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Literary Chat

Started by baldur2630, November 10, 2021, 06:38:06 AM

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baldur2630

We have a small group of people who want a platform to share each other's writings and discuss problems. There are existing forums but all are heavily censored.

This forum will be closed to members only. It's behind a firewall and it will be on a server in my office.

I already have an SMF Forum, but nothing like this.

Can anyone give suggestions as to modules needed, What would be a good theme for Fiction Writers and novelists? How big can I make attachments (reasonable - say a 3,000-word chapter of a novel?

All suggestions are appreciated.

landyvlad

There are various optiosn depending how you want to manage it.

You could use the articles feature in TinyPortal  https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=97  That would certainly give a much better look than simply having attachments and would keep people looking at it on the forum.

You could us SMF Hacks Download system https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=992 which allows people to upload and download files. The pro version gives you more options and control over permissions etc. http://www.smfhacks.com/download-system-pro.php

As far as themes are concerned there's not really anything specifically for a literary thing - it's more about the look generally. Just have a look in the themes are and see what you like.

Also checkout here as I am using this feather theme. https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=579216.0
by https://www.idesignsmf.com

Here's a forum I am building using that theme.
https://www.ytyak.com


Also if the forum is in English language - count me in :)

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Kindred

There used to be an authors/writing chapters mod..   have to see if I can track it down
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Diego Andrés

This one is a bit old, but used hooks so might still work for the most part

https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=3741

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shadav

there's a fan fiction system mod: https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=3741
[edit] diego beat me to it

Kindred

Yup, that was it. We used a tweaked version on a forum I used for game plot writing
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