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  1. Jaycen
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    29 Dec 2008
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    Any plans to add forum functions such as?:

    Sticky threads
    Locked threads
    Move thread
    Shadow Topics
    User Administration

    I'm the guy who has to manage our forums, and I've done so for years on other platforms, but there's a desire to use sitefinity's forums for our website.  I have no intention of diving into developing something and the guy who's doing most of the work doesn't have time to mess with it.  Based on what I'm seeing so far, I'm not sure why we aren't going with something else (at least for forums) that isn't more of an off-the-shelf setup.
  2. Jaycen
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    Re-reading my last post, I realize I sounded a little snarky.

    I'm really happy with our webpages, and most of the functionality for editing and adding content.  It's slick enough.

    As for the forums, though, it seems like you've got this great framework, but haven't put in the GUI stuff for the ASP-tarded guys like me who have to use the software at a very high level.  Is this on someone's "I'd love to get around to this" list?  Or was the intent to simply create the sandbox and let the developers/users play?

    I've used and moderated forums for a decade, particularly in regards to on-line gaming communities.  When you deal with people in all age ranges, from around the world, and it's through the context of a message forum, you come to realize how critical the functions I listed above are to the forum.

    PHPBB2 is the standard by which I measure forums.  After using/moderating them, I started setting my own up, which is saying something considering my level of internet/networking savvy.

    We put our forums up today using sitefinity, and I'm very fearful that someone (or some spambot) is going to do something inappropriate and we won't have the ability to do much about it.  I need to be capable of moderating a set of message boards from home without the need to get my developer involved.
  3. Georgi
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    Hi Jaycen,

    It is really more like a sandbox for the developers, but we try to provide as much functionality out of the box as possible.
    Most of the features you counted are going to be included in Sitefinity 4.0.

    Greetings,
    Georgi
    the Telerik team

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  4. Jaycen
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    That's the impression I was getting.

    Great to hear about 4.0.  I'll look forward to the release!

    Thanks!
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