I was just looking to edit my profile information, I saw someone on here had a "joined date" and when I looked at my page it didn't. It was marked with an *asterisk but it let me choose my own date.
Will this be unchangeable/automatic once this community is launched?
hey folks - thank you for all the great feedback here and on that google doc - im excited about everything we got going so far, can you imagine how crazy this place is about to get once we open it up? - and as for the boards situation, after a lot of thought and discussion, we are making the executive decision to embed a "classic" full featured board within this site, which would in effect make this current board hidden - maybe a mod only place for strategy discussion???? or we just mothball it entirely untill/unless ning has all the stuff we need board-wise. Its a shame because in every other department, the site system is dope as hell, and we were under the strong impression that it was no prob to add any feature board-wise. looks like thats not quite the case - at least not yet. So we're thus doing the right thing from the get go and going for the embed-a-perfect-board style. Anyway this change will probably be implemented in the next 24 hours, and we def wont do a hard site launch till its up and running smooth. Youll all be mods on it too of course. (ideally it would be totally integrated, but we can get it close enough so it wont be a pain to register/ login to the site and the board). This process raises a bunch of questions in my head about registration stuff (making it mesh with the ning deal, having same usernames etc) but we'll sort it out and make it great. keep the ideas flowing and keep an open mind!
and as for the several awesome threads we already got going here, lets not lose them when we embed the 'final' board. At the very least we got to repost em if need be, they are too great to lose.
If you go third party, leaving this hidden for private discussion sounds like a great idea. Holy crap its hard to type at length on this phone so I will go actually do my job now :)