Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby 2sasilverbullet » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:31 am

After reading these posts I think this site should be kept "separate" from LCOC. If LCOC wants to dump their corner and replace it with a link to this site, great, but please leave this out from under their control. I don't want to have to pay $100 a year to access this site.

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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Suicidekid63 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:47 am

2sasilverbullet wrote: If LCOC wants to dump their corner and replace it please leave this out from under their control. I don't want to have to pay $100 a year to access this site. my .02...

Agreed. That was my first thought about that. I think TLF.net works great as it is. It seems to be geared more for the regular guy who has an interest in all things Lincoln. I dont get the "family" vibe or camaraderie feel from the LCOC, as I do here on this site. I was a member of the LCOC, but I felt it was of no help or interest to me. I live in a rural area and all the meets were too far from where I lived to attend any. The publication they put out was interesting, but for the fees, that was all I was getting out of the LCOC. I have since let my membership lapse. :?
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby linc64 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:03 am

2sasilverbullet wrote:I don't want to have to pay $100 a year to access this site.

That was never suggested. I'm sure Dan wouldn't make the proposal if that were going to be the case.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby 2sasilverbullet » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:24 am

What I've heard in the past is clubs saying "no access fees", then a year later they miraculously get put in place.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Dan Szwarc » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:40 am

This forum is and always will be free. Donations are welcome, though. ;)
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Bob Hubbard » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:39 pm

Well, I think the best thing to do is to take a poll of the members of this forum, and go with the results.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby John Mc » Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:45 pm

Dan,

By all means, do it.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Dan Szwarc » Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:43 pm

I think the final result will be that the LCOC links to this forum and our logos change a little. We'll go back to being the "official forum" of the LCOC.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby jsanford » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:19 pm

That would be nice as the phpBB logo is kind of lame :wink:

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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Dan Szwarc » Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:57 pm

Get me a web designer to fix it. Volunteers?
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Highlander64 » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:37 pm

Combine them.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby autostick » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:38 pm

Dan Szwarc wrote:Get me a web designer to fix it. Volunteers?

Dan, this is easy to do. I run a vBulletin PHP bulletin board and the first thing I do is replace the stock logo. On your server there is a file at this location
styles/prosilver/imageset/site_logo.gif
So just replace site_logo.gif with the logo of your choice. It should be about the same dimensions, must be named site_logo.gif in Graphics Interchange Format. The only downside is each major update in software may overwrite your logo with stock, and you just need to repeat the procedure.

Run a logo contest if you want.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Ken Stevens » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:24 pm

autostick wrote:Run a logo contest if you want.


Didn't we already do that?
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby linc64 » Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:22 am

Ken Stevens wrote:
autostick wrote:Run a logo contest if you want.




Didn't we already do that?

Yes, here's the thread:
http://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=19139&hilit=logo+contest

And I like this idea of combining the forums.
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Re: Combine TheLincolnForum.Net & the LCOC's Continental Corner?

Postby Dan Szwarc » Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:51 am

We did. But I don't really have the skills to coordinate a decent makeover. Nor the time or motivation to make it look the way I want. I prefer using a templet. But templates get screwed up when there is an update of the phpBB software.

Combining the forums is the way to do it. I have to research if I can merge the databases of posts and users. I want to continue using this forums servers due to traffic, but the LCOC's web host gives much more space because it is on a shared server.
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