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Old 06-17-2007, 03:19 PM
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Hi guys hearing very good comments on GARS and am considering purchasing it however so far I've not been able to see any examples of it in action.

We run a PDA based site offering news and reviews to our readership - using vBadvanced as a front end at the moment.

Examples therefore needed to see if GARS would suit us and prove useful.

Looking forward to any tips / advice.

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Here is a similar thread with some links

http://www.thevbgeek.com/showthread.php?t=3217
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:10 PM
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Cheers - rom what I am seeing then GARS allows oen to write articles within caegories and display those articles in various formats along side a mini thumbnail which can be set to be within a certain width / height boundary?
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Cheers - from what I am seeing then GARS allows oen to write articles within caegories and display those articles in various formats along side a mini thumbnail which can be set to be within a certain width / height boundary?
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Among other things
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Old 06-20-2007, 05:58 AM
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Is there a definative list anywhre? I think the product may be of use to us but until we know exactly what it can do....
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Not particularly... GARS is a pretty massive add on and allows you to tweak your forums into so many ways that it would be impossible to create a definitive list of what can be achieved

If you check out the documentation wiki, it will give you an idea.

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Old 06-20-2007, 05:11 PM
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Okay read through the Wiki and am a bit wiser

Long and short of it though we'll be looking to achieve:

- Integrate with vBadvanced for publishing news and reviews
- Be able to pick posts from various Reviews forums for posting in vBA
- Be able to pick news posts from various forums for posting in vBA
- Gain ability for the article editor to add a header image for headlining the article within vBa
- Avoid complex template edits which will make it difficult to upgrade vB
- Gain an imporved editor with decent formating (image justifying, tables, etc)
- Global integration within vB for navigation, etc, without the pain of vBa taking control of templates and damaging the underlying code.
- Initially GARS adn it to have no impact on the forum/vBadvance structure at all until configured to do so.

So can any of this be achieved?
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Sure, there is a free addon for vba which should achieve most of what youre after as far as integration.
You shouldnt need any template edits, anything you can do in vB (bbcode, attachments, usergroup permissions, etc...) are all there.

So in a nut hell I would say yes
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Old 06-21-2007, 05:10 PM
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Sounds good to me one order will be placed shortly.

Easy to install I hope?
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