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#1 2018-06-19 20:41:14

jburk
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Help maintain New Mars Forums!

Hi all,

I'm James Burk, the IT Director for the Mars Society.  We'd love to get your help with maintaining the forums. We are an all-volunteer staff and could use technical help with updates to FluxBB and overall improvements to the domain newmars.com.  It would be great to build out newmars.com to be a news-worthy website with original writings about sending people to Mars.  If you would like to work on that, or help us to maintain the FluxBB forums, please drop me an email:  jburk@marssociety.org

Thanks,


James Burk | Webmaster & IT Director | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

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#2 2018-06-20 05:06:23

kbd512
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

What kind of help do you need?

I've done extensive work on SQL Server and Oracle databases.  I've done Java and C# web application programming in the past, but I'd need a week or so to bring myself back up to speed.  I mainly do pl/sql programming, performance tuning, and data analytics these days.  Without knowing specifically what you need, it'd be hard to know if I can actually help.

I've always wanted to write a useful web app, instead of the play things I've built in the past to entertain myself, that uses an object database.  I can explain why that would be particularly useful, if the concept is not well understood.

Edit: A really useful feature would be the ability to have livestream so we can actually talk to each other instead of simply writing to each other.  I think a lot gets lost in translation.

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#3 2018-06-20 17:17:00

SpaceNut
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

I would agree that you are a good fit to the task as I am just a hack at all of those and would need quite a bit more help.
I do hope that you have the time to devote to the cause and of course you have my vote as it is needed to help maintain this site in good working order as we have a lot to lose if it should go down again.

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#4 2018-06-20 19:54:51

kbd512
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

I sent a PM to you.  I tried to call JBurk to get more info about what was required, but no dice.  I'm reading about FluxBB so I can understand how it works.

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#5 2018-06-20 20:52:23

SpaceNut
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

The functions of edit, post, quote, create a new topic are all scripts that are part of the free program that sends the data to the sql data base.

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#6 2018-06-21 21:47:58

JoshNH4H
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

I don't have much skill with regards to programming or site design but I would be glad to write an essay or article for the site, perhaps as a weekly or semiweekly column, if you're looking for content


-Josh

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#7 2018-06-22 17:25:39

SpaceNut
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

I would love to see a topic round up with they way some of our topics stray but end up with an even better discussion. Such as the solar on mars we just went through due to the dust storm....

Kbd512 I did send an email to Jburk as well.

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#8 2018-07-05 19:33:30

jburk
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

Thanks to Danny Murawsky for fixing our CAPTCHA.  New user registrations are back up!!


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#9 2018-07-22 20:42:10

kbd512
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Re: Help maintain New Mars Forums!

jburk,

I responded back to your E-mail stating that I would do whatever you wanted me to do to help maintain the forum, but never received a response back afterwards.

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