Forums Fixed, Now Officially Open
Ok, so I posted the news about our forums prematurely. It turns out it didn’t work correctly.. it did, but not really. I’m not sure people would’ve been able to reply without registering and there was no link to register. That all should be fixed now. The beauty of WordPress is that it’s very configurable and the drawback of that is that it’s um… too configurable.. to the point where you sometimes have to get supporting plugins for other plugins that don’t quite work the way you want.
I must’ve tried out at least four different forum plugins this morning and none of them worked the way I wanted them to. One worked ok, but was almost too integrated with WordPress. Meaning that I didn’t necessarily want to have to manage the users through WordPress itself because the registration was just weird. Not to get too detailed into it, they could’ve made it slightly more user friendly.
There was another one called Muut that seemed like a good idea, but I had no idea how to configure different forums, which, should be the first damn thing you would be able to do.
There was one that was super simple and easy but I find with a lot of those plugins, there’s almost no documentation whatsoever and I couldn’t even figure out if there was a shortcode needed for registration or if you used your current WordPress account or what.
Needless to say, I went with my first choice. What is it that they say about the first choice? It’s 80 something percent correct? Does that mean our first significant others are the best choices? Hahahahaha….. yeah, right.
Anyway, I hope people participate in it eventually. I don’t expect too much out of it, but it’s there as a communication tool because it’s just not feasible to have direct contact with listeners like we do with a handful of them.
The forums can be located at http://www.thelofishow.com/forum/
Fucking hell. I’m not even getting paid for this shit.