Martin Truckenbrodt wrote:
check the Full Album Pack for more features that could be included. FAP is based on Smartor's album.
The last update for Smartor's ahs been pulished only some months ago. So it's not dead
IMO I would be better to validate the FAP into the MOD database.
The second popular album for phpBB is coppermine.
You posted a similar answer to the gallery topic (http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopi ... 0&t=544915
). Did you really mean to post this here?
But you could indeed adapt some features from photo gallery scripts:
4. recent comments
5. best rated
6. most viewed
7. recent posted
8. favorite events (either private view or public view)
11. display random event on index (maybe limited to upcoming events)
12. recommend event by email to other people
My calendar' s month overview displays every birthday on a single day (eg user a 25 years, user b 33 years, etc). This slows down the calendar a lot. The inbuilt vbulletin calendar only shows every single birthday if that day has less than 5 birthdays. If there are more it just tells you the amount of birthdays as a link, which takes you to the day overview where every single birthday is displayed.
I just found another cool feature. List all topics created in that month or day. You can see an example here:
I think this should be displayed similar to birthdays. If there are more topics than a given number, the month overview should only display the amount of created topics. If there are only a few topics the topic titles should be displayed.
Normal calendar vs topic calendar
The more I think about topic calendar vs normal calendar, the more I lean towards normal calendar. I think it is just a waste of disk space to have both in one table and it probably has a negative performance impact.
My forum for instance has more than 2000 topics, but not even 100 are events. So each time the calendar wants to pull the upcoming events, the script has to look through 1900 unnecessary rows.
Moreover I have additional fields for creating events (where does the event take place (required field), how much is the admission fee (required) and are their any specials (optional field). These three fields are definately not needed for normal events. I have made one forum an event forum to be able to check whether the additional event fields are needed while posting. So there is only one forum for events and 30 for normal topics, but the script has to run the queries on every new topic, too.