Survivalmonkey Resource Manager

Discussion in 'Resource Discussions' started by melbo, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    We've been in the process of trying to consolidate our collection of files since our move from the old forum software. We purchased the xenforo Resource Manager at a pre sale last year but have been putting off the tedious job of moving everything into it.

    Yesterday we moved 40+ threads (by hand) and the results are pretty slick so far.

    Each thread in Survival Downloads is now becoming a Resource here: Resources | Survival Monkey Forums which is also a tab in the navigation bar at the top of any page. The old Survival Downloads Forum is now closed to 'New Threads' so please use the RM for all future uploads. (a nod to @Dont). Please experiment and let me know if you run into any problems

    When you open a Resource or the discussion thread associated with it, you see that you can toggle back and forth between the 2 with the tabs at the top of that post:

    The 'resource' view
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    The 'discussion' view
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    The category list will allow you to quickly locate items of interest.
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    The review system is great and we encourage you to use it. You select a rating and enter some review text which displays in a few different areas:
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    Here's the review displayed at the bottom of the page.

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    Last edited: Jan 8, 2014
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    A great new tool.... [winkthumb]
    Now I just need to allocate some time to start reading each item....
     
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  3. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    FINALLY! ;)
     
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  4. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Yes, lol. You don't know how hard I've been putting this off...

    @Brokor Please let me know if we need any category changes, additions, deletions, renamings, etc.
     
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  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Oh yeah, in the How To's category, there is an option to not upload a file which then makes the body of the post the 'resource'.
    So you could create a 'How To' on making a leather sheath as a resource.

    We are going to be pretty well organized in another week or 2
     
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  6. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Thankyou for your efforts melbo. As tedious as the process may be, we will all benefit from it, and it will make posting, finding, and evaluating reference resources so much easier.
     
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  7. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Thanks @melbo for all your hard work..
     
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  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I've never seen a site, where the boss works as hard to make things run smoothly. Your efforts are appreciated, and I like it here.
     
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  9. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Thank you so much Melbo!
     
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  10. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'd prefer to be referred to as the Facilitator...
    There are many others here that do much more and on a more consistent basis than me.

    Our quest is for SM to be the information archive for all things survival. This means that files should always be available, images should never go bad and links should always be good. We also strive to make the site an enjoyable place for our members.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2014
  11. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Well in that case, I may try and upload some more info that someone may find interesting.. As soon as I get sufficient privileges..
    Feel sorta like the gray headed step child...
     
  12. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks flatulator :)
     
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  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    You don't have permissions to upload? You should.

    Resources | Survival Monkey Forums Add Resource

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  14. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Has to be he's trying to up load Porn again to the server...biglaff
     
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  15. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I may have confused people with the fact that the 'old' Downloads forum is closed to new threads. All new file Resources now get entered through the Resource Manager and it creates a new thread automatically in what was formerly called Survival Downloads and is now called Resource Discussions

    input and output:
    Resources | Survival Monkey Forums

    secondary output:
    Resource Discussions | Survival Monkey Forums
     
  16. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Bottom right corner... It's ok, Honest.. I do not really feel picked on, (I say as I sit in a corner)..
     

    Attached Files:

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  17. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  18. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Oh... OK...
    Putting a list together for up load...
     
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  19. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    If you have any trouble figuring anything out, please ask [beer]
     
  20. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    I have proven myself good at coming with hat in hand seeking help...
     
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