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Discussion in 'Fan Sites' started by darthtuttle, Jul 8, 2004.

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  1. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    if i wanted to create message boards, would I use java script, cgi, or wut
     
  2. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    You would best use a preexisting setup, I highly recommend http://phpbb.com

    If you wanted to make your own you would learn a lot about programming, and then you could make them in whatever language you want.

    ¤Night
     
  3. malducin

    malducin Jedi Padawan star 4

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    It depends on what your server supprots. If he doesn't have PHP or MySQL, PHPBB wil be useles to him.
     
  4. djr33

    djr33 Jedi Master star 4

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    there are sites that you can just sign up for message boards... i mean you can start your own there for free... you could just link to your site from there and the boards from your site...
    try a google search as i dont know the best ones....
     
  5. OBIX2

    OBIX2 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'd suggest useing [link=http://www.invisionfree.com]Invision Free[/link]. It has a good,professinal look to it,and wide range of Admin controls. :)
     
  6. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    i need a message board host that will let me put the boards in another language.
     
  7. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    i need a message board host that will let me put the boards in another language.

    phpBB has a ton of language packs that put all the words used on the board system into any other language. It doesn't translate the posts for you, but like the words that are hardwired into the board system (like for instance "Logged in as: Night4554 | Logoff | Private Messages | Search | Options | Admin | Help | New Boards | Terms of Service | Faces | Markup Codes") are translated into whatever langueage. Display images too.

    ¤Night
     
  8. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    i'm not sure bout those translator programs, my German teacher says that they can be literal, i'll take a free message boards host that will let me put it in any language
     
  9. Nick_Fel

    Nick_Fel Jedi Master

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    No translator programs are involved.

    If it's anything like XMB boards, the text is contained in seperate files, and you can upload the correct file for the language you want to use. Your board will then use text from that language file.

    You can have multiple language files, and users select their language from the choices given to them.

    These are typically translated from the English version by fluent speakers, not translation programs.
     
  10. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    what languages are JCC forums made in
     
  11. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    English. And it's not like you could download and run them anyway.

    ¤Night
     
  12. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    i mean computer language, i might try it
    EDIT:I just looked at the source, I think it's javascript
     
  13. MaxVeers

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    No, it's ASP.
     
  14. malducin

    malducin Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nope, they are written in ASP. The javascrfipt is just a few helper functions to make it a bit more snazzy.
     
  15. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Ahhh ASP - just about the farthest from English you could get ;) :p

    If you look at the extention of the page you can usually identify it easily enough:

    asp/aspx - ASP
    php/php3 - PHP
    cfm - ColdFusion
    jsp - JSP
    .cgi - A CGI Executable, which really could be anything

    ¤Night
     
  16. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    If you look at the extention of the page you can usually identify it easily enough:

    asp/aspx - ASP
    php/php3 - PHP
    cfm - ColdFusion
    jsp - JSP
    .cgi - A CGI Executable, which really could be anything

    of those, which is the best
     
  17. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    of those, which is the best

    It all depends on your preference, and what you have available to you. PHP is very easy to learn, and IMO more logical a language than ASP. ASP does not run on Linux/Unix. PHP has more options available to it when it runs on Linux/Unix. I beleive that JSP interfaces with Java better than either. CGI is available on nearly every host.

    All that said, PHP is the best :p

    ¤Night
     
  18. MaxVeers

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It seems like no matter how much effort it takes me to learn something, it turns out to be "easy."

    Learned HTML...it's easy.
    Learned CSS...it's easy.
    Learned Javascript...it's easy.
    Now PHP, a full-fledged web programming language, is considered easy. If this stuff is so easy, why does it take me months to learn it? :(

    Sorry...had to vent. :(
     
  19. OBIX1

    OBIX1 Jedi Master star 6

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    I only know how to code HTML and JavaScript.Everything else is pretty much over my head. :p
     
  20. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Now PHP, a full-fledged web programming language, is considered easy. If this stuff is so easy, why does it take me months to learn it?

    Did you know C++, C or another programming language first?

    ¤Night
     
  21. Cpt_Obvious

    Cpt_Obvious Jedi Padawan star 4

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    "Hello world" was tough enough to figure out on c++

    That's why I don't program. Plus I would accidentally make security gaps.
     
  22. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    should I use PHP or CGI
     
  23. Night4554

    Night4554 Jedi Knight star 5

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    should I use PHP or CGI

    CGI isn't a language. It's a gateway for languages. You can write a CGI application in VB, VBScript, C++, C, even PHP.

    ¤Night
     
  24. YodaJeff

    YodaJeff Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Don't forget about Perl.
     
  25. darthtuttle

    darthtuttle Jedi Master star 4

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    php, perl, or cgi
     
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