As far as setting up a forum, I'm an old pro at that. What kind of forum do you 
want? SMF (Simple Machines Forum), V-Bulletin Forum, phpBB Forum? I would 
recommend an SMF forum. They are highly costumizable with many features that 
could be very useful. I could have a forum up and running for you in the time 
it takes to click a button. Once again I offer the power and services of the 
FWYC server if you want or need but I'm not going to waste my time if you don't 
want my help in this way. 

I'll point out that running a forum on a free server will require you to show 
advertisments and other things you might not want. When running a forum on the 
FWYC server you don't have to advertise anything you don't want to advertise. I 
hate advertisements and don't allow them on my server unless it has to do with 
VSK or a VSK website.

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