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[identity profile] fiddlingfrog.livejournal.com
If you're reading this then maybe I've asked you for some input, or maybe you've just stumbled across this project by accident. Either way, let me lay it out for you.

What I'd like to do is create a LiveJournal layout that emulates an online forum, similar to mvnForum or phpBB. The idea is to create a brief listing of threads, with subject, author, number of replies and maybe a small snippet from the beginning of the entry, and then let each reader visit the entry in full along with all it's comments on a separate page.

I'd also like to implement other standard forum features such as subforums and stickythreads, jumping to a particular page of a thread from the main list, and others. I'd particularly like to make the header section of each page link to relevant sections for each community member.

I'm reasonably proficient with CSS and Livejournal S2, but I figured that by laying out my notes in public I could possibly get some help and ideas from other layout creators, community moderators, and others who would benefit from the completion of this project. Feel free to comment here, or on some of the more specialized threads, if you've got any ideas you'd like to share.

Example layout:
Header
Subforum 1
Subforum 2
Subforum 3
Stickythread 1
Snippet of the entry
Stickythread 2
Snippet of the entry
Stickythread 3
Snippet of the entry
Thread Author Date/time Replies
IconThread Title 1
Snippet of entry
Author 1Time of postNumber of replies
Link to individual pages?
IconThread Title 2
Snippet of entry
Author 2Time of postNumber of replies
Link to individual pages?
IconThread Title 3
Snippet of entry
Author 3Time of postNumber of replies
Link to individual pages?
IconThread Title 4
Snippet of entry
Author 4Time of postNumber of replies
Link to individual pages?
IconThread Title 5
Snippet of entry
Author 5Time of postNumber of replies
Link to individual pages?
IconThread Title 6
Snippet of entry
Author 6Time of postNumber of replies
Link to individual pages?

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