Dal wrote:@exxos: If you want to dump the phpbb database to file, I can look into migrating the structure and posts into here under its own subforum?
LaurentS wrote:Your site is really nice. I always listen Atari music when I code.
Thanks a lot.
dbsys wrote:Exxos, thanks for bringing all this up.
And thanks for rescuing Atarimusic.net from being abandoned.
For me this site still is quite a valuable resource and I am there quite often. Besides Tim´s Atari MIDI World, Atarimusic.net is one of the few other sites to go when using an Atari to make and create music based on MIDI.
Thanks for talking to Dal about possibly moving the AMN forum which contains quite important and useful knowledge about software and systems. Losing this info would be great loss for the Atari music community. So please try to keep it, either merged to here or making articles of the most important topics.
I have it in mind to mass email all members to get people back to uploading there, as people are still creating music, but its scattered over various forums and youtube, people are not using the site as a central hub for their music anymore. So there are people about, but why do they not use AMN anymore ?
If anyone reading this has known AMN for some years, how do you guys feel about a new site ? Clean slate or try and keep it looking similar to like it does now ? I don't want to get into the situation where people think "this is not AMN anymore", but the site has to get updated at some point.
While joomla is nice for creating sites easily, when you need to change something pretty simple like that, its practically impossible as your basically forced to use plugins how the author wants you to use them, not do "anything more". So other than hacking about php files for days, it just got the point where time would be better spent on writing a new "engine" for the site. I've never been a fan of these "easy site tools" because in the long run, it just creates more work. When things do go wrong, its hard to get help, and some extensions dont help unless you basically pay for tech support. Which is fine, but I don't really feel inclined to pay someone to fix bugs in their own code. I've never been a fan of such "frameworks" it always ends up being impossible to work with.
schmudde wrote:I'm a little confused. Are you staying with Joomla for your CMS? You seem pretty unhappy with it. I'm guessing starting over on Drupal or Wordpress isn't the way you want to go.
Dal wrote:This seems like a lot of work for what amounts to a preservation exercise. Surely it would be better to stick with Joomla (which is a fine CMS, btw)?
I'd be tempted to backup the content and merge it into a fresh Joomla instance with the latest version then work from there.
applecrypt wrote:Chris, this is excellent and thank you for your commitment here. Appreciated, allow me to buy you a beer
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