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Posted on: 2007/6/8 21:37
jensclas
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#21

Re: [XoopsTeam] - kurak_bu - Documentation and Promotion - member

wonderful Karak_bu! That would be fabulous.


Posted on: 2007/6/8 21:34
jensclas
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#22

Re: What if it happens again?

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I would like to be involved in the collection and distribution of this data. I already have compiled a list of ways to achieve this and would be happy to discuss this further.


Go Jim! Thankyou! Put your hand up with your ideas on this forum I'd suggest you ad your post to the 'community coordination' one so it would mean volunteering to be part of that team in the role you are suggesting.

I like seeing all this volunteering...it's nice.


Posted on: 2007/6/8 11:08
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#23

Re: Built my own Theme!

Tres Bon! Thanks Christian!


Posted on: 2007/6/8 10:22
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#24

Re: Built my own Theme!

Hi Jimkavo...I have been searching but I don't think there is a set of instructions - but you might learn by examples. Take a look at the work being done at XOOPS france morphogenesis and you might get some help from posting your question here - but you will need to register. HTH

Hopefully with the subject change in the original post the theme dev's will come to your aid!


Posted on: 2007/6/8 9:52
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#25

Re: get blank page after instal...

Hi squeggie:
I'd like to see you get some help but you are going to need to be a bit more specific so you can get it. It is also important for you to realise that installing XOOPS is not as easy as installing a program from a disk. You will need to develop some skills with mysql, understand phpmyadmin, and learn to use the resources available to get the help you need. Persevering with this just may send you on a big learning curve.

Have you followed this guide? here? It is the most up to date we have for those struggling with a new installation of Xoops. Try starting over following this guide and see if it at least begins to make sense. You can also get help on XOOPS and MySQL related questions by running a search on MySQL and scrolling to the FAQ section or by heading to sites specifically designed to support new users of MySQL for example here

The other really important thing is that you give us as much information about your work so far and your set up as you can to enable us to help yo with troubleshooting. This guide please read before posting takes you through the required information clearly. To say you have Quote:
php 4.3 i think
is not very helpful to either you or us if you wish to be supported. You need to be sure. You have also not answered the question asked Quote:
you are in linux o windows
- This can make a difference. So...if you really want help please make the effort to give more information about your setup so those who know can help you.


Posted on: 2007/6/8 9:15
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#26

Re: Looking for a module repository

WF downloads has always been popular - try smart factory


Posted on: 2007/6/8 9:11
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#27

Re: Madfish - Documentation and Promotion - member

Hi

I have been helping and assisting XOOPS with documentation, FAQ;s and moderation and am happy to contribute in the future. As many will know I have been pasionate about good documentation and at times have managed to bring some things up to date.

I am still very much a learner on the technical side of things so I rely on others to help with getting the information correct, but my experience as a teacher and educator gives me skills in editing and updating documentation. I am also able to assist those who struggle with English as a second language to produce documentation etc. I have prepared a number of FAQ's in the past as well as beginners guides and look forward to contributing further in this area now I see a new sense of hope and direction.

As a single mum and full time worker like madfish, my output on documentation will be limited to spare time, but my focus will be very much on the new XOOPS user and ensuring they have the information they need.

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* I offer to put *new* XOOPS documentation written by the community into professional page layout for distribution of print-quality PDF files (subject to reasonable limits). Of course, distribution in other formats will be still be necessary.


I'm happy to assist here.

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* I recommend that the development of documentation be undertaken as an open process, that encourages occasional contributions from members of the wider community, rather than depending on a small group of people. I suggest the team should prepare a 'priority list' of documents that need to be written (based on community input) and then try to organise an open community effort in writing them!


I agree. I'd like to see our potential to use wiki developed further to enable a collaborative approach to dosumentation. I am happy to assist with the management of such a process for document development.

I am feeling enthusiastic again


Posted on: 2007/5/21 6:59
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#28

Re: Why is this topic locked: "Xoops 2.3/2.4 or 3.0 update?"

I have just breezed though this thread and don't like much of what I read and see that XOOPS is still struggling to move on from past hurts. Right now my personal life prevents me from even attempting to deal with any of this on any level - emotional or professional...but maybe some may benefit from me sharing this link :
From Whinger to Winner (Attitude Renovation 101)

While it relates to personal relationships between people I think it has applications to our XOOPS community. please try and take it as intended...some constructive ideas for moving on. Right now this all feels a lot like that teamwork cartoon where two donkeys tethered together are each going for a pile of food in opposite directions -and neither can reach the food - they eventually figure out that if they work as a team and share they can go to each pile of food together and consume one at a time. Team work, sharing and co-operation...i am beginning to wonder if the XOOPS community can do that?

Jen


(PS for those who know what is happening in my personal life - I am doing well - enjoying the company of people who, believe it or not, - don't whinge, and who are not 'energy vampires'. Once I come to terms with the 'one whinger' that is in my life I might have something positive to perhaps inspire XOOPS to improve its broader community relationships too. So...when I get time I do pop in to check up - unfortunately I am tending to do this less often as moving away from negativity on a very personal front is what is helping me to be a better happier and less stressed person...the XOOPS community is too negative for me right now - I keep hoping to come back to less negativity and more doing - keep trying guys.)


Posted on: 2007/5/2 19:54
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#29

Re: Help me please !

have you just started this site? if I say to you run a check and repair on your database would you understand what that meant? If not follow these steps:
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Login problems:
These can be caused by a fault in your XOOPS sessions table. Try this:

To try a simple repair on your sessions table do this:
-just go into phpmyadmin

-scroll down the list of tables in the db, tick the box next to the xoops_session table (your tables may have a different prefix than xoops_ tho)

-then scroll to the bottom, in the selection box at bottom under the tables, select repair.

or you can goto the query window in phpmyadmin and type ' REPAIR TABLE xoops_session '

Please see if this helps.


Please let me know if this has solved the problem.

jen


Posted on: 2007/5/2 19:48
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#30

Re: Preferences about XOOPS....

hello and welcome to xoops!

You have come to the right starting place - this forum. However, you will find that sometimes it is difficult to find just what you are looking for and most of us have found over recent times a google search is pretty good at finding a specific answer to a question.

Setting your preferences is a personal thing so you need to make a decision about what you want to happen on your site. This can be further complicated by some modules which have their own preference setting area. My approach to all this when I was new was to simply go with the default if I didn't understand or know what to do and it seemed to work. As far as language goes you will find most things vary from English to any number of other languages - if you are after something in another language you will find the 'local support' link directs you to coops support sites in other languages. Many modules are written in more than one language. English plus one other.

Having said that, here is the standard response we give to newcomers:
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New users should always checkout the following:
1. Documentation - linked on the left. Specifically the administration manual
2. The FAQ section - linked on the left - specifically the sections on glossary, beginners first steps, modules, blocks and themes. There are links to visual tutorials here.
3. The search function on the top right.
Please check also the read B4U post link below if you have problems.

For Visual tutorials please go here


Now in setting your XOOPS preferences it is always advisable to not allow anonymous posts and comments - require registration. it helps to protect you from spam.

Take the time to put in the module 'protector' to protect your site from hack attack. Nothing is perfect but this will help.

Some of our documentation is 'old'(referring to old versions for example) but the concepts are the same. XOOPS is undergoing a process of change and change takes time. there are quite a number of xoopsers working on providing better ways to get information and modules so while it will seem intensive in terms of the time you use to get to know Xoops, things are looking better for the future and to be honest, in spite of the negatives we have experienced in the last few months what is here for a new user is much better than it was 2 years ago.

I found the FAQ section became my best friend, and you will find that if you follow the 'read before you post' guidelines you will get some very quick and specific help fairly quickly. Finally, discover the world of support sites offered by other xoopsers - there are a number of them you will come across and make yourself a 'xoops' favourites folder to have easy access to them.

Hope this helps!



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