Fiction + Forums Solution!
I just found the ideal solution for the fiction & forums dilemma so many of us face! It should even work for pure fiction sites!
It's called Fanfics System Pro (there's a free version with less features) and it's a mod for SMF (yep the software these forums are running on)! Instead of using characters, it uses tags which means you can use it for fiction sites as well as fanfiction sites! It even has support for series and co-authors, as well as support for moderated (and unmoderated) stories!
For just US$50, it's a great mod, considering all of the other mods out there (I found it browsing the SMF Mods site ironically enough. )
Check it out here and let me know what you think!
Check it now, it should work just fine. I'm going to use it in the future, it looks a lot easier than running two admin areas!
Yeah, I have to stick with eFiction if only because I've had some poor experiences with SMF extensions in the past. I'm not overly fond of moving to SMF as a primary platform and running that kind of a mod against it. Now, if there was something decent extending vBulletin or IPB, I'll take a closer look.
Archive: Ad Astra Star Trek Fanfiction Archive
Skin: One of Kali's, but I'm not sure. It's been heavily modded.
I'll await the new efiction. My site doesn't have smf on it. (I run other websites that do have SMF but they aren't fiction sites). I would guess even if one did do this FFPro thing that importing the old stories would be time and labor intensive.
Mucking around in eFiction since circa 2001 (ver. 1.0)
Now running v.3
I read a shitload of classics in my school days. I don't think I lost anything, and I even gained something. To be honest, though, it came in handy just to show off. And when I referred to some episodes from classics, I faced with misunderstanding, because even if the majority have read the same War and Peace, they do not remember shit and have learned nothing, just need of school curriculum...
Today I almost don't read paper books, electronic books are more convenient (I read the same War and Peace on a laptop at dacha).
I don't read fiction either. I have had enough of it. I'm sceptical about modern pop-art and especially fiction. Though my mother used to give me interesting stuff in English, like King of Flies or Canned Row - read it, its translation is close to the original.
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