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EVE-Online RP Discussion and Resources => EVE Guides, Mechanics & Gameplay => Topic started by: Mitara Newelle on 25 Nov 2015, 10:27
I just saw a link on the EVE forums - "Create Corporate Forums"
How long has this been a thing? Would be nice for startups to no have to deal with hosting and having access already baked in.
They have been a thing since CCP switched to the forum software they're using, so... quite a few years old at this point.
I'm actually sorta curious on how much they get used.
Corp must have at least 10 members to activate one, and considering the ease of making a forum literally anywhere else I doubt they're that popular.
If they're anywhere near as horribly broken as the official boards, I don't really see why anyone'd use them. I'd set up a forum of my own instead, and I'm php/css illiterate to the point of retardation.
That's pretty much why I was wondering on the metrics of their actual use.
AFAIK you get like, 2-3 subsections, one for directors, and then 2 for everyone. Not much customization - can't add/remove subsections, etc. etc... and once you set them up you can't get rid of them either.
Better to just set up forums somewhere else, generally.
Yeah, when I set up a website for the FFXIV Free Company, it was cheap and easy to get a very workable website running. Forums, event calendars, a nice front page, good controls for security etc, comms integration, art galleries, live feeds/chats, and more for a quite reasonable price per month. Can't recall what service I used, but I suspect it was Guildlaunch or another of the usual suspects.
Not sure if they have tools for user verification through Eve login, but it shouldn't be too hard to magic together for someone not quite as coding illiterate as myself. Granted, if you -are- good at it, you can probably set it up entirely without these services too.
Wow, been awhile then, ha! Agreed it would be interesting to see metrics on their use, Morwen.