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How Can I Help Admins?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by =MGN=RedEagle, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    The web is a pretty awesome place with awesome people (including the community here at XF). I want to give back to the admin community a little and create something which many admins can enjoy.

    I am looking to create something like a free website template or something which many can pass on and many will be helped by. I am also looking for something which will not need to be updated very often. I was thinking a WordPress template but those need to be updated.

    What is something all community Admins love and need that I could build for them?
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  2. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    It's awesome people like Mozilla and Wikipedia that make the web so awesome... who here agrees?
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  3. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    Whatever you feel you would do best at is normally a good start.

    But if you really want to make something for the community, while also including your love for XenForo with Mozilla .....

    Why not a Mozilla Persona add-on?


    Would love to be able to allow people to register and join using this :)
  4. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Very awesome idea. One thing though, I kinda want to appeal to a larger audience.
  5. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    An add-on which would allow for people to sign-in / register without using social media, based upon an OpenID concept would appeal to more people than a skin / theme / style
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  6. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I am thinking a non-xenforo thing since only some people use xf. Thanks though for all brainstorming help.
  7. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I am looking for something which most admins use even if they use many platforms.
  8. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

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  9. Moses

    Moses Well-Known Member

    Nuclear Fusion would be immensely useful
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  10. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm, interesting thought. Maybe tutorials on how admins can make money on their forums?
  11. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I'll leave that to a mad scientist.
  12. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I am really stumped, can't think of anything which would provide value if it was not updated often.
  13. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    Well I have always wanted an instant messenger I can integrate with XF
    So it has a desktop client to download
    For quick exchanges and site support
  14. Sador

    Sador Well-Known Member

    Hmm a browser based on XenForo's user comfort and speed... hmmmmm.*dreams*
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  15. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Ooo, that is really a great idea as I have been looking for something like that myself. Might need to be updated though.
  16. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    That would be awesome... little out of my league though!
  17. Teapot

    Teapot Well-Known Member

    If I may be so bold as to make a suggestion: A good way to reduce the work you'd have to do is to use the open source Jabber IM protocol - that'll mean you can use most pre-existing IM clients (nearly all multi-IM desktop clients will support Jabber), and not have to deal with the actual IM side of things at all, just the XenForo integration. Personally, I'd love a Jabber-based live feed of what was happening on my forums, and the ability to IM people on my site would be really rather cool. Colour me interested!
  18. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    I think some good admin tutorial could have the most far-reaching effect as they could apply to admins in general (not just XF users). I also will not need to keep maintaining it. Still brainstorming though. Let me know if you have any ideas.

    Three requirements:
    Helps admins
    Does not need to be maintained (just in case I get busy I would like the product to keep being useful)
    Can help many admins (not just XF users).
  19. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    It sounds more like you want somebody to give you an idea for the "next big thing", rather than "give back to the community".
  20. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Well I plan to give it away for free.

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